'BadUSB' malware lives in USB firmware to remain undetected, unfixable

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  • Reply 62 of 68

    Does this work only with data ports or can it be used in "charging stations" seen everywhere?  I've seen charging stations at the zoo and airports. It would be easy for someone to infect thousands of people silently using those stations.

  • Reply 63 of 68
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,727member
    You realize Flash hasn't been supported on Android for 2 years now and that Adobe quit supporting mobile versions of Flash almost 3 years ago? The last version of Android to officially support Flash was Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Which, according to Google, is just 11% of active devices with an additional 14% of older (Android 2.2 and 2.3) devices.

    Nope i didn't, I don't read of take any notice of anything to do with Android .. but I do remember here on AI all the Android and Microsoft fanboys screaming away that it was essential to have Flash. So with your information, I have to assume I missed all the apologies and groveling in penance by these folks. Darn it! Have they all pretty much (and remember i said Microsoft and Samsung products) migrated to Thunderbolt, Firewire and Lighting cables too then?
  • Reply 64 of 68
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,727member
    First time I think I've heard low Android adoption numbers spun positively! ;)

    There seems to be a well trodden, Apple hater path, from PC Nerd to Android Fanboy, so I expect they'll all become Tizan Turds as soon as there latest love affair seems to be going south.
  • Reply 65 of 68
    Ok. I get it... But what's the next step?
    Anybody with a solution...
    I'd say we're all in deep trouble!!!!
  • Reply 66 of 68
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    [ isn't VGA analog always and HDMI only digital?

    Correct on both.
    I do have a pretty nice X-Plane 10 set up now on my nMac Pro running three monitors. Weird thing is I get a better frame rate of 40 fps (with X-Plane almost maxed out) when using one GPU for all three than when sharing GPUs where I get about 30 fps. Perhaps there is a logical reason for this as the windows is simply stretched across all three screens. Any thoughts on that?

    I believe it defaults back to 30Hz when mixing digital and analogue displays/connectors, but can't find a definitive answer.

    Related info:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6008
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5918
    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH13814

    Also check the OSD settings on the monitors themselves: Lloyd Chambers does this for his 4K screens:
    http://diglloyd.com/articles/Recommended/DellUP2414Q-fullRes60Hz.html
  • Reply 67 of 68
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,320moderator
    I do have a pretty nice X-Plane 10 set up now on my nMac Pro running three monitors. Weird thing is I get a better frame rate of 40 fps (with X-Plane almost maxed out) when using one GPU for all three than when sharing GPUs where I get about 30 fps. Perhaps there is a logical reason for this as the windows is simply stretched across all three screens. Any thoughts on that?

    The developers mention that here:

    http://wiki.x-plane.com/SLI/Crossfire_and_X-Plane
    http://developer.x-plane.com/2011/10/x-plane-sli-and-crossfire/

    It's not developed to take advantage of multiple GPUs. The iMac actually runs it faster:

    http://www.barefeats.com/tube13.html

    Crossfire and SLI refer to it being used under Windows with 2 GPUs but they say there's no performance advantage gained. It varies from one game to another. Some games can double the FPS.

    Ideally, you'd have the GPUs drawing alternate frames. Maybe they'll add support in a later version but if it maxes out above 30FPS on one current GPU, there's not much incentive for them because future GPUs will just get even faster. It helps the machine stay cooler for long periods too if just one GPU is being used.

    If you're into flight games, there are more options if you install Bootcamp:

    http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/genre/metascore/flight/pc?view=condensed

    The following has more action in it:


    [VIDEO]


    That also has an unofficial wrapper to allow it to run under the Mac side but Bootcamp is easier:

    http://portingteam.com/files/file/7710-ace-combat-assault-horizon/

    There are wired controllers you can get too so you get sticks to control the plane with:

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox-360-Controller-Windows/dp/B004QRKWLA
  • Reply 68 of 68
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    Why did I even try to answer when we know Marvin already has solid info
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