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WiFi Range 900ft with TP-Link Routers

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2018, I was approached by a tourist living in the neighborhood. He will be living in Canada for six months and he couldn’t get Internet service. The cost of Internet services in the Yukon are very high, and as a tourist he was unable to signup for an account. He offered to pay for everything, however, he didn’t want to invest in proper equipment. The challenge was to get a WiFi single over 900ft, appropriately a quarter of a kilometer away. I told him it was a long shot, however, it hasn’t been tried with modern routers. We were successful.


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How Much Is 5 Gigabytes (GBs) Of Internet Usage?

Did you know, 1 gigabyte of data could equal 1.024 gigabytes. Please check with your service provider if they measure data in decimal or binary units. I will explain how much internet usage 5 gigabytes (GBs) per month provides you.


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The Change of Processor Power in the Past Four Years

The time old question about how much more powerful desktop computer processors have changed in the past few year can be answered. I will take a sample of processors from around 2009/2010 and provide a basic comparison between present day 2014 processors. Note that models and equivalent of each time period is difficult to gauge and can be very subjective, I tried to find fair comparisons. This write up also focuses on the basics and most noticeable changes in technology and trends.


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Can You Encrypt A Flash SWF File

Can you really use a program to secure my Flash SWF files to be protected from online thieves?

No, you cannot truly encrypt your Flash SWF files; if you could do that then it wouldn’t be a Flash file anymore and it will not be executed by Flash Player.

Software that claim to encrypt Flash SWF files do not truly encrypt the file, instead they add additional code to your file and partly encrypt the SWF’s contents. The SWF file can still be decompiled and the encryption scheme can be used to decrypt the contents perfectly.


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