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Re: Let's start over Feb 01 2011 04:15PM
David H. Lipman (DLipman verizon net) (1 replies)
Re: Let's start over Feb 01 2011 05:21PM
Jay Scalf (jayscalf comcast net)
Dave - I couldn't agree more but til I get a good project going I am
just squeezing by financially - did change out laptop from 2 512 to 2-
2gb recently - best money I ever spent on a computer. Laptop now runs 75
-80% free MEM.

On 2/1/2011 10:15 AM, David H. Lipman wrote:
> Jay:
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> I recommend a minimum of 1GB RAM wfor WinXP SP3.
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> Dave
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> Date sent: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:13:06 -0600
> From: Jay Scalf<jayscalf (at) comcast (dot) net [email concealed]>
> Subject: Re: Let's start over
> To: DLipman (at) Verizon (dot) Net [email concealed]
> Copies to: focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
> Organization: James F. Scalf& Associates, Architects, AIA
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>> Thanks Dave - I am going to push ahead then and take Shed's old stuff
>> out and reload with mine - the only thing wrong with this baby is the
>> single 512 memory chip, but that should be ok for word processing for a
>> secretary.
>> Jay
>>
>> On 2/1/2011 9:51 AM, David H. Lipman wrote:
>>> There is no malware that specifically targets the clock.
>>>
>>> People look at their computer and they wonder at the marvel of its computing power yet
>>> they fail to understand that a computer is NOT an accurate time piece. They expect it to
>>> be because, hell computers are accurate - right ?
>>>
>>> When it comes to the PC clock, no. The clock on one's wrist in the form of a watch is
>>> much more accurate. Older platforms as expressed here just don't hold an accurate time
>>> and one can't expect it to.
>>>
>>> In a case like this one should just point the PC to the NIST's time server so when you are
>>> in the OS, you have a pretty close time. When you are outside of the OS, who cares if it
>>> doesn't have the correct time.
>>>
>>> http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/its.cfm
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>>> Dave
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>>> Date forwarded: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 02:14:09 -0700 (MST)
>>> Date sent: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:46:59 -0600
>>> Forwarded by: focus-virus-return-3830 (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
>>> From: Jay Scalf<jayscalf (at) comcast (dot) net [email concealed]>
>>> Subject: Let's start over
>>> To: focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
>>> Organization: James F. Scalf& Associates, Architects, AIA
>>>
>>>> Dave ultimately had the answer for "updateg", but let me ask further, if
>>>> I may: I normal maintain 3 computers and don't have a lot of problems.
>>>> (I started in college on Cobol (is that how you spell it?) and Fortran
>>>> over 40 years ago, learned to program in DOS and C in the 80's, and of
>>>> all Windows, still prefer XP) The machine in question is a 7 year old
>>>> machine given to me by my best friend's widow. He first thought he had a
>>>> Trojan or a virus affecting the clock. I suggested the battery. He went
>>>> to the Geeks at Best Buy and they sold him a new battery, put the old
>>>> one back in and told him he needed a new hard drive - then sold him a
>>>> new computer and charged $100 extra to move his data from the old to new
>>>> machine. (Unbelievable, eh?) When I got home with it about 10 days ago,
>>>> I put his new battery in it, ran all sorts of hardware tests, and I
>>>> can't find anything wrong with it. Still, because of his first
>>>> impression that it is infected, I am still running various scans. So -
>>>> anyone ever heard of a virus or whatever that messes with the clock or
>>>> somehow drains the clock battery? If he was right I would like to find
>>>> and remove whatever. As I am beginning to feel pretty good about its PC
>>>> state of health overall, if I don't find something in a couple of days,
>>>> I will finish cleaning his personal stuff off of it and load my stuff.
>>>>
>>>> BTW: Thanks to everyone for their responses regarding "updateg" - lots
>>>> of good information.
>>>> Jay
>>>>
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