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2021-05-31 06:19 »

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Sometimes, you think the pic is cool, but wonder if it'll really work as a wallpaper... :thumbup:

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2021-05-31 12:25 »

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I wiped Win10 off my newer PC. I had to laugh when I went into the BIOS (needed to boot from a flash drive to install a replacement OS), I felt as though I entered the 21st century for sure, the mouse worked to go through the menus, there were colors other than blue, red and white... I was kinda shocked. Had a brief panic attack when I thought I forgot some email passwords, but they eventually floated back to my mind. Really have to stop using the browser to remember that shit.

FUN TIMES!

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shit, glad you remembered the passwords again. I like Windows 10 but only with the crap in it turned off and removed of course.

I put my passwords in a normal text file to not lose it but U put the file into an encrypted BitLocker .VHDX, which i can backup easily in several places and I'll only need to remember one password this way.

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2021-05-31 12:26 »

Steven W wrote:
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Sometimes, you think the pic is cool, but wonder if it'll really work as a wallpaper... :thumbup:
hahaha so true! when i had a computer, it took 8-9 hours at least to choose a good wallpaper. :razz: :mrgreen: :grin:

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2021-06-01 03:59 »

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shit, glad you remembered the passwords again. I like Windows 10 but only with the crap in it turned off and removed of course.

I put my passwords in a normal text file to not lose it but U put the file into an encrypted BitLocker .VHDX, which i can backup easily in several places and I'll only need to remember one password this way.
That's not a bad idea, a txt file backed up in an encrypted file of some sort, I suppose even an encrypted zip would do.

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2021-06-01 17:57 »

Steven W wrote:
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! wrote:
2021-05-31 12:25
shit, glad you remembered the passwords again. I like Windows 10 but only with the crap in it turned off and removed of course.

I put my passwords in a normal text file to not lose it but U put the file into an encrypted BitLocker .VHDX, which i can backup easily in several places and I'll only need to remember one password this way.
That's not a bad idea, a txt file backed up in an encrypted file of some sort, I suppose even an encrypted zip would do.
No, zip encrypted files are NOT safe. They can be cracked in seconds I think. Use a .VHDX with BitLocker. Backup key that they give you on paper just in case.

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2021-06-05 06:09 »

Well, I guess it would depend on the algorithm -- I'd think that AES-256 would be more than okay-ish..

https://www.7-zip.org/7z.html
Open architecture
High compression ratio
Strong AES-256 encryption
Ability of using any compression, conversion or encryption method
Supporting files with sizes up to 16000000000 GB
Unicode file names
Solid compressing
Archive headers compressing
Ah! That is the 7z format...

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2021-06-05 23:24 »

I don't trust anything except BitLocker to be honest because it is Enterprise level stuff. The other things are toys only. Unless maybe red hat or bsd got something similar.

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2021-06-30 04:23 »

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2021-06-30 07:22 »

https://developer.amazon.com/blogs/apps ... n-appstore

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3 ... ndows.html
There is, of course, the best-case-scenario outcome with this — wherein developers flock to the Amazon Appstore, invest the time in working around its limitations, and finally start taking it seriously as a result of the new opportunity this Windows integration presents. And who knows? Maybe that'll happen. It'd sure be a huge positive for the Android ecosystem as a whole, if so.
Heh, I imagine another best-case, at least for MS and Amazon. Perhaps developers too. Sharing of APIs and Microsoft not only porting everything that they've made available in the Play Store, but at least attempting to fill in some of the major gaps at Amazon's appstore, that could be a win-win for the both of them. Mr. Raphael's article mentions some of those gaps. Some of the stuff he mentions seems to me to be possibly low-hanging fruit that the two corps could team up on:
You won't find password management services like LastPass, 1Password, and Bitwarden.
You can't tell me that MS and Amazon couldn't spare the resources to come up with an easy-to-use well designed password manager.

If, and of course that a major IF, this is implemented properly on the Windows side of things and the two corps are committed to it, this *could* be a very good thing. I guess we'll have to wait and see. Not personally interested, but I can think of a few folks who would be.

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2021-06-30 07:48 »

https://www.androidcentral.com/next-bes ... -microsoft
A whole lot of people using any of the best Android phones have tried Microsoft's Game Pass streaming service, and most people think it's a hit. It's not anything new — NVIDIA started streaming full-on console and PC titles to Android a long time ago, and now even Google is in the game with Stadia. Microsoft's edge is its large library of titles that people actually want to play, and it has reasonable rates: $15 each month gets you streaming on your console, PC, and Android phone, plus Xbox Live Gold and EA Play membership. Not. Too. Shabby.
There's some interesting SPECULATION in the article:
I'm almost certain that if Microsoft were to build a cheap (and yes, it will need to be cheap) HDMI stick or dongle that lets you use Game Pass on any telly, it will run Android and do a lot more than just play Xbox games.
It would make a lot of sense to use Android.

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