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Dead Drops P2P File Sharing Spreads Around Globe

jetcityorange Time to do more in Seattle (174 comments)

I've placed a couple of dead drops here in Seattle (the gum wall @ Pike Place Market & the Fremont Bridge) but both are long gone. Looks like it's an idea whose time has come. Time to plant some more all over town...

about a year ago

NSA Backdoors In Open Source and Open Standards: What Are the Odds?

jetcityorange Real threat or open question? (407 comments)

Is there a question in there about something specific or are you throwing pasta against the wall to see what sticks? Take AES for example. A pretty open selection process evaluating a number of known ciphers among many smart eyes. Are you saying No Such Agency pulled a fast one in broad daylight in front of multitudes or is your line of question non-specific and open ended?

about a year ago

GM Crop Producer Monsanto Using Data Analytics To Expand Its Footprint

jetcityorange About that Monsanto protest march... (128 comments)

No, Monsanto isn't real popular here in WA state and yes many of us would like GM food labeled as such. Something other than the leading "8" in the PLU (price look up) number on the sticker [ ] I for one was one of many in the Seattle Monsanto march and as you can see in this video [ ], we aren't talking about black-clad, window breaking, pseudo-anarchist kids raising hell. No, the crowd was full of families and regular folks who realize that there's no "do over" when it comes to f*cking with genetics. You screw it up, and you can't reel it back in.

about a year ago

Seattle Police Want More Drones, Even While Two Sit Unused

jetcityorange As a Seattle-ite I can't wait to shoot one. (144 comments)

Drones? Are you fucking kidding me! Didn't the SPD learn anything from the WTO Battle in Seattle or #OccupySeattle? Obviously not. That's OK. I have a 270 degree view from my rooftop here in N Admiral. I can see all of downtown. One question: How long before folks start aiming for them... Don't worry Diaz; I don't own a gun.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Hacking Urban Noise?

jetcityorange white, pink, & brown noise MP3 files (474 comments)

OP, You may want to try white noise (, pink noise (, and (my favorite) brown noise ( as well as things like waterfalls, surf, hail storms, etc. Then again, you may wanna just move to a quiet street. I grew up on a main drag with 4 lanes of traffic and a light rail down the middle a block and a half from the police & fire stations. Guess what? As an adult I *insist* on quiet neighborhoods. I've lived next door to 2 cemeteries. Best neighbors I ever had.

about 2 years ago

Facebook Abstainers Could Be Labeled Suspicious

jetcityorange activists on Facebook? since when! (625 comments)

>> While it is already established that sites like Facebook and google+ are no good for political activists Are you freakin' kidding me? #Occupy wouldn't be the same without Facebook. Now Google+, that's another story. I mean who wants to occupy a ghost town?

more than 2 years ago

Man Claims Cell Phone Taken By DC Police For Taking Photos

jetcityorange Policing the Police (318 comments)

This my friends is why we take video & photos of the police. Shine a little sunshine on them. Tip the balance in *our* favor. Prevent them from working unseen and unchallenged.

more than 2 years ago

An HTTP Status Code For Censorship?

jetcityorange Re:HTTP 451 (369 comments)

I agree, especially in light of Ray Bradbury's passing this week. Either 451 or 1984.

more than 2 years ago

How Many Seconds Would It Take To Crack Your Password?

jetcityorange But will it play in Bluffdale? (454 comments)

Hats off to the venerable Steve Gibson for an excellent teaching aid. If nothing else he presents an interactive tool that begins to highlight how stoopid your pet's name, spouse's birthday, or favorite song title is. For most folks, current company excepted, trying to explain how to measure number space for a given password length & character set is a useless exercise. That said, the Password Haystack motivated me to harden my passwords. 1.65 hundred centuries using a Massive Cracking Array Scenario works for me. Can you say "Bluffdale 84065"?

more than 2 years ago

Googlebot and Document.Write

jetcityorange zonkdogfology is a GooglePig (180 comments)

"Zonkdogfology" is a GooglePig. That is zonkdogfology is a Google probe, designed to plumb the depths of the plumbing and report back its results. Just like the pigs used in pipelines. You know, the real world pipes.

more than 7 years ago



Microsoft Won't Say If Skype Is Secure Or Not. Time to change?

jetcityorange jetcityorange writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jetcityorange writes "When asked repeatedly a Microsoft spokesperson refused to confirm or deny that Skype conversations. Microsoft was granted a patent a month after purchasing Skype that covers for “legal intercept” technology designed to be used with VOIP services. Is it time to consider more secure alternatives like Jitsi [] like Tor's Jacob Appelbaum suggests?"
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U.N. Backs Net Freedom

jetcityorange jetcityorange writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jetcityorange writes "The United Nations Human Rights Council comes out in favor of net freedom. "It's the first ever U.N. resolution affirming that human rights in the digital realm must be protected and promoted to the same extent and with the same commitment as human rights in the physical world," said U.S. ambassador Eileen Donahoe. All of this was inspired by the role the internet & especially social media played in the Arab Spring.

China, are you listening?"

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Cyberoam Devices Dish Out Bad Certs; Tor Users Exposed

jetcityorange jetcityorange writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jetcityorange writes "What if a box between you and the Tor network was using bogus certs? What if they were doing DPI (deep packet inspection)? What if you lived in Jordan? How important is Tor? Important enough for China to spoof Tor & break connections. Important enough to target Arab Spring activists."
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John Draper (Cap'n Crunch) benefit

jetcityorange jetcityorange writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jetcityorange (666232) writes "Charity auction for John Draper (Cap'n Crunch) of an original Cap'n Crunch whistle from the cereal box *and* a copy of the June 72 issue of Ramparts with the article on how to make a black box. All proceeds go directly to John Draper to help him after his recent surgery.

Phone phreaks unite! An elder needs our help!

Jerry Whiting
JetCityOrange / Seattle"

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Our Pogoplug is now our web server!

jetcityorange jetcityorange writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JetCityOrange writes " is the one of the first web sites hosted on a Pogoplug, the incredibly small Linux appliance from CloudEngines. The Pogoplug is a mere 4" x 2.5" x 2" and ours runs Linux, Nginx, and PHP.

It lives in the offices of Azalea Software [Seattle WA] alongside a Thinkpad hosting JetCityOrange's Lava Lite webcam and a Mac running Vidalia a.k.a. Tor. The Pogoplug is in good company.

AzaleaRSS is a free RSS editor written for Microsoft Excel 2003 and Excel 2007. The RSS 2.0 files it creates are the basis for feeds, podcasts, and webcasts. is a resource with information on the RSS spec, how to create RSS feeds from Google Calendars, YouTube channels, Flickr accounts and more. RSS is a powerful web publishing technique and AzaleaRSS strives to spread the word."

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Prefab backyard dome cabin

jetcityorange jetcityorange writes  |  more than 11 years ago I've had a longstanding fascination with icosahedrons. While I don't want the hassle of building a full geodesic dome, using metal connector plates I'm pre-fabbing a small cabin in the backyard of my rental house. And of course, being a photo blog kinda guy it's all on my web site:

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