[aprssig] Re: LCD in the car

Mark Fellhauer sparkfel at qwest.net
Mon Mar 24 11:28:02 EDT 2008

At 03:09 PM 3/23/2008, Jan T. Pharo wrote:

>But it is the nature of having a login that others shouldn't be
>allowed to use the computer, unless they have an account there.
>(Off topic for APRS, I know)
>73 de Jan, LA2BBA
>Hvaler, Norway

Who is going to be accessing a computer in my locked car when I'm not in 
it?  Or who other than me is going to be accessing that computer when I'm 

There has to be some logic here.   The computer has limited physical 
access, which is by far more secure than a password.  And do you think a 
Windows password is more than a minor impedement to an average hacker?

As has been pointed out, there is plenty of good information on the 
Internet about car computers, which explains all the ins and outs of 
setting them up.  There is a whole cottage industry in providing 
specialized products for car-puters, especially in DC-to-DC power supplies 
which offer remote-on and soft-off functions.   Many of the Mini-ITX 
motherboards have a BIOS setting that forces the computer on after a power 

One of my favorite mini-ITX boards is the Jetway J7F2 series.



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