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  1. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    After over 25 years working for the state, I have run into similar things many times.....one that comes to mind was the "Mission critical" Dbase iii that we were evll for not transferring to a new XP box
     
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    My first computer was a TI-99a with an analog tape drive and a 300 baud modem. We had an apple 2 at school where we were learning to program in basic.

    The 486dx was the first computer I actually used for something productive. My wife and I were just barely married, both in college, and we bought it on a "no interest for 2 years" deal from a furniture store.

    A few years before that, when I was stationed in Germany, some guys were buying computers. The Amiga seems like it was way ahead of either the apples or PC based computers and a lot of guys had those. Only thing I ever did on one was play Sid Meier's Pirates. :)
     
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    TRS-80 Model 1. Cassette tape drive. 8K RAM.
    Remember being able to push buttons on your touch-tone phone to fake a modem connection?
     
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    In the '80's I had a friend who ran a BBS on his only phone line and there was just enough time to get a call in to his (voice) phone when the BBS reset after a dropped connection. I got to where I could whistle to "connect" at 1200baud very accurately!
     
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    lol. .I forgot all about those. I didn't know people actually bought those. I'm starting to think computers were scarce in the South East USA. I have only seen that type of computer in computer magazines.

    The younger generation just don't know how good they have it with today's tech lol
     
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    Ah, the old Trash 80...

    So funny. Here's something I actually just ran across a few weeks ago while cleaning up my office. I think it's from around 1992 or '93.

    2021_01_22 10_25 AM Office Lens.jpg
     
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    Steve... you really need to clean your office more often... :)
     
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    I'm a bit of a pack rat. :D
     
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    I remember that!
     
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    Hacking someone should be an offense punishable by life in prison with no parole, no computer and no food.

    Easy, peasy, Japaneasy.
     
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    Many people who are good in hacking sometimes find their way into the government employment even if they broke a law. I guess the thought, is "better to have them working for us than against us." I'm not sure where I stand on that. I can see the benefits of using their knowledge to plug the security holes in our systems, but there's a part of me who wants to put them on an island with no tech. I wouldn't even give them a wheel or a knife. Abuse it then lose it.

    I've been hacked before twice now. Once in my personal life and another through a company that I worked for. Both were distasteful. For that person attack that I got, I'm thankful that the year was 1995. But the experience was such an invasion that I pretty much don't trust anything dealing with tech or computers, which is ironic because I work in a tech industry, which hasn't made me want to trust it more.
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    HTTP vs HTTPS

    Main thing, HTTPS is encrypted and HTTP is not
    For the more geeky among us
    HTTP is unsecured while HTTPS is secured.
    HTTP sends data over port 80 while HTTPS uses port 443.
    HTTP operates at application layer, while HTTPS operates at transport layer.
    No SSL certificates are required for HTTP, with HTTPS it is required that you have an SSL certificate and it is signed by a CA.123
     
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