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Anybody heard from Ed?

From: Phil Sieg 
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Ed King seems to have gone dark. He always warms up to a swap meet. I haven'=
t seen him post in a while. =20

Ed you out there? Somebody just mentioned old Mac gear and Chevy novas....

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's=
 the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Sent from my iPhone ;-)=

OT: For Sale 2000 Toyota Tundra

From: Phil Sieg 
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Selling my truck, tell 2 friends:

http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/cto/5536392536.html

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfo-n
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone:423.535.9968
Fax:423.265.9820
Mobile:423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


OT: looking for a newish 2012+ mac mini

From: Phil Sieg 
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Anybody on list have a unibody Mac-Mini they want to sell (cheapish)?

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011




OT: Great old VW Diesel

From: Phil Sieg 
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Stephen this is calling your name...

https://chattanooga.craigslist.org/cto/5386892242.html

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfo-n
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone:423.535.9968
Fax:423.265.9820
Mobile:423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


OT: Old Smartphone becomes ultimate remote

From: Phil Sieg 
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Happy New Year!

I, like many of you, have struggled with a large and growing collection 
of remotes everywhere I have a TV.

I finally figured out that my phone is the ultimate remote control. Then 
I figured out that an OLD UNUSED smartphone was an even better choice so 
it can stay with the electronics for the wife and kid to use as well.

SO my old android phone is now:

TV Remote
PLEX Controller
Chromecast controller
Marantz Receiver controller with Marantz app (Denon and some others have 
receiver apps as well)
Netflix Remote
Hulu Remote
Logitech Harmony Hub interface

So when I sit down I nab the android remote, launch the logitech harmony 
app and tell it I want to either: Watch TV, Chromecast, Listen to music. 
When I choose the hub executes a macro that turns the appropriate gear 
on, switches inputs and gives me unified remote ability from either the 
smartphone screen or the Harmony remote. i.e. when in TV mode the 
channel up and down is my cable box while volume is my receiver.

PLEX is my goto for most of my streaming, so I set the system to 
chromecast, launch plex on the android remote, start my show, and send 
it to the chromecast which turns the plex app into a graphical remote 
for controlling the stream.

By setting the phone to Airplane mode and then turning BT and wifi back 
on I can get 3-4 days out of the battery. Since it is a handset with 
wireless charging, I just set it on the charger each night and it stays 
charged.

The glue that binds all of this is the $100 Logitech Harmony Hub which 
is a brilliant product well executed with fantastic build quality to boot.

This is a poor description of what has turned into an elegant solution.

Hope it helps another person in remote hell.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfo-n
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone:423.535.9968
Fax:423.265.9820
Mobile:423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


Smart tech and the Elections

From: Rod-Lists 
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I've been following a political discussion online. And this video was posted.
Some of you may remember this happening.

Karl Rove's election night melt-down over Ohio results on Fox News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TwuR0jCavk

Some people suggest he was waiting and expecting something.
Now flash back to 2004 and the Kerry Race where something happened to the vote count in Ohio and it was shunted to Chattanooga. There were accusations of hanky panky then.

How The 2004 Presidential Election May Have Been Hacked
http://gizmodo.com/5825014/how-the-2004-presidential-election-may-have-been-hacked

Who is Smartech
http://www.smartechwatch.org/blog/smartech-who-they-are-why-you-should-care/


Now fast forward to 2012 and Anonymous is claiming to have prevented the same thing from happening.

Anonymous, Karl Rove and 2012 Election Fix?
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/12845-anonymous-karl-rove-and-2012-election-fix

Did Anonymous stop Rove from stealing the election?
http://www.salon.com/2012/11/20/did

HELP! Ubiquity Unifi...

From: Phil Sieg 
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So I just set up my network in the new house.

I ordered a 3 pack of the ubiquity unifi long range AP's.

Installed 1 on the middle floor (3 floors), and I have full signal 
EVERYWHERE in the house.  Tomorrow I was going to put up the other 2.

Question: Is there such a thing as over-saturation of signal? I have 3 
and I have a "box" in each ceiling that needs to be covered. I am not 
opposed to using them all and NEVER EVER having weak wifi again unless I 
am 2 blocks away.

Gimme the straight poop guys.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfo-n
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone:423.535.9968
Fax:423.265.9820
Mobile:423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


EPB rocks and a Pro-Tip

From: Phil Sieg 
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I am having a great day.

In my new house (been building for a YEAR now), EPB came by to hook up 
the internet & TV locations. I asked them if they could put a "few" ends 
on my CAT5 pulls... They said SURE!

So 18 cat 5 runs = 36 ends. Next I said can you tone them out and label 
them please? They said NO PROBLEM SIR!

Can you test each one? ABSOLUTELY!

Pro-TIP if you do a house, remodel, business wiring and you get EPB... 
They will do all the hard shit FREE and be nice about it!!!

They just gave me an entire day of my life back!

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfo-n
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone:423.535.9968
Fax:423.265.9820
Mobile:423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


OT local cons was: Swap meet

From: Rod-Lists 
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I have not made one at the the Choo Choo at all.
In two different instances I tried to work with the Chattacon group or at least a certain rep but both cases the plans fell thru.
May be that rep.

