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  1. Imagine this happening to a Chinese company......

    Imagine this happening to a Chinese company... The Chinese government would shut the company down, execute the CEO at Tiananmen square, and charge his family a fee for the bullet.
  2. China is definitely focused more on technology...

    China is definitely focused more on technology these days than we are, even though they got most of their IP from the US.
    It seems to be a sad truth that autocracies have more cohesive long-term...
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    Happy Birthday Dan, all the best! :thumb:

    Happy Birthday Dan, all the best! :thumb:
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    It's always nice to get a bump in speed... Do you...

    It's always nice to get a bump in speed... Do you remember when we were happy to get what they called "broadband" back then at all, downloading at over 1Mbps was so exciting, wow ;) Just trying to...
  5. Thread: Vaccines

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    I didn't realize there was a "mu" variant. Glad...

    I didn't realize there was a "mu" variant. Glad you recovered quickly!
  6. Thread: Vaccines

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    Makes sense :) Well, if it gets too late, if I...

    Makes sense :)
    Well, if it gets too late, if I die from Covid I'd stop spreading the virus in its' tracks too, heh.
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    That sounds great. I use AT&T Fiber in my place,...

    That sounds great. I use AT&T Fiber in my place, they bumped me up from 300 to 500 Mbps at no cost. The caveat is they all seem to be retiring slower speeds and bumping up monthly pricing once the...
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    The USA spend almost twice the amount of revenue...

    The USA spend almost twice the amount of revenue it took from taxes last year... (~6.5 Trillion spent, ~3.5 Trillion collected)... We have over 3 Trillion deficit, and then the Fed says inflation is...
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    No updates planned yet, recommendations remain...

    No updates planned yet, recommendations remain pretty much the same even though we haven't tested it fully with Windows 11.

    We will update it as needed though, feel free to report any issues.
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    Thanks for sharing Norm, a good free VPN is...

    Thanks for sharing Norm, a good free VPN is always useful, especially if it's decent speed for browsing, etc.
  11. Thread: Windows 11 ?

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    Windows 7? For why :eek:

    Windows 7? For why :eek:
  12. Thread: Windows 11 ?

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    The Windows 10 "retirement" date is in Oct 2025,...

    The Windows 10 "retirement" date is in Oct 2025, Microsoft will be actively issuing updates until then, so you have plenty of time.
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    While this is possible, it would require some...

    While this is possible, it would require some work on your part.

    First step is to choose "Optimal" or whatever custom settings you want in the Optimizer, and click "Apply changes" button.

    Next,...
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    Pennies since the early 1980s are only...

    Pennies since the early 1980s are only copper-plated zinc, because the value of copper is more than their face value.
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    Happy Birthday!!! :thumb:

    Happy Birthday!!! :thumb:
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    And then... swap them out for 10 oz silver bars...

    And then... swap them out for 10 oz silver bars or something at Apmex ;)
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    Cool... I am not even sure what's on my Synology...

    Cool... I am not even sure what's on my Synology NAS as I gave it to my daughter, lol. I am using a full-blown Fedora distribution for my home NAS, but it's an old version, and using ext4
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    I use IPVanish...

    I use IPVanish...
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    This is a standard MS Windows error that says...

    This is a standard MS Windows error that says your user account does not have permissions to the file or the file location. It is also possible that it is on some network location/corrupt.

    I would...
  20. They're still great routers.. And as you know...

    They're still great routers.. And as you know AiMesh compatible. I moved up from the RT-AC68U to RT-86U, not much difference, just a bit newer chipset, more processing power.

    If I was buying one...
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    :rotfl:

    :rotfl:
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    Oh no, I thought I had moved all "those" threads...

    Oh no, I thought I had moved all "those" threads to the private VIP section, lol.
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    FireWire was faster than USB back at one point.....

    FireWire was faster than USB back at one point.. It's pretty much been obsoleted though.

    I still have an old DV Sony Digital videocam that only had FireWire output... I used it to convert videos...
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    Hey, long time!!! Good to see you back though....

    Hey, long time!!! Good to see you back though. Some of us are still around :)
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    It's more about reading the signal levels that...

    It's more about reading the signal levels that the modem shows, they should be within some normal ranges, that FAQ will tell you what they need to be. The cable modem logs can be cryptic and more...
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    Most Cable modems have a diagnostic web page that...

    Most Cable modems have a diagnostic web page that can show you the current status, events, and cable line signal levels. I would definitely start by looking at that.

    The IP is usually...
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    Happy Birthday! :thumb: :rockin:

    Happy Birthday! :thumb: :rockin:
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    Interesting, I know there is a push to digital...

    Interesting, I know there is a push to digital transactions vs. cash, but wasn't aware of the coin shortage.
  29. Thread: So, Bitcoins...

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    Whoa... I was joking around but seems I have more...

    Whoa... I was joking around but seems I have more DOGE than you :rockin: I have 276 DOGE (that I will be selling) worth like $60 :rotfl:
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    Hi Armando, VPN adds some additional headers...

    Hi Armando,

    VPN adds some additional headers to packets, so if you start with a 1500-byte packet (MTU), minus TCP/IP headers (40 bytes), you usually have up to 1460-bytes useful load (MSS). Any...
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