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Old 12-20-2012, 12:53 PM   #11
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Given that it's perfectly legit to pull a machine out a dumpster I've always thought that in certain circumstances, telling how to remove a bios password would be fine.

Of course, it's completely not legit to steal a computer, but this may lead to the same question.

I've always looked at how the question is asked. I don't see what it's a problem to help people legitimately...


with regards torrent links.
clearly legal torrents are fine (why would it be any worse to link to a linux torrent than a free game site), if they weren't then the admin would surely have just used the word filter to break all URLs that point to torrent files or popular torrent sites.
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Given that it's perfectly legit to pull a machine out a dumpster I've always thought that in certain circumstances, telling how to remove a bios password would be fine.
In that case root wouldn't it be prudent to take it to the PM's?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #13
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In that case root wouldn't it be prudent to take it to the PM's?
I never thought of that, Maybe if a thread involving removing passwords that is genuine is brought up again help will be given through a PM..
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:47 AM   #14
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In that case root wouldn't it be prudent to take it to the PM's?
exactly that.

I think that we can all agree.
we don't want this place to be a hangout for hackers script kiddies and people who steal computers.
at the same time, we want this place to be as helpful as possible.
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