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Thank You for Donating 3 months 5 days ago AJNorth

Gizmo,

I hope that your family and you are all safe and well -- and have not experienced any losses (or at the most, very minimal).

Please take good care!

Cheers,

AJN

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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 months 6 days ago NotSoSure

So, this is your idea of a review summary? On this page (techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-virus-software.html), you list 5 programs, one with 5 stars, two with 4.5 stars, and two with 4 stars. I followed the link from the program with 5 stars (Read Full Review) because I was interested, and it took me to a page that repeated the same summary info on the product with a few more fruitless links and no more detailed info. How are your readers supposed to make informed decisions when links from "summaries" to more detail produce nothing?

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Happy New Year and Happy New Decade Greetings from Gizmo 3 months 6 days ago danielson

Thank you Gizmo!

Although humanity's outlook is (as you rightly pointed out) quite bleak, as long as there is life, there will be hope.
This helps me to overcome paralyzing pessimistic sentiments.
There is no denying that we are heading at an ever-increasing pace, to a stronger tyranny led by the powers that be.
But as with any mafia, there will come a pivotal time when they will battle amongst themselves and unfortunately, the ordinary population will suffer the consequences - but a new day will come out of these ashes!
Common good and respect for the rights and dignity of each person will prevail!

- - - - -

Prayers for Australians and others who suffer such atrocities you mentioned.

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Happy New Year and Happy New Decade Greetings from Gizmo 3 months 6 days ago Bob F.

I didn't know you were from Australia . Everyone in Canada that I know is wishing Australia well. The two biggest problems we all face today is climate change ( man made or natural) its still a serious problem . The second problem is the uneven distribution of wealth which is causing political problems just about everywhere,
and some climate deniers will use the second issue to do nothing about the first . One day hopefully reason will return .
Happy New Year Bob F.

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How to Find Out Where Shortened URLs Go 3 months 6 days ago antdude

Ah. :) Just got to be careful with these web sites that track your URLs. :/

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How to Find Out Where Shortened URLs Go 3 months 6 days ago rhiannon

There are probably are. The ones I've been finding and testing this last week weren't very good. Several of them wouldn't support a few of the more well known sites like bit.ly or ow.ly. I like the one you gave, the tracking is terrific.

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How to Find Out Where Shortened URLs Go 3 months 6 days ago antdude

You're welcome. :) I am sure there are more!

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How to Find Out Where Shortened URLs Go 3 months 6 days ago rhiannon

Ohhhhh I like that one, thank you!

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How to Find Out Where Shortened URLs Go 3 months 6 days ago rhiannon

Thank you for your kind words and good wishes, Happy New Year to you as well. I hope the year brings you many wonderful things. I wish the same to all the Gizmo crew and all the great people who read or visit us. :)

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How to Find Out Where Shortened URLs Go 3 months 1 week ago eikelein

Ms. rhiannon,
have a HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR!
Thank you very much - again.
You always live up to and surpass my high expectations!

And I read up on what Wikipedia has to say about your pseudonym.
Enchanting - to say the least.

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An Open Source and Secure Messenger App Supporting Multiple Platforms 3 months 1 week ago Jojo Yee @C G Curtis, Signal is a separate service from WhatsApp and/or Messenger. view
How to Find Out Where Shortened URLs Go 3 months 1 week ago antdude

https://wheregoes.com is another one. :)

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How to Find Out Where Shortened URLs Go 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon You're welcome. Google's URL shortener had an address bar shortcut too but they shuttered the service. view
How to Find Out Where Shortened URLs Go 3 months 1 week ago Rick Grunwald

Thanks. This is good stuff and while I have a couple of sites bookmarked, I did not know about the Tinyurl nor bitly shortcuts to do the same
I learned something and for that I thank you again

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All the Windows 10 Tutorials You’ll Ever Need 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome, I'm glad you find it useful. :)

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All the Windows 10 Tutorials You’ll Ever Need 3 months 1 week ago 4sure5

Great resource-thank you! I look after several family computers, so this will be very helpful as I learn as I go.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 3 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy This section currently has no editor. Maybe you would like to take it over and update the links? MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 3 months 1 week ago mikedutch

Most of these links are dead.

