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Daily News Stuff 12 February 2021

Unleash The Chaos Gremlins Edition

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Disclaimer: Baked beans are off!

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1 If you could run from an external disk, you might be able to recover your data if the computer died, and apparently Apple doesn't think their customers deserve that.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, February 13 2021 12:38 AM (eqaFC)

2 The way Apple implemented the T2 security chip on Macs basically eliminates data recovery. You could justify it on a phone/tablet that synced data back to a master device (even through the Clown), but I can't count the number of times I've saved Mac users by either booting from external disks or booting their half-busted laptop as an external disk. Hell, I once ran my primary MacBook Pro in target disk mode for over a month until I could get it repaired.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Saturday, February 13 2021 03:05 AM (ZlYZd)

3 Four probable implementations for a Biden affair cure.

1.  Crash the economy, cutting demand for chips.
2.  Say 'import them from China'.
3.  Simply declare the problem fixed.
4.  Something crazy that causes worse problems.

Biden is a senile pedophile, and neither knows nor cares about anything that is going on.  The people 'working for him' are a Gu/kodoku pot of morons, who identify problems from gossip, develop incompetent plans to address them, and talk about how awesome their 'solutions' are. 

Baghdad Bob in the bunker with Hitler, if Hitler were Jefferson Davis before the battle of Fort Sumter. 

Posted by: PatBuckman at Saturday, February 13 2021 05:40 AM (6y7dz)

4 "The way Apple implemented the T2 security chip on Macs basically eliminates data recovery."
I knew about that.  I was assuming an external disk wouldn't have the same limitation but I guess your implication is that's not true.
I wonder if it would be feasible to put filter hardware at the (I assume) USB port the drive plugs into to implement backup capabilities.  (Obvious problems occur with this idea.)

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, February 13 2021 07:31 AM (eqaFC)

5 In case there was any doubts about the decline in the US security situation... Democrats have significantly underestimated likely resistance. Even what they are aware of is enough that they are planning to double down on last summer's terrorism. There are recruiting on campus for terror soldiers with official support at a university that hadn't given that support last year.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Saturday, February 13 2021 07:56 AM (6y7dz)

6 TL/DR: if the T2 chip is not fully functional and unlocked with a valid password/fingerprint, the internal ssd is completely unreadable and you can't boot from an external drive.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Saturday, February 13 2021 12:35 PM (ZlYZd)

7 I wonder how much effort it would take to develop a chip that you could drop into the footprint of a T2 that just always returned "true".

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, February 13 2021 01:50 PM (eqaFC)

8 The T2 chip actually encrypts the data on the disk, and contains a hidden key that the user can't access, so there's no way to work around it cough cough.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, February 13 2021 09:26 PM (PiXy!)

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