• Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 7 hours ago
    In all the masses of information I have seen since WW2, I have never heard or seen this fact in my entire life and only discovered it on the web today. Hitler was a very accomplished painter and the proof that this story is factual to me, is that two of Hitler's signed paintings were found in the Mother's attic after her death. You can Google for Hitler's son on the web and you will find many amazing links. I give these two just as an example - https://tinyurl.com/422pksp5 https://tinyurl.com/ysjxuvhf
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  • I have had two Windows crashes where Windows 10 had to be totally reloaded. Providing all browsers and emails are kept in sync during operation, the browsers will return completely unchanged with all passwords and the emails will be complete and unchanged. All as previous. Photos and personal files. I used Onedrive to sync all my photos and personal files - the free 5 GB version. In each case all the photos and files synced to Onedrive were recovered without any loss. These were mainly covered by syncing my Desktop to Onedrive which covered these files in my case : Documents and Pictures can also be synced. Onedrive syncs the files to the Microsoft cloud storage. All photos and screenshots can be instantly saved to Onedrive at the press of a mouse if you wish, otherwise Onedrive will sync these from any selected folder listed on Ondrive. Onedrive comes in-built with Windows 10 and is not enabled by default, follow this - https://www.ghacks.net/2017/07/11/how-to-use-onedrives-files-on-demand-feature/
  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 6 days ago
    A welcome to all diners who wish to have a meal at the Great British restaurant, here is the menu :- Starter :- Unbelievable incompetent Management to the detriment of the nation and population. A national debt that is second only to the USA in the entire World, of £2.08 Trillion. Main course :- Uncontrolled benefits generosity in excess of £200 Billion per year. An obsession legacy of Empire and power, that has long gone. An attitude to look after everybody else in the World before UK citizens. An annual Foreign Aid budget of £12-14 Billion, second only to the USA, to the detriment of UK domestic services and welfare. A complete disregard for UK people, their prosperity, welfare and social services. The deployment of UK military personnel at monumental cost to the taxpayer, to be killed and maimed in conflicts that are none of our business. The astronomic expense of keeping the Royal family in excruciating luxury, only surpassed by the last Tzar of Russia. The total inclusive cost to the UK taxpayer of keeping these Royal fossils is around £300 Million per year. The Queen is given an annual sum of £40 Million per year. Dessert :- Uncontrolled Immigration letting anybody into our country regardless of medical checks and legality, resulting in 15%+ of our population being of foreign origin, mostly Asian or African. Cultures alien to Britain. Uncontrolled entrance to Asylum Seekers, European migrant workers and any flotsam that happens to arrive on our shores. Turning a blind eye to illegal immigrants due to the problem having got out of hand. The complete destruction of our national traditions and heritage. Coffee :- Just about anything else that gives our money away to those who do not deserve it, over-crowds our small country and completes the destruction of a previously proud and powerful nation. After-meal summary :- If anybody wishes to complete their days in British comfort, they must live in a remote area, free from desecration, in the remaining remnants of our ravaged land, have no TV and be devoid of newspapers. Only then perhaps can one achieve a virtual sniff of traditional British life as it was and still should be, by behaving like an Ostrich. Enjoy your meal. July 2021 : $1.38 = £1 ______________
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  • Right click any free space on desktop>new>shortcut. Enter " ms-settings:windowsupdate" for location>next>enter name e.g WINDOWS UPDATE>finish. You now have a shortcut to Windows update on your desktop, which you can click any time to see Windows updates. Change icon - Right click the shortcut>properties>change icon. Select which icon you like, then OK>apply>OK.
  • Click Start - extreme left on taskbar, the entire Windows menu is listed. For any program listed that you wish to have a shortcut on your desktop, place cursor over it and hold down the cursor left key. Drag the program to the desktop and release You now have the program shortcut on your desktop. This does not move the menu program, just creates a shortcut.
