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    Young Fathers - Dead Album [COMPLETED]

    I found Cocoa Sugar and Tape Two, But not Dead I'm a Rock person
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    i m new

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    Why I’M Divorced And Unemployed

    Yep that will lead to Divorce in my Book - Remember on your Birthday the day isn't over until late that night
  6. Yep I was getting worried
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    One Time- Justin Bieber Dance

    Thank goodness it's "One Time"
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    Greetings, everyone!

    Hello Earthnet, 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
  9. 12 top Photoshop Resources Want to learn Photoshop? Or hone your skills in the photo editing software? Then check out these top online resources. Photoshop – a key part of Adobe's Creative Cloud – is a popular choice among designers, which is is evident from the hundreds of Photoshop tutorials and resources around. But sometimes too much choice can be confusing, so we've picked some top sites that will really help you get to grips with the image editing software. 01. Adobe Adobe.com is the obvious first port of call for information on Photoshop Adobe, the company that makes Photoshop, is the obvious first port of call for information on it, especially for beginners. You'll find some great tutorials for beginners and a ton of excellent videos. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/user-guide.html?red=av http://tv.adobe.com/product/photoshop/?red=av 02. Pluralsight Learn, master and discover the creative possibilities of Photoshop with Pluralsight Formerly known as Digital Tutors, Pluralsight has an extensive range of tutorials to help you learn, master and discover the creative possibilities of Photoshop. A subscription is required to access the majority of the training, but you can also sign up for a free demo account, where you'll find a number of free Photoshop tutorials at your disposal. https://www.pluralsight.com/digitaltutors 03. Adobe KnowHow Hundreds of Adobe tutorials have been made available for free Adobe KnowHow promises an immersive and personalised learning experience across a range of its tools, including Photoshop. You can mark up or add notes to the videos as you watch them, making it even easier to master that new skill. You can also jump to cue points created by your annotations to review both your notes and the associated video content, so you'll be up to date all of the time. Some course are available for free. https://www.adobeknowhow.com/ 04. Pixel2life Take advantage of the thousands of Photoshop tutorials on Pixel2life Pixel2life is a huge tutorial search engine on the internet, which caters for graphic designers and programmers. It has an extensive section on Photoshop training with literally thousands of tutorials to choose from. The site also features a really useful sidebar of sub-categories to help you find lessons in the effects you want to achieve. http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/adobe_photoshop/ 05. Photoshop Essentials If you're a beginner, then Photoshop Essentials is a great place to start learning If you're a newbie to Photoshop, then head over to Photoshop Essentials, which has easy to follow, step-by-step style training. It offers lessons on everything from Photoshop basics to photo editing and retouching, text effects and more – and it's all written with beginners in mind. The site is clean, tidy and easy to navigate. It also has helpful sidebars highlighting the latest and most popular tutorials. http://www.photoshopessentials.com/ 06. Photoshop tutorials on DeviantArt Find a wealth of helpful Photoshop tutorial on online art community Deviant Art There's a brilliant range of Photoshop tutorials on online art community DeviantArt. Divided into seven different categories, including a beginner and web design section, it is easy to find the specific tutorials you're after. This site isn't just for people wanting to learn though – you can submit tutorials too. See the site for terms and conditions. http://photoshop-tutorials.deviantart.com/ 07. Phlearn Phlearn is owned by Aaron Nace, who has a unique and entertaining style of teaching Phlearn is a fantastic, free online resource offering lots of high quality photography and Photoshop instruction. Owner and creative director Aaron Nace also aims to make the training interesting and dynamic, keeping the viewer's attention by throwing in the occasional joke or singing and dancing on screen. Informative and entertaining: what more could you want? http://phlearn.com/ 08. Envatotuts+ Envatotuts+ offers an extensive library of tutorials for users of all skill levels Envatotuts+ is a blog that offers some of the best Photoshop tutorials around. The site has an extensive library of tutorials covering many different areas, including 3D, illustration and text effects to name but a few. https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/search/Photoshop 09. Tutorial9 Tutorial9 is a fantastic online resource for free Photoshop training Tutorial9 is a fantastic resource for Photoshop tutorials, all of which are entirely free. There are currently 30 pages of training available so you are sure to find something of interest here. There is also a search option so you can filter your options to find the newest tutorials submitted by either Tutorial9 itself or submitted by other users. http://www.tutorial9.net/category/tutorials/photoshop-tutorials/ 10. PS Hero PS Hero not only offers Photoshop tutorials but an inspiration gallery and free goodies too! PS Hero is a brilliant Photoshop resource run by Hero – a surfer, photographer and graphic designer based in Southern California. With a large selection of free tutorials, this site offers training in the areas of graphic design, photo and text effects. It also features an inspiration gallery and goodies section where you can take advantage of free PSD files, custom shapes and more. http://pshero.com/ http://pshero.com/inspiration-gallery http://pshero.com/goodies 11. Lynda Get access to professional Photoshop tutorials on training site Lynda If you haven't got to know Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin's extensive tutorial video library then you should. Lynda doesn't deal exclusively with Photoshop but the site offers a wealth of training in the software for the beginner to intermediate user. Some of the training is free but to access the majority of it you will need to subscribe to the site. https://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-training-tutorials/279-0.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Search-Dsg-Photoshop&utm_content=FyqpI3Wn&utm_term=photoshop%20tutorials&gclid=CODkr_be8bQCFcbLtAodt2oA2g 12. PSD Learning Access brilliant Photoshop training at PSD Learning PSD Learning started back in 2008. It is owned and edited by designer Ross Aitken, who has an avid interest in computer graphics and shares his knowledge through easy to follow tutorials. It has a clean layout and is organised into different categories for easy navigation. Learn everything from Photoshop scripting to creating a dramatic movie poster here. http://psdlearning.com/category/photo-effects/
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    100GB Free Cloud Storage

