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  1. Hey guys thanks! I am deciding on the Amazon one versus making one. I found a video of a guy that made up a female OBD port with a cell phone charger and he mentions that the correct pins are 16 for the positive connection, and 4 for the negative, as Pete said. it is a home video from a couple of young RVrs but the port setup is at ~4:40 in the middle of the 7 minute video: I have to run to get a prescription filled at the base and will comment later on my activation and which power supply I will use. I needed this for our house we are about to sell and is vacant while we paint and put in new carpet and door locks. There is no Internet and we need it for video surveillance. I already have the Ring Doorbell and two stick-ups from Ring at my house and we will use the inside camera a D-Link 1080p which moves up and down as well as side to side from the phone app. We don't have it set to notify at the moment because anyone breaking in will have to go by one of the outside cameras to even break in a back window. It is only set for loop recording to a 32GB micro SD card now. With this Internet made for a car I can monitor any disturbances. More later about the other links and folks sharing their expertise.
  2. Just called AT&T and they are back in stock. The local Bossier City store has no clue says they didn't have one and if it was sitting in front of them they would say they had none. I called the AT&T connected car division and they are back in stock here for 20 bucks more than Best buy sold them for - $99.99 online from AT&T and $79.99 if Best Buy ever gets them back in stock, The store BB guy here said they will get more but they aren't even in the BB online ordering system. Go here to get one, I just ordered one as a play with it gadget: https://www.att.com/devices/zte/mobley.html#sku=sku7700323 When I am done I will sell it to a passing through RVr. OK where are the power supplies to use in the RV or house available? I saw it but it was in the deleted thread that had some negative comments about another member here. I need one. Anyone got a link to order the power supplies? Thanks for all the help guys.
  3. Wow! I am going to get the basic for my main computer. If that works out then Pro for our two phones and my main computer.
  4. Thanks for the info!
  5. I wasn't joking. There are more meth labs in RVs than we would know about. Or carrying the ingredients. They'll find out. Sad regardless.
  6. I now use Firefox and have the settings set to automatically update but for the last two version updates I had to do manually? Excerpt: "Mozilla fixed 32 vulnerabilities, including a critical bug that could have resulted in a crash, with the release Tuesday of Firefox 54, the latest version of its flagship browser. The critical bug, a use-after-free vulnerability, was dug up by longtime bug hunter Nils. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-5472) existed in the browser’s frameloader. Nils encountered the vulnerability during tree reconstruction while regenerating CSS layout. The researcher discovered that while attempting to access a node in the tree that didn’t exist, he could trigger a potentially exploitable crash. The update also resolved a dozen vulnerabilities considered high impact by Mozilla, including three additional use-after-free bugs; one during video control operations, one in content viewer, and one during docshell reloading. While all of the vulnerabilities also could’ve resulted in a crash of the browser, Mozilla deemed them less serious than CVE-2017-5472. Some of the vulnerabilities were specific to certain setups. One, CVE-2017-7759, could have allowed for the reading of local data by violating same origin policy – but only on Firefox for Android. Another vulnerability (CVE-2017-7755) could have allowed privilege escalation via the Firefox installer – but only on Windows operating systems. That bug, discovered by Yuji Tounai, a Tokyo-based researcher with NTT Communications, could have enabled Firefox’s installer to load malicious DLL files stored in the same directory as the installer. An additional, separate Windows-specific issue also affected the browser’s installer. That bug, discovered by security researcher Holger Fuhrmannek, could have allowed manipulation of files stored in the installer’s directory and in turn, like Tounai’s issue, allowed privilege escalation." Source with more: https://threatpost.com/mozilla-fixes-32-vulnerabilities-in-firefox-54/126278/ OK so how do you manually update? Go here and follow the directions and bada bing! Firefox 54!: https://threatpost.com/mozilla-fixes-32-vulnerabilities-in-firefox-54/126278/
  7. The world will be ICE free by 2030. there is lots of room for investment in the batteries and the suppliers of the Lithium and Sulfur, and all of the systems it takes to refine them to raw material for batteries. Tesla may not have all of the BEV market, perhaps not even a majority of share. But 40% of all sales globally is a nice chunk. But they may end up a major battery supplier in addition to using the latest in their storage arrays. BEVs is about a lot more than just the finished vehicle. As well there are opportunities in emerging VR hard and software. And a zillion next big things. Once you find out the next big thing is too late.
  8. Rich and Sylvia just sent me these two articles on where we are currently on a stable Lithium Sulfur battery. I believe Musk will switch to any superior chemistry and this may be it. I believe Lithium will be the mainstay battery but not Li-Ion chemistry, instead Lithium Sulfur. Lighter and with greater density. Little niggling stability issues are being solved as we type: "Scientists have created a thin composite film that gives lithium–sulfur cells exceptional durability" http://bit.ly/2toCyiX and "Berkeley Lab researchers’ surprising discovery is a major advance for low-cost, high-energy batteries" http://bit.ly/2sros37 Lithium is a good bet. Thanks Rich!
