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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:29 am

Here's an experiment, I can bet any amount of Play virtual dollars on. Suppose I open up a two question survey, on something like Survey Monkey.

And I posted the survey here, on my Twitter account, etc.

Here are the questions:

    How liberal is MSMBC, on a scale of 0 - 7, with 7 being the most liberal?
    How liberal is CNN, on a scale of 0 - 7, with 7 being the most liberal?
    How conservative is MSMBC, on a scale of 0 - 7, with 7 being the most conservative ?
    How conservative is CNN, on a scale of 0 - 7, with 7 being the most conservative ?

And here are the choices - for each question:

    0
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7

And I would bet 2 thing, if we got at least 1000 unique entries (I believe Survey Monkey, would count a unique entry - as a unique IP address),:

      There would be at least one answer - for each numerical category
    And you couldn't predict, what the highest number of entries are - for a given numeral answer (i.e. 3 has the most entries for MSNBC and 4 for CNN).

Any takers :?: ;)

And I'm as confident of this proposal, as I am of this one. If one doesn't take my free advice on The idea that we all deserve hell...regarding how to sell a book..The sales would be well under 100, for a year (especially if they priced them the same, as big name sellers). Unless they are a recognized name or have a savvy marketing team or knowledge.

It's counter intuitive, folks. But it works. You need to give away info, before you gain. It's common knowledge in content marketing.

Before I go off to La La Land, here's a good phone app - for you Trump fans out there:


And if you are ready for retirement and know Spanish, this article from AARP - might prove useful:


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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby pilgrim » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:03 am

Holy-Fool-P-Zombie wrote:
pilgrim wrote:
Holy-Fool-P-Zombie wrote:Just that they both are islands, miles and miles away. But when I think about it, the Falkland Islands had British citizens. These islands China is claiming - are really unmanned - except for the Chinese now (doing military things). And other Asian countries, like Japan and the Philippines, also lay claim to them.


Yes, true and I think a US war with China will be a very different affair, God save us from that one.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby davo » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:04 pm

    Bowling Green massacre” = “Alternative Facts” = “Fake News” = “Honest mistakes abound” = STUPIDITY ABOUNDS! :lol:
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby maintenanceman » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:28 pm

davo wrote:
    Bowling Green massacre” = “Alternative Facts” = “Fake News” = “Honest mistakes abound” = STUPIDITY ABOUNDS! :lol:

I would have to say that you are correct. But I would also have to say that your use of italics denote a fervor about your country and denotes a obvious and understandable reaction to Mr. Trumps phone call to your head of state.

I can not know what that is about, but I think that your and all of our dialogue on this forum will maybe transcend political rhetoric and maybe help a few of us learn about each other. :)
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby davo » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:40 pm

maintenanceman wrote:
davo wrote:
    Bowling Green massacre” = “Alternative Facts” = “Fake News” = “Honest mistakes abound” = STUPIDITY ABOUNDS! :lol:

I would have to say that you are correct.

Well I’ll take that… :lol:
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby maintenanceman » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:45 pm

davo wrote:
maintenanceman wrote:
davo wrote:
    Bowling Green massacre” = “Alternative Facts” = “Fake News” = “Honest mistakes abound” = STUPIDITY ABOUNDS! :lol:

I would have to say that you are correct.

Well I’ll take that… :lol:


Thanks... :lol:

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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Paidion » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:56 am

Just out of curiosity—Maintenance Man, have you EVER disagreed with Davo?
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby davo » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:41 pm

Paidion wrote:Just out of curiosity—Maintenance Man, have you EVER disagreed with Davo?

Ah well, at least I get a response from Chad, but just out of curiosity, what about from you Don… HERE and HERE :?:
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby qaz » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:32 am

This is sad. The GOP wants to allow extreme forms of animal cruelty. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/opin ... /99070218/
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Eaglesway » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:53 am

"Yet once more will I shake the heavens and the earth, until only that which cannot be shaken remains."

