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Orders of magnitude change in storage

coryboehne Hard Drive (3 comments)

First was a 500 MB WD. Last was 500GB WD.

Three orders of magnitude larger. 1000x the size.

more than 5 years ago
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Hacker Destroys Avsim.com, Along With Its Backups

coryboehne Re:This should be a lesson... (780 comments)

It's actually very difficult to truly destroy data, especially remotely. There is actually a reason the DoD spec. requires physical destruction of the media.

Unless you have overwritten the area on the physical disk that contained the data, multiple times, the data can still be recovered.

The article doesn't lead me to believe that he's tried very hard to get this data back.. Maybe somebody (not me) who cares about this resource, should offer an attempt at data recovery.. Just be sure to hurry, before they do something that will ensure you cannot recover the data.

I've recovered data off of formatted HDD's, off of corrupted file systems, off of compact flash cards and other media (Really useful if you want to keep those photo's that someone thought was deleted, be aware of this people).

It's amazing how most people seem to think deleted means gone.

more than 5 years ago
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Daydreaming Is Really Complex Problem-Solving

coryboehne Re:Huh? What? WHAT THE HELL! (138 comments)

Talk about sleeping on the job... I didn't even post this in the right story...

Did you say something?

About right..

However, I wonder if the author has looked into writing books for academic purposes...

Anyone who has a degree knows just how much money is made on textbooks, and the frequency with which they are replaced and updated.

If I was a writer looking to make a living at it, especially in a vertical field, I would seriously consider writing university level textbooks.

more than 5 years ago
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Daydreaming Is Really Complex Problem-Solving

coryboehne Re:Huh? What? (138 comments)

Did you say something?

About right..

However, I wonder if the author has looked into writing books for academic purposes...

Anyone who has a degree knows just how much money is made on textbooks, and the frequency with which they are replaced and updated.

If I was a writer looking to make a living at it, especially in a vertical field, I would seriously consider writing university level textbooks.

more than 5 years ago
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Flash Drive Roundup

coryboehne Re:Abuse of moderation (311 comments)

Come on mods.... this was TRULY funny... I laughed in the middle of a meeting!

Is it bad that I'm somehow slightly pleased that I indirectly caused you to laugh in the middle of a meeting????

more than 5 years ago
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Flash Drive Roundup

coryboehne Re:Abuse of moderation (311 comments)

Crayons = wax. As a dad I can tell you when a crayon goes through the dryer it is carnage, so if your memory stick threat model includes going through the wash, I would avoid wax.

LOL- No kids.. Didn't think about the crayon factor..

more than 5 years ago
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Flash Drive Roundup

coryboehne Re:Abuse of moderation (311 comments)

Try alcohol rather than water for washing. It is best if you can get 100% alcohol which may be available from your drug store if you ask for it. It dries quickly and thoroughly with ease whereas water tends to hide and remain moist.

For this application, de-natured alcohol would be a fine product. You can find it at any home construction supply house, and it'll be much cheaper per volume unit than medical grade alcohol.

more than 5 years ago
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Flash Drive Roundup

coryboehne Re:Abuse of moderation (311 comments)

As an amateur diver, I do NOT recommend gluing your O-ring. These things lose their suppleness and crack, rendering them ineffective.

Make sure the groove is very smooth to prevent nicking the ring, insert the o-ring in it and lube the ring once in a while (once a year should be more than enough) with silicone grease.

As for Epoxy: it should do the job in a pinch, but I would recommend looking at some silicone gelly like Olympus uses for it's Tough cameras. More flexibility = less cracking = less possibility of water seeping to the board. Most USB keys get flexed often in pockets, etc.

Hey, I know it's overkill for a 10$ trinket, but if you gotta do it, you gotta do it in style.

Honestly, at some level, wax would really do just fine too... Easier to work with, and could actually serve as the 0-ring too... (just fill the cap and empty out the central area (so as to not wax up the connector.)

more than 5 years ago
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Flash Drive Roundup

coryboehne Re:Abuse of moderation (311 comments)

All you want is waterproof?

USB drives are super cool like that. (No moving parts!)

All you need is a little 2-part epoxy.

Take apart your flash drive (any!) and simply coat the green / black components with as much epoxy as you can stuff into it's exterior shell..

Now, the cap, buy a thin o-ring from your local hardware store, using a knife or dremel, cut a very narrow groove around the inside of your cap. Carefully use epoxy (sparingly here!) to secure the o-ring..

This might not be 100% water proof, but I'm pretty sure it would be very water resistant.

-Cheers,
Cory!

more than 5 years ago
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MS Unified Communications for Small Businesses?

coryboehne Re:Intermedia - First in hosted OCS (4 comments)

Very well done!

I'm waiting on a call from Broadsoft.. Intermedia answered right away, very friendly and helpful. Apparently the terms "Unified Communications" and "Office Communications" are synonymous.

I'd still love to hear some user experinces with this software solution. Have you used it? Do you love it, hate it?

Thanks to CheifRED and adoyle!

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

coryboehne Re:Spoke with Police Dept. (1232 comments)

Not necessarily more accurate, just more, use it to decide for yourself what's true.

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

coryboehne Re:Spoke with Police Dept. (1232 comments)

Nope.. Just ref'd me to their media department.

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

coryboehne Re:Spoke with Police Dept. (1232 comments)

They wouldn't comment... Give their media department a call, see what they have to say. I'm pretty sure that law of slashdotting phones states that "The delay of their response will be inversely equal to the intensity of incoming phone calls"

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

coryboehne Re:For taking a picture? (1232 comments)

It looks more like being arrested for mouthing off to the cops. Tact not a strong point?

Maybe, maybe not... Yet, it's still not illegal to be a jerk. You CAN commit crimes WHILE being a jerk, but being a jerk simply isn't a crime.

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

coryboehne Re:But did they press charges? (1232 comments)

....Unless the US is in a state of declared war. Then you cannot photograph any military or government facilities or installations.

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

coryboehne Spoke with Police Dept. (1232 comments)

The on duty desk officer assured me that it did not happen today, it was a few days ago. The officer is employed there. And he also assured me that the facts as they were being presented were inaccurate.. However, you can call their media unit at (206) 684-5520 for more information.

By the way, they're getting slashdotted!

more than 5 years ago
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Digital Camera Memory Card With Wi-Fi

coryboehne Re:Would I buy? No.. But it's still neat! (220 comments)

...palm lifedrive...
You mean this is a real product name? Does it get hairy with overuse?


Yes, if by hairy you mean occasional complete drive failure..

I have absolutely NO idea why palm thought it was a good idea to use a mechanical hdd rather than a solid state memory card, sometimes I really wonder about engineers.. sigh.. Fortuneately they did replace the unit's drive for free and within about a week...

more than 7 years ago

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MS Unified Communications for Small Businesses?

coryboehne coryboehne writes  |  more than 5 years ago

coryboehne writes "Have you heard of Microsoft's Unified Communications? This toy/tool bridges the divide between computers and telephones. The company that I work for would like to take advantage of these capabilities, the problem is that we don't have the budget or staff to host our own Unified Communications Server. We have exhausted multiple angles of approach on this problem, and have found no acceptable solutions. I find it hard to believe that no one offers Unified Communications hosting as a monthly service, like so many companies do for MS Exchange hosting. Is there a technological, financial, or feasibility issue with offering this as a service that anyone is aware of? So have you worked with Unified Communications in a small business setting? How did your company deal with implementation?"
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