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No, that's something different. Leo says VPNs (virtual private networks) are designed to allow users to connect securely to their own network while on the road. It provides secure access to an internal network. Leo recommends HotSpot VPN for that.
Doug keeps posting to Craigslist and he keeps getting flagged. Leo says that if his posts are being flagged, then someone either doesn't like him or he's putting it on the wrong section. It may also be that Doug has been put on a black list for spamming. There's no real way to overturn that.
Ways around it is to use a VPN or Tore, which will hide Doug's IP address. Craigslist has an auto robot that searches posts for spam and kills them, but Craigslist doesn't say how to avoid it.
Johnny has been getting questions about whether to check bags. Johnny doesn't check bags, he says it's a waste of time. Johnny says that airlines have gotten really strict about carry on sizes. They measure everything. What he does is carry two different things.
Doug would like to dump his AT&T phone line, but keep his DSL Extreme broadband connection. Can he do that? Leo says yes, it's called "dry loop DSL." AT&T has to allow it by law. He'll have to get DSL Extreme to fight for him on it because AT&T will do everything they can to make it difficult for him to keep it.
Judge Susan Ilston has declared the Federal Government's National Security Letter powers and the gag orders that come with them to be Unconstitutional. The lawsuit stemmed from an FBI letter to a telco that demanded information and the Telco denying the request. They sued, claiming that the gag order and the auhtority of the national security letters is unconstitutional. The judge agreed and struck it down.
Jay is trying to do some live video streaming with a limited signal 4G using the Livestream Broadcaster, and is wondering if a signal amplifier would help. Leo says not really. He needs high speed signal in the area. Leo used to use the Live U backpack that used 8 different cards to bond together and get a better signal by marrying multiple signals, but it wasn't cheap.
Leo says it's bizarre. He suggests installing from an original official Microsoft CD. It's likely that the ISO copy he's been using has gone bad, and only going to the original source will fix the issue. The official ISO download links can be found here.
South by Southwest is this weekend in Austin, TX. Since Twitter first became popular there in 2007, it's become so popular that apps can't really rise above the noise to gain real traction or interest there. While there's a fear of missing out, there really isn't much going on there this year except for Sergey Brin and a small group of people wearing the new Google Glasses that haven't launched yet.
Get more info on SXSW at SXSW.com.
Wanting to be "your daily newspaper," Facebook has introduced another update to its design. Leo says that it'd be nice if they'd just stop messing with it for a year. Leo says the problem is that his newsfeed is filled with advertising now, and that's annoying. He likes the fact that the photos are larger, which is rather similar to Google+. Those wanting to try out the new design can scroll down to the bottom of the link above and get on the waiting list.