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Security Vulnerabilities On HTC Android Devices

Adam Zweimiller Re:Fix (97 comments)

Rooting is trivial even with a locked bootloader. It's custom ROMs that are difficult with the locked bootloader.

more than 2 years ago
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Security Vulnerabilities On HTC Android Devices

Adam Zweimiller Re:Fix (97 comments)

Unlocking bootloader != Rooting!

more than 2 years ago
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Security Vulnerabilities On HTC Android Devices

Adam Zweimiller Fix (97 comments)

If you are rooted, you can use Titanium Backup to uninstall HTC Loggers or you can manually delete HTCLoggers.apk from /system/app/.

more than 2 years ago
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Solution For College's Bad Network Policy?

Adam Zweimiller My Solution (699 comments)

When I was at the University of SC in 2004, they required you to install the Cisco Clean Access software which checked to make sure you were running the school provided AV and had all your windows updates among other things. I hated the school AV (mcafee) because it constantly had false positives on items on my computer and would delete without prompting. It gave no option to quarantine, ignore, etc...just delete. I noticed that if you didn't have the Cisco Clean Access software installed and tried to browse, you were given a web portal login for your school network credentials, very similar to the actual Cisco Win32 software. After logging in you were prompted to download the Cisco software via the web portal along with McAfee and whatever else. I noticed in the school policy that Mac's and Linux clients were exempt. I booted OpenSuse, was greeted by the same web portal, but when I logged in, it told me I had a 7 day lease rather than telling me to download the Cisco crap. I went back to XP, downloaded User Agent Switcher for Firefox and faked my user agent to linux when logging into the web portal. It told me I had a 7 day lease and I was able to switch back my default FF user agent until I was prompted to login 7 days later. User Agent Switcher lets you save presets in a menu so switching is easy. I don't know if your school is setup the same way but you might want to try it. I was really surprised that with all the money and manpower that my school put into implementing all these policies that it was defeated by a first year student with a simple Firefox extension. Good luck, I really do feel your pain.

more than 5 years ago
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Mac Tax, Dell Tax, HP Tax

Adam Zweimiller Mid-range Apple Notebooks (858 comments)

I did not RTFA but from the summary it sounds like the conclusion is that the Macbook Pro is worth the money or at least comparable to other high end notebooks. That's nice, but it doesn't really offer an explanation as to why Apple hasn't entered the $500-1000 market. I cannot imagine the staggering marketshare they would gain with a laptop that a majority of parents could afford their college bound kid. Anyone got any insights into Apple's complete disinterest in the mid-range notebook market?

more than 5 years ago
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Changes In Store For PHP V6

Adam Zweimiller Is this really news? (368 comments)

I know it's mother's day and all, but there's got to be something somewhat interesting going on in the "nerd" world, right? Just sayin', a week old report on the PHP6 *planned* features isn't exactly frontpage news. It's so boring in fact, I felt the need to reply and bash the post just to alleviate my boredom. Neurotic, eh?

more than 6 years ago

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Adam Zweimiller Adam Zweimiller writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Adam Zweimiller writes "A chap called Cody Brocious from San Diego, California, claims to have created a wrapper for Windows executables so that they can be ran on another operating system, with no prejudice about that operating system. Although this sounds like a fairytale, Cody claims he reverse-engineered the Geometry Shader code, and that users will be able to run Windows games intended on the Mac OS X on x86-based Macinteltoshes as well as Linux. If this project bears fruit, it will make Vista much less of a "requirement" for hardcore gamers."
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Adam Zweimiller Adam Zweimiller writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Adam Zweimiller writes "BetaNews is reporting that Windows Vista has been released to manufacturing. According to the article, "Windows head Jim Allchin has herladed the arrival of Windows Vista. Microsoft said Wednesday that it has released the next-generation operating system to manufacturing, capping a more than five-year development effort. Volume license customers will get their hands on the final release — build number 6000 — this month, while the public launch of Vista is scheduled for January 30, 2007.""

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