The TRS-80 model 2, 12 and 16 used 8 inch floppies.
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What is the problem with getting it installed before he moved in? I had to pay for termite inspection for a house I bought since I wasn't about to trust anyone else. If I hadn't spotted a radio tower I could link to, I would have had DSL installed in the house before I moved in. The costs of pulling out out of a DSL contract are much cheaper than trying to cope with a house in an area where you can't get connectivity.
The OID concept does fix a common problem. Take a typical CRM database where you have customer account and a ship to address. At some point, the ship to address for a customer gets updated to their new office yet someone wants to check where an old order was shipped to and the programmer didn't think of it so now reprinting the old invoices show the new address. It is amazing how many times I've seen that type of problem cause massive issues in data integrity.
Mine was free then. I did a dictionary search against whois and abnormal was free. I just knew I had to have it. That was close to 20 years ago.
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ECC might be able to help the attack. If you know the state of memory and the associated ECC values you would like and can calculate a designed bit pattern with the same ECC that meets the requirements, you may be able to get the ECC hardware to flip the bit for you as you hammer bits that don't matter as much.
Hammering memory to induce writes where they shouldn't happen has been done for decades. It was used back in the days when you needed high voltages to do writes in eeproms when people found out that you could use a 5V write power supply and sometimes get bits to change if you tried enough times.. Related techniques have been used with bubble memory and iron core as well.
A friend's boss saw him talking to a valve actuator using a tapping device and told him to talk to the patent lawyer about the invention. The "invention" was using a single wire to talk to something inside containment areas where drilling holes was a bad thing so wires could cost about a million a conductor. The resulting patent application didn't have that bit in it. It did have the use of a single wire for sending code using a keying device to another device. He ended up with a patent for using Morse code complete with encoding and everything else that was invented long ago. The bit about using the old technology in a unique way was missing.
There is an old test known as the Schneider Index which was used by the US Navy for divers and pilots in the 1940s. An old movie called "Dive Bomber" shows details of how the test was done at the time. The test ended the flying careers for many pilots at the time if their score decreased much. It turns out that the guys who did best in the test were the ones most likely to pass out on dive bombing runs. The Schneider Index uses reclining heart rate, blood pressure with standing and then rapid activity for about 30 seconds and then factoring in increase in pulse, BP and the time to return to normal.
There is enough flash and ram to run Linux on the controller. I've seen it done at Ruxcon/Breakpoint where the hard drive booted up to the point where it couldn't find a root disk to mount.
It is trivial to make firmware that watches for things like
I've seen the baseball diamonds near my house used exactly twice. Once involved using it for fireworks. It was built around the time of the 1964 olympics like nearly every baseball diamond in the country.
When a bat is going to cost you $300 and a full uniform and gear to play on a team is close to a $1000, there isn't much demand. The Melbourne girls baseball teams positions are more about forfeits than wins.
I don't know why the local baseball teams need such formal rules with such official imported uniforms. What ever happened to wearing a shirt the right colour?
That was true before the days of disposable servers. Today, when it breaks, drop it from the pool of working systems. The HVAC is on a lease contract which makes them far more reliable as the manufacture no longer gets s cut by selling parts that used to be used for maintenance. The same is true with power systems but the electrical wiring is massively overbuilt between the stuff under contract and the racks. I have a rack in a recently built data center and they have an electrician on site less often than some small companies I work with.
Some people have been using port knocking to allow remote admin yet cut down on the ssh bots trying to login.
It would be trivial to do the same in a cgi where if your ip address is 22.214.171.124 you have to hit
The problem is modern operating systems have taken on too much of the operating environment role leading to excessive complexity. Our modern opening systems are hypervisors like like xen or vmware. The OS has become a mess of other things that aren't related to security and suability of a system. The Operating Environment is where the rapid changes and R&D should be so features can progress and mistakes can be quickly removed.
Someone used to collect videos of politicians singing Happy Birthdays in places where they are legally required to pay royalties but I don't remember who it was.
We need keys and host passwords checked as authentication types without having to revert to PAM hackery. Just how many systems have been exploited because some root process found a way to read some