There is no answer in either party, they are mutually, in the majority, parties sold in bondage to their patrons, those who operate as predators and hidden kings in the earth.

“Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.”
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:14 pm

You know...at first, I was against president Trump. But we are not at war, with China or Russia...I don't see my name, in the obituaries...The country is not destroyed...Etc...So let things play out.

Sure, folks might challenge things. And they will change them.

    Like the states, challenging the travel ban

or

    Lobbyist groups...like the AMA or AARP...objecting to the current, Republican health care overall. And I agree. The AARP objects to the "age" clause, causing high prices...for the 50 - 64 age group. I agree...scratch that provision...And I would probably agree, with the AMA objections. But the GOP can fix it and adjust it - if they are smart.
In the meantime, I have more important things to do. Like seeing what the bad rulers and Zombies are up to...in tonight's AMC Walking Dead episode. :lol:
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Eaglesway » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:16 pm

Those zombies aint exactly holy fools ;)
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:19 pm

Eaglesway wrote:Those zombies aint exactly holy fools ;)


Now that would be something to see. A Holy Fool, who is now a Zombie. :lol:
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Paidion » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:35 pm

Recently, Sean Spicer, Whitehouse spokesmen has explained away Trump's false statement that Obama wiretapped his NY skyscraper. Spicer said, "The President used the word "wiretap" to mean broadly surveillance and other activities." Spicer also suggested that Trump wasn't accusing Obama specifically, but instead was referring to the actions of the Obama administration.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby qaz » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:48 pm

Paidion, I will add that during the campaign Trump claimed our 5% unemployment rate was bogus and that our unemployment rate was 'really' 28% or so. When the latest jobs report came out last week, indicating low unemployment, Spicer joked that the unemployment rate is legitimate now. :shock:
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby steve7150 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:28 pm

Recently, Sean Spicer, Whitehouse spokesmen has explained away Trump's false statement that Obama wiretapped his NY skyscraper. Spicer said, "The President used the word "wiretap" to mean broadly surveillance and other activities." Spicer also suggested that Trump wasn't accusing Obama specifically, but instead was referring to the actions of the Obama administration.






Paidion did you really think Trump meant Obama himself wiretapped Trump Tower? And yes i would use the words "wiretap" and "surveillance" as identical. Wiretapping is pretty much an outdated word now with the hi-tech technology around now. General Flynn was "wiretapped' talking to the Russian ambassador while Flynn was in Trump Tower so maybe they were surveilling the Russian Ambassador, maybe Flynn, maybe Trump Tower, maybe everyone? Do you know?
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Paidion » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:45 am

Steve 7150 wrote:Paidion did you really think Trump meant Obama himself wiretapped Trump Tower? And yes i would use the words "wiretap" and "surveillance" as identical. Wiretapping is pretty much an outdated word now with the hi-tech technology around now. General Flynn was "wiretapped' talking to the Russian ambassador while Flynn was in Trump Tower so maybe they were surveilling the Russian Ambassador, maybe Flynn, maybe Trump Tower, maybe everyone? Do you know?


Yes, he may have meant Obama's administration.. But he still meant wiretapping. Why do you think the U.S. Justice Department is trying to find evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump's phones at the Trump Tower? If they don't take Trump's statement literally, it seems a fruitless effort.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/deadline-trump-tower-surveillance-1.4022204
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby qaz » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:25 am

GOP removes protection for people with preexisting conditions to get more votes from far right members of Congress for its Obamacare replacement.
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shot ... ting-condi

I am disgusted.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby DaveB » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:19 pm

NPR is not the best source. Plus - they have not passed any bill yet. We have to see it to pass it, unlike ACA.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:20 pm

Here's an interesting article, in today's Christian Patheos site.:

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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby DaveB » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:43 am

Qaz - you may be right. The fools might actually do that.
Disgusting is the proper word.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby qaz » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:03 am

Republicans in Congress have passed a bill to allow internet service providers to sell their customers' browsing history.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:37 am

qaz wrote:Republicans in Congress have passed a bill to allow internet service providers to sell their customers' browsing history.


