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    4GB of RAM Okay for Kali?

    How long or when did Dell start doing that? Horrible...
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    4GB of RAM Okay for Kali?

    I forgot to mention that I was told that using Kali as a primary Linux setup is not the best. It's geared too much toward PenTesting and not for everyday work... Not sure how much of that is true. I usually have 1 normal distro and 1 pentesting distro. So on my VM setups I have Debian and I have a separate VM for Kali. If I get the laptop build I want I'll have my drive partitioned 3 ways, 1 for Windows, 1 for Debian, and 1 for Kali. I don't think I'll go back to Mac from here on unless I have a real need/reason. My initial need/reason was for school and software development because you can develope in all 3 platforms. Apple likes to F with people in that it's really hard to learn to develop in their environment without having their hardware... sorry, ranting now.... Hopefully someone can chime in on using Kali as a primary... might have to research that more...
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    4GB of RAM Okay for Kali?

    On my MacBook Pro I have 8Gb. I dual boot between macOS and Windows using BootCamp and then I use VMWare Pro to VM my Linux setups and anything else I need to test or develope on. In my VM's I configure whatever distro I use with 2 Cores and 2Gb of RAM. I'm still new and still playing with things and so far so good. I've not come across a problem yet. I would like to have a dedicated Linux build instead of virtual machining it but I can't afford it at the moment. I do have 1 laptop that I consider a beast for myself. A Lenovo ThinkPad W540 with an i7 and 32Gb of RAM and 1Tb SSD. I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. Right now it's not convenient for me to lug that thing around compared to my MacBook Pro (13" vs 17" and maybe 3lbs heavier). It has a few issues that I need to work through (keyboard repair and a full reconfiguration). This laptop I bought with 8Gb and later upgraded it to 32 when I had the cash... Also upgraded the 250Gb Hybrid Drive to an 1Tb SSD. Really wish this MacBook wasn't as closed architectured as it is....
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    4GB of RAM Okay for Kali?

    You can buy what you can afford now and upgrade the RAM later. Unless it's an Apple product or another vendor that likes to solder their memory in place you should be able to open up the case and add or replace/upgrade the memory. I've done it with my IBM/Lenovo ThinkPads without fail. Wish I could do it with my MacBook Pro.
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    ANT500 Tension

    Where is this spring supposed to be? I can't figure out how to get the black cone off to see if I can find a solution to this problem. I removed the screw that holds the antenna to the base but that's as much as I could disassemble without totally destroying the base. I attempted to use a couple of plyers to see if I can twise the cone off but no go... I ordered an antenna package from amazon, and I hope it works out. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073JWDXMG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Not exactly portable compared to the ANT500 but should still work and it was cheap at $15. This might be suitable for the HackRF but might be a little awkward for the YARD Stick that came with the kit. What antenna(s) would you recommend? Hopefully something that will fit in the field kit wrap.
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    No more stickers with orders?

    I bought a one of each sticker set when they were on sale recently... they're reasonably inexpensive... The problem now is if they do start to give then away free with the higher end field kits how will they please people who have recently purchased the kits and didn't get them... I recently purchased an Elite Field Kit, Nano Tactical, Tetra Tactical, and HackRF field kits and never received a set of stickers... They're pretty trivial but still fun upgrading one's laptop sticker game... and for the patches and other nicknacks I received a pineapple wifi patch with the Nano Tactical and one for the Tetra Tactical. I thought it would have been nice to get the Trust Your Technolus pull tag but overall in the end I'm very happy that I receive the hardware that I ordered. The tools and learnig are more important. I think more importantly for the shop is to maybe update the information ont he product packages. The Tetra Tactical doesn't come with a battery anymore and it would be good to list an appropriate battery and source for us to purchase separately on our own if Hak5 can no longer offer them as part of their package. It is nice they include a set of upgraded panel antennas but if I recall my last visit to the product page they are not mentioned as part of the order.
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    ANT500 Tension

    I recently received my RF HACKING FIELD KIT and I'm using the ANT500 with the HackRF. The antenna screws onto the HackRF and the screw connection is snug but the antenna point of connection is loose. The antenna swivels and falls to the table and I'm not sure how to tighten it to keep it standing up. This is not the screw or attachment point with the philips screw, this is something under the black cone. Has anyone else had this problem and is there a solution? If not I might have to keep a couple of LEGO pieces in my field kit to create a little stand to keep the antenna upright.
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    Goodbye Mr. Robot

    For me it is a really good show/series. I think if it were a movie it would not be as good having all that has happened already condensed into a movie .
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    Goodbye Mr. Robot

    Just saw an announcement that the following season (4th, 2018,19) of Mr. Robot will be it’s last. The show was an inspiration... I met Rami Malek a while back at an RSA conference in San Francisco. I got a signed Mr. Robot t-Shirt too...
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    Offline Documentation Softcopy

    Is there documentation to all or any of the Hak5 line of products we can download for offline viewing and reference when needed? I’d like to keep copies locally to reference when I’m offline or in the field...
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