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How to find the MAC address of an offline computer?

How to find the MAC address of an offline computer?

There are multiple ways of getting the MAC address of a system that is on either locally or remotely. But, what if your system is off, you do not have physical access to the system and you wanted to turn it on remotely using Wake on Lan(WOL)? In order to turn your computer on remotely using WOL you need to know the MAC address of that system. If you are not planned this ahead of time, finding the systems MAC address might not be very easy. What are your options?

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Apple and Quality Control

Apple and Quality Control

Steve Jobs announced today that the reception problems with iPhone 4 is not limited to iPhone 4, it also affects 3G and 3GS as well. Apple is going to give free bumpers to all iPhone 4 owners. So, here is a question: If the same antenna problem exists in 3G and 3GS, why doesn’t Apple give free bumpers/cases to 3G and 3GS owners as well? He said that He has a theory why more people are noticing the reception problem with iPhone 4: It is because Apple did not produce enough iPhone 4 bumpers, so the iPhone 4 buyers couldn’t get a case/bumper with their iPhone 4 purchase. Isn’t this as same as saying “Our phones don’t function properly without a case” Read more about Apple and Quality Control

How to bulk destroy CDs and DVDs?

How to bulk destroy CDs and DVDs?

We are soon moving to our new place and I am trying to pack all my stuff. Being an IT professional, you can imagine that I have a lot of CDs and DVDs for software, backup etc. So, I was going through all of these media and I realized that I need to get rid of a lot of them as I have no use for them anymore. Here comes the problem, how to destroy hundreds of CDs/DVDs easily. There are many suggestions on the internet, but those either cost money or hazardous or tedious. I needed a quick and acceptable solution. So, here is what I come up with: Read more about How to bulk destroy CDs and DVDs?

Consumers lose again

Consumers lose again

Right after Amazon announced the availability of Kindle 2 with Text to Speech (TTS) functionality, the Author’s Guild president Roy (the dinosaur) Blount Jr. wrote an article about it and claimed that this technology is a copyright infringement of audio books. For those who don’t know what Text to Speech (TTS) technology is: It is a technology that allows computers to read text aloud. Amazon incorporated the technology in Kindle 2 so you can switch from reading a book to listening. Although TTS technology has improved throughout the years, it is still very robotic sounding. It also lacks proper punctuation and tonality. It reads everything at a flat pace and voice. Read more about Consumers lose again