  • Right click any free space on desktop>new>shortcut. Enter "C:\Windows\System32\timedate.cpl" for location>next>enter name e.g CLOCK>finish. You now have a shortcut to Windows clock. Left click it and the analogue clock panel will show. This can be left on the desktop as long as you wish - just click cancel or X to dismiss it. Change icon - Right click the shortcut>properties>change icon. There is a clock icon amongst the many shown - click it>OK>apply>OK and the new icon now shows.
  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 16 days ago
    When there are a number of notifications on the dropdown panel, they are all shown shaded. .When one is clicked the shading to all the others in the same thread disappears and reference to any others in the same thread is completely lost from viewing due to looping. The shading should remain until all the notifications have been individually viewed. With the old sequencing of series comments, it would not matter, but with looping comments other than the one selected are lost to view.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 23 days ago
    Many people think that our Seasons are due to the Earth`s distance from the Sun during the elliptical orbit e.g The Earth is closer to the Sun in Summer and further away from the Sun in Winter. Well, they are wrong, back to the drawing board. Since it is Summer in Australia when it is Winter in Europe and vice versa, the Earth`s distance from the Sun is not the cause of our Seasons. Seasons are caused entirely by the TILT or axial shift of the Earth during its own normal axial rotational orbit around the Sun. The axial shift is mathematically precisional and is constant for every year and every orbit. The Earth tilts 23.44 degrees on its rotational axis around the Sun perpendicular to Polaris (the North Star). I think I`ll have a beer.
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  • First create a desktop folder - right click any free space on your desktop>new>folder> give it a name e.g PHOTOS 1. Click Onedrive icon on taskbar or click Start>scroll to Onedrive - click - Onedrive panel comes up with listed folders. 2. Click the folder you want - list of files comes up - put cursor over the file you want to copy and it highlights in blue. 3. Go to "Home" in menu then "Copy to" - popup panel shows - scroll down list to the new folder you created and click, then OK/Apply. A panel comes up copying the selected item to the new desktop folder. All done, the Onedrive folder/file is now in your new desktop folder. Note - 2. A folder can be copied or a file inside that folder, using the same procedure. Note - 3. If the new folder is not on the dropdown list shown, go to bottom of the list and click "choose location", another panel shows, go to bottom of the list and your new desktop folder should be shown - click it then "copy" and copying will start. The whole thing from creating a desktop folder to copying the selected file only takes a couple of minutes.
  • My computer shows the American date e.g 07/05/21 when the UK date is expressed as 05/07/21. I find this very misleading. To correct to UK format do this - Right click time and click "Adjust date/time". Click "Change data formats", bottom centre. Short date - from dropdown panel - select format 05-Apr-17 Long date - select Wednesday, April 5, 2017 All done - date now shows Monday - 05-Jul-21 (today's date).
  • This is really for the techie. 1. To see Windows system information, simply type "system information" into the search box, taskbar bottom left and open the file. 2. To place a shortcut on your desktop, right click any space on the desktop, then on the popup panel - New>Shortcut. Enter "msinfo32" into the location box, click Next, type a name in the name box - e.g System Information and then Finish - you now have a desktop shortcut.
  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 28 days ago
    I have an extension which blocks all tracking cookies - DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials. Normally sites just have 1-5 tracking cookies, but I have just noticed that Amazon have a world beating total of 21 tracking cookies !!! I have never seen that number of site tracking cookies in my life. SL have 2 tracking cookies - Google and Facebook. Setting your browser to "Do not track" is simply a request, sites often ignore it. The only way to stop trackers is by installing an anti-track extension. https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-privacy-what-are-tracking-cookies.html
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 28 days ago
    How do I stop SL sending me emails ?
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    Why do some groups have a VIEW button and not a JOIN button ?
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    This has just arrived on my updates panel for installing. I personally will leave it a while before I install as i always do for Feature Updates.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    Cannot find these rules, how and where can we read them ?
