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Comment: Inspiring! (Score 1) 208

by wirefall (#45441759) Attached to: Object Lessons: Evan Booth's Post-Checkpoint Airport Weapons

I saw Evan give this presentation at HouSecCon last month and I've been telling everyone to watch it since. I'm not a rah-rah kind of person, but after Evan finished, I wanted to save the world...but I didn't know what was attacking it...so I felt like attacking it and saving it from myself. Oh, and I had an odd urge to plagiarize Hoyt Axton.

Comment: Dual Homed Hosts (VirtualBox +1) (Score 1) 361

by wirefall (#41948211) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Virtual Machine Software For a Beginner?

I could never get any of the free versions of VMWare to work properly with my dual-homed test machine (I have eth0 connected to the Internet and eth1 connected to my lab). I wanted to run security testing VMs,like BackTrack against my lab network. VirtualBox had no problem assigning either of the network adapters. I use it almost exclusively now.

Comment: Re:Much easier ways (Score 1) 121

by wirefall (#41604573) Attached to: Phil Zimmermann's New App Protects Smartphones From Prying Ears

Because I can turn on a million mics with a touch of a button...wireless warrant taps for undesirables. Requesting a million warrants and placing a million bugs...do the math. But I agree, a covert camera to record you typing your password is infinitely easier than breaking your PGP key.

Comment: Is this thing on? (Score 1) 121

by wirefall (#41604379) Attached to: Phil Zimmermann's New App Protects Smartphones From Prying Ears

Why would a government wiretapper need to intercept your phone call? Wouldn't they just mandate that your provider give them access to your device to record anything going to your mic? In fact, this would minimize the amount of audio they'd have to sift through...If Silent Circle call, then record audio from mic.

Comment: Re:Poker hands (Score 1) 337

by wirefall (#40303631) Attached to: Why Smart People Are Stupid

It sounds a lot like when a you watch a friend play a hand in poker and you can see all the mistakes, but when you are in the hand you are blind to them.

You can see the mistakes that your friend is currently making and perhaps you would have made the same mistake had you been the player, or perhaps you're a better player and would have made a different choice.

It's similar to something I've always wondered about. Why, when showing somebody something on a computer does it take me forever to find the file I'm looking for in a directory, but when somebody else is driving the mouse I can instantaneously pick out the file and they are now the ones bouncing back and forth looking for it...

Comment: LifeSpan TR1200-DT Treadmill Desk (Score 2) 204

by wirefall (#40221095) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Is the Future of Standing/Walking Workstations?

I've had this for a couple of months and it has significantly changed my health for the better.


I have this setup next to my recliner. I use a splitter and dual monitor stands for both stations, so all I have to do is grab my wireless keyboard and trackball and move from one to the other.

I found fine control of a mouse while using the treadmill to be very challenging. I would definitely recommend using a trackball.

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