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Heavyarms55

@klingki That's likely what I will be doing. I just don't like having to use my data for work...

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Woomy_NNYes

@Heavyarms55 Your reaction that your school security is a knee-jerk reaction, could be justified. People do some amazing things

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klingki

@Heavyarms55 Totally with you on that. Until earlier this year, I was on some kind of ancient phone plan that only gave me 2 GB of data per month. Now I've got 100 GB (somehow for less money than the old 2 GB plan), so it's not as big of an issue.

klingki

Heavyarms55

@Woomy_NNYes It is in line with how the BOE generally handles things... Overreaction.

@klingki Goodness how does that work?! 100GB cheaper than 2GB? I've got a pretty nice plan that lets me pay more or less based on usage but that doesn't mean I want to be burning my data on repeatedly downloading and uploading my own work over and over. :/

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klingki

@Heavyarms55 Yeah, that makes total sense considering your payment plan.

I think what happened with me is that I was still using the original phone plan that I signed up for when I first came to Korea like 8 years ago. Since then, prices have come down a bit, especially for data which everyone over here uses a ton of. So I was sort of "grandfathered" into an outdated phone plan that was discontinued, and I didn't even think twice about it until my wife got a new phone and I saw the plans that they were offering her. When I switched my plan and the worker saw what I had been signed up for, she literally laughed at me! I think my 100 GB plan ended up being like $10-15 less per month than my 7-year-old 2 GB plan.

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Heavyarms55

@klingki Oh goodness! I guess I can't really blame a company for letting people pay so much for so little if they don't know better... but like... that's still kinda nasty.

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klingki

@Heavyarms55 Yeah, totally my bad for not looking into it more. And now that I think about it, it's possible that they did send some sort of message to me and I just ignored it due to not understanding Korean well enough. I get a lot of random Korean messages that are just spam, so I don't pay much attention to them. Anyway, lesson learned!

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Atomic77

My iPhone plan is 6GB data a month 35 dollars unlimited talk and text. Total wireless.

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Heavyarms55

@klingki That... I totally understand. I live in Japan and get a lot of spam ads that I just ignore.

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ThanosReXXX

@Heavyarms55 I didn't see the joke when you first posted it. In hindsight, it's okay. I'm not really a Push Square fan, so anything written about it sooner causes annoyance than laughter in me, but that's just personal, and you having to add "this is sarcasm", while that was already blatantly obvious, except for a couple of denser individuals, already ruined the entire comment, if you ask me.

Next time, just close your comment by adding "/s" at the end of it, which (in case you don't know) is shorthand for "end sarcasm". Might help to enlighten certain individuals...

Sorry to hear about your work issues. Having to work under increasingly stricter safety measures is always annoying. The boomer comment, though...

On a side note: I don't know if these are still any good in your particular situation, but you could also look into using proxy servers at work, to still get access to sites that are blocked.

Here's a couple of examples and some info:
https://www.free-proxy.com/
https://www.hidemyass.com/proxy
https://www.lifewire.com/free-anonymous-web-proxy-servers-818058

@rjejr Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you, because either I don't get it/see it, or I simply never saw the movie that you think this Morbius trailer might remind me of. But I am curious now, so please do tell.

@Tyranexx I forgot all about how you already changed your name as well. What was it again?

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Heavyarms55

@ThanosReXXX I mostly added the sarcasm thing because I didn't want more people replying with issues. There are enough fights going on in the comments as it is... In hindsight I shouldn't have bothered trying to make a joke online in 2020 in the first place...

As for the work stuff, my cowork and I were experimenting and we discovered that the work system is self updating based on an algorithm. So I don't expect there to be much, if any, way around it. And I'm not going to go so far as to download programs to try breaking their security. Frankly if they want me to do things for classes now that I can't do on the equipment provided in the time frame they ask, I'm just gonna tell them "No" and to pass it up the food chain. Maybe eventually whatever out of touch boomer in the BOE who made this dumb choice will get the idea - when they start getting complaint after complaint and parents showing up to the PTA meetings and ask why every class is now just plain textbook and black and white, no picture prints. Sucks for the kids, but it's out of my hands for the most part.

I'll still be bringing my own laptop to class when I can, and showing things that way. But only when I make time to prepare things myself, at home. Or when I feel like burning data off of my mobile hotspot at work.

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ThanosReXXX

@Heavyarms55 The proxy server solution isn't something you download or install. It's simply an anonymous gateway in which you can type the original address of the site you want to go to, and neither side can trace it, so your local firewall won't know, and the site you visited won't know either. It's pretty much online invisibility, and what can't be seen, can't be prevented either.

