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Best Free Software for Linux 8 hours 32 min ago Panzer "... SafeServe - free public DNS...": https://www.namecheap.com/dns/free-public-dns view
Best Free Software for Linux 12 hours 10 min ago Panzer "... CaptionPal - automatic subtitle download and synchronization thanks to Machine Learning...": https://captionpal.org view
Best Free Software for Linux 19 hours 52 min ago Panzer "... Motrix is a full-featured download manager that support downloading HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Magnet, Baidu Net Disk etc.:" https://motrix.app https://github.com/agalwood/Motrix view
Best Free Software for Linux 20 hours 24 min ago Panzer "... Mathics - a free, light-weight alternative to Mathematica...": http://mathics.github.io view
Google Tracks Your Purchases Through Your Gmail Account 1 day 5 hours ago rhiannon

Outlook Mail is ad supported with a premium version.
uBlock Origin hides the ads in the web interface, and Google Chrome won't display ads on the web interface. I think Google has been blocking more ads, I don't have an ad blocker installed in Chrome, but the "looks like your using an ad blocker" message appears. There are minimal extensions on Chrome, I use it for testing so I don't want anything interfering with functioning.
The emails from Microsoft show offers like sign up for Office 365 to get more One Drive space. I don't find it intrusive.

I use this add-on to manage cookies and site information, I like it because it clears data from the site you're currently on. Click the toolbar icon and data for that site is deleted.
Faster then going into the address bar site options. It works in Waterfox as well.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/remove-cookies-button-md/

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 day 5 hours ago Panzer "... Pennywise - cross-platform application to open website or media in a floating window...": https://github.com/kamranahmedse/pennywise "... Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API...": https://github.com/crow-translate/crow-translate "... Drill - desktop file search utility that uses clever crawling instead of indexing...": https://www.drill.santamorena.me "... gosearch is an attempt to create the Windows file search tool Everything for Linux 5.1+, written in Go...": https://github.com/ozeidan/gosearch/ view
Google Tracks Your Purchases Through Your Gmail Account 1 day 7 hours ago classicggma65

Haven't used my gmail account in years...ever since I found out that Google was like Facebook and tracked you everywhere. Do use Outlook because I can have more than two aliases, which I use for surveys, shopping, petitions, financial, etc. Tried Thunderbird a few years back but got frustrated because I could not transfer all of my aliases,. May just ry it again. Will say that Outlook is not ad-free and wants to charge you 19.95 USD for ad-free email. However, I found that my Ghostery and AdBlock Plus, both free, give me an ad-free mailbox. Also use Cookie Auto Delete to get rid of all those nasty cookies everyone keeps putting on my computer. Thanx rhiannon.

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Best Free PC Cleaner 1 day 7 hours ago Blackbird

"Best Free PC Cleaner" has not been updated in more than TWO YEARS!

For most people, I would HIGHLY recommend that you remove it,.. and find something else.

PLEASE READ THIS!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-using-ccleaner-windows/

I still use it as one of my cleanup tools,... BUT ONLY VERSION 5.25, with it setup to NOT check for updates!!!

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Best Free Software for Linux 3 days 6 hours ago Panzer "... Tusk - refined Evernote desktop app...": https://klaussinani.github.io/tusk/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 3 days 8 hours ago Panzer Apart GTK - Linux GUI for cloning & restoring disk partitions to & from compressed image files: https://github.com/alexheretic/apart-gtk view
Best Free Software for Linux 3 days 8 hours ago Panzer File commander: https://github.com/VioletGiraffe/file-commander view
Watch Hand-Picked YouTube Videos Nonstop From This Award-winning App 4 days 7 min ago Jojo Yee You're welcome skitty54. view
Watch Hand-Picked YouTube Videos Nonstop From This Award-winning App 4 days 8 min ago Jojo Yee Glad that you like the app. view
Watch Hand-Picked YouTube Videos Nonstop From This Award-winning App 4 days 2 hours ago skitty54

i LOVE it! Thank you!

