* Posts by John_3_16

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The sad state of Linux desktop diversity: 21 environments, just 2 designs

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Re: The curse of overchoice

I chose Zorin 16.1 for ease of use, drivers, historic live support & Windows compatibility. I have programs & files I wish/need to keep. Downloaded free version & made DVD boot disk for my Win7 laptop. Worked 1st try & every try. Using it now for learning the OS before buying the Pro. Willing to support the cause & future. When my Win7 version blows up I will be done with M$ after decades of use. I hope to support Zorin for the next 30 years.

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Change just to change?

I am on a Win7 fully updated well protected system. 32/64 bit duel CPU. Max RAM. Everything I need & want to do is completely possible on my system & comfortably familiar & easy.

I don't want or need the change. M$ has decided for decades this does not matter. Their users do not matter. My experience with Mozilla Firefox is the same. They are now trying with every update to be a Chrome clone & forcing it on every user because security updates can only be added with these "changes" for change.

I agree that duplication is wasting talent. But that is true with the entire Ubuntu Linux Unity GNOME universe. All of the forks resulting from one change or another. A lot of wasted talent if we use your observation. Converting Unix to a PC platform & updating for security & tech changes would have been fine. Right?

You are the one upset. Zorin 16.1 is my backup OS when Win7 blows up. Why? For the very reasons you describe as "negative". My last version of M$ after decades of use; from their very 1st to now. To demonstrate my own adversity to change I choose the most Windows-like OS I can find with the hope it will be with me for the rest of my time in this world. Just say'n!

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Mozilla browser Firefox hits the big 100

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Re: a fool's interjection of politics

I have to agree. Seems like last couple of years Moz has been on a "Chrome Look-alike" campaign. Not sure why. They have an insane desire to fix/change things that work perfectly & are satisfactory to users. Rounded corners & menus you can't read. Download popups for every download. GUI change via update rather than by personal user choice. Printer functions now hidden because new looks/works like Google Chrome.

I have a secondary browser, Ungoogled-Chrome. I find myself using it more & more as Mozilla continues to tear the arms & legs off of FF. I was alerted to the availability to v100.0 2 days ago. Checking through the changes I noticed they have once again unnecessarily screwed with the menus. Will wait until I find a fix that blocks &/or repairs the updates before downloading it.

Seems I spend more & more time with each update looking for repairs & patches to reverse updates. Would love to see updates in 2 versions; one for fixes & security patches & a second for Google Chrome aesthetics. Let me stay safe while ignoring the rantings of those at Mozzilla who kneel several times a day on their rugs towards California praying to their cult leader Google.

How do you find so many skilled people with the dexterity to place their heads inside their anal cavities for long periods at a time? Mystery to me. ¯\_( ツ )_/¯

Heaps of tweaks and improvements incoming with GNOME 42

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Re: Progress; Re:Progress [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)̲̅$̲̅]

[̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ)̲̅$̲̅] The Register articles on Zorin OS & Pro... [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ)̲̅$̲̅]

https://www.theregister.com/2021/08/10/zorin_os_16_pro/

https://www.theregister.com/2022/03/12/zorin_16_1_released/

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Re: Progress; Re:Progress [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)̲̅$̲̅]

Using Win7 updated right now & a boot DVD version of Zorin OS. I really like the flexibility this version gives you. And really like the stability from design/function side. https://zorin.com/os/

Mozilla Firefox browser has started this campaign of becoming a Chrome clone & makes changes to functions that users already like & are use to. Changes the GUI to match Chrome. We are forced to search out workarounds to return to what we like/want. Mozilla is silent to our comments. A lot of us chose FF because it was NOT Google Chrome. Have downloaded & am using Ungoogled Chrome just in case Mozilla stays stupid.

Sounds like GNOME 42 is headed in the same direction. A Google/Chrome/Windows clone. Only with ZERO options. You either like/accept the changes or you are free to choose another version.

I like Win7 & Zorin OS. I am done with M$ after Win7. Will be buying Zorin OS Pro version just so I can give some financial support to developers. Their current work & future plans match what I want in an OS. Definitely NOT change for changes sake. If it ain't broke then DON'T fix it. Include options that keep the current users happy & new options to attract the new crowd. The KEY is don't FORCE change on happy users. Listen to them first. Either/or will lose one side or the other. Both gives them options that keep them using.

