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Community / Re: 2020 My Shetland Blog
« Last post by Frances144 on Today at 11:40:50 AM »

I can only hope we are doing the right thing
Community / Re: Simple and effective health practices
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on Today at 11:25:58 AM »
On wearing a mask, from: NPR.ORG
...Feng* cautions if people do start wearing face masks regularly in public, it is important to wear them properly. She notes that the WHO has a video on how to practice correct hygiene when putting on or taking off a mask.

Saskia Popescu, an infectious disease researcher and biodefense consultant is skeptical that healthy members of public need to start wearing masks regularly — she says people should follow current CDC guidelines. But emphasizes that if you are going to wear a mask, "you have to wear it appropriately." That means, she says, "you have to discard it when it gets damp or moist. You want to stop touching the front of it, don't reach under to scratch your nose or mouth." [ :wallbash: :rolleyes: ]

Otherwise she warns, wearing masks could give "a false sense of security."
* an infectious disease epidemiology researcher at the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford
Tech / Re: Trouble getting/staying logged in
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on Today at 11:17:17 AM »
WOW! Does that bring back memories?! Well, some of them. Most are hopefully in a journal, if I could only remember where that thing is... :wallbash:

I see you have the same hair-do! :yes:
Tech / Re: Trouble getting/staying logged in
« Last post by krissel on Today at 01:50:29 AM »

Uploaded gif to smileys folder and linked to it.  :toothgrin:
Tech / Re: Skype vs FaceTime
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on March 31, 2020, 07:13:55 PM »
Apparently Apple pushed out some code, probably in some Security update, that corrected one of Zoom's worst "features". So it's not as 'filthy' as it was, but once burned by some one, I tend to stay away from them if possible. Zoom was installing their own web server (not a browser, but a server) that was none too secure. :wallbash: I'm not sure what, if anything Microsoft/Facebook/Android did to fix that. :dntknw: But Apple took action that helps our security, at least with that problem. Of course, they would rather everyone use FaceTime... so there is still the monetary incentive on Apple's part.

Some how, the vast majority of folks seem unaware that there is even any reason to think about "security". ::) Rather like those who continue to gather in crowds now a days. I guess it proves the theorem, "All a majority means is that all the fools are on the same side!"
Tech / Re: Skype vs FaceTime
« Last post by kimmer on March 31, 2020, 06:53:50 PM »
Neil, thanks for the info all the way around.

Regarding Zoom, my church admin council was considering using this so we could have a meeting as we're a mix of win and Mac's. I researched and discovered a bucketload of stuff that concerned me enough to tell them to count me out, which is problematic since I'm the secretary. ;)  The person pushing zoom then researched and came back and said, "Hey, this isn't safe." Thus taking all the credit.   :rofl:  Doesn't matter what group it is, there's always one. Har har

I knew about FB owning Whatsapp, and thankfully, they haven't suggested using it.

Yes, skype is owned by microsoft.

I'm sticking with small screen on your iphone or just call me on the telephone/cell. Personally, it matters not to me. A text works just as well. ;)
Community / Re: This thread is only for GOOD NEWS!!!
« Last post by Highmac on March 31, 2020, 03:23:53 PM »
Glad you got help quickly - and yes, first responders deserve never-ending praise. 

 :thanx: to all of them wherever they are working.
Tech / Re: Skype vs FaceTime
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on March 31, 2020, 03:23:36 PM »
I'll just bring to your attention that Facebook owns Whatsapp. Consider what that means as far as tracking, selling your data and security. It shows easily by searching for "Whatsapp" + "problems", even though I didn't break it down between Android and Apple. My wife used Skype many years ago. BTW, I believe it is owned by Microsoft, but that may mean it words better for folks using Windows. :dntknw: My wife now uses FT since she mostly talks/faces(?!) her Sister who also has an iPhone/MacAir.
Tech / Re: Skype vs FaceTime
« Last post by Highmac on March 31, 2020, 03:20:04 PM »
I used Skype long ago, but dumped it when it became so patchy I couldn't get a conversation with my brother 40 miles away. I use FT for chatting to my son's family and it's generally reliable.

However, after reading this thread I went on to a UK site, where one of the admins posted a warning about using a video-calling app called Zoom. He provided a link to this report -

His own message:
If you have to use this app, read this BEFORE installing the Mac app. And then DON’T install it.

From the article:
Zoom called this hidden unremovable-through-normal-means web server a feature, not a bug. The bug was so insidious that Apple had to push a silent MacOS update to remove Zoom’s hidden web servers.
Tech / Re: Skype vs FaceTime
« Last post by kimmer on March 31, 2020, 02:14:26 PM »
Thanks, Paddy. I read that article after I posted this thread, and the first thing I saw was issues with skype and HS. I told the "kids" that it was either FT and they could suffer using their small screen, or we simply talk on the phone. I see no point in installing a program to use once in a blue moon. Call me stubborn. ;)
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