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Watch Hand-Picked YouTube Videos Nonstop From This Award-winning App 5 days 16 hours ago ektorbarajas

This is an amazing app, I just installed the iOS version and immediately liked it

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Best Free Software for Linux 6 days 13 hours ago Panzer "... linux-secureboot-kit - tool for complete hardening of Linux boot chain with UEFI Secure Boot...": https://github.com/Snawoot/linux-secureboot-kit view
Download Flash Games to Play on Your Desktop Before Flash Disappears in 2020 1 week 8 hours ago rhiannon

I checked the site and their Discord server as I was writing the article. From their Discord server FAQ:

What operating systems do you support? Windows 7 and up.

I didn't find any mention of other operating systems on any of the other channels I looked at.

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Download Flash Games to Play on Your Desktop Before Flash Disappears in 2020 1 week 15 hours ago MidnightCowboy The FAQ and readme links both state: Windows 7 and up, as thoroughly updated as possible. Also listed are some requirements for .NET and others should your installation of Flashpoint not work. I see no mention of Mac compatibility. Maybe you could achieve functionality with Linux by installing Windows 7/10 in a VM but because of how this app operates I wouldn’t like to guarantee success. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Download Flash Games to Play on Your Desktop Before Flash Disappears in 2020 1 week 15 hours ago etim

Is the Flashpoint tool cross-platform? I couldn't find any info on Mac/Linux compatibility.

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Download Flash Games to Play on Your Desktop Before Flash Disappears in 2020 1 week 17 hours ago rhiannon

Apparently no one would seed the torrents they put up so they dropped the idea. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Download Flash Games to Play on Your Desktop Before Flash Disappears in 2020 1 week 1 day ago JMDaniel

They should use torrents for this, especially the MEGA file.

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How to Open and Use Chrome's Built In Task Manager 1 week 1 day ago Bruce_Fraser

Agreed. One of the most helpful articles ever on TechSupportAlert.com.

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How to Open and Use Chrome's Built In Task Manager 1 week 2 days ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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How to Open and Use Chrome's Built In Task Manager 1 week 2 days ago gizmofan1248

Excellent tip! Thank you!

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Excellent site for downloading and that's my site: https://getnewzone.blogspot.com/2019/05/download-movavi-photo-editor-58-free.html

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 1 week 5 days ago rhiannon

I'll have a look at Stylebot, it looks interesting. :)

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 1 week 5 days ago crosseyedlemon

I think most websites understand that there is a tolerance threshold that they can't surpass with regards to ads. There is little point in being excessive with ads if the end result will be a decline in traffic. Many years ago I would frequent a website called "Experience Project". That site basically self destructed because it became so intrusive with ads that members simply stopped coming. I've noticed that some websites now fight back against the ad blocking by darkening the page and denying users from looking at content until the ad blocker is de-activated. I find myself using the handy Stylebot addon quite a bit now. It allows users to arrange the page layout to their liking and selectively hide ads or banners as needed. It probably wouldn't appeal to folks who prefer something with a global setting but for web pages that are frequently visited it's ideal.

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 1 week 6 days ago rhiannon

Thanks for whitelisting us, it's very much appreciated.

I'm with you about YouTube creators, that's the exact thing that caused me to write the article. :)
It was "Wait! I want to see that! Don't cover it up! I really want to see the end, hmmmm, there's got to be a way to stop those ads from covering up the ending".

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 1 week 6 days ago vandamme

Thanks for reminding me to whitelist you (you're one of the good guys) and for the link to Iridium.

It would help if some YouTubers would have some dead time at the end of their videos. Some have the most important or interesting parts right at the end!

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Best Free Online Applications 1 week 6 days ago cyril

I suggest https://extendsclass.com/ (Code checkers, Converters, HTTP clients, ...)

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Revo Uninstaller 1 week 6 days ago Arie

Good morning all you good people.
I had a stubborn free program. Revo Pro(free for 30 days) did the job.

