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From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: Urgent help needed to blank monitor
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Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 23:59:20 GMT
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On Mon, 4 Nov 2002 21:25:16 -0200, the renowned Ulrich Peters
>Actually, no. The software is licensed, but the owner of the equipment
>fears that outsiders might want to try to "hack" the machine as soon as
>they see that the kiosk is actually Windows-based. *I* think it would be
>easier to pick the whole kiosk and put it in a truck and take it apart
>somewhere, than trying to hack your way inside at a public place. But he
>is at the top of the food chain.
Just so long as they don't think it's a gaming machine-- the things
people do to those (or so I hear from a designer who has to protect
What about just operating an SSR from a serial port (use a status
line) or the printer port to apply power to the monitor after your
software has control and things are going nicely?
Fiddling with the video has the advantage that it is low voltage, but
some monitors display warnings when they don't see a signal at the
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
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