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102 KM Bike Ride

HOWTO Setup a Plex Media Server (PMS) Appliance on an Ubuntu Server

Description The first of a three part series that guides you through all the steps to create, setup, load and maintain a Plex Media Server (PMS) appliance running on a computer running Ubuntu Server OS. This will result in a low overhead solution that can be run on less demanding computing hardware.  The tutorial makes it very easy to interact with the appliance by allowing owners to access it from the familiarity of their Windows computer. Source of these notes:

20200614: 111km Cycle Ride

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Samsung must do the right thing and provide a remedy regarding faulty Smart TVs

It would be safe to say that the South Korean conglomerate Samsung produces almost anything under the sun. It is present in every market and dominates or leads in most. Many-a-times Samsung gets it right but sometimes it does not. This is one story when Samsung got it wrong and how Samsung is blatantly breaking the consumer protection safeguards aimed to protect customers from this type of behavior. Samsung is producing internet connected Smart TVs that are not able to be updated with functional and security patches. Many of these TVs are under warranty and some are still being sold to date. Various models are impacted by this design flaw although this article will focuses on the NU7xxx series.  Smart TVs come with memory that serves the following purposes:  Store and run Apps such as YouTube, Plex, Twitter, Facebook.  Run security functions that protect TV owners from being hacked, spied upon and having their Personal Data protected at all times.  Provides a place into which Samsun