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John C. Reid
Works at Back to Basics Computer Services
Attends Western Governors University
Lives in Lake Havasu City, AZ
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Took a little drive today.
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In fact, I would say the picture was taken right about here, facing due East.
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I hope this means less annoying click bait.
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Rooting Cannot Legally Void Your Warranty - A lot of companies out there will claim that if you root your smartphone, then your warranty is now void. Thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, passed by Congress in 1975, this is not legally possible. However, smartphone OEMs ignore this law and will continue to do so until there is a big lawsuit that makes them change their practices.
A lot of companies out there will claim that if you root your smartphone, then your warranty is now void. Thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, passed by Congress in 1975, this is not legally possible. However, smartphone OEMs ignore this law and will continue to do so until there is a big lawsuit that makes them
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Very well written and summarizes the long list of dirty tricks Microsoft pulled trying to get you to use Windows 10.
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Screenshot guide to show you how to install bash on Windows 10.
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Government shouldn't undermine our digital security. Here's what we're doing about it.
In our society, the rule of law sets limits on what government can and cannot do, no matter how important its goals. To give a simple example, even when chasing a fleeing murder suspect, the police have a duty not to endanger bystanders.
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People are getting upset at a football player. Meanwhile, this is our government people. One of them is looking right at the camera. This means two things to me. 1) He is probably only standing because he knows he is on it. 2) The others know it is there also and don't care.
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At least one of those is in jail for corruption.
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Looks like my first post was on Jul 7, 2011. So I guess I have been on Google+ over 5 years now. I have 726 Followers and my profile has been viewed 871,185 times as of this post.

I am not a blogger, marketing person, or anyone that does anything to attempt to drive traffic to me or get people to follow me.

I have always said that Google+ returns to you what you put into it, and the journalists and bloggers that didn't see engagement was because they failed to engage themselves. So tell me again how Google+ is a ghost town?!
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Feel the same way.
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Makes you think twice about how SAFE going to a Walmart is.
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This guy wins.
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The entertainment industry is trying to sell the FCC a warped interpretation of copyright law.
The Federal Communications Commission has a plan to bring much-needed competition and consumer choice to the market for set-top boxes and television-viewing apps. Under the FCC’s proposed rule change, pay-TV customers would be able to choose devices and apps from anywhere rather than being forced to use the box and associated software provided by the cable company, ending cable companies’ and major TV studios’ monopoly in the field.
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Because of course they should.
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Jensen built, 1963 Volvo P1800
I drive a 1963, Jensen built, Volvo P1800. You know, the car Rodger Moore said in a recent BBC interview was the one film car he drove that he would want to keep.

My Professional Profiles:
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A+ Network+ & Project+ Certifications, Microsoft Certified Professional, Extensive VoIP experience, Wireless Networking predating Wi-Fi, Remote Access experience, Linux Microsoft Solaris BSD & Mac administration, CIW v5 Associate Certification, CIW JavaScript Specialist Certification, Multi-platform Network Administration, Help Desk Administration
  • Western Governors University
    IT - Networking Emphasis, 2009 - present
  • Perry Technical Institute
    Telecommunications Technology, 1997 - 1999
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IT Specialist
Well-rounded IT professional with over 15 years of professional experience. * CompTIA A+ 2009 * CompTIA A+ ce * CompTIA Network+ ce * CompTIA Project+ ce * Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist * CIW v5 Associate Certification * CIW JavaScript Specialist Certification * Extensive VoIP experience * Wireless Networking predating Wi-Fi * Remote Access experience * Unix, Linux, and Windows server administration * Multi-platform Network Administration * Help Desk Administration * Virtual Machine experience * Excellent at building co-worker and client rapport / good listener * Linux, Microsoft, Solaris, BSD & Mac * Creative Problem Solver
  • Back to Basics Computer Services
    Lead Tech, 2013 - present
  • Community Partnerships of Idaho
    IT Specialist, 2011 - 2012
    Notable Projects: * Conversion of multiple remote offices from ATM to 50Mbps Cable and VPN. * Discovery, documentation, and labeling of main office infrastructure cabling. * Almost the entire organization was using thin clients and terminal services with expiring CALs. Migrated to Windows Domain on workstations in all 13 locations. * Setup an employee intranet based on a CMS, authenticating the employees via Active Directory. * Replacement and migration of several servers from heat damaged hardware to new hardware.
  • Computer and Network Services
    President, 2005 - 2011
    Notable Projects: * Planned, and implemented the network for a new multi-tenant office building where every suite had its own securely isolated network while still allowing for some shared common resources such as a printing center and conference room. * Maintained the computers, networks, and Point of Sale systems of three local area True Value Hardware stores. * Built and administered custom, need specific firewalls for multiple clients. * Setup and host multiple e-commerce websites for clients.
  • Odyssey Computer Solutions
    Network Engineer, 2002 - 2005
    Notable Projects: * Built and administered a clustered Sun/Solaris VoIP Soft switch and provided residential phone and virtual PBX service to residents and businesses. * Provided the provisioning, support, and ongoing administration for a Fiber-to-the-Home implementation with services including both Internet and feature rich residential phone service. * Provisioned, maintained, and administered an Exchange server providing a hosted Exchange platform for clients. * Designed, implemented, and provided administration, provisioning, and customer support of a wireless broadband and dial-up ISP. * Designed, implemented, and maintained a proxy for dial-up customers that compressed images, removed whitespace from html, and GZIPed the http stream to provide a "5 times faster" browsing experience.
  • Christa McAuliffe Academy
    Information Technology Director, 1999 - 2002
    Notable Projects: * Transitioned the curriculum from shipped materials to Internet delivered using technologies such as Adobe Flash for dynamic interaction and Citrix ICA for a secure testing environment. * Created and maintained a secure database for student records that was remotely and securely accessible to faculty anywhere in the world without the need for a VPN. * Setup a Windows and Mac (System 7 and OS8 using AppleTalk) network with resources for staff and faculty using NT4 authentication paired with print and file sharing via a Linux server. * Administered and maintained one of the first commercial VoIP PBX systems: a first generation, prototype, 3Com NBX system. * Administered an online collaboration platform for our "Virtual Classrooms" which rivaled the capabilities provided today by platforms such as Adobe Connect and Cisco WebEx.
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