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PrometheusEDI : (20 May 2017 - 01:18 PM)

well, this is certainly a throwback :) hi guys... hope I'm not persona non-grata around here :/

bergsteiger : (20 May 2017 - 02:06 PM)

Thanks for the toon last night Tempus and golfcrazy. Lot of fun!

Villid : (20 May 2017 - 04:00 PM)

Anyone ever have their wife tell them to not let the kids wreck one particular thing, and thats the one thing the kids go out of their way to wreck???

PrometheusEDI : (20 May 2017 - 04:07 PM)

yes sir. happens almost daily around here

joey791 : (20 May 2017 - 09:14 PM)

Welcome to the forums Xakkalikov :)

Xakkalikov : (20 May 2017 - 09:14 PM)

Thanks :)

bergsteiger : (21 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Some great toons yesterday--Xperiment, Roguewar, Nieve, xtc, and Geek Verve!

joey791 : (21 May 2017 - 03:42 PM)

Welcome to the forums Dented :)

xJediDadx : (21 May 2017 - 08:40 PM)

Welcome Xakkalikov and Dented. Glad to have you both on board. The SWGoH section is down towards the bottom and we have our own Discord server too. discord.me/dho

xJediDadx : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

and that discord link is for anyone else who wants to join. :) Would love to have more Dads on there to liven the place up.

xJediDadx : (21 May 2017 - 08:47 PM)

It's mobile friendly, has a website version and a PC program so it's easy to get to

Xakkalikov : (22 May 2017 - 03:52 PM)

Looking at it now xJedi- thanks!

xJediDadx : (22 May 2017 - 04:03 PM)

Welcome. I just replied back to your PM so you should be good to go now for discord

Nismo2016 : (23 May 2017 - 08:50 AM)

RIP Sir Roger Moore...

Bubba187 : (23 May 2017 - 09:29 AM)


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xJediDadx : (23 May 2017 - 11:25 AM)

Lost to cancer

xJediDadx : (23 May 2017 - 11:25 AM)

he was 89 though

xtc4 : (23 May 2017 - 03:42 PM)

So WG put out a statement that seems to put the SirFoch brouhaha to rest: http://forum.worldof...#entry11007272. It's fine, but the only reason that the controversy had legs is because of the underlying tank-balance problems and the pay-to-win direction of the game.

Archaic : (23 May 2017 - 06:38 PM)

well, threatening the livelihood of your main source of advertising probably contributed a little also. But yeah, the premiums are getting silly.


Need advice - parental control for screen time

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#1 xtc4


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:26 AM

Forgive me: I am stupid about computers. I have been researching parental controls on my own and can't find anything simple enough for me to understand and cheap (preferably free!). So I got that excuse out of the way.


I'd like to limit my daughter to a couple of hours of screen time per day. I'd much rather do this with a program that keeps track of her screen time, rather than through a set schedule. She uses both an ipad and a pc laptop, and I'd like to limit both.


For the laptop, I've been using the parental control through McAfee. But it doesn't work well because (1) it only applies to the laptop, not the ipad; (2) it doesn't keep track of screen time, but requires me to set and constantly change the schedule; (3) it is prone to glitches (e.g., it may let her go beyond the schedule if the computer has not been restarted in a while).


I thought that I would find something really simple and cheap to limit screen time. But I am just not finding it. Help. Thanks guys.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:17 AM

Try here:http://www.toptenrev...ntrol-software/


Looks like it would be a software purchase...


I know for tablets and smartphone apps are a plenty...


Here are some just for the browsers...http://www.makeuseof...ne-screen-time/


Good luck and keep us posted.I try to limit O's time on the devices. She got hooked on them from all the stays at the hospital and time away from school... but now that the weather is better we are slowly weaning her off.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:21 AM

If you are up for a hardware purchase, there is Luma. https://lumahome.com/


It is billed as surround wifi, so it amplifies the signal around your house. But it has 2 parental controls that I like. Each device that is on the network is tracked and can be assigned to a person. The person has limits of "internet" time that can be set. So if you only want your child to have 2 hours a day, it disconnects from the internet after 2 hours of use. Luma can also limit the hours that the internet is available. So for my oldest son, his internet turns off at 10pm then starts back up at 7am. So he knows not to start a game on his Xbox a couple of minutes before 10. 


There are some flaws to it though. When they go over the time limit, it doesn't turn off the device so they can still use the device for games/apps that don't use the internet. But most of the stuff they do is on the internet so it does work in that sense. Also, my son will use his data for his cell phone in the off hours. But that means he is using his data which he knows not to go over. 


Oh, and you can tun off the internet at any time from anywhere for any person or any device via the app. Which can be fun and cruel. 


I got mine for about $300. So it does cost a bit, however, I don't have to rent the modem or pay for "home wifi" from Time Warner. So it will pay for itself after a couple years. 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

My grandpa's method was simple. If the sun was out, he kicked me out of the house and said go play (well there may have been plenty of chores involved too, but you get the picture).

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