Steve Humiston

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  • Netflix $6.99 Basic With Ads doesn't work on Apple TV hardware

    making me pay for ads was the reason I cut the cord in the first place...
    watto_cobra
  • Apple retailer Simply Mac is shutting down

    ncrx93 said:
    Don’t let SimplyMac lie to you. It wasn’t due to “pandemic reasons”. No they are Bankrupt due to the rampant time card editing and literal payroll fraud going on company wide. They had to pay fines to the federal government for every changed time card. They had to pay every employee they STOLE from the overtime pay. Most people didn’t even get the full amount owed. 
    Don’t let them be the victim. They abused employees, ignored sexual harassment reports, and committed fraud. They are the Villain here, they did this to themselves. 
    I left when I could but my heart goes out to the employees who are yet again being STOLEN FROM. I bet the higher ups get their pay for the last 3 weeks. 

    I looked this up.. looks like it happened in 2017, prior to the new ownership: https://www.classaction.org/media/lotz-v-simply-mac.pdf


    watto_cobra
  • Senators want to make social media liable for spreading health misinformation

    lkrupp said:

    But even the truth can be manipulated. The news media is now reporting about breakthrough infections, side effects, etc. that are being used by the conspiracy theorists to claim the vaccines are useless.
    I think the “conspiracy theorists” would just like to understand what percentage of people who have contracted this new strain were also vaccinated.  That statistic would decide whether those asking the question are “conspiracy theorists” or not. 

    Either it works, or it doesn’t work. And if it doesn’t work, it sounds like we’ll be playing a cat and mouse game between variants and updates vaccines for the rest of our lives.  For a virus that 99.9% of people recover from.  

    Disclaimer: I have nothing against vaccines and have been vaccinated.  

    Yeahhhh, no, that's not how vaccines work.. it's not that black and white. Here's the bigger issue: why are people still not vaccinated and allowing the variants to happen? A variant is not the same virus and therefore you might not be as protected against it with the vaccine you already have. Ergo... those that got vaccinated aren't having an issue with the original covid but now have the possibility of dealing with the variant because of "conspiracy theories". In the end, even a variant will not harm a vaccinated person as harshly as it would someone who isn't.... but variants continue to variant.. and eventually, it's not helpful. The questions you are asking have been answered... if you don't understand the answers then ACCEPT that people much smarter than you are trying to help you. If you don't believe them, that's on you.. and that makes you the dangerous conspiracy theorist.
    GeorgeBMactht
  • Amazon's Eero 6 mesh routers refreshed with Wi-Fi 6 support

    Yes, you will still need a bridge, I have over 100 bulbs and 3 bridges without any issues, also have lots of third party things too (like lutron dimmer switches)

    eero support is horrid, always scripted responses by people who know how to restart wireless devices and that's it. I have over 100 smart devices in my home and in the last few months i get lots of broadcast storms and they can't really help. I did have a cisco ccnp come over and he says the main eero is over loaded but eero denies it. Always saying things like, well you need to remove your managed switch or managed firewall and let eero control. First, I did remove the managed switch and it got worse. I can't let the eero control dhcp because i use a lot reservations to organize the network. It used to only do the storm on reboots with lots of arp traffic asking who has the gateway.. now they happen all the time with them all asking who has this IP.. it's crazy I can't get decent help from them except remove enterprise equipment (that means you shouldn't use these at work)... which just means I do have to cable my house and go to ubiquiti.. it'll make a better mesh.

    what eero does well is blanketing short distances with very good wifi.. when you have lots of zigbee 2.4ghz traffic due to hue lights, that's good! 
    watto_cobra
  • Philips Hue smart bulb allows hackers to attack your network

    While someone could see that I have Phillips Hue.. they'd have to be outside my home trying to connect to the mesh of bulbs. It's so unlikely it's not worth worrying about. The age of paranoia is simply gone beyond nutty. While I appreciate Phillip's patching this as soon as they could. I wouldn't care if I wasn't patched. Once inside my network, remember they are hanging outside my home... they still have to figure out passwords to things. It's not like it gives them magical free reign to work my alarm system .. or turn my computer on from the outside... or even access to it if it was on...

    Web based passwords are my only concern... these things are not.
    watto_cobra