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    • October 9, 2018 5:54 AM EDT
    • John Caughey said:
      David Maynard said:

      Careful John. I clicked an add for something I was interested in, and for the next month or so most of the adds I saw were for women's underwear.

      Are you complaining or bragging?

      Seems my ads content rotate faster than that, unless I click on them and then they stick around longer ...

       

      I'm being blessed with UGEARS wooden locos, want a link?

      Well.....

    • October 8, 2018 1:44 AM EDT
    • badgering ignored, since you want to be a pain, will reply to tom... trying to explain why https is a good idea to you is counterproductive, all you want to do is fight... you are ignored...

    • October 7, 2018 8:07 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Tom Stephens said:
      Greg Elmassian said:

      The https: does do something for you, it will encrypt your password when you log in. It will stop other things.

       

      If you bypassed the test for the certificate, now that it is back, I suggest you cancel that exception.

       

      Greg

      Greg

      How do I cancel the exception?

      Tom

       

      Greg....Tom has asked you a question that you have left "Unanswered" ?

       

       

      Perhaps you can find the time to answer the man between the many contradictory statements.

       

       

      Honestly LSC was just fine operating as HTTP in my opinion considering the confusion the "S"..... "You Personally" pushed for has created more problems for those that want to share a hobby not code or security. 

      Bump?

    • October 7, 2018 2:44 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Careful John. I clicked an add for something I was interested in, and for the next month or so most of the adds I saw were for women's underwear.

      Are you complaining or bragging?

      Seems my ads content rotate faster than that, unless I click on them and then they stick around longer ...

       

      I'm being blessed with UGEARS wooden locos, want a link?

    • October 7, 2018 7:01 AM EDT
    • Careful John. I clicked an add for something I was interested in, and for the next month or so most of the adds I saw were for women's underwear.

    • October 7, 2018 12:29 AM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      And I do from time time to time Bob. Just so you get a few more cents in the coffers.

       

           Me too. When I have a couple of minutes to spare and it looks like it might be something interesting, I'll click around a little. That's why I was wondering why I get blank spaces now under Ads by Google.

       

    • October 6, 2018 11:40 PM EDT
    • There is no misunderstanding.  My point is, if you care about the password you are sending to this site that much, I would advise you to review your password habits.  Cert or not.

       

    • October 8, 2018 7:36 PM EDT
    • Greg Elmassian said:

      Between Rooster and John, I wonder why I try to help anyone at all sometimes.

       

       

       

       

    • October 8, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
    • For me, the random sign outs seem to happen when I go from device to device.  I'm either on my PC, MacBook, iPad, or iPhone.  That may or may not be the issue here, but the level of security around the logins is pretty opaque, I they do some security around the cookie they set to say youre logged in. If they're doing some kind of comparison to device + cookie, that may be it.

    • October 8, 2018 12:58 PM EDT
    • OK, first we would need the specific browser to help specifically....

       

      In every browser "options" or "preferences" there is a security section:

       

      For example, in FireFox, there is a section on certificates, and that window has a tab on servers, and that is where your exceptions are stored. What you have basically done is "accept" a certificate that is not "traceable".

      https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1081589

       

      The whole thing is that when you use HTTPS:  you are using an encryption scheme that only the server (website) can decode... so when you send data over the internet to this server, it is encrypted. You will see this on EVERY banking site for example.

       

      Part of the process is that you get a "public key" that tells your computer how to encrypt the data you send.

       

      Now, how do you know that this is not bogus, like the Russians or Chinese hacking a site, and grabbing your data? The information sent to you by the server includes a "certificate", just like it sounds, basically an electronic document saying "I'm not lying"... and this certificate has a chain of authentication to prove it is valid. If the certificate is bogus, or expired, your browser tells you.

       

      You can see the "certificate authorities" listed in your browser... all this stuff keeps you pretty safe, i.e. your transactions on the Internet cannot be randomly "sniffed"...

       

      So Bob wisely added this level of security to our site. He has to pay to keep the certificated up to date, but your passwords are secure. Many many people use a common password, or similar for many things. It's just good common sense and protects you.

       

      Thanks again Bob for doing this, likewise I have HTTPS: on my personal site and my personal email... I've had my site hacked once, and it won't happen again.