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 1 week 6 days ago rhiannon

There is some data about people that measures what types of advertising people are more and less tolerant towards. I'm not sure how accurate the data on the site is but overall it appears reflective of what I see and hear and what I experience, though I'm no expert.
https://www.vieodesign.com/blog/new-data-why-people-hate-ads

I don't know that I can draw a line without being arbitrary to one extent or another. Smaller sites like Gizmo's and ghacks I whitelist and I click on ads because it helps the sites continue to function - as advertising models change, these sites are hit hard. They provide a service I consider valuable. The ads are not intrusive and don't use up the limited bandwidth and data caps attached to my internet connection.
Overall, on other sites, I block autoplay across the board. I block pop ups and pop unders. I block most overlays because they prevent me from seeing content unless I take an action. The rest I'm mostly ok with.

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 1 week 6 days ago rhiannon

Lol yes I think our bottom line is different unless YouTube employees are volunteers who work there because they like to help people and provide a service many find valuable. :)
 

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 1 week 6 days ago rhiannon

I agree. There's no good solution that works for all parties. I wish there was.
I whitelist what I can, when I can without allowing ads to chew through limited bandwidth and having to wait 5-10 seconds for sites to load.
High speed internet hasn't made it to where I live, and it's not looking good for arrival anytime soon. Meanwhile, advertising uses more and more bandwidth as ads get bigger and flashier. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 2 weeks 12 min ago crosseyedlemon

The person who complains about ads is obviously not using a blocker and therefore not having any negative impact on revenue that the website owner might obtain. It's a completely different situation from a website saying "please don't disrupt our ad revenue with a blocker but here is how you can block ads elsewhere to disrupt their revenue.

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 2 weeks 5 hours ago crosseyedlemon

Thank you for your response Rhiannan. I rarely use You-Tube so my comment was directed at websites in general. The whole issue of Whitelisting is tricky ground to navigate as both computer users and website owners have valid concerns.

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 2 weeks 5 hours ago MidnightCowboy We reconcile it the same way people do when they complain about ads and then click on 50 to find the best holiday deal or cheapest toaster. Easy. MC – Site Manager. view
How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 2 weeks 5 hours ago crosseyedlemon

To what degree an ad is intrusive seems to me a rather subjective determination dependent on who you ask. Everyone has a different tolerance level in this regard. As for your suggestion that site profitability be used as a metric for determining when and when not to block, the obvious question is how do you draw a line there without it being arbitrary.

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 2 weeks 6 hours ago rhiannon

You are right, we do ask that people whitelist our site (and any other sites they want to support or like).
Not disable their ad blocker, but whitelist the site so ads are viewable on that site only.
The only income this site has is from ads - it's what keeps the lights on.
If enough people block ads on this site, the site will shut down.

I reconcile this by allowing ads that aren't intrusive on most sites and blocking the ones that are intrusive. That allows income to be generated by ads that I don't mind viewing.
In this case, I'm not saying block all the ads on YouTube. I'm providing a way for people to watch the video they came to see, all the way to the end. Maybe I'm off base, but YouTube is a site that hosts videos.
There's a reasonable expectation that visitors can watch videos on YouTube where the pages contain advertising until a video ends. It's not a reasonable expectation for a video that's on a site that hosts videos and shows advertising to have the last roughly 5 to 20 seconds of the video covered up by a different set of ads. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Aside from that aspect, ad blockers cut off an attack vector since malware can be delivered through site advertising.
Even reputable sites that I would whitelist have delivered malware through advertising - look at what happened at Forbes.

 

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 2 weeks 8 hours ago Krunk

Gizmo's ads do nothing to intrude on your use of the website. And it's bottom line is a bit different than YouTube's--wouldn't you think?

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How to Block YouTube End Screen Video Ads in Your Browser 2 weeks 10 hours ago crosseyedlemon

I seem to recall that when this site last asked members for donations a request was also made that ad blockers be disabled....yet here you are providing instructions on how to block ads elsewhere. I'm not sure how you reconcile doing that.