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Red Hat effort to shut down WeMakeFedora.org deemed harassment

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I could be CONFUSED butt...

I heard "gay" mentioned & "red hat" & "fedora" & "sealioning" & someone was "banned".

Maybe the resulting friction was due to sexual confusion & mixed messages? You can be killed in prison for a pack of smokes. Life can be even cheaper on the outside. Many folks have been killed by scorned lovers even if the intended victim is completely unaware of the others confusion.

Could the use of the term red hat/fedora in a url send a mixed message like tapping your foot in a stall while taking a shite? Since real facts are not available then I guess any supposition is possible. Good thing a real court stepped in to prevent this murder of a total innocent by someone suffering under delusional thinking.

I mean get some therapy already. I heard from a reliable source that God might wear a red hat/fedora on judgement day & this delusion will not be a popular offense/defense there either. Just say'n... [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)̲̅$̲̅]

How legacy IPv6 addresses can spoil your network privacy

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YAWN...

Really thought this was a game changer till I read it. What possible good is it to back trace 1,000,000 plus networks to find a TV with 1 identical byte of info both days to prove the connecting computer/tablet/phone might be on the same network? How do you monetize that?

My system is VPN protected. Right now it double hops through Cleveland & New York. Both have multiple services available that are assigned to control traffic. My traffic flows through my VPN firewall then through my system firewall & finally through my router firewall. Testing my privacy has shown all is dark on the hardware side & the few identifiers available after the double hop are shown as weakness except for the fact the testing site does not know that bit of info is all false.

Can't see how this byte of info can possibly hurt me. I still have contact with my banks, investment firms & medical locations. I do need to pass extra security 2FA but it is worth it knowing they can recognize that I am in New York & not at home; NOT. Privacy is possible but you need to work for it. YAWN... Bedtime. [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿)̲̅$̲̅]

‘Precursor malware’ infection may be sign you're about to get ransomware, says startup

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Almost mind numbing...

I have a top of the charts real time AV that includes regular scans for the malware mentioned & ransomware. I have a dedicated real time ransom scanner that is more AI oriented & compatible with my AV. I also have 2 manuel scanners; one is for anything & everything; the other is not virus oriented but spyware, adware, malware & PUPs. Update & run weekly. Scheduled runs of first plus their real time protection.

Have had my a$$ saved on numerous occasions because of being security heavy. Security Apps in browsers & security set in my VPN. VPN firewall through my system firewall through my router firewall has always been plenty.

I don't have any money to give the ransomware attackers. I do have weekly ISO backups. I do visit the occasional sketchy website or two.

It confounds me to think governments & companies would not do the same. I am using Windows 7 & it is currently COMPLETELY up to date. I stay updated on current status of security systems. Most who get hit are not updating or using incomplete security systems for their networks. Boggles the mind that they are willing to spend that kind of money on a flier that you may or may not get your data back.

Hire a person &/or persons whose job it is to protect you at all levels & update as they are made available. Laziness is unforgivable. Gambling with the company assets is unforgivable. [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿)̲̅$̲̅]

Distributor dumps Kaspersky to show solidarity with Ukraine

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Re: J'accuse...!

Cuba, Vietnam, Iraq, Black Ops to kill one leader to seat a chosen one, etc. Russia is our enemy. So their enemy becomes a friend sort of. China is our enemy sort of. But they own us sort of.

How many military actions have we taken on our own without invites? Did we ask China or Russia how they felt about it first? If we attacked Mexico on our border do you think the world would sanction us? No. Russia & China would smuggle in arms & supplies BUT would not send troops. Are we doing that now?

All in the eyes of the beholder. Kaspersky AV has given full access to audit its software. I am sure if Russia tried using it that one or more nations would quickly spot it.

I did not stop eating hot dogs to support the innocents we made war against. We beat Japan & Cuba. The others, not so much. With the world's help maybe Ukraine survives, even wins. I will keep using KAV.

If you are interested in global spy networks we created/joined then check out

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Eyes#Fourteen_Eyes

Be aware or be a victim. God help us all.

John_3_16
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Spy vs Spy?

You mean Americans should close all accounts where we use phones, tablets &/or computers? It is a fact that the government has back doors into every communications company in the USA as well as similar agreements with many participating countries like Germany & Canada to spy on ALL of our communications any time they want to. No warrant required. NSA & CIA are only 2 of the many "letters" spying on citizens to fill the trillion dollar server farms built strictly for this purpose.

