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Offline Wolvenar

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General Computer tips
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:15:52 am »
I have been giving many tips for this an that, plus general repair help quite a bit recently.
I've also foun plenty here and there while surfing the web.
Well I figure its time to get them all in one place so I can just point and say, here you go.

I will soon create another thread for questions related to any of these
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Re: General Computer tips
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 03:18:03 am »
I'll start this with a youtube vid I recently ( like minutes ago ) refered another friend to.

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Re: General Computer tips
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 05:28:37 am »
Run Linux, and want silverlight sights to work (Like Netflix)

Follow this guide. ( there are many other ways to do this, but this is the most elegant in my opinion)

This works best in Firefox

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/pipelight-use-silverlight-in-your-linux.html
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Re: General Computer tips
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 05:47:05 am »
A way to help opt out of targeted advertising.

http://www.aboutads.info/choices/


Its unclear if they still track you (likely) but they are not supposed to place ads that are based on this info

As of this writing, Microsoft Advertising opt out does not work. (no joke!)
<sarcasm>Wow, how shocking, a Micro$haft product that doesn't work.</sarcasm>

You can opt out of more than what if finds as current on your browser by looking at the tabs created in this page. Then select "Companies customizing ads for your browser" click the "select all shown", and if you wish un-select those you would like targeted ads from ( if any). Each browser you use will need this done, and each will have different companies. I am sure also in time more will be added for each, so check back on occasion.
I'm sure there are a lot more than this list, and there are other ways to minimise data mining, I'll post about later.
Trying to make power from alternative energy any which way I can.
Just to abuse what I make. (and run this site)