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 weeks 1 day ago David Bishop

Rhiannon, thank you for that comprehensive reply.

I've double checked the settings in Brave and in Chrome, and they are the same in both browsers - and as you specify:
"Important" set to hide
"No markers" checked
"Don't override filters" checked
Categories - only "Primary" checked
Type of inbox: "Default"
I couldn't save any changes because there were none!

So I'm baffled - and just the tiniest bit put out. I've also had another look at my phone and iPad, and every message in the inbox is also in the "Important" box, and a good few I thought were deleted or otherwise labelled. I like to keep my inbox as clean as possible (retaining only current items) and so either delete unwanted messages or label them.

I'll read the Google support article when I get a moment. In the meantime, I appreciate your efforts.
Regards

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

Our system doesn't allow posting of graphics here in the comments.

Have you checked (in a web browser) to make sure that your Gmail account Settings/Labels :"Important" is set to hide, and under Settings/Inbox "No markers" is checked in the Importance markers section and that under the Filtered mail section the "Don't override filters" is checked are still intact? In the categories, do you have anything other than Primary checked?

I ask because when I went to look at mine the setting under Importance markers had been changed so that the "Use my past actions to predict which messages are important" was checked when it had been unchecked for many months.If you use the Gmail web interface it's possible something got changed. I don't access gmail via their web interface often and haven't made changes to my account for a long time, so I'm not sure how the setting got changed. I access gmail via a third party email client on my desktop and via Blue Mail in Android so no I'm nowhere near the Settings.

At the top of Settings/Inbox, what type of Inbox do you have selected? I use Default. If you're using Priority, switch to Default and see if that makes a difference.

Don't forget to Save Changes at the bottom of the page (says the voice of experience).

You can also access the Settings/Labels area via the left side of the Gmail interface Inbox, under the More section, click on Manage labels and you'll get the same section as under Settings.

These settings can't be changed using the Gmail app, it has to be done via the web interface from a browser. I don't know if Brave browser would make a difference but you might want to access Gmail account settings via another browser to make sure they are the same in both. Stranger things have happened.

That's all I can think of at the moment, since the changes are made using a web browser and not the app they should apply across the board to your gmail account. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Why the labels aren't showing up in your Notebook and are showing in mobile is very strange. This is all I can think of at the moment.

This Google support article has more information but the thing that caught my eye is searching for messages marked Important and if there are any, changing the label. Just a thought.  ¯\_(シ)_/¯
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/186543?hl=en

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GNU Backgammon 2 weeks 2 days ago MidnightCowboy Thanks for the info jbhq. These links have now been updated. MC - Site Manager. view
GNU Backgammon 2 weeks 2 days ago jbhq

available here
http://www.gnu.org/software/gnubg/
http://files.gnubg.org/media/windows/?C=M;O=D

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 2 weeks 2 days ago diny13601

Thanks Bili!

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 2 weeks 2 days ago diny13601

Hello Gizmo's,

I love your site and freeware. So, I wanted to see if you would consider having me edit a category. Unfortunately, I ran into a few problems.
On the "Gizmo's Freeware Needs You!" page: https://www.techsupportalert.com/we-need-you.htm it states "What's involved? Just watch the following video:" There was no video.

I found the contact link at the bottom of the page: https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/contact-us.htm It states "Contact' 'Gizmo's Freeware can be contacted using the site contact form."

Clicking the contact form link led to: https://www.techsupportalert.com/contact This was a duplicate of the homepage. There was no contact form.

Please let me know what to do about this. Thank you.

Best regards,
Diane

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 weeks 2 days ago David Bishop

Hello Rhiannon

Thank you for your quick response. By the way, I had drafted a response to yours, but it disappeared as I was about to post it, and I’ve only just had a chance to try again.

