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Lexmark printer, are they cheating the consumer?

August 27th, 2021 · No Comments

Over the decades I have sold lots of printers and several brands. I really loved HP and in the 90’s to early 2000’s they were quality laser printers. However, they like other manufacturers, they began to advertise, through retailers, prices that were lower than I could buy from distribution. When someone can walk into Staples and buy a printer for less than a “partner” can, something is wrong. I have tried Ricoh, which are great units, their problem was the toner was double to triple what everyone else’s was. Some toners were the same price but only printed 10% of what the others did. Next, we tried Oki brand. Every single one we sold crapped out in the first year. Then we began to focus on Lexmark and have sold many of their printers.

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Ransomware Gang Leaks D.C. Metropolitan Police Data after Failed Negotiations

May 17th, 2021 · No Comments

The cybercrime syndicate behind Babuk ransomware has leaked more personal files belonging to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) after negotiations with the DC Police broke down, warning that they intend to publish all data if their ransom demands are not met. “The negotiations reached a dead end, the amount we were offered does not suit us, we are posting 20 more personal files on officers, you can download this archive, the password will be released tomorrow. If during tomorrow they do not raise the price, we will release all the data,” the gang said in a statement on their data leak site. “You still have the ability to stop it,” it added. The Babuk group is said to have stolen 250GB of data, including investigation reports, arrests, disciplinary actions, and other intelligence briefings.
https://thehackernews.com/2021/05/ransomware-gang-leaks-metropolitan.html

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Shared file or database stopped working? HOSTS may be the quick fix

April 22nd, 2021 · No Comments

Did you ever show up one day and one, two or half the computers in the office won’t connect to a share on another computer, server or NAS? Welcome to the wonderful world of technology.
This seems to go in spasms and through different clients. Sometimes it is on a peer-to-peer network, other times it is on a domain. Rarely if ever does it occur on more than one client at a time.
This can happen when backups are to run on an NAS, or to a shared database that has worked fine for years.
What you ten to get is \\sharename not found. Examples are below.

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More Phishing to steal your passwords and give you stress

February 10th, 2021 · No Comments

The phishing scams are out and in full force. If you follow us on social media, we have linked you to numerous scams and how to avoid them. If you don’t follow us on social media, then you probably didn’t know.

These scams come in all forms and styles of emails. Below are several examples of phishing emails.

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Here are the lessons for the World taught by Texas Ward

January 7th, 2021 · 1 Comment

There is an old Arab Bedouin saying: I, against my brothers. I and my brothers against my cousins. I my brothers and my cousins against the world.

My father died of COVID. His funeral is tomorrow January 8th, 2pm CST. His funeral can be seen live here: https://lovingtheworld.online.church/

Out of the same land our Creator brought another people who were to be separate from the world but to positively affect the world.

Out of those people came our Christ, one who did not neglect His immediate family and yet literally offered to help everyone on the planet born or ever to be born.

About 1,950 years later, my father met that man.

As a result, many of you are here. Not because of one great moment in meeting Tex, but because of a hundred or a thousand small moments with him.

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