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An Open Source and Secure Messenger App Supporting Multiple Platforms 3 months 1 week ago C G Curtis

Does Signal integrate with WhatsApp and/or Messenger or is it standalone. It would be a big job to get a significant number of friends onto a new messenger App

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All the Windows 10 Tutorials You’ll Ever Need 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon

You're very welcome.

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Get Reverse Image Search in Your Browser’s Right Click Menu 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like it. You can add more image search sites in the extension options if you like.

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All the Windows 10 Tutorials You’ll Ever Need 3 months 1 week ago gizmofan1248

Oh yes, now I see it! Thanks!

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Get Reverse Image Search in Your Browser’s Right Click Menu 3 months 1 week ago David R

Yes ! This works. It gave me the option of FOUR search engines. Google, Tin Eye, IQDB, and SauveNAO.

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Get Reverse Image Search in Your Browser’s Right Click Menu 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I've been using it a lot and it's sped up the process of finding images quite a bit. 

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All the Windows 10 Tutorials You’ll Ever Need 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)
If you scroll down to the bottom of the page the download and Google Sheets links are below the tutorials and above the tutorial categories.

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All the Windows 10 Tutorials You’ll Ever Need 3 months 1 week ago gizmofan1248

Great resource! Thanks!
How do you download the index as a PDF or XLS file? I can only see that I can "Save as..." HTML.

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Get Reverse Image Search in Your Browser’s Right Click Menu 3 months 1 week ago Rick Grunwald

Thanks! I will try this one out

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Wallpaper of the Week: Night Desert 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon

That's amazing.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Night Desert 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I'm happy you enjoy them. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Night Desert 3 months 1 week ago AlanWade

Most of your wallpapers are great but this is fantastic, my sort of colours too.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Night Desert 3 months 1 week ago Jojo Yee From reddit, happened yesterday.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Night Desert 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I've been enjoying it. I've been checking in at the reddit earth p**n page, some nice stuff lately. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Night Desert 3 months 1 week ago Rick Grunwald

Your Olympic Range wallpaper is awesome too

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Best VPN Services for 2019 3 months 1 week ago Anderton

Bit of a sweeping statement, that: "there are no free VPN services". Oh really?
Canadian VPN Windscribe, which has racked up some pretty good reviews over the years it has been in operation, provides a stripped-down free VPN service. I'm using it right now here in the UK. Choice of countries, even choice of servers in some xcities (I can pick from 3 in London) and 10GB a month allowance. Which isn't as good as unlimited, but then you're not paying anything for it. The premium service is good value compared to the large amounts of money being asked by other providers, and Windscribe is the only one -- or so I believe -- to have a special facility, Windflix, to get round Netflix locational problems. It'd be nice if people checked their facts before posting seemingly definitive statements about "no such thing as a free VPN". PS: I've used the annoyingly cutesy Tunnelbear before, but time after time its software created various problems on my PC and had to be uninstalled. PPS: you can actually get a much enlarged Windscribe allowance by browsing the 'Net for Windscribe promotions. Look for any where the voucher code word is COMPUTER, as that is a recurring Windscribe free offer.
** By complete coincidence, one of Windscribe's regular 'special offers' cropped up while I was penning this note. As a former subscriber (the subscription lapsed 3 months ago; I've been using the free service ever since) Windscribe offered a 'Christmas present' of 12 months' subscription for a mere 20 $USD. I'm in the UK, and according to PayPal's quoted exchanhge rate at the time of this offer, the £GBP cost was only £16.27p. I'm amending this post to make it clear that I'm now not on the free Windscribe service and to demonstrate that this company certainly offers excellent discount deals on a regular basis. Other than being a satisfied customer, I have no connection with it, but I do think it'd be worth incorporating in any extended TSA review of VPN services in future.

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Best Free Online Applications 3 months 1 week ago Proofy

I think for email and email marketing, one of the best services is an email validation service like (https://proofy.io/) or other.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 3 months 2 weeks ago David R

Horrible choice for Nots. Evernote requires a sign on. It was over 40 MB , not 11. Bloated spyware !

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All the Windows 10 Tutorials You’ll Ever Need 3 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

There are a bunch. :)

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All the Windows 10 Tutorials You’ll Ever Need 3 months 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

That IS a pile of tutorials and some great stuff in there
Thanks

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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

I'm not sure why everyone else should avoid this because you install stuff you haven't checked first.
This add-on is part of their suite and also available separately for anyone who wants it.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/360-internet-protection/glcime...

