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    WTF is up with Xfinity

    Nah, and it's weird you can't reach anyone. I don't know that I've ever had an issue getting through to support.
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    Backblaze

    That hasn't been my experience; you select the drive you want to keep backed up and off it goes. It has an exclusion list you can modify ( folders and file extensions ), but otherwise it takes care of business in the background. Regardless, in the years I've been using it ( on my system and...
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    I will say that a rear finger print sensor is perfectly placed; any phone without that will be a hard pass until I'm forced to upgrade.
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    Tap authentication in windows ( AD )

    Hey folks, one thing I've never done is setup proximity authentication in windows; I'm thinking about the local hospitals where the provider comes in and taps their emp badge to a reader and the system auto-logs them in ( and grabs their remote desktop session ). Anyone here have any...
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    So why don't I give a rat's tail about Win 11?

    Every new version of a software package gives me this feeling, although ya; windows is probably the worst. Every damn version since 2k is a regression in UIX. What took 1 click now takes 2 ( or 3 or 4 ). We liked control panels so much, now there's two. More than a few different application...
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    How Bad is Comcast in 2021?

    Ya, I think it's regional. I've never had consistent issues like that. Oh, here and there sure, but they get it fixed relatively quickly.
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    How Bad is Comcast in 2021?

    I've had comcast since 2005, I've been a happy customer. Just upgraded to 800/20 for 40 bucks a month, which is slightly insane to me ( despite my profession I'm a light internet user so I usually get the basement tier ).
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    Backblaze

    It's cheap and you can do past "version" restores ( so if I wanted to restore a file from last week...before I screwed it up...you can do it ), especially handy when talking about ransomware. Essentially you tell it what drive you want it to backup and it handles the rest. There are some...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    "Modify" in the ability to add/remove programs, so you do. There's the new w10 "Apps" way, and the old "Uninstall a program" applet way. The "Apps" way has been hit or miss for me, while the old "Uninstall a program" method works. ie: two different ways to modify programs, which work...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    ...and that's a good thing? That's a great argument against windows 10 in my mind. There aren't any modifications to the OS which would cause that ( at least from me, might be from the vendor ). You missed the part, however, where there are two different ways to modify programs, which...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    1) OneDrive; I'll try that, but it begs the question why do you need to edit the registry to stop a program from running ( instead of being able to remove it? ) 2) Oh, it shows up in the w10 features panel, but it throws an error when I try to remove it ( can't find the uninstaller ). Works...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    This hasn't been my experience at all. W10 is far harder to maintain, particularly in a larger network environment, than it's predecessors. Try uninstalling OneDrive, for instance. Or uninstalling the trial version of office that a recent update pushed out ( overriding the already installed...
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    Am I supposed to see ARP requests from non-router devices?

    The variable here is the wifi device isolation some routers have. It shouldn't allow any traffic to flow between wifi connected devices, including ARP.
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    Am I supposed to see ARP requests from non-router devices?

    I'd guess the wifi router is screwing up. I'd do a firmware update. If the problem still presents then factory reset it, then reattach each device sequentially ( with the firestick being last ), see what happens. If it does it again, same procedure, but this time hook up the firestick first...
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    Which Phone Company uses Cisco's Computer Networking Equipment?

    Obviously not. Bots have gotten pretty good at passing the Turing test after all.
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