TCP port 23655 ?

Does anyone know what this is used for? Lately my firewall has shown people trying to connect to that port from all over the world.

SG Ports Services and Protocols – Port 23655 tcp/udp information, official and unofficial assignments, known security risks, trojans and applications use.

First hit off google.

SG Ports Services and Protocols – Port 23655 tcp/udp information, official and unofficial assignments, known security risks, trojans and applications use.
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Best (free?) Record Keeping Software?

I’ve looked for a few days now and I’d like to know if anyone happens to know if there is a free, or maybe just a small fee, software for file keeping on kids/employees? If not free, something that is cheap.

Check Open source!

There’s a list on Wikipedia, I have the URL but the OT gods deem that I am unable to post links. Its not hard to find, just wiki open source, and at the bottom of the article there should be "see: bla bla bla" and a link to a list to open source software.

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SSD for Mac Pro

I want to make a SSD boot drive. I’m planning to get two identical drives, put them in a 2 2.5" to 3.5" case then use Disk Utility to make them into a striped RAID. This is correct right?

I will also have to buy a cabinet to hold some extra HDDs connected externally via eSATA (already have that card).

That should be the best cost/performance ratio improvement I can do now.

Thoughts?

I’m not sure what a striped RAID is, but I have an SSD in my mac pro. I got the adapter from OWC and it works great.
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OS Missing, HDD detected – help?

So I have two HDDs in my tower. I have XP installed on my c: drive and Win7 on my J:.

Last night I decided to move all of my media files from my c: to my j:. So I boot into Win7 and start moving files. Once I’m done, I use CCleaner’s Drive Wiper tool to do a 35x writeover. The ETA was 4 days, so 1% in I cancel and attempt to start over with a 1x writeover process. It gives me an error, something along the lines of not being able to format the drive anymore. I look around the internet for a little bit, and then restart my computer.
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would you buy a refurb laptop?

its very nicely spec’d for the price..

I’ve had such good luck with computer hardware the past few years that I am really thinking about tempting the refurb fate here..

where do you typically buy laptops? I don’t really know where else to look

Refurb equipment is not necessarily bad, especially for certain equipment that lasts a lot longer, like switches. Generally, I would not recommend things like refurb HDs or laptops, though, since they have a higher risk of failure, but it certainly an option if you’re not going to be using it heavily and/or planning on using it as a stopgap.

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