We even list an advisory about this in our own product details but I guess you didn't read that either. MC - Site Manager.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 months 2 weeks ago humpty

Qihoo 360 installed a toolbar and a shopping extension in my Chrome browser. Best avoid it. I'm using Windows 10.

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 3 months 2 weeks ago humpty

Foxit's GUI is WAY too cluttered. SumatraPDF's interface is clean and minimal so it stays out of the user's way.

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Prevent Microsoft from Installing Edge Chromium on Windows 10 3 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

It's an issue, and given some of the consequences for some people when Windows 10 updates rolled out....a heads up seemed like a good idea. :)

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Prevent Microsoft from Installing Edge Chromium on Windows 10 3 months 2 weeks ago Mike29322

Yes, for Microsoft, Google, or any provider to change defaults when 'revision' software is provided is just plain wrong and can create hours of 'reconstruct' time at the worst. Thanks for getting back so quickly. ╰(*°▽°*)╯ Mike29322

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Get the classic Windows 7 and 8 Calculator in Windows 10 3 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

That's a good tip, thanks!

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Get the classic Windows 7 and 8 Calculator in Windows 10 3 months 2 weeks ago Dan Selwyn

You can type the brackets from a keyboard while the calculator is in standard mode.

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Prevent Microsoft from Installing Edge Chromium on Windows 10 3 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Good question. :)

It's not important that Edge be blocked per se - I like it and use it and think it's coming along very well as an alternative to Chrome. I like that it uses Google extensions, and Microsoft has started the process of giving developers the ability to create extensions for Edge Chromium so it looks like they'll have some of their own from outside sources.

What's important is that people don't have a new browser installed without knowing about it, and depending on what browser is used, being caught out with a new browser they didn't know about and may not have wanted set as a default. Internet Explorer 11 is still available in Windows 10 (for now) and people still use it.

I know several people who've used Firefox for many years that upgraded to Windows 10 and had no idea Edge was a web browser. They didn't know what it was so they never used it. I don't think Microsoft will set the new version of Edge as the default after it's rolled out as a Windows 10 update, but I don't know that they won't. Windows 10 has changed defaults for other things on my system (and others systems) without warning, sooooo.... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Microsoft has released early builds of Chromium Edge for Windows 7 and 8.1 so earlier Windows versions will run Edge, but it would be a voluntary download for earlier Windows versions. The previous version of Edge wouldn't run on Windows 7 or 8.1. This Chromium based build will - giving people on earlier operating systems an alternative to Google.

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Prevent Microsoft from Installing Edge Chromium on Windows 10 3 months 2 weeks ago Mike29322

Why is it so important to block this update. From the post above, it sounds like a solid alternative to the presently existing Edge and other broswers, especially for those of us for whom the word "Google" leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.

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Best VPN Services for 2019 3 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy If you had read the article you would have seen "In preparing this series of reviews we looked at 23 commercial VPN services". MC - Site Manager. view
Best VPN Services for 2019 3 months 2 weeks ago Rocki

Hotspot Shield is NOT free. There are no free VPN services

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Remove Your Personal Information from the Internet for Free 3 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome. :)

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Remove Your Personal Information from the Internet for Free 3 months 2 weeks ago warra

Thanks rhiannon,
some good stuff there.
cheers

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 3 months 3 weeks ago Susan G

Very cool, thanks for keeping such up to date reports like this.

http://eyebrowthreadinginfo.com/

up to date

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Increase Your Online Safety with this Surveillance Self-Defense Guide 3 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it :)

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Increase Your Online Safety with this Surveillance Self-Defense Guide 3 months 3 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

Good post. There is something there for eveyone
Thanks

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Best Free Online Applications 3 months 3 weeks ago SangaviSargunas...

http://www.shareworldtech.com/
Try this

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Best Free Online Applications 3 months 3 weeks ago SangaviSargunas...

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TagScanner 3 months 3 weeks ago runbei

Thanks for the recommendation. An awesome tag scanner, IMHO. Automatically hops to the next track when you press Ctrl-S to save, and just generally gets out of the way and lets you tag tracks quickly and smoothly. Bravo to the devs.

