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Check before you post. c) All freeware posts must have the software homepage link in the post.   3.2 Topic titles must be appropriate. No adjectives such as new, latest, etc. or other such words are to be used in the title. 3.3 Absolutely no duplicate posts. Search before you post and update your links, by editing your post, if necessary. Add to the existing post on that topic. Non-compliance will get post deleted and member warned. No bargains and no clarification on this. 3.4 ALL externally hosted files MUST have a 'freely available' option without the need for Premium Accounts or Registering, completing surveys or assorted hoop-jumping. This also means ensuring file sizes are within the limits specified by any Hosting Site you upload to. Larger files requiring Premium or Registering access may only be shared providing a 'free' option has been given. Disabling the Add Blocker is considered Hoop-Jumping and isn't allowed. 3.5 . No Trading or selling allowed and promoting of Premium Accounts to enable faster/unlimited downloading is not allowed. Each site has advertising within it's own pages clearly showing benefits of Paid versus Free accounts. Please do not act as a salesperson or chase commission through referrals. 3.6 Posts should not contain explicit, offensive, shocking, nudity, and meaningless matter. All freeware posts must have the software homepage link in the post. 3.7 No megapost or multiple threads for a topic allowed. (Only Staff and VIPs with permission from admins can).No index page, every post is to be separate. 3.8 Do not excessively and unnecessarily 'pad out' your archives/files (rar,zip,etc..). For example, adding a 10MB .mp3 with a 50k .sis OR 3mb image file with a 3mb .apk just to earn an extra file host point is totally unacceptable. Maximum acceptable file size that can be added in rar/archive is 3mb. Staff reserve the right to edit any file & re-upload or simply remove/trash without notification. 3.9If the RaR file has a Password you must give the Password and/or the Post will be Deleted and further action can happen   Banned Filehost: 4.1 Filevelocity, Katfile, linkcrypt, ryushare and 4shared are not allowed on CP. Any post/thread not adhering to this policy will be deleted. Further file hosts may be added in future. Catshare, Hulkload, Nitroflare, picofile.com and egofiles, Uploadrocket and Uploadgig,com now added to banned list as well as Kingfiles.Fileshark.pl, Linkshrink.net, Multiup and worldbytez.com and Up-4ever 4.2 No Redirector, masked, protected or referral links otherwise your post may be edited or simply removed/trashed without notification. These sites include, but not limited to the following, subject to addition with immediate effect: up07.me 4shared.com 4shared.eu adf.ly adfoc.us anonym.to any.gs bit.ly bitly.com Catshare.net Downloadsafe.org dyo.gs egofiles file.cloudns.org filehost.s7s7.org filefox.cc filemates.com Fileshark.pl Filevelocity hootsuite.com katfile.com Kingfiles.net letitbit.net linkcrypt linkcrypt.ws linkcrypter.com linksbucks.com Linkshrink.net makeashorterlink.com masl.to Multiup.io Nitroflare paste2.org Peeplink.in picofile.com q.gs qqc.com ryushare.net ryushare.com s2l.biz Secureupload.eu sharecash.com sharecash.org Sharesix.com Short.go4down snipurl.com ow.ly tinylinks.co tinypaste.com tinyurl.com Up-4ever uploadbox.com Uploadgig uptobox.com Uploadrocket usercash.com verified-download.com worldbytez.com   Spam Rules: 5.1 No promoting any website. For the Link Heaven section sites that are within the rules are allowed. 5.2 No webhosting discussion, introduction or advertisement unless it is a CyberPhoenix sponsor. Passwords with other site names are not allowed. 5.3 Unrequired passwords but posted or Posts requiring passwords with missing passwords will turn the post spam. Spam will be deleted and the member banned 5.4 Wrong content in files with dubious names or containing security threats will lead to bans.   Private Messaging: 6.1 All above rules apply to private messaging. Poaching any member or staff member is strictly forbidden. 6.2 PMs from staff and admins must be replied within 48 hours or the member will be restricted from using the forums.   Avatars and Signatures: 7.1 All above rules apply to avatars and signatures. 7.1 The total maximum dimensions for all images in a signature is 500px (width) by 200px (height) horizontally only.   Explicit Guidelines: 8.1 Sticky Requests: No request for a post to be made sticky. 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    Hi Im Dale from Pittsburgh Pa. I am a water treatment plant operator for Oakmont water authority. I love bootleg music and have been collecting them for 10 years now.