That doesn't stop us nerds, though. There are many ways to mask it or keep it from prying eyes. :D



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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby DaveB » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:21 am

Randy - for those of us without the N-gene or the G-gene: if such a law is passed, what are the strategies you suggest?

Will the fact that I use a private internet access (PIA) be any protection against my isp's money-grubbing, ethics-be-damned assault on my privacy?
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:34 am

DaveB wrote:Randy - for those of us without the N-gene or the G-gene: if such a law is passed, what are the strategies you suggest?

Will the fact that I use a private internet access (PIA) be any protection against my isp's money-grubbing, ethics-be-damned assault on my privacy?


And how would they be collecting the data, Dave? That's the key question. Well, you can do various things.

    Like install a Firefox or Google Chrome plug-in called Ghostery. Quite excellent, mind you.
    Work behind a VPN service. A good one is Express VPN. And it's quite nice and a VPN is recommended, for public Wi-Fi
    Or you can enter the world, of the "dark web". Like with a tool called Tor.

Much depends on how they are collecting data, whom they are collecting it from, which companies are cooperating and what court challenges (I.e. tech companies, ACLU, etc.) are in place.

Let's read a nice, BBC article from today:


Yesterday, Comcast had an internet outage. I noticed their name servers weren't functioning. And I noticed Google on Google Chrome, was using it's own name servers, for searches. I switched the router to OpenDNS, with extra security filters. And have the IP stuff, for Norton Safe Connect, in case of any OpenDNS, name server issues. Now I just keep OpenDNS, as an extra security layer.

And for the benefit, of the "bold and brave":


Note: If you do something like use TOR, you should do, what the article suggests - get a VPN. I can neither confirm nor deny, I ever used TOR or visited the dark web.

P.S. I meant to use the words Deep Web in this post, rather than Dark Web.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby DaveB » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:46 am

Thanks Randy. Dark web? I'll have to read up a bit.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:45 am

DaveB wrote:Thanks Randy. Dark web? I'll have to read up a bit.


Dark web, Dave, is a subset of the Deep Web. I should have used the words Deep Web. More on deep web at:


As far as the "dark web" goes, this quote sums up my advice:

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. - Alexander Pope


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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:14 am

I got this interesting article today, from Anonymity Newsletter. Since we are talking about VPNs, I will share it here:

What Is A VPN? And How Does It Protect Your Anonymity?

I am going to share with you all one of the very best tools you can use to regain your anonymity online.

What Is a VPN And How Do They Protect Your Anonymity?

A VPN consist's of a group of computers networked over a public network such as the internet. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. VPN's allow users to access a network remotely and share information through a public network.

A VPN protects your data online just like firewall protects your computer. A Virtual Private Network will help you to access websites that you would not be able to access if you were not on a VPN.

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Good VPN providers use either 128 or 256 bit encryption to make the information you transmit over the internet unreadable by anyone else except for the VPN server you are connecting to with the key.

This means that not even your internet service provider (ISP) will know what you are doing online. The best VPN companies will keep NO LOGS on your activities.

In this day and age where there is more snooping and spying on your internet usage it is imperative that you take all possible actions to prevent them from doing so.


Why you need to use VPN?

VPNs are extremely popular with companies that want to secure their data and access their data centers remotely. The popularity of VPN among individual internet user is also become popular because of the increasing number of malicious prying eyes on the internet.

Therefore, if you are handling sensitive information on you simply want to prevent any of your data from falling into unwanted hands, use a Virtual Private Network.

You should still be using one even if you use the Tor network for a number of reasons.

Your ISP and the government can tell you are using Tor, with a VPN they can not. You can not access normal websites via Tor so these government agencies and third parties are still gathering all the information on you as they can and recording it all to use.

