Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who
Well, did you notice where the WHO research facility is located? It's - of course - based in Cardiff, Wales!
The zombie plague probably just swept in through the rift.
PIN-Cracking Robot To Be Showed Off At Defcon
Many Android devices support USB input devices - both my Galaxy S3 as well as my Nexus 7 happily accept USB keyboards even when requesting the encryption PIN during bootup.
I programmed an ATMEL ATMega32U4 (microcontroller with USB interface) with a simple program that iterates through every possible PIN, waiting for 30 seconds after 5 or 10 tries. If the system continues booting, the controller recognizes this by "pinging" the CAPSLOCK LED: if "hitting" CAPSLOCK does not change the LED state, the system has started to decrypt the device because of a correct PIN, which is then stored in the devices EEPROM.
I created the device using an teensy development board and the LUFA framework. Not as spectacular as a robot, but effective as well.
Defense Distributed Has 3D-Printed an Entire Gun
Are you aware that in Switzerland they GIVE EVERYONE automatic weapons and a bag of bullets?
This is not completely correct. After (compulsory) basic training in the in the swiss armed forces, you stay part of the service; you are placed on "stand by" and are required to keep your personal firearm at home, so you can defend yourself in case of a sudden invasion until reaching your mobilization area (switzerland has very interesting topology that might make this complicated). Up until recently (a few years ago), each service men also received a *sealed* package of ammo, which had to be presented intact on a regular basis.
Online Services: The Internet Before the Internet
Back in the days, you had online services offering messaging , games and information services - but only for those using the same company. Then you had the opportunity to use a gateway to this internet thingy....
Now we are getting back there, only the other way around: Facebook & Co are offering messaging, games and information services: But only to those signed up there. Facebook and the other social networking sites are the new online services, island that are completely isolated from each other.
Getting the Most Out of SSH
plus the problems of layering multiple TCP layers above each other. Also, PPP is not needed anymore: ssh can establish VPN connections using tun devices quite fine ("-w")
New WiFi Setup Flaw Allows Easy Router PIN Guessing
Of course you can use arp poisoning on a WPA2 connection, as long as you have access to the broadcast domain. This means either a valid WPA2 passphrase to connect to the network via air or access to the wired part of the network (which is usually bridged).
Remember: WPA2 encryption is only a way of preventing anyone from connecting to your network, it is not a sufficient way to protect your data: What use is an encrypted wifi link if the data is travelling the next 1000 miles beyond that purely unencrypted? Use HTTPS/TLS/SSL/SSH/... whereever you can!
Apple To Require Sandboxing For Mac App Store Apps
Every city in germany, probably even the EU?
Rethinking the Nature of Files
There is no need to update the SHA1-Hash. It's only needed to create a unique storage id, and it should probably just be chosen random instead of generated from the file content to avoind collisions if files start from the same template.
Rethinking the Nature of Files
SHAID=$(sha512sum "$DOCUMENT" | cut -f1 -d' ')
mv "$DOCUMENT" "heap/$SHAID"
ln "heap/$SHAID" tags/Pentagon/
ln "heap/$SHAID" tags/Schematics/
ln "heap/$SHAID" tags/Operation_Zesty_Lemon/
Is That an Android On Your Wrist?
No, you have it wrong, the right time is always 5:02 PM, 22 April 2011. That's the time and date, it's always been like this.
Lack of Technology Puts Star Wars Series On Hold
Check out the excellent Plinkett reviews pf the prequels: http://redlettermedia.com/plinkett/star-wars/
Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?
Because you can only be equivalent to one type of unit - if you make 1 metre equal to 100 inch, then what happens to the other units for volume, weight etc.? All those units are connected without any stupid conversion constants in SI.
FPS Gaming and the 'Just-World Hypothesis'
I've never actually talked to anyone playing the "evil" way in Fallout 3 - it seems that even though everything is purely fictional, some rules of society still apply. Perhaps its also just an experience from past games that "noble" conduct usually was rewarded later on. But I even sometimes felt bad when the game did not offer a "common sense" solution and I had to resort to deadly force (Why do I have to kill the Overseer?).
Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?
Colossus did not want to destroy the world, it just tried to protect humanity from itself by holding the world hostage.
Tech-Unfriendly Cafes Say No Kindles Allowed
There is a location here in the city of Essen, germany that resembles your idea: http://www.unperfekthaus.de/e/
It's a building housing an interesting combination of a restauraunt, art studio, electronic laboratory, stage etc. You can use most of the equipment for free, provided that you do it openly and thus allow spectators, each paying an entry fee of 5,5 EUR which includes an unlimited supply of coffee and soft drinks. Quite nice for hanging out, learning for an exam or soldering together some new devices.
Of course, WLAN connectivity is available as well :-)
Italian Scientists Demonstrate Cold Fusion?
Sure, and a miniature version of the reactor is protecting the CEOs heart from shrapnel.
Italian Scientists Demonstrate Cold Fusion?
Sure, but they forgot to mention that a miniature version of the reactor also keeps the CEOs heart safe from shrapnel.
Smartphones For Text SSH Use Re-Revisited
ConnectBot works fine. Key Authentication, Pot Forwarding, multiple sessions.
Alternative To the 200-Line Linux Kernel Patch
I have a multi user OS, and i like using it that way.
Amen, brother. But we are hitting hard times; network-manager, those power-manager widgets in Gnome/KDE, Bluez, etc. all have one thing in common: for some reason, they assume that on one computer, there is a single user logged in, running a single desktop environment and probably can get root privileges.
Come on, no network until X is up and somebody is logged in? No pairing with another Bluetooth device (other than through strange hacking) if you only have text console? Power-Management (which should be a system service) managed by a GUI app? I have nothing against graphical shells for those purposes, but the real work should be done by some kind of daemon, enforcing a system wide policy and accepting "suggestions" from user applications, with D-Bus there even is a thing that could accomplish that. But those freedesktop.org stuff is always extremely, well, desktop centric, enforcing a single user policy wherever I meet it. Scary.
Mobile 'Remote Wipe' Thwarts Secret Service
Frankly, I give a shit if the S.S. can read the information on my phone if they detain me. First, in order for me to be detained by the S.S., I'd have to be in a pretty precarious situation in the first place.
I'm waiting for the "first they came for the _____" responses. The reality is, the S.S. doesn't give a damn about the average person. They're concerned with counterfeiters and threats to dignitaries and the President. If having the information off the phone helps them capture counterfeiters and helps to uncover terroristic plots against US dignitaries, fine by me.
It took some time for me until I recognized what kind of organization you are referring to with the abbreviation SS.
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