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BBT from 2020

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Linux Help You

Christy and Joe asks for Linux calls and discuss SIM card changes, network switches, not horse switches, wrong track, and moving Outlook contacts,  Call us! 775-241-3571


  1. Bette is lead through her crackling calls via a SIM upgrade
  2.  Robert extending network wires. A router isn’t a true firewall. It only isolates devices and stops unsolicited network traffic. You can still need a firewall to protect users from directed attacks
  3. Adriane needs .PST to move information in Outlook. OST files are now used to hold a local copy of what is on the email server

“Linux Help You” 

“Comes in a Big Package but It Is A Small Thing” 

“People Are Running Out Right Now to Change Their Carrier” 

“Solid Test Showing You Are Not Married: Network Cable Running Down the Hall” 

“SIM Tray Opening Tool: Looks Like A Paper Clip With A Stinger” 




SIM Card

Subscriber Identification Module. A memory card containing a phone’s identification for cell phone network access.


Set of rules and policies that protect network devices from attacks by inspecting and blocking incoming traffic


Network Address Translations. Not really a Firewall. Isolates but doesn’t fully protect from attackers

OST/PST files

OST are back! They are used as offline storage for messages in IMAP accounts PST files are used as described for POP accounts and backup.


Internet Mail Access Protocol. Preferred and common method of keeping emails synch on a server and accessing them on several devices or via the web


Post Office Protocol a basic method of downloading email to a single machine and working with emails offline

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Always Guess Power

Christy and Joe deal with power and privacy with just one phone call. Call us! 775-241-3571


  1. Terry wonders about why someone needs a VPN and we wander into web privacy using Privacy 

“When you say ‘interesting’ you mean catastrophe” 

“If You Have to Guess….Guess Power” 

“Stand and Salute (the service of the 25 year UPS)” 




dDOS attack

Flooding a network or a server with so many bogus requests that actual traffic fails to connect.

Surge Suppressors

“Fuse boxes” for electronic equipment. Stop many small power spikes or one large spike from damaging equipment plugged into them


Uninterruptable Power Supply. Batteries that keep equipment power for a few minutes for orderly shutdown when the main AC power fails.

Double Conversion / Continuous

A type of UPS that always powers equipment from the battery which is continuously charging.


Virtual Private Network a secure encrypted tunnel from your device to an exit location of your choosing. Good for public wifi and nosey Internet Service Providers (ISP)


The Onion Router a system that masks your location and identity by hopping around the internet before going to special private sites.


Part of a websites Domain Name entry that is sometimes used as an alias and now abused to allow third party tracking even when it is blocked.


Using information about the browser settings and computer capabilities to identify a user.


Cascading Style Sheets are a way of formatting web pages.

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BBT from 2020

Going Off-Line At Times

Christy and Joe deal with  privacy, a battle with default monitor settings, off-line apps, and late night/early morning texts.


  1. Michelle has Fuzzy Characters on her Monitor. 
  2. Anne wants to compute without the internet! 


“Or I’ll Not Be Disturbed When I Wish To Be” 

“Oh that Crazy Latin phrasing. We love the Latin” 





Allows you take to take a screen shot.


Menu of current and previous (history) clipboard contents. Enable in the Clipboard settings page in System


Personal Digital Assistance. SmartPhones without the phones.

Ad hoc

Local Wifi Network without the internet. See also Peer to Peer network.

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Google Google Gone

Christy, Joe, and has calls from Stephen, a follow up from Terry, and Joan 


  1. Stephen has a Google Phone that has gone asleep.
  2. Terry calls about her dumb SmartTV that we proved was broken. Win?!
  3. Joan fights her way through menus to keep her computer awake. Including the fast startup which is really never shutdown


“Fast Startup is really Never Shutdown.” 

“We’ll Continue To Have Calls Forever and Ever Because Nothing Stays the Same” 





Voice Over Internet Protocol – Phone calls made over the Internet.

 Sleep & Hibernate

Sleep uses a little power to save the computer status in memory while Hibernate saves the computer status to the Hard Drive and shuts off the computer.


All in One the computer is packed inside the screen housing.

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