Evil MacBook Pro mod

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  1. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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  2. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    I'd argue that he's clearly *not* an idiot, as everything worked when he was finished with the mod.

    Because a biometric input device doesn't come standard?

    That hardly accomplishes the same task.
     
  4. 7on macrumors 601

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    I say if he can do it, then all the props to him.
     
  5. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Sorry I didn't take the time to put a smiley to clarify that I was just kidding.

    :)
     
  6. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I think its awesome. Not the best idea for begining users but still, pretty cool.
     
  7. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I don't see why anyone who does what they want with their own belongings and isn't directly hurting anyone bothers you mac people. Geez, :p :p :p :p
     
  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Respect to him for pulling it off. I wouldn't do it though.


    Bless
     
  9. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    i would never do that to my macbook. atleast his computer still works.
     
  10. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    Although a fingerprint scanner thing would keep my computer more secure, I would never do that to my computer. If apple designed, and implemented a good design for one, I would probably spend the extra money for it, but then I would need one external or on my keyboard for all of the clamshell use I do:eek:
     
  11. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Kinda ugly.

    I like the IAlretU thing better, it would be great as long as the computer is on, I wonder if closing the case would defeat it though?
     
  12. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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  13. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    We use a Mac port of our face-scanning software, which we use in conjunction with Bloomberg-style fingerprint reader cards & of course the password (commonly this is called three-factor authentication). Generally I prefer that my fingerprint scanner be separate to the computer.
     
  14. adroit macrumors 6502

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    The iAlertU is for differnt purpose though. It probably only works when the computer is on, and you can probably disable it using password.

    The FIU port is differnt. It is installed is hooked up to DC-IN, so I assume that his intention is that others wouldn't be able to power-up the computer. Not even if theyare able to get the password of the computer.

    Although, if the theif is smart enough to figure out that the FIU is just hook to the DC-IN then he can probably open the compy up and solder the power back in no time. ;)
     
  15. AppleGuy08 macrumors 6502

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    Sure it may work well, but what is all that black crap next to it? Looks like mini puddles or something. If he cleaned it up itd look better.
     
  16. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    How To Beat Fingerprint Scanners: With Play-Doh

    While researchers are constantly trying to come up with new biometric security methods, the fingerprint scanner has established itself as a trusted piece of equipment, even making its way onto laptops and mobile phones. But a new study says that 90% of scanners can be fooled by a fingerprint made from Play-Doh. As Engadget points out, that's good news for people worried about losing their fingers to thieves. No word, however, on the effectiveness of Silly Putty. :p

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20051212/110218_F.shtml
     
  17. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    It does look a bit crappy (the black smudges on the sides) but I'm still impressed. I would never dare do something like this! That must've took balls. Big ones. :cool:
     

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