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      All Boards: 1.1 Cyberphoenix is a family forum open for all ages. Explicit, vulgar language, drug, religion, political talk, nudity, porn, hacking, money schemes, scams,advertisements and such others are not allowed. There will be a straight ban, no bargains. 1.2 No mini-modding. Use the report button but do not add your own criticisms.The forum language is strictly limited to English. This includes posts, titles, signatures, profiles and other forms of public display and also includes the main audio language of movies etc. 1.3 No advertisement of any website or forum in posts or signatures nor any live links to be posted. 1.4 All e-mail addresses, passwords and external links of any kind MUST be coded. 1.5 No bumping of threads. 1.6 No impersonating a staff member. 1.7 Respect one and all and No Flaming 1.8 Any member with multiple accounts will have all accounts permanently banned immediately, no bargains. 1.9 No Disrespecting CyberPhoenix Staff will be tolerated and can lead to a Permanent Banned.     Warning System: 2.1 Members breaking rules will be appropriately warned or banned. 2.2 Members with three warnings will be immediately banned.For serious offences or anti-forum activities and posts, members may be banned without warning. 2.3 Warnings may have an expiry date or may be permanent if more serious. 2.4 Do not argue about warnings or bans because they could escalate; pm senior staff if necessary.   Posting Rules: 3.1 a) All topics must contain a valid description. b) Topics must be posted in the relevant forums. 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. No polls for topics usefulness or stickiness. 8.2 Normally no username or password changed except staff or VIP. 8.3 Don’t ask for promotions, send applications in the designated forum only. No advertising sites or email addresses in images or text.   ShoutBox Rules: 9.1 No Spamming, flaming or vulgar words or discussions about banned subjects. 9.2 Strictly No Requests in Shoutbox or your Privilege will be Revoked. There is a separate forum for requests. 9.3 No answering requests or posting large images in shoutbox. 9.4 ShoutBox is for General Chat - Political Statements will be kept to a minimum (If CP Staff thinks it too much he/she will stop it).   Regards CyberGod       These rules may be subject to amendments at any time so please keep referring back from time to time.   Legend: Basic rules fundamental. Usually about all sections. Usually about Download Links sections. Usually about requests and general sections. Advanced rules specification.

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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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    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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    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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    Why not post a tutorial for installing a linkchecker . It would be an incentive for members to report just when glancing at a post, not just when they try to download. Maybe make your job easier...
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    very nice read tech.. thanx for the detailed info, much appreciated..
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    Netflix's IPO was 16 years ago Wednesday Here's how much you'd have made if you invested $1,000 back in the day (NFLX) Wednesday was the 16th anniversary of Netflix's initial public offering. A $1,000 investment made at the stock's first-day closing price would be worth nearly $300,000 today. Watch Netflix trade in real time here: http://markets.businessinsider.com/stocks/nflx-stock?utm_source=mobilesrepublic&utm_medium=referral&utm_term=mobilesrepublic&utm_campaign=mobilesrepublic Wednesday was the 16th anniversary of Netflix's initial public offering, and an investor buying in then would have made a very impressive return over the years. After initially offering its stock at $15 per share on May 23, 2002, Netflix closed its first day of trading at $16.75, or $1.20 per present-day share after adjusting for stock splits, according to data from Yahoo Finance. As of 12:25 PM ET on Thursday, Netflix was trading around an all-time high of $350.41 per share, with a market capitalization surpassing that of entertainment mega-giant Disney. The chart below shows the value of a $1,000 investment in Netflix stock made at the first day's split-adjusted closing price of $1.20 per share over the following 16 years. As of Thursday, that investment would be worth around $293,000, which is a pretty good return:
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    True The next person doesn't want to meet my Shotgun (I'm very protective of my Daughter)
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    Which travels faster? Hot or Cold………...Hot is faster, because you can catch a cold.
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    True next person has a daughter
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    nice place here, thanks to all
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    Catholic morning coffee in Rome Catholic men and a Catholic woman were having coffee in St. Peters Square, Rome. The first Catholic man tells his friends, "My son is a priest, when he walks into a room, everyone calls him Father”. The second Catholic man chirps, "My son is a Bishop. When he walks into a room people call him “Your Grace”." The third Catholic gent says, "My son is a Cardinal. When he enters a room everyone bows their head and says “Your Eminence”." The fourth Catholic man says very proudly, "My son is the Pope. When he walks into a room people call him “Your Holiness”." Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping her coffee in silence, the four men give her a subtle, "Well...?" She proudly replies, "I have a daughter, Slim, Tall, 38D breast, 24" waist and 34" hips. When she walks into a room, people say, “My God!”
