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Comment: Re:Dumb setting. (Score 3, Interesting) 117

by Minwee (#49539797) Attached to: iOS WiFi Bug Allows Remote Reboot of All Devices In Area

If you have your phone set to connect to any available network, re-connect to wifi networks you have joined before, and to continually broadcast those SSIDs one by one until it receives a response, then don't be surprised to get owned every now and then you're following the 802.11 standard correctly.

If your phone is set to connect to networks with names like "attwifi" or "xfinitiwifi", then... well, that's what it will do.

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 399

I mean think about it, apparently the problem is the officer finished his job then asked the defendant to wait for a second search. If the officer had started a 15 minute search after placing the defendant in his car to ensure he was safe would that have made this incident ok? Searches are legal, but waiting for backup to conduct a search isn't?

No, that would still have been conducting an unlawful search as part of a fishing expedition. The courts do not tolerate that sort of thing.

What would have been legal would have been to ask the driver to step out of the car, and then shoot him eight times because he made a sudden movement with his hands out of sight.


ISS Could Be Fitted With Lasers To Shoot Down Space Junk 167

Posted by samzenpus
from the point-and-shoot dept.
An anonymous reader writes Japan's Riken research institute has suggested a new idea for dealing with space junk. They say a fiber optic laser mounted onto the International Space Station could blast debris out of the sky. From the article: "To combat the increasingly dense layer of dead satellites and miscellaneous space debris that are enshrouding our planet, no idea — nets, lassos, even ballistic gas clouds — seems too far-fetched to avoid. Now, an international team of researchers led by Japan's Riken research institute has put forward what may be the most ambitious plan to date. They propose blasting an estimated 3,000 tons of space junk out of orbit with a fiber optic laser mounted on the International Space Station."

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