[rescue] Small servers (was Re: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100)

wa2egp at att.net wa2egp at att.net
Tue May 13 17:10:32 CDT 2008

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Jonathan Katz" <jon at jonworld.com>
> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net> wrote:
> > The big problem these days is that you often need so much specialized
> > > knowledge to just "tinker with" many modern cars.  Depending on the brand,
> > > you may need information only available to factory-trained technicians, and
> > > expensive equipment available only to authorized service shops.
> > >
> > LOL. If you only knew the car hacking going down :-)
> The cost of entry isn't too bad. Just something like an ODB-II scanner that
> turns off your check-engine light is $60.
> If you have a VW or Audi (or Skoda or Seat) you can invest about $200 and
> get a VAG-COM setup which lets you play with all kinds of things. I know a
> lot of folks here and on geeks were commenting about their Audis  at one
> point.
> Also, for about $100 you can score the Bentley (publisher, not car) service
> manual on CD-ROM.

Unforch, in NJ, any reset shows on inspection and they automatically fail you because the computer can't be read until you run the car a certain number of miles and the system resets.  Sometimes a "disconnected the battery" might get you by but they are getting wary of that.

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