If you upload, download or share via P2P any files that are pirated then this will hide what you are doing. There are companies in the USA and abroad that are tracking the people uploading and downloading and building a database of these users for possible prosecution.

A VPN can stop your ISP from throttling your internet speed because they can not tell how much data you are transferring when encrypted.

You can use a VPN to stream Netflix, HULU, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify etc from where ever you are in the world as many countries block these services.

You can also get the USA version of these services at the US price.


How VPN Works?

VPNs consist of a combination of connection and encryption protocols.

The best VPN's today are extremely user friendly as all you have to do is a couple of clicks and you are protected.

This prevents snoopers from getting access to your information. Even if they manage to siphon some of your data, they will not be able to access it because it is encrypted.

In addition, VPNs help to hide your physical location. No one will ever know the location you really are. Your actual IP address will be replaced by the IP of the VPN provider.

You might be living in Sydney but appear to be in London. When using VPN, you will be able to access the information you want in the internet unanimously.


If you are looking for a good VPN then you can find a good one here at this site. This site even tested them with Tor, I haven't found one other website that tests VPN's with Tor.

Learn More >>

IMPORTANT NOTE!

Not all VPN's are created equally!

Make sure to check the fine print in the "Privacy Policy" as some VPN companies keep logs of your activity while connected. This goes against the whole point of using a VPN.

The best companies do not keep logs so make sure you get one that doesn't to protect your anonymity.

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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby DaveB » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:41 am

Thanks. I use a VPN that costs a couple bucks a month, no logs, works great.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Gabe Grinstead » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:06 am

As a <insert tech position title here>, I think VPN's on a consumer level are used primary to hide illegal activity when it comes to copyright infringement. Business has legitimate uses for them, we use them constantly. But for personal use? I suppose if you are paranoid that your activities are tracked, then sure, but then one has to ask: What are you hiding that you don't want others to know? Again, I believe most consumers uses them for illegal activities. Things that VPNs are used for the common level are:

VPN+Tor:
Child Porn Rings
Regular Pirated Porn Rings
Region Locking Software
Peer 2 Peer Sharing of copyright infringed data such as TV shows, Movies, Video Games, Music, Books, etc...

Most people I ever met who are technical enough to use a VPN are typically doing illegal activities with them. All of them? No... But I have been a techie for 25+ years and a professional with it for 18+ years... No way can you convince me that the majority use it for legitimate reasons. Some do, yes, but by and far that is not the reason most use a VPN.

Edit ** BTW, if you think you are safe via running one with a privacy policy that doesn't keep logs, think again... Unless you can personally see the server configuration that logs are disabled, you are putting trust that they are being truthful with it. Secondary, you are assuming those VPN servers are not compromised in some way. With all the information leaks and tools the NSA were discovered to have, I wouldn't count on being as anonymous as you think.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby DaveB » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:54 am

I am paranoid, and almost all techies I know personally ARE paranoid. You yourself mentioned that you cannot count on even a commercial source that promises not to log - another reason to BE paranoid.
I know a number of techs that don't do any internet shopping for instance - I do, and I'm paranoid about that info being hacked.

For me, paranoia = reality in this instance. So I will stay with the VPN (that has been greatly reviewed for years now) in hopes that those who wish me harm will not be able to,

A couple dollars a month is worth the peace of mind for me - even though it may not be perfect.

And that whole 'what do you have to hide' <wink wink> thing - c'mon, privacy is not the same as dark intentions.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:20 pm

Let's tallk about VPN. When should you use them? At any public Wi-fi spots. You can get hacked. Via scanners and many other ways. But a VPN has encrypted data. Even if you are hacked, they can't decipher it - without an decipher key.

On another front, I use credit cards for convenience. I don't carry a balance and I pay things off each month.

