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  1. Great article. Some commonality in Canada too....

    Great article. Some commonality in Canada too. There's another aspect of history here. Places where the infrastructure is all copper face a considerable upgrade costs to shift to fiber - and not just...
  2. Well Fred, you give a good example of why I Don't...

    Well Fred, you give a good example of why I Don't use the Win8 imaging tool for a backup solution. I did use it once early on in the Win8 build and have backed up that image. But I moved on quickly...
  3. LibreOffice Base database using Java broken by latest Java update

    I've been using Java in Base for an external JDBC and thus more reliable database.
    The recent Java update broke access to it. LO reports it as "defective".
    I checked online and LO indicates there...
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    Blur

    I don't want more than one password manager - thats the point. I want the other features of Blur but NOT the password manager. The site indicates that feature can be turned off but I wanted to find...
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    A question about Blur. I already use a Password...

    A question about Blur.
    I already use a Password Manager I like.
    I see you can turn Blur's password manager off for all web sites
    https://dnt.abine.com/#help/faq/faq-passwordManagementSettings2
    ...
  6. On OpenDNS, yes, it seems a typo crept into the...

    On OpenDNS, yes, it seems a typo crept into the title and was repeated in the article. The Oracle example was confused with Cisco.
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    Eric I agree with the auto-forward other than...

    Eric
    I agree with the auto-forward other than Paul's caveat. You can add a filter (like his gmail example) to mark those ones as distinct in one mailbox. If you use an email client like Thunderbird,...
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    Great tip on Blur, Lincoln. Will check it out.

    Great tip on Blur, Lincoln. Will check it out.
  9. I experimented a little with my IP after the...

    I experimented a little with my IP after the first article. It soon became apparent that my cable IP is on a long lease. In fact, the IP has not changed in a couple of years. Disconnecting my router...
  10. Nope. OpenDNS allows you too use alternate DNS...

    Nope. OpenDNS allows you too use alternate DNS servers for finding web sites faster, etc. They also reduce tracking that may be done by your ISPs DNS servers, etc.
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    Was pretty surprised at the behaviour of the...

    Was pretty surprised at the behaviour of the Win10 update taskbar icon.
    I set it to hide as I don't need it right there. But on every reboot, its set back to show. I thought this was a little...
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    While I'd agree, you've clearly not installed...

    While I'd agree, you've clearly not installed Win8. It requires an MS account, although you can stop using it almost immediately. But for most users, it tracks their computer searches and logs them...
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    Just testing EaseUS. Nice interface but it has...

    Just testing EaseUS. Nice interface but it has zippo help and some of the settings are not obvious.
    The scheduled File Backup didn't run automatically, apparently because I hadn't started the...
  14. I got the error mentioned above in Win 8.1 Home...

    I got the error mentioned above in Win 8.1 Home Prem.
    So I followed Fred's second way and used the command line. That worked fine. And I created the batch files after to turn it off and on. That...
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    Home is the key word here. If it's not available...

    Home is the key word here. If it's not available in Home, it isn't available to home users.
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    Right. It's also not just an App Whitelister but...

    Right. It's also not just an App Whitelister but also an AV product. I would not install this on a computer with an existing AV product as a test or you may have nasty problems. I would further not...
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    I got a version of free Acronis recently and it...

    I got a version of free Acronis recently and it wouldn't work on Win8.1
    I've also tried the Seagate version and it didn't have the features.
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    Thanks, Lincoln. I was using Win7's Imaging tool...

    Thanks, Lincoln. I was using Win7's Imaging tool but don't find Win8's meets my needs. I've been using AOMEI and it does concern me that it just keeps filling the drive. I'll give EaseUS a try.
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    Depends on what you're doing. If you're...

    Depends on what you're doing. If you're transferring large files over the net, like video, high end graphics, or original loss-less audio, the more speed, the faster you can work.

    If you watch a...
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    In N. America, we refer to: - coax as "cable"...

    In N. America, we refer to:
    - coax as "cable" per "cable TV" to which Internet was added
    - "fibre", which is an optical fiber cable, available in some areas. It's way faster. Great for downloading...
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    Save As of web pages is a possible solution but...

    Save As of web pages is a possible solution but it creates subfolders of images, etc. Its easy for those to get broken if you rename or move the file. Much more effective in my experience is Save As...
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    On Weather Underground, I use the Forecast Plus...

    On Weather Underground, I use the Forecast Plus Firefox plugin. It displays an icon in the browser. A click reveals the current weather from WU.

    I used to use another plugin - it would pop up a...
  23. Talk about lingering issues re: KB2919355. I...

    Talk about lingering issues

    re: KB2919355. I have a new Win8.1 machine and this update wouldn't go in. error 80070002

    I tried downloading the update manually but that also failed.
    I then...
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    Thanks for the various links, everyone. Shedding...

    Thanks for the various links, everyone. Shedding some light on this may help educate a few people. But if Microsoft really wants to keep users, they're going to need to look at this problem. It's...
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    Sheesh Why would you install an anti-ad tool...

    Sheesh
    Why would you install an anti-ad tool that puts new ads in?
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