[Gllug] 486sx 25 machine - thoughts and comments

Sean Burlington sean at uncertainty.org.uk
Sun Apr 14 09:13:07 UTC 2002

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On Saturday 13 April 2002 10:34 am, Chris Bell wrote:
> On Fri 12 Apr, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> > I have thought about this, but my "ADSL" provider is Homechoice, and so
> > its serial port.
>    I heard that Homechoice may be owned by BT. In any case, if you decide
> to go to ADSL at any time a firewall is reccommended.

while adopting your own security is always to be recommended ...

Homechoice provide a dynamic ip address on thier private network - with a 
NATed connection to the rest of the net - so it is probably the connection 
with least need for a firewall. 
  Especially as this type of connection is so unsutable for use by crackers - 
it's a very queit neiborhood in terms of port scans anyway .

> > What is more the 93 machine is *very* loud. Not as loud as the original
> > Amstrad 1386 machine that was my first PC - in 1990 - but still much
> > louder than today's machines.
> >
> > As the ADSL box is in the bedroom this is a serious matter!
>    If it is a noisy fan, try cleaning it and oiling the bearing (no need to
> dismantle the fan itself, the bearing is covered by a rubber bung under the
> label, just drop in some good quality light oil).
>    If it is the hard disc, I have dismantled some old scrap discs and found
> an external motor sitting under the circuit board with a bearing completely
> caked with grime. Moving parts are now all internal or covered by labels.
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