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From "Howard W. Smith, Jr." <smithh032...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat access log reveals hack attempt: "HEAD /manager/html HTTP/1.0" 404
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:02:19 GMT
On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Leo Donahue - RDSA IT <
LeoDonahue@mail.maricopa.gov> wrote:

> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Christopher Schultz [mailto:chris@christopherschultz.net]
> >Subject: Re: Tomcat access log reveals hack attempt: "HEAD /manager/html
> >HTTP/1.0" 404
> >
> >
> >People *do* do this (notice their computer sucking) but mostly (at least
> >Americans) will just go out and buy another one, assuming that their
> >computer just isn't fast enough to "work well" after owning it for a few
> years.
> >
> ><soapbox>It's sad that most of us have more computing resources beneath
> >our fingertips than spacecraft do, yet we upgrade every few years because
> >MS Office has gotten fatter. </soapbox>
>
> And no one ever uses (or knows about) the restore partition when their pc
> becomes full of junk.
>
> However, the old P4 laptop I have running XP with 2GB of RAM and dedicated
> video RAM doesn't do much for websites these days running a lot of
> graphics.. ahem Silverlight, flash, etc...  The web is also getting fat.
>
>
[OT] response to previous [OT] chatter above. :)

You all get me laughing a lot by listening in on discussions/threads.

Anyway, I have definitely recognized what Chris is talking about, and
honestly, I have been the one that have 'supported' friends and
family...telling them to 'restore-to-factory' their Windows laptop/desktop,
whenever it gets slow; I got 'tired' of trying to go through Windows
registry and startup folders, trying to figure out what malware was
maliciously installed, etc....

Quite a few times, I have had to bring home PCs, belonging to friends, and
do this restore-to-factory, and I have had to 'remind' family to
'restore-to-factory'. Finally, and recently, I restored my 2005 Dell
Windows XP laptop, last year (maybe), and gave it to my 9-year-old
daughter. It definitely could not meet my requirements to develop/test
software. :)

>
> >- -chris
>

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