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    Movies & TV Ain't it time to say enough is enough!!

    I blogged about this topic (I guess) around 14 years ago: https://vagus.wordpress.com/2006/02/25/hollywood-via-bollywood/ Surprised that blog is still up.
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    Budget 10-15K Good battery life/ Android

    M21 is being made in India and exported to EU it seems.
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    Budget 15-20K Phone for my wife

    On the M21 I was able to uninstall most unwanted apps except a few like the samsung galaxy store or facebook or netflix but I believe you can "disable" the apps, there is an option when you long-press the app icons.
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    Budget 15-20K Samsung Galaxy M21 or Nokia 6.3 - which one to get?

    Built in setting in the device health - battery section. 1592197330 FP sensor on M21 is fine, my comment was on the first day (maybe my fingers were damp/moist) but since then the FP unlock is fast and effortless.
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    Budget 15-20K Samsung Galaxy M21 or Nokia 6.3 - which one to get?

    Battery life is very good! After tweaking some settings and with my very moderate usage, I get battery drain of around 10-15% per day - meaning it can last me 5 days at least! My previous Nokia 6.0 used to last me around 2-3 days (for comparison) and I believe it has a 3000 mAh battery (half...
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    ntpdate[3527]: no server suitable for synchronization found

    are you also on BSNL broadband? looks like yeah, windows 10 SNTP protocol client is opening local port 123 as well as server destination port 123. and I think BSNL is blocking local port 123 (thinking we are trying to run a server on UDP port 123). NTP sync is working on linux distros for me...
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    Is BBC website being blocked by ISPs here?

    Do post an update here about the linux variants how well they work (or not) for you...
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    Is BBC website being blocked by ISPs here?

    Haven't you yet tried that GoodbyeDPI software from github? @6pack
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    Security Software Internet security suite for Windows?

    Must be something you downloaded like those "fake games" (not using the P word) :D 1591602802 Delete all those and redownload them? 1591602818 But if you redownload you will just be redownloading the virus again.
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    ntpdate[3527]: no server suitable for synchronization found

    May be totally unrelated but my windows PCs are not syncing NTP time with either time.windows.com or time.nist.gov and I have tried various troubleshooting steps off the net and the only thing I can think of is that my ISP (BSNL FTTH in Pune) has something wrong.
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    Security Software Internet security suite for Windows?

    Did you do a full fresh re-format and re-install of Windows from installation ISO? After that DO NOT use backup EXEs from your C:\USERS\XPLOD\DOWNLOADS folder, just download all your software again freshly. If this infection came back even after doing this, then try to get a new download of...
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    Android How are the new Nokia smartphones?

    I tried TC briefly but removed it ASAP. Stock android gives a warning (red colour) when some likely spam number is calling you, but it's not 100% perfect. I was sufficient for me. I just report spam and block any caller on stock android and the crowdsourced data is good enough for me.
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    Security Software Internet security suite for Windows?

    @Sird you must have got infected and windows defender is legitimately alerting you? Did the problem occur again after you did fresh install of windows? Remember, after fresh install, DO NOT again run any EXEs (software, games) that you had saved/backed up because they may be infected already...
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    Boot issue - Unresponsive Keyboard & Mouse

    This may sound silly, but have you run a RAM memtest? What config RAM do you have? Try BIOS settings to basic 2133mhz and no overclocking. Also try running with only one stick of RAM (try this for each stick you have) and then see if the issue occurs? Any USB settings in the BIOS? Like XHCI...