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    Hi all, My first week here, still poking around in the corners, but I like the feel. I'm a musician trying to survive in Trumpland.
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    A guy from down-under haven't been to a live AFL football game in ages, decided to travel to a game last evening, The mighty Brisbane Lions lost in the last minutes of a great game of footy Lost my wallet at the game, learnt a lesson never carry all your cards, licence etc in your wallet, on the plus side a good time to clean out my wallet and to top it all off it's a public holiday today But a pie at the footy still tastes pretty good, lucky I had the pie before loosing my wallet Game lost, wallet lost, pie was good Long time member great site
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    Spent 25yrs in cable tv and satellite industry. Now just a cashier but much happier. I learned you don't have to carry the world on your shoulders, it floats in space all by itself.
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    I'm a student, who is trying to cut cost where possible and find online place to learn skills and build a career the most cost effective way possible, cause uni courses are expensive. I didn't know much about eduCBA at first, and didn't want to lose out on their "discounted" price (which is churned out quite frequently) so I bought a license to one of their programs - turns out, I was disappointed. I'm interested in cryptocurrency and cryptography. This is where I learned about the importance of VPN. I have been in search for a good one lately, however a trial version is a critical factor for me to consider. Aside from this, if anyone has advice on where to start learning SAP, and which ERP would be most beneficial to land a job, and if learning HANA is worth it, I would like to hear it. Now I think, maybe I should have posted a new thread.
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    Hello, I'm just a guy who is disabled with a lot of computer time on my hands.
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    I am a student of Computer Science and Technology, I hope to be able to work in software development and game development in the future.
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    This has been a great forum that has survived so many others closing up shop and moving on. Thanks for all the help and patience with with those of us less than computer literate.
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    hi Friends, I am out here in the desert working for a trading firm handling their operations and love being here in this forum. Pras
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    Nearly 30 years ago when my daughter was in kindergarten she created a poster with a picture of me and wrote a few words. I love my dad because he is grumpy and he gives me presents. So there's hope for the grumpy people everywhere - I'm still grumpy; why change? Been coming to various iterations of this forum for years and still liking it as much as I did when I first stumbled over it. Long may the welcome from members continue
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    I come here mostly everyday to see if there are programs that i can find to help others. Most my family rely on me to fix their computers or other electronics for them when something goes wrong. If i have to reformat their computer, then i come here to see if there is an easier fix instead of wiping out all their pictures and music. i come in to get apps that i could use for myself to keep my system clean also. I enjoy coming here everyday because it seems every time i come in its a whole new day with some new people chatting with the veterans of the website. its nice to see how others live and why they come onto the site for different reasons and seeing the admins helping everyone out as much as possible. Keep up the great work cyberphoenix.
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    The Reason A man was sitting outside the house in which he was about to be evicted from, his wife divorces him, lost his children & his job. He picks up the empty bottle of beer near him, smashes it into the wall as he shouts; “You’re the reason I don’t have a wife” To the 2nd bottle he says “You’re the reason I lost my children & my job” then smashes it! He sees the 3rd bottle is sealed & still full of beer. He puts it aside & says to it “Stand aside my friend; I know you were not involved”
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    Sherlock Holmes - Brain Teaser One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire. All of a sudden a snowball came crashing through the window, breaking it. Holmes got up and looked out just in time to see three neighbourhood kids who were all brothers run around the corner. Their names were John Crimson, Mark Crimson and Paul Crimson. The next day Holmes got a note on his door that read: "? Crimson. He broke your window." Which of the three Crimson brothers should Sherlock Holmes question about the incident?
