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  1. There are several apps used for 2FA. Authy is one and Google Authenticate. He must be referring to the Yubikey a USB 2FA device. Note of warning. Two Factor Authentication (2FA) using SMS text messages can be bypassed by criminals using social engineering against your cell phone provider to do a SIMM swap where they take over your phone number. So using Authy, Google Authenticate or a Yubikey is a great deal more secure if your financial institution supports them.
  2. There are areas of the Philippines which practiced tattooing in the past. This article is from 2009 but Whang-Od is still alive at the age of 104. https://www.larskrutak.com/the-last-kalinga-tattoo-artist-of-the-philippines/ PERPETUALLY SHROUDED IN MIST, the Kalinga village of Buscalan sits high up in the Cordillera Mountains of northern Luzon, Philippines. Although all of the tattooed warriors are now gone, the village is teeming with tattooed elderly women that wear the artistry of the last Kalinga tattoo artist: 89-year-old Whang-Od who learned the art of batok (tattoo) from her father.
  3. There are services like Park My Phone which will keep your number active and give you access to text and voice messages sent to the phone number. You can port your US phone number to their service. Of course, there is a monthly fee for this. And to gain access to your SMS or voice mail's you will need internet access.
  4. I have been a member of this forum for 10 years. I am never one to complain and won't make the claim that I have never complained in private, but can't recall anytime when I did. Perhaps I did complain privately about Americano. I know that I did put him on ignore. And I have done that with a few other accounts over 10 years. Who are these members who complain privately? Do they frequently complain? Why can't they just put someone on ignore? In general the forum mods have done a good job of keeping the spammers, scammers and real trolls off of the forum. Thanks. I don't consider the posts of GS as being those of a troll. He generally is civil, informative and interested in discussing an issue. And he continues to do so even when other members have not been as civil to him as he has been to them.
  5. Sell it now! We are considering doing just that. There is another state we want to relocate to which does not have state income taxes. But first I want to complete the unfinished walkout basement to generate some additional sweat equity. Plus we need to unload alot of stuff online or at a garage sale so we don't have to move as much junk. Ok, now back to finishing the drop ceiling in the laundry room.
  6. I don't know anything about prices in the Philippines. But where I live in the US midwest my home estimated selling price according to the internet is up 30% in the last 18 months.
  7. The big question regarding Evergrande is whether this will impact only the chinese construction/real estate business, the overall chinese economy or whether the fallout from this will bleed over into impacting the world economy.
  8. Here is a picture of my wife's prized dwarf calamansi. Picked this up in 2021 and it has been replanted once in a larger pot.
  9. Starlink will not need the overseas cable/fiber. Your outbound traffic goes direct to the satellites. I was at a camping festival for several weeks this spring in the northern US. Someone had starlink setup they would share for a fee. Very fast, like fiber fast. But you can still get brief dropouts because only a small fraction of the orbiting satellite constellation have been put in orbit. The satellites orbit in low earth orbit. So it is kind of like you are driving past cell towers where your signal switches from one tower to another as you drive. Being in LEO is what allows Starlink to have such low latency. Having thousands of satellites in the system is what will allow for millions of subscribers.
  10. No idea. The tag that came with it is long gone. It is small, no more than 2 feet in diameter in any direction. It currently has 3 - 4 dozen fruit on it.
  11. 2 years ago my wife found a small calamansi at the garden center at walmart. That is her prized plant and for being so small provides many fruit. Of course during the winter it is a small decorative plant in our living room.
  12. To answer your question, discrimination or new normal. The answer is BOTH sadly. I feel fortunate that I have resided in a US midwest state with a reasonable response to COVID during the last 18 months. We have been able to conduct a much more normal life during that time than those in many other countries, states or big cities. Even considering the fact the state where I reside was considered an early hot spot for delta.
  13. Update. Little Dylan is 4 weeks old now and it has been a week since his open heart surgery. Finally, after 4 weeks in ICU he has recovered well enough so he can be moved into the general ward to be with his mother. Up to this point the hospital bills are around 2M pesos. I don't know if that is before or after the Philhealth discount. They will be getting some assistance from the home province where my wife's family is from and from DSW.
  14. You can't fix stupid. These are probably the same people who do the tide pod challenge. When taking any medication you need the proper dose for you based on your weight, etc. This doesn't reflect on whether ivermectin can be a treatment for covid if prescribed correctly, just how stupid some people can be.
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