[ RadSafe ] nukes & viruses

Dimiter Popoff didi at tgi-sci.com
Wed Oct 12 22:30:35 CDT 2011

Well since we go there there is also an option to run your HPge
or other detector without using a windows (or linux, for that)
Our netMCA-3 units are DPS based, which is a lot less popular
than even linux. 
They can be looked at using some public VNC viewer, can be
hidden behind a NAT router (thus unaccessible from outside)
and made "call" some particular hosts on the internet to be
viewed from.

http://tgi-sci.com/tgi/nmca3.htm .

This is my company but I thought this is relevant enough and
is hopefully OK be posted in the given context.


Dimiter Popoff               Transgalactic Instruments


> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 19:36:27 -0700
> From: "Cary Renquist" <cary.renquist at ezag.com>
> To: "The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) MailingList"
> 	<radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] nukes & viruses
> I'll drift a bit OT... 
> If you would like to take a bit of Duane's advice and try an
> alternative, here is a link to a Engineering-focused Linux distribution
> that can be booted off of a DVD (a pen-drive as well) -- the official
> name of the distribution is Computer-Aided Engineering in Linux.
> It is a big download, ~4 GB (because it is crammed with many of the
> major engineering/science/stats/math apps out there)
> The focus is on scientific computing and mathematical modeling with
> emphasis on finite element simulation and computational fluid dynamics
> Just insert the CAELinux LiveDVD in your computer to turn it into a
> professional CAE workstation: no installation is required!
> Linux Journal has a brief overview of it here:
> Computer-Aided Engineering in Linux
> http://j.mp/o85LPo
> CAElinux 
> http://j.mp/pHv3Fv
> If you want a very secure one to try, the Air Force just released a
> distro called "Lightweight Portable Security" that is designed to boot
> off of a pen-drive -- gives you basic Office-type programs and presents
> a Win XP like interface (in a very secure environment).
> If you want to "keep it in the <rad-related> family", Fermilab has their
> Scientific Linux distribution (it doesn't have lots-o-science-programs,
> that is just the name they selected many years ago).
> Happy Computing,
> Cary
> ---
> Cary Renquist
> cary.renquist at ezag.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
> [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Duane Straub
> Sent: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:08
> To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] nukes & viruses
> For several years I maintained Army, then Navy tactical nukes, never saw
> evidence of alien tampering. 
> If you haven't come to realize, the Microsoft "mono-culture," the fact
> that ~90% of computer run Windows operating system, poses one of thee,
> if not THEE, most significant threat to our (and other nations')
> national and economic security. Although I spent several years in
> computer security at a US National lab and was privy to classified
> intelligence briefings on that subject, I'm only the messenger here, I
> did not originate that premise. Believe it. If you are not part of the
> solution, you are part of the problem. Use Windows only when there is no
> alternative, for instance a unique software application you NEED that
> only runs on Windows. Over 60,000 new pieces of malware are released
> against Windows **DAILY**!  Host-based anti-malware is useless against
> that onslaught. What are the odds that YOUR machine is NOT infected.
> Pretty darn low. 
> Duane
> ....

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