Tagged with Computer hardware

Chip PC Jack Thin Client

I am having serious trouble keeping my debit card in my pocket on this one. I suspect that sometime between now and tomorrow morning I will yield to temptation. The Chip PC Jack is a computer that fits in a standard electrical outlet. WANT! A “Thin-Client” computer is one that runs a pared down operating […]

Treasure from Used Hard Drives

MIT researchers uncover mountains of private data on discarded computers. The article above points out that it is not enough to format your harddrive before discarding it. A format only removes directory information, it doesn’t actually remove the data. In 2003, some MIT students obtained 158 used hard drives from eBay and other sources. Most […]

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