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+ - OneRNG open source hardware entropy genrator->

Submitted by taniwha
taniwha (70410) writes "Moonbase Otago is pleased to announce its Kickstarter campaign for OneRNG — an open source hardware entropy generator, is already 3/4 funded after 3 days.

OneRNG is a USB key in the same form factor as a USB flash drive, it's an entropy generator, it makes random bitstreams suitable for feeding to your computer's encryption systems to make better and faster keys to make interception of your communications more difficult. It has two entropy sources, an avalanche diode and an RF noise source, either or both can be used

OneRNG is also open hardware, that means all of the design, both hardware and software, is Open Source — you can inspect the hardware and software to make sure there is nothing hidden that stops it from functioning as promised. It also means that you can inspect a unit after shipping to make sure it has not been tampered with, both by lifting its lid to look at the components, and by inspecting the embedded firmware both to make sure that it contains what you think it does and also that it is cryptographically signed with a valid key.

Because you don't truly own your own hardware unless you can reprogram it we're also offering device programmers for those who want to take the existing software and make it better or their own."

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Comment: Re:WTF (Score 4, Funny) 56

by MobileTatsu-NJG (#48621629) Attached to: NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon and Other Planets

Latin is a dead language, please understand that.

People keep repeating this line ad-nauseum, spouting 'language is dead', etcetera. They might have bona-fide complaints, but maybe they're an alias for a different annoyance, perhaps that they didn't pay enough attention in school circa 9th grade to maintain a simple conversation on a site known to attract tech-lovers. Ergo this problem will not be solved quickly.

Comment: Re:Nerd Point of Contention (Score 1) 222

I'm using camera controls in every game I have played on the PS4. I have no idea what you're talking about, that concept is alive and well because... making games in 3d requires it.

Also the camera controls on the flight simulator are not the same thing. You don't use the camera in a flight simulator to tell the game which way you're going.

I'm not even sure why we're arguing about this. The N64 came along and everybody else quickly changed direction. Sorry.

Comment: Re:Nerd Point of Contention (Score 2) 222

I don't see any camera controls there, I don't think you have an apples-to-apples comparison here. It's also worth pointing out that even if it did work that way, it didn't usher in an 'era'. Nintendo was the one that drove that, hence the mad scramble for Sony and Sega to copycat the controller and integrate it into their next round of hardware.

Comment: Re:Nerd Point of Contention (Score 2, Insightful) 222

Brrrrzzzt wrong. The N64 brought analog control and independent camera movement to the console race. Those are two critical ingredients for the '3D era'. If you'd like to point to the PC, however, you may be able to regain footing with the point you're trying to make.

Comment: Re:the mysterious "us" (Score 1) 178

by MobileTatsu-NJG (#48568259) Attached to: LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

There are Earthquake *cycles*?

SoCal was very active with earthquakes until about the turn of the century. It went pretty quiet for over ten years. This year it started being active again. In fact a quake near downtown LA triggered aftershocks that lasted for two weeks. It proved that an early-detection system can be built and they're in the process of getting that properly proposed now.

If it'll make you happy, call it a trend. Whatever.

All the simple programs have been written.