Tag Archives: Internet

I was asked a question on Twitter today. The question was, “Is staying safe online possible?” This is a great question because I increasingly see a sense of apathy in users due to the frequent threats to online safety that are reported. They ask questions such as “If big companies can’t protect themselves, what chance do I have?” or “If identify theft is inevitable, what is the point of protecting oneself?” Let’s look at the question in an Aristotelian manner. We first must establish what staying safe is. Let’s start…

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Skype now allows you to make calls from your PC to phones located inthe US and Canada for free.Here is a link to a guide that allows you to convert a standard cordless phone into a Skype phone. 
I talked to Kobata and he was able to get the NTT (Nihon Telephone and Telegraph) installers to come a little earlier. I got out of work at 1:00 and I am going to head back to the apartment soon. I should be able to barely make it in time. This should allow enough time for me to get to Shin-Osaka station in time to catch the Shinkansen. I can catch one of two trains to Okayama. One is named Nozomi. That is the same name as a friend of…

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NTT will set up my Internet tomorrow at 2:00. I wish they could set it up today. It is going to be tough for me because I have to leave on the Shinkansen tomorrow. If it takes too long, Alexander will watch the rest of it and then lock my room for me. I hope it does not come to that. I will not really be online until Sunday night when I get back from Okayama.
Last night I tried the various wireless networks around my area but I could not get a decent connection all night. I wasted too much time walking from place to place and I finally gave up. I got a letter in the mail saying that NTT (Nihon Telephone and Telegraph) will set up my Internet connection sometime between Thursday and Saturday. I need to be there when they set it up. They asked me to reply with the days listed in order of convenience. I told them that I would…

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I went to the Internet connection meeting last night. It was a long meeting. Here is what is going to happen. NTT (Nihon Telephone and Telegraph) will be installing the connections this month and I might be able to get access by the end of the month. We have to rent the modem and they have to come and check out the PC because they will only make a contract with a person who has a computer that was manufactured by a company that has a service center in Japan.…

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