If you want to get a huge reaction convince everyone to use encryption for their emails & calls. The government would outlaw it via terrorism courts & it would die. Do you really think we are not constantly being watched or listened to? Come on... It is not paranoia if it is really happening. [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ)̲̅$̲̅]

Weibo faces US stock exchange delisting

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Saying IS NOT doing. Telling IS NOT making.

So far just more words. Nothing happens until this time 2024. Then the new president extends the deadlines for Munger who owns BABA VIE company in the Cayman's.

It is never what they say. It is ALWAYS what they do or don't do. Wait for the actions, then buy. Lot of negative price dropping crap can happen in 3 years.

God bless. [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ)̲̅$̲̅]

FYI: If the latest Windows 11 really wants to use Edge, it will use Edge no matter what

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I like FREEDOM to make my own choices!

Not hearing anything for years that makes me want to update my Win7 machine to anything but Ubuntu/Linux based OS. I hate spyware & adware. Every commercial on TV now is a full blown infomercial. "Dynamite" from a 70 year old pushing SSA insurance on every channel makes me rage!

Learned to program on the very first laptops with Apple dos & CPM using serial tape. Used UNIX & Cobol & FORTH on mini mainframes that used 75 pound disks & punch cards. Every line of code = 1 card. Don't drop them on the way to the reader. Fond memories.

Retired now & use my laptop for investing & other financial pursuits as well as streaming & personal research. Video conferencing with the Dr. & family. Email, etc. I am way too old for this Win10 & Win11 spyware/slave crap. When my Win7 machine becomes too unstable or unsafe then I will be making the transition.

Slack & Crossover are my top contenders. Will want to keep apps I have used for years so they will determine my OS choice. Currently I am using Linux interchangeably with Win7. My goto browser has been Firefox but also using Ungoogled Chrome 50% of the time. Firefox is losing users with every update as they have got MS update disease. They change your settings, eliminate useful functions & force these decisions on users without warning. Sound familiar? M$ tried to force feed me Edge on Win7 thru updates but I hid it to eliminate nagware. Hitler today would have run a M$ or Google. Far more power & influence than any single country. More money, too!

Anyone wanting to check out Ungoogled Chromium just use your fav search engine.

To Hades with them all. Long live opensource & free choice! ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

This JavaScript scanner hunts down malware in libraries

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Re: Question for ElReg commenters

Article indicates still in beta test stage. Other tools are being tested/added. If it works as described & better than everything else then the only issue is how valuable your organization's info is to your pocketbook.

Russia, China, North Korea, Iran & so many others hope it is never used. For me it is well worth checking out.

Thank you for the article & those who created & are testing the scanner. Free protection that works is always welcome.

Dark-mode Task Manager unveiled by original's creator

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FYI... And free!

I use Process Hacker 2... Used Process Hacker for years & always satisfied. No need for anything new from M$ including 10 or 11. I will navigate to Linux/Ubuntu if Win7 fails me. My updates continue to the very last day. Nuff said there. After that I will continue with what I have until I cannot. Then I will choose my new OS from those freely available. Not afraid to learn something new. My backup is controlled via DVD installed Linux. Exposure there is positive. Small, fast & error free so far. No problems accessing/using my multi-terabyte USB drives, my 1Tb SSD or fitting nicely in my 32 gig of RAM. My system is a 32/64 bit processor running Win7 Home Premium.

I originally chose Process Hacker over Task Manager a couple of W$ OSes ago. More versatile & faster. More process/disk/networking info. Supports Vista, XP, 7, 8 & 10... Continues to be updated & improved. Check out: https://processhacker.sourceforge.io/

Microsoft patches the patch that broke VPNs, Hyper-V, and left servers in boot loops

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2201010001 could not be stored into a signed 32-bit integer...

Guess everyone must bow to progress eventually. My Win7 is 32/64 bit with 64 bit in charge. Beats using a legal pad for all of that data storage. 1Tb SSD with 16 gigs of ram. Trying to outrun M$ OSes as hard as possible. Linux/Ubuntu are my future. NOT M$ 10 or 11... Too old & tired to deal with anything M$ calls "new & better".

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Re: An ElReg prediction came true...