    100GB Free Cloud Storage More than Dropbox and Google Drive combined. https://cloud.degoo.com/drive-hxuvrxib5tkp
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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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    Night On The Town

    OMG way to Funny
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    Called 999

    She should of said "Please Hold" and started the Elevator Music
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    Here I am, Brand New..

    Hello Anne Therese, 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
  15. Better hope a Wind Storm don't comes rolling in
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    Hello from Surf City USA

    Hello ibmeubu, 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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    Kiss and Slap

    Good one
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    Crocodile Shoes

    Too Funny
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    Constant Craving

    Dang son
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    Women's survey on size…...

    Hmmmm I was thinking something else until I got to the end = Darn dirty mind
  21. This Tiny Dock Could Increase Your Laptop's Network Performance By 10X The wired Ethernet ports on virtually every laptop (and desktop for that matter) have been stuck at a maximum speed of 1GbE (1Gbs) for decades. That 1Gbs cap was thought to be the speed limit for traditional copper Cat 5e and Cat 6 cabling, but Aquantia figured out how to exceed that limit with a number of its network controllers, and has been selling multi-gigabit products into the enterprise and consumer space for a few years now. I recently wrote about the company’s IPO and have some more of its history available here for those of you that may be interested. The Akitio Thunder3 Dock Pro with 10GbE Networking.AKITIO In addition to making moves in the autonomous vehicle space, Aquantia recently announced that it has collaborated with Akitio – makers of specialized external storage solutions – on a docking station that features 10GbE networking, among many other things. As its name implies, the Akitio Thunder3 Dock Pro with 10GbE connects to laptops and notebooks via Thunderbolt 3.0. A single cables runs from the dock to a system and brings that aforementioned 10GbE networking capabilities, along with fast SD and compact flash card readers and a USB 3.1 port on the front of the unit, and two USB 3.1 ports, a DisplayPort (which can power a 4K display), an eSATA port, and dual Thunderbolt 3 ports (for daisy-chaining additional devices) on the back. The Akitio Thunder3 Dock Pro can also provide up to 60 watts of power for recharging attached devices and it has an adjustable fan for noiseless operation too. The Akitio Thunder3 Dock Pro Attached To A Notebook.AKITIO The Akitio Thunder3 Dock Pro is built around the Aquantia AQtion AQC107 Ethernet controller, which supports 2.5GbE, 5GbE, and 10GbE networks, but is also backwards compatible with legacy 10/100/1000BASE-T networks. The Thunder3 Dock Pro works with both Apple macOS and Windows and appears to already be available on-line for about $350 USD. https://www.akitio.com/adapters/thunder3-dock-pro
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    Jehova's Witness

    Yep not getting in my door, Be very lucky it they could even get to it, My shotgun can hit them at the street
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    Yea I Dislike auto correct also
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    There Is A God

    I also have to say Yep - God is Awesome and sent a Pro
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    Yep I agree