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    No group images, not able to send images, all avatars are missing, my comment box for a thread has no avatar - the account is difficult to operate like this. Have I been hacked ? SL team please fix.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    For a long time now, the two SL groups have been reduced to a slogging match and completely abused owing to the general impression that the SL team are not on duty at the weekend.. This has been authenticated in practice, where mayhem occurs in a general free-for-all. When SL return on Monday, the two groups have been badly mauled and present a rather disheveled array of unpleasant posts, unbecoming of Forum controlled groups. Other groups are not affected since the moderators keep an eye on them at all times. Is it possible for the SL team to devise a Rota system whereby an SL member is on duty at the weekends ? It is not necessary to sit by a computer all day long, satisfactory moderation can be done leisurely and intermittently over the weekend.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    At a time when we are showing an average of 16,700 new cases per day and another surge in Covid cases, I find the following a rather over-optimistic venture.. https://tinyurl.com/az78jszr
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  • Tech Heads Taskbar (Edited)
    Put the cursor on the top of the taskbar until the arrow turns into a vertical bar, then drag it up slightly until the day shows above the date. The icons which showed on the bar are now in the pop-up box by clicking the arrow between the speaker icon and the weather.
  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    The poll placed on SL Community is useless - a mere 20 members voting out of 71 total in the group. Polls of this nature endeavoring to statistically assess the SL population can only be valid if the entire Forum is involved. SL should have an Announcement channel which is automatically inserted into EVERY members account. This would bring any SL announcements immediately to the attention of each member. THEN any SL poll would be representative of the entire membership and would be a valid result. Many other Forums do have such a channel for Forum announcements.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    Having read all the wimping and whining about blocking, I have a solitary question - How does blocking disrupt a thread one iota since it only affects the blocker and the blocked ? No other member is involved, they can see all the posts which the blocker and the blocked post.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    We had several days of warm weather a few days ago, but now it is cold !! I set my heating at 20C when June came along, but now the temperature is only 13C my heating has been on. In all my life I cannot remember it being as cold as this and never remember the heating being on in June. Over the next week the forecast says it will climb to 20C - HUH, big deal, "Flaming June" has almost gone !!
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  • This is a Windows 10 built-in program, easy to use, only takes less than 3 minutes to run and is well worth running periodically. You have to be logged on as Admin. to run it. It will delete any malicious software it finds. It depends on how much you have on your C-drive, how long the scan will take to run. My C-drive has 915 GB max. storage and my used storage is 77 GB - a very small usage. Obviously more the storage, the longer the program will take to finish. To use Winkey + X>Run>Enter MRT.EXE>YES in popup panel>Next>Suggest Quick scan>Next>Scan starts>About 3 minutes>See results if needed>Otherwise Finish.
  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    These programs thoroughly integrate into your system. They are almost impossible to entirely remove, certainly not by using the Windows uninstaller. I can only relate how I did it based on searching the web and following the advice of experts on my computer Forum. 1. Use Revo Uninstaller (https://www.revouninstaller.com/products/revo-uninstaller-free/) to uninstall the program and all the many left overs, be very careful only to delete the items highlighted in bold. Delete them all. 2. Use the suppliers clean uninstall program, most suppliers have one - search the web for it. Delete what is found. 3. Use RegSeeker (https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/regseeker.html) - this program will search the registry for all remaining entries of the unwanted program and it WILL find some. Delete them all. All done - you should now be totally free of the unwanted program. After all this, in my case a handful of registry items are still present on my computer. The suppliers insert a feature which reinstalls their basic registry items previously deleted on restart or shutdown - there are only about 3-6 items. All of which are completely inert and useless since their paths have been deleted. Just ignore them. You can check them by using RegSeeker after all the uninstall procedures have been done.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    I have only just switched my heating off owing to the low temperatures in May. The beginning of the Meteorological Summer will always begin on 1 June; ending on 31 August. Gee-Whizz !! The longest day is only 16 days away on the 21st June, then the days start getting shorter.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 1 month ago
    i unfollowed a thread and am still getting notifications of activity. How long does it take the system to catch up when a thread is unfollowed ?
