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by yogi
Yesterday, 13:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 14
Views: 57

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

If I recall correctly DropBox gives you 2GB free storage. You pay for anything above that. They do indeed make backups. The question is, "do the ever delete them?" Not likely. Google gives away 15GB of free storage and goes through the same backup routine as DropBox, but it's not as transparent. Plu...
by yogi
Yesterday, 13:07
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 64
Views: 426

Re: Good Vibrations

Up north we did not have an in house safe. We kept all the important stuff in a bank vault. It turns out that might not have been as good an idea as it sounds. There is no doubt the safe deposit box would survive a fire, probably even a direct hit by a nuclear missile. However, the bank had one key ...
by yogi
10 Dec 2018, 19:02
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 64
Views: 426

Re: Good Vibrations

As time marches on I am becoming more aware of the need to get things organized for the kids in the event of my departure for this plane. I'm organized and well documented by nature but there are a lot of little details that need fixing. Beneficiaries on certain policies and investments have not bee...
by yogi
10 Dec 2018, 18:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 14
Views: 57

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

The Google MyDrive cloud storage works similar to what you are describing. There really is no point to using the cloud unless you are trying to synchronize a lot of individual computers, or unless you are trying to corroborate work on a document(s). The nature of corroboration requires that the docu...
by yogi
09 Dec 2018, 15:11
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 14
Views: 57

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

KISS worked fine until digital theft became commonplace. The bad actors are getting pretty sophisticated and the storage service people are having one hell of a time keeping ahead of the game. The no-right-click function is as old as HTML. It's something every browser is capable of, or in this case ...
by yogi
09 Dec 2018, 14:50
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 64
Views: 426

Re: Good Vibrations

No need to apologize for running long on a post. Most of what you have to say is pretty interesting and good reading. In this instance I empathize with you because my wife worked in the insurance industry all her professional life. At one point it was her job to facilitate mergers of insurance compa...
by yogi
08 Dec 2018, 15:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 64
Views: 426

Re: Good Vibrations

I know what you mean about insurance policies. Something simple like a change of address just screws up their entire system. It turns out that dealing with the Social Security people was easy compared to getting the records straight with some of the other insurance people I deal with. All but one of...
by yogi
08 Dec 2018, 15:16
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 14
Views: 57

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

I have to sympathize with your short term memory problems. That could be a problem with any smart phone simply because the phone can do so many things. You would have to recall how to do each one if it's not intuitively obvious. Then again, we all have certain routines in our lives. I suspect you wo...
by yogi
07 Dec 2018, 13:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 64
Views: 426

Re: Good Vibrations

It certainly is "our" money in the social security super fund, but it's the government's to manage. It's a lot like taxes. All of the government is paid for with our money, so why the heck aren't they doing what we are paying them to do? I think FDR invented Social Security as part of the New Deal t...
by yogi
07 Dec 2018, 13:13
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 14
Views: 57

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

You and I studied in the same school. We obviously had different language teachers who gave different definitions to Linux and Android and iOS, but everything else pretty much runs in parallel. How long have smart phones been around? A dozen years? Probably less. I never did have a 'need' for a smar...
by yogi
06 Dec 2018, 14:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 14
Views: 57

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

You might have seen my (silly) post on FarceBook. A couple days ago I announced that I got a new camera that can also make phone calls. So far I got zero response which is probably due to my fan club members not knowing what the heck a Pixel 3 XL is. LOL The point I'm making to you is that you shoul...
by yogi
06 Dec 2018, 14:18
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 64
Views: 426

Re: Good Vibrations

Who am I to argue an 'A' grade on a degree thesis? LOL I can't say that I did the same amount of investigation that you did for your thesis; all I can share with you is what I see as current information off the Internet. Not the most reliable source, but a lot of thesis papers depend on it too. The ...
by yogi
05 Dec 2018, 16:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 64
Views: 426

Re: Good Vibrations

How SS benefits are calculated: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10070.pdf That document is current as of 2018, but I know you applied some other year. Perhaps the rules were different back then. What I don't understand is why your lawyer didn't know about this. I'd have to trust him/her more than wha...
by yogi
05 Dec 2018, 16:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 14
Views: 57

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

I had an interesting experience a couple hours ago. As you know I acquired a smart phone from Google. One of the big deals most smart phones offer is a Personal Assistant (PA). In my case it's pretty much like using Google Search on the web but the replies from Google are in the form of a pleasant s...
by yogi
04 Dec 2018, 19:46
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 14
Views: 57

Fight Back the Phishers

Best way to respond to phishing attacks is to report them to people who can do something about it, like shut down their web sites. Don't know where to go? Try this:

https://decentsecurity.com/#/malware-we ... stigation/
by yogi
04 Dec 2018, 14:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 64
Views: 426

Re: Good Vibrations

It's pretty hard for me to come up with a good response to your last post. I love this place, but life in America isn't turning out to be what it was promised when I was a kid. I'm not as naive now. So that might have a bearing on my POV, but something ain't right. I've not read anything by Donald T...
by yogi
04 Dec 2018, 10:02
Forum: Computers
Topic: Microsoft Is Amazing
Replies: 43
Views: 525

Re: Microsoft Is Amazing

You're getting closer to the truth of the matter. LOL As you would expect the big three, Microsoft, Apple, and Google, all offer something similar. The reason for similar systems is because they all want the business from mobile device users. Since mobile vs desktop vs laptop sharing is a nightmare,...
by yogi
04 Dec 2018, 09:14
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 64
Views: 426

Re: Good Vibrations

One way to understand the soda market is to keep in mind that the major manufacturers are selling products that maximize their profits. They are not in the business of supplying products to people with special medical needs. Diet sodas are the result of people wanting to look young and beautiful. Ju...
by yogi
02 Dec 2018, 15:54
Forum: Computers
Topic: Microsoft Is Amazing
Replies: 43
Views: 525

Re: Microsoft Is Amazing

The new Pixel camera/phone I'm now evaluating has problems similar to what you just described. Google has an identical cloud system as Microsoft but with different names for the devices. It's MyDrive instead of OneDrive for example. It's hard to understand why Microsoft would want your password; it'...
by yogi
02 Dec 2018, 15:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 64
Views: 426

Re: Good Vibrations

So, is the economy demand-pull or supply-push? In other words who is controlling the market for goods and services? Is it the product suppliers or the consumers of said products? The beauty of our free market system is that it can supply anything the consumer will buy and at a reasonable price. Some...