Well, someone hacked one of my cards. Perhaps with a scanner. And I was taking airline trips, going on spending sprees in other states, etc. But I attend a health club, Monday through Friday. So it's impossible, to be in 2 places at once (well, not exactly true - from a mystical perspective). So I:

    Worked with the credit card fraud division, to identify fraudulent transactions. And got a new credit card number.
    filed a local police report
    Joined Life Lock

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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Gabe Grinstead » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:27 pm

I understand Dave. Most people here, on this forum, I would assume would be using it for legal means. But I do not believe that is the norm. I am a part of many forums and tech circles and I myself in my younger years did pirate from stuff via torrent. That said, it doesn't change the fact that it was wrong of me to do. And, was I any different than all my peers? Not in the slightest. Colleges and Work Places transfer all sorts of copyrighted material. They all have their 'collections' or whatever it is they have. Anyhow, I digress at this point. Just saying that most people don't even know how to configure, purchase or use a VPN, much less what it is, and the ones that do, well, a good majority of them for the wrong reason.... But, enough of that.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby DaveB » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:14 pm

Understood, Gabe! Thanks.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby qaz » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:44 am

Gabe, it's no one's business what websites I go to, except an intelligence or law enforcement agency if they have probable cause to believe I have committed a felony. What kind of busybody wants to look at other people's browsing history? Get a life (this is not directed at you Gabe, but at any person who wants to E-stalk people, which is what this law permits, as long as one has enough money). If people don't have a right to privacy, maybe the government should allow people to pay to enter your home without your consent and snoop through your belongings, with a guarantee that they paying party will not steal or damage anything.

During the campaign Trump said he's not going to be a President for the lobbyists. Well, the ISP lobby has donated a lot of money to the Republican majority who have voted for this bill. Lets see if Trump (who thinks he should have a right to privacy in Trump Tower :!:) vetoes it. I won't hold my breath.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:29 am

Gabe Grinstead wrote:As a <insert tech position title here>, I think VPN's on a consumer level are used primary to hide illegal activity when it comes to copyright infringement. Business has legitimate uses for them, we use them constantly. But for personal use? I suppose if you are paranoid that your activities are tracked, then sure, but then one has to ask: What are you hiding that you don't want others to know? Again, I believe most consumers uses them for illegal activities. Things that VPNs are used for the common level are:

VPN+Tor:
Child Porn Rings
Regular Pirated Porn Rings
Region Locking Software
Peer 2 Peer Sharing of copyright infringed data such as TV shows, Movies, Video Games, Music, Books, etc...

Most people I ever met who are technical enough to use a VPN are typically doing illegal activities with them. All of them? No... But I have been a techie for 25+ years and a professional with it for 18+ years... No way can you convince me that the majority use it for legitimate reasons. Some do, yes, but by and far that is not the reason most use a VPN.

Edit ** BTW, if you think you are safe via running one with a privacy policy that doesn't keep logs, think again... Unless you can personally see the server configuration that logs are disabled, you are putting trust that they are being truthful with it. Secondary, you are assuming those VPN servers are not compromised in some way. With all the information leaks and tools the NSA were discovered to have, I wouldn't count on being as anonymous as you think.


Well, Gabe. I have to disagree. Most people use a VPN, for what they are designed for. Either:

    Protect their devices in public WiFi situations.
    Use it as part of work. Which is required for telecommuting

Sure, I have shared stuff here - via articles. And they tell you how to use a VPN and TOR, to view the Deep Web and even the Dark Web. And a nerd like me, might be curious. But I can neither confirm nor deny, whether I ever used TOR, or visited the Deep Web, Dark Web or the Deep blue Sea. Remember that the Dark Net, is only about 4%, of the Deep Web.

As far as the logs go. If a VPN company says they don't keep logs - but do. And nerds and geeks, later find out they do. Guess what? They just committed business suicide.

