Category Archives: Computers

Linux Mint Hack Highlights Risk Balance

Following the Linux Mint hacking scandal? Both sides have a point. The answer is not absolute.

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Trump is Wrong about Apple

I may want to help. It may be good to help. But I don’t want to be forced to help.

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Deleting Hard Drive Data (Files)

Previously, I wrote about how to permanently delete magnetic data. Nobody uses removable magnetic media anymore, so I thought it’s time to outline the same procedure using internal or USB drives.

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Windows 10 Licenses Your Hardware

I’ve been running Windows XP, Mac OSX, and Linux. I am trying Windows 10 without upgrading from anything and it appears to be free without activation for some period of time. Skip all the upgrade chatter. Instead, I downloaded a … Continue reading

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The Westell 7500 Doesn’t Forward Email Ports

I want my Mac to receive encrypted email via POP3 on port 995, and I want to send encrypted email using SMTP on port 465 and 587 (two different ISP providers). The Westell 7500 DSL modem fails to perform the … Continue reading

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