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Best Free Office Suite 3 months 3 weeks ago tatiana.larina

The latest updtae of WPS started messing with my Windows 10 system - I was unable to launch Windows Explorer from the taskbar, various right-clicks didn't work, I was also unable to launch Windows command prompt as an administrator. I realized that WPS was the problem only after I created a new Windows profile and transferred all my data (took me half a day) Then I installed WPS and boom, the problems started again. I was so mad.

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How to Add a Drive to the Windows 10 Taskbar 3 months 3 weeks ago BobT55

True there is no icon to use or change but left-clicking the right-facing chevrons (») on the right of your name opens the menu. I usually use a very short name for the first level menu (e.g. MyStuff) and then add sub-folders to insert shortcuts for other items into... Apps / Links / Folders etc. It's just "my way" to do it... not necessarily the best for everyone.

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How to Add a Drive to the Windows 10 Taskbar 3 months 4 weeks ago Vasi

That's easier, indeed. But it seems you cannot choose an icon for that (even the yellow folder icon is not there, just the name I gave) and, most importantly, the folder I created to the taskbar does not open with a regular left-click!

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 3 months 4 weeks ago ako

I have no expertise on this. By googling you will find many canditates. Please do your  due diligance and inform us on your findings.

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Best Free OCR Software 3 months 4 weeks ago psnttp

Please have a look at OCRvision. OCRvision is a PDF OCR software. It can convert scanned PDF in a folder to searchable PDF automatically. YOu can download the OCR software for free from www.ocrvision.com

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How to Add a Drive to the Windows 10 Taskbar 3 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

That's another great way to customize the toolbar, thanks for the tip.

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How to Add a Drive to the Windows 10 Taskbar 3 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Thank you, I'm happy you like it. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Green Forest Reflection 3 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Yep some more than others. :)
I try to choose ones that most people might like.
Some I like, others not so much.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Wallpaper of the Week: Green Forest Reflection 3 months 4 weeks ago danielson

My pleasure!

Appreciate yours too! ;)

Some more than others.
I'm not too fussy on abstract art, but there the occasional, exceptional ones.

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How to Add a Drive to the Windows 10 Taskbar 3 months 4 weeks ago BobT55

Even easier - Right click on taskbar, select toolbars / new toolbar. Navigate to the drive you want and click select folder. Drive is now available on right side of the taskbar. Even better - You can also create a folder anywhere on a drive, fill it with your favorite shortcuts, including drives/folders/apps, and select that folder for the new toolbar and you get a convenient access to all your favorites!

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How to Add a Drive to the Windows 10 Taskbar 3 months 4 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

That is a great tip!
Thanks

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Wallpaper of the Week: Green Forest Reflection 3 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Nice! I grabbed a few of those. Thank you.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 3 months 4 weeks ago footpatrol

Would this be categorized under another list? Any good place to look? Thanks.

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How to Schedule or Delay Sending Email Messages 4 months 5 hours ago zachw

Another +1 for Send Later for Thunderbird.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 4 months 13 hours ago ako

Such data is outside of scope of this list.

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How to Stop Windows 10 from Saving JPGs as JFIFs 4 months 13 hours ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. :) Thank you for the kind words.

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How to Stop Windows 10 from Saving JPGs as JFIFs 4 months 13 hours ago rhiannon

That's correct. This is the complete content of my reg file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\MIME\Database\Content Type\image/jpeg]
"Extension"=".jpg"

I like reg files, once they are created they are so much easier to work with. I have a handful I use often.

Thank you for your very kind words. :)

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How to Stop Windows 10 from Saving JPGs as JFIFs 4 months 13 hours ago Hopalong

Thanks Riannon. Appreciate your time, expertise and patience.

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How to Stop Windows 10 from Saving JPGs as JFIFs 4 months 13 hours ago mchldpy

at rhiannon,
I am glad to see you made a .reg file to handle this. That's probably the safest and easiest way for the majority to fix this.
Just to be sure -
the last line has 4 quotation marks, beginning, end and surrounding the equal sign?

thank you for your work

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Wallpaper of the Week: Green Forest Reflection 4 months 1 day ago danielson

Spotted this one of the solar system via a thread at DonationCoder forum:
https://www.koreus.com/image/salar-uyuni-etoile.html

Pretty spiffy!

