PsypherX

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  1. Yeah, I had some RL things pop up that absolutely couldn't be controlled, so I'm sorry I had to dip out on this one. And yeah, reminders go a long way in making sure people stay aware of the meetings. :)

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  2. Does anyone have a caravan? I think it'd be cool to cram like 8 guys into a caravan and go wardriving while discussing random tech crap. BinRev meeting on the road, anyone? :lol:

    I've got a camcorder, so depending on where we meet, etc., I'll video the meetings so we can post them (wherever for now, most likely YouTube, then embed them later somewhere).

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  3. For starters, get the Adobe Premiere Trial. I love that program. Don't have the full version, though. :(

    Otherwise, get Avid Free DV (http://www.avid.com/freedv/). Be prepared full a rather steep learning curve, if you're not already familiar with it, or have some sort of formal training. I used an Avid system for over a year when I was doing TV news, and it's fully capable. Not sure about how many features the free version has, but I believe it will cover all your bases quite nicely.

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  4. I'm sure you all remember "The Net" with Sandra Bullock.

    We can all agree its super fake. But check this out...

    My family and I were watching the movie, and something caught my eye on the screen. I paused and rewound and OMG. Pause the movie when she is about to go on the trip, and shes on the phone, packing her bag, and she has her checklist open on the computer (sorry i dont know the exact time).

    Pause: *pow* what does the checklist say?

    "Bring 2600 Mag"

    Interesting...

    Hahah that's fucking awesome! I might just have to buy that this weekend just to look for that scene (or frame). :lol:

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  5. If you're not using an FTP client, like WFTP or CuteFTP or (and I recommend this one) SmartFTP, then simply use Internet Explorer and use the following format:

    ftp://username:password@domain.com

    That should set you straight. :)

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  6. i know they say something to the effect that the card may not say orinoco on the label but it's exactly the same thing:
    We have also included a PCMCIA 802.11b Gold Classic Wi-Fi card manufactured by Orinoco.  Some cards carry the Orinoco label, others  carry the Proxim, Enterasys, Avaya, or 2Wire, but they are all manufactured by Orinoco and are the same card. We test each card before we ship and all cards are loaded with the latest firmware and come with a full 1 year no-hassle warranty from us.

    im thinking about ordering from them... was what you got something not functionally the same as an orinoco?

    Bah - it works - I just had to spend some extra time digging around for a compatible driver for my PowerBook, when I had something else lined up and it didn't work. No biggie though - I had a run-in with a seperate hosting provider for another one of my projects and I guess I had a bit of short-fuse syndrome going on.

    All in all - I took my laptop, gps, new PCMCIA card, and all assorted cables out for a test drive tonight, and it performed great. My only problem now is that my inverter keeps shorting out :(. It blew the cigarette lighter fuse in my car a while ago, since I guess it takes more than 150 watts to run my PowerBook, so I hooked it up to my car battery today just to test it, and the first time I turned it on, my car battery sparked. I turned it off, then disconn'ed and reconnected the inverter, and it wouldn't turn on.

    I'll try again tomorrow, but it seems as if my dream of riding around with an inverter won't work that great - at least not the one under my hood. Does anyone know of some relatively inexpensive large, rechargeable, 12V batteries that I can clip my inverter to?

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  7. Those sons of bitches at WarDrivingWorld.com sent me a Dell TrueMobile card instead of a fucking Orinoco Gold Classic, which is WHAT THEY FUCKING ADVERTISED. I know for all intents and purposes, it's damn near the same card, since Lucent manufacture(s/d) Orinoco cards for Proxim, and Lucent also manufactures Dell's cards, but WTF has happened to TRUTH IN FUCKING ADVERTISING?!

    What a way to kick off my week! WOO! :angry::angry::angry:

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  8. we don't have anything to worry about, it is not like anyone here is doing anything illegal.

    Well, I can't speak for EVERYONE here, but I know a lot of people who visit these forums are of the "White Hat" mentality.

