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  1. I'm going to Outerz0ne and looking to share a room. I reserved a room (at the non-con rate) just in case but I'd rather dump it and split a room with someone else. If you are interested send me a pm. Thanks!
  2. Hey all. As droops mentioned it is now illegal to engage in locksport in Tennessee unless you are a licensed locksmith. Linkage: ALOA's "English" version of the law: The actual law: (g) No person who is not licensed under this act shall possess, use, sell, or offer to sell any code book, lock picking tool, manipulation key, try-out key, safe opening tool, or car opening tool. (h) No person shall sell, offer to sell, or give to any person not licensed under this act any code book, lock picking tool, manipulation key, try-out key, safe opening tool, or car opening tool. There are a few exemptions listed that could be plausable, but unless anyone knows a recently deceased locksmith that I can claim left me a bunch of picks I don't want to try selling again this year. I was suspicious if it was somehow related to last years PhreakNIC but after looking closer I realized that it was passed well before PNX, it didn't take effect until July 2007 though. It's also worded loosely enough to cover bump keys although it doesn't mention them by name. Oh yes, it also covers safe cracking. So, sitting in your own home minding your own business you can now commit several new crimes. I was really interested in giving a talk on lockpicking and advanced locks this year but not being allowed to discuss picking pretty much killed it. I may try to come up with something else though but it's looking grim.
  3. I'm dipping my toe in the water, anyone here still got space in their room? I'll pay my portion and throw food/booze/hax your way as well.
  4. Good job on the video. I brought equipment but was too busy to use any of it, maby at the next con.
  5. Pft, I've got a 4-way quad-core POWER5 (16 cpu's) at work going completely unused, I can turn out seti@home numbers like you wouldn't believe. And for those that may not be aware the CCC puts on other events also but the Chaos Computer Camp only happens every 4 years.
  6. The price came down to $1337. This gets you into DEFCON as well as a chartered flight to the Chaos Computer Camp site in Berlin immediately following that. I'm making serious considerations to going but I can't go unless enough people do it too and this gets off the ground. They are asking for at least $680 down by June 15th to verify you will be going. What the Hacker Foundation is providing: * Admission to DefCon * Airfare from Las Vegas to Frankfurt * Special charter flight from Frankfurt to Finow Airport, the location of the CCC2007 * Admission and Accommodations at CCC2007 * Open-ended return flight from Berlin to Major US Cities (pick when you want to come back!) What you still need to account for: * Transportation to DefCon * Lodging at DefCon * Food HoAP Wiki: Other info: I've never been to DEFCON or a CCC event so this will be a whirlwind of a week. Mailing list for updates: info[@] -dosman
  7. We will have several kick-ass pranks setup. Keep an eye out for interesting things and come prepared, old school.
  8. The Packet Sniffers will be there hosting the Lock Picking Pagoda. We'll have lots of different picking and bumping gear for sale and also have locks available all weekend long to pick. I'll also have several high security locks and cutaways there.
  9. Even through the question was answered I don't get to quote batch files very often anymore. This runs in the background and waits for a given drive letter to show up; at that point it dumps the new drive letter to your desktop in a new directory. The only trick is the ability to delay between cycles, unix tools for windows are good or an old copy of choice for batch files works well. @echo off rem XP batch file - checks for insertion of a new drive letter, then copies rem all files from it to a local drive and exits. rem The nul device exists in every directory which allows this to work. set FLASHDRV=H: set LOCALPATH=%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\flash_drive :loop if exist %FLASHDRV%\nul goto execute rem you may have to roll your own sleep util sleep 5 rem choice /N /C:Key /T:Key,Delay < CLOCK$ > NUL goto loop :execute echo Copying files from %FLASHDRV% to %LOCALDRV%... if not exist "%LOCALPATH%\nul" md "%LOCALPATH%" xcopy %FLASHDRV%\*.* "%LOCALPATH%" /g /r /e /c /y exit
  10. I've got an old tube tester but I've never had the need to test any tubes (yet). I don't know if it even works, I've had the thing for close to a decade now. Mine is in a large wooden case.
  11. mud

    Moo coding (MUD) is a lot of fun. On one Moo I was helping on they had a bot duplicate for every player on the system. Late one evening I was bored and added some code to the parent object that allowed all the bots to randomly steal the objects of players in the same room as them. A couple days later I logged in and ran into a bewildered player who encountered this new capability. Apparently about a dozen of them had ran into the same room as him, mugged him of all his objects, and then all ran out of the room. I think it was the most hilarious thing I had ever heard of on a Moo. Yea, you can have lots of fun and learn quite a bit. I think the thing that makes MUD/Moo coding so much fun is that your code actually interacts with people in a direct way. I don't know much about common MUD's but Moo's have some really nice networking capabilities too. You could think of it as having IRC servers that can communicate with each other. I can't really program but I can do enough with Moo code to do some interesting things. It's a little ugly but it gets things done I couldn't do otherwise.