Just in time for the next update that destroys more than it fixes. Job security for some; insanity for the rest. Always waiting 7-10 days for my Home Premium Win7 updates. Hoping borks are noticed & updates updated before I download & install.

Yes. Security be damned until then. My own security is great. No negative results from waiting for last 15 years. And no change in my zero trust of M$ in those years either. Will use Win7 until I absolutely cannot. Then will convert 100% to Linux/Ubuntu. Already running & using as my backup for backups to M$...

Foxstuck: Firefox browser bug boots legions of users offline

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My backup & 2nd option is Ungoogled-chromium...

My FF was not affected as I have the voluntary BS turned off as well.

Ungoogled-chromium (64bit) is my backup browser & IE11 for M$ downloads fully updated as possible.

I don't know the rules for links but I will try here. It is possible to download & run an update program. And you have the ability to access the Google app store without logging in & download apps you trust. Kind of what FF should do. As time goes on I think FF will stray further & further away from the users wishes. Hard to find a computer today that is not filled with commercial & government spyware.

Download page for (Ungoogled Chromium)

MarmadukeDownloadLatestStableUngoogledChromium binaries (64-bit and 32-bit)

https://chromium.woolyss.com/#updaters https://chromium.woolyss.com/

Installation Guide for (Ungoogled Chromium)

https://avoidthehack.com/how-to-install-configure-ungoogled-chromium

(Ungoogled Chromium) extensions (Once installed just pick/install extensions normally)

https://avoidthehack.com/manually-install-extensions-ungoogled-chromium

Chromium Web Store for using Google Extension store/downloads wihout logging in. Just go there & install from within Ungoogled Chrome browser normally...

https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store/releases/tag/v1.1.1 LATEST .crx file

auto updates from browser as well as all other extensions...

Profiles Instructions

https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/transfer-chrome-profile-another-computer/

Windows XP@20: From the killer of ME to banging out patches for yet another vulnerability

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Anonymous Coward

I have an old machine still used for games that runs CPM & loads from floppies or cassettes. Two other machines running W98 & XP3. I have an older laptop that boots using DOS6 disk. And this laptop using Win7 fully updated till the last day. Thank goodness for the hacks that made/make that possible. I also dabble with Linux since that will be my next OS after Win7 breathes it's last for me.

Not interested in what the newest Win?? has to offer. Life is too short & I am too old. Less stress the better. Kind of like being married & divorced too many times. Just reach a point where it is not worth it any longer.

Think I am good through 2025++ then we will see.

12-year-old revives Unity desktop, develops software repo client, builds gaming environment for Ubuntu...

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Re: Your reporter was very fond of Unity

You misspelled "therefor". Therefore, I am revoking your right to force yourself on us!

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Headmaster

Re: Already better than successful

You mean everyone in school should get A's so no-one "feels" bad? What a load of horse manure. Eliminate words like losers & winners because in Russia & China everyone is the "same"? Life is not based on some socialist dream world. Evil & good exist side-by-side, often in the same person.

Humans are flawed & every government on earth is corrupt. This young person has been blessed (cursed?) with a huge mind & personality. Feeding him all of that "feel good" crap will leave him homeless & talking to the voices in his head.

Too much evil in the world to pretend it does not exist. Life is not fair. Examples are all around us. Just reading this article tells me if you try you will fail. He is smarter than most of us. Especially those with their heads in the clouds or up their butts.

He may create the AI that rules the world from an easy chair in his billion dollar mansion protected by his drones & bots. With Ubuntu/Linux; NOT MS or Google. Just say'n...

FireEye publishes details of SolarWinds hacking techniques, gives out free tool to detect signs of intrusion

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Re: Exchange on prem anyone?

Rumor has it USA government is considering moving everything to the new BABA cloud when complete. That is if they are not delisted first.

One well known 'publican Ex-president was rumored to say on the golf course that nothing could be safer than a Communist company traded through an ADR VIE whose country was besties with Russia's Putin.

Rumors continued that 40 'publican traitors still in the US Senate have all signed proposed legislation supporting their God & Ex-Commander-in-Chief 100%. Many of them supposedly have transferred all of their government data directly to Russia since the election was possibly stolen from their mega-god.

Rumors abound that they fully support turning Washington's security needs over to Russia & China, sooner than later. Supposedly, he smiled knowingly, when he heard the news & rubbed his package excitedly while trembling noticeably.

