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Comment Blackberry not compatible with anything (Score 4, Funny) 108

Having a Blackberry for work, I would agree with Blackberry as QNX not being the problem. My Blackberry is not compatible with anything and doesn't run anything, so I would find it hard that someone could write an exploit and actually get it to run on a Blackberry OS.

Comment Re:not the real question (Score 2) 200

At DefCon last year there was seminar on plane hacking given by what I consider a definite expert. He was a commercial airline pilot and certified mechanic and a computer hacker to boot.
Other than the 777, the avionics of a plane do not use TCP/IP and therefore cannot communicate with a PC without a special adapter plugged directly into the avionics.
Awesome seminar, but the speaker did bring up the potential in the future if airplane builders were not careful.

Comment Best Spot the Fed Story (Score 1) 102

The best Spot the Fed story I have heard was several years ago when DEFCON was at the Riviera.
The woman gets up and picks out the Fed. When asked how she knew, she became sheepishly quiet. After some prodding she admitted sleeping with him and while he was still asleep she went through his wallet and found his ID.

Counter spying at its best!!

Comment Ink Dye like the banks (Score 1) 664

Wouldn't be awesome if you could activate an ink dye that exploded all over the person who stole your phone?
Recovering a stolen phone is pretty much hopeless, but at least you would have the satisfaction that the perp looked like a smurf.
Of course the downside, hackers would think it would be funny as hell to set off the dye on people they didn't like.

Comment Re:being against subsidies.... (Score 2) 769

The problem with AZ is that the power company was paying 4 times the going rate to buy power from solar panel users.
In essence making the rest of the consumers pay for people's solar panels.
If it were the going rate, I would have no issue with solar panels, but why should I pay more so someone else can have solar panels?

Comment Buy a decent camera (Score 3, Insightful) 104

Instead of spending $1500, why don't they buy a decent camera with a flash for 1/10 of the cost.
Maybe throw in a tablet for $300 to help documentation.

The Glass sucks at low light conditions and high contrast conditions found in coolers and kitchens.
Using Glass sounds good, but common sense sounds even better.

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