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    The phorce is with me!
  1. As for 'useful' I always recommend assembly. Knowing it will get you far and I also vote for Lisp, particularly Scheme as for ease of learning, still why some schools teach it. Java or C are also great to know. I would say learn Java, then move to the easier js, it is an easy transition.
  2. This actually reminds me of a magazine I have stared to see out here called HACKER. All in Japanese but very technical and in depth. The code examples are great but for 15usd and the lack of any European language makes it tough to always pick up.
  3. While not in the military so I do not know all the ins and outs however, they do not check or log cid/ani here. Actually, they don't even use it on the live operator. As for the automated operator, I am unsure if it is logged. I have dialed in from all sorts of numbers and it never rejects me or pauses. Once I did get switched to the live operator but I think I fat fingered and miss-punched digits. Ah hah, yes, I forgot to mention this, you can dial out to POTS networks if you find one of the many dial out gateways. This is a slightly limited feature though, our generic access code is # followed by two digits but that will only dial a 1-xxx-xxx-xxxx number. It will only work on part of the network though. I imagine other installations have a similar setup but that will take some testing. On some of the network, full unblocked international dialing is also allowed without an access code, but this is tricky to find, and I can tell you, it is logged and checked monthly, but not recorded or monitored.
  4. I have been working overseas for a while on military installations, on network infrastructure, and have been trying to learn as much as possible on the Defense Switched Network, a wonderful untapped resource of phone numbers. If you don't know its pretty much a non secure, semi private, worldwide phone network, with area codes and all. Enlisted people and officers all have home DSN lines, all offices on an installation have at least one DSN line, and even small things like a convenience store will have at least two DSN lines in it. If you understand the amount of US installations in the world, this is huge. Not to mention all the DSL, intercom systems, alarm systems, and fax machines etc... I have seen hooked up on DSN twisted pair. Ahh.. but how do you call into it, well, that is still the tricky part. When I was in the states what I did was just call a local installation, not a recruiting office but a real location, and ask for the operator. She would then connect me to the number or location I asked. This is actually even harder than you think, until now. Unless you got someone who was too dumb or too busy to care you had to be real specific on what you were trying to reach and usually give your name. They almost never check the name so any Capitan Jones would be okay. Getting them to transfer you into an international location takes a bit of begging but always seems to work. Thanks to the government we have a partial list of what can be reached and the various area codes within the system all in pdf format here: and a semi out of date listing here in a lovely text file: Now, something else I know is every Installation has its own access number on the public phone system for dialing into an automated operator to be patched into the DSN. Since I only know mine, I will not give away my location but these can't be too hard to find, hell I bet you could SE the live operator into giving it to you. With that.. the number scanning would be amazing. please.. no calling generals at 4am.
  5. I've been living in Tokyo for a few months now with some years to go and as dual pointed out to me the Tokyo 2600 is about 2 people deep on it's best month. I may think about revamping this in the future. While I have very little free time with my cable monkey gig I do love the scene and anything I can do to help others. I don't mind taking visitors around and such from time to time but I feel I may be alone on the binrev front. My question is: Any other binrevers in Japan, ideally the Tokyo area? and.. If you are, lets organize a meeting.
  6. Natas- Could you add all the old daily defaults as well or do those not exist anymore?
  7. My trunk is loaded with random stuff for the taking.. see everyone tomorrow night!
  8. Here I figured you may just be in the burbs and need a ride... not Iowa.. eek. If you make it close let someone know and we can make sure you get downtown.
  9. An easy start for you would be to set up a website you have control over or a box. Then send them a link to a funny picture or item hosted on said site or box. Once you know they visited it go check out the logs. Reading logs is easy even for a beginner and will take you far.
  10. You got my message that I will be there. If anyone else is interested though I will be cleaning out the closet and bringing some of my old equipment down. Most of it will be telco related and as always... free to a good home.
  11. While I have little experience with them I know a few people that build and use honeypots on real business networks and I always thought it could make for an interesting discussion. I would be happy to put you in touch with them.
  12. You know I am in. The token ring will be deployed.
  13. Wow... looks like I will be in town for this one, see you guys there.
  14. Not much of an explanation needed.. just mirror what you want before they find out. I think this is what I like best about it:
  15. wow, i just got time to watch wstv 1 and 2. kick ass man. i love ue but rarely do it anymore, good suggestions about the backpack. most of the time i use one for my tools and i fit right in almost anywhere. another piece of advice i cant give out enough for this stuff is while you say something along the lines of look like you belong there. i always look like i dont want to be there, like its a bad job. ive walked past a few people in deep tunnels just sighing and looking like i really dont want to be there but must, its also the key to getting in a lot of places. keep up the good work and waiting for new eps!