He may have claimed if elected in 2024, he is going to build a wall between us & Canada & build a bridge connecting Washington with Cuba & North Korea.

Upon hearing this, 40 senatorial traitors may have excitedly rubbed each others packages in chambers on Wednesday while trying to dry hump their 'mocratic counter parts.

Wait & see, I guess. Maybe? Could be? Rumor has it?

Windows 11 in detail: Incremental upgrade spoilt by onerous system requirements and usability mis-steps

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Happy

Don't need it, don't want it...

Win7 updated till it is not. Linux, which accomplishes same things with FAR fewer headaches. And my laptop hardware. Pleases me completely with a few updates like battery, max memory mods & doubled SSD disk. Everything I want to do is done.

Maybe something new in 2-3 years. Maybe a deal from somewhere. Will back it up, wipe it & install only what I want on it. In 2-3 years. Maybe. ;>)

Google to auto-enroll 150m users, 2m YouTubers with two-factor authentication

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Re: 'something you have'

They buy a lot of lotto tickets? Voted for Trump 2 or 3 times? Lost homes & relatives in flood plains? Lost relatives right after they shouted, "Hey, everybody, watch this!"? Sent a lot of money to African scammers? Etc. Etc. Fools & anything they have are soon parted...

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PWs are as strong as...

Flood after flood, folks still build their homes on the shores & islands of flood/storm plains. Year after year, they get killed & lose all of their property. Then, survivors, on TV, boldly declare they will stupidly rebuild. Fools soon lose everything. Google has been fleecing a lot of fools for a long time now. You can't protect someone willing to live in a trailer on the beach on the southern tip of Florida below high tide. Like strong PWs, 2FA only works for those who create strong ones. And each of their accounts has a unique one. Who gives the dark net more access than anyone to security & personal data of the common folk? Corps like Google. Governments. Hacks constantly gaining millions of folks data several times a year. 2FA will not protect you once they have the data needed to become you.

I only use 2FA for sites that force me to. I have one email service I actually use & 3 others as backup when each one locks me out due to their security errors. And 2FA. I WILL NOT give any of them my phone numbers or home address. NOT my birthday. Hackers & spammers don't need it. THAT is who gain the most from players like Google & Facebook.

What is 2SV? Google trying to rewrite & own 2FA? Read the other day about rich criminals & large Tech companies buying up huge chunks of the privacy market companies. They have their own PR companies. They have their own "comment" armies. Example. They buy 4 or 5 VPN providers. They continue to promote the protections provided. Their PR firm(s) & commenters back up the claims. They use their own audit firm to confirm the lies. What does an honest person looking for a VPN do? The crooks & spammers (U know who I mean), are backdooring & harvesting all of the data before it gets encrypted & passed on. And you don't have a clue because of the hype. It has already happened. Facebook & Google & all the others only care about more money & power.

Good read: https://blog.windscribe.com/consolidation-of-the-vpn-industry-spells-trouble-for-the-consumer-57e638634cf0/

Stay safe & God bless... John_III_XVI

Linux 5.10 to make Year 2038 problem the Year 2486 problem

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Take-over solves the problem...

When M$ absorbs Linux & renames the new step-child "M$" then it will no longer be a "Linux" problem. As we have all read this process is already being executed. I can already hear M$ saying, "Hey there, little Linux user, want some M$ candy???"...

It's 2020 and a rogue ICMPv6 network packet can pwn your Microsoft Windows machine

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Re: I wonder where the myths about IPv6 came from

Hackers experiment a lot, don't they? Hmmmm?

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Mushroom

Ahhhh, history...

Those who refuse to learn from history's mistakes are doomed to repeat them. I believe the MS mantra is that they Refuse! & that they Repeat!. Rule 1 of the company policy is that no learning from history is allowed on company time or during off hours... :) :>)

Snortical warfare: Wild boar launches amphibious assault against German beachgoers

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Re: Most Americans call people like that ...

I grew up in the south of USA. As farmers, we ate what we grew or killed. That hog would have been bled, skinned & prepared as sausages & hams before dawn the next day. Yes, as a southern survivalist, I would be considered a "redneck" in some circles. I would also be very popular if a "pandemic" made groceries unavailable. Just say'n...

God bless...

USA decides to cleanse local networks of anything Chinese under new five-point national data security plan

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Mushroom

Russia still okay?

