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Steven Fernandez
Works at BackupPR
Attended Saint John's School, Puerto Rico
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Out of curiosity, when you use fi do you know which network (t-mobile, sprint) is being used or is there a way to find out?
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+Steven Fernandez​ ​Yes. Signal check lite is most commonly used over on the official forums and by myself personally. 
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This must have been asked before. How do I know what images I have in google Photos that are full res and counting against my storage? 
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+Steven Fernandez I did not say it was an easy way. I have a worst problem as I can't start over cause I don't have all the same photos I a local folders. Not to mention that all the posts and shared albums will be broken. As you can start over I thought there was a select all option in the web version. 
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Does anybody know of a similar tool to "ip scanner pro" that would work on a Chromebook? Is this something that can be accomplished o na Chromebook?

https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/ip-scanner-pro/id404167677?mt=12
IP Scanner Pro for Macintosh scans your local area network to determine the identity of all machines and internet devices on the LAN. Powerful results, yet easy and intuitive to use. IP Scanner is all about customizing the way you view your network. You may apply custom names and icons to the devices on your network and adjust the type and amount of information you see in the network overview; don't need to see the MAC address column...don't disp...
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I discovered http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/ which is great for downloading any apk but so far no network scanner that through arc welder actually scans whatever ip range I happen to be sitting on. Hopefully a developer will pick up on this and port it to the chromebook. I would gladly pay for this kind of tool and many others.
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Lamp in a bar in Old San Juan.
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What lens were you shooting with on the A6000?
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What are some good rules to follow to stay out the way of planes and helicopters? I have been up to 1300 feet but I've also seen helicopters and planes at more or less that
height in my area. I don't want to be the guy that came out on the news having killed x amount of people. 
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Stay below 400 ft, use a spotter watching for planes, and stay away from airports, just for starters.
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Does anybody know if Project fi will have support for numbers in the Puerto Rico (787) area code?
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You can call Project Fi Support and ask
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Does anybody know how to get keyboard shortcuts for doing spell checking? Things like next word, previous word, show suggestions, change spell language etc etc.  I am really used to using the spell checker on a Mac  The best spell checker I ever had was http://www.rainmakerinc.com/  but sadly the developer passed away. I would gladly pay big $ to get that level of functionality back.
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+Trenton Mathews Thank you for the F 10 information. But I'm still cannot
find the 'search key'. Can you tell me please this also?
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I have been getting more security conscious lately. I am coming to realize that probably the most secure device I own is my iphone because of the extreme level of sandboxing it does. Hack attempts are becoming so prevalent, who knows if I have a keylogger on my mac's. I doubt it but seriously if you got your hands on my banking passwords you could do some serious damage especially if you were slow and meticulous in your attack.

One of the reasons I really like the chromebook is because of what I perceive to be their inherent security. Do extensions pretty much remove this security? Does the permission "read and change all your data on the websites you visit" which all extensions seem to need, allow the extension to read what I type in such as passwords? I would think not but... Do all extensions have the same level of access to https sites? 

I think its a matter of time before the general public gets taken for a ride by malicious code that becomes widespread before it gets caught after doing lots of damage.

Any advice?  -Thanks..
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+Steven Fernandez if you have a cookie that automatically signs you into Google then the keylogger extension will not be able to grab your password. It works by reading each keypress you make, so when you type in a password box, you're owned!

I don't know if Google scans for this type of malware. There are legitimate uses for the basic techniques the extension uses, and there are probably many ways for an extension to grab your data if you give it sufficient permissions. So an automated scan would be very tricky, and I don't know if Google does manual scans. According to someone who probably should know..."I am sure Google automatically screens any extension uploaded -- but the bad guys will, of course, do their best to trick automatic screening," so he doesn't know either!

The quote is from here: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/81925.html

Facebook Notifier (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/facebook-notifier/dfjbdahfeiockocfngedbadjgjncidag) seems not to be malware. The main code looks fine but I didn't check the javascript libraries it uses, which could have been modified to hide something malicious.

Chrome actually lets you see the code! If you turn on Developer Mode in the extensions page the ID will be shown (dfjbdahfeiockocfngedbadjgjncidag for this extension). This is the same as you see in the URL for the Web Store and can also be used as a path to the files which make up the extension.
For example, the Manifest file, which describes the extension name and its permissions, is
chrome-extension://dfjbdahfeiockocfngedbadjgjncidag/manifest.json

The bit which gives the scary message when you install it is this line in the Manifest
  "permissions": [ "webRequest", "webRequestBlocking", "tabs", "http:///", "https:///" ]

The extension works by showing a "page action" badge in the address bar whenever you have a new Facebook notification. This type of extension is intended for when an extension adds functionality to a specific website. So if you design an extension to work on youtube.com, your Manifest file would ask permission for that particular site alone and the extension's badge would appear whenever the user went to Youtube.

The Facebook Notifier developer is doing something slightly different - they allow the badge on every site but show or hide it depending on whether you have a notification. The extension code only references facebook.com and google-analytics.com, but it needs permissions on every site in order to show the badge there.

What they could have done was to have a button in the toolbar, visible all the time, and change the button (or have an overlay) when there is a new notification. This would mean the permissions could be restricted to give the extension access only to facebook.com and google-analytics.com.

It's fine for now, but the worrying thing is that it has far more permissions than it needs and can be auto-updated to include malicious code. In April last year someone pointed out in the Support section that the extension does not meet the criteria for a "page action" and that requesting access to all websites "is unnecessary and suspicious," but the developer has made no changes since then. I would choose not to install this extension.

The extensions I've written have as few permissions as possible, even when it compromises functionality. For example, my dictionary extension (linked above) opens a definition page in a new tab and has no special privileges. Other dictionary extensions show definitions in a nice popup, which is better for the user, but require the same permissions as the keylogger.
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Walking the streets of old San Juan 
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Great comparison. I also am looking at both and I really like the feel of the a6000. Its the right size for my hands but at the end of the day I completely agree that the camera you are willing to carry will always be more important then any other consideration. I know myself and you helped remind me that the rx100m3 is the only one I am likely to carry even when I'm not necessarily going out to shoot. On image quality, I have read enough reviews to know that I will be happy with either. I also own a nikon d300 which I love but the fact is I never use it because I am never willing to carry it.
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+Steven Fernandez TBH, the A6000 may not be small enough to fit into the pockets of your jeans but small enough to fit into the jacket pocket.
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My first attempt at a video. The first time I have a use iMovie. 
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I just did one at el morro fortress in Puerto Rico. I want to post a cool video with music but I refuse to post anything unless I like what I came up with. 
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  • BackupPR
    Whatever, 2002 - present
  • Agilent Technologies
    Project Mananger, 1999 - 2002
  • Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co
    Software Engineer, 1992 - 1999
  • Apollo Computer
    Software Engineer, 1989 - 1992
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
    Software Engineer, 1987 - 1989
  • IBM
    Software Engineer, 1987 - 1987
  • Data General Corporation
    Software Engineer, 1986 - 1986
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I swim, play paddle ball, travel, blah blah blah... I am passionate about all things SETI.
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  • Saint John's School, Puerto Rico
    1976 - 1984
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, WPI
    Computer Science, 1984 - 1989
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