    As for me, I'm never going to get close to even crossing that line - I have much too much to lose. Besides, that's what home networks and such are for. ;) Break your own shit. :lol:

    The whole white hat black hat shit was made by a bunch of assholes. There's no such thing. Hackers hack, end of story.

    Thus proving you have much yet to learn.

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  9. This has to be the absolute shittiest execution of modding the Source Engine I've seen.

    Every rule has its exceptions, but the majority of the hackers I know don't have the capacity to go running around willy-nilly with SAWED-OFF SHOTGUNS and shit.

    They even fucking modeled a FLOPPY DISK. ROFL.

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  10. Free cash?! I've got many ideas you can do with free money the best one i can think of is give some to me! =p

    Scratch the thing about free cash - I've gotta front the bill for a press dinner coming up next month to the tune of $400. And I thought it was taken care of. :(

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  11. I don't know about you guys, but wardriving got old the first 10,000 miles I put on the car ...

    Hah! I'm just looking for an excuse to spend some of my free cash and have fun with technology for a little while. Much like everything else, the novelty wears off, but there's just something badass about running around with an inverter, GPS unit, hotspot detector, laptop, and all the nifty cables and shit that it entails.

    Now all I have to do is change the "DING!" sound Kismac makes when it finds an open hotspot to Admiral Ackbar saying, "IT'S A TRAP!" and I'll be all set. :lol:

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  12. Be careful ordering those, lots of guys pass off the non-classics as classics, and even if they aren't being deliberate, some of them just don't know any better (while advertising that they are classics, the are infact pre-wifi: I didn't want it THAT classic  :P)

    Like hbp, I ordered mine from the guys at WardrivingWorld, and they have a solid reputation among those in the WiFi arena. I have no worries, and hey, I can always return it. :P

    Those Senaos look nice though - I might have to pick one up one of these days. :)

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  13. This is the basic.
    * Laptop Computer - At least a pentium 100 with a free PCMCIA slot and serial port for GPS.

    * 802.11b-compliant wireless ethernet card

    * The Software, Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac, everyone is supported.

    Optional: GPS receiver for location tracking. A way to get around, a car, bus, subway,

    walking, bike.

    Currently im using my ThinkPad laptop with a ralink pcmcia wifi card + kismet and

    ethereal on freeBSD 6.0

    And I went the extra step and hooked up a Garmin eTrex Venture to mine via a Serial-to-USB adapter cable so I can make plotted maps of hotspot locations through KisMac (basically, Kismet for Macs).

    All you really need to start though, is a WiFi-enabled laptop and some free software like NetStumbler or Kismet, etc.

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  14. I just started my wardriving a few weeks ago, with my new Thinkpad and a

    ralink pcmcia card.

    Picked up 108 networks just today ^_^ witch is pritty good i think considering

    is live in a small town

    Yeah, it has to be. I did a drive-through of downtown D.C. about a year ago, and had an INSANE amount of unsecure networks popping up (>200), and I was only showing those that weren't encrypted by any means.

    Plus, I was using the standard Airport Extreme card that's built into the PowerBook, and had to keep the screen down (where the antenna is), so I didn't pick up nearly as many hotspots as I could have.

    It will definitely prove very interesting once I get everything hooked up and working again. :)

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  15. I just ordered an Orinoco Gold Classic 802.11b card, along with a 7.0 dBi 9" magnetic antenna with 5' low-loss cable to add to my nifty collection of wardriving/plotting gear.

    I have a Garmin etrex Venture that I have hooked up via a serial-to-USB cable adapter that sends coordinate info to my PowerBook running Kismac. Man, I can't wait to get the rest of that stuff and canvas my new neighborhood.

    Now I just need to get my power inverter working again, since the cigarette lighter attachment blew the fuse and I've yet to replace it. :unsure:

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  16. If you don't know ppc assembler, then I think the cpu difference is mostly a nonissue. Apart from my intel imac being significantly faster than my powerbook was, I don't see a lot of differences, really.