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    False The next person wants my Daughter to learn how to drive a stick shift car
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    Man: I want a divorce. My wife hasn’t spoken to me in six months.........Lawyer: Better think it over. Wives like that are hard to get!
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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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    Miley Cyrus pranked Jimmy Kimmel while he Slept and it got Painful Poor Jimmy Kimmel, constantly being woken up in the night by music stars. He's been pranked in the night by Rihanna, Britney Spears, and now Miley Cyrus. Cyrus crept into Kimmel's bedroom at about 1AM and proceeded to perform "Wrecking Ball," complete with a prop sledgehammer. Unfortunately she clocked Kimmel right in the groin with it.
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    You are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K After being married for thirty years, a wife asked her husband to describe her. He looked at her for a while……...then said, "You’re A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K." She asks him “What does that mean?" He said……...Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Elegant, Foxy, Gorgeous, and Hot. She smiled very happily and said "Oh my darling, that’s so lovely but What about the I, J, K?" "I’m Just Kidding" He said
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    How to Convert Slow Cooker Recipes into "Instant Pot" Recipes There are two ways you can use an Instant Pot to replace a basic slow cooker. You can either put it in Slow Cook mode or you can pump up the speed and make the recipe using Pressure Cook mode. Here are some tips for doing both. How to use an Instant Pot as a slow cooker You can cook just about anything you make in a slow cooker in your Instant Pot. It just takes a little tinkering and understanding of the button functions. Most slow cookers have three settings: warming, low and high. These temperature levels can be achieved with your Instant Pot by pressing the Slow Cook button, and then by putting it in Less mode for warming temperatures, Normal mode for low temperatures and More for high temperatures. You can also use the Instant Pot glass lid instead of the pressure cooking lid. If you are using the pressure cooking lid, make sure the steam release valve is turned to the venting position. How to make slow cooker recipes in a pressure cooker If you want to crank up the speed your recipes cook, you can turn a regular slow cooker recipe into a pressure cooking recipe. For example, 4 hours on high in a slow cooker converts to 25 to 30 minutes in a pressure cooker. When you add the time it takes to build and release pressure, these recipes take about an hour total. Pretty much a win for weeknights. Instant Pot valve needs to be turned to Venting when you're making a slow cooker recipe in Pressure Cook mode. There are a few guidelines, though. When slow cooking, set the valve settings from sealing to venting. Don't forget this like I tended to do in the beginning. Otherwise, your food will end up undercooked. Also, always add a cup of water -- or semi-clear liquid like broth, sauce or juice -- to any recipe you are cooking. The cooker will need the moisture to get up to pressure. If you don't want your meat to touch the liquid, put it up on the trivet that comes with the cooker. Be sure to only fill the Instant Pot two-thirds full, or just half full if you're cooking foods that expand, like rice and beans. You can have an explosive mess on your hands if you fill it all the way. Remember, this is pressure cooking, not slow cooking. Use the programming buttons for the type of food you're cooking. For example, use the Poultry button when cooking chicken. Here's what each program button on your Instant Pot means . Wait to add any dairy products -- like cheese, milk or cream-of-soups -- to the recipe until after the pressure cooking ends or you may end up with curdled goo. Sometimes pressure cooker recipes can lack thickness. If that's the case for your dish, add thickeners like flour or cornstarch after the pressure cooking is done in Saute mode. Need more help? Exact cooking times can be found at the Instant Pot timing page or you can use the official recipe app to get exact instructions for each dish. Instant Pot Timing Page: https://instantpot.com/instantpot-cooking-time/ Official Recipe App: https://instantpot.com/instant-pot-recipe-app-free-300-recipes/ How to make tasty pots of rice in your new Instant Pot Instant Pot Max cooks faster, has new skills
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    Fifty years ago this month, student protests in Paris morphed into huge demonstrations across the country, in scenes recorded in iconic images by Gilles Caron, Bruno Barbey, and Claude Dityvon Half a century on, the events of May ‘68 still burn in the memories of its provocateurs. Morphing from a frenzy of student protests into a nation-wide revolt, embroiling seven million people at its height, France was dragged out of its post-war complacency that summer and into seven weeks of turbulent action and police brutality. The fire of the rebellion was first sparked on Valentine’s Day, when students of Nanterre University in the Western suburbs of Paris, held a residents’ strike to promote the right to move freely between male and female dorms. The university hesitated over making any change, so on 22 March, 600 frustrated students gathered to occupy an administration building in protest against the old institution’s ageing values. By 02 May, after months of boycotted exams, vandalism, and campus protests, the