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 2 months ago
    After many years of entering my ID and password, Sainsbury's have over the past few days introduced a 6 digit security code as well before accessing your account. Enter ID and password and then they send you a 6 digit code by email. So you then have to logon to your email, get the 6 digit code and enter it in the Sainsbury's logon, only then does it go through to your account. What an annoying mis-improvement to implement. It is however a very secure measure to bring your email into the equation, anybody can get into your account if they have your ID and password or complete a captcha. But they cannot get over your email.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 2 months ago
    I still have not switched my heating off - use the thermostat to take the chill off in the early mornings and most evenings.
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  • 1.Place shortcut for Windows Security on desktop. Right click any space on desktop. Select NEW on popup panel. Select SHORTCUT on next panel. Enter "explorer.exe windowsdefender:" without quotes in "Type the location of the item" box, click NEXT. Enter a name for this shortcut, click FINISH. Windows Security data can now be seen by clicking the shortcut. Change icon - Right click shortcut>Properties>Change icon>select icon>OK>Apply>OK. 2.Place shortcut for Windows Defender firewall on desktop. Right click any space on desktop. Select NEW on popup panel. Select SHORTCUT on next panel. Enter "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL firewall.cpl" without quotes in "Type the location of the item" box, click NEXT. Enter a name for this shortcut, click FINISH. The firewall data can now be seen by clicking the shortcut. Change icon - It does not seem possible to change the icon. It only took me 25 seconds to complete each one of these shortcuts from start to finish, not including an icon change.
  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 2 months ago
    First go to - Settings>Multi-tasking>Snap windows>ON>check the 3 boxes under. Place your open programs on the taskbar. For any open screen press Windows key + left or right arrow key. The program then shows half screen width. The other half of the screen is available for your taskbar items. Click any one and place it on the free side of the split screen. You can now work on two screens at the same time. All tabs are available on the main screen. When finished just press the maximise buttons. For more information about split screens, search for "Windows split screen".
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 2 months ago
    Occasionally my browser opens from the taskbar off screen, disappears to the left. Panic ? Not really if you do this - Press Windows key down, then press the arrow left or arrow right key, dependent on which side the screen disappeared, the screen then shows at half width, press the maximise button and screen shows full size.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 2 months ago
    I use Microsoft Edge Chromium as my default browser. It is a fabulous browser almost the same layout as Google Chrome but much better. Tabs show Bing, a beautiful search engine which displays fabulous natural scenes, as good as I have ever seen in my life. These scenes change regularly. It also has 7 pictorial icons of your recent links with an ADD for personal choice. At the top left is a menu icon which when clicked displays a number of your apps. to access. It welcomes you when first switched on and has a weather icon that displays a superb weather forecast for your area.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 2 months ago
    I would like to say that SL is an excellent social Forum. SL has site moderators who could do more to censure anti-social posts which spoil members pleasure, but actually do a very reasonable job, for which we must all thank them. The SL Team do take into account our comments and feedback, implementing those measures which they consider beneficial to the Forum and individual in general. The Forum format is extremely well designed and site navigation is excellent. I cannot find another social Forum that is anywhere near as good as SL. Let us all appreciate SL and endeavour to keep it a friendly Forum for all to enjoy and refrain from engaging in petty and unnecessary offensive behaviour. Well done the SL Team for providing an excellent social Forum for us all to enjoy.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 2 months ago
    So many countries have nuclear weapons now that a major war seems a thing of the past, unless some idiotic nation starts one and then God help us all. The nuclear club - Russia, 6,375 nuclear warheads The United States of America, 5,800 nuclear warheads France, 290 nuclear warheads China, 320 nuclear warheads The United Kingdom, 215 nuclear warheads Pakistan, 160 nuclear warheads India, 135 nuclear warheads Israel, 90 nuclear warheads North Korea, 30-40 nuclear warheads The atom bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki created blasts equivalent to 16 Kilotons. However the most powerful hydrogen bomb can be 50 Megatons - more than 5,000 times more powerful than a single atomic bomb
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 2 months ago
    Over the years like many others I have had problems dealing with retail goods, shops and companies. Having gone through the normal channels with my disputes, I have many times had to resort to the following link in sheer desperation. AND believe me it has never failed to work in resolving my problems and always with extreme kindness and consideration. Save it on your computer as a bookmark. https://www.ceoemail.com/index.php?s=E
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 2 months ago
    I do not really use FB much, but I keep getting a list of "new friends" - people I have never heard of. Are these actual friend applications or just FB randomly listing them ?