  9. It's another all time high. This is one of the longest, if not the longest, bull market in my memory. We are killing it. Model 3 is about to hit the streets, electric semi 18 Wheeler tractor coming soon, preview in September. Then the model Y. Gigafactory is online, and Solar roof tiles for Solar City. His other company, Space X is about to launch a Falcon heavy rocket in the September- December time frame. Already routinely landing the rocket from orbital launches and reusing them. It's still privately held so I'm watching that from the investment persective too. They are rapidly ramping up full autonomous driving and should be first in advantage winners. We'll see in the next two years.
  10. Tesla closed at $380 today and this article says it will soon break through $400 and many expect it to go to $1000 a share. From "The Street" "Tesla is more like Amazon and Netflix than you think" : https://www.thestreet.com/story/14177976/1/tesla-isn-t-being-valued-like-an-automaker-but-instead-like-amazon-and-netflix-explains-jim-cramer.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo From Investor Place: "Why Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Will Race to $400" http://investorplace.com/2017/06/why-tesla-inc-tsla-stock-will-race-to-400/#.WUHgIilOmbg From "Market Realist" "Analysts’ Views on Tesla Stock as the Price Rally Continues" "According to data compiled by Reuters as of June 13, 2017, about 29.0% of analysts covering Tesla (TSLA) have given the stock a “buy” recommendation. About 43.0% have recommended a “hold,” while 28.0% have suggested a “sell.” These stock recommendations are based on the consensus of 21 Wall Street analysts currently covering Tesla" http://marketrealist.com/2017/06/analysts-views-on-tesla-stock-as-the-price-rally-continues/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=feed&yptr=yahoo 1 minute 28 second Video from Yahoo Finance claiming Tesla may well go to $1000.00! Tesla could rally to $1,000 https://finance.yahoo.com/video/todays-charts-tesla-could-rally-153157826.html And now it begins. And I have the number of shares I wanted for it.
  11. Could be a bit of both. I took me about the same but then I am downloading to five systems simultaneously, four on WiFi and only my main system directly connected via Ethernet cable. It is interesting to watch the two Atom Processor tablets as the ASUS 10.1 T100CHI is newest with 4GB RAM 128GB SSD Atom Z3795 system that is as slow in the download but much faster on installing and restarting than the oldest, a Dell Venue 11 Pro with the Atom Z3770 that has only 2 GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. But both seem just as fast. I have gotten lazy and not updated my old Z3735 Voyo mini PC. It will take a full day to catch up as it needs the Creator's update as well. I sold all my extra monitors as I am slowly liquidating all my audio video gear and cabling except the spare bedroom TV and one of my two YSP 800 (Yamaha Sound Projectors) for the bedroom TV. Hey Dennis, a side note: I fell in love with the retro red Seiki TV but it is more an accent piece than a serious TV. It is a 22" LCD panel with 1080p but not the greatest picture by today's standards, but far better than any CRT ancestors. It uses the big cabinet to act as a resonating chamber and it really does a superior job on the sound quality of a 22" LCD. I admired it on Newegg for $249.99 and one morning I found them marked down to $79.99 shipped! I ordered it immediately and yes it sold out just after I did when I tried to buy a second one or three for gifts to my grand-kids. http://televisions.reviewed.com/content/seiki-se22fr01-retro-tv-review Dang! It came in in three days and boy were we happy with it. Here is a review with pics if you scroll down showing the connections. For a spare bedroom accent piece that triple as a TV and streaming device watching Sling TV via the mini computer. I was reconnecting the Voyo mini PC http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_142341.html and as it is a ROM loaded Android 4.4 with a dual boot Windows 8.1 (still supported for several years more until 2023 I think) originally which I updated to 10 despite warnings that it is not guaranteed with any updated version of Windows. It has worked until Anniversary and today it gets Creator's update after it is caught up with the updates prior to Creator's Update and for the previous three months I had it disconnected. BTW it is very good quality once you get the hang of switching the language to English via the video on YouTube that shows the settings menus in English which let me click on the right Chinese box to select languages and from there I could read it and change regions etc. Mine's already 10 and when it dies I will be getting another newer model but they are high as a cat's back with the new lake processors. Mine's fine until next year when I will buy them on clearance.
