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Jon Knutson
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This isn't new, sadly. I had this (or a very similar) problem with my Chromecast destroying my network when it first came out. That Chromecast never got any firmware updates, and others didn't cause the issue. The fix for me was to get Google Wi-Fi. I didn't like giving Google money to fix a problem their devices caused, but Google Wi-Fi is way better. If you're having problems with your internet "freezing" or getting super slow, maybe try unplugging your Chromecast.
Oh my God. This has been happening to me the past month and a half and I couldn't for the life of me figure out the issue.

At random times, my WiFi would seem to hang or freeze. Web pages or apps wouldn't load. I would have to refresh it try again. Google Home often failed with queries. It's maddening. I was very close to buying a new WiFi enabled router or downgrading my Netgear Nighthawk R7000 firmware.

I'm glad to see that it's not just me. I also hope this issue gets fixed ASAP.
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I'd really like to get a Pixelbook, but this persistent problem is a non-starter. If you have a complex password for your Google account, Chromebooks are almost unusable. They have features that are supposed to make it easier to authenticate, but they almost never work. I have both phone unlock and PIN unlock set up on this. This message is new, that I need a newer version of Android than my Pixel 2 is running. But if it can't unlock with my phone, why doesn't it prompt me for my PIN?
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Famous poems re-written as limericks
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Pretty much sums it up...
People keep talking about breaking up Amazon, or Google. Why don't people talk about breaking up the big three credit reporting bureaus?

They've created this mess, and they're proving they can't protect the massive amounts of information they gather.

Criminal hackers gained access to files including sensitive personal data on 143 million Americans — Social Security numbers, birth dates and home addresses — by penetrating a Web-based application for Equifax

I've argued for a long time that for some reason we have all these rules for credit card processing to protect consumers, even though credit cards are easily replaced. Social Security Numbers are yours for life, and Equifax just turned over most adult Americans' social security numbers to criminals.

The company is offering one year of free credit monitoring and identity-theft protection to anyone who may have been affected.

That has to be a joke. One year of credit monitoring, after thieves took peoples whole identities. How about free credit monitoring for life.

Though Equifax said in a statement that its “core database” was not penetrated, the attackers did gain access to a wide range of data on what appears to be a majority of American adults, as well as some British and Canadian consumers.

Equifax calls this 'Disappointing".

“This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do. I apologize to consumers and our business customers for the concern and frustration this causes,”

How about, "We're closing our doors. We clearly don't deserve to be in business anymore". That sounds a lot better to me.

Better yet, how about a new system, one that isn't attached to social security numbers? How about someone new, someone who knows and cares about security come in and find a better way to determine people's credit worthiness than foisting a system on us that forces us to turn over our social security numbers to every company with which we have to do a financial transaction? How about multiple systems so there is not one holy grail number that everyone has that gives criminals access to EVERYTHING.

This makes me really mad. If there are not drastic changes as a result of this breach, my head will probably explode.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/09/07/hackers-steal-personal-data-for-143-million-americans-from-credit-reporting-agency-equifax/
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In my Army days, I typically ran 12-13 minute two miles on our fitness tests. To be running those paces at the end of a progression run, at 39 (13 years later) feels pretty good!
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Sunrises like these make getting up at 5am to run much better. Chi-zaaga'iganing (Big Lake). 18 before 8.
#runmn #justrun #running4real #marathontraining
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And I will grant wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
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What a great anecdote.
Roger Moore, famous and a nice guy.
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