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Living Room / Re: Summon the NSA
« on: August 10, 2013, 04:17 PM »

  I think the idea is to overload the NSA's servers when it detects all these keywords.  lol

Living Room / Re: Internet Speed Test
« on: August 10, 2013, 04:14 PM »

  You have to select the closest test site for the test, and other sites as well.  Plus I use different bandwidth-test websites.  Sometimes I'll get lower results from one site than the other, depending on the bottleneck of the site at that time.....

Living Room / Re: P3005 HP LaserJet printer questions
« on: August 10, 2013, 03:49 PM »
put the cart in a shallow dish of water, just enough to soak the print heads.

A folded up wet paper towel works well for that also and is much harder to spill. ;)

  I tried it with a paper towel, but you can't get the water/alcohol to cover the heads.  I use paper towels to just clean the heads when they're visibly dirty.

Living Room / Re: Apple Patents Making You SHUT UP!
« on: August 08, 2013, 08:34 PM »


Living Room / Re: P3005 HP LaserJet printer questions
« on: August 08, 2013, 08:25 PM »
we used to have a HP Photosmart all in one, dont remember the model been about 5 to 6 years ago.  didn't get used a whole lot but we always had to replace the cartridges (genuine) when we had to use it after sitting idle for 9 to 12 months.  i got tired of spending $100 some dollars everytime they wanted to use to print 3 or 4 pages :P  but the excuse was we spent $400 on it.  some people will never understand1  :D

  I don't know of any ink jet cartridges that won't dry out when not used for that long.  The ink in the well isn't what dries out, but the foam absorbing part right above the print head.  HP states that to recover a cart that stops working from long idle times, put the cart in a shallow dish of water, just enough to soak the print heads.  Then if that don't free things up to put it in a shallow dish of alcohol just enough to cover the print heads.  Of course after this is done you have to thoroughly dry the heads and print out several test pages to work the water or alcohol out of the heads.

  If you have a refill kit, you can try this:  Put a little ink of the proper color for the print head your trying to revive into the syringe, then insert the needle all the way down to the print head and inject a little ink.  If you over-do it you stand the chance of getting ink into one of the other print heads and have to print out a bunch of test pages to flush it out.

Living Room / Re: Anti-Tracking Smartphone Pouch
« on: August 08, 2013, 08:12 PM »
"Free speech" doesn't mean that you can't say whatever you want... you can... just as long as we know who you are, where you are, and what you're saying...

  That pretty much sums it up....   :mad:

Living Room / Bitcoins Can Be Regulated
« on: August 08, 2013, 08:08 PM »

Sorry, libertarians: Bitcoins are currency and can be regulated under U.S. law, says judge

08.08.2013 7:11 AM

If Bitcoins are the currency of choice for a computerized Wild West, the sheriff in town is trying to impose some order.


Hey All-

Can anyone recommend a lightweight app that can watch one of my folders for changes to the files or sub folders and give me a restore/undo so I can backup to a previous version(s)?  Not sure what to call it, and hoping for something minimal (little to no learning curve).  I thought of writing a script to just snapshot periodically with WinZip or 7Z, but figured there's probably something a little more integrated out there.

Thanks for any suggests-

  Comodo Backup (Free) will synchronize folders.

Living Room / Re: Anti-Tracking Smartphone Pouch
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:59 PM »
Kinda makes you wonder whether it's worth having the hassle of a phone at all anymore.

  You got that right.  I've always hated phones, it was nice whenever I left the house to go somewhere I also got away from the phone.  I have a cell now, but only because of my family if they should have an emergency.

  I've been thinking about going to the Walmart throw-away phones.  The NSA don't know who you are even if they were tracking the phone.   ;D

Living Room / Re: P3005 HP LaserJet printer questions
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:54 PM »

  I've got an old HP Office Jet G85 All In One printer that was my dads, and I inherited it when he died.  It's really quiet, makes excellent copies, and has never had to be serviced with the exception of ink cartridges.  The only thing I don't like about it is the cost of the cartridges, which is why I re-fill my own, but it seems that the cartridges are only good for 2 or 3 re-fills before they don't work anymore.
  If I ever have to buy a new one, it's going to be one with individual ink wells and that DOES NOT have the anti-refill chips installed like the Lexmarks do.  I used to be a real big fan of Lexmark until they started that crap.  Now I wouldn't own one if you gave it to me.....

