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Old May 14th 18, 06:04 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.conspiracy
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In article , Frank Slootweg
wrote:

The company I worked for banned them many years ago - for
reasons of (a) concern of theft of secure [either in the
government (it was a defence contractor) or commercial sense]
material, and (b) fear of infection.

Exactly. Same with the little 150K employee computer company I
worked
for. As soon as USB ports showed up on computers, they were made
inoperable. (No card-readers at that time.) That was well before the
year 2000.

there weren't very many usb peripherals 'well before the year 2000' so
disabling the usb ports didn't make much of a difference.

Huh? The discussion is about USB (memory) sticks!


which didn't exist 'well before the year 2000'.


Correct. I thought it was earlier, but according to my notes, it was
probably mid-2001.


that time frame makes a bit more sense.
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Old May 14th 18, 11:56 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.conspiracy
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On Sun, 13 May 2018 22:40:43 -0000 (UTC), Diesel
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Frank Slootweg news[email protected]
201911.user.individual.net Sun, 13 May 2018 20:10:36 GMT in
alt.comp.freeware, wrote:

Libor Striz wrote:
Jason Wrote in message:

I recall a few years ago reading that the Pentagon had
such a policy in place and had filled USB sockets with
epoxy to enforce it.

Quite a disadvantage if one is using a USB mouse or keyboard.


That's why insert_diety invented PS/2!


Have you seen a recent motherboard that has it?


The ASUS X99-AII has a twinned P/S2 socket
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Old May 15th 18, 09:43 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.conspiracy
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Andy Burns
Mon, 14 May 2018 15:36:14 GMT
in alt.comp.freeware, wrote:

Diesel wrote:

Andy Burns wrote:

https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z370%20Pro4/index.us.asp


Ayep. You'll notice it has a single ps/2 port available. For
mouse or keyboard, not both.


Don't quote me, but I think those PS/2 ports that are half
green/half purple can cope with a 'Y' splitter


Indeed. As the rest of my post mentioned:

Ayep. You'll notice it has a single ps/2 port available. For mouse or
keyboard, not both. Short of using one of those adapters that may/may
not work. Instead of the previous standard of two. One for each...ps/2
is on it's way out, in favor of USB. It has been for quite sometime.
Give it a few more years, boards won't even include the single port
anymore, of those that still do.




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Old May 15th 18, 09:43 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Paul news May 2018 17:04:01 GMT in alt.windows7.general, wrote:

And to me, PS/2 is one of the most trouble-free interfaces
in terms of drivers. Never seems to be a problem.


I've always liked ps/2 myself, but, it's on the way out in favor of USB
and has been for quite sometime. It's not uncommon to find brand new
machines that don't have a single ps/2 port, but, a decent amount of
usb ports instead.



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Old May 15th 18, 09:43 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.conspiracy
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Eric Stevens
Mon, 14 May 2018
22:56:06 GMT in alt.comp.freeware, wrote:

On Sun, 13 May 2018 22:40:43 -0000 (UTC), Diesel
wrote:

Frank Slootweg news[email protected]
201911.user.individual.net Sun, 13 May 2018 20:10:36 GMT in
alt.comp.freeware, wrote:

Libor Striz wrote:
Jason Wrote in message:

I recall a few years ago reading that the Pentagon had
such a policy in place and had filled USB sockets with
epoxy to enforce it.

Quite a disadvantage if one is using a USB mouse or keyboard.

That's why insert_diety invented PS/2!


Have you seen a recent motherboard that has it?


The ASUS X99-AII has a twinned P/S2 socket


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