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    Folding@Home looks good, you could even join the rather lonely edugeek team Folding@Home

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    under linux (ubuntu/debian derivatives anhow)

    cat /dev/urandom

    works quite nicely, I tend to pull is when I see someone I don't want to deal with at the door and tell them I'm sorting a network crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzard View Post
    lol I'd love that aswell, makes you look busy
    I was aiming for the "makes me look intelligent" way of thinking, but busy is an acceptable compromise.
    Last edited by theeldergeek; 18th May 2010 at 02:11 PM.

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    [QUOTE=TwoZeroAlpha;511315
    cat /dev/urandom [/QUOTE]

    caution, although a cool trick, this can screw your terminal up something rotten.

    /dev/random is a standard feature of unixy kernels, it's not Debian specific.

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    @powdarrmonkey - should be ok surely, not running under any sort of su or elevated privileges, and it's just viewing right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theeldergeek View Post
    I was aiming for the "makes me look intelligent" way of thinking, but busy is an acceptable compromise.
    Is this something you need then - help to look intelligent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frosty View Post
    Is this something you need then - help to look intelligent?
    It was aimed more at the department as a whole...


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    Spotlight on Windows looks incredibly cool. Pretty graphs, spining data wheels, pulsing usage points all you could need! oh and freeware!

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    CMD SCR

    Well, I found my old Fake-Command tool thing, dusted it off a bit, then decided I could re-write it better.

    Un-rar to the folder of your choosing and open cmd2.html or cmd2.hta -- the .HTA being the better option -- as I've not cross-browser tested this in any way, if you don't have IE7, it may behave oddly. The HTA should bypass this and keep everything Micro$oft.

    There's a handful of options towards the top of both versions if you open them in a text editor (you can change a couple of messages and the update speed), and if you want to edit the text displayed, that's in 'cmd2text.txt'.

    Use and abuse as you see fit.
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    Re SETI. Didn't someone get fined $billions for installing is on a school network? Just a thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Re SETI. Didn't someone get fined $billions for installing is on a school network? Just a thought...
    That was an american school district and it was running over thousands of computers possibly without permission. Its difficult to know the exact details though as everyone seemed to be looking for a scapegoat.
    FAQ and comments about the Higley School District controversy
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 31st March 2011 at 03:19 PM.

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    WTB: Job that pays me $1.6m to uninstall Seti@home from 5,000 computers...

    (yes i know that their reporting on this subject doesn't necessarily say that, but it's funny to assume it does, and it's just as likely as half of the rest of the things they are claiming!)

    lets see, say 10 minutes work per machine, 50 machines per day... 100 days work, that's 20 working weeks...4 months give or take a bit for a single person to uninstall it one machine at a time, and that's being lazy.
    A cheap/reliable IT contract worker is about £10 ph or about £100 per day. So cost just to pay someone to uninstall it all manually is gonna be £10,000, which i think is about 15,000 dollars at current exchange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Spotlight on Windows looks incredibly cool. Pretty graphs, spining data wheels, pulsing usage points all you could need! oh and freeware!
    Shame the licence expires after a year; wonder what that's all about? Oddly enough, if you go to their UK web site, it isn't listed as available?

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    How about top in terminal on a linux box (or putty to a linux box) makes anybody that sees the one on my screen monitoring the virtual hosts ocasionaly think its really geeky!

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