Living Room / Re: Internet Speed Test
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:45 PM »

Nailed it!  :Thmbsup:

  And I didn't even have a hammer!   :P

Living Room / Tor - Leave Windows
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:35 PM »

Tor Urges Users to Leave Windows
by Brian Donohue   August 7, 2013 , 12:53 pm
  In a critical security advisory issued over the weekend, the Tor Project told its users that they should seriously consider migrating away from Microsoft’s Windows operating system and disabling JavaScript.

Living Room / Re: Anti-Tracking Smartphone Pouch
« on: August 07, 2013, 03:59 PM »

  Then again, it's much cheaper just to pull the battery out of your phone when not in use, and they can't make that against the law.  If the battery isn't removeable, wrap that sucker in tin foil!   :P

Living Room / Re: P3005 HP LaserJet printer questions
« on: August 07, 2013, 03:55 PM »

  Not too long ago one of the printer manufactorers announced a trade-in discount.  I'm thinking it was HP, but I could be wrong.  You might want to call HP and ask if they have a trade-in program for their printers.


  With this law and the way the MPAA and RIAA run things, if you have a video of, let's say a birthday party of your child, and there's a Bon Jovi song playing in the background, or the kids are sitting in front of a TV watching a Disney movie, you have just committed a felony.


  When it comes to flashcards, I like it old-school, the paper type with nekkid girly pics on the back.....   >:D

Living Room / Re: Internet Speed Test
« on: August 07, 2013, 03:26 PM »
Speed of the internet itself is one thing, Speed of a certain website is the other thing :=) you can check the speed of your (or any) website with pingdom tools. It is a very handy tool and offers some nice features. just google it and check it out if you are interested in website speed.



  Uh....yeah, which is why I ran it on 4 different sites as stated above.....  I also checked it from several different servers in the Southern U.S..

  The important thing here is that I've got a really good bandwidth.  If I should come across a slower bandwidth problem then I'll know it's not from my end but from the particular website I'm trying to access.  All the bandwidth in the world isn't going to do you any good if the website your trying to connect to is bogged down from internet traffic.  I also have some tools to look for bottlenecks if I should want to check a slow connection, but I find it's faster just to take a look at another website and see if there's a bandwidth problem from my end.


  So what's with all the "*"?  This is an adult oriented thread and asshole is probably the least offensive word to be found in here....   :P

Living Room / Re: save and upload
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:28 PM »

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Living Room / Comcast Sends Notifications Of Copyright Infringement
« on: August 06, 2013, 07:37 PM »

Report: Comcast to send real-time notifications of copyright infringement
08.05.2013 5:00 PM
A report by Variety indicates that the nation's largest cable provider will send real-time alerts if it thinks you're pirating a movie--along with a legitimate alternative.

Living Room / Anti-Tracking Smartphone Pouch
« on: August 06, 2013, 07:15 PM »

  This isn't an ad, but an article warning about government snoopers.

Anti-tracking smartphone pouch is a sign of the times
Are you the type the tapes over the camera on your MacBook? If so, you might also want to store your iPhone in a radio-free pouch when it's not in use. Big brother is watching.

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: WinPatrol Plus Sale
« on: August 06, 2013, 05:20 PM »

  WinPatrol is awesome, I've been using the pro version for years now.

A musical joke.

  They stole that from Jerry Lewis!   :P


  It's Congress the made the laws the way they are and allowed the NSA to get away with all their secrecy.  No one to blame but themselves, and no hiding from the facts either....

Living Room / Re: Slower Planes And Charging For Bathrooms
« on: August 04, 2013, 08:29 PM »
To my understanding, the US does not use diesel engines that much. That always struck me as strange, because families in the US live quite often far apart and diesel would cut the fuel bill significantly when it is time to visit.

It is illegal in the US to have/produce/whatever fuel-efficient automotive engines. So, just throw out all logic and reason... it is what it is.  :huh:

(Anyone remember the Volkswagen example? European versions of the exact same model have far higher fuel efficiency, etc.)

  Look at my last post in the Show Your Car forum https://www.donation...x.php?topic=34117.75

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