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    ARE YOU GIGABIT READY? 17 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET THE HIGHEST SPEEDS POSSIBLE. The future of the internet is fast. Fourteen times faster than the 70 Mbps the US averaged for download speed in March, gigabit-speed fixed broadband is still rare, but it’s making appearances in locations over the globe. Before you get too attached to the idea of downloading 1 billion bits of data per second, know that getting gigabit service and adjusting your set-up to achieve top speeds is harder than you might think. We’re here to offer a few tips to help you achieve the Speedtest results you dream of. Some of these will help you maximize your potential internet speeds even if gigabit is not available in your area. Factors you can’t control 1. Is gigabit-level service available in your area? While internet service providers (ISPs), municipalities and companies like Google have been making headlines with gigabit (the ability to download 1 billion bits of information in one second), service is still rare (and expensive). Ask around to see if gigabit is available in your area. Google Fiber is one option in some cities. Also check with phone companies and smaller ISPs to see if they offer gigabit. Some forward-thinking governments in places like Longmont, CO; Grant County, WA and New Westminster, BC have even created their own fiber networks. 2. What kind of infrastructure is your service delivered over? You’ll get the best speeds with fiber because you won’t have to deal with the noise or interference that occurs over copper lines. However, new coaxial technologies, namely DOCSIS 3.1, have the potential to provide gigabit speeds, but not symmetrically (see the next point). Finally, phone lines, used for DSL, absolutely won’t cut it at all. Having fiber doesn’t mean you’ll automatically have gigabit; the service still needs to be available in your area and you’ll likely pay more for it. 3. Is the available service plan symmetrical? That is, are the advertised download and upload speeds the same? This varies by ISP, but asymmetrical service is more likely over coaxial connections — symmetrical gigabit service requires the robustness of a fiber optic connection. Asymmetrical service can lead to bufferbloat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bufferbloat 4. Understand the network located upstream of you. And the quality of that network matters. If your ISP’s central office doesn’t have the bandwidth to support all the gigabit connections in your area, everyone will see slower speeds during peak usage times. This also applies to peer-to-peer connections. If you’re downloading games and/or streaming movies, your performance is impacted by both the quality of the network those applications are using and how fast those services allow content to be downloaded. Gigabit is great for ensuring that multiple users are having a consistent internet experience, but don’t expect to be downloading games from Steam at gigabit speeds. 5. Data overhead makes 1 Gbps a theoretical number. Though perfect circumstances might allow you to send 1 billion bits of information per second, some of those bits are overhead (including preamble, inter-frame gaps and TCP) and your actual data throughput will be a little smaller. If there was no overhead, you might be able to achieve a Speedtest result of 997 Mbps, but you’re more likely to top out at 940 Mbps. For more details on the math, read this. What you can control 6. Good quality wiring is essential. To achieve the fastest speeds possible, the most important thing you can do is use Cat 6 ethernet wiring to connect your devices to your modem and/or router. Cat 5e can do it but you’ll get less crosstalk using Cat 6. Plus, if you’re going to spend the money on new cables, it’s worth future-proofing your investment. Cat 5e supports up to up to 1,000 Mbps while Cat 6 supports ten times that. Also don’t run your data cabling parallel to power lines — interference from the power lines can cause interference in the ethernet cabling. 7. Are both the ports and the CPU in your router gigabit-ready? Read the fine print when choosing a router. Not every consumer-grade router can support gigabit speeds over the ports in the back. And sometimes the ports support gigabit but the router’s CPU can’t keep up. In general, x86 processors are fastest, followed by ARM and then MIPS. You still need to check this even if your router was provided by your ISP. Typically you’ll find that recently-released and the more expensive consumer grade routers are up to the task. Here are two routers we recommend along with affiliate links to make your shopping easy: Ubiquiti Edgerouter. The super advanced user will enjoy the pared-down customizability of this router. Many of the Ooklers use some version of this router. It doesn’t have Wi-Fi built in so be sure to get one or more compatible access points. Velop Whole Home Wire Mesh. To set up your entire house at once, try this system. It comes pre-loaded with Speedtest so you can easily test your connection. 