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Kenwood TK-890 Amateur Radio Mod (repost)
I'm a ham radio operator and have been since 1987, when I got my Novice ticket in rural South Dakota (SD) at 14 years old. It's been a fun hobby, even though I took a break from roughly 1993-2013. So...to the point... I went to the Mike and Key Ham Fest dow...

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For the record...HP Elitebook 840 G3 BIOS update
HP, in their wisdom, decided that a standard laptop BIOS update should sound like you're bricking your device. So, I'm posting this here so it will get picked up by Google and people don't need to freak out as much as I did. My experience was I ran the BIOS...

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For the record...HP Elitebook 840 G3 BIOS update
HP, in their wisdom, decided that a standard laptop BIOS update should sound like you're bricking your device. So, I'm posting this here so it will get picked up by Google and people don't need to freak out as much as I did. My experience was I ran the BIOS...

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Putting this here: Shuttle XPC Glamor Series SN68SG2 and Windows 10
I have a Shuttle XPC Glamor Series SN68SG2 that I've had for years. I originally built it in 2008 as a Windows Home Server box.  As time has gone on, I turned into a workstation for mundane tasks, such as running the weather station interface software, or U...

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Grant's Rants: "I got hacked on an airplane"...because you weren't paying attention.
Grant's Rants: My initial reaction to the original story of how a reporter was hacked mid-flight through an airline's GoGo wireless network was that reporters, by nature, tend to use less secure, consumer-focused systems. With this update , we understand wi...

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Good list.

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Synology, StartSSL, OpenVPN and Tunnelblick
As I mentioned previously, I had switched my Synology box to have a real, live SSL cert from a trusted CA, StartSSL. That worked great for connecting via SSL to either the web console, or Chrome extension for Download Station. All worked swimmingly, until I...

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Implementing a free StartSSL cert for Synology NAS
I have a plugin for Chrome called Download Station Extension ( http://www.download-station-extension.com/ , also available for Safari and Opera) which allows me to tell my Synology NAS to download and initiate torrent downloads among other things. It is exc...

I filed this with the FCC: I believe this is an idea pushed by the giant telecommunications companies at the right time, when they feel they have a sympathetic ear leading the FCC. Even the likes of Google, Amazon, Netflix, Facebook and others, who depend on speed of the Internet for their livelihood have come out against this proposal. One of the reasons the Internet has been so successful in the consumer space is that it has been a level playing field from a speed perspective. This has allowed improvement to be focused on user experience instead of which companies have been paying for the right speed for their customers. I understand consumers in the US pay more and get less than other industrialized countries at the hands of large telecoms. Adding another "middle man" for Internet speed will increase expenses disproportionately to their income for those with less income. This is effectively a regressive tax. The big telecom companies will push higher prices on everyone. This proposed change looks to benefit and significantly increase the profits of large corporations by changing the rules of all Internet access for the entire population of the United States. Maintain Net Neutrality as it is. It isn't broken. Don't let big corporations fix it.

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