Back in the day, when I was still working as an employee in an office, we used proxy server sites all the time, to access sites that the system admin had blocked or locked out. Worked like a charm every time. Sometimes a bit slow, but it worked nonetheless. However, it's obviously up to you. I just thought I'd offer a suggestion, it's not like you're obligated to use it, I just wanted to help by proposing a possible and quite simple remedy to your predicament.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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rjejr

@ThanosReXXX Not a movie, tv show. The girl in the hospital bed looks like she could even be the same girl.

Someday we'll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

ThanosReXXX

@rjejr American Horror Story then? Not that I've seen any of that after the second season, when I lost interest, but that's the first thing that comes to mind. I don't have a frame of reference concerning the scenes in the trailer and any series, though. So, you'd have to kindly provide a bit more of an explanation...

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rjejr

@ThanosReXXX Since I know you're a guy who likes visual stuff over reading, see if this trailer jogs your memory. It looks like it's shot on the same sets by the same people. Eerily similar if you ask me.

Someday we'll find it
The rainbow connection
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Zuljaras

@ThanosReXXX If you are interested here he is at the semi-final!

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Lastly I need to put clay on his stand and few brushes of liquid clay here and there. And after that it is the painting!

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NEStalgia

@Heavyarms55 Not a boomer, and I also want to go back to the '60s. I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't....we replaced inconvenient systems of life that worked with convenient systems that don't work at all, make us vulnerable to the irreparable destruction of our ability to exist, or both, at the same time!

On one hand I want to say "I love how schools & corporations are equally moronic worldwide!" On the other hand, honestly, it just makes sense. Letting people use their own data storage on internal machines is asking for trouble. Thinking "computer security can be trusted" is kind of 90's retro. Assuming "there is no such thing as computer security" is really the way of the future.

I deal with lots of secure environments and industries that won't be named. The very notion of letting personal data storage inside would lead to riotous laughter. The joy of the internet. It's encouraged us to build stronger virtual prisons....for ourselves while inviting the Barbarians through the gate! And we declare it "better."

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Anti-Matter

@NEStalgia
I prefer 90's era when almost everything was really epic memorable.
The golden age of Western music (both from America and Europe), the fresh ideas from video games, the iconic 90's toys such as Tazos / Flippo, the memorable some of 90's cartoon that we will never get again on this era.

"I wish that I could turn back the clock.
Bring the wheels of time to a stop.
Back to the days when life was so much better." (Turn back the clock - Johnny Hates Jazz)

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ThanosReXXX

@rjejr So, you couldn't just say: "No, not American Horror Story, but The Passage. You know, that highly interesting looking new series that wasn't able to gain enough interest among American viewers, so it was canned after only one season"?

But all kidding aside, you definitely have a point there. I never even saw that trailer. I just jumped into the series, once Fox EU started broadcasting it here.

@Zuljaras Looking good. And yeah, I'm interested. I do prefer to see final results, to see how things end up, but I can always appreciate a "making of" journal...

Anti-Matter wrote:

I prefer 90's era when almost everything was really epic memorable.
The golden age of Western music (both from America and Europe)

The 90's the golden age of Western music? WHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!!
Oh, boy. What's next, I wonder...

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NEStalgia

@Anti-Matter I'd take the 90's as well! Maybe too much like today in some regards, but anything pre-smartphone pre "Web 2.0"/modern internet, I'd gladly take. I was an early adopter and promoter of the computer-driven world back then.....I regret that. I was blinded by the good and missed the looming bad...though, to be fair, what we had then mostly was good, it wasn't until the mid '00s that it started being twisted into what we now have. At least visibly. I'm a proponent of computers, I suppose, but not the internet which I would love to delete from existence, despite that it would mean we would not have our little community here. This is a nice oasis in the morass of the internet, but I'd gladly leave it behind to get some semblance of a properly functioning real world back.

From a US perspective though, I'm not sure I'd rate the 90's as particularly special. It has it's memorable pop culture and such for those that lived during that decade, as every decade does, and of course it's defined by the technological changes during the time that lead to the changes later, but I'd otherwise lump the 90's in with the present in terms of the era it takes place in. I'd say the major turning point eras where you could say you were in a very different era would be (going backward) today through the 90's. The 80's through the 50's. The 40's through the 20's. The 1910's through the mid 1800's. Those "brackets" of time, if you will have very clearly different overall societies between them that the decades in between them aren't as distinct between, without as sharp a transition between way of life. Though, we may have already crossed into a new one. The past 5 years or so seem as though we're in a massively different world than just 6 or 8 years ago.

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