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PC Outlaws Meeting                   
August 17, 2020
Ely’s Cafe (Closed)     (Note: Jitsi-Meet Only, Virtual Meeting)

Monday 9:00 AM

Note: The following (Chromium based) browsers will work with either Jitsi Meet or Skype Meeting.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/  Preferred for Windows

Google Chrome (make sure it’s updated to version 81.0.4044.122)

Opera & Opera GTX

Brave, but you MUST disable “Shields” first.

Note 2: Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Pale Moon or Waterfox will NOT work!

Note 3: Do NOT use FireFox for Jitsi-Meet! It does NOT meet Simulcast requirements: https://community.jitsi.org/t/help-on-simulcast/19850

1: How Do I Test Backups (Don B): https://askleo.com/how-do-i-test-my-backups/

 2: How to reset a Windows 10 PC to factory settings: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-reset-windows-10-pc-factory-settings

3a: How Cops Can Secretly Track Your Phone: https://theintercept.com/2020/07/31/protests-surveillance-stingrays-dirtboxes-phone-tracking/     (Jeff C.)

3b: STREET-LEVEL SURVEILLANCE and Cell-Site Simulators/IMSI Catchers:  https://www.eff.org/pages/cell-site-simulatorsimsi-catchers

4a: Password Managers and the Dark Web; LastPass Security Dashboard and Dark Web Monitoring:  https://blog.lastpass.com/2020/08/new-lastpass-security-dashboard-and-dark-web-monitoring-now-available/  Can you really monitor the Dark Web given that there is no way to effectively search the Dark Web?

4b: What is a “Dark Web Scan”: https://www.howtogeek.com/394427/what-is-a-dark-web-scan-and-should-you-use-one/

4c: Dark Web Monitoring: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/dark-web-monitoring-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

4d:  Defend yourself against tracking and surveillance. Circumvent censorshiphttps://www.torproject.org/

4e: The Invisible Internet Project (I2P): https://geti2p.net/en/

5a: Starlink 450 Mbps Satellite Internet Beta Test SignUp: https://www.starlink.com/  So far this is targeted to rural areas in the Northern U.S. and Southern border of Canada. Signup is now at 70% capacity. The initial Starlink orbits converge at 53 degrees N. latitude and will eventually extend to 53 Degrees S. latitude. Frequency is in the 12Ghz range and latency 20ms.

5b: Sign Up for Canadians: https://www.canadasatellite.ca/StarLink-Satellite-Internet-Constellation.htm

5c: If you live in a rural area and you use a PO Box or your home address does not show correctly on a map then use google maps: https://www.google.com/maps and pinpoint your home. Left click your home and on the left side bar it will generate both a latitude and longitude location in addition to a “Plus Code”, alternately if you know your latitude and longitude you can paste it to: https://plus.codes/   submit location search. Here is an example for Ely’s café in Sequim, WA,   3VJX+75 Sequim, Washington

5d: Self install, very low price for the test. Using Phased array antennas: https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/satellite-internet-update-starlink-is-exciting-but-reality-check-needed-for-rvers-and-cruisers/

5e: Users will need to have a clear view of the northern sky: https://www.inverse.com/innovation/spacex-starlink-beta-test-how-to-sign-up and https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/spacex-starlink-beta

5f: SpaceX told the FCC it is applying for five million end-user terminals: https://www.zdnet.com/article/elon-musks-spacex-we-now-want-to-bring-starlink-internet-from-space-to-5-million-in-us/

 

Interwebs or news around the tubes

 The Extreme Physics Pushing Moore’s Law to the Next Level (Dave L): https://youtu.be/f0gMdGrVteI

 How to fix any computer: https://www.theoatmeal.com/blog/fix_computer

 

 

 

 

 

One response to “SPCUG

  1. Just to be clear about the new office app, it’s a front end menu for office users. In itself it doesn’t have any word processing capabilities or anything like that. It’s just a new clean menu interface for office when you first login .I’ve been using it for sometime because it’s actually already embedded in office it’s just not prominent, you can choose to have it as your landing spot or not but in the near future version there will not be a choice. It will be the landing page for your login.

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