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Windows Dead Mail

Sometime early this year, Microsoft phased out support for Windows Live Mail, their free email client. In a silent update, all mail accounts were switched from POP3 to IMAP. Your collected old mails didn’t go anywhere, and you could still … Continue reading

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VA Policy: Access Denied Veterans Running Linux

Can I get some help from someone with more expertise? I can code HTML on the fly, but I don’t mess with scripting; I have no use for it. Yes, I know my blogs have scripting, but someone else handles … Continue reading

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Follow-up to Paranoia

Ref: Previous blog post — Paranoia? Testing by real experts reveals that Windows 10 ignores privacy settings. To be specific, someone who actually understands this stuff tested Windows 10 Enterprise, the one you are supposed to be able to actually … Continue reading

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Linux versus WannaCrypt

You don’t have to read this, but I do have to write it. Some of you, dear Readers, are sympathetic to my ranting about the virtues of switching from Windows to Linux. The recent big wave of ransom-ware commonly known … Continue reading

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The Current State of Electronic Snooping

This is a long post, a general consumer-level survey, distilling what we can know from public revelations. Snoopers: There are four kinds of snoopers. 1. Government espionage: If you are targeted as a national security threat, they will get you. … Continue reading

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Some Current Tech Talk Trends

In my computer tech support ministry, I still run into people with notions carved in stone from before the introduction of Windows. It arises from the bureaucratic mindset seeping into the wider society: Invent once; never progress. Do you know … Continue reading

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What’s Going On 04

No ride today. It’s not just the cold front and high winds, but I’ve got too much to do. That is, there is a pile of stuff I really want to read, and I’m way behind on updating my commentary … Continue reading

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