Guess my Kaspersky AV is still safe. For now... What a putz.. Him & all his puppets. It is not other governments we need fear. The one right here could only be helped by being burnt to the ground & built completely new. Oh, wait. God has this planned in the End Times...

The Devil's in the details: Church of Satan forced to clarify that no unholy rituals taking place in SoCal forest

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Whattttt???

Are these signs any harder to believe than the speech the cheeto man T-rump gave that single handedly made the COVID disappear in one week???

Stay safe folks...

Pokémon Go players fined for breaking down-under COVID-19 lockdown rules

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Huh?

We should lend them T-rump for 6 months as their leader. He made COVID disappear in the USA with one speech. Poof. It was gone. And an empty headed army of morons still believe it. Stay safe all...

Twitter mass hacking: Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Biden, Obama, more hijacked to peddle Bitcoin scam

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One question...

Is it too late to invest???

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Suspicious

The cheeto man T-rump's account was not touched. And Putin was not mentioned either. Anyone else thinking a high powered Russian attack ordered from the USA might have just happened? Maybe a practice run for our November elections? Hmmmmm... Just say'n??? Be safe all...

As the FCC finally starts tackling its dreadful broadband maps, Georgia reveals just how bad they are

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Re: I am shocked.

Old as satan taking Eve's virginity in the garden. Liars & crooks (politicians) always react the same way when a light is shined on their activities. Do not think for a minute that politicians, cable companies and telcos aren't all in the middle of messes like this that involve big $$$.

I bet the applications to shovel coal on their heartless greedy a$$es in hell are already over flowing. This is not shocking or new. Stay safe all...

Mozilla unveils $4.99/month subscription-based VPN, says it won't hang onto user logs

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Always a fox in the hen house...

Moz is a bit late to the game @ $4.99 a month even with "no contract". What I don't trust is the USA government forcing them to do exactly what they say they won't do. There is not an ISP located in the USA that does not provide a backdoor for the government. Nor is there a communications company that does not have the same spyware for the government.

Pay the $60.00 a year if you wish to support Firefox. Not because you are getting a better product that will protect your privacy. There are better services available outside our borders at a cheaper price with larger coverage & makes the same promises. All involve a level of blind trust. I would not want T-rump babysitting my kids! Would you? Just say'n... Stay safe...

Old-school security hole perfect for worms and remote hijackings found lurking in Windows Server DNS code

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Excuse me?

Where are the Linux problems listed? Ohhh, yes, this kind of article is almost always exclusive to the M$ crowd.

Stay safe all & according to this article, M$ is not helping...

Big Tech backs colleges in war against Trump's ban on foreign students taking web-only classes mid-pandemic

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Trump has been Trumped...

This policy was rescinded earlier this week. He started a lawsuit war he could not win. All major colleges & big tech jumped in, too. Somebody smacked him in the mouth & told him he has already stacked the deck against his re-election chances. Trump decided this was a war he could not win & an army he did not want to fight with through November.

Stay safe everyone & don't listen to T-rump...

Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users. It's meant to work like that, right?

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Heck Yeah!

Stupid people with too much money doing stupid things to obtain more money.

Please pull your collective heads out of your anal cavities & remove all of the tracking/spying ad code. We can remove our blocking code & all of the regulatory laws. All we will need is an honest browser to "spy" on you to insure you don't put the code back. Doing the right thing once DOES not insure future honesty... Stupidity & greed are your only constants.

I have several apps & a blocking browser. With all of this I am still bombarded by a sea of ad trash on half of the sites I visit. FF has an audio/video blocker that is very selective. When I turn it on it does not even work on half of the sites I visit. Stupidity & greed win out. How hard is it to understand "Block All" when clicked? That is why multiple apps/browsers must be used today. None of them do what you want them to. Google, IMHO, creates & allows most of the spyware apps they make a big fuss over when they block them & remove them. This is only done when their employees have created newer more effective spyware to offer as apps. FF endorses a few apps but does nothing to see what the other apps are doing with user info they are forced to surrender to actually block audio/video ads. We can not win.

Users are simply viewed as $$$... We will never be anything more... Anyone have a view on who really writes the malware that sells the anti-virus packages? Anything out there that beats several of these requiring a pricey update is always suspect, IMHO...

Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?

John_3_16
FAIL

Re: You supported a system...

