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 censorship: https://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