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Sniffing and Decoding NRF24L01+ and Bluetooth LE Packets For Under $30

jodosh Re:What security does Bluetooth have? (46 comments)

That well documented reason is only an issue if you have your device try to join any open WiFi network. Why that is even an option is beyond me, but leaving WiFi on is not itself a problem.

about 7 months ago
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Google Testing Smart Appliance, Would Compete With Nest Thermostat

jodosh Re:independent living for parents (139 comments)

Assisted Living can be very expensive and technology can help solve some of these problems. My father has memory problems and might forget to take his medication or leave the range top on. I wrote a simple android app and put NFC stickers on his pill box. Each morning and night he uses a nexus 7 that I got him to scan the NFC tag which marks in a DB that I run that he has taken his meds. If by a certain time the DB hasn't been updated I get a notification my my phone to call my dad and check in. My dad enjoys being in the home that he and my mother built 30 years ago and he still gets out with friends. I wish I had a way to see that he left the range top on so I could help him stay even more safe, but for now and hopefully for the next few years assisted living would be a costly and unneeded situation for my father.

about 8 months ago
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Streaming and Cord-Cutting Take a Toll On the Pay-TV Industry

jodosh Re:H.265 and DSL (261 comments)

AT&T has a FTTH set up in my sister-in-laws apartment and they still max out at 24Mbps (she did get an email that they will be offering 45 Mbps service "soon".) Their might not be a technical reason AT&T couldn't offer >100Mbps service, but they seem to like to standardize their offerings and limit bandwidth.

about 8 months ago
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Atlanta Man Shatters Coast-to-Coast Driving Record, Averaging 98MPH

jodosh Re:Rail? (666 comments)

I would be willing to pay a premium to travel by modern rail if it meant not dealing with: 1) the TSA and 2)seats designed for a person 5'4" 98 lbs

about 10 months ago
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Frameworks 5: KDE Libraries Reworked Into Portable Qt Modules

jodosh Re:What's the best distro for KDE? (68 comments)

I agree with this fully. openSUSE does KDE better than any other distro I have tried.

about a year ago
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Android 4.4 Named 'KitKat'

jodosh Re:Meh (247 comments)

Very useful story, and it makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the link. Wish I had mod points.

about a year ago
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Android 4.4 Named 'KitKat'

jodosh Re:Alphabet (247 comments)

Froyo is slang for Frozen Yogurt

about a year ago
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Google Breaks ChromeCast's Ability To Play Local Content

jodosh Re:Well that's that (329 comments)

It would be suprising if this didn't happen. the API for 3rd party aps is still in beta and to sign up for the dev program right now tell you this sdk is for dev purposes right now and not production use.. ( https://developers.google.com/cast/downloads/ ) Eventually I expect the ability to cast content from my android devices, but for right now Google has been very clear to devs the state the cast is in right now.

1 year,1 day
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My ISP...

jodosh Re:Missing option (290 comments)

I too have ATT and officially they cap my bandwidth ( https://www.att.com/esupport/internet/usage.jsp#fbid=qsgXBi_1tA1 ) however when I try to check my usage I am informed that they do not have monitoring tools installed in my area yet, so I don't need to work about it. In general ATT DSL (or HSI in their terms) has a 150GB monthly cap (no clear indication if that is Download, upload, or both combined.) Uverse has a 250GB monthly cap.

1 year,4 days
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Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed

jodosh Re: Jobs vision was Eberharts vision (692 comments)

In what way was I trolling? It is a fact that Doug Engelbart worked for SRI ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Engelbart#SRI_and_the_Augmentation_Research_Center ) and that Siri was originally created by SRI ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siri_(software) ) I don't necessarily agree with the original comment, but it was interesting to see his connection between Jobs and 2 things that came from SRI ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRI_International ).

1 year,13 days
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Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed

jodosh Re:Jobs vision was Eberharts vision (692 comments)

Just a fun link between your primary idea and your statement:

Jobs just would have come up with some magical version of that which would delighted and surprised us with its simplicity. Perhaps that's where siri was going.

Apple purchased siri from SRI International, which is who Eberhart worked for.

1 year,14 days
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Your preferred Linux distribution for 2013?

jodosh Re:openSUSE (627 comments)

I agree with you here, although 10.1 or 10.2 was a bit of a mess too, with package management being so slow as to make patching the system a tedious task.

1 year,15 days
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Your preferred Linux distribution for 2013?

jodosh Re:For my media server (627 comments)

the fedora plex rpm installs without any issue on opensuse, the only wrinkle is that the rpm does not set the service to auto start on opensuse (SysV has been replaced by systemd which causes the issue.) the command:
#systemctl enable plexmediaserver.service
fixes that

1 year,15 days
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College Students Hijack $80 Million Yacht With GPS Signal Spoofing

jodosh Re:$80 million (140 comments)

Naturally the RAW data from a GPS module will be very noisy and good software/firmware needs to be written to overcome the horrible SNR that will be present. However the issue that the Fermion was referring to, that google maps has led him astray, is more than likely an issue with the map data and not the GPS location calculated by the module. (with the notable exception of being in a place like NYC.)

1 year,28 days
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College Students Hijack $80 Million Yacht With GPS Signal Spoofing

jodosh Re:$80 million (140 comments)

Normally GPS issues that people face aren't problems with the GPS but rather with the mapping data used. The GPS is giving good data, but the maps are out of date or incorrect and lead you the wrong way. Notable exceptions to this would be in places like New York, where the large buildings cause multipath issues and the GPS module doesn't have good data.

1 year,29 days
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PIN-Cracking Robot To Be Showed Off At Defcon

jodosh Re:lock out? (114 comments)

I agree a PIN system that is all numbers has significant problems. (neither I or my wife use the PIN on our phones, but I enabled it to see how android dealt with repeated attemps.) http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/september32012/ gets to the problem that people are bad at picking secure PINs (especially a 4-digit PIN.) This device has value however because a great many people who will enable a PIN will choose a 4 digit PIN.

about a year ago
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PIN-Cracking Robot To Be Showed Off At Defcon

jodosh Re:lock out? (114 comments)

Both my nexus 4 and my wife's note 2 lock me out for 30 seconds after 5 incorrect guesses. After the time out I am free to make 5 more guesses before I hit another 30 second delay. So android users who use PINs to lock their phone do seem to be vulnerable to this brute-force attack. Seems easy enough for google to fix, double the timeout each time, maybe even have the option of having the phone email you with its location and a time stamp after 15 incorrect guesses.

about a year ago
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Boxee TV's Unlimited Cloud-based DVR Holds Users Hostage To Monthly Fees

jodosh Re:Fuck Boxee (174 comments)

There is *nothing* out there even remotely close to the quality of regular XBMC.

While I agree XBMC is the way to go, Plex should be in the conversation, and in some cases might be a better fit than XBMC. Support for iOS, Android, and Roku. With reasonably good scrappers, and a free service to essentially do DDNS for remote viewing, it is a quality product that is competitive with XBMC

about 2 years ago

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