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i presented something like this before
i had an old ti99 computer and asked the a/v department to bring me a t.v.
i hooked it all up and ran a few programs for them that drew shapes on the screen
might take a while if you want pretty colorful graphics but kids will understand the concept of:
lots of gibberish (code) = fun stuff!
if you are in the neighbourhood (vancouver, bc) and want my opinion or a job then send your resume to:
spanish language not required but a definitive asset
0100 = 4 = D (fourth letter in alphabet)
1001 = 9 = J
His first and last initial, but don't see what the M C are for...
1101 = 13 = M
0011 = 3 = C
The pattern repeats itself in reverse after the 17th digit:
1100 1011 1001 0010 1 0100 1001 1101 0011
just because something is closed source does not mean that the developers are incompetent. you are forgetting that the people working at microsoft are no different that you and me. the only difference is that the corporation has decided that it would like to have absolute control over the development direction of the product.
everything has its pros and cons; the open source community although having a more socialistic approach to software development will see its followers splintered and separate much like the church did over a difference of opinion - in computer software terms i think that's called a fork.
as this may be the case for consumer level notebooks this is not true specifically for hp business class notebooks (to this day we receive a kit with windows xp professional downgrade as well as the media for the currently shipping operating system - in this case windows 7 professional).
usually giving the support department a call we can come out triumphant by having a factory burned media kit shipped to us free of charge (we usually explain to the support rep that other vendors do it and that we believe _fill in the blank_ should too)
here is a quick tally of our results:
- hp business notebooks include the media in the box nearly all the time
- dell is good about shipping media for the operating system that was purchased (unless you paid for the downgrade right option dont bother asking for xp media)
- apple we found would also ship media
- fujitsu will also provide media but is a little hesitant, you have to talk them into it and even threaten to return the notebook
- lenovo won't provide media at all
some background on our lenovo experience:
we bought two lenovo notebooks (through the channel / not directly from the company). the notebooks were a x200-tablet for $1800 and a w510 notebook. the x200 came with both w7p and xpp as it advertised that downgrade rights were included (since when was this the choice of the manufacturer anyway?). the other notebook the w510 which was much did not come with any media whatsoever.
given the cost of producing media all manufacturers should include media...
We used to believe that the ToughBooks were the end all be all of ruggedized computers; that is until the day someone actually managed to break one!
If you read the warranty statement from Panasonic you will see the following under Section 3 - Limited Warranty Exclusions
"Failures which result from alteration, accident, misuse, introduction of liquid or other foreign matter into the unit, abuse, neglect, installation, maladjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance or modification, use not in accordance with product use instructions"
That means that if your coffee somehow spills on the laptop and fries the motherboard Panasonic will not repair it under warranty!
On the other hand if you purchase a Dell or an HP ruggedized notebook with the accidental damage protection the notebook will be repaired with no questions asked.
Considering the cost of the Panasonic ToughBooks, I would take a Dell XFR + CompleteCare any day!
Besides, regardless of what notebook you own, if you roll over it with your vehicle (by accident) and it happens to break, would you not rather be covered?
ah, vice grips and mechanical punch machines: all are very large, noisy, and expensive.
try simply opening the drive and putting some sand in there. turn the drive back on for a few minutes and voila you have hard drive puree.
much more affordable, smaller footprint, and assured destruction!
just send royalties back to me if you use my method
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one of our clients web hosting company was the victim of a similar attack. we were able to trace the attack back to an extremely out of date version of PHP.
check the versions of the software your web hosting company is running.
there is no reason for why you can't introduce a work out into your every day routine. for example, we installed a metal pipe (2" diameter) between two shelving units / racks at the office and resort to doing chin-ups and dropping to the floor for sit-ups, push-ups and for cardio one of the guys has resorted to walking up the stairs rather than taking the elevator.
surely you can find a way to introduce exercise into your routine.
just remember to stay hydrated
stay fit and have fun!
Security risk or not, most email programs Microsoft has put out already block potentially harmful files by blocking them from been executed by an uncanny user.
Having said that, why bother using double extension? If you are already hiding file extensions what is to stop you from creating an EXE file with the icon for a word document? That would avoid the mysterious trailing ".doc" on the file - oh no lock up your daughters and your wives!
I'm for having a good anti-virus program and educating users.
The real problem with Windows is that most users have administrator rights over their machine. Something which I.T. is completely at fault for not training users how on the safe way of operating a computer.
In Linux there is "sudo", in OSX the user is prompted for credentials when installing an application or changing the "locked" status on a control panel applet. In Windows the option is to use the "run as" option in the context menu. Something which we as computer geeks have failed to communicate and educate computer users.
Most of the time a computer has a problem with malware it is due to a problem with "layer 8" not having been trained properly.
Secunia keeps track of vulnerabilities in over 20,000 different software applications and operating systems. I would start there when comparing the relative security of an application - which I would not rate simply by whether it is closed or open source but by whether it is maintained, the severity of the vulnerabilities, and how many issues are outstanding.
To communicate is the beginning of understanding. -- AT&T