Civil War 2.0

Blacks, browns, reds, yellows & anyone not white WILL NOT be freed at the end of this one, either. To this day, they are still being murdered in full view of society & our corrupt ruling officials. Nothing ever really is done. Satan knows time is reaching its end. Only going to get worse.

Eyes on God, everyone.

John_3_16
Mushroom

Re: You supported a system...

Popular vote (majority) was AGAINST the crap slinging liar ape. Electorate voted him in. System created along with staggered congressional terms so the Repubs & Dems control who wins & loses. This country has not been a true democracy since the bill of rights was signed. Back then they used ropes & whips to choke black folks. Now it is cops boots & knees.

We have one legal chance to dump him. I have been kinda of wishing he would become his own statistic by joining the 100,00 plus stat of those murdered by him & his fellow Repubs. Satan is protecting him. And we may need to have an armed revolt when this crazed A-hole tries to cancel the election in November. Our country could do with a good house cleaning. God will not destroy the District of Columbia. Not for a little while. Once his peace plan is law between Israel & Palestine, then the beginning of the end starts & he becomes totally useless to all.

The final clock has started & even he can feel it. Sad truth is that every choice we are offered is corrupt, bought & paid for from birth. The world must reach the brink of destruction & only idiots like the politicians of the USA & the world can do that.

Enough about the immediate future. Writing about it & the crap slinger has created a desire in me to load up on bottled water, Trump paper, canned beans & rubbing alcohol. Gonna mask up & make a store run.

God help & protect us.

FYI: There are thousands of Chrome extensions with so, so many fake installations to trick you into using them

John_3_16
FAIL

I agree, Oh for Heaven's sake.

Anyone still using anything google or chrome based is begging to be taken advantage of. If you hire a pedophile to babysit your kids DO NOT be shocked when they are molested. Stupid starts with the user.

I use FF browser & apps they have cleared & continue to watch. My security apps & security software often flag & block google/chrome based apps & malware/spyware etc. Nothing they say, do or make can be trusted. NOTHING...

God protect us.

Everything OK with Microsoft? Windows giant admits it was 'on the wrong side of history' with regard to open source

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Megaphone

History repeats; full of examples...

His meager verbal admission is not a mirror into the soul of M$. American Indians, WWII Japanese Americans; our dark & tan American brothers & sisters have all been assured publicly by the powers that be that they are equal & important parts of the American Dream. After decades of committing horrific acts against all in history & many even today; we have heard minuscule apologies for the lies; theft & death forced on them as groups & individuals. Offering approbations in the form of a few thousand dollars to pay for years of torture, death & theft as if that is the going price for generations of torture & theft.

That is what I think of when I read an article like this from M$. As far as M$ is concerned, all customers are enslaved minorities to be raped, plundered & abandoned at will. Even they can't kill all of us or our freeware open-source software that, in most cases, are more reliable & one heck of a lot more user friendly. They grew from a garage startup into a monster living only for wealth, power & control over the tech world. Special place in hell for this long line of shot callers. And I don't imagine there will be any shortage of volunteers to shovel coal on top them.

Canary-build Microsoft browser blocks Microsoft extension from inflicting Microsoft search engine

John_3_16
Mushroom

M$ always looking to pick customer's pockets...

Canary blocking spyware used by Edge as some kind of test by M$ makes sense. Possibly an experiment to learn how to inject it or protect it from being noticed or removed. Using Firefox with all telemetry turned off (I hope :D) & the Duck Duck Go to privatize my search results. Occasionally use Yandex when I need a wider search. Being a Russian search engine I expect them to have everything M$ & Google have. Trust my browser, apps & AV to protect my privacy there. Bing, Google & even Yahoo have made changes that reduces the usability of their search results & displays. It is a shame that we, as Americans, are reduced to using software from across the big pond to get the results we want. Greed & power hunger seem to blind all politicians & mega-corps on this side. Little people always in a race to stay a step ahead. God bless.

Sunday: Australia is shocked UK would consider tracking mobile data to beat pandemic. Monday: Australia to deploy drone intimidation squads

John_3_16
Mushroom

We now stand on the cliff edge facing the end.

5% of the population now controls/owns 95% of the world's wealth. Greed has one particular element in its nature. That is they want the other 5%. Nothing is beyond their imaginations to use in their quest for control & ownership. Nothing. This world & its inhabitants are simply completing a journey predicted & foretold more than 3,000 years ago. Destruction, war, famine, death & false hope will lead to the end of this journey & the beginning of a much brighter happier new world.

