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Comment More than IoT..... TOS (Score 2) 59

Terms of Service (TOS) and people agreeing to give all their info up is going to do us in, as someone mentioned above about Orwell envisioned government oppression doing it, but it is actually people *giving up freedom* that is a much more devious thing. Gradual and it feels good to have all this convenience and security...... a warm blanket that someday may smother you......

Comment Tethered for urban use (Score 1) 65

We tossed this idea around in the office before. Stuck in traffic but can't see ahead? Launch the tethered drone - just straight up and high enough to see what is ahead. Power is no problem as it is tethered, and you can get high quality video. With the right design, maybe handle speeds of > 5mph as it goes into 'kite mode'.

Just an idea. :-)

Comment Re: Hyberbole much? (Score 1) 278

Side question - I have opted out since Day 1. 98% of the time when I opt out, they take me through a little side gate and I skip the scanner AND the metal detector. Have you had the same experience? I am OK with the metal detector but have not had to do it since the opt out for scanner option is there.

Sorry I have no answers for your questions, but also interested in the replies you get here.


Comment Re:Murderers who are geeks are still murderers = L (Score 1) 225

Amen. Watch 'Deep Web' and you will find the truth. The truth is, the government's case would have fallen apart if the defense was allowed to question witnesses, including experts, but alas, that was not going to happen.

Reasonable doubt is there in my mind. Look beyond the hype and actually how the case was handled. Scary stuff.

Comment Already Done before - 1998 (Score 1) 258


"(1998) Beginning in June, the Energy Department plans to haul nuclear waste from 41 foreign countries by rail through California, Nevada, Utah and Idaho for temporary storage at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Plans call for the shipments to begin in Concord, Calif."

At least it was protested against, any bets the trips went as scheduled maybe a little later?

A little more Google-fu and you can read about all the nuclear WAHEADS being TRUCKED around the U.S.

Comment Wanting to know hot stuff worked (Score 4, Interesting) 153

How did I start?

Age 6 - taking apart any old electronics. old radios, walkie talkies, whatever
Age 11 - Commodore 64 and IBM PC XT comes to the house
Age 12 - learn how to solder, mostly unsoldering components from old electronics
Age 14 - Introduced to Borland C
Age 16 - CB and dabbled in HAM
Age 18 - College for Comp Engineering, only to fail out after spending every hour in computer lab instead of class (uudecode anyone?)
Age 20 - US Navy working on 60s era computers
Age 24 - First Net admin job migrating from Novell to WinNT + First home PC of my own! .....computers ever since along with car repairs, etc
Today - job in cybersecurity doing all kinds of different stuff, with side projects in the Internet of Things related to security

What makes a good hacker today?
Same thing as always, the desire to not just have technology, but the desire to know how it works!

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