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  • For those who do not know - Windows updates for minor issues occur daily, but more serious updates e.g Cumulative and Feature updates usually occur on the second week of the month.
  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 3 months ago
    In view of John H6's personal vindictive vendetta against me on his TECHNICAL group and perhaps other groups, let me explain. I am NOT block-em happy at all, I am exercising my individual right to block and exclude a few known mischief makers from this group, including John H6. Apart from ensuring that these members do not contaminate my group with offensive material, all is perfectly normal and I will do my very best to be a good and helpful moderator.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 3 months ago
    Max J has now retired as moderator and I have taken over the group. I hope the group will provide a satisfactory inhouse platform to discuss all our computer user problems and that we provide a useful and helpful service. My best wishes to you all. Ryan PS - I would remind you all that this is a technical group and will be kept so.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 3 months ago
    I was absolutely delighted today when I saw SL's new format. The downvoting facility has been deleted. What a brilliant move by the SL team and I bid them a million congratulations on a most needed revision.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 3 months ago
    Considering buying a Sound bar for my TV to improve the sound level. Under £100 preferred. Do they have a power supply ? I do not want batteries. From my web search they only have an HDMI connection and a handset ? Has anybody got one of these and do they improve the TV speaker sound significantly ?
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 3 months ago
    12.00 - Thursday 15/4 I would have thought that the BBC would have televised this event, but only Sky 1 lists a TV showing at 14.45 to 16.00.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 4 months ago
    https://tinyurl.com/27e2tfct
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 4 months ago
    28 Mar 2021 - Daylight Saving Time Starts When local standard time is about to reach Sunday, 28 March 2021, 01:00:00 clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, 28 March 2021, 02:00:00 local daylight time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on 28 Mar 2021 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.
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  • I use Microsoft Edge Chromium as my default browser, but have DuckDuckGo as my default search engine. My browser opens with DuckDuckgo, but all tabs open with Bing. If I use Bing to search, a small panel comes up offering me the option of using DDG for the search item, which I then click. I like this arrangement. Bing provides a constant series of the most beautiful and breath-taking natural scenes possible. They have a "Like this image" button, giving a choice of "I like it" or "Not a fan". If you click "I like it" Bing will tell you where the image is taken and will then keep providing similar images. If you click "Not a fan", Bing will keep providing a series of alternative images until you do like one and select it. The purpose of this post is to emphasise what spectacular natural images Bing provides.
  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 4 months ago
    Our Council have introduced a charge of £40 per bin for period March to end of November. A payment sticker has been provided for those households who have registered.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 4 months ago
    It is very advisable to have a backup for Windows to ensure you can recover your C-drive in case of Windows failure. Macrium Reflect is used extensively throughout the world as being the most popular backup program. Just search for Macrium Reflect on the web - links are there to install it and also explain how to use it. Imaging is the most popular choice, it is more versatile, but I use cloning. The Macrium Reflect boot media, a screen which offers a choice between Windows 10 or Macrium Reflect and displays for 10 seconds before going on to Windows start, is inserted into my PC startup procedure and my clone is placed on an external 1 TB drive. I refresh the clone every 3-4 weeks. https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree Select the FREE version.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT Bernards Heath updated 4 months ago
    Google is incredibly intrusive, a fact which is widely known globally. All your web activity, habits and private information is collected, analysed and used on a huge scale. I have used DuckDuckGo for years on all my browsers - https://duckduckgo.com It is an excellent search engine and is completely private, neutral and reliable. Make DuckDuckGo your Home Page today. It is used and recommended by many computer geeks.
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