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Comment: Re:sounds delusional and self-gratifying (Score 1) 71

by Mike Buddha (#48251783) Attached to: 2600 Profiled: "A Print Magazine For Hackers"

2600 has always been about cultivating that hacker mystique. It's a kids magazine plain and simple. I think it's important, because it does give kids who are interested in electronics and communication a place to congregate, but you ain't going to be saving the world reading a magazine.

Comment: Re:the last line of the summary (Score 2) 71

by Mike Buddha (#48251739) Attached to: 2600 Profiled: "A Print Magazine For Hackers"

Read Phrack instead. 2600 has always been and will always be an ankle-biter magazine. That said, their meet-ups are their biggest contribution to hacker dom. Back in the late 80's and early 90's that was the place to go to meet like minded kids, and get access to all the hacker BBS's.


Comment: Re:Recognition (Score 1) 150

by Mike Buddha (#48196347) Attached to: 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

It's not exactly the name recognition, it's the name's reputation.

Nokia: well recognized, well liked brand with positive reception everywhere,except amongst developers that actually programmed for Symbian.

Microsoft: well recognized, universally hated brand, regular finalist in "most hated company" competitions,but appreciated by developers for their excellent dev tools/environment.

Marketing 101 says: they picked the right name but for reasons that aren't readily clear to the general public


Comment: Re:Jamming unlinced spectrum is illegal? (Score 5, Insightful) 278

by Mike Buddha (#48057881) Attached to: Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots

The ISM bands are not unregulated. Operations in the ISM bands are not protected from unintentional interference, but the FCC most certainly has the authority to, but chooses to abide by agreements with the ITU deferring to ETSI.

This is exactly what the FCC should be regulating, and not the content of TV or Radio broadcasts. This type of intentional disruption of service should be policed by the FCC.

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money. -- Arthur Miller