       

      Greg

    • October 8, 2018 2:08 AM EDT
    • Forrest Scott Wood said:
      Greg Elmassian said:

      if you get signed out while you are on the site, you have a problem locally... are you running multiple copies of a browser?

       

      Okay, but if you get singled out while you are on the site, then what problem do you have and what are you running?

       

       

      OK Greg excuse my humor, I removed it, answer the man.

    • October 8, 2018 1:48 AM EDT
    • Between Rooster and John, I wonder why I try to help anyone at all sometimes.

       

       

    • October 8, 2018 12:33 PM EDT
    • For another post about my railroad remodel I chose pictures I wanted to post and put them in a separate folder.  I then mass loaded them in my Photoshop Elements program and changed the image size of each to 480x640 or 640x480 based on the pictures orientation.  I then uploaded them to LSC and they all posted with the correct orientation.  But for future iPhone photos I'll be sure to choose "Portrait" instead of the default "Photo".

      Richard

    • October 8, 2018 12:18 PM EDT
    • Yep, the "display mode" of the thumbnail does not affect the true orientation of the actual picture file... remember that windows keeps the thumbnail in "thumbs.db" a separate file in the directory.

       

      Greg

    • October 8, 2018 10:59 AM EDT
    • Greg and Joe, yea, the rotate click worked great in the photo file but would snap right back sideways when transferred to FS.  At least that's the way it worked for me with cell phone pictures.  

       

      Bob is also right about the orientation of the phone when taking the picture.

    • October 8, 2018 9:56 AM EDT
    • Greg et al.

      The same rotate command in the right click drop down menu is available in Windows 7 as well (so it is probably there in Windows 8 too).

    • October 8, 2018 1:54 AM EDT
    • I noticed something, at least with win10, when I view a directory with thumbnails... sometimes the thumbnails are rotated, and this view does not seem to be connected to the portrait or landscape orientation of the picture itself when it is displayed.

       

      I noticed some utilities seem to "look" at the orientation of the thumbnail... weird...

       

      so if you view the directory that has the picture in thumbnail mode, see if any thumbnails are oriented incorrectly... notice if you right click on a thumbnail, the is a "rotate right" and a "rotate left" command in the context menu that pops up.

       

      Not sure this is a solution, or your problem, but I have had it affect things sometimes.

       

      Greg

    • October 7, 2018 7:19 PM EDT
    • To any who might be interested I think I may have found a solution...Both pictures were taken with my iPhone moments apart.  The first one was put on the setting of "Portrait" and the second was the default "Photo".  The first loaded correctly as taken and the second loaded with it laying sideways.  I'm thinking this is due to the dimensions of the "Portrait" versus "Photo"...Probably a bit closer to the 480 x 640.  

      I'll play with a few more and load them to see if this stays consistent...it doesn't do anything for the photos already taken, but it does tell me for future shots I may want to post and share to use "Portrait" instead of the standard "Photo".  I don't know about any other phone brands like Samsung, etc because I don't own those...but give it a try and see...

      Thanks,

      Richard

       

    • October 7, 2018 7:19 PM EDT
    • To any who might be interested I think I may have found a solution...Both pictures were taken with my iPhone moments apart.  The first one was put on the setting of "Portrait" and the second was the default "Photo".  The first loaded correctly as taken and the second loaded with it laying sideways.  I'm thinking this due to the dimensions of the "Portrait" versus "Photo"...Probably a bit closer to the 480 x 640.  

      I'll play with a few more and load them to see if this stays consistent...if it does it doesn't do anything for the photos already taken, but it does tell me for future shots I may want to post and share to use "Portrait" instead of the standard "Photo".

      Thanks,

      Richard

       

    • October 7, 2018 3:00 PM EDT
    • A couple of thoughts......

       

      Photo orientation, especially on cell phones, is dependent on the orientation of the phone when th picture is taken. Pictures taken with the phone vertical in the long directions will be taller than wide. Some browsers will automatically display the picture correctly regardless.

       

      When sizing photos in software like Fastone (I use it exclusively), pay attention to the default aspect ratio, that can trip you up as well. One part of the issue is that we are using a forum software that is not intended to be social media for the ignorant where the software fixes everything for us. This isn't Facebook, let's not ask it to be.