To answer your question, I use two devices linked to my main device. The main device is an HP Pavilion Notebook running Windows 10 using the Brave browser. As mentioned, in Gmail on the Pavilion (Brave) I have disabled the “important” label. I tried to paste a screenshot below for you to have a look at in case I’ve got anything wrong, but it doesn't show. (Perhaps your site doesn't permit this?)

I have two devices linked to the HP notebook, an iPad (iOS v9.3.5) and a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phone running Android 6.0.1. Both these devices show the “important” folder. When I looked at it on the iPad, it tried to load “more than 1000” messages, so I hurriedly closed it!

I’d appreciate any help you can give.

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Icecream Screen Recorder 2 weeks 2 days ago humanist7

TIME TO REMOVE THIS. You get only 5 minutes unless you PAY $30.

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12 Great Sites to Stream Movies and Television Shows for Free 2 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

It is unfortunate. I  wish it were different. :(

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 2 weeks 2 days ago qiqi

what a wonderful software AOMEI Backupper is. It helps me to clone smaller ssd to larger ssd successfully. sometimes, when we use a software for the first time, we may encounter something unexpected. But, i don't encounter any problem and all process goes smoothly.

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12 Great Sites to Stream Movies and Television Shows for Free 2 weeks 3 days ago kennym

Thanks for the links. Unfortunately not all available in the UK, due to our draconian restrictions.

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12 Great Sites to Stream Movies and Television Shows for Free 2 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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12 Great Sites to Stream Movies and Television Shows for Free 2 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

It's not easy to keep track of which company owns what these days.
Amazon also owns Audible, AbeBooks, Goodreads, Zappos, Woot, Ring, Twitch, the Book Depository that operates out of the UK, and more.
List of mergers and acquisitions by Amazon - Wikipedia


It's interesting how many people don't know Instagram and WhatsApp are Facebook products :)
Lightbox.com and Oculus have a smaller user base so it's not surprising most don't know they are Facebook companies.
List of mergers and acquisitions by Facebook

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12 Great Sites to Stream Movies and Television Shows for Free 2 weeks 3 days ago jmaloney

Thanks!

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12 Great Sites to Stream Movies and Television Shows for Free 2 weeks 3 days ago indexman

I must be getting too old to keep up. Had no idea that IMDB was a Amazon product. Thanks for the post. ed

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A Space of Mine 2 weeks 3 days ago jbhq

Free version now time limited to 5 mins

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Wallpaper of the Week: Grassland Landscape 2 weeks 3 days ago Jojo Yee A nice grassland landscape. More noticeable from its large size of wallpaper, sheep farming is on one of the hilltops. view
Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

That's odd, the setting is changed in your Gmail account settings so it shouldn't be showing up on any device you access Gmail from.
Are the labels showing up in other devices you use to access Gmail, like a desktop or laptop?

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 weeks 4 days ago David Bishop

Hello Rhiannon,
Yours is a voice of common sense on this topic. Thank you.
I'd already put in place the settings you recommend for the web version of Gmail, but Google in its busybody way still sees fit to label some of my messages as "important" in the Android version. I can't seem to find the settings to remove the 'important' label in android - can you advise?
Regards

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Learn an Unusual Fact Every Day at this Website 2 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

I agree, the newsletters are terrific.

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Learn an Unusual Fact Every Day at this Website 2 weeks 4 days ago webguy

I have been receiving the emails for years. I highly recommend subscribing. If you are too busy to read them all then just delete until you see one where you just can't resist looking. Each article also has related links at the bottom. You will be tempted to follow some on them as well. BTW, the author responded quickly when I had a suggestion/question about the site. rhiannon, I am you got the word out. They deserve the publicity and I think most GF readers will enjoy TIFO.

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 2 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

If you're interested you can keep an eye on the bug fix page:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1549078

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 2 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

I'm assuming you're talking about the certificate issue with Mozilla that caused all add-ons to be disabled and labeled as Legacy last night and today?
They haven't rolled out a fix yet for everyone, and not everyone is impacted.

