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San Francisco Enlists Bus Cameras For Traffic Law Enforcement

Cybersonic Inevitable... (151 comments)

I am not a fan of this enforcement, but I have a feeling this is inevitable. Sf is quickly putting sensors in all of the parking meters that report back when the parking meter expires. This will make sf a LOT of money. ($55 per violation). Now another $115 for automating the bus zone violations. They are also putting up the traffic light cams that snap pics and issue tickets if a vehicle passing through a red light. (which at times, cannot be avoided)

I live in an RV that I park in San Francisco, and it can be challenging at times... As long as I move it a couple blocks every 3 days, it works out well :D

more than 2 years ago

Five of the Best Free Linux Disk Encryption Tools

Cybersonic Re:OS X Corollary? (135 comments)

I agree that you might need to look at a proprietary solution for OSX.

PGP (now owned by Symantec) and Guardian Edge (also owned by Symantec) would work.

Pointsec (now owned by Check Point) also supports OSX.

more than 3 years ago

Toyotas Suddenly Accelerate; Owners Up In Arms

Cybersonic I have a 2002 Prius (1146 comments)

The computer went bonkers over a year ago. All the warning lights came on, etc... I bought it in South Florida, moved several times, put 140k miles on it, and live in the San Francisco Bay Area now. I took it to the Toyota dealership here and wanted an explanation!

They kept it a few months, brought in an expert, and told me it was a faulty sensor. The on-board computer thinks the hybrid battery is dead, yet it is continuously sending out a full charge! The dealership told me the faulty sensor was embedded in the transmission housing, would require a complete replacement of the transmission (which involves removing the engine), at a cost of $7,000. To fix... a sensor.

Ugh... so I opted not to fix it, as the car works great otherwise. Kinda annoying though - as every warning indicator is always lit so I never know if anything else needs service.

I gotta admit, other than that - its never accelerated on its own - thank goodness!

more than 5 years ago

Geocities Shutting Down Today

Cybersonic Re:N00b thing? (396 comments)

ahhh i remember using Geocities with Mosaic on my various Amiga systems... if I ever want to re-live that experience, I just visit MySpace

more than 5 years ago

Network Solutions Under Large-Scale DDoS Attack

Cybersonic Re:Downright Gibsonian (139 comments)

this thread makes me feel ooooooold

about 6 years ago

How Do You Manage Your SD Card Library?

Cybersonic Re:Get big ones (485 comments)

Or, get an eye-fi SD card, which had Wi-Fi built into it. http://www.eye.fi/

I have never used one of these however... sure sounds like a cool idea... i expect to see wifi built into the next gen cameras

about 6 years ago

How Do You Manage Your SD Card Library?

Cybersonic Re:Get big ones (485 comments)

I have a similar setup with a 16gb SD in my EEE, a 16gb in my Dell Mini 9, 16gb in my Exlim camera, 8gb in my Palm Centro, 8gb in my Blackberry, 8gb in my GP2X, 8gb in my PSP, and 2 8gb SD in my DS (one in the top slot, one in the bottom)

i have a feeling i will have a lot more gadgets after seeing what is coming at CES this weekend :)

someone said it earlier in the thread - backup early and often! i learned the hard way in the 80s that regular backups are a necessity

about 6 years ago

Full Disk Encryption - Xen, Windows and Linux?

Cybersonic looking forward to replies on this one (49 comments)

I have not tried out Pointsec yet, but its a solution my company sells so I should learn it :) I certified myself in PGP, which unfortunately does not support full disk encryption on Linux, just Windows and soon OSX... It also does not support dual boot on Windows. (its a shim into ntloader - but after the actual boot loader the 'pgp' os which asks for the decryption key during boot is linux, so I KNOW they have linux expertise...)

I kind of like the roll your own approach to the Linux full disk encryption scenario, but most large organizations balk at anything thats not a commercial solution

more than 7 years ago


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