8. Use a hardwired connection. While Wi-Fi technology is catching up, you’ll still likely see better speeds if you plug that Cat 6 ethernet cable directly into your computer. 9. Check your adapter. Not all laptops have ethernet ports, so you’ll need an adapter for a hardwired connection. Make sure the adapter you’re using is gigabit capable. Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 adapters are usually good, but the performance of other adapters varies widely. And don’t forget, USB based adapters also add data overhead. 10. If you must use Wi-Fi, pick a clear channel and sit close to your router. All kinds of things can interfere with your Wi-Fi signal and thereby slow down your connection: fluorescent bulbs, baby monitors or even a cheap pair of wireless headphones. This is critical for Wi-Fi performance as only one device can use the channel at a time. In addition, Wi-FI uses CSMA-CA to handle collisions — if it detects a collision on the channel, the Wi-Fi device will halt sending and wait until the channel is clear. Interference counts as collisions, so you will end up with a sporadic and halting connection with interference nearby. If your connection is clear, attenuation (signal drop over distance) is a very real problem when using Wi-Fi. The 2.4 GHz band handles attenuation better but is more subject to interference. The 5GHz band is less subject to interference but has more issues with attenuation. Either way, you’re still likely only to achieve speeds topping out around 600 Mbps. If you are on the 2.4 GHz band, make sure to chose from channels 1, 6, or 11 (or 14 if allowed by your country) — those are the only non-colliding channels at 20 MHz. At 40 MHz, you will pretty well consume the entire 2.4 channel spectrum, thus, it will be even more at risk of interference. For an illustration, click here. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/NonOverlappingChannels2.4GHzWLAN-en.svg/720px-NonOverlappingChannels2.4GHzWLAN-en.svg.png 11. Make sure your computer is using the latest Wi-Fi standards. The nonprofit Wi-Fi Alliance keeps a close eye on these standards. In 2016 they announced Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac standards which include Multi-User Multi-Input Multi-Output (MU-MIMO), 160MHz channels, quad-streams and extended 5GHz channel support. These standards change as technology improves, so check to make sure you’re working with the latest certifications. And just because your router supports these standards doesn’t mean your laptop or wireless device does. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED - AC Standards: http://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/wi-fi-certified-ac 12. Decipher the hype behind the marketing. For example, a wireless router that says it can support 4 gigs doesn’t necessarily mean it can support one 4 Gbps connection. It’s more likely that the device has four radios with 1 Gbps specified maximums (real world performance is likely to be slower). 13. Stay up to date on router firmware, but don’t update on day zero. Vendors regularly release software updates for their routers to improve their stability, performance and security. It’s usually always the best option to stay up to date with these firmware patches. With that said, many of us Ooklaers wait anywhere from a week to a month to apply these patches (assuming they are not critical security updates) to make sure there are not any regressions or issues. 14. Use our desktop apps to run your Speedtest. If you’re sure your setup is perfect but you’re still not seeing the Speedtest result you expect, download our free desktop apps for Windows or MacOS. Many lower performance systems can’t reach 1 Gbps via browser tests due to various limitations. Plus our desktop apps give you data on jitter and packet loss. Speedtest App for Windows or MacOS: http://www.speedtest.net/apps/desktop Advanced options: For the tech Savviest 15. Is your network interface card (NIC) up to the task? Just being rated for 1000-Base-T may not be enough. NICs that use software offload instead of hardware offload are often found in older, cheaper computers and struggle to support gigabit speeds. Intel offers some of the best driver and hardware support on their NICs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabit_Ethernet#1000BASE-T 16. Encryption can be slow if it’s not done right. Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption, often enabled by default on Wi-Fi routers, will slow you doooowwwwn. Use Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead as it’s often hardware accelerated. The standard for WPA2 encryption, AES is both more secure and faster than TKIP. Some routers have TKIP options for compatibility reasons, though, even if you’re using WPA2, so check. 17. Turn off QoS shaping. Quality of Service (QoS) shaping on a router can help you prevent large downloads from eating up all your bandwidth. But on consumer hardware, you’re also bypassing hardware acceleration so all your packets of data have to be inspected by the main CPU. This can cut your performance by 10x on a high bandwidth connection.