I came across an add-on that fixed the issue at Hacker News/ycombinator. As far as I can tell it can be left in place indefinitely. I recommend reading the thread and deciding whether to install it or not. I checked what was being changed and I'm ok with the mechanics of the fix.
I don't have studies enabled, and at this point, current information is saying if you enable studies it could take 6 hours to work unless you change the interval that Firefox checks for updates (every 6 hours).
Hacker News:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19826903

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 2 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

There is an issue with Firefox and a certificate. Not everyone is impacted by the issue and fixes are rolling out.
You can read about it here:
https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-f...

or Mozilla's Twitter:
https://twitter.com/firefox

I used this add-on at Hacker News/ycombinator and it worked for me.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19826903

I would read the thread and make your own decision whether to install the add-on or wait for Mozilla to roll out a fix for everyone. I'm fine with what the add-on does and the mechanics underlying the changes it makes.YMMV.

And of course, feel free to use Edge or any browser that you choose.

Personally, no browser is perfect, they've all had problems more or less severe over the years.
When Mozilla became aware of what happened they let people know and started on a fix and are keeping people updated.

If you check the article above, please note that I've added a site with directions on using Chrome extensions in Edge, so if there's a favorite Chrome extension you can now use it with Edge.

You can also consider a fork of Firefox such as Waterfox or Pale Moon.

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 2 weeks 5 days ago Nodrog

The fix for the problem with Firefox extensions is now out and working, see the Mozilla blog here - https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 2 weeks 5 days ago bgpenhollo

May 4, 2019 - New Firefox immediately fails download for 4.7.1 LasPass as well as any other LastPass. Says it's not a verified Add-on. FireFox IS THE PROBLEM. Will be using EDGE and it's terrible!

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WinPatrol 2 weeks 5 days ago Geert

It seems that WinPatrol is dead.
- No more updates since October 2017
- Certificate of their website is invalid
- No response on e-mails

Better remove this entry...

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Learn an Unusual Fact Every Day at this Website 2 weeks 6 days ago rhiannon

You're welcome. They have such a wide variety of interesting topics.

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Learn an Unusual Fact Every Day at this Website 2 weeks 6 days ago classicggma65

Been getting newsletters from Today I Found Out for years and love them...so many fun/interesting tidbits of info, some science, some about animals, some where sayings we use now come from, some background info movies/tv info, etc. Thanx for getting this out rhiannon...

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Best Free Online Applications 3 weeks 1 day ago OnlineMonitor

You can always check out this free online monitor.. called Monitor The Internet at : https://monitortheinternet.com

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Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier 3 weeks 1 day ago Remah

Yes, it has been superceded by PowerShell File Checksum Integrity Verifier (PsFCIV)

But I've also used Raymond's MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility which has a better interface. But the free version is, from memory, limited to checking files one by one.

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Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier 3 weeks 1 day ago phoneguy

The latest OS that this program supports is XP!

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DaVinci Resolve 3 weeks 2 days ago k31thw

Just to say that Resolve 16 is now available for free, but it's a 1.5GB download.

Am downloading now and will hopefully report back with experience.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Last Rays of a Red Sunset 3 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

I agree. :)

 

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Wallpaper of the Week: Last Rays of a Red Sunset 3 weeks 3 days ago bili_39

Pretty much the same here. But I meant it. There is something on that picture... interesting perspective

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Wallpaper of the Week: Last Rays of a Red Sunset 3 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

Lol you're welcome, my desktop changes often - it's not unusual for it to change a few times a week unless I find an image I'm really enjoying.

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How to Opt Out of Data Broker Sites 3 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

Whether you want to limit the information on you that's available or aren't concerned with your data available is a personal choice for most of us.
For some of us, having the data available for anyone who wants to pay for it can have a high price. Women are often at risk in cases of domestic violence and stalking (though it's not limited to gender). Having your current personal information (which often contains information about family and friends) available for sale to anyone who wants to pay for it has very real consequences.

