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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2011, 11:18:36 pm »
My school's comps are terrible too. Access to the C:\ drive is disabled, you can't save downloads (and when you choose run, it saves to the temp folder which is of course in the C drive so it fails to run, BIOS is locked, can't boot from CD/USB, right click menu is disabled in Explorer, which is very inconvenient when you try to create a new file, logins are your student ID number rather than name, takes 5 minutes to boot computer, takes another three to log in, and on and on. I hope I can get a netbook by next year.

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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2011, 11:19:23 pm »
D: My school's tech is terrible (although I made suggestions for the CAD lab which were taken, because the teacher who runs it happens to be awesome).  We use MacOSX running Firefox 3 all over the school. The computers are terrible. The only plus to the Macs is that sometimes I am able to SSH into my machine at home. But most of the time terminal is locked...
I think our school is all xp and if firefox is even on there it's firefox 2, alongside IE7 (except for the teachers ofc, most of them seem to have windows 7 and chrome/firefox/etc :P)
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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2011, 11:25:11 pm »
Does anyone know how to get a computer to boot from the NIC? I can at least do that from the boot menu.

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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2011, 11:27:11 pm »
I would bet that all your school computers are set to do it by default. It makes clean wipes every year infinitely easier to do, since you don't have to actually get to each computer. Just power-cycle a lab with PXE boot on, and it'll auto install XP/7 (my school skipped Vista, hallelujah!) without any promptings (a feature of Windows Server, I believe)

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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2011, 11:29:20 pm »
I want to run a boot server (that has a linux image) on one computer then connect an ethernet cable directly to the one I'm trying to boot.

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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2011, 11:30:18 pm »
Yeah today while playing around with teh school's new filter I see they use Windows Server for their webserver... I wonder... I don't even think they use Apache... I wonder what I can do with that >:D

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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2011, 11:30:27 pm »
sounds like fun, but I doubt the host computer will allow you to install software with sufficient priveleges to host the image. And the port's probably blocked for outgoing.

Other than that, it should work!

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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #52 on: September 19, 2011, 11:32:09 pm »
Hmmm I wonder if I can use my ipod as a boot server. I just need to find a way to use magic jellybean so I can get the school's WPA keys.

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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #53 on: September 20, 2011, 06:37:50 pm »
Sorry if I offended you z80 man, I was complaining about the same thing you were.
My school's tech is THE WORST. They give you computers to take home, but you can't:
Download anything (all of the sites are blocked)
Install anything if you do manage to dl it
Access email
Access any website that is not educational basically
Access 50%of even educational sites
You really can't do anything, not even legitimate schoolwork most times.
However, you can go on omni :D
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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2011, 09:27:07 pm »
Our school still uses Windows XP the crappy version.
Our school's budget cuts are low, so we have fundraisers like every 2 months....
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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #55 on: September 20, 2011, 10:37:38 pm »
After reading all these posts I would have to say I'm lucky, we've only had 1 drug bust and that was because some dumb seniors tried smoking weed, during lunch, in the bathroom behind the cafeteria... we all could smell it in a second...

The school doesn't have any strict rules on morality issues like z80's either, but we also don't get free computers like boot's...

As for the actual computer access, it's set up so that we each have our own H drive which can be used if you log on with your own student ID on any computer hooked up to that network. You can't download or install stuff either, but I'm really close to cracking the admin password (and by cracking I mean spying over her shoulder when she logs in  ;D ).

Computer specs are surprisingly good... Windows 7 on everything, and some computers even have 6 GB of RAM! Usually around 4 GB though, and a 2.83 GHz processor. The GPU can even handle low quality gaming so we play SC... CS 1.6... Cod4... Downloaded under administrator supervision too! The new guy is pretty cool.

I did get past the "Websense" which blocks internet access to all website's which are deemed noneducational. Internet Explorer is all that's on the computers, and you need an admin password to change the LAN settings to configure proxy servers, so I just brought in a Flash Drive one day with Firefox Portable and moved all the data to my H Drive so I can access it whenever.

In sixth grade, the teachers were really dumb and we could just download whatever we wanted and go on what ever sites we wanted... We actually had a class paid account to a proxy site with the username and pass "fucko" "1234"... not really smart but it made it a hell of a lot easier  to the less tech savvy and I wasn't paying for it!
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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #56 on: September 20, 2011, 10:42:30 pm »
Wow, my school must be rich. we have upgraded all the way to linux (aka downgraded :P) or windows 7 :)

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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #57 on: September 22, 2011, 07:40:43 pm »
You can keep the computers at my school if you pay 160 dollars. And they are worth more than 1000. Although, it is Sci Tech.
I'm not worried about SOPA creating censorship, that will not stand for long. I'm worried that they'll succeed in stopping piracy!

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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #58 on: September 22, 2011, 07:48:14 pm »
Yesterday someone pulled the fire alarm and two fire trucks came. (Rumor has it they actually threw a rock at it and it went off.) It's a pity they did it after school got out, though :P

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Re: Has this happened in your school?
« Reply #59 on: September 22, 2011, 07:49:41 pm »
Wow, my school must be rich. we have upgraded all the way to linux (aka downgraded :P) or windows 7 :)

Schools using linux and windows? I thought they used mac's as a rule of thumb. ???



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