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strangerthings

August 08, 2021, 06:34:04 PM Last Edit: October 09, 2021, 10:21:59 PM by strangerthings
I dont know where this goes? Please feel free to move if needed!
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If you want, check out "brave" browser. Its amazing and runs on blockchain technology. So encrypted!
I ditched all the others for it. A+ On my desktop I use three including brave.

If you decide to use this browser it has a lot of options to block stuff. Make sure you find them all lol
I did a search in the browser settings for "notifications" and there was all this stuff there I had not seen before! (off off off off off off block block block lol)

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Scroll down there is a huge list! Feel free to add yours!

Sena

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I dont know where this goes?

Please feel free to move if needed!

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if you want, check out "brave" browser. Its amazing and runs on blockchain technology. So encrypted!
I ditched all the others for it. A+++++++



St (May I call you that?),

Are you sure about this? Some of the reviews are not very good.

strangerthings

August 09, 2021, 12:33:57 PM #2 Last Edit: October 12, 2021, 05:22:52 AM by strangerthings
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Quote from: strangerthingsI dont know where this goes?

Please feel free to move if needed!

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if you want, check out "brave" browser. Its amazing and runs on blockchain technology. So encrypted!
I ditched all the others for it. A+++



St (May I call you that?),

Are you sure about this? Some of the reviews are not very good.


Of course! call me whatever you want 😆

I know you refer to me as "St", lol

I dont know about macbook? It works great for me, i can use any search engine i want, (startpage!), it blocks ads, apple is so fussy sometimes hahaha

I have ipad and iphone works great on both, winders desktop it works great

I can add my own search engines!
I realize there are no secrets (telepathy) but pppttthhhh it gives me the illusion of comfort LOL

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strangerthings

August 09, 2021, 04:02:13 PM #3 Last Edit: October 12, 2021, 05:22:16 AM by strangerthings
Quote from: usmaakChrome/Chromium is loaded with bugs and memory leaks.  It uses more memory than any application that I've ever seen.  Its ability to use extensions is great, but many of them are garbage and each extension also uses a ton of memory.  I used Chrome for years, but moved away from it last year when I realized that it was a lot cheaper to choose a different browser and not have to spend money on a new computer when mine finally melted down.

Pros and cons.  It's not unusual for Macs to overheat when running Chrome.  When I was researching to try and find a useful fix, there were a ton of people complaining about it.


They know it is a problem and yet do not fix it
Hmmm

Good for you!

Less stress way more beneficial!

strangerthings

August 09, 2021, 04:08:53 PM #4 Last Edit: October 12, 2021, 05:20:40 AM by strangerthings
For Brave browser I just learned how to save byron katies work sheet lol

Apple is a @&#$*

https://community.brave.com/t/pdf-files-cannot-be-downloaded/144727

[Edited to add:]

I just found an easier way to save pdf's on apple devices!

Click to highlight the website address in address bar. It should be already pointing to the link to the pdf. Now, tap it again so options pop up and then instead of choosing copy/paste, tap on  "share" and then select "save to files".

Boom done. 💃

Deb

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I dont know where this goes?

Seems you picked the perfect place for your topic.

I loved Chrome but gave it up because it didn't play nice with the outdated OS on my laptop (I can't upgrade for technical reasons), and there were also some different problems with my brand new iMac. Safari was just ok, same with Opera and Vivaldi. I've been using Firefox because it will sync on my Macs. I'll take a look at Brave.

As far as email, take a look at Protonmail. I have email through my hosted domains (unreliable), Gmail (better... but Google owns everything and that creeps me out) and the Protonmail one seems to be reliable and tame.

I've felt Apple has been more intuitive than Windows based stuff, my feeling has been that Microsoft thinks everyone is a moron. But that's just my take.

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strangerthings

Sooooooooooooo

I am looking for a search engine ... a plain ole search engine. One that does not use artificial intelligence!

