Da Ch33z

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  1. This sounds similar to the program at my old high school, or at least the engineering part. Ours was a four-year high school curriculum that consisted of both hardware and software classes. I'm not too sure of what the classes entailed exactly (I was in a different program entirely), but I know that when you graduated from the program, you were A+ hardware and software certified, and had the opportunity to take some other certification exams (for CCNA and stuff) at reduced fees. It's an appealing alternative to kids who want to work right out of high school instead of going on to more school, and also as a fall-back option should college not go so well. Not to mention you can apply the credits you earn toward a 2- or 4-year degree. Basically, fewer kids wandering aimlessly unemployed or from one joe job to the next. Overall it was a great program, and I always asked myself why it wasn't offered everywhere in my state. Part of me thinks it is limited by the government's "omg haxorz" paranoia, and the unwillingness to fund that which is not football in some high schools. EDIT: Oh, and we also had an unrelated programming class, and it was total garbage. The title of the class may as well have been Age of Empires.
  2. KDE Desktop is better for people who are used to Windows and *nix noobs, but Gnome is more stable and faster I think.
  3. Come on baby...I'm the dawg! I don't go to the strip clubs...I bring the strip clubs to me! oic I'll remember that next time you're in town
  4. Actually that was right after I got diagnosed with diabetes and I wasn't feeling like it. That, and I wanted to save you the trouble of sneaking me and Exvitel into a strip club. We're only 17 after all...
  5. So how did the meeting turn out? I couldn't make it because I was out bombing embassies with Dell laptop batteries. Was there free stuff? Lectures? PIE?!
  6. I got one as a gift and I got one solder done and tried to start the second when half of the tip chipped off and you have to buy a new one for $19... Coldheats are horrible Forget the Coldheat Soldering Iron. They suck. For the same price you can go to Home Depot and get a Butane powered Weller Iron that works 100% better. I also heard that those Coldheat soldering irons spark too. Really bad for electronic related stuff. Mine not only sparks, it spits flames and sings the blues.
  7. Is it possible to locate someone by dialing his dns server?
  8. 813

    Area Code 813 Here in the Tampa area, we gots payphones, and Wi-Fi networks out the ass. You just have to look in the right areas. Possible locations: Citrus Park Town Center- Payphones, nice food court, close proximity to Westchase, a neighborhood with dozens of unencrypted wireless networks (trust me, it's a potential hacker playground), and a wicked awesome 20-screen movie theater. Blackhawk Coffee Cafe- Very good coffeehouse and nice local Wi-Fi hotspot. Between Bayshore Blvd and I-4. University Mall- Across the street lies Jimmy John's: the BEST SANDWICH SHOP EVER. I know there are meetings in Orlando and Boca Raton, but those are far away. Tampa is nice, I only live 30 minutes southwest of the metro Tampa area. I know me and Exvitel live and go to skool here (the same skool, in fact), and if anyone else is in or near the 813, gimme a shout. I'm around.
  9. 813

    I've been really busy, sorry I couldn't make the last few meetings. Homework piles up, especially with 2 AP classes... Anyway, I'll try to be there in the future with some project ideas.
  10. Some of you who read my power transformer dilemma know that I recently went vacationing in Greece (and a little bit of Turkey). God knows why, but while I was there, I got pictures of a few payphones. I guess I figured someone here might enjoy them, since they are quite different from ones in the U.S. These are Greek cardphones found all over the place: pic 1 pic 2 pic 3 pic 4 This is a multinational coin phone in Fira, Santorini that has a few different languages: pic 5 And the Turkish phone kiosk thingy: pic 6 pic 7
  11. Does anyone know what frequency/-ies school buses typically use? I just repaired my dad's old CB radio and when I go back to school, I wanna try to talk to the bus drivers. Don't ask me why, it just seems like a lot of short-term fun.
  12. 813

    Also, if anyone has any 'toys' or any junk they wanna get rid of, bring it to the meetings and someone is bound to take it. Exvitel was getting all hot in his pants when he saw that big box of modems and phones and stuff. Please, think of the children.
  13. check incodenet.com and see what they have. That's where one of my dad's old co-workers got a writer.
  14. What about SQL injections?
  15. I finally finished repairing and found the antenna for my dad's old CB radio from the 70s. It seems to work fine, but I don't really know what to do with it. My goal was just to get it working again, but now that it is, I want to actually use it for something. Any ideas of what I can do?
  16. You can also SE with heavy objects and various kitchen tools.
  17. Dude, what the fuck. It should be a crime to be so ignorant. Octal, you are a disgrace. Hang your head in shame.
  18. Bell system? I prefer pony express. Nice sticker though.
  19. I thought one of the main points of the Binary Revolution was to show that the word "hacker" is not synonymous with "asshole" and to try and remove the negative stigma attached to hacking. You people are doing exactly the opposite with these MySpace hacks and stuff. Why do you mess with people who have done nothing to you? What reason could you possibly have for stealing other peoples' information? Is it simply because you can? Is it that you have a personal dislike of myspace.com and are taking it out on its members? Or are you just a bunch of liberal pussies who feel like you can do anything you like? Some hacks actually have a practical purpose, and some can even be beneficial, but this is just pointlessly malicious. Try and do something productive for once, dickwads.
  20. It's a portable unit, but it's fuckin huge because the definition of "portable" has changed since the 70s. I mean, look at the first "portable" computers. Those things weighed more than most of the people who used them. But yeah, its antenna was meant to be mounted on a car/truck (it has holes for bolting it to stuff, too), and the unit itself has a mount for the inside of the vehicle. It'd be funny to drive around with a huge antenna hanging out thewindow of my dad's truck.
  21. 813

    Meeting tomorrow! w00tz :spamcan:
  22. I doubt it will really help you, but I read this article about a month ago, and found it to be quite interesting. I don't know a lot about Linux networking, so I can't offer advice or anything of that nature.
  23. 813

    There has been a rash of muggings and stuff in and around Tampa, but it's no cause for super phj33rness. Just don't be retarded about your possessions and mind your wallet. Any sensible person should be fine. There are only a few malls near Tampa anyway. Westshore is too out of the way, and so is Citrus Park. International is way too classy for us, and everything else is in Pinellas or Pasco. University is just logical. Besides, I go to Middleton...The Belmont Heights area is much worse than University Square.
  24. My dilemma is as follows: While recently travelling in Greece, I had to use a power transformer for the outlets to convert 220V/50Hz to 120V/60Hz. However, the transformer's wattage rating was high; 50-1600 watts. It worked for things like the charger for my mom's computer and cell phone, but not for low-watt things. Specifically, I was trying to charge my GameBoy Advance, but the wattage for the GBA adaptor is less than 50. I was wondering if there is a way to alter the transformer to use lower wattage appliances and if so, how would one go about doing it? (Preferrably with no explosions, brownouts, etc.)
  25. You know those AirFone things they have on a lot of airlines where you can pop it out and use a credit card to call people and check the stock market and shit like that??? </run-on sentence> I was wondering if any of you have ever delved into this particular type of payphones, and if so, what can one do with them? I personally don't like flying much, but so far this summer I've flown to SC, Greece, Chicago, Houston, and San Antonio, and the AirFones have been present on all the flights but one. They arouse my curiosity...