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  1. USENET. Ah, yes, the earliest form of social media. There was a notorious murder trial happening in Toronto in 1994 which had a media ban. I was on USENET reading first-hand accounts from spectators, commentaries, etc surrounding the particulars.
  2. I remember when I was a philosophy undergrad at McGill in 1993 we had to apply to the Computer Science Department to get an e-mail account. By doing that allowed one to use a modem to dial-in to their SLIP modem-bank to get an Internet connection. I had to use a DOS and then Windows 3.1 terminal emulator to check my e-mail. Then I would then browse their WAIS for links to information. I might then use Veronica and Gopher to search for and download files from FTP servers. It all seems so arcane now. Sometime in 1994 I read an article in WIRED magazine about something called the World Wide Web and this amazing piece of software called Mosaic. When I returned to school in the fall I went back to the computer science department and asked them how do I get on the World Wide Web. They quite happily gave me a floppy diskette with some software called SPRY AirMosaic. It installed something called a TCP/IP stack into my Windows 3.1 system and a web browser that was a re-branded Mosaic. At that point I knew CompuServe was doomed. I also realized my two year-old 386-DX wasn't gonna cut it so I started looking for deals on a 486 and started my foray into building my own systems for the next 15 years.
  3. I feel old. I was cleaning out my pre-production room today and came across some Pentium III boards. Coincidentally, a first-year hardware course was running so I handed one off to the instructor to show his students the pinnacle of computer hardware from 25 years ago!
  4. Nice to be back. Been pretty busy at work these days and then I go home and read and stay away from forums. Anyway, I have more free time now so I'll try and pop in here a bit more.
  5. Servers also refer to the software that does the serving. That's why a general-purpose desktop computer running IIS or Apache is also a web server. As Eric pointed out, any computer device that offers some service is a server. Anyone that asks for something from the server is the client.
  6. Is it true that the printer and alarm system have those MAC addresses then? Not sure why they are what I see there. Have you checked the DHCP leases on the DHCP server to see if it handed out those IPs to those MAC addresses?
  7. Run the command arp -a and match the MAC address to the physical device; the only way to visually confirm.
  8. I've had a YubiKey for a decade now. I just bought the latest version with newer 2FA support. I believe they have an NFC version of the YubiKey for phones and tablets (not for iOS, though). I used to use it with OpenID and had my personal website be the authenticator of my identity. That was a cool setup. Unfortunately, almost nobody uses OpenID
  9. I may have a few XP virtual machines running at work as network penetration testing targets for our computer security investigation students.
  10. I like using ssh reverse forwarding to setup a tunnel so I can RDP into a Windows host.
  11. I have a couple of Leap 42.3 VMs running in my data centre for use as jump boxes. It seems to be the only Linux distro that I was able to run the virtual console of a Dell server with iDRAC 8 management. It requires Java and Ubuntu and Debian's implementation required too many hacks. Also, VNC seems to work better on it than other distros except Leap 15 has issues in VNC that I haven't been able to fix yet.
  12. I wouldn't worry too much about refurbished items; many computers manufactured these days have very long life-spans. At work we have Dells over a decade old that still work fine. The only component that will fail before the motherboard is often the CPU fan, hard disk drive or power supply, and all easily replaceable.
  13. Don't forget that you can use a couple of free Microsoft tools: WinPE and DISM: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/capture-images-of-hard-disk-partitions-using-dism WinPE can be gotten by installing the latest Assessment and Deployment Kit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install DISM can be used to restore an image too.
  14. I was reading a prediction that we may see a developer shift from Windows and MacOS to Linux because of Canonical's shift to GNOME in the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I find that rather optimistic but you never can tell. The argument being that GNOME has won the Linux window manager, hence desktop war, and KDE is doomed.
  15. I've tested the Kali Raspberry Pi build with a small TFT touchscreen attached. The 3.5" screen from Adafruit is too small to make it really useable, but the Official 7" touch screen works nicely. The problem with touchscreens is you still need a keyboard for using the terminal. The suggested Linux virtual keyboards leave a lot to be desired from my usage. Perhaps they've improved in the last couple of years since I've used them. It might makea nice portable pentesting tool if that problem was solved for me.. We use it in our labs to teach students pentesting and security. And it looks cool when used in the TV series Mr. Robot.
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