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  1. I don't use Facebook. Anyway I'm happy to go with the flow, there are about 6 talks I want to see. I'm a little tempted to enter a few contests, like the "Beverage" Cooling Contraption Contest and there was some PCB design one (although the rules made is sound less interesting), but I don't see myself lugging over my shit from the UK. I might do the cooling one if I can find the time/plumbing supplies and air compressor/and/or parts at the right price. Other than that I don't really have any plans, as I'll just do whatever I feel like when I'm there.
  2. I'll be in Vegas from Wednesday to Monday (little busy on the Wednesday day time) but I'd be up for a meetup.
  3. haha, yeah. They seem to be really pushing their tickets this year. They will even look up flights/ travel plans for you. I guess sales are not at a point where they want or they just want more people. I will say from their schedule there are a handful for interesting talks I'd like to see, but I can only make one con a year. I also don't really get the whole hotel Pennsylvania thing, there are loads of cheap hotels and hostels in NYC which are clean and fairly nice. The hotel Pennsylvania is a shit hole that should be fixed up or ripped down. I'm sure they could find somewhere else to have future HOPE's.
  4. Why is it not a good idea? He stands by what he did. Not everyone in the "hacker scene" seems to think he is a rat. I think he should come to HOPE and Defcon. There, if people can act like adults, there can be discussion about where/how these lines get drawn (again, pointing to the fact that this is *not* a clear cut issue). Well ruling out any of the so called threats on his life, there will still be people out to fuck with him. Asking people to act like adults when their around friends and intoxicated is a hard thing to ask. I think his best bet would to be to do a few interviews and then keep his head down for a year until it blows over. From his augments alone makes me dislike him, I have no personal issues with the man but to me a rat is a rat, whether its clear cut or not.
  5. What a douchebag. They say he is going to DefCon and Hope this year, that is not a great idea on his part.
  6. I'm very happy, can you tell me the anthropological significance of lolcats in the community?
  7. So its a while away but I thought I'd put this out there. DEF CON 18 is on July 29th - August 1, 2010 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, and I've already booked up my hotel and flights as the rates are good, so I'll be in Las Vegas from Tuesday 27 July and I'm leaving on the Monday 2 August and I was wondering if there was a BinRev meet up again this year and if so who is coming? (edit for typo fix)
  8. I would have thought unless it was one of those Xerox style photocopiers that are networked and replace the need for an additional laser printer a hard drive would be a waste of money from a manufacturing stand point, as you really only need a gigs at the very most if its a one user at a time unit, even with an auto-feeder for the document.
  9. Yeah. Also car whisperer still works, nothing quite like putting voices in peoples head while they wait for their coffee at Starbucks
  10. Well I remember seeing photo's from two or more of them. I'm not sure where they had it last year or the year before.
  11. now that is some scary shit... and i thought that google was the one violating everyones privacy.... O_O http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/ They would most likely just give you their data if you asked
  12. You did run /etc/init.d/wicd start ?
  13. I'm not really a fan of Android myself, as app support across the sea of hardware is not what it should be. But at a hardware level it looks cool, I think it will be a tech toy and user support will be a joke at best like what Nokia do, so you are not going to see your granny using one. If it has host USB support I'll go out and buy one when they comes out, if not i'll just wait until they come on the market used for $30. Right now the ClarionMIND looks good for the price and the size, as I've seen them for under $120 new and its trivial at best to get it working how you want and with the OS you want.
  14. Can you specify what "things illegal" were being done in the name of hacking in the time-frame "just before there was Unix" please? Before Unix there were people who Used "Phreaking" because AT&T Company Existed as a Phone Exchange and a Dial-Up Provider. Peoples are of Every color. They are From a great "Hacker" to a Great "Explorer". Belive me or Not "Anarchists" are everywhere, So were they Back then ! Damn, they only had dial-up back then in the 60's? Poor bastards, I don't know how they managed. I wonder what facebook was like back then?
  15. so if I were to try to intercept and unencrypt traffic... what would one do You could look into vpn man in the middle attacks.
  16. Most run Windows POS (Point of Sale) or Windows Piece Of Shit as its commonly known to anyone that has had the unpleasantness of working with it. Some also use Windows XP for embedded systems. Traffic is run through a VPN.
  17. I think the film had some good points, but I have no idea what Leo Laporte has to do with hacking, or why they kept going back to him through out the documentary. Also the whole thing about Russian hackers being so poor when they were growing up and not having access to computers, that apparently, the ones backed by the Russian mob can execute their own code inside their heads, was a little odd. Are we to expect a population of hackers running Linux on their brains, maybe inside a VM, lol.
  18. I used Plogger for a while, its open source so you can make any needed changes to fit your needs. http://www.plogger.org/
  19. I noticed like a lot of people a very political undertone, which you may or may not like. New York is a really nice place to wonder around and there are always things to do, so even if people don't enjoy the talks or other events, I don't think you can get bored in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  20. I have to say I don't really like the taste of Club-Mate, it might taste a little better if it was mixed with Vodka. I'm not really sure what a drink has to do with hacking, I'm sure a lot of German hackers eat bratwurst with curry sauce, is that the next 2600 product?
  21. I attended a hope a few years back and did not think that much of it. I can only get so much time off work so I decided DEFCON was a better, more fun con to spend my time at.
  22. There mostly 0000, 1111 and 1234 from the 20 or so I've seen over the years.
  23. I don't buy 2600 as I read a friends if there is anything worth reading or I know someone that has wrote something in it. Here is mine. Edit: I gave a load of computer/coding books away as they build up.
  24. There has not been that much new in the past few years and the stuff there has been was using multiple USRP which will set you back a small fortune. The only other thing people were doing was replacing the firmware on cheap Bluetooth dongles with a firmware from a commercial Bluetooth sniffer as they needed a Cambridge Silicon Radio chip which a lot of cheap dongles use. Bluetooth fuzzers can produce some interesting results on different phones, there are also a lot of people with old phones out there that a lot of the older tools work on. Some newer phones have odd implementations of the Bluetooth stack, but most phones sold in Europe have a correctly implemented Bluetooth stack now. The focus on phones nowadays seems to mainly be on browser based vulnerabilities, malware and SMS issues.
  25. I'm sure everyone has heard of gumstix as they have been around for many, many years. The only notable project that comes to mind using them was a swarm of mini helicopters done for a PhD a few years back. They were always a bit over priced for what you get and there were better ways of doing things so I've not bothered with them myself. Edit: They have progressed a bit over the years but are still a bit pricey. Also this is the project that popped into my head http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=5&ved=0CA8QFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcswww.essex.ac.uk%2Fstaff%2Fowen%2Fnewultraswarm.pdf&rct=j&q=gumstix+helicopters+PhD&ei=As_CS5eeN5v60wS-qqmkCQ&usg=AFQjCNEEXAcy_YpCBaYnkYYCumyvqDcajg its four years old but still interesting.