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Windows 7: I Want to Keep Windows 7 Forever

04 Jan 2020   #161
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
I've been feeling alienated since he took over the club. I'm using old computers with an old system, and I have no smart-phone or Tablet, so the club has been becoming irrelevant lately, except to say hello to a few people. And it gets me out of the house.
But I've been getting all my support from the web for a long time, not the club.

Sounds like the episode of American Dad where Roger the alien took over as president of the HOA and wanted to teach Stan a lesson about not having a say in the house. It was really funny.

Here's a few clips.




YouTube


YouTube


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04 Jan 2020   #162
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freeagent View Post
How many others do?

The only guy I know that could claim to know that did his science degree in Geology, but then switched and completed second degree in Anatomy.
Was that true or is this a clever play on words?
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04 Jan 2020   #163
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freeagent View Post
...Seems to me that privacy issues are being used as an excuse to not upgrade to Win10. There are other reasons too. Just do what YOU think is right, and leave it that.
Privacy rights is a darned good reason, not just an excuse, to not downgrade to Win10. And there are plenty of other reasons, too.
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04 Jan 2020   #164
freeagent

Windows 7 Pro 64 & Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post

Note, I have yet to do all this, but this is my plan once I go Win 10. My computer is MY COMPUTER and I'll be damned if I'll be a Redmond Muppet on strings to help with their cash flow.
Another approach, is to buy shares in Microsoft (MSFT), Apple(AAPL) and Google(aka Alphabet GOOGL) and share in the profits :) Or an ETF that includes those but covers the whole sector e.g QQQ
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04 Jan 2020   #165
freeagent

Windows 7 Pro 64 & Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Was that true or is this a clever play on words?
Believe it or not, it is actually true. It was a joke we always told about him.
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04 Jan 2020   #166
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you get loads of junk mail, read here: Stop Junk Mail

If you get loads of text messages that's because you're willy-nilly handing out your phone number and/or texting 11234 to donate now or what ever and now your own a s^$%$% list of epic proportions.

Learn to control who you text and hand out your phone number to. Go to your play store and look for good, reputable Apps for burner phone numbers that you can hand out instead.

Use multiple emails for things. One email for banking, eBay, Amazon, PayPal, that sort of stuff. Another email for utter crap. If you get spam in the eBay email you know either a seller sold your email address out or they got their email contact list jacked by malware and now you're on a spam list.

To combat spam. Sign up at spam cop and report the headers here:
SpamCop.net - Sign up for SpamCop reporting

If you live in the U.S, also send the spam email forwarded to the Federal Trade Commission here: FTC Unveils New E-mail Address for Deceptive Spam: [email protected] | Federal Trade Commission


I use both spamcop and the Federal Trade Commission on the rare occasions I ever do get spam. It may take a solid week of constantly reporting, but they'll stop, believe me. This has been my case for a long time. And since I'm a computer nerd, I know how to find what host and domain register they are using so I rat them out there as well if it's really bad.
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04 Jan 2020   #167
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freeagent View Post
Another approach, is to buy shares in Microsoft (MSFT), Apple(AAPL) and Google(aka Alphabet GOOGL) and share in the profits :) Or an ETF that includes those but covers the whole sector e.g QQQ

Well, M$ stock is at around $158 currently and if the goal is to buy low and sell high then I'll lose my return.

Think I'll stick to my IRA and go from there...
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04 Jan 2020   #168
freeagent

Windows 7 Pro 64 & Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote:
: Originally Posted by freeagent
...Seems to me that privacy issues are being used as an excuse to not upgrade to Win10. There are other reasons too. Just do what YOU think is right, and leave it that.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Privacy rights is a darned good reason, not just an excuse, to not downgrade to Win10. And there are plenty of other reasons, too.
For some reason, I no longer find that original post that you quoted - Anyone know where it is? Maybe I didn't search hard enough Sure hope it wasn't deleted!
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04 Jan 2020   #169
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
There are things we can do to keep some of our privacy. Google isn't inevitable.
I use no Google products and no social media.
I have Malwarebytes Browser Guard eliminating trackers and
Ublock Origin blocking ads. Haven't seen an ad in many years.
Don't have a smart-phone.
I don't give out my address and phone # to stores to get those little plastic "loyalty" cards.

You do what what you can.

People who go on social media and then complain about their privacy... Grrrr

ETA-I just looked back and Lady Fitzgerald posted almost the same thing.
Actually this thread is similar to "https://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/419270-what-should-we-do-after-january-2020-a-25.html"

I'm assuming you use FireFox, which is one of the best browsers as far as nailing down security, but have you tried the NoScript add on? It's the most important security add on IMO. It blocks scripts (and java and flash) by default, so most site functionality is impaired, but it stops scripts from running without your permission.You whitelist sites on the fly. You can also allow scripts to run temporarily, and after you close that tab, the temporary scripts are reset to disallowed. The point being that no site can run a maliscious script without your permission.



NoScript


You can google for more info. There's a bit of a learning curve, and on the fly allowances can initially be a bit tedious, but as you learn what to block, it becomes 2nd nature.
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04 Jan 2020   #170
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freeagent View Post
Believe it or not, it is actually true. It was a joke we always told about him.
It's still clever. You realize I'm stealing that?
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