And VPNs are easy to set up and use. Just download software and turn a button on or off. It automatically connects to the nearest server. or you can pick a server, from a list of recommended ones.

And what do the vast majority of folks, doing illegal activities - do? Probably streaming stuff like Netflix.

And if folks don't like the government spying on them...or big business collecting data on them...and selling it to other, interested business parties - guess what?? I'll tell friends, family and those on social media and forums, all about VPNs.

Anyway, as a treat, here is the latest from Suni Bali at http://www.sunilbali.com/2017/04/the-cult-of-being-average/

At the age of 12, Todd Rose was a high-school dropout struggling to support his wife and two small children. He was on state benefits and had worked his way through ten minimum wage jobs in two years.

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Todd remembers his report cards at school which had a common thread and read, "He’s a little hyperactive and finds it difficult to fit in."

One day when he was at a very low ebb, blaming his school and teachers for his misfortune, Todd’s father – who had worked his way up from tea boy and floor cleaner to mechanical engineer – gave him some life changing advice: "I’ve lived with you for 21 years Todd. You’re not lazy or stupid. You just need to find something that really interests you and someone to teach it to you."

His dad’s words hit home so he enrolled in a series of human biology classes at his local college.

Todd found the psychology classes gripping, not least because he realized that school had not worked out because he was outside the range of the average, normal student and as such, not catered for.

The reality is that no one is actually completely average and has at least one skill or talent, be that as yet undeveloped, which is well above average.

In a world that has perpetuated the cult of the average and valued sameness, conformity is losing its grip on the reins as authenticity and exceptions rule.

There’s one thing that you’re a world champion at. No one does it better than you. You’re the best at being you. And when you’re being your best self, your world will transform from a round hole to the shape of your square peg.

Ps. Todd is now 41 years old and Professor of Education at Harvard.



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Why did the old man fall in the well?
Because he couldn’t see that well.

My friend’s a sheep farmer. He asked me to help him round up his 137 sheep.
I said, "140".

What do we want?
Low flying airplane noises!
When do we want them?
NNNEEEEEEOOOOOOOOWWWWWW.

What do you call a Frenchman wearing sandals?
Phillipe Phillope.

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Live big & love deep.

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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Gabe Grinstead » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:17 am

Randy, I guess you didn't bother to read my post. If you did, you would have noted that I excluded business use and focused on consumer/personal use. Anyhow, just wanted to call you out on that.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:45 am

Gabe Grinstead wrote:Randy, I guess you didn't bother to read my post. If you did, you would have noted that I excluded business use and focused on consumer/personal use. Anyhow, just wanted to call you out on that.


Hi, Gabe. i did read your post. But as a nerd, I do multitask. And some things, might get lost - in the mental shuffle. :D

You do know that Albert Einstein, never memorized his phone number? It would divert his mind, from more important information. So he had to look it up, in the phone book :!: :lol:

And we really don't have any stats, on what percentage of the population - use VPNs for illegal activities. Unless - perhaps - we work for spy agencies, federal government posts with security clearances, military intelligence positions, etc.

Oh, by the way. I received an email today, from Anonymity Newsletter.

And here are three key tools, they recommend. For navigating the Deep Web and Dark Web. I present it for educational purposes only.

And let me share the disclaimer, that they share in the articles:

Please note that the purpose of this article is not to encourage anyone to download anything illegal from the internet or engage in any illegal activities online; the purpose of this article is purely informative.

Disclaimer:

The articles and content found on Dark Web News are for general information purposes only and are not intended to solicit illegal activity or constitute legal advice. Using drugs is harmful to your health and can cause serious problems including death and imprisonment, and any treatment should not be undertaken without medical supervision.


And here is a Wiki article on Tor:


Note to everyone: Even though these links talk about the Dark Web, the URL itself, follows my high security standards:

    First, they are shortened on the Google URL shortener. Which has the highest security and safety standards.
    Second, the link must get past, the OpenDNS, directory name server checkpoint. Although I also recommend Norton Safe Connect
    Third, they must get past the Avira Security Suite and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
    Lastly, they must get past the McAfee Site Adviser and Avast Security plugins.

