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Comment Mine is a suggestion... (Score 1) 458

I run mine wide open, and initially had a generic name for my WAP until I noticed some neighbor continuing to connect with a phone or something like that. I finally changed it to getoffmyfuckinwificonnection Havent had any problems with rogue connections since. Whilst scanning for WAPs once, came across one named 'fbi suvaillance Van' I'm sure that'll scare people away!

Comment Find a computer nonprofit (Score 1) 260

Find a nonprofit org to donate to that will rebuild them and give them away to needy skoolkids. That's what I help out with on a weekly basis. The high-end machines are rebuilt and sold to help with costs of rebuilding the older models. People saying a 2006 era machine is useless obviously don't know what they are talking about. This nonprofit is still giving single-core computers away. They will take anything except CRTs and what cannot or will not be used is disassembled and sold to scrappers so nothing goes to waste. A PC does NOT have to be less than a year old to be useful!

Comment NC - Durham (Score 1) 821

Went to vote after work at an elementary school's replica of a one room skoolhouse. Line was short although the classroom was crowded. Only 3 people out front handing out leaflets of which I do not know what they were about. Signed in, cast my votes on the paper ballot, and then fed it into the machine. I was number 1026. Easy peasy.

Comment win95 memories (Score 2, Interesting) 461

I remember all the hype about win95. You could actually buy it on floppies if you didn't have a CD drive or if it was not recognized. I never had too much of a problem installing it, but just about every computer had specific config.sys and autoexec.bat files. I do remember it being rather fragile and could be made to crash pretty easily. I was typically reinstalling win95 about every 6 months as that proved the only way to get consistent good operation from it.

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