  12. Folks, the threats are getting intense to the point that Microsoft decided to patch the NSA holes they previously said would not need to be patched. Now get this, Microsoft is issuing a second security patch for Windows XP users world wide. So if you have any ol Windows XP machines around, hook them up and get them all patched too. I know they are doing it to prevent massive successful attacks worldwide, but the same patches are being applied to Windows 8.1 and 10 as well as Windows 7. Excerpt: "Microsoft has confirmed its latest round of security patches has fixed three remaining vulnerabilities built by the National Security Agency. The company confirmed to ZDNet that it had reversed course after saying it would not fix the vulnerabilities, which affect only older operating systems that have since been retired, notably Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The release comes as the software giant warned of an "elevated risk for destructive cyberattacks" following last month's ransomware-based cyberattack. It's the latest twist in a cat and mouse game between the National Security Agency and Microsoft in recent months, after the intelligence lost control of its arsenal of hacking tools. An unknown hacker group obtained the cache of tools in one of the biggest breaches of classified files since the Edward Snowden revelations. 'These tools allowed NSA analysts to break into a range of systems, network equipment, and firewalls, and most recently, Linux servers and a range of Windows operating systems -- many of which were old and outdated. The group attempted to auction off the files but failed, and it has been releasing portions of the stolen files in stages. Microsoft patched the flaws in the April update, but left three exploits remaining. The company said that the flaws only affected older versions of Windows, and users should upgrade. But after last month's massive WannaCry cyberattack, the company has patched older versions in an effort to avoid another global ransomware attack. A spokesperson said that the three exploits -- dubbed ENGLISHMANDENTIST, ESTEEMAUDIT, and EXPLODINGCAN -- are now fixed in June's security updates. Microsoft said that the decision to patch the flaws was a "rare move," adding that it "should not be viewed as a departure from our standard servicing policies." More, with links, in the article here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-reverses-course-patches-three-remaining-nsa-exploits-targeting-windows-xp/?loc=newsletter_large_thumb_related&ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=19724681974700635514865380622813 And another article titled " Microsoft warns of 'destructive cyberattacks,' issues new Windows XP patches: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-warns-of-destructive-cyberattacks-issues-new-windows-xp-patches/?loc=newsletter_large_thumb_related&ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=19724681974700635514865380622813
  13. Today is Windows and Adobe update day. I also had updates to CCleaner which I did after my updates. The Adobe Flash patch will install automatically with Windows 8.1 and 10. Previous versions of Windows need to be updated manually. If you own other Adobe programs they need to be updated too. Check within each Adobe program other than Flash. Excerpt: "Adobe fixed 21 vulnerabilities across four products today, releasing patches for Flash, Shockwave Player, Captivate, and Adobe Digital Editions. Most of the vulnerabilities, 15 of the 21, are marked critical by the company because they could lead to code execution. The updates came in the form of four security bulletins Tuesday morning as part of Adobe’s regularly scheduled patch cycle. All of the bugs in Flash – four use after free vulnerabilities and five memory corruption vulnerabilities – could lead to remote code execution, Adobe warns. The bulk of the vulnerabilities were discovered by a CloverSec Labs researcher that goes by the handle bee13oy, and Mateusz Jurczyk and Natalie Silvanovich, two researchers with Google’s Project Zero. The Flash Player update brings the Desktop Runtime version for Windows and Macintosh, Google Chrome, and the Desktop Runtime version for Linux to and the version in Edge and Internet Explorer 11 to version Adobe Digital Editions, the company’s e-book reader software, also received a security update Tuesday. The software is used on e-book readers, such as iPads and Androids but not Kindles. The software suffered from a variety of issues: Four memory corruption bugs, three insecure library loading bugs, and a stack overflow bug. The memory corruption bugs are marked critical and the most pressing as they could lead to remote code execution. The rest of the bugs, marked important, could trigger escalation of privilege or memory address disclosure. Today’s update brings the software from version 4.5.4 to 4.5.5 on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android platforms." More in the article here: https://threatpost.com/adobe-fixes-21-critical-vulnerabilities-with-june-patch-tuesday-update/126230/
  14. Today is patch Tuesday, the following shows why the patches for all are critical. It's highly unusual for any company to decided to provide support for an out of support product be that a 50 year old Ford or a a 19 year old OS. For those not using XP this is still important, as it points to how important patching is to news systems as well. Excerpt: " Last month's devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak was just a warning shot. In an unprecedented move, Microsoft today released critical security updates to block another wave of similar attacks, making those patches available on unsupported versions like Windows XP and Server 2003. Citing an "elevated risk for destructive cyberattacks," Microsoft today released an assortment of security updates designed to block attacks similar to those responsible for the devastating WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware outbreak last month. Today's critical security updates are in addition to the normal Patch Tuesday releases, Microsoft said. They'll be delivered automatically through Windows Update to devices running supported versions, including Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and post-2008 Windows Server releases. But in an unprecedented move, Microsoft announced that it was also making the patches available simultaneously for manual download and installation on unsupported versions, including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Both of those operating systems are still deployed by significant numbers of business customers years after their official support lifecycles ended." The rest of the article is a must read if you want to keep your data and computer safe: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-warns-of-destructive-cyberattacks-issues-new-windows-xp-patches/?loc=newsletter_large_thumb_related&ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=19724681974700635514865380622813
  15. Walter White?