This is becoming a PITA

Anyone know of one? If I find one I will post it. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤪

I was looking for a doctor using startpage and all I got was the bombardment of the thing that shant be named lol I felt censored by startpage and that was a first!

I miss DMOZ 😐

Deb

I have NO IDEA about most of what your wrote, lol. CERN, DMOZ, SEC... another language.

I used to use Dog Pile as a search engine, but I've been using Google mostly because of the speed. But I'm sure you're looking for something more sophisticated than those. Hopefully someone here is technical like you are, and will come up with some suggestions.

strangerthings

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I have NO IDEA about most of what your wrote, lol. CERN, DMOZ, SEC... another language.

I used to use Dog Pile as a search engine, but I've been using Google mostly because of the speed. But I'm sure you're looking for something more sophisticated than those. Hopefully someone here is technical like you are, and will come up with some suggestions.


Awww I used dogpile I forgot about them!
I will check them out tysm

DMOZ was a search engine database once upon a time, then google came out and ..... well...they are not around anymore.

SEC is the security exchange commission that holds a huge portion of all of the encrypted keys for https and pgp and a company called entrust is in "care" of them

Its not like I have top secret information to keep from prying eyes LOL
But stay out of my stuff 🤣

Cern is the big collider over there... they smash atoms and whatnot... surely you have heard of them ? The particle accelerator? Well people who worked for them own proton

My spidey senses are tingling... I am happier when I pay attention to those

Im ok with my email for now but I would prefer something else.

I will probably just blow it all off and come terms with my own beliefs about certain topics.

I am already in route anyway...

I dont know... lol .... I know my data is secure ... I would prefer to have it elsewhere however.

I have my own olc beliefs about certain topics I choose to push through at this time. Which is probably why I am facing it all. LOL

I still would prefer a non AI search engine.
They are creepy. Imho but that is a whole other topic lol
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Deb

Thanks for the explanations. I thought they were some sort of programming acronyms I'd not heard of, lol. Yes, I've heard of CERN, and also the SEC. DMOZ looked familiar, but I'm not the techie type so couldn't place it.  ;D

strangerthings

September 30, 2021, 10:51:56 PM #10 Last Edit: September 30, 2021, 10:53:31 PM by strangerthings
Have you ever seen a video with a great quote in it ?

Well have no fear!

Online Image to text is here!

Simple take a snap shot of the screen and make an image from it.
On my desktop depending on browser, I can use the snapshot function or print screen and paste that into paint or adobe. Then save it ....

Head on over to any Online Image to text converter, upload image file, and boom. Text!

https://www.ocr2edit.com/convert-to-txt
https://www.onlineocr.net/

I have used both and they are free. One gives you a daily limit. You might like something else.

The search string is "online image to text converter"


PS. If you strip the exif data from your images all you will get is garbledy gook 9 times out of 10. So do that later. lol

strangerthings

October 04, 2021, 03:22:48 AM #11 Last Edit: October 12, 2021, 05:20:09 AM by strangerthings
This post is going to be where I add links that I like to share that are computer related or not.
If it requires my description I will either make a separate post or add it here. IDK yet!

Everything I post is free!
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1) Streaming different music than the norm: somafm.com (has its own little pop up window and you can close the larger tab!) I really enjoy 'groove'

2) Want to tag more than one file at a time? https://www.mp3tag.de/en/

3) Want to extract your dvd's with the choice of subtitles, and extras? Inviska MKV Extract - https://www.videohelp.com/software/Inviska-MKV-Extract  - I went to their website just now and it wasnt loading so I put up a place to download it from. Also you can find it here - https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/inviska_mkv_extract.html ( Its really a great program and I still use it)

4) Putting the mkv all together: https://www.makemkv.com/ - Yes you need both #3 and #4.