Some or most of these companies have policies in place for these types of situations - and you still have to contact each of the data brokers and request your data be removed. That presumes you know your personal data is being collected, can identify which data brokers are collecting it, know how to contact them, and have the time to request removal from all of them.
Having requested removal of my data from several of these services in the course of researching this article I'm having nightmares of the endless CAPTCHA's that would appear trying to remove myself from all of them.

I know someone who has never had a computer, has never been on the internet, and doesn't have a data plan with their cell phone. They exist in public records, and there's a ton of information about them and their family and probable acquaintances on the internet (I checked). I'm just saying that not using the internet will not stop your personal information from being collected. :)

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How to Opt Out of Data Broker Sites 3 weeks 3 days ago gruff

Personally, I'm not that concerned with my data being out there. It would take far too much time and effort to prevent my data from being collected. Basically I'd probably have to quit using the Internet ... which I refuse to do. But I do object and object strongly when one of these data pigs begins to harass me and then refuse to remove my data ... like MyLife did for many months. I finally sent them a long email threatening in detail how I'd take them to court in my state and sue them for invasion of privacy, harassment and other assorted charges, noting that Arizona loves to chop down data hogs with huge awards. At that point they removed all my data and I've not heard from them since.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Last Rays of a Red Sunset 3 weeks 3 days ago bili_39

Thanks rhiannon :-) Love your desktop.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 3 weeks 3 days ago bili_39

You have to login to see the form (it's the noticiation on the top).

Check this address: https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/id-become-editor-gizmos-freeware.htm

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NoScript Extension Is Now Available for Google Chrome 3 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

You're welcome. I don't mind beta versions of some things, others I wait for a stable release. :)

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NoScript Extension Is Now Available for Google Chrome 3 weeks 4 days ago bhermance

Thanks for this info! I will try it when it comes out in June or so. I don't really like BETA stuff LOL

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How to Opt Out of Data Broker Sites 3 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

I understand your point. It's possible that some of the services are on the shady side, but they wouldn't last long, and in this field, trust is everything if you want to stay in business. There may be some fly by nights that come and go, but overall the larger services are interested in staying in business and most seem to take security and personal data seriously.

I haven't checked thoroughly just yet, but I believe that joindeleteme and deleteme are the same company - that would be Abine. They've been around a long time, I would trust them with my data and to handle keeping up with data reappearances if I went the paid route. I don't mind doing it on my own, and have been doing so a few years. I rarely see my name come up in most data broker sites when I check back. FamilyTreeNow has deleted and then published my data a twice so far, I keep an eye on them.
Abine has developed one of my favorite add-ons, Blur, which provides masked address to sites that want an email address. It stores them in your account so you can reuse them again and keep track of what any given masked address was used for.

They also provide a service that generates temporary, one time use credit card numbers for the dollar amount you specify that can be used anywhere so your credit/debit card data isn't used at a site.
I don't have a need for any of their premium services, so I stay with their free service.

Yes, they store your credit card data, so does privacy.com, which also provides single use credit card numbers.

I'm familiar with the privacy.com people from some years ago, when they first started talking about creating privacy.com.
I trust both services with my data. That said, they've been vetted by people who know much more than I do whose judgement I trust implicitly - they've gotten thumbs up and use both services.

I encourage anyone to perform due diligence before making any choices or decisions when handing over critical personal data - by that I mean critical financial data as that has the largest impact if it's breached.
Don't take my word for it, check out any service you might consider using so you have first hand, current information.

Speaking of breaches, I keep wondering where the data from the Equifax breach is. To my knowledge it hasn't surfaced anywhere, which is unusual. It's one of those things I wonder about on a regular basis. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

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How to Opt Out of Data Broker Sites 3 weeks 4 days ago gruff

I don't know, maybe I'm just paranoid, but these 'deleteme' type sites that charge you $100 and up to delete your information on all other sites that may have your data ... they remind me of the old senior scams that conned old people who'd been conned by other companies by promising to get their money back for them. That con ripped off billions till the Feds shut them down a while back.