    I would be willing to bet that the Intel-based MacBooks don't fry your fucking nutsack like most of Apple's laptops are known to do. :cry:

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  17. i've seen a lot of really cheesey "we'll crack your rar" shareware programs out there, i know rar uses aes 128 bit, but is there any freewear program that will do this?

    No freeware programs I know of, but you can simply download a trial of a commerical program.

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  18. :jawa: Im too noobish to know what phreaking is :jawa:

    Basically, exploration and subsequent exploitation of phones and phone systems. The exploitation is not necessarily always illegal, and in many cases, simply done to gain further access or discover more knowledge.

    Even simpler? Hacking phones.

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  19. ...any gamer has the "apple sucks" attitude.

    I'm a gamer and I'm an Apple fanboy. At least I was, until they started whoring themselves out and opening up their world to problems we haven't even imagined yet.

    The thing with Apple, is that their shit just works. And if it doesn't (typically only speaking about hardware here - and make no mistake, they ARE a hardware company more than anything else), they know exactly how to fix it, and in a timely fashion. Now they're bringing the wonderful world of Windows to an Apple machine that runs off an Intel chip?!

    WTF is the world coming to?

    I still love Apple products, and the Mac OS (it's fucking beautiful in every way), AND I also understand why they've done what they've done (from a business perspective), but I can't help but feel a little disappointed. It's the principle.

    /shrug

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  20. I really look forward to a chance to help getting hackerparty off the ground. Is that still your baby, or on hold for now? No worries either way. Welcome back  :rock:

    I'm not sure where HackerParty stands atm - for now, the magazine's my top priority, and then I can start taking a look around at some of the other projects.

    Rest assured, though, your Activism Starter Guide will be prominently displayed for the release of it. ;)

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  21. we don't have anything to worry about, it is not like anyone here is doing anything illegal.

    Well, I can't speak for EVERYONE here, but I know a lot of people who visit these forums are of the "White Hat" mentality.

    As for me, I'm never going to get close to even crossing that line - I have much too much to lose. Besides, that's what home networks and such are for. ;) Break your own shit. :lol:

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  22. Why not try secret option #3:

    Contact the people in charge on the Linux Kernel Mailing List - aka the people that hack the code every day and have the power to get it fixed faster then anybody else - and tell them what you know?

    That way, they can fix it in the current branch of the kernel, but disclose the vulnrability that is still in the older versions and let everybody know they need to update. And that way not only have you done a good deed, but you get props from everybody at the same time.

    The best of both worlds.

    QFMFT

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  23. Hey guys - I know it's been a long time, and I KNOW you're all awaiting the release of Binary Revolution Magazine, and I must - MUST - apologize for it's VERY LONG and UNEXCUSABLE delay.

    The fact of the matter is, a lot of you know I got married last year, and I also changed jobs in the time I've been a part of this community. With that said, I've had a lot on my plate in terms of getting started off on the right foot with both my marriage and my career, and I've had to make some sacrifices in terms of magazine/graphic design production.

    With that being said, a lot of good has come of it. I'm now in a place where I'm financially stable (not totally free quite yet ;)), and my marriage is looking better each day. I have had numerous conversations with my wife about the time that might possibly be involved with these extracurricular activities of mine, and we both think that not only I have the time to do it, but that I should do it.

    With all the time and effort spent in setting myself up a solid foundation for my marriage and career taken care of, I now have much more time to dedicate to Binary Revolution, both the magazine and the community. Expect to see me on the boards more often, and expect the long-awaited arrival on Binary Revolution Magazine in time for HOPE.

    Once again, I apologize to any of you who think I've forgotten about BinRev, or what it stands for, but rest assured, I have not.

    I hope everyone's been well in my absence, and I look forward to getting to know those of you who have arrived in the meantime. :)

    Take care,

    PsypherX

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