* Posts by John_3_16

38 posts • joined 8 Oct 2019

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


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


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...


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


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


Re: I wonder where the myths about IPv6 came from

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


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


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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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



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


One question...

Is it too late to invest???



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


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


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


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?


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?


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.

Another Windows 10 build sneaks out amid all the foldable fandango


Re: Windows versioning

Got the same result with a DuckDuckGo search on my fully updated, extremely safe Win7 Home Premium laptop.

God bless.

Startup Mycroft AI declares it will fight 'patent troll' tooth and nail after its Linux voice-assistant attracts lawsuit


Re: Why haven't the trolls sued Amazon over Alexa then? Or Google?

As previously noted, trolls are bullies picking on those who cannot defend themselves. Thus, you DO NOT ATTACK those worth several billion dollars & own their own politicians & have the potential to buy & arm their own black ops security forces. And, yes, own their own international law firms.

I, too, hope the trolls experience scorched earth via legal means in this matter. Surprised, being a Texas case, that they didn't threaten them with the death penalty. Didn't Texas pass that law so it can be used against non-Texans in civil cases? Hmmm, pretty sure...

God bless.

Dual screens, fast updates, no registry cruft and security in mind: Microsoft gives devs the lowdown on Windows 10X


Re: Er, who?

"Bible is bullshit" is covered by freedom of speech & choice laws, I guess. Sounds like you are one of the "true believers" where M$ is concerned. IMHO, there is more truth in the bible than there is in anything produced, printed or said from M$.

M$ will relinquish their position in the OS hierarchy if they keep releasing updates that cause more damage than they fix & release new versions of OS's that will not run half of the software that exists on users computers. IMHO.

Biblically, I take the opposite view. M$ is bullshit & the bible has never screwed up my computers.

God bless & protect us, one & all, from the approaching M$ OS apocalypse.

Outlook more like 'look out!' as Microsoft email decides everything is spam today


Re: Windows Search is down, too.

Lol - Middle of Feb 2020 now & I did not even notice. DuckDuckGo did not falter al all. When they were college kids working out of their garage it was good, even reliable. Now it is this hugely fat greedy giant that has trouble wiping its butt. They hide their money in "war chests" & let their forums solve the "tits up" issues.

If I were in business they are the last company I would consider for needed tech.


Re: Outgoing or Incoming?

LOL - Have been complaining to them (M$) for years about their filters & rules. Nothing has ever worked logically for me. Rules to block or move simply were/are ignored. Rules to allow or trash did/do just the opposite.

In Dec 2019 I was completely blocked for 2 months before being permitted access to my account. 8 weeks equaled a collection of over 1300 pieces of spam, phish & porn offerings mixed with legitimate mail sent to JUNK by their (M$) server filters. Have felt for some time that these renegade servers belong to M$. They are completely blocked by yahoo.com & gmail.com. 2 or 3 junk a month & once blocked I never see them again. Same for the good email. It goes where I want it to go.

No. I will not be moving to any other M$ software or OS'es. Linux & Win 7 for now. Future is at least 3 years away. Then I will decide again based on conditions current to 2023.

WindiLeaks: 250 million Microsoft customer support records dating back to 2005 exposed to open internet


Re: Data Leeks

AI security is only as good as the coders. M$ seems to have an extremely hard time even updating their own code so this leaving the vault doors open for an unknown extended time IS NOT surprising. Also not surprising is using 3rd world phone networks for customer service. My experience has been very negative as well. Usually requires snail mail for a solution. Even online chat services run through the same outfits.

7 billion folks sure makes the hacks work harder. My financial status will put me in the bottom 50% so hopefully I will not attract their attention for at least a hundred years or so. :D

Only going to get worse. Even money says Trump gets elected for another 4 years. WOW!

Lord help us. God bless.

Windows 7 back in black as holdouts report wallpaper-stripping shenanigans


Re: You poor sod

I hear ya. Playing with Linux myself now & virtual Win 7. I still have 3 machines with XP running on them. They work fine. None are connected to the WWW. I also have an older machine running Apple DOS &/or CPM. All the original floppies & games still work.

In my programming days I learned to code on CPM with cassette serial tape drives. Next were the first Apple machines. Talk about caveman days! Advanced to Cobol & Fourth code on a Burroughs mini main frame. Each line was punched on a card. Computer read the code from the cards. Talk about ancient. Aluminum disks weighing about 25 lbs each stored the data. Had about 6 of these monsters that took up an entire room. Still have a lot of my MS DOS disks from the old days & a laptop that uses them.

I STOP with Win 7 & use Linux rather than spend my declining years frustrated with each new M$ Win 10 screw up. I am loving the Linux future. God bless us all! :D

Are you getting it? Yes, armageddon it: Mass hysteria takes hold as the Windows 7 axe falls


Trump & the senate majority support Win 10

I will hang with my Win 7 until it dies a natural death. I am also slowly migrating to an all Linux system. One that can run my dieing Win 7 OS in a protected bubble. My needs are simple. I do not need ICBMs on my desktop or laptop. My 22 & 12 gauge still work fine.

MS had huge problems updating Win 7 correctly. To be honest, they have grown too big & too greedy to even recognize or care for any individual human being using their junk. Like any controlling cartel, they push huge amounts of the "stuff" & could care less who gets hurt using it. My experience has been that it is the users who end up solving most of the problems & are most approachable for advice. Not MS.

Linux may prove the best of both worlds & a new learning adventure as well. Win 10 has given me small headaches already just reading about the absolute disaster it has proven to be for so many using it. M$ doesn't seem to listen or learn. Insanity is doing the same thing over & over & expecting a different result. It is not working, M$. You keep it.

Windows 10 update panic: Older VMware Workstation Pro app broken


Trade in MS headaches 4 Linux adventures...

I have been battling MS OS's since their garage days. CPM, Apple & IBM were all great at the time. MS went to hell after DOS 6.0. I have now sworn off MS. Nothing Win 10 has to offer is needed here. Win 7 has been shaky enough. In the process now of going with RoboLinux which seamlessly runs Win7 & XP in VM. Will slowly convert my MS required programs over so VM is needed less & less.

MS can keep all those headaches at MS Central. Looking forward to my new Linux adventures.

God bless all & help those addicted to MS...


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