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To: goldworldnet who wrote (97889)9/7/2017 2:49:51 PM
From: SmoothSail
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Thanks Josh, I'll forward your link to him.

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To: Ken Adams who wrote (97891)9/7/2017 2:52:21 PM
From: goldworldnet
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I was thinking along those lines delegating some responsibility to him and he definitely should talk with the professors and other geology students.

Josh

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To: John Koligman who wrote (97890)9/7/2017 2:53:16 PM
From: SmoothSail
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desktop or laptop or budget
He wants a laptop and he has room in the budget for pretty much anything.

Hard for me to advise him because I don't know how much power he needs to run the types of programs he'll be using.

I forwarded your link to him. Thanks for the help.

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To: Ken Adams who wrote (97891)9/7/2017 2:54:48 PM
From: SmoothSail
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Thanks Ken, I'll pass that along to him.

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To: SmoothSail who wrote (97892)9/7/2017 3:22:41 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Also found this:

Best College Laptops 2017 by Major

laptopmag.com

Josh

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To: SmoothSail who wrote (97894)9/7/2017 3:48:13 PM
From: Breccia
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I do know a little, used to know a lot in the good old days, both needs and usage. Very definitely needs a graphics card/accelerator/chip, such as an Nvidia. Many laptops come with some version of this. The top line ones are quite expensive and focused on gaming but I doubt the need to go there, probably something middling would be good.

Definitely try to get an SSD based unit, both for speed and for robustness. 1 TB would be nice and last a fair bit. However, and most importantly, big data files will be generated with lots of intermediate files during analysis. At the end of the project, off computer storage should be considered and backup is most important, especially for a student. Many stories of the project just completed and coffee or beer or wine spilled on the keyboard and into the computer. So USB 3.0 or other high-speed connection to a hard drive for backup is a real need, probably need the as a minimum same size, 1 TB, as that on the computer.

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To: Breccia who wrote (97897)9/7/2017 3:50:07 PM
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Excellent suggestions. Thank you.

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From: Ron9/7/2017 10:07:09 PM
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Huge data breach at Equifax. Company really dropped the ball on this one, but is now offering free
identity protection:
equifaxsecurity2017.com

Equifax's security lapse could be the largest theft involving Social Security numbers, one of the most common methods used to confirm a person's identity in the U.S.

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To: SmoothSail who wrote (97898)9/8/2017 3:41:04 AM
From: arno
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I agree with Breccia. The graphics need to be 'enhanced'. Mapping and 3D will be resource hogs. Feed them well.

Ask an instructor or a computer science major.

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To: Ron who wrote (97899)9/8/2017 11:23:11 AM
From: kidl
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Took them over a month to come clean and then this ...

Three Equifax execs sold stock before breach was revealed; shares -12.4% (updated)
Sep. 7, 2017 6:49 PM ET|About: Equifax Inc. (EFX)|By: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor

Three senior executives at Equifax (NYSE: EFX) sold shares in the days after a historic security breach was discovered, but before it was widely reported, Bloomberg notes.

The execs sold about $1.8M worth, and none of the shares are listed as being part of 10b5-1 scheduled trading plans.

Equifax shares are now down 12.4% after hours.

The breach was discovered by Equifax on July 29; three days after that, according to an SEC filing, Chief Financial Officer John Gamble unloaded $946,374 worth of shares and Joseph Loughran (president of U.S. information solutions) exercised options to rid himself of $584,099 worth.

The day after those two sales, Rodolfo Ploder, president of workforce solutions, sold $250,458 worth.

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