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  1. I'd recommend the student development kit from: http://www.ccsinfo.com/education.shtml It's a bit complex (and expensive 150), but you can build really cool things with a nice C programming interface. It has a ton of sample code and a nice book of tutorials. Each tutorial has a lesson structure where you do things like setup an RS232 link. The kit comes with some parts too. Other than that just request samples.
  2. Good info!
  3. Sorry, I don't usually post here, but this is just another example of what pisses me off. How did these guys get a patent for that. filed in 1998. WTF. A patent has to be new, non obvious, and ingenious. I don't think wardialing was new in 1998. Maybe I should go file for a patent on bluetooth scanning, war driving, 2.4GHz snooping, exchange scanning, or packet sniffing. Tards.
  4. Amulet Technologies — www.amulettechnologies.com Decade Engineering — www.decadenet.com Designtech Engineering Co. — www.designtechengineering.com Earth Computer Technologies — www.earthlcd.com EMAC, Inc. — www.emacinc.com Excel Technology Intl. Corp. — www.lcdexceltech.com Front Panel Express LLC — www.frontpanelexpress.com Mosaic Industries, Inc. — www.mosaic-industries.com Earth LCD has ton's to choose from. I'd start there. Amulet easy gui is cool if you want a product that's mostly finished. It's a little co$tly though...
  5. I have been in places that make everything magnetic on my dashboard stick to the window, but my lappy still works fine. Electromagnetics is not really the way to go. I think that the ony way, and I know you said no fire or acid, but the only way to completely remove hard drive evidence is to burn it to ash. An official DoD wipe of material that is non top secret is to write zeros 7 times. I think I read somewhere that hard drives can store data from up to 12 writes in the magnetic domains of the disk, so I guess you could try to write garbage(alternating 1's and 0's not just 0's) to the disk say 20 times. 160 GB * 20 = 3.2 TB . Most benchmarks I've seen put the write time for an uncached file around 35 MB/s for similar drives. So thats like 91000 seconds, or around 25 hours. That's not taking into account the program needed to write chunks to the drive, so that would probably slow it down. It'd be neet to write something for this... in asm or something.
  6. Newark is WAY overpriced and digikey has a minimum order of somewhere around 45 CAD. Almost every city has an electronics store that isn't radio shack. There was a book around that I seem to remember... it was big and yellow... I can't remember the slogan, but it was catchy. Anyway... any electronic store should have a non polarized 150 V cap on the shelf.
  7. Maximum file size in FAT is 2 GB, maximum file size in FAT32 is 4GB. So this usb device probably creates a frickin huge file on your comp that's encrypted with a certificate on board the device. The device probably just has some drivers and a unique encryption key... Just a guess though. It's certainly not 4 GB of non volatile memory for 14$.
  8. I am a geek too, so here's some info on 3M scotch weld dp-460 EG, which is the 3m recommended adhesive for bonding hard drive internals. 2 Composition/Information on Ingredients 4,7,10-TRIOXATRIDECANE-1,13-DIAMINE(40 - 70 percent) 4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENE PHENOL (10 - 30 percent) EPICHLOROHYDRIN POLYMER MODIFIED DIGLYCIDYL ETHER OF BISPHENOL A (7-13 percent) AMORPHOUS SILICA (3 - 7 percent) 2,4,6-TRIS((DIMETHYLAMINO)METHYL)PHENOL (1-5 percent) NOTE: MODIFIED DIGLYCIDYL ETHER OF BISPHENOL A is a Trade Secret. That's a lot of shiite that i can neither pronounce or comprehend. Here's a PDF on Scotch Weld That's from 99, so I'd imagine that the stuff they use today is similar. I'm waiting for a call back from the sales rep on an appropriate solvent. Edit: He called back and said it was basically permanent, and needs to be grinded off of the piece to remove it. Sounds like a challenge.
  9. What happens when your hard drive fails when you are getting gas in Assrape Montana?
  10. I think the os is Symbian, but I thought it was C++ and Java. The fone does support J2ME apps on MIDP 1.0. MIDP is the java runtime environment for the fone... not really an OS. Here's a link for a good place to start: http://www.forum.nokia.com/main/0,6566,015_205,00.html And some MIDP nfo: http://java.sun.com/products/midp/ and some Symbian nfo: http://www.symbian.com/ You should try to write your own progz. A red box/tone dialer prog should be pretty easy. Go to the library and get the fatty book with J2ME on the cover in huge letters. BTW I just couldn't resist - Good luck blue boxing with your cell fone....
  11. That was a nice non mathy description of fhss. I'm just wondering about: Does that mean that if you sniff a beacon frame you can sync up with the modulated ciphertext? Also, how is the cyphertext decrypted. In the case of 802.11b, the receiver radio does not necessarily know who the sender is. You can demod the signal, but you'll be left with cipher text... or is encryption just an option for when you're using two dedicated point to point links.
  12. Has anybody tried waste, I think its open src now? Its encrypted, but then, once you allow everyone here on there, it's not really secure. Cough :: entrapment :: cough cough . I like IRC, at least I know it's not secure.
  13. I love Canada. And my cousin, err no wait just my cousin. Where did you move from to not notice positive things in Canada, Iceland... Australia..., there are very few places that allow us as much freedom as we receive here. Also, everyone here is so fuckin docile. Maybe Manitoba is different, I guess you guys don't have a hockey team or anything, and your surrounded by a shitload of PCB laden death ponds, but anyways... I need another drink. Last day of classes today oh yeah!
  14. Atmel's and PICs are cool, if you're getting into micros, there's some good low cost internet related shiz at: http://www.edtp.com In the interest of making the internet my bitch, I've just bought a 3.3V NICki and a pic 18f452 easy ethernet. I'm reading that book on the site too, it's a great introductory text on micros for communications.
  15. The chip is rated from 0 to 8MHz, so you can choose a value any where around there depending on your application. I believ that the crystals need the external capacitors to load the crystal to ensure that it operates at it's rated frequency. The load capacitance is specified in the crystal specs, more load capacitance can cause a lower operating frequency etc.