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  1. Comment on A wild Juniper tree (Yamadori) becomes a Bonsai in ~hobbies

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    I love those restoration videos. I almost forgot about them. :)

    I love those restoration videos. I almost forgot about them. :)

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  2. Comment on Remote Access that's safe and not a scary nightmare in ~tech

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    This makes sense. Scammers do often use teamviewer as a tool to gain access to people's computers. I know a lot of people suggest using it. But just go do a quick google search for "teamviewer...

    This makes sense. Scammers do often use teamviewer as a tool to gain access to people's computers. I know a lot of people suggest using it. But just go do a quick google search for "teamviewer hacked". I'm not telling you not to use it. But I would consider alternatives. (See my other comment in this thread). Good luck!

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  3. Comment on Remote Access that's safe and not a scary nightmare in ~tech

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    You should have QuickAssist built in to both of your computers and is VERY simple to use. I think you'll have to sign into it with a Microsoft account to get it going. I used to use teamviewer a...

    You should have QuickAssist built in to both of your computers and is VERY simple to use. I think you'll have to sign into it with a Microsoft account to get it going. I used to use teamviewer a lot and it always worked fairly well. I recently discovered that they had some sort of hack/data breach that they tried to sweep under the rug or hide from the general public and that didn't sit well with me. Another one that you can look into is AnyDesk. When you first launch the exe it will kind of ask you to install but you can use the program just like that without actually installing anything. Good luck!

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  4. Comment on A wild Juniper tree (Yamadori) becomes a Bonsai in ~hobbies

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    That was a very satisfying video. I believe it would be a great channel to fall asleep to. Thank you very much for sharing.

    That was a very satisfying video. I believe it would be a great channel to fall asleep to. Thank you very much for sharing.

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  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been going on spotify radio adventures. It lead me to an artist I had never heard of called JD McPherson and I'm really enjoying it today.

    I've been going on spotify radio adventures. It lead me to an artist I had never heard of called JD McPherson and I'm really enjoying it today.

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  6. Comment on Baseball card apps bring a classic hobby into the digital age in ~hobbies

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    I used to love collecting baseball cards. I had a thought not too long ago that the big card companies need to introduce augmented reality in their line up. Wouldn't that be cool? You point your...

    I used to love collecting baseball cards. I had a thought not too long ago that the big card companies need to introduce augmented reality in their line up. Wouldn't that be cool? You point your phone at your physical card and a little model of the guy pops up and hits a homerun or something along those lines. Then the purists till get their physical card and the kids get something that's really cool to them.

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  7. Comment on The fine art of stopping a flying puck in ~sports

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    I couldn't help but think of Ilya Bryzgalov explaining his goalie mask from when he was on the Ducks. https://youtu.be/qT9r8813oyo?t=89 Also, this is not where I was expecting this article to go....

    I couldn't help but think of Ilya Bryzgalov explaining his goalie mask from when he was on the Ducks.

    https://youtu.be/qT9r8813oyo?t=89

    Also, this is not where I was expecting this article to go. I really wish the movie Goalie would be released in the US.

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  8. Comment on Why do you lock your smartphone? in ~talk

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    Apple doesn't have anyone's fingerprints. That data is stored locally in the "secure enclave". But anything made can be broken....

    Apple doesn't have anyone's fingerprints. That data is stored locally in the "secure enclave". But anything made can be broken.
    https://developer.apple.com/documentation/security/certificate_key_and_trust_services/keys/storing_keys_in_the_secure_enclave
    https://www.howtogeek.com/339705/what-is-apples-secure-enclave-and-how-does-it-protect-my-iphone-or-mac/

    Another scenario I thought of actually happened to my roommate. His ex somehow got into his phone (don't ask me the details of that. I think she knows his passcode.) and started forwarding all of his incoming calls to her phone. It was so simple I couldn't think of how it was happening until verizon told him to enter *68 to stop forwarding.
    https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/homephone/calling-features/star-codes-other-features

    Whatever you do, if you set a passcode and then setup fingerprint scanning, don't forget that passcode. It is used in other areas of settings for the phone and sometimes as verification for iCloud logins.

    But you're right. If someone steals your phone, they're not looking to sign into your accounts. They're looking to sell your phone. The danger of someone trying to get into your accounts is than likely going to be someone like in my roommate's scenario. However, with a passcode the thieves cannot erase your phone in any simple way I know of. Furthermore, if you have an apple ID signed into the phone if it gets erased, you'll be the only person who can unlock it after the erasure. I try to urge people that don't want to use iCloud to use it only for the find my phone feature. If it's lost or stolen, you can essentially brick the phone if need be. There are all sorts of interesting accounts from victims of theft and the features of iCloud.

    I know, it's buzzfeed, but I find it to be an interesting story.
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/i-followed-my-stolen-iphone-across-the-world-became-a-celebr

    Have a good day!

  9. Comment on Why do you lock your smartphone? in ~talk

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    I work as an Apple tech/consultant. When I got my first iPhone I did the same as you. No passcode. Then I realized that I was storing my passwords in it and it would be easy for anyone to look up...

    I work as an Apple tech/consultant. When I got my first iPhone I did the same as you. No passcode. Then I realized that I was storing my passwords in it and it would be easy for anyone to look up my passwords if I left my phone unattended. I know you're not storing your passwords. But if you have email signed in on that device, it would be easy for anyone that had access to your phone to gain access to any other account associated with that email. Lets say you use that email with Facebook (just an example). If I sent a password reset request for Facebook, it would send to that email (that I now have access to) and now I have access to your Facebook account and you don't. Again, just an example.

    In short, there are all sorts of nefarious things people can do when they have access to your email. Hell, if someone wanted to really troll you they could sign you up for nambla.

    My strong advice is to create a passcode. You'll quickly get used to the nuisance. Another tip, go into the health app and enter your emergency contact info. Even if someone can't get into your phone, they can at least look up your emergency info. So if you get into an accident and you're unconscious, a paramedic can see your blood type, medications, emergency contacts etc.

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