administration shut down the university. It was a move that reeked of hostility to hundreds of students all across the city, and on 03 May they rallied in the courtyards of Sorbonne University central Paris, hurling whatever they could find at police – who waded in with batons and handcuffs. By the end of the first night of rioting, the police had locked up over 600 students. At the centre of this revolt was Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a young man famously photographed by Gilles Caron (1939 – 1970). Caron’s iconic images of May ’68 – and of other major conflicts of the 60s – are on show at Photo London this weekend, including this portrait of Cohn-Bendit. The rebel stands, with a small but confident grin, opposite the looming figure of a CRS officer [French riot police] in a portrait that Olivier Castaing, curator of the show, describes as an image of confrontation between youths and authority. The image made it to the front pages of the national press the morning after the first night of the barricades but, while they were originally made for the press, Castaing says that Caron’s photographs now find themselves in the artistic field too, giving “importance to photojournalistic images and their aesthetic qualities”. According to Castaing, Caron was a short man of around 5’4”, and in 1968 he was only 28 years old. Naturally he fit in with the protestors, and he also sympathised with them. Tragically, by 1970 he had disappeared on the road between Cambodia and Vietnam, but in five years he had made his mark in the history of photography, says Castaing – producing iconic images of five of the major conflicts of the 60s, including the Vietnam War, the Prague Spring, and of course, May ‘68. Portraits of students flinging cobblestones became a symbolic element in Caron’s photography, but the violence quickly escalated. Parked cars were flipped over to create barricades against the police, who responded by firing swarms of tear gas. Over just a week, what had been a student demonstration had grown to encompass 20,000 people, including teachers, artists, filmmakers and civilians, who flowed out onto the streets of the Latin Quarter demanding that Nanterre University be reopened, and that the charges on the detained students be dropped. “I’ve never seen such violence in a western capital as I saw in Paris that month,” Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey has said – another image-maker whose coverage of May ’68 has become iconic. Shots of the police’s heavy-handed response sparked sympathy for the protestors, he told The Guardian in an article published on 21 August, but it also meant that the photographers became targets. Journalists were chased down the street for their cameras, says Barbey, and – after images of people throwing stones were used as evidence for arrest – the protestors began to view the cameras with suspicion, making it increasingly difficult to document what was happening. Boulevard St Michel Gay Lussac Street, Paris, France Barricade built out of movie posters, Rue de Lyon, near the Bastille, Paris, France On the Barricades on Boulevard St Germain Medic, Boulevard St Germain
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    avatar was okay, except that one song generally not enough lead guitar soloing. never really thought much of the female fronted bands trying to be all heavy metal-like, if i want to hear a shrill female voice i'll get with another one like my exwife, lol.
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    Treehouse If you thought treehouses were all haphazardly-laid floorboards and rope ladders, think again. Over the years, we have learnt that just the thought of a treehouse brings a smile to everyone’s face – young and old. The UFO The Lightbox Stilt House Tree Castles The HemLoft The BirdsNest Inside the BirdsNest The 7th Room Gibbon Experience FairyTale House Multi-Million Treehouse Baca treehouse Eco-friendly House
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    Damn Looks like someone's found a secret camera feed from my house
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    Dropbox 24.4.16 Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your videos, photos and docs anywhere and share them easily. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. The program also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost. The application works just like any other folder on your computer, but with a few differences. Any files or folders inside Dropbox will get synchronized to Dropbox’s servers and any other computer linked to your account. Features: Synchronization: Once installed, any file you drop into your Dropbox folder will synchronize and be available on any other computer you've installed Dropbox on, as well as from the web. Also, any changes you make to files in your Dropbox will sync to your other computers, instantly. Backup: Let's say you accidentally delete that 8 page report that you were supposed to have for a meeting tomorrow. A handy Dropbox feature is the ability to undelete files or pull up any previous versions of it. Sharing: You can also share files and folders with whomever you choose, whether it be music with buddies, docs with colleagues or photos with grandma, even if they're not Dropbox users. Speed: We obsess over speed, and it shows. Dropbox is very smart about the way it handles files. For example, if you make a change to a huge file, dropbox will only update the piece of the file that changed. Security: All files are transported over SSL and encrypted using AES-256 (banks use this too) http://rapidgator.net/file/25b598e0b26d6d7dd497a5a8ee7052bf/Dropbox_24.4.16.rar.html
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