World debt has reached a level that would require every human alive today to pay $35,000.00 each to eliminate it. That is every man, woman & child living today. Trillions more being printed & used to prop up a world economy that is shrinking with each passing moment. What happens when the bill comes due? Do you think the rich & powerful will simply wipe the slate clean & allow the rest of us to survive & start over? The entire world is in quarantine. Huge portion of which are unemployed & requiring handouts to survive day to day.

Evil vrs good. God vrs satan. And human kind, caught in the middle, learning that they have no control beyond choosing a side. Choose Jesus & live after death. Choose satan & die once; forever & forever.

I have always known & believed in God, His Son & His Spirit. Humans & satan will never solve the problems of this world. There is still time to decide. As long as one is still alive. Visit John 3:16 & follow your heart. Time is short & tomorrow may be too late. Hope & belief in Jesus Christ will take us beyond the destruction of this world.

God bless & keep us safe from evil & harm. In Jesus name. Amen.

Chrome deploys deep-linking tech in latest browser build despite privacy concerns

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Re: DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo user here, too. Very interested in privacy issues & protecting mine. Google, on the other hand, wants to monetize everything they can learn about me. Nature of the beast. Like the government, they ARE NOT there to help us. They exist to protect themselves by increasing their power & control over the populace. A very simple concept enhanced by our high tech world.

We still have choices via organizations who work hard to protect & give us those choices like DuckDuckGo & Firefox. Most sheep stay with the main flock. Like schools of fish who are fed upon by predators constantly. Wolves (Google) feed on the weak, ignorant outliers (95% of browser users). Be fast & try & stay in the middle of the flock/school. :D

Predators also attack each other. Just say'n.

God bless.

We know what you did last summer: MGM's hotel spinoff lost 10.7m guest records and now they're on hacker forums

John_3_16
Linux

Las Vegas? Really? People still going there?

I used to love Vegas. Once or twice a year. 9/11 changed that for me. Once the wait time & security lines became 4 hours plus, I lost interest in flying. Only got worse. Strip searches & fees on everything. Amazing how many folks now accept being charged for the privilege of paying the bill. Rude employees, forced incarceration on waiting planes, kid sized seats, etc., etc. And code that crashes the plane for you, no pilot involvment allowed.

Proliferation of casinos & other gambling sites online & brick & mortar kind of hurt all those trips to the Nevada Desert. I understand the appeal to politicians & celebs trying to hide other "habits" from the eyes of the ever hungry viewing public. Bunnies & such. Tiger Woods can tell you a thing or two about that.

For me, it has become more of a pleasure to read about the troubles experienced by others than to participate in them myself. Cheaper, too. :D

Early adopters delighted as Microsoft pulls plug on Mobile Backend as a Service. Haha, only joking – they're fuming

John_3_16
Mushroom

Microsoft does not discriminate; they hate & destroy everyone equally...

Trust & continuity are not words one uses to describe their products or actions. Dealing with them is like crossing a mine field in a hail storm blind folded. Something going wrong is almost guaranteed. And, most likely, terribly wrong.

Does anyone else suspect that Microsoft created & programmed Donald Trump? His updates, like his actions, do go side-ways a lot. Just say'n.

God bless.

Another week, another bunch of Windows 10 machines punched by a patch

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Re: BSOD for me last night

AV's are very efficient these days at stopping malware. If your AV is stopping the updates then that could be a warning that Win 10 has been crossed over by M$ to the dark side! Just say'n.

John_3_16
Mushroom

Re: Tired of having their Windows 10 system wake up in the middle of the night for updates?

Telemetry, my friend. That is simply M$ spyware (sorry), Win 10 phoning home to tell Mom & Dad everything you have done on the computer since last night when it last called home. M$ expected you to be sound asleep since the computer reported you were not actively visiting your favorite porn site.

Win 7 to Win 10 telemetry spyware is definitely not new. Only change is Win 10 has now hardwired it into the OS so stopping it breaks the machine just like their updates. Anyone watched congress for the last few years pick their boogers in open session & wipe them on each other's backs? Yeah. This is the world we live in now.

Sad. Almost enough to make the end of the world look good.

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