so you've just died and some bugger comes along

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by xx, Nov 25, 2004.

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    xx Guest

    and wants to start mucking about with your spare pc,
    the one no one else in the family ever used.
    the one they would never guess the password too.
    the one you knew you could surf the web with and not have to worry
    about exe dialers or blocking web sites to keep mum and the kids

    the one you could have fun with...

    what are they going to find??
    xx, Nov 25, 2004
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    AD. Guest

    No doubt some subversive anti-capitalist liberal left wing pinko commie

    Does anyone have either Joe McCarthy or Patrick Dunfords phone number
    avaiable? They'll know what to do. Someone has to stand up to these

    AD., Nov 25, 2004
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    JedMeister Guest

    This is inane.
    JedMeister, Nov 25, 2004
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    EMB Guest

    After my brother-in-law was killed in a car crash I ended up getting
    into his PC a few months later to set it up so his kids could use it.
    It's a good job he had it fairly well protected - some of the stuff in
    there was certainly not kid suitable, and probably only just legal. It
    certainly changed my view of the person he was!
    EMB, Nov 25, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    A killfile the size of Africa to stop any posts from "The Revd"
    getting through nz.general.
    Rob, Nov 25, 2004
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    BrianM Guest

    must live in Ch-Ch the place is full of 'em
    BrianM, Nov 26, 2004
  7. This sounds and smells suspiciously like a thinly-disguised advertising
    thread for some sort of privacy or encryption software.
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Nov 26, 2004
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    AD. Guest

    So the earlier "getting past a password barrier in linux" thread was part
    of this nefarious scheme also?

    Devious! :)

    AD., Nov 26, 2004
  9. "Close? We're porn buddies."

    "Porn buddies?"

    "Yeah. You see, in the event of Steve's death, the first thing I'll do
    is go straight to his place and remove all the pornography before his
    parents can find it. And he's promised to do the same thing for me.
    That's how close we are."

    "You guys have seriously made arrangements to destroy each other's dirty

    "Who said 'destroy?'"

    ??????? - Jeff explains his friendship with Steve to Susan, "Coupling"

    Roger Johnstone, Invercargill, New Zealand
    No Silicon Heaven? Preposterous! Where would all the calculators go?

    Kryten, from the Red Dwarf episode "The Last Day"
    Roger Johnstone, Nov 26, 2004
  10. I have no idea, Anton. Not having the slightest glimmer of interest in
    linux or any of its half-blood offshoots, I am not folowing that thread.


    - Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because
    they have to say something.
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Nov 26, 2004
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    AD. Guest

    No worries, this thread would've made more sense to someone who had read the
    other one :)

    AD., Nov 26, 2004
  12. Fair comment.


    - How much of what we see is caused by what we expect?
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Nov 26, 2004
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    xx Guest

    yep it was prompted by the earlier thread, i was hoping to highlight
    the point that if there was anything "important" on the second
    computer the bloke would have made someone else in the family aware of
    it, if with nothing more than a casual "our family history database
    is coming along nicely" , or "the domain name & web site update
    information is all on this cd" , else, as was exemplified, no good
    will come from digging about in a dead bloke's memory.

    but at least the password kept her out while he was alive.....
    xx, Nov 26, 2004
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    Alex Axolotl Guest

    Anyone who entrusts their privacy to a computer should be made aware of
    its limitations.
    Alex Axolotl, Nov 26, 2004
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    steve Guest

    Hopefully nothing.

    Anyone with any sense would keep stuff they don't want looked at on CDs in
    encrypted form.

    That includes personal documents, files and correspondence.

    Distributed Computing Projects:
    SETI at Home
    steve, Dec 1, 2004
  16. why on CDs?
    Dave -, Dec 1, 2004
  17. It seems like Thu, 02 Dec 2004 09:56:02 +1300 was when "Dave -
    Because then they're on one physical location that's easy to keep
    track of, and easier to destroy if needed?
    Waylon Kenning, Dec 1, 2004
  18. but if they are important documents, shouldn't you have a backup of them?

    I do see your point about having them in one place, but that also leaves
    a single point of failure, which is hardly ever good thing.
    Dave -, Dec 1, 2004
  19. 2 copies in 2 places ?


    Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals
    dying of nothing.

    -Redd Foxx

    Caution ===== followups may have been changed to relevant groups
    (if there were any)
    Bruce Sinclair, Dec 1, 2004
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