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Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #390 on: January 05, 2015, 07:42:05 PM »
Linux is going to be a ginormous pain in the ass for her.  I'm sure if she gave us a short list of software packages she has to run for work that few or none would run on linux.

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« Reply #391 on: January 05, 2015, 07:44:22 PM »
Linux is going to be a ginormous pain in the ass for her.  I'm sure if she gave us a short list of software packages she has to run for work that few or none would run on linux.
i agree, she should just pull the drive from the old and put it in the new. then reacitvate.

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« Reply #392 on: January 05, 2015, 07:51:23 PM »
sounds like a plan. (Redacted) ... sound good?


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« Reply #393 on: January 05, 2015, 08:26:53 PM »
I keep going back to that, pulling the drive and putting it in the new machine.  Sounds like a plan.  Just wanted to post my concerns here to see if my BellGabbers would think of something I hadn't.


The only thing I didn't know was I'd need to reactivate Windows. 


Thanks for lending your expertise, guys.  Send me a bill.   ;)


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« Reply #394 on: January 05, 2015, 08:48:52 PM »
I keep going back to that, pulling the drive and putting it in the new machine.  Sounds like a plan.  Just wanted to post my concerns here to see if my BellGabbers would think of something I hadn't.


The only thing I didn't know was I'd need to reactivate Windows. 


Thanks for lending your expertise, guys.  Send me a bill.   ;)
here you go :

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« Reply #395 on: January 05, 2015, 09:11:37 PM »

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« Reply #396 on: January 05, 2015, 09:53:10 PM »
These are some great fucking Bills. 

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« Reply #397 on: January 05, 2015, 10:41:27 PM »
I keep going back to that, pulling the drive and putting it in the new machine.  Sounds like a plan.  Just wanted to post my concerns here to see if my BellGabbers would think of something I hadn't.


The only thing I didn't know was I'd need to reactivate Windows. 


Thanks for lending your expertise, guys.  Send me a bill.   ;)

Only thing that pops into my little mind problem wise swapping drives, or cloning may come from...  motherboard driver conflicts.

So... if things are unstable swaping, or cloning that may be the root of it.

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« Reply #398 on: January 05, 2015, 11:06:25 PM »
These are some great fucking Bills.
We're going to get you a red hat and a Speedo

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« Reply #399 on: January 06, 2015, 12:19:22 AM »
We're going to get you a red hat and a Speedo


You know I can rock a red Speedo.

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« Reply #400 on: January 06, 2015, 05:17:13 AM »

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« Reply #401 on: January 06, 2015, 07:30:36 AM »
Thanks for the links to the WINE list - I learned that Cakewalk Sonar X2 runs on it.  X3 can't be far behind.  I may be dumping windows after all.

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« Reply #402 on: January 06, 2015, 07:54:14 AM »
Thanks for the links to the WINE list - I learned that Cakewalk Sonar X2 runs on it.  X3 can't be far behind.  I may be dumping windows after all.

i would dual boot until i was sure that it worked to your satisfaction.

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« Reply #403 on: January 06, 2015, 08:57:40 AM »
I'll have two separate computers.

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« Reply #404 on: January 06, 2015, 02:56:12 PM »
the new $1200 sony walkman

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/5/7493145/new-sony-walkman-zx2-ces-2015

for the price of 2 ipod air 2's (16Gb storage) you too can be the proud owner of this android 4.2 device.

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« Reply #405 on: January 06, 2015, 02:59:55 PM »
fbi: we dont need no stinking warrants
fbi claims they can place stingray devices in public places

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/01/fbi-says-search-warrants-not-needed-to-use-stringrays-in-public-places/

note a sting ray is a fake cell tower designed to catch/record  traffic (calls,text,data) from cell phones.

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« Reply #406 on: January 06, 2015, 03:27:41 PM »
fbi: we dont need no stinking warrants
fbi claims they can place stingray devices in public places

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/01/fbi-says-search-warrants-not-needed-to-use-stringrays-in-public-places/

note a sting ray is a fake cell tower designed to catch/record  traffic (calls,text,data) from cell phones.


