n Wed, 8 Aug 2001 19:27:51 -0700 (PDT), Alex Perry <alex.perry@...>
wrote in <E15UfY7-0000pA-00@...>:
> Alex said:
> > > I am unhappy with the concept of abandoning a computer that is good enough
> > > to play digital videos in the booth,
> > > for the same reasons as a computer that
> > > can demonstrate flightgear.
> > ..which is _why_ its should be run in a password protected
> > _locked_screen_saver_ demo mode, easy to do on a linux box
> > running X.
> That prevents people logging in, as long as they don't have access to
..ok, drop the locking. Run a demo/screensaver until someone wants to
try, then offer a few choises like start new flight, carry on with the
ons that started as a demo etc.
> the reset button, power switch, network cable, power cord to the booth, etc.
..no need for those. Thin client.
> Information security is the least of my worries.
> > ..with a healthy bit of magic, the entire system can run
> > off a loopmounted cd, hard disk and a ram disk, like
> > SuSE's 7.2 Live Evaluation CD.
> Yeah, it's trivial to set up. I usually omit the hard disk for stability.
> It doesn't address my concern. Unless I leave the lid off the box,
> there is no way for a casual thief to be able to tell that there is
> nothing worth stealing inside. So, they steal it anyway and, when they
> get home with it, find out that it wasn't worth the hassle. They aren't
> going to bring it back, and apologise for the inconvenience.
> Thus, a stripped machine doesn't change the statistics for theft, with
> the consequent inconvenience and loss of functionality in the booth.
> It just reduces my out of pocket expense from $1000 to $500 or so.
..thin client. Can holler "baa-boo-baa-boo" too, should
a weenee try pull some wire.
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.