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    Western Digital Class Action Lawsuit – Canada

    I just received an email informing me that because I registered a WD RED NAS Drive in Canada with Western Digital I am a class member in a settlement that has been approved by the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Complete settlement agreement. Purchased in Canada Purchased between February...
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    iPhones ‘randomly’ and repeatedly stop using mobile data

    That sounds similar to what happens to mine every now and then. Strong signal but a web page will not reload or checking for email will time out. It has happened when connected to Wi-Fi but more so with cellular data. Switching to airplane mode for a few seconds then back to normal will...
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    Something impossible just happened

    Hehe, do it again ;) Seriously, you should report it in the newsgroups.
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    Securing a cellphone account

    You can test this yourself to confirm that it is working correctly. I use Network Analyzer, but I'm sure there are other apps that do the same thing. The "Info" page shows your ip address, dns server, gateway, external ip address and more. With your cellphone only connected to cellular data...
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    Pros and Cons of Windows 10

    With Windows 10 Pro you can use the Group Policy Editor to set Windows Update to notify if there's an update. Then you can choose to update or not. One of the five PCs that I look after (family and friends) is current with Windows Updates, sort of a test machine. I hold the rest of them back to...
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    smart to mask back-ups as system files?

    Here's part of my backup process: I have a dedicated, bitlockered, internal hard drive in one of my PCs that I copy my Macrium Reflect backup files to. After they're copied I thake the drive offline. It's only online when it's time to add new backup copies to it. Every time I bring it online I...
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    FYI Using Google Voice instead of your mobile number for 2FA

    Just reminding everyone that about the Google Voice verification code scam(s) that are alive and prospering on the internets. https://support.google.com/voice/thread/1035901/i-was-scammed-into-giving-away-my-verification-code-someone-used-my-cell-to-setup-a-google-voice?hl=en
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    FYI SpinRite's Development Roadmap

    I use Thunderbird, Here's what my server settings are, I use the same SMTP server as my email:
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    C and assembly/symbols and debugging, question and a discussion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6QoM--RD7s
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    *Warning* Magix not issuing refunds

    I'll keep it short. Magix (Movie Studio, Vegas Movie Studio, Music Maker, ...) has recently changed their terms and conditions to state that they only give refunds for some their software to individuals or companies located in a member state of the EU, and no refunds for some of it. Period...
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    NVME 2.0

    Get ready for it, the NVME 2.0 standard has been released. https://youtu.be/qej76srlFh0
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    Hardware Support

    Don't worry too much about the updates. Still using an i7-4820k on a x79 LGA2011 (Gigabyte) motherboard here. I would put a RTX 3070 in it and continue on if I could get one. Get what you want and update until you can't or don't want to anymore. Personally the only updates i get from the...
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    How do I test RFID blocking devices?

    Ridge Wallet - https://ridgewallet.ca/ When you started this thread I couldn't remember the name. A few of the YouTubers that I watch have them as sponsors now and then. Seems legit.
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    on steve's lost crypto

    Back in the day when Bitcoin was new and shiny I was quite heavily involved with the SETI@Home thing, made it to the top 1% in the world at one point. I had 10 PCs and 5 or 6 video cards looking for aliens 24/7 (is that a universal standard or is it 7/24 somewhere? ;)). At the time 1 BC was...
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    Multiple Admin Pgms BSOD Windows 7

    Have you tried a system file scan? sfc /scannow I know that when I start getting blue screens or random reboots, usually due to video driver/game issues, that I'll start getting more blue screens with different error messages. System File Scanner usually finds and repairs an error or two. The...