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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike4 View Post
    Functional and fit for purpose as oppose to having some shiny piece of technology that is soon obsolete and needs constant updates .
    It doesn't matter what it is, if it's connected to the internet and not constantly updated then it's a welcome mat for hackers.
    I suppose that is one good thing about sacc's "gizmo"!

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    I wouldn't necessarily agree with that BobL. I've been playing with computers since around 1980, I don't update, don't use virus software and have absolutely no protection ware on my computers at all. Unfortunately, updates are mostly done automatically, but that's easy, I simply reload and I've never been hacked. I've had a few viruses over the years but they are relatively easy to get rid of. The big annoyances are add on ware, hidden apps that load with other apps you load as freeware, mostly registry cleaners and other such gunk. Easy to get rid of but annoying just the same.

    I remember back in the DOS days, every 5" floppy you got was almost guaranteed to have a virus of some sort.

    My wife uses the computer but is really quite overwhelmed with it, she worries about stuffing it up or shutting down the computer all the time, blah, blah. I say to her, there is nothing you can do to a computer that can't be undone or fixed. Can't get through though: black snake territory!

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    In general I agree with you ! I've not used windows since the W311 and W95 days. I've been a Linux user since about 1992/3.

    I remember back in the DOS days, every 5" floppy you got was almost guaranteed to have a virus of some sort.
    Yes the software suppliers used every trick in the book to prevent anyone copying or reading the code to stop modification. Some weren’t beyond erasing the disc either if you tried.
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    Just so I'm clear on this. This "device" allows somebody to draw on it without power, but if you want to erase it then it requires power but can't otherwise save anything?

    So what's the advantage of this device over a small whiteboard, or even a piece of paper on a piece of corkboard? Other than requiring batteries to erase it ... though I'm not sure that's an advantage?

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    Note taking system, sketching/drawing system, storage system for notes and sketches. To virtue signal my environmental concerns (or more possibly that I'm a tighta---), its all done on the unused side of computer printouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete F View Post
    Just so I'm clear on this. This "device" allows somebody to draw on it without power, but if you want to erase it then it requires power but can't otherwise save anything?

    So what's the advantage of this device over a small whiteboard, or even a piece of paper on a piece of corkboard? Other than requiring batteries to erase it ... though I'm not sure that's an advantage?
    Absolutely none, just a matter of horses for courses. I'm the horse and this is the course I've chosen!

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    Sounds like a piece of paper is more technology advanced than this contraction lol. Ahh the Chinese will try and sell anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sacc51 View Post
    I wouldn't necessarily agree with that BobL. I've been playing with computers since around 1980, I don't update, don't use virus software and have absolutely no protection ware on my computers at all.
    That's the same argument as my "my 95 year old grandmother has smoked every day of her life so there's not the wrong with cigarettes". Your computer may indeed never get hacked in your life time but that does not mean lots of others will not in theirs.

    There's no question that an updated OS is more secure than a non-updated OS. The first thing network security testers do is look for old unpatched/updated machines on a network because hackers share lists of back doors and various methods on older machines.

    Around half the times my "white hat" hacker son breaks into a system its done using un-patched machines - the other half is through the use of default passwords. If all systems used the latest patches and best practice password hygiene is used he would have very little to do. Once he hacked a major corporations network via an unpatched DVD driver on a server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Com_VC View Post
    Sounds like a piece of paper is more technology advanced than this contraction lol. Ahh the Chinese will try and sell anything...
    Yep, the Chinese will sell anything, probably even the paper and pen you use to write on.

    Incidentally, pregnant women usually have contractions!

    Of course if you only use paper and pen, then you woudn't have a contraction with that blasted annoying spelling 'helper'. Did I say helper???

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