Andrew McGlashan wrote:
> On 8/04/2015 12:08 AM, Russell Coker wrote:
>> At the meeting there was a mention of the fact that we now have a legal
>> precedent for film companies to force ISPs to divulge the names of customers
>> who might have torrented movies.
> This was bound to catch up with iiNet [and other] users....
>> Is there any good anonymous peer to peer software? Something that uses tor
>> hidden services for all communications?
> Much better to just keep to legal and proper downloads, don't you think?
Well of course that goes without saying !
the very idea of owning movies which I haven't paid for;
or even converting DVD's so they are playable outside of brain-dead DVD
(which mostly also seem incapable of playing them);
is abhorrent to my higher moral self.!
I even believe there are some who have copies of that other OS what was
it called .....;
anyway they have not paid for it apparently.
There seems to exist a whole category of software ..shareware ?
where such behaviour is rife.
This software philosophy, what's it called 'open-source' ?;
why it's just encourages such an attitude !
Oh Andrew; how I concur with you regarding the wickedness of the world !
regards Rohan McLeod
Craig Sanders via luv-main wrote:
> "price point" has a very specific meaning in economics, and it's not
> synonym for "price".
Well thanks Craig;
I hadn't even realised that "price point" meant anything;
suggests otherwise, seems like someone trying to make sense of the vagaries,
of market surveys, wonder how they cope when demand goes up with
increasing price ?:-)
This Qube ran as a SE Linux play machine for many years. I took it to many conferences and had it as a challenge machine. The time a guy found a bug in crontab policy that allowed privilege escalation was in that system.
On January 20, 2016 6:34:59 AM GMT+11:00, Sam Varghese via luv-talk <luv-talk(a)luv.asn.au> wrote:
>I have a Cobalt Qube 3  which I have no use for. It is in working
>and has Debian installed on it.
>I have used it as my home server in the past.
>It cannot be updated any further due to the specialised kernel; that
>unless someone hacks something that is usable, something which is
>But for experimentation, it is fine.
>If anyone is interested in taking it, please contact me off-list.
>luv-talk mailing list
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I have a Cobalt Qube 3  which I have no use for. It is in working condition
and has Debian installed on it.
I have used it as my home server in the past.
It cannot be updated any further due to the specialised kernel; that is,
unless someone hacks something that is usable, something which is beyond
But for experimentation, it is fine.
If anyone is interested in taking it, please contact me off-list.
Is anyone in need of more 'vintage' computer gear?
There's a stack of stuff I've got:
* BBC + assorted parts
* 386 and up motherboards
* 486 and up CPUs
* Assorted RAM (FP/EDO and up)
* 2x APC rack mount 700VA UPSs
* Pentium, PPro, P3, P4, Cel D etc. and up computers (one even has a Video Blaster SE100 in it, with the cables)
* Many assorted IO cards (ISA, VLB)
* Labtam X term (might even be able to rustle up an AUI adapter for it)
* Assorted tower cases (AT, ATX)
* 2x Wyse60 serial terminals
* Multiple 10/100 switches (a couple may be managed) of varying sizes (16-24 port I think)
* Multiple WiFi routers with and without modems, one 3G
* Cisco SHDSL modem (dumpster dive)
* 3Com business routers (another dumpster dive)
* HP DL380 (G3 I think)
* IBM xSeries 336
* DLT IV (I think ... VS80?) drive
* Assorted 33.6 and 56K modems
* Parallel port scanner (UMAX Astra 600)
* Assorted CRT displays
* Assorted 3.5" and 5.25" drives
I'm thinking a trip to local eWaste collection point might be in order,
but before turfing stuff, like to see if it'll get another go.
A lot of it's in the "I never got around to using it", or "I haven't
used it in ages" category :)
at my workplace we have a huge collection of (mostly unsorted) e junk (and
a bit of a hoarding habit in the past, it seems).
So I have probably 10 to 20 Intel servers(all from ca. 2007), a dead HP
blade center, and a storage room with old keyboards, ISA cards and more.
The most likely option is recycling, they may contain more valuable metal
than a truck load of Australian soil.
If you have good advice please let me know.
I am afraid most of it is too old to get reused but if you have sentimental
interest in refurbishing the 1st PC you bought a decade earlier.. you are
welcome. Just ask me what you are after.