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By Ryan Singel March 24, 2010 | 1:55 pm | Categories: Surveillance, Threats
That little lock on your browser window indicating you are communicating securely with your bank or e-mail account may not always mean what you think its means.
… The solution: Windows Live Sync. You designate one folder on Computer A, and another folder on Computer B. Then Sync keeps them synced with each other, magically, over the Internet, with no effort on your part. Add, change, or delete a file on your laptop; you'll find it added, changed, or deleted on your desktop. Edit some chapters or spreadsheets on your Mac at home; you'll find them edited the same way at work.
At some time frustration over dysfunctional computers and networks boils over. What to do?
This web page, The Etherkiller and friends, shows a really nice way out. The self-made devices can solve a lot of problems very quickly and thoroughly.
TeleGeography has nice, but expensive large wall maps of various aspects of the Internet, like undersea cables, land connections, traffic, etc.
They also offer free versions for download, suitable as desktop backgrounds.
After the switch from daylight saving time back to standard time in Europe eBay's auction system apparently ends all auctions one hour early, while the remaining time for each auction still shows 60 minutes.
This means that many auctions got a low price, because many bidders customarily bid late because of the peculiar auction method eBay uses. (eBay auctions end at a predefined point in time, rather than being extended until there is no new bid for a certain time, as is usual in normal auctions.)
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