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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby qaz » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:02 pm

I heard Trump signed it. Complaining about lobbyists is hollow talk if your going to support a law supported by virtually no one except a special interest group.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:38 pm

qaz wrote:I heard Trump signed it. Complaining about lobbyists is hollow talk if your going to support a law supported by virtually no one except a special interest group.


Here's another verification from NBC news, that a VPN will solve the issue:


And here is another interesting article:


P.S. The last article is purely for educational purposes only

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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:01 am

Will, in order to counter Gabe's objection, that you can't trust commercial VPN services. This might be the answer, you have been waiting for :!: :lol:


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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:58 am

I found this interesting article on BBC today:

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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby qaz » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:38 am

GOP Congressman on allowing your browsing history to be sold: “Nobody has to use the Internet”
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... aker-says/
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:37 pm

I see no more posts. Is posting now officially dead :?: :lol:

I thought I would share, some Nerd computer tips.

First, if you have a home network, then set up a router. It provides a hardware firewall and additional protection. And set it up, to use one of these name servers. Which provides extra protection:

    OpenDNS
    Norton Secure Connect

To reduce bandwidth, either use Opera or Google Chrome. They compress things. But you have to turn on the Data Saver feature, for Google Chrome.

    For Android and IOS, it's in settings. And is called Data Saver
    For a PC, install the Data Saver extension. I also recommend HTTPS Everywhere - for security.

For speeding up the Mobile stuff, use one of these two methods.

    Use the app Neopard, if you don't use secure websites (i.e. banking, etc.)
    Otherwise, use Opera Max. And turn on the feature privacy also.

Both use VPN connections. But Opera is more secure. But you have to keep turning it on and adding time.

Everything suggested here is free. Let's dedicate a couple YouTube videos - to nerds.


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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby qaz » Thu May 04, 2017 6:25 am

So the GOP plan to make healthcare cheaper is to make it more expensive via out of pocket expenses. Sounds great for people with expensive needs to pay thousands of dollars a year out of pocket. :roll: https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/04/ahc ... nce-plans/
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Postby Holy-Fool-P-Zombie » Thu May 04, 2017 7:11 am

qaz wrote:So the GOP plan to make healthcare cheaper is to make it more expensive via out of pocket expenses. Sounds great for people with expensive needs to pay thousands of dollars a year out of pocket. https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/04/ahc ... nce-plans/


I am sure many Trump fans here, would applaud the move. Since it's saving the American taxpayers - "collectively" money. :? :roll:

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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby DaveB » Thu May 04, 2017 7:32 am

We shall see!
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby maintenanceman » Thu May 04, 2017 6:06 pm

qaz wrote:So the GOP plan to make healthcare cheaper is to make it more expensive via out of pocket expenses. Sounds great for people with expensive needs to pay thousands of dollars a year out of pocket. :roll: https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/04/ahc ... nce-plans/


I understand your frustration. How would you do it?
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby DaveB » Thu May 04, 2017 6:11 pm

Well - just butting in here - we could simply take money from people who have it and give it to those that don't. That seems fair. Not.
In any case, let's wait to see what the Senate does before we get our IV's in a knot.
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Re: How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper

Postby qaz » Fri May 05, 2017 2:48 am

maintenanceman wrote:
qaz wrote:So the GOP plan to make healthcare cheaper is to make it more expensive via out of pocket expenses. Sounds great for people with expensive needs to pay thousands of dollars a year out of pocket. :roll: https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/04/ahc ... nce-plans/


I understand your frustration. How would you do it?


Medicare for all with no (or very low) out of pocket expenses. -Or- the government require private insurance companies provide everyone insurance for the same price regardless of pre-existing conditions and set a very low annual out of pocket maximum.
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