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  1. grasshoppa

    WTF is up with Xfinity

    Nah, and it's weird you can't reach anyone. I don't know that I've ever had an issue getting through to support.
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    Backblaze

    That hasn't been my experience; you select the drive you want to keep backed up and off it goes. It has an exclusion list you can modify ( folders and file extensions ), but otherwise it takes care of business in the background. Regardless, in the years I've been using it ( on my system and...
  3. grasshoppa

    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    I will say that a rear finger print sensor is perfectly placed; any phone without that will be a hard pass until I'm forced to upgrade.
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    Tap authentication in windows ( AD )

    Hey folks, one thing I've never done is setup proximity authentication in windows; I'm thinking about the local hospitals where the provider comes in and taps their emp badge to a reader and the system auto-logs them in ( and grabs their remote desktop session ). Anyone here have any...
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    So why don't I give a rat's tail about Win 11?

    Every new version of a software package gives me this feeling, although ya; windows is probably the worst. Every damn version since 2k is a regression in UIX. What took 1 click now takes 2 ( or 3 or 4 ). We liked control panels so much, now there's two. More than a few different application...
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    How Bad is Comcast in 2021?

    Ya, I think it's regional. I've never had consistent issues like that. Oh, here and there sure, but they get it fixed relatively quickly.
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    How Bad is Comcast in 2021?

    I've had comcast since 2005, I've been a happy customer. Just upgraded to 800/20 for 40 bucks a month, which is slightly insane to me ( despite my profession I'm a light internet user so I usually get the basement tier ).
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    Backblaze

    It's cheap and you can do past "version" restores ( so if I wanted to restore a file from last week...before I screwed it up...you can do it ), especially handy when talking about ransomware. Essentially you tell it what drive you want it to backup and it handles the rest. There are some...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    "Modify" in the ability to add/remove programs, so you do. There's the new w10 "Apps" way, and the old "Uninstall a program" applet way. The "Apps" way has been hit or miss for me, while the old "Uninstall a program" method works. ie: two different ways to modify programs, which work...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    ...and that's a good thing? That's a great argument against windows 10 in my mind. There aren't any modifications to the OS which would cause that ( at least from me, might be from the vendor ). You missed the part, however, where there are two different ways to modify programs, which...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    1) OneDrive; I'll try that, but it begs the question why do you need to edit the registry to stop a program from running ( instead of being able to remove it? ) 2) Oh, it shows up in the w10 features panel, but it throws an error when I try to remove it ( can't find the uninstaller ). Works...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    This hasn't been my experience at all. W10 is far harder to maintain, particularly in a larger network environment, than it's predecessors. Try uninstalling OneDrive, for instance. Or uninstalling the trial version of office that a recent update pushed out ( overriding the already installed...
  13. grasshoppa

    Am I supposed to see ARP requests from non-router devices?

    The variable here is the wifi device isolation some routers have. It shouldn't allow any traffic to flow between wifi connected devices, including ARP.
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    Am I supposed to see ARP requests from non-router devices?

    I'd guess the wifi router is screwing up. I'd do a firmware update. If the problem still presents then factory reset it, then reattach each device sequentially ( with the firestick being last ), see what happens. If it does it again, same procedure, but this time hook up the firestick first...
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    Which Phone Company uses Cisco's Computer Networking Equipment?

    Obviously not. Bots have gotten pretty good at passing the Turing test after all.
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    What are scariest characters in games?

    I can say that, bar none, the most I've ever been afraid while playing a game was Doom2, the Cyberdemon. Remember, this was back in the days before the internet for most people, so running around a level and suddenly hearing those stomps...well, you had no idea what that was, but you knew that...
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    Log Sanitization Security Protocols?

    IP and mac replacement identifiers for a start. I don't really know of anything else you might need to be paranoid about. Unless you're doing something really odd with your topology, there won't be any surprises. The problem is with the encapsulated application data; with luck it's...
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    PBX System Recomendations?

    All true, but really; securing the PBX isn't rocket surgery. While throwing open SIP to the internet is generally a "Bad Idea(tm)", you can do things to secure it. If you know approximately what IPs to expect the traffic from you can use that to drop SIP packets from everywhere else. If folks...
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    PBX System Recomendations?

    Eh, security isn't horrible beyond the basics. As long as you aren't throwing your pbx out there on the internet directly, you're careful about where your sip traffic comes from, and you don't do anything crazy with your dial plan, you should be fine.
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    PBX System Recomendations?

