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#1 DirtyHarry50

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:29 PM

Check this out:

http://www.computerw...-bandwidth.html

Fortunately, the fix is easy enough.
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Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:57 PM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 03 August 2015 - 01:29 PM, said:

Check this out:

http://www.computerw...-bandwidth.html

Fortunately, the fix is easy enough.
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Thanks for the notice. I will turn this crap off right away.
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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:55 PM

Heh, gotta love how MS likes to 'turn all the garbage on by default' ... I'm amazed they turned this one on, but then, I'm not amazed. Most people would not 'opt in' if asked during install, so in order for it to be useful, they just blast it on for everyone and only the knowledgable will know to turn it off. Kind of a shrewd move.

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:10 PM

View PostFrigidman™, on 03 August 2015 - 04:55 PM, said:

Kind of a shrewd move.

I wonder how hard that would be to sneak that system into the Mac Game Store?  You know, like after this thread dies down.  ;)
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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:23 PM

Funny you should say that... it was a considered 'feature' but the security issues and hate risk was just too high to bother with.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 01:37 AM

Not the only thing to be wary of in Windows 10: it's also very generous with your private data and your wi-fi access.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 07:37 AM

I think all Windows tends to be pretty open on the wifi by default.... again, too many things turned on by default, with very little in way of security turned up.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:58 AM

View PostFrigidman™, on 03 August 2015 - 04:55 PM, said:

Heh, gotta love how MS likes to 'turn all the garbage on by default' ... I'm amazed they turned this one on, but then, I'm not amazed. Most people would not 'opt in' if asked during install, so in order for it to be useful, they just blast it on for everyone and only the knowledgable will know to turn it off. Kind of a shrewd move.

I agree! they always sneek stuff like this in!
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:03 PM

I just use Spybot Anti-Beacon.  It shuts all of that off permanently.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:56 PM

I don't mind and opt in for all Windows call home. I think people are just a bit too paranoid. Google already knows a LOT LOT more about me than Microsoft will ever anyways.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:55 AM

I use Little Snitch and Google is by far the biggest offender of wanting in on everything you do and see.  I block everything google I can, which is a LOT.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:13 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 21 April 2017 - 09:55 AM, said:

I use Little Snitch and Google is by far the biggest offender of wanting in on everything you do and see.  I block everything google I can, which is a LOT.

Google is tied with Microsoft for being an assclown with the spying. Only company worse these days is Fakebook.

I really hope DuckDuckGo is able to improve their algorithm more, I'd love to switch over. They're WAY better than they used to be, but still deliver a lot less useful results than Google.
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:49 AM

Just installed Duckduckgo.  Thanks.
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:09 PM

I just bing it
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:58 PM

That's what I was using.  I took a blind test comparing Bing to Google searches and Bing won 4 out of 5 searches on average, so I switched from Google about 5 years ago.  Let's see how this duk go works my disappoint.
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 04:47 PM

Who needs a search engine? I already know everything.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 06:07 PM

Me too.  I only use it to see if others are starting to catch up with me.  Not that I don't already know, I just like to see it in print.

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:00 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 22 April 2017 - 06:07 PM, said:

Me too.  I only use it to see if others are starting to catch up with me.  Not that I don't already know, I just like to see it in print.

::cough::

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 04:01 PM

View PostFrost, on 21 April 2017 - 11:13 PM, said:

Google is tied with Microsoft for being an assclown with the spying. Only company worse these days is Fakebook.

I really hope DuckDuckGo is able to improve their algorithm more, I'd love to switch over. They're WAY better than they used to be, but still deliver a lot less useful results than Google.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:11 AM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 18 May 2017 - 04:01 PM, said:

DuckDuckGo is powered by Yandex. Aren't they the Russian version of Google? Let me Google that...

It must be true!  I was looking up porn with dukdukghough when suddenly the Russians hacked the erection!

(Edit:  Please don't make this political, it was just a dum joke at my expense.)
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