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How to Stop Windows 10 from Saving JPGs as JFIFs 4 months 1 day ago rhiannon

I'm glad you thought so, I tried to make it easy to follow. It's one of those things that's easy to do but takes a long time to explain. I'm happy to save images as jpgs again.

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How to Schedule or Delay Sending Email Messages 4 months 1 day ago rhiannon

Thanks for the tip, that looks very handy. :)

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How to Stop Windows 10 from Saving JPGs as JFIFs 4 months 1 day ago Rick Grunwald

The registry hack is easy Thank you!

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CD Recovery Toolbox 4 months 1 day ago blondamps

NOT mentioned in the description is that this software doesn't recover audio from CDs; it might be worth including that piece of information.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 4 months 3 days ago footpatrol

Are there any legitimate good free "disposable phone number sites"?
Please add to list.

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How to Schedule or Delay Sending Email Messages 4 months 3 days ago Rick Grunwald

If you use Thunderbird, there is an add-on called Send Later that lets you schedule an unlimited number of emails. You might want to install the Send Later button which is separate, while you're at it

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Wallpaper of the Week: Green Forest Reflection 4 months 6 days ago rhiannon

You're welcome, I'm glad you like it.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Green Forest Reflection 4 months 1 week ago Rick Grunwald

Thanks!

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How To Stop "This Website Uses Cookies" Notice Pop Up In Your Browser 4 months 1 week ago testguy

There's still a good way to avoid annoying banners and at the same time comply with the law. Not applicable to all the services of course, but may be a good solution for visitors tracking and analytics for example: https://about.xroom.app/en/privacy

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Use Two-Factor Authentication To Enhance Your Account Security 4 months 1 week ago rogerms

It is important to use 2FA when possible. I'd suggest using Authy instead of Google Authenticator though. It allows synchronization with Authy on other devices, secured by a password. Most importantly, it makes it easy to setup the authenticator on a new device, no need to update all of the accounts where it is used. And yes, make sure that password is strong and protected.

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CDCheck 4 months 1 week ago FJ FIGUERO

Thanks for your cooperaton.

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Where to Download Offline Installers for Firefox and Chrome 4 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I hadn't heard they were making any changes to the ftp site, thanks for mentioning it.

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Test Web Pages Across Multiple Browsers and Operating Systems for Free 4 months 1 week ago tarstarkas27

Try out this site for testing Microsoft Edge for free: https://www.browserstack.com

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Fusion 4 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for letting us know. The download link has now been updated. MC - Site Manager. view
Fusion 4 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

The link given is dead.

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Is 2018 the Year the Internet Finally Died? 4 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

"Is 2018 the Year the Internet Finally Died?"

Given that it will be 2020 in 32 days and i'm posting this via the internet... i think we have the answer.

{Please note the attached ISO 9235 International Smartass Signifier glyph...}

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Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software 4 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

One reason that i resisted digital for so long - bought my first DSLR in 2011, bought my first SLR in 1969 - was the simple fact that film {while limited in comparison to the human eye} had {and still has, really} a dynamic range and resolution greater than any but the most expensive digital gear out there.

I note that even some consumer-level DSLRs have reached the point where, in many cases. it is the lens, rather than the sensor, that limits performance.

I really like my Nikon 5300...

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This Mobile Browser Offers You A Free Unlimited VPN With Maximum Privacy and Security 4 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

I might try this, just to see if Netflix will let me access their site using it.

I have to deactivate my VPN on my desktop PC to access Netflix.

Originally i thought that it was just because the VPN was identifying me as coming from a country where Netflix is not available - it turns out that even if the VPN is saying i'm coming from my actual hometown in the US i can't connect to Netflix until i deactivate it.

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Test Web Pages Across Multiple Browsers and Operating Systems for Free 4 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Lol you're welcome. :)

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Test Web Pages Across Multiple Browsers and Operating Systems for Free 4 months 1 week ago Rick Grunwald

This is officially NEAT
Thanks!!!

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 4 months 1 week ago rhiannon

The permission panel in Firefox looked normal to me. I've just finished a clean install of Firefox and I've been seeing a lot of permission panels reinstalling add-ons. </sigh>

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