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Mar 25, 16, 10:07 pm
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Posted By Zarf4

I just entered my security questions & agree with...

I just entered my security questions & agree with many of the people here who find them very poorly thought out. Hate having to pick a 'sort of' answer which I know I'll forget when I really need...
Jan 20, 15, 2:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,208
Posted By Zarf4

I used to use a couple of strips of Velcro but as...

I used to use a couple of strips of Velcro but as of late have migrated to something similar to this:
...
Nov 5, 14, 1:11 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By Zarf4

Sorry I can't be of much help - I don't have an...

Sorry I can't be of much help - I don't have an Atheros based card to try things on. Was hoping you might be able to back port a driver from 13.10 or something but doing a quick google search found...
Nov 5, 14, 10:36 am
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By Zarf4

Can't promise anything but would you try: ...

Can't promise anything but would you try:

apt-get install ethtool

and add the following line to /etc/rc.local before the exit 0 statement:

ethtool -s eth0 wol g

And reboot. ...
Nov 3, 14, 9:46 am
Replies: 44
Views: 39,207
Posted By Zarf4

As a cheapie travel router I'd like to recommend...

As a cheapie travel router I'd like to recommend the TP-Link TL-WR703N mini.

http://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-TL-WR703N-Wireless-iphone4-android/dp/B005VEJ3GM

(can be found cheaper on eBay)

I...
Oct 11, 14, 7:07 pm
Replies: 643
Views: 204,537
Posted By Zarf4

Instead of starting a new thread just wanted to...

Instead of starting a new thread just wanted to pass along that as of today Amazon is selling a HooToo travel router for $15. I don't own one but it's received reasonable reviews.
...
Sep 23, 14, 1:08 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,490
Posted By Zarf4

Bit OT, but if the thread has morphed into 'a...

Bit OT, but if the thread has morphed into 'a good backup travel phone' I'd like to add this for consideration...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ICWA7I

Unlocked quad-band GSM (single SIM...
Sep 18, 14, 6:45 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,521
Posted By Zarf4

Agree that it's extremely unlikely that hotel...

Agree that it's extremely unlikely that hotel providers would be sophisticated enough to look for different browser clients or perform deep packet inspections but I had one strange case -

I run a...
Sep 18, 14, 2:57 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,521
Posted By Zarf4

I'm confused by this response. If all traffic is...

I'm confused by this response. If all traffic is run through the router then the only visibility the internet provider has is the MAC address. Doesn't matter if it's a major ISP, the hotel itself,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 13, 14, 4:05 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 16,551
Posted By Zarf4

This is similar to an earlier thread, ...

This is similar to an earlier thread,
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travelbuzz/1458505-best-most-recognizable-planes-ever-built.html

But would like to reiterate that imho the XB-70 Valkyrie is...
Forum: Japan
Jul 30, 14, 2:52 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 20,447
Posted By Zarf4

Perhaps we can add Tashirojima as a destination? ...

Perhaps we can add Tashirojima as a destination?

http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/30/japanese-cat-island-has-more-cats-than-humans-and-its-utterly-amazing-4815069/
Jul 1, 14, 9:15 am
Replies: 31
Views: 7,735
Posted By Zarf4

Smile I know there have been tons of decisive in-ear...

I know there have been tons of decisive in-ear vs. over-ear headphone discussions here -- bottom line is to go with what works for you. I know the OP said that most travel will be domestic so...
Jun 24, 14, 11:13 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,956
Posted By Zarf4

A question - do your clippers plug directly into...

A question - do your clippers plug directly into the wall socket or are they cordless and are the numbers you are quoting off a wall-wart charger?

If they're a direct plug in the wall set I've had...
Jun 19, 14, 5:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By Zarf4

I have the same Pacsafe laptop case which I use...

I have the same Pacsafe laptop case which I use for short trips. I no longer even try to use the checkpoint friendly feature since the time I put it un-clamshelled on the x-ray belt only to have the...
Jun 5, 14, 11:47 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,211
Posted By Zarf4

OK, what the heck is going on with computer...

OK, what the heck is going on with computer security these days... After years of blissful ignorance:

First we get Heartbleed - spend a couple of days updating all my servers/routers/clients to...
May 29, 14, 3:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By Zarf4

Or on a laptop use the built-in microphone & use...

Or on a laptop use the built-in microphone & use Audacity to capture/edit the audio as MP3s.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

For others with cassette tapes I just archived tons of answering...
May 28, 14, 7:40 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 6,211
Posted By Zarf4

Truecrypt compromised?

A warning for those like me who use Truecrypt to carry copies of passwords, passport scans, etc. on a flash drive or cloud storage. The developer(s) are recommending that we abandon TC in favor of...
Mar 30, 14, 8:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Zarf4

I haven't used joker but have just transferred...

I haven't used joker but have just transferred several of my Godaddy, 1&1, and Register.com domains to Namecheap. Apologize if I'm repeating the obvious but the order of operations usually is:

1)...
Feb 19, 14, 10:15 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By Zarf4

After installing an operating system I usually...

After installing an operating system I usually refer to services configurations in BlackViper's guide.

http://www.blackviper.com/

He describes each of the services which are running and can be...
Replies: 60
Views: 7,166
Posted By Zarf4

I was one of 3 pax on a 737 SFO > LAX the second...

I was one of 3 pax on a 737 SFO > LAX the second day after flights were resumed after 9/11. Gate agent was not amused when I requested a center seat between 2 other pax. Surprisingly none of us...
Nov 19, 13, 9:18 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By Zarf4

http://www.kayak.com/explore/

http://www.kayak.com/explore/
Forum: Alaska
Oct 17, 13, 2:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By Zarf4

Agree with JimG that without a specific...

Agree with JimG that without a specific requirement I would skip Wasilla (the view of Russia is highly overstated.) Only reason to stop is if your heading further to Talkeetna or Denali.

In ANC...
Oct 2, 13, 9:45 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,353
Posted By Zarf4

I use an Air Boss and have had good luck packing...

I use an Air Boss and have had good luck packing shirts/pants in an 18" Eagle Creek Pack-It folder to reduce wrinkling. The folders have a thin plastic folding board and I've found a dual-use of...
Sep 26, 13, 6:20 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By Zarf4

Rude - no, your seatmate may be on a completely...

Rude - no, your seatmate may be on a completely different time zone and reading should be considered an unobtrusive activity.

Disruptive to sleep - maybe, but it's incumbent to those sensitive to...
Sep 26, 13, 4:09 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 14,206
Posted By Zarf4

Couple of things to consider... If you have...

Couple of things to consider...

If you have internet perhaps using an Obi box with free Google Voice is a one-time $60-ish charge for a fax line. The 200 & 202 specifically handle T.38 fax...
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