I mean bringing potentially 500 LARPers would a win/win. Could not get a group discount though.
Then there was the web page mess. I could NOT get any Content or feedback from the person I was talking to.
Lee picked that up finally.

Haven't been to Conooga Perhaps it time we checked it out.


----- Original Message -----
> Off topic and highly opinionated:
> 
> I personally stopped caring about Chattacon after I went to ConNooga last
> year. Very disappointed in how far Chattacon has fallen.
> 
> -AW
> 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 11:14 AM, Dee Holtsclaw < dee@deetour.me > wrote:
> 
> 
> The Chattacon staff pool party is tomorrow as well. Starts at 2PM at the
> ChooChoo, Building 3 pool area.
> 
> 
> On 08/14/2015 11:10 AM, Phil Sieg wrote:
> > Address pls?
> > 
> > Phil Sieg
> > President
> > SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
> > www.snapfon.com < http://www.snapfon.com/ >
> > phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com 
> > 
> > Phone: 423.535.9968 
> > Fax: 423.265.9820 
> > Mobile: 423.331.0725 
> > 
> > "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up
> > with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."
> > 
> > Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
> > 
> > Sent from my iPhone ;-)
> > 
> > On Aug 14, 2015, at 10:48 AM, Aaron Welch < n2nightfall@gmail.com
> > > wrote:
> > 
> >> So I need a headcount of who all is coming tomorrow and if possibly
> >> what you plan to bring.
> >> 
> >> I have a literal Ton of stuff that needs to find a new home,
> >> including 7 Dell laptops, 4 HP servers, an IBM BladeCenter full of
> >> blades, etc, etc...
> >> 
> >> I will be here from 2PM on working on the studio set and if the
> >> weather is nice we can do it in the parking lot next to the river. If
> >> it looks messy outside, we have 21,000 sq ft inside.
> >> 
> >> Sound off!
> >> 
> >> -AW
> >> 
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >> 

Usurping the throne

From: Dave Brockman 
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I do hereby self-appoint myself to the office of President of Chugalug
for the month of April, 2015.



Our first meeting of the month shall be Friday, April 10th at Taco
Mamacita, Northshore location, at 11:30AM.

I will also host two workshops on weekends of this month to teach,
review, and verify proper Ethernet cabling termination.  If you don't
know how to terminate cable, or want to have a peer review of your work,
or just want to shake the rust off of your punch-down tool, please let
me know of your interest and availability.

The workshops will conclude with (or instead of, depending on interest)
a Punch Down Party.  A very special invitation to the PDP is reserved
for someone who knows WTF they are doing with RG6 termination and these
new-fangled compression ends :)  Attendees of the PDP are invited to,
and will be furnished food and beverages, at the PDP after-party.

Hope to see you there!

Regards,

dtb
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Ubiquity UniFi AP

From: Phil Sieg 
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Need some help.

Wiring up my new house and plan to go with 3 UnifFi AP’s one for each floor and the basement, Tired of having nooks and corners with iffy coverage.

My question is this: If I give then ALL the same SSID and set up management properly, will my devices seamlessly connect with the best coverage? I may have not asked the question properly…. I currently have a TP-Link Access point with an extender at the other end of the house. This works for shit (sorry). I want blanket unified coverage that works seamlessly with ALL of my devices.

Others here have said the Ubiquity set-up is the way to go.

Ready…Set…GO!

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





BEST Cellular deal, period. Not Republic Wireless, REAL cellular.

From: Phil Sieg 
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So Cricket Wireless (which used to SUCK) is now AT&T=E2=80=99s cheap =
product.

Same towers, same map, same LTE, NOT the same cost.

Unlimited Talk/Text/Data (2.5gb till throttle down to 128kbps) $35

Unlimited Talk/Text/Data (5gb till throttle down to 128kbps) $45

Unlimited Talk/Text/Data (20gb till throttle down to 128kbps) $55

I just switched from StraightTalk which was $45 for Unlimited and 3GB =
(64kbps) and we get a $10 discount for adding my wife.

So I have 2 plans of unlimited with 2.5gb data for each of us for $60 a =
month.

It took me an hour to Port, and that is because I had to Call =
StraigtTalk and tell them to let go of my number.

https://www.cricketwireless.com 

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. =
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





OT: Gear review Dell Precision Server/workstations

From: Phil Sieg 
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I needed a high power multi-core server with lots of ram for my new house. M=
y uses include Plex streaming, IP cam DVR, and multi machine virtualization.=
 I wanted dual Xeon Quads with at least 32gb ram.

This is easy and cheap if you can get by with a 20" deep 1U or 2U server. I f=
ound great units for under $250 that fit the bill other than they are all LO=
UD.

So I did some googling, trolled some forums and discovered that the quietest=
 servers are the ones that look like desktops commonly billed as high end "w=
orkstations"

I just got a dell precision that will mount horizontally in my 1/3 sized rac=
k, has 32GB ram and dual quad Xeons all for about $250.