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    Sitting On Veranda A man is sitting at home on the veranda having drinks with his wife and he says, "I really love you". She asks, "Is that you or the beer talking?" He replies, "Yes, it’s me........talking to the beer."
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    Dead Links in CybPho???No Way!!!
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    A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation in Jerusalem. While they were there, the wife passed away. The undertaker told the husband, “You can have her buried here in the Holy Land for 1500 or we can have her shipped back home for 50000.” The husband thought about it and told the undertaker he would have her shipped back home. The undertaker asked him, “why would you spend 50000 to have her shipped home when you could have a beautiful burial here, and it would only cost 1500?” The husband replied, "Long ago, a man (JESUS) died here, was buried here, and three days later, rose from the dead. I just can’t take that chance!"
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    hey everyone glad to be a part of this sight
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    thank you very much
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    Hello BOBBY_S, Welcome to CyberPhoenix I hope you enjoy your stay and come back often Please follow CyberPhoenix Rules and if you don't see something you want then use Search We also have a Request Section if you can't find something you want Become a CyberPhoenix VIP for Premium Accounts and alot more Administrator
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    You need to Watch this Plane Perform a Wild Vertical Take-Off In a stunt considered delightful by many (though deeply anxiety-inducing to many others), a pilot managed to perform an almost vertical takeoff with a large Airbus A350 at the ILA Berlin air show in April. According to the Points Guy — who took a peek inside the plane at ILA Berlin — this particular plane is often used for fun stunts like this one. And while there were no passengers on board (obviously), the plane is fitted with all the standard seating you'd find on a plane used for commercial flight. To see the takeoff in action, via video courtesy of Cargospotter, skip ahead to the 0:49 mark.
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    Hi, I'm wondering if there's a place to post courses. I have lots of courses i'd like to share i'm not sure where to post them.
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    If they are Non-Video then they would go here http://www.cyberphoenix.org/forum/forum/98-tutorials-manuals-tricks/ Video Courses will go here http://www.cyberphoenix.org/forum/forum/99-video-tutorials/
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    Simple tech freak with a lot free time and lack of english language....what im doing? you mean here, on Earth? Kill me if I know.
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    Neophobia "Roy boy" had a phone call from The Gabba 10 mins ago informing me my wallet had been found intact including cash, honest people those Lions fans, lucky I wasn't sitting amongst the Collingwood bogans Four and Twenty's are what they used to be but what's the footy without a pie
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    Damn richobob, I haven't been to the footy in a very long time, honestly haven't followed since Fitzroy was sold to Brisbane. I'm glad the pie was good, Four and Twenty.?. Hope you get your wallet back, happens sometimes...
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    Truck builder is my day job, international espionage is my weekend job.
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    I missed this post when it was 1st posted in Dec 2017... Looking for a new link kindly please...
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    Mind blowing: Live flight tracker! http://www.flightradar24.com/
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    CyberPhoenix has been updated - Here is how to add an image to you signature Go to you Profile and on the Right you will see this Button: Then a Edit box will show and you can edit your Profile Scroll to the bottom and you can add an image to your Profile: Note: Please Don't put a Big image on you Profile as it will get deleted and you could get a Warning
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    LOL!!!barra made 1 post and gone Away....