    I concur with bman212121 , for one line an outside service is probably easiest. That said, if this is something you want to do regardless, I'd load up a plain ol' asterisk box. It's a fun project, and it really gives you a ground level view of voip ( AND you can do anything with it once you...
  21. grasshoppa

    Pixel 5 early news

    One issue I had: Messenger was running slow. Slow to open, slow to open individual conversations ( sometimes as little as 5 seconds, sometimes as much as 30 ). Cleared the data and cache on the app, re-setup Messenger, rebooted and it's been working fine ever since. I did do the transfer...
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    Pixel 5 early news

    For what it's worth, I'm switching to mintmobile. For 2 phones it's about half the cost of tmobile ( 60/month ) for unlimited data. Same infrastructure. The only downside I can find is that you have to prepay a year in advance to get the good price ( so for the two of us it'll be 720/yr )...
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    Pixel 5 early news

    Sorry to hear about the connectivity issues. T-mobile was dead simple. Just swapped the sim, done.
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    Pixel 5 early news

    Initial impression: The 5 is a worthy successor to the 3. I've gotten 5g more often than I expected. Haven't had it long enough to comment about battery life. The screen is a nice bump up from the 3, with a weird side effect of the text being bigger. Haven't used the camera a whole lot yet...
  25. grasshoppa

    Pixel 5 early news

    It's happening! The screwed up part of this is that I won't have a chance to work with the phone until later on tonight :(
  26. grasshoppa

    PHP - SQL while in a foreach statment

    Putting aside the nature of your SQL for a moment, this is my old mysql pattern ( which should be replaced with prepares and such... ) $c = mysqli_connect( 'localhost', 'user', 'password', 'db' ); if( !$c ) throw new Exception( 'mysql connect failed' ); $q1 = sprintf( 'SELECT * FROM `table1`...
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    Pixel 5 early news

    I actually have no idea. I just know that, in the past, the tempered glass I've gotten around launch hasn't been the best quality. Not fitting the screen, adhesive doesn't last, ect...
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    Pixel 5 early news

    I might do tempered glass, but I'm waiting a couple months before I buy it. I've had bad luck with launch tempered glass protection.
  29. grasshoppa

    Pixel 5 early news

    Naked and pray. I went naked with my p3 and it worked out, so hopefully...
  30. grasshoppa

    Pixel 5 early news

    Woot.
  31. grasshoppa

    Pixel 5 early news

    Me too. I'm guessing I'll have it by the end of next week.
  32. grasshoppa

    Windows 10 Pro (1903) won't accept ANY Manual IP settings

    I actually don't know if it's called a prefix or a suffix, now that you bring it up. If it is prefix, maybe it's called that because you're defining the first bits of the subnet mask that are turned on? No idea.
  33. grasshoppa

    Windows 10 Pro (1903) won't accept ANY Manual IP settings

    Or...you know...they could accept both. The code would be pretty simple to detect which form you're giving the system ( mask or prefix ). Halfbaked, as a lot of things in windows10 are.
  34. grasshoppa

    HTML Popup Formatting

    Doesn't necessarily answer the question, but jquery ui is a good framework to start with. To get a dialog box it's as simple as ... <div id='dialog'> text of dialog box </div> ... Then call it with your jquery: $('#dialog').dialog(); Check it out: https://jqueryui.com/dialog/
  35. grasshoppa

    Pixel 5 early news

    ya, their release schedule and choices are weird, but then that's kinda normal for them. I get the impression the pixel unit is run by a strong personality who has "Beliefs", as that's really the only thing that explains some of their decisions.
  36. grasshoppa

    Pixel 5 early news

    Precisely why I skipped the 4. The rear fingerprint reader is so intuitively useful I was shocked they took it off the 4, and was dreading when I'd eventually have to give it up. I'm glad it's back with the 5.
  37. grasshoppa

    Pixel 5 early news

    Honestly, the finger print scanner on the back is a strangely huge deal for me. When they dropped it from the 4 I figured I'd just stick with my 3 until it fell over ( I miss my 2, which was the best phone I've ever had ). Hopefully the 5 keeps the rear finger print scanner and has a...
  38. grasshoppa

    Enabling software RAID 5 in Windows 7

    There are pros and cons to different raid solutions. Raid provided by the OS is highly portable, which is definitely a "pro". I just took some drives that were in a software raid(5),10 years ago and hooked them up to the new system and bam; working. I didn't need to find the card, then...
  39. grasshoppa

    Watching random traffic over the internet

    Correct. However. traceroute aside, you don't really know which route your packets are going to take once they leave your network. Even two packets leaving your network at the same time can take radically different routes to their destination. Mix into that that if any node is compromised...
  40. grasshoppa

    Pixel 4a rumors

    https://bgr.com/2019/12/30/pixel-4a-xl-specs-first-design-leak-reveals-potential-compromises/ 3.5mm headphone jack AND a finger print reader? Depending on the rest of the specs, this might be the upgrade I was waiting for.
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