Well good thing this guy lives in NJ.
When an android phone crashes its no big deal.
When a car crashes people die. You can't just rush a system to market and call it "beta".
I can understand Detroit's reluctance to be the ones stuck holding the bag when these android cars start going all SKYNET and running people down.
The Pontiac Aztek was pretty repellent. Or maybe repulsive.
The Aztek doesn't look all that out of place compared to all the little "crossover" SUV's rolling around now. If you want to see repulsive check out the Juke. http://commons.wikimedia.org/w...
On 1, how honest is the "it will interfere with emergency services" reason? I've heard police in particular have unofficially switched to cell phones for sensitive information.
It is honest. Public safety is all up in VHF,UHF, and the 700/800mhz bands. Other then going to digital voice (P25 mostly) there hasn't been much change in the tech. Its just radio.
Cops may use cellphones for sensitive stuff but dispatch and calls for help still use radio. Ambulances still use normal radios and "MED" channels in the clear to talk to doctors on the way to hospitals. FD's use normal low power portables while on site working a fire. If they get stuck that is how they call for help.
If a boater needs help he is still going to call the coastguard on VHF.
There are digital trunking systems that hop around on a SET number of channels but they can still be interfered with if something is operating on their band like anything else.
There are bands like FRS,GMRS,CB,etc that you can mess around on and no one will care. The 27mhz CB band is a total free for all with guys running messy 2KW stations. Since they are contained down there the FCC doesn't care. This would be the best place to play around in IMO.. right in the middle of all the other chaos.
No good will come of messing around on public safety bands. It will get you noticed very quickly and may actually interfere with an emergency call.
You can look up what your area uses on sites like http://www.radioreference.com/...
Its all public info and licensed by the FCC.
The 2wire/pace (3600,3800,etc) all have TCP port 3479 open to the internet.This is what you are forced to use if you have AT&T U-verse. There is no way to block it and AT&T says its for "updates and trouble shooting".
I wonder what great backdoors are in these gateways?
Then Jonathan Grey (jsg@) and Reyk Flöter (reyk@) come next, followed by a group of late starters. Also, an honorable mention for Christian Weisgerber (naddy@), who has been fixing issues in ports related to this work.
All combined, there've been over 250 commits cleaning up OpenSSL. In one week. Some of these are simple or small changes, while other commits carry more weight. Of course, occasionally mistakes get made but these are also quickly fixed again, but the general direction is clear: move the tree forward towards a better, more readable, less buggy crypto library.
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This will be used to shut down protests and stifle dissent.
I disagree. "The Man" does not need any killswitch to cut off protesters. He only has to shut off the cell sites in the target area.
. Also if you brick the cellphone you can no longer track it. It would make more sense to block all traffic but leave the phones connected to the network and track them. This way to know WHO is there and where they are going.
I do agree that sooner or later it will get hacked. Imagine what would happen to ATT or VZN if every smartphone on their networked got bricked.