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    Would You Be Able to Pass a World War I Military Literacy Test? Though reading and writing might not come to mind as the first requirement for trench warfare, during the early 20th century, the U.S. Army became increasingly concerned with whether or not its soldiers were literate. Thousands of World War I soldiers couldn't read printed directions on basic military tasks. The Army didn't implement its first major literacy program until the 1940s, but literacy tests were included in a battery of psychological evaluations World War I recruits went through to determine their mental fitness and intelligence, as the blog Futility Closet recently highlighted. These unconventional literacy tests largely took the form of a yes or no questions with obvious answers, according to the 1921 report from the U.S. Surgeon General, Psychological Examining in the United States Army. Many of these tests are now considered racist and culturally biased—some of the "intelligence" testing questions required recruits to know things like what products Velvet Joe (a figure used in tobacco campaigns) advertised—but some of the literacy questions, in particular, simply come off as weird in the modern era. Some are downright existential, in fact, while others—"Is a guitar a disease?"—come off as almost poetic. One test, the Devens Literacy Test, asked recruits questions like "Is genuine happiness a priceless treasure?" and "Does success tend to bring pleasure?" Another section of the test asked "Do boys like to play?" and "Do clerks enjoy a vacation?" Other questions seem like they're up for debate, like "Are painters ever artless individuals?" and "Is extremely athletic exercise surely necessary?" Surely the answers to questions like "Should criminals forfeit liberty?" and "Is misuse of money an evil?" depend on the opinions of the reader. The answer to "Do imbeciles usually hold responsible offices?" might be different depending on how the person feels about their Congressional representative, and could surely be the spark for an hour-long argument at most dinner parties. Still others are tests of cultural knowledge, not reading skill—a major modern criticism of Yerkes's work. Despite being arguably a pretty literate person, lots of people would not know the answer to the question "Do voluntary enlistments increase the army?" A question like "Are 'diminutive' and 'Lilliputian' nearly identical?" isn't exactly a test of literacy, but a test of whether or not you've read Gulliver's Travels, which doesn't exactly seem like a necessity for military success. Here is one version of the Devens Literacy Test, used on Army recruits during World War I. The test was designed by psychologist E.A. Shaw and named after Camp Devens, in Ayer, Mass., where it was developed. The Devens Literacy Test: It begins with simple queries meant to be answerable by people with minimal education, moving forward into more and more difficult questions targeted at soldiers who had been to college. How to score the Devens Test: Subtract the number of wrong answers (or—in this case—questions that you find unanswerable) from the ones you think you got right. Score below 6: Illiterate; 6-20: Primary literacy; 21-25: Grammar school literacy; 26-30: Junior high school; 31-35: Senior high school; 36-42: College level
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    I haven't worked full time in 8 years since I had an accident at work, I was a glass handler at the time, am on a disability pension as the Doctors said I'd never walk again, nor use My right arm and with the mental affects, but with lots of work and pushing Myself, I showed them. Since then I have done lots of rehab and Uni, including degrees in Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Hypnotherapy, Nurse Administration, Business Management and have almost completed a Bachelors in Sexology, work wise, I.T. work for various people (Was previously in I.T. most of My working life) other small part time roles like Election official, merchandising, Tax time Stock take, Collections Agent, Driver, some building/carpentry, a little retail and My most recent role was the Easter Bunny at a local shopping mall. Around here I Mod, I have looked after the Download section for years, try to help with requests and upload regularly as I can. Some of My skills that were once utilized here are a bit obsolete but I try to educate Myself all the time and share My knowledge if I can...
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    8 Challenging Brainteasers no 2 How many did you figure out on my own? Tell us in the section below!
