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Comment Inspiring! (Score 1) 208 208

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) 361 361

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

So you're rockin' a custom ROM? Only because they allow you to. Simple for a provider to disallow anything they don't approve of. If G-DOG says they are required to provide X-access, and your custom ROM doesn't let them...then YOU don't have access. Not true?

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

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) 121 121

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) 337 337

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) 204 204

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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