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such a third party device is now an added cost along with all the
adapters one needs to do all but basic use of the computer.)
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Geekly Update - 22 November 2016
Comments by -- Bob
Our favorite next-gen home Wi-Fi system arrives...
How Wi-Fi mesh networks work
The dropping prices for fairly capable gear were what made me
look twice at this pair of articles.
Eero is another company which has been experimenting
with mesh networking in the home router segment.
Follow the links and go to the manufacturer's site for more
details on how eero implements mesh networking.
Re. FYI# 779 (Fri 11/25/2016)
What If Cameras Stopped Telling the Truth?
If this irks enough young people, they will hack their way
through or around it. Let the arms race begin.
Are your headphones spying on you? (everyone should
I thought this would turn out to be another WiFi Man In The
Middle attack (these also can affect headphones which don't use
Bluetooth or strong encryption). But this is yet another malware
attack on the PC itself. In that regard, it's not anything really
new, but a good reason to keep your antivirus up to date and scan
How to Run Linux Commands From Outside the Bash Shell on
For gosh sakes, if you're going to these extremes, just set up
a VM or a dual-boot on a second drive and be done with it! (Linux
can even be run from an external second drive.)
MICROSOFT SAYS YOUR OLD PC WASTES UP TO A DAY OF YOUR TIME
PER YEAR JUST TO BOOT
And all Windows PCs waste about two days per month all told,
updating and restarting. But what can you do? Seriously. We need
RESEARCHER WRITES CODELESS EXPLOIT THAT BYPASSES LINUX
My Ubuntu Linux (same family as Fedora, but a different distro
-- and not currently vulnerable to this particular exploit) got
security updates for gStreamer and the kernel components recently,
after this vulnerability was announced. One more reason Linux does
need to be patched weekly.
Re. FYI #778 (Thur 11/24/2016)
Is Linux Finally Good Enough to Replace Windows?
It depends on what you want to do with your PC or device. Linux
is not ready for media applications like Miracast, streaming
boxes, or that sort of networking. Linux does not handle touch
yet. Hence, no tablet or phone applications worth investing in.
Linux doesn't do Bluetooth 4.0 worth anything. And there is still
no Photoshop for Linux, and no exact compatibility with Microsoft
Office formats, especially PowerPoint. (Or the newer Sway.) So, as
with any non-Windows OS, choose your OS to fit your intended use
of your devices and your networks. Save us Linux users a lot of
grief -- don't choose Linux for "political" reasons. ("I don't
like Windows 10." or "I'm mad at Microsoft over these changes.")
Having trouble getting sound from your sound bar? Try this.
I have a low-end soundbar for my living room TV. It has four
inputs, and three types of cables, not counting the obsolete RCA
connectors. Optical is my usual connection from the HDTV, and
Bluetooth works well with my tablet and my NUC. There's HDMI input
for things like my ScreenBeam Miracast Receiver (via the TV).
I do have to make sure I select the right Source when turning
on the soundbar, and make sure the Mute button isn't on. There are
also three output modes plus Bass Enhancement.
Mainly, the soundbar replaces the awful speakers native to the
HDTV. Dialog is totally lost without some sort of center channel,
which even low-end soundbars will have. I don't use other
speakers, as in an apartment noise should be kept to a reasonable
How to install a text-based password manager for Linux, Mac,
or FreeBSD users
Well, isn't it easier just to use a cross-platform password
manager with a GUI, like KeePassX? Anyway, it doesn't matter how
you use it -- a password manager helps with online security any
way you use it.
How to Fix: Windows 10 Laptop Screen Fades (too dark)
My aging laptop screen has the opposite problem -- colors are
washed out and contrast is fading. I have adjusted the Gamma
downward to 0.8 or 0.7, and I turned up color saturation way high,
but the time to put the laptop out to pasture is fast approaching,
I have to say. The problem is how the pixels of a LCD or LED
display interact with a fading LED backlight, and how LCD colors
fade over time anyway.
RIP AirPort? Apple may abandon wireless routers and Time
Apple is reportedly going to stop making wireless routers
To be clear, I commented previously about this topic in the
belief that the entire Apple Networking standard may be abandoned,
not just the Air Play hubs and related devices from Apple. It
still reads to me as though this is exactly what Apple has in
store for the near future.
Pin the Control Panel to Your Taskbar for Quicker Access to
Your Most-Used Windows Tools
Way ahead of you -- did that within the first two weeks of
building my NUC PC. In fact, I pinned the so-called godmode
control panel there.
4 basic security facts everyone should know
Also helpful is to follow the link to the new feature in
Process Explorer which allows all running processes and the
components which have spawned them to be run past VirusTotal's 57
antimalware engines at one time:
While not a substitute for real antivirus, this procedure is
quick and easy to install and run, and it's free for individuals
to use. Be nice though, and only use it once a month or so, unless
something suspicious has already happened on your device.
How to enable the hibernation power option in Windows 10
Due to the way Windows 8 and Windows 10 "shuts down" on
battery-powered devices and PCs, most folks will never need to use
Hibernate at all. Suspend and "shut down" will do the job just
fine. But there are a few of us, including those who dual-boot,
who must use Hibernate as we have had to disable Fast Startup for
system stability reasons. If your PC supports it (not all do) this
is one more tool for your Windows toolbox.
Comments by -- Joe Nowak
Recovery Scammers Fraud
This is kind
of an interesting double whammy scam. They actually scam the
victim two times.
Fraud: Recovery Scammers Target Victims Twice