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    Google Plans to Make Chrome's Non-Secure Site Warnings More Prominent Google Chrome has won the lion's share of the browser market with about 57 percent usage, blowing away runner-up Safari at just 14 percent. This gives Google the power to encourage change on the web just by tweaking the way Chrome works. That's what it did over the last few years by making it clear when a site was lacking an HTTPS secure connection. Now that most sites have moved to HTTPS, Google is looking to change the way those warnings appear to emphasize sites that are still lagging behind. Using HTTPS encrypts the connection between you and a website, which prevents someone from intercepting your traffic or impersonating the site. In the past, the processing overhead for encrypting connections was substantial enough that only pages that took personal information would use it. Now, it's a vanishingly small amount of power compared with all the other things a site has to do. Google has been pushing the web toward HTTPS everywhere for years, but it stepped up efforts in 2017 with a prominent indicator when sites had secure connections. This is what's changing. That “Secure” indicator in your address bar will become less explicit, and it'll go away completely in time. Meanwhile, the browser will pitch a fit if you happen upon a site that doesn't have HTTPS. Starting in September of this year, Chrome 69 will shrink the security indicator from a green “Secure” label and lock icon to just a black icon. Later, Google plans to remove the lock icon as well. It wants HTTPS to be the default, not something about which the browser notifies us. Sites that are not secure will still have the warning in the address bar, but that's going to become more obnoxious soon. With the launch of Chrome 70 in October 2018, Google plans to make the non-secure warning more prominent. Previously, too many sites lacked HTTPS to do this, but now it's time to name and shame. The browser will have a “Not secure” warning in the address bar when you are on an HTTP page. The warning will blink and turn red if you start to type on such a page to make extra-sure you know. Google advises site administrators who haven't implemented HTTPS to get on it. The versions of Chrome that make these changes will begin hitting the dev and beta channels very soon. Chrome dev just hit v68, so the next release will include new HTTPS behavior. https://blog.chromium.org/2018/05/evolving-chromes-security-indicators.html
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    Four men linked to Mugshots.com have been Charged with Extortion Four men allegedly behind the website Mugshots.com have been arrested and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced charges of extortion, money laundering and identity theft. The website mines information from police department websites, pulling names, mugshots and charges of those who have been arrested, and then publishes them online. To get the content taken down, individuals have to pay a "de-publishing" fee -- a practice that has been illegal in California since 2015. Becerra's office says that over the course of three years, the site collected more than $64,000 from California residents and over $2.4 million nationwide. "This pay-for-removal scheme attempts to profit off of someone else's humiliation," Becerra said in a statement. "Those who can't afford to pay into this scheme to have their information removed pay the price when they look for a job, housing or try to build relationships with others. This is exploitation, plain and simple." In some cases, the website published booking photos for people whose cases were overturned or were never even charged with a crime. California officials were issued search warrants to access information from Google, DreamHost, Amazon, Yahoo, TransUnion, Comcast and Bank of America, records from which linked the four men to Mugshots.com and its sister site Unpublisharrest.com. Two of the men -- Sahar Sarid (above, right) and Thomas Keesee (above, left) -- were arrested in Florida while Kishore Vidya Bhavnanie was arraigned in a Pennsylvania court earlier this week. The fourth individual, David Usdan, was suspected to be in Connecticut and a spokesperson for Becerra's office told Ars Technica that he was in custody as well. California officials are working to extradite the four men.
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    Holy moly,..that's some serious power!
