[NBLUG/talk] Mouse Server

Nat W. calvin166 at pseudoweb.net
Thu Jun 1 17:32:20 PDT 2006

Heh, a lot of good ideas, I think I might be going with the low end Mac mini
and some external enclosures, but I'm going to read around those sites you

Software security is pretty easy to advert; the Kensington lock though is a
joke. http://toool.nl/index-eng.php did the picking with a toilet paper roll
and made a video about it: http://www.toool.nl/kensington623.wmv 

Though I must say that a cable will slow someone down, plus many common
thieves won't bother to take care of common software security, they just
want to pick it up and walk away. It's the same concept as neighborhood

Anyway thanks for the links guys, does anyone have a specific recommendation
for an external case, just curious.


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From: talk-bounces at nblug.org [mailto:talk-bounces at nblug.org] On Behalf Of
Lincoln Peters
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 12:00 PM
To: General NBLUG chatter about anything Linux, answers to questions,etc.
Subject: Re: [NBLUG/talk] Mouse Server

Troy Arnold wrote:
> One last word of advice: living in a college dorm, you better epoxy
> that machine to your desk, or wrap it in chains...

If that's a problem, then maybe a gigantic tower wouldn't be so bad 
after all...

Come to think of it, I seem to remember that the later PowerBooks and 
the new MacBooks have a sudden motion sensor (used to park the hard disk 
in case of a sudden drop) that can be accessed via a generic API.  I 
seem to remember reading somewhere (can't remember exactly where) that 
someone used that sensor to create a burglar alarm.  I think you can 
even arm and disarm the burglar alarm using the included remote control, 
although it probably doesn't amount to much more than security through 
obscurity (anyone with an Apple Remote could disable the alarm, unless 
there was a specific key sequence required).

Lincoln Peters
<sampln at sbcglobal.net>

COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler one expects from
a corporation whose president codes in octal.
		-- J. N. Gray

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