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    FWIW, i've been testing TeamViewer on some of the...

    FWIW, i've been testing TeamViewer on some of the computers i now connect to with LogMeIn, and i haven't seen all that much difference in performance. i have run across some minor quirks with TV...
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    sounds like maybe there's some other SUN software...

    sounds like maybe there's some other SUN software installed, and possibly some other applications that use Javascript. as you note, Java and Javascript are two different animals -- Java is a...
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    i've always been curious about the often cited...

    i've always been curious about the often cited recommendation that one regularly change their passwords. if none of your accounts have been hacked, doesn't that by definition mean that the passwords...
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    that's next on the list to try -- right now the...

    that's next on the list to try -- right now the users are apparently content to just work around the problem. at some point, though, i really want to get to the bottom of this, as i've never quite...
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    at one point i actually started down that path,...

    at one point i actually started down that path, but never fully implemented it on all shares on all machines because it seemed to me that given the fact that the Home computers can't even PING the...
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    pinging by IP address. have checked the router...

    pinging by IP address. have checked the router config and don't see anything there unusual -- pretty much all default settings. have tried using a static IP address, and that doesn't help....
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    just disabled it -- didn't help. lee

    just disabled it -- didn't help.

    lee
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    yes -- the "advanced settings" for each computer...

    yes -- the "advanced settings" for each computer are identical. i've also tried various alternative settings like turning on and off password protected sharing to no avail.

    lee
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    correct, i'm using a workgroup configuration. ...

    correct, i'm using a workgroup configuration. and yes, all on the same subnet, all same workgroup names. as far as networking goes, they are all configured identically. all shares in both...
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    WIN7 Home cannot access WIN7 Pro shares

    i have a network with mostly WIN7 Home computers and one WIN7 Pro computer. we share files between all the computers, and all the shares work in both directions with one exception -- none of the...
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    GBridge does look interesting -- i'm definitely...

    GBridge does look interesting -- i'm definitely going to take a look at it. thanks for mentioning it here!
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    for free offsite backup i've been using CrashPlan...

    for free offsite backup i've been using CrashPlan -- functions pretty much like Mozy, but you can backup to any internet-connected computer. so if you've got a friend who is willing to host an...
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    BUT whomever must have GBridge installed, right? ...

    BUT whomever must have GBridge installed, right? if so, that makes it functionally equivalent to the My Cloud drive.
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    after reading this article i bought a My Cloud...

    after reading this article i bought a My Cloud drive, thinking it would make a good alternative to Dropbox -- but i was sorely disappointed. one of the things i really like about Dropbox is that you...
  15. saw where Cory Doctorow uses NewsBlur...

    saw where Cory Doctorow uses NewsBlur, so decided to give that a try -- and so far, i think i like it best of all. very clean, simple interface that works exactly as you would expect. plus, it...
  16. forgot to mention, that a downside to both Old...

    forgot to mention, that a downside to both Old Reader and igHome is that neither have a mobile app. although igHome does have a fairly nice mobile interface via the browser.

    lee
  17. take a look at The Old Reader...

    take a look at The Old Reader. like you, i have no need for all the eye candy, or some application trying to figure out what i'm interested in and what i'm not. The Old Reader comes closer to...
  18. like Mr Flot, the email address i use for WS is...

    like Mr Flot, the email address i use for WS is only used for a handful of other subscriptions and is never used for anything else. it gets literally zero spam, but out of the clear blue i'm getting...
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    Blue Host does look interesting -- they offer a...

    Blue Host does look interesting -- they offer a spam filter called Postini for an extra $1/mo/mailbox, and it turns out Postini is owned by The Google, and after digging around some, it looks like...
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    in my experience, black lists are worthless. for...

    in my experience, black lists are worthless. for them to work, the spammer must always use roughly the same from address. all the "bad spammers" know this, and so continually change that info. ...
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    i know there are a lot of good client-side...

    i know there are a lot of good client-side solutions, but the problem there is that the spam still hits your smart phone. in fact, if it were not for the phone problems, i could probably get most of...
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    can you expand on exactly how you have configured...

    can you expand on exactly how you have configured SpamAssassin to make it that accurate? with my current host, the configuration options i have are rather limited. i can alter the "required score",...
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    thanks for the iPage link -- i've never heard of...

    thanks for the iPage link -- i've never heard of them, but that doesn't mean anything. did a quick search on their "premium spam filter" and came up empty, but i'm not sure that means anything...
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    Need Web hosting with good spam filtering

    i'm looking for an inexpensive hosting company that has a good spam filtering option. i don't need anything fancy as far as the web pages go, just a robust POP email solution. the company i...
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    Third-party app conflicts with System Restore

    Fred's having a hard time with Windows System Restore -- he swung at and missed this one a couple of months ago, and he's missed it again. the...
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