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Comment: Simple Issue of Money (Score 1) 879 879

For my smaller enterprise I simply can't pay out to upgrade out machines to 7. We will get Win7 on our next hardware refresh cycle but not until then. As the IT guy I am very careful to monitor for malware, script kiddies and the like. I have however, resigned myself to the fact that if some uber hacker wants to get into my system they will. I have planned for that contingency. I'm not running to Redmond with piles of cash screaming for them to protect me. Cheers
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Cooking With Your USB Ports 188 188

tekgoblin writes "Wow, I would never have thought to try and cook food with the power that a standard USB port provides, but someone did. A standard port provides 5V of power, give or take a little. I am not even sure what it takes to heat a small hotplate, but I am sure it is more than 5V. It looks like the guy tied together around 30 USB cables powered by his PC to power this small hotplate. But believe it or not, it seems to have cooked the meat perfectly."

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