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I want to purchase a Loptop?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by KanikaGoyal, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Squire72

    Squire72 Moberator Plus Member

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    For backups I’m more thinking what you need to stay up and running no matter what - the two backup drives are so there’s always one disconnected so safe from fire, viruses, hacking, and whatever - and if your computer dies you can restore a new one to exactly the same condition with all your settings and data in a couple of hours

    Your actually data and algorithms could go on a USB stick, but this is the whole OS and every thing. House burns down? Take the backup from the safe, plug it into a new computer and restore, it’s like last time you logged off
     
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    Okay, I can do that. Dont they have fireproof external HDD? If I got something like that, I wouldn't need the safe. So much work to start your own show...
     
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    I wouldn’t trust that - you can get a fireproof safe for under $200, doesn’t need to be high security, just fire and waterproof
     
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    Yeah, I know the type. Not sledgehammer proof but nature proof.
     
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    Exactly, you could spend thousands on one you melt to a giant concrete block and you’d need a military strike to get into, but that’s overkill if you’re just looking to keep a backup drive safe
     
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    Any other tech advice? Advice on smartphones for android? Apps to get? What other areas of expertise do you have? I love learning new things...:school:
     
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    Android, stay away from anything that isn’t a pixel, the support is garbage. Other than that, I’m a geek who isn’t a fan of Linux, it’s too fragmented and sensitive (so easy to brick) - android is better for that, but not the fragmented thing, manufacturers and carriers don’t provide proper updates, and it has a bigger virus problem than Windows did at its worst

    Beyond that they (the operating system) degrades quickly and need constant refreshing if you want them to stay fast and stable
     
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    I've already got an S8+ and I love it...bought it used and it r0><0rz.
    I get all my apps from the app store so I hope I am safe from screwing up my phone? I am highly computer knowledgeable but only been using smart phones for 2 months now...they weren't as prevalent before I went to jail...
    I get 240kb/s hotspotting for my laptop on the free low speed data I get with Freedom mobile. That's pretty close to what broadband was about 15 years ago. 384kb/s I believe?
     
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    Yeah, google wrote android as something they could give away to data mine users, next step after gmail. It only exists to get personal information they can sell to advertisers.

    Not like privacy really exists anymore, but I’m not interested in being a part of their scheme - they’re not terrible, haven’t done anything awful as far as I know, but I’m not a fan of the company or their use of consumers as something to sell.

    I really liked where Windows mobile was going, but sadly it died, Blackberry mostly died, as far as phones, so the only choices are sell yourself to Google, or pay Apple a premium. I chose Apple, never regretted the choice
     
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    Apple still will get my personal ID one way or another though...
     
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    There’s the trick though, Apple sells you a product and the infrastructure, and guarantees you privacy.

    Google gives Android away for free to phone makers so they can get your information to sell, and openly stated that nobody using their products has a right to an expectation of privacy
     
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    Apple guarantees your privacy? Dont they have a bunch of apps that need access to all your phone functions anyhow? Most Apple users must end up without any privacy because of their app choice
     
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    True, once you grant apps access shit goes everywhere.

    As much as any company can guarantee privacy, your cloud data is only as secure as your password - they don’t access or sell your information
     
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