  12. Yes, LP101. They have their reasons for what they do but some of the attitudes there just irk me. Even TOOOL has information they don't provide publicly but LP101 is community driven so I don't agree with the 'you cant discuss that here because your not in our advanced club' mentality. They also have a strong desire to qwell discussions about any other lockpicking sites except their own, just try sending yourself a PM with for one (There are other examples too). I've tried to keep Lockenpedia under the radar there so it's not banned (yet). They do have a lot of good information and I appreciate the info they do provide publicly though. I'm happy to see information about them included in Lockenpedia, I have refrained from doing so myself since I'm biased.
  13. I tried to search the forums on lockpicking to see if it is discussed much here but it was just hanging (yay forum problems). Anyway, I've started a wiki on locks and picking called Lockenpedia: I'm always interested in finding pictures and info on locks but there's not too much of this info online (TOOOL has published some great information though). Some of the places that do have this info tend to rub me the wrong way with their attitudes towards ownership and guarding of information so I've started this project to provide a free and unhindered resource for the locksport community. We've got a few articles on locks but mostly we have pictures for now. I've been slowly collecting some rare and unusual locks and have been putting pics up on the wiki (Sargent & Greenleaf 831b, a few payphone locks, the EVVA magnetic lock, and other high security locks). This is the exact type of thing I've been wanting to find for a while now so I decided to just start it myself. I've got virtually unlimited storage space for photos and videos to support this project, this could be the for lock picking if others wanted to help . So anyway, come check us out! If you are interested in writing articles about locks, picking locks, locksmithing tools, techniques, or taking photos of your tools and locks we would love to have your contributions. Or just come by to see what we have. All feedback is welcome, thanks!
  14. Firstly, I am not endorsing pirate radio, just voicing some opinions and providing information. A couple things to consider. Ham operators are not allowed to broadcast in the technical sense, ie: only two-way conversations are allowed. One way transmissions like what you hear on your AM/FM radio are not allowed with just a Ham license. Truthfully you're going to be better off not getting any license if you intend to be a pirate. (Ham + pirate = loss of license + fines / no license + pirate = just fines or a slap on the wrist depending on circumstances). Next, I would highly encourage you to study FCC regulations pertaining to "unidentified transmissions" (Which your pirate station would be considered since it doesn't have an FCC assigned call-sign). If you are going to knowingly do something wrong you need to understand the full consequences of your actions so you can be prepared. If you are a large enough nuisance (next paragraph) the FCC will take your radio, all associated gear, and even the property it's located at. This means you can loose your house if you are broadcasting from there. However it's very unlikely it would come to that unless you where causing very significant problems. The nuisance factor. Honestly, a clean low power FM transmitter that only gets a couple miles of distance shouldn't draw too much attention. Here is how to get yourself caught though: use a miss-aligned transmitter or big linear amp that you can pick up across the entire FM dial (Or across several kHz of spectrum on the shortwave band). If you can pick up your station on multiple frequencies (Harmonics) then you are asking for trouble because it means your transmitter is malfunctioning. Whatever transmitter you get check the harmonics with a scanner and be certain it's not generating excess noise. A harmonic is a multiple of your transmission frequency. So, if you are transmitting on 98.1MHz, harmonic frequencies would be 196.2MHz, 294.3MHz, 392.4MHz, 490.5MHz, ect. Also check for splatter around your center frequency and the air band (108MHz-137MHz), you definitely don't want pilots hearing you instead of the control tower while they are landing. If your transmitter is jamming a police or emergency service channel you will get noticed very quickly and 'stopped'. Personally I don't have a problem with the idea of pirate transmissions, however it's unfortunate that most pirates don't realize the true problems they can cause and why a clean and proper operating transmitter is vital to not getting caught. You can get filters to put on your antenna that will block the harmonics if your transmitter is noisy, however it's better to have the transmitter fixed so it doesn't generate the harmonics in the first place (Harmonics = wasted energy from your intended frequency). But filters are better than stomping on everyone around you at the very least. The ARRL website has a lot of good information that you could use even if you don't want to be a ham: Good luck.
  15. Very good question. Lock picking contests are like Elvis, they are often talked about but rarely spotted in the wild. Honestly I'd say the best bet to find one is to keep an eye on the forums at and also check the posted activities of every hacker con as they roll around. Notacon 2007 would be good to watch for one, probably also Schmoocon. The HackerPimps hosted the one at pnX, I'd keep an eye on their website too for future contests. Lastly, don't be afraid to host one yourself