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Old 09-14-2023, 04:49 PM   #1261 (permalink)
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Old 09-14-2023, 05:37 PM   #1262 (permalink)
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In 1984, being relatively poor, I went without a car or telephone for two years to be able to afford a $2500 128K Macintosh. It turned my life around.

My next computer shall be a $100 Raspberry Pi 400, the keyboard model, like an Apple ][.
I was 3 in 1984, but didn't know I was relatively poor. In school I got 1 pair of sneakers every year, and that seemed fine.

My dad socked away $3,000 by 1995 and bought a Pentium 100, 8MB Ram, 1.2 GB HD, 15" color monitor... it was a killer system. I broke it often, fixed it often, and performed upgrades like adding RAM and installing a faster modem.

My career so far has entirely been a result of that. I "knew computers" back when that's all it took to get a job. Was offered my first IT job while having a beer at a bar with someone I had just met.
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Old 09-14-2023, 06:12 PM   #1263 (permalink)
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The Macintosh TV is a personal computer with integrated television capabilities released by Apple Computer in 1993. It was Apple's first attempt at computer-television integration. It shares the external appearance of the Macintosh LC 500 series, but in black.Wikipedia

[cute little hand-held TV remote not shown]

I bought a [14"] Mac TV ($2K new) from a foreign student leaving Uof0 for the summer. $250 IIRC. I hit it with Norton Utilities and in 15 minutes I had her Social Security number (???) and the names of two people who'd done her wrong.

I have a picture of it somewhere that I took that year with my Casio QV-11 (second to market after Apple's digital camera). It's out in the shed behind the carport today.
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I had a utility that I'd use when state of Oregon employees forgot their password. It would attempt to guess via dictionary first, and if it was a common password would take just a few seconds. Else, it would hash it out, and that could take hours.

Back then, a 16 year old kid (me) could just tell someone they are in IT, take thousands of dollars of computer equipment, and leave, with no ID. I would get a carton with $10k RAM modules and go about upgrading workstations. There was more of a trust society back then. A few ruin it for all. Then again, those few also create jobs for Mr. freebeard.
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Pre-OSX, the password was in plain text at a specific offset into the boot blocks (I forget)

OSX obfuscated it.

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8. Normally, Windows store passwords on single computer systems in the registry in a hashed format using the NTLM algorithm. The registry file is located in. C:\windows\system32\config\SAM. This area of the registry has restrictive permissions so that a normal user cannot see the contents of HKLM\SAM deep enough to access the hash.
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OS on a bootable thumb drive gets around that annoying windows password problem. Trick is to set up your bios so people like me can't change boot process.

Used to piss off my office geeks bypassing their security this way.
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3:42 what's interesting about this recent
3:44 cycle is the fact that approximately 6
3:46 000 years ago for some reason Earth
3:48 stopped warming up and stopped melting
3:51 the rest of the ice...
I've been sensitized to what happened 6000 years ago by a Randall Carlson video where he mentioned the Burkle Crater Event.

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Description The feature is located east of Madagascar and west of Western Australia in the southern Indian ocean, adjacent to the SW Indian Ocean Ridge. Its position was determined in 2006 by the Holocene Impact Working Group using prehistoric chevron dune formations in Australia and Madagascar.

The tsunami is one thing, but there was also the euphemistic 'water vapor'. Imagine a cubic mile of water turned to steam that passes Eastward around the Southern Hemisphere, eventually cooling to scalding hot water.
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It had been a while since I'd watched a Thunderf00t video, so I thought I'd watch a new one to see if he still squeals "Weeelll....". Thankfully, no.

The problem is injecting aerosols (I hear the Annunaki used Gold) into the atmosphere much higher than airplanes fly. What occurs to me is a Falcon or Starship custom suborbital 2nd stage. If it went up but not to orbital velocity it would loft much more payload.

A thousand launches of 100 tons each (average) would be 100,000 tons a year.
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A thousand launches of 100 tons each (average) would be 100,000 tons a year.
Might as well Spin Launch at that point. Payloads that aren't sensitive to massive G loads are more efficiently slung terrestrially.

I'm not keen on attenuating sunlight to control temperature on earth, but prefer that as a solution to a dire situation over forcing everyone to become poor, especially unilaterally (AKA pointlessly).

So far, my understanding is that humanity will continue to enjoy a net benefit from further warming until about 2080, at which point further warming will begin to impose a net negative. We're a minimum of 60 years away from attenuating sunlight, if a "solution" ever is needed to be implemented.

My guess is that a drastic solution wouldn't be implemented for a couple hundred years, if one is ever implemented.

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