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    Posters would screw it all up, It's hard when new posters come and getting them to understand 720p and higher movies go into the HD Movies Section
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    Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update is out Now Here are the 5 Best Hidden Features Microsoft announced this past Friday that its hotly anticipated new update, now known simply as the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, would be released on Monday. Today, the company delivered on that promise. The Windows 10 April 2018 Update comes a bit later than expected considering today is the last day of the month, but it'll be no less appreciated by Windows 10 users who gain access to a number of important new features. The update, which Microsoft had previously called the Spring Creators Update, is all about increasing focus and promoting productivity. “With Windows 10, we've focused on delivering the most modern and most secure operating system. Since its initial launch, we delivered two updates with features designed to enable the creator in each of us,” the company said in its announcement. “With our latest major release – the Windows 10 April 2018 Update – we want to give you back some of your greatest currency, your time. Our hope is that you'll have more time to do what matters most to you – create, play, work or simply do what you love.” We've already told you about all of the best new features in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, and you should go back and read that post if you plan to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update today. Once you've gone over all the biggest new additions to Windows 10 though, take a look through this post to learn about our five favorite hidden features in the new Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Bye bye blur Remember when 1080p resolution was a big deal? Well those days are long gone and it seems like even lower-cost Windows laptops and mid-range PC monitors support higher resolutions. Heck, you can get a really good 27-inch 4K monitor on Amazon these days for just over $200! Of course, not all software scales well on these super high-resolution displays, which is why Windows 10 has a scaling option. This way, users can quickly and easily scale up things like fonts so that they're larger and easier to see on monitors with very high resolution. The problem, of course, is that scaling up certain apps make them look horrible and blurry. Good news! There's now a new feature that comes courtesy of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update to let you fix these blurry apps. Just go to Settings > System > Display > Advanced scaling settings and toggle the option “Let Windows try to fix apps so they're not blurry” to on. Faster updates If you configure Windows 10 to automatically update overnight, it doesn't really matter how long your PC is offline. Of course if you're an early adopter that's not the case, because the Windows 10 April 2018 Update isn't yet available as an automatic update. If you want it now you're going to have to update manually, and that means you're going to have to spend some time offline while major update components are installed. Last year's Creators Update left PCs offline for a whopping 82 minutes, and the subsequent Fall Creators Update left you twiddling your thumbs for 51 minutes. Impressively, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update will only leave you offline for about 30 minutes. Cortana is more helpful Cortana doesn't get anywhere near as much hype as Amazon's Alexa assistant. Heck, even Siri is talked about far more than Cortana, though most conversations surrounding Siri are negative these days. But people who use Windows 10 to its fullest know how helpful the Cortana assistant can be, and a few nifty tweaks in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update make it even better. Our favorite Cortana tweak is the new “Organizer” tab on Cortana's Notebook page. This tab places lists and reminders front and center, which is obviously a good thing since those are the most important features of the Notebook in Cortana. Everything else has been dumped into a second tab labeled “Manage Skills.” Stop updates from slowing down your PC It's great that Windows 10 can download updates in the background while you continue working. But the worst thing about Windows updates — even ones that happen in the background — is that they tend to slow down your machine while they're being downloaded. Honestly, it would probably be less frustrating to just take the PC out of commission while updates are being downloaded than to have your machine slow down. Once you install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you'll be able to prevent future slowdowns. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Advanced Options. On the next screen, click on Delivery Optimization > Advanced Options. Now, check the boxes next to “limit how much bandwidth is used for downloading updates in the background” and “limit how much bandwidth is used for downloading updates in the foreground.” Then just use the sliders to adjust the maximum amount of bandwidth updates can use. Privacy improvements Last but certainly not least, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update includes some lesser-known privacy improvements that will be much appreciated by users who value their personal data. This is obviously a very hot topic right now in light of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal. In the new Windows 10 April 2018 Update, there are four key privacy enhancements that most people don't know about. First, privacy settings pertaining to camera hardware will now impact all software, including Win32 programs. Second, there's a new option to automatically block all permission requests for Account Info, Calendar, Call History, Contacts, Documents, Email, Messaging, Pictures, Tasks and/or Videos. Third, the Activity History page (Settings > Privacy) now includes an option to enable or disable “Let Windows collect my activities.” And finally, “Diagnostics & Feedback” now lets users view the data Windows 10 has collected, and it can quickly and easily be deleted.
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