((( putting 3 & 4 together https://superuser.com/questions/1430233/how-to-extract-all-tracks-from-a-dvd-movie)))

5) Great website for all sorts of computer related knowledge: https://www.majorgeeks.com/

6) Want an office software program but don't want to pay MS ? Try this open source program!:  https://www.openoffice.org/

7) Want a wonderful video editor? I use this when making professional dvd's for people when extracting their old vhs tapes and old cameras! https://shotcut.org/

8) Want to record what you see on your screen ? It's open source! https://obsproject.com/

9) Want to record any audio or edit audio files? Easily convert them to .wav or .mp3 ! Open Source! https://www.audacityteam.org/

10) Get a free vpn - protonvpn.com (I had a problem with the whole CERN thing but I have since spoken with the inner guides and I am good to go now! )

12) True secure free email with zero ads! protonmail.com

11) Get a free vpn 10 free gigs a month: https://windscribe.com/

13) Want to clean your files before you put them online ? It will remove all inner meta data that is called "exif data". https://exifcleaner.com/

14) Want to clean your computer up from uninstalled files leaving crap behind? Stick to the default settings and dont mess with the computer portion that is not checked! This program is awesome! DO NOT use their update driver tool! WARNING ! - https://www.ccleaner.com/ - if you need help setting it up lmk but its easy! :)

15) Keep computer clean and safe by scanning and/or Remove trojans and malware etc ! Super great program! https://www.malwarebytes.com/

16) Want to find an alternative to something? Software? https://alternativeto.net/

17) Want something comparable to Photoshop and free and awesome? https://www.gimp.org/

18) Want a video editor that is free and awesome? https://www.openshot.org/

19) Want a free cloud that isn't a hassle? Texas based? mediafire.com - 10 free gigs! These guys are awesome with awesome hard to beat prices!

20) Want a free cloud with more gigs? 20 free gigs!  https://mega.io/

21) Want a free open source print/scanner software? NAPS2 - https://www.naps2.com/

22) Want a great video player? It does A LOT!! https://www.videolan.org/ - VLC

23) Want to see a great science Sethian website? https://borderlandsciences.org/ - if you start digging around you are going to find a lot of cool things. do not take this website for granted look at all the links some lead you to its other cool areas!

24) Want to find a ton of cool stuff? archive.org - it has the way back machine we use to find old sites!

25) Want to scan your computer for all that crazy stuff? For free? https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/forHome/products/housecall.html

26) Want to download youtube videos? https://y2mate.is/en9/ | https://yt5s.com/en11 (if it does not open after clicking download button then right click and select "save links as". It keeps your title and everything!)| and I snagged this from Deb in a post https://www.mediahuman.com

27) Want an online video converter? https://convert-video-online.com/

28) Want to see what the online world has to offer with privacy tools? https://www.privacytools.io/

29)  Want an alternative to youtube as a content creator? They also pay more but it needs more people and is user driven. https://odysee.com/?&sunset=lbrytv | Also check out the alternativeto.net for other video platforms

30) Seth related concepts! Metaphysical radio drama for the soul!!! Samples! https://zbs.org/audio/  - check out Jack Flanders and Ruby! So much fun! So much great stuff on ZBS! More  Samples! https://www.zbs.org/catalog/audioSamples

31) Having computer issues? Maybe find a solution here! : https://forums.tomshardware.com

32) Want to know what your computer lacks or have a deeper look at your computer? Need your OS product key? Check out the free download from Belarc Advisor. https://www.belarc.com/

33) Want to find out if your drivers are up to date? https://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster.php - always make a restore point before using utilities like this!
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Sena

Quote from: strangerthings on October 04, 2021, 03:22:48 AM6) Want an office software program but don't want to pay MS ? Try this open source program!:  https://www.openoffice.org/
Open Office is great. I have been using it for nearly 10 years.
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strangerthings

October 15, 2021, 05:10:12 PM #13 Last Edit: October 15, 2021, 05:12:15 PM by strangerthings
To search a website using any Search Engine use this in the search bar :


site: borderlandsciences.org video
put a space between the : and a space between the website and the search term "video" or whatever words or phrase you want to use like "oldsite"

hint hint

:P
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