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Re: Attrocities in computing.

Post by thegrommit » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:55 pm

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And surely there are fools that aren't considering that their power bills will be more expensive than that and there will be some civil servant small time crooks that will try to pull this off at a government computer #-o
Back when folding was big, I must admit to installing it on my teams desktops to run overnight :-^
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Re: Attrocities in computing.

Post by powerarmour » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:14 pm

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Back when folding was big, I must admit to installing it on my teams desktops to run overnight :-^
I used to use unused servers also, but I did have full permission at the time. 8)
One HP dual Xeon E5-2650 system was nice and good for ~280k PPD back in the day (less than half the PPD of a Vega 56 now... :-$ )

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Re: Attrocities in computing.

Post by Tabajara » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:08 pm

powerarmour wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:14 pm
thegrommit wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:55 pm
Back when folding was big, I must admit to installing it on my teams desktops to run overnight :-^
I used to use unused servers also, but I did have full permission at the time. 8)
One HP dual Xeon E5-2650 system was nice and good for ~280k PPD back in the day (less than half the PPD of a Vega 56 now... :-$ )

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Authorized and for a good cause is the way to go. One of the cases I finalized recently was about a IT department guy who hacked (slopily) the work hours database to conceal his delays. He would get a soft reprimand for the delays, now is headed for possible dismissal #-o
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Re: Attrocities in computing.

Post by thegrommit » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:16 pm

powerarmour wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:14 pm
thegrommit wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:55 pm
Back when folding was big, I must admit to installing it on my teams desktops to run overnight :-^
I used to use unused servers also, but I did have full permission at the time. 8)
Oh, I had permission, but I don't think anyone understood how much power a fleet of Pentium 4 desktops consumed under load :-$
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Re: Attrocities in computing.

Post by thegrommit » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:54 pm

In case you still think CCleaner is a tool worth trusting:

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/17/bewar ... r-browser/
A user noticed that file associations were changed on the system after the installation of CCleaner, and discovered that CCleaner Browser was suddenly installed on the device and that the program had taken over file associations. The file extensions were associated with "CCleaner HTML Document" on affected systems instead of the previous application.
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