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strangerthings

August 08, 2021, 06:34:04 PM Last Edit: October 09, 2021, 10:21:59 PM by strangerthings
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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: November 01, 2021, 05:14:31 PM 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!

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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/ - WARNING do not use the recent 2021 versions! They were aquired by MUSE and now include telemetry data! True GNU's do not come with their new restrictions! Use previous versions PRE 2021! Video help for other versions - Here is another one(I use a previous version and am currently looking at the forks)

10) NOT FREE: My recent quest to find a really good VPN that does not use google analytics and is not on an affiliate marketing program (which means tracking cookies and ads for you in browser and are always in the the "top 10 vpn" lists) are the following: IVPN and AIRVPN. | I have had some problems with protonvpn lately leaving me utterly exposed. So I will be ditching these guys!

12) True secure free email with zero ads! protonmail.com I am still on this quest! *L* I still use them for non important or non important personal stuff because I do not want ads. OR look here: https://proprivacy.com/email/comparison/free-secure-email (I do not agree with proprivacy's vpns's!!)

11) Get a free vpn 10 free gigs a month: https://windscribe.com/ - I really like this company as well and I have 15 free gigs a month because I gave them a shout-out once upon a time. Even their paid version is great. (I left them to try proton and well.... yeah...)

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/ | https://yt5s.com/en12

28) Want to see what the online world has to offer with privacy tools? https://www.privacytools.io/ | https://proprivacy.com/ ( I do not agree with proprivacy's vpn list)

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!

34) Want to have more privacy in your browser? Ublock and Ghostery are excellent add ons! Look for them in your browser/settings/add-ons search.

35) Mental Outlaw - Great Odysee video channel to stay up-to-date on your privacy online and what apps are good or not.

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Please do add your helpful links in replies!

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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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strangerthings

VPN INFO

If you are looking for a VPN you want to make sure they do not have tracking cookies on their home page! If you have ad blockers etc you can see the list they have blocked on the page you are viewing. Or in a desktop browser you can view source and look at them. Also, there is ZERO point to having a vpn that uses google analytics. If you see a vpn listed in all the top 10 sites then rest assured they are paying for that placement! 

What can a vpn do and not do? Go here, https://www.ivpn.net/, and scroll down where it says "Do you really need a vpn?"

If you are a person concerned about payment, get a gift card! You pay cash for them, and there isn't anything attached to you. *S* (maybe the location of the store and one can easily get change somewhere)

Some folks live in very strict areas and they dont want you talking about the Seth material on top of many other things. I believe in freedom. I believe in your birthright. And we are all here working together. There might be "hydra heads" multiplying but so are ... ours. Countering the counter so-to-speak.

Blessings!

strangerthings

Quote from: strangerthings on October 04, 2021, 03:22:48 AM9) Want to record any audio or edit audio files? Easily convert them to .wav or .mp3 ! Open Source! https://www.audacityteam.org/ - WARNING do not use the recent 2021 versions! They were aquired by MUSE and now include telemetry data! True GNU's do not come with their new restrictions! Use previous versions PRE 2021! Video help for other versions (I use a previous version and am currently looking at the forks)

I update these links - The vpn info is also updated

Just wanted to let yall know

If you really want to keep programs from connecting online, add them to your firewall. I do not allow programs to update automatically. I like to check the updates and whether or not I need it or... want it.

Just because I practice and understand the Seth material does not mean I stop using preventative measures or allow my intelligence to go to the trash bin. I might enjoy using a program but it doesnt mean I want it to inspect everything I am doing.  ;) 
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Deb

Thanks for looking out for us! I'm on Apple so I've never worried about hacking or being tracked. But as more people use Apple products over the years, that will change. And wifi... I have at times taken precautions when traveling when airports are involved. But travel seems like a lost luxury in my distant past.  :-\
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strangerthings

November 18, 2021, 04:56:51 PM #17 Last Edit: November 18, 2021, 04:58:35 PM by strangerthings
VLC Player converts videos!

Also, if it is not converting a file, inspect its security permissions. Right click on the video file (windows)  you want to convert, select properties, click tab security, and click through the listed access list and see if your normal user has full control. Sometimes a file only gives system, administration etc full control. If you see only read for your user, click to highlight the user name and then click edit, and check mark "full control", then apply, then ok.

Now you can convert!

You can tell it is converting because the blue line is moving like it would if you were watching a video.

Man VLC is awesome! lol

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Bora137

November 19, 2021, 01:31:55 AM #18 Last Edit: November 19, 2021, 01:36:31 AM by Bora137
I think Brave pays you to view ads I think it pays in bat tokens? So you can allow ads and then you accumulate tokens - this is the blockchain aspect of it. If everything used it bat tokens would be worth a lot of money and everyone would get an income albeit small from the advertising they watched. However because blockchain is decentralised there is no central mammoth company (like Google/chrome) to brainwash ppl into using it. In blockchain the brainwashing is missing. This is good ofc but it means mass adoption is more difficult to obtain than when a central entity like Google puts out massive waves of brainwashing material so we then love it because of the images it has associated itself with. All lies ofc and the way brand entities distort reality and our perceptions.

strangerthings

Quote from: Bora137 on November 19, 2021, 01:31:55 AMI think Brave pays you to view ads I think it pays in bat tokens? So you can allow ads and then you accumulate tokens - this is the blockchain aspect of it. If everything used it bat tokens would be worth a lot of money and everyone would get an income albeit small from the advertising they watched. However because blockchain is decentralised there is no central mammoth company (like Google/chrome) to brainwash ppl into using it. In blockchain the brainwashing is missing. This is good ofc but it means mass adoption is more difficult to obtain than when a central entity like Google puts out massive waves of brainwashing material so we then love it because of the images it has associated itself with. All lies ofc and the way brand entities distort reality and our perceptions.

Oh I did not know that! Thanks!
I do not use it for that though I just like it lol

I am thankful I do not use fb or google anything. Funnily enough those that watch and make notes on everything, ie; fb and goog, will also be watched and noted on lol

There is a saying about that somewhere teehee

I also like Snowhaze for mobile devices, it gets an A+ from me.