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Organize Your Thoughts, Manage Group Projects and Create Tasks With This Free Task Manager 3 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

Even better, thanks MC.

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Organize Your Thoughts, Manage Group Projects and Create Tasks With This Free Task Manager 3 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

Go to this site:
https://www.taskade.com/

Under Create a List is an image of a monitor and a phone.

Directly under those images are links for Android, iOS, Chrome, Firefox, Mac, and Windows. Click on whichever platform you want to use the service on.

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Organize Your Thoughts, Manage Group Projects and Create Tasks With This Free Task Manager 3 weeks 5 days ago MidnightCowboy

Try the downloads page - MC - Site Manager
https://www.taskade.com/downloads

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Organize Your Thoughts, Manage Group Projects and Create Tasks With This Free Task Manager 3 weeks 5 days ago Jerami

How do I download the software??????

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Download or Listen to Boston Public Library's 48,000+ 78rpm Collection 3 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

That's great! I'm really happy you got to revisit some favorites and memories. :)

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Download or Listen to Boston Public Library's 48,000+ 78rpm Collection 3 weeks 6 days ago kilgore54

This is AWESOME! Here's why...

The year was 1965. I was 12 years old and about to start the 5th grade. My parents bought an old hand-cranked Victrola at an auction. It had about 100 78 RPM records with it. That summer I played, and played, and played those records and there were so many of them that I loved. A few years later we moved out west and they sold everything, including the old Victrola and the records at an auction. As I recall, they got $1.50 for the lot.

Present day: Thanks to this article and the link I went to the Boston Public Library site and got to here so many of the old tunes from my childhood. For a short time today I was twelve years old again. It made me sad because my parents are gone but it also made me very happy to hear these songs. Thank you so much!

Ed

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NoScript Extension Is Now Available for Google Chrome 4 weeks 1 hour ago rhiannon

Yep I'm a lady, you guessed right. :)
Thank you for your kind words.

When I searched I used the chrome web store link in the apps menu on the bookmarks bar.

I searched againg using the same steps you did, and I'm confused. I thought chrome://extensions/ displayed the extensions that are installed on the browser?

I uninstalled it from Chrome so searching for it using the steps you mention gave no result, I installed it again and a search using the same search method displays the NoScript extension. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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NoScript Extension Is Now Available for Google Chrome 4 weeks 2 hours ago eikelein

Dear Ms. rhiannon [or Mr.? Why do I believe you are a lady? But I do... ;-) ]

Yes, it works if I copy and paste the link address into Chrome. It does not work if I search from within Chrome by going through Chrome's three dot menu, More tools, Extensions as viewable:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/108os62Sd-sN9-m7QiC2SdKZk3DEdFbT4/view?usp=sharing

Thanks for the amazing amount of time and effort you put into all this.

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NoScript Extension Is Now Available for Google Chrome 4 weeks 8 hours ago rhiannon

Huh, that's puzzling.
The link to the NoScript extension in the article resolves to the Chrome web store here:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/noscript/doojmbjmlfjjnbmnoijecmcbfeoakpjm

And a search for NoScript in the Chrome web store brings up NoScript, Strip Nag Screen and Script Safe as results.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/noscript

Windows 8.1 Pro and 10 Pro (1803), running Google Chrome Version 74.0.3729.108 (Official Build) (64-bit).

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NoScript Extension Is Now Available for Google Chrome 4 weeks 12 hours ago eikelein

NOT good here, sorry.
Running Chrome version 74.0.3729.108 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Win 10 Home version 1803 (OS Build 17184.706).
Searching for NoScript (or noscript aso.) in Extensions persistently gives this result: "No search results found".

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Best Free iPad Apps 4 weeks 15 hours ago Tony Steeve

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NoScript Extension Is Now Available for Google Chrome 4 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

It's not available in the Microsoft Store as an extension right now. I haven't had time to check if it uses crx format and if it does, if extensions not listed in the store can be installed by dragging and dropping into the extension area the way it has been possible with Google Chrome (has to be done in Developer mode). ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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