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  1. The Tech Zone
    Has anyone seen these? It looks like it might be a prepper friendly option for computing needs post-SHTF, considering its size and power needs (can be run off a phone charger, from the looks of it). Way I figure, not every scenario involves there being no power, so this may be a handy piece of...
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I'm building a survival computer with all of my survival books in .pdf, including things like wild edibles, trapping, repairing small engines, permaculture, gardening, wilderness survival, home construction, and much more. It is going to be about the size of a book, 7" x 5" x 2.5", have a solar...
  3. The Tech Zone
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  4. The Tech Zone
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/08/13/so-many-pwns/?google_editors_picks=true article in Forbes; many on internet have 'remote access' that hackers can get into without passwords. anyone know how I can see if my pc dos this / how I can keep it safe? I'm not that tech-savvy...
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    http://www.technewsworld.com/story/80722.html?google_editors_picks=true "Companies providing the world's critical infrastructure are woefully unprepared for cyberattacks despite the increasing threat level, evidenced by the release of the Stuxnet worm and the Shamoon virus in recent years, a...
  6. Controversial News and Alternative Politics
    13 aircraft disappeared from European control systems recently. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/austria/10898385/13-planes-vanish-from-radars-over-Europe.html "An air-safety investigation has been launched after 13 planes flying over Europe disappeared from radar screens in...
  7. The Tech Zone
    Ok, I'm an ultra-minimalist survive in the simplest most natural way I know how.~ But I still want just a tiny bit of technology.~ What is the smallest Portable Personal Computer with a Keyboard and a built-in camera and microphone, like a tiny Notepad Laptop, that uses the least amount of...
  8. General Discussion
    Hello, looking at doing a self install of a video security set up on the exterior of my house, mounted under the eaves. If you guys can help out with any advice or links please let me know, I would really appreciate it! I have looked on the web and seen stuff at best buy/sams club... but want...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How can it be that the FBI is thinking that Hackers pose more of a threat than terrorists? I first heard this on the morning news today. I think with the world dependancy on computers now days is very scary. I am so sick of hearing about this "paperless society" If we depend more and more on...
  10. Jokes, Humor & Music
    We are in trouble... The population of this country is 300 million. 160 million are retired. That leaves 140 million to do the work. There are 85 million in school. Which leaves 55 million to do the work. Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government. Leaving 20 million to...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How to use "wasted heat" from electronics to warm the house in Winter I thought I would make a thread pointing out a common misconception in regards to the heat produced from various electronic components, appliances or light fixtures. In the summer, if your temps are above that which is...
  12. The Tech Zone
    The corsair survivor is a 'rugged' USB storage device, which boasts a milled aluminium case with rubber gasket that claims to keep the USB stick inside safe up to 200m under water, and claims also that it is "shock resistant". http://www.corsair.com/products/survivor/default.aspx Out of the...
  13. Religious Discussion
    I'm interested in the opinions of people as to their viewpoint of Atheism and how it effects the society in which we live. When I say Atheism, I mean the belief that there is no God, Creator or "Higher Power" in this world or one who has domain over our world. -What consequences in personal...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As NavAids, Comms or even basic entertainment, most types of modern computing equipment would not be useful but PDA apps could be very helpful e.g. GPS, Communication, Mapping? Ideas, Suggestions and Real Life Expericences Please :D Thanks oy6
  15. The Tech Zone
    Any Greasemonkey users here? What scripts do you use, especially for vBulletin forums? TIA
  16. Controversial News and Alternative Politics
  17. The Tech Zone
    Last Tuesday Apple announced the latest upgrades to their product line. Of greatest significance to me is that Apple has finally bumped the specifications on the Mac Mini. I really want one and if it was not for the economic situation I would rush right out and buy one. I am not a Mac...
  18. The Tech Zone
    In the military; we needed a few different passwords, and they changed often. Here is how I wrote passwords down so noone could use them and they can be any length. I am using a standard computer keyboard(QWERTY). I start with one line of keys going diagonally up or down. With the shift key...
  19. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Anyone else here develop an eye twitch, or a Blepharospasm? Mine is apparently from staring at the computer screen...I've ruled out stress and lack of sleep. So here is what I found.... I looked up "computer glasses", and the better ones have a +.25 Diopter and a UV/antiglare coating...not...
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