I suspected as much was already going on.  I was right.  (That's once in a row.)

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« Reply #407 on: January 06, 2015, 11:23:52 PM »
....  I was right.  (That's once in a row.)

Wow cool you tied my record!

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« Reply #408 on: January 08, 2015, 05:41:51 PM »

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« Reply #409 on: January 08, 2015, 06:02:56 PM »
thnderstrike now has  proof of concept code out there. which means within hours to days of the POC code being released, crackers will make some malicious software. although it could be the NSA already knew.
thunderstrike reprograms the firmware by rebooting the machine with a thunderbolt device (with the code on it) in place, then the computer reads the thunderbolt device before anything else , including BIOS (firmware) passwords,etc , then flashes the malicious code to the  boot rom.
so anyone with access to your macbook can do this in just about a minute (by inserting the thunderbolt device and holding the power button down). ie airports, hotels (maid service), used macs, anywhere where the mac is out of your sight for a minute or so.
additionally it patches the exploit so you cant use it to install a std firmware, for example. this means a motherboard replacement must be done to restore the original firmware.
the POC code can record filevault passwords as they are typed. its not a leap to have it record say, bank passwords to a file to be uploaded somewhere later
there are no know instances in the wild atm, but since this code has been released, it will not be long.

https://trmm.net/Thunderstrike_FAQ

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« Reply #410 on: January 08, 2015, 11:59:39 PM »
From CES 2015, Intel's line of mini-desktops.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/01/hands-on-with-intels-new-mini-desktops-faster-smaller-more-expandable

Not a fan of GPUs on the CPU, and it's $450 for the top tier one.

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« Reply #411 on: January 09, 2015, 07:44:48 PM »

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« Reply #412 on: January 11, 2015, 06:09:13 PM »
Finally got my new baby configured.  Whew.  Fuck Microsoft, I cracked everything.  Mu ha haaaaa haaaaaa.

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« Reply #413 on: January 11, 2015, 06:52:03 PM »
Finally got my new baby configured.  Whew.  Fuck Microsoft, I cracked everything.  Mu ha haaaaa haaaaaa.

now thats the attitude.

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« Reply #414 on: January 13, 2015, 04:02:53 PM »
Prime minister david cameron proposes legislation to let the govt spy on encrypted services

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/13/david-cameron-encrypted-messaging-apps-ban
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30778424

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« Reply #415 on: January 13, 2015, 06:54:46 PM »
domains.google.com is open to anyone now.

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« Reply #416 on: January 13, 2015, 06:59:48 PM »
now thats the attitude.


Gotta get in there and show the computer who's boss!

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« Reply #417 on: January 13, 2015, 07:02:37 PM »

Gotta get in there and show the computer who's boss!

and flip off MS while your at it.

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« Reply #418 on: January 13, 2015, 08:48:45 PM »
Gotta get in there and show the computer who's boss!

I agree, but stilll ... sometimes late at nite, when my machine is spinning it's little hourglass icon for no good reason, or blinking it's hard drive light randomly, or making some annoying buzzing sound from deep within it's electronic self .... I have this little HAL moment, where I wonder if the thing is somehow aware of me, and thinking to itself "I wonder if I do process X what kind of response will I get this time - Will he just gaze blankly, or curse at me and bang on my keyboard, or shake his head and wander off to get another beer?"

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« Reply #419 on: January 13, 2015, 09:09:25 PM »
and flip off MS while your at it.


Wouldn't be showing it who's boss if I didn't.   8)


I agree, but stilll ... sometimes late at nite, when my machine is spinning it's little hourglass icon for no good reason, or blinking it's hard drive light randomly, or making some annoying buzzing sound from deep within it's electronic self .... I have this little HAL moment, where I wonder if the thing is somehow aware of me, and thinking to itself "I wonder if I do process X what kind of response will I get this time - Will he just gaze blankly, or curse at me and bang on my keyboard, or shake his head and wander off to get another beer?"


The old computer has already told the new computer how it is around here.  Pretty sure the new computer is cool though, I caught it downloading a torrent of Nice Dreams this morning.