Here is the best part... It is practically silent at idle. It has a huge 140=
mm in front of the case and a few low speed (or speed controlled) 80mm fans s=
trategically placed inside.

Sill waiting for a few parts to come in to load up OS and really test it, bu=
t i think is is going to be perfect.

There are about a dozen different versions of this particular Dell beastie t=
hat all share the same case structure with different guts. It is rack width a=
nd about 15-6 inches deep.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's=
 the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011=

OT: Geek Bag with integrated gear charger

From: Phil Sieg 
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I had a powerbag sized for a full size ipad, plus room for some other =
stuff. It came with a built in battery but was finicky about coming on =
and staying on (charging) so I threw it into my pile of no longer used =
gear bags in my closet.

Here is the Bag:    =
http://www.amazon.com/Powerbag-Messenger-Charging-Smartphones-RFAP-0088F/d=
p/B005JAE4LC/ref=3Dsr

Raspberry Pi 2 - Now with Windows 10!

From: Phil Sieg 
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WOOOO HOOOOO!!!

I think it is a win!

Just wish there was a 2GB and 4GB ram version=E2=80=A6

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. =
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011




> On Feb 2, 2015, at 11:59 AM, Chad Smith  wrote:
>=20
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-2-on-sale/ =

>=20
> =46rom the announcement:
>=20
> Let's get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 =
is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), =
featuring:
>=20
> A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
> 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
> Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1
>=20
> Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM =
GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as =
Microsoft Windows 10.
>=20
> Microsoft has said that in the next few months, they are going to =
introduce a *Free* version of Windows 10 designed to work on the =
Raspberry Pi 2.
>=20
> http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/2/7962179/raspberry-pi-windows-10 =

>=20
> What do you guys think?
>=20
> - Chad W. Smith
> 

McDell Hackintosh>>> Quad Core/16gb/500GB SSD $617

From: Phil Sieg 
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So I have successfully Hackintoshed a dell Optiplex 780 Desktop (between mini tower and SFF in size 16x16x5). It is VERY fast and silent. I must say I am impressed. Here is the build:

Optiplex 780
Intel Q9650 Core2 Quad 3.0ghz (Will replace with Xeon Quad when it arrives)
16GB 1333mhz ram
500 GB Crucial M100 SSD
1TB Western Digital Blue (Time Machine internal drive)
Nvidia GeForce GT730 1GB DDR5 low profile. Triple monitor support ;-)

So a Quad core 3 ghz with 16gb ram and 1tb Time machine drive that performs like a MacPro (older one of course) for $617 ALL IN.

I can’t say I will never buy another Mac… But I might not buy another Mac Desktop.

The ONLY thing I do not have working yet is the APP Store, and Messages.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





A cool CHEAP Hardware hack!!!

From: Phil Sieg 
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I am building a couple of cheap quad core hackintoshes using stock Dell =
Boxen and upgrading video cards.

I was shopping for Core2 Quad processors (Q9650) and was shocked to see =
them at $100 and more! Awful damned old for that price.

Soooo I was googling around and found this: =
http://www.overclock.net/t/1431723/mod-lga775-support-for-lga771-xeon-cpus=
 =


So an EASY way to use LGA 771 XEON CPU=E2=80=99s in Core2 Duo/Quad =
motherboards. More cache, better overclocking, and lower temps=E2=80=A6 =
OH YEAH and HALF the PRICE!=20

The Quad core Xeon comparable to the Q9650 core2 quad is $46 instead of =
$100!!!

Score!

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. =
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





White House nudges Congress to revisit controversial 'CISPA-style' laws after Sony attack

From: Rod-Lists 
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And with a center right Democrat in the WH and both House and Senate in republican hands this might pass.

President Obama has sent the strongest signal yet for the upcoming Congress to take up new controversial cybersecurity information sharing legislation next year.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/white-house-wants-congress-to-revisit-controversial-cispa-style-cybersecurity-laws-after-sony-attack/

IT security pros have pointed out holes with the North Korean Narrative.
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/12/did

Obama urges FCC to strengthen Net Nuetrality

From: Rod-Lists 
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Video at link

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama asked the Federal Communications Commissionon Monday to set the 'strongest possible rules' to protect net neutrality as agency writes new Internet traffic regulations.

Obama urged the FCC to prohibit so-called paid prioritization, deals in which content providers would pay Internet companies to ensure smooth delivery of traffic.

He said the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service to be regulated more like a public utility.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/10/obama-net-neutrality

OT: LG G2 update

From: Phil Sieg 
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So for anybody interested in a top of the line android phone (Quad core 2.2ghz, 2gb ram 32gb storage 5.2" screen, built in wireless charging) for under $250 here is the update.

The battery life is FANTASTIC! The rest of the phone is as well. This is as happy as I have been on Android. I spent $225 on ebay for a verizon unit because it is the only one with built in wireless charging and is FACTORY UNLOCKED for SIM cards.

So a phone that is better in many ways than a Galaxy S5 for almost a third of the price? WHAT are you waiting for???

Here is a bit about battery life:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-G2-battery-life-test-long-live-the-king