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Submission + - The gobbledygook I ran into... 2

Trax3001BBS writes: Damnedest thing, I write this contemplating another fresh install — maybe I'll get a clue doing something different...

Was running SmartSniff (nirsoft.net) watching packets flow while connected to my ISP in hopes of finding an internet connection problem that I had just done a fresh install of Win7 over. I highlighted all; seeing an option to extract HTML files I did; it was full of cab files; I thought flash is nothing, Centrylink is passing compressed files.

Seems The windows updates had decided to kick in and I grabbed a section of them, problem is it's not as straight forward as it may seem to put it all back into order.

Directories needs to be a 32-35 digit name, nowhere in the manifest was one shorter that 45.

Would it be possible to just delete everything in the bottom software distribution download window — reason I ask is windows tosses stuff all over and I'm not sure if just deleting them would work, I'm sure the registry would be confused.

These are the first updates to a Win7 SP1 so kind of a must.

Shoot I'm not the type to wait a day to fix this — so into the journal.

Just an unreal situation... Picture with text as I just found Irfanview did that.

http://tinypic.com/r/9tczug/9

My Internet problem, I'd turn the computer on then watch TV till sound came from it, meaning I was waiting a long time before I'd get a connection, last night it just quit. Two lan ports on this and different drivers between them. Windows update slipped one past me, and updated the active one taking it down. Forcing me to fix the problem (it's centrylink).

I have to allow driver's be updated as MS is the only way/place I can get drivers for my HP LaserJet 5p, then I block it.

Submission + - First gravitational waves detected

Trax3001BBS writes: "Two black holes that collided 1.3 billion years ago created the waves seen at a new type of space observatory, one located at Hanford in Washington state and the other in Louisiana, officials announced Thursday morning.

In August 2015 the observatories started some initial engineering runs to test equipment and prepare for the official start of observations Sept. 18.

But at 2:50 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Hanford LIGO, an unusual reading was recorded. Just seven-thousands of a second earlier a similar reading had been recorded at the Louisiana LIGO."

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

Submission + - Acer Aspire ain't all it's cracked put to be. (Journal)

Trax3001BBS writes: I have an Acer Aspire_V5-571 running 8.1 all I use it for is to replace my PS3.

Figured this would be a perfect chance to make a Linux system, spare computer and all.

The largest hurdle is deleting the read only entries of the UEFI, making up three then replacing the 4th with a pre-made entry.

Easy enough, catch is I can't access the UEFI or old school BIOS entries. F2 is what the manual says, not true. Nor any other key combos have I tried (F12 — Boot menu for one).

I was given this Acer Aspire as the person didn't care for it, it's boiling down to be a POS.

Submission + - This malware attack is personal yet has 6 days warning

Trax3001BBS writes: (lot of work, spaces stay, I use a text editor)

I started getting area code 888 calls since the start of the week, tracking it down found many with the same complaint. A few said it was charter and had no kind words their way. I saw the 888 calls a war dialer with a mission (looking for something specific, and feel verified in that thought as of today.



Numbers I have listed and I'm sure a bounty can be found for each with group bonuses, I figure they used war dialer type setup that just called non stop, if answered they hang up. They were searching for something and very much involved in the encounter.

two days ago 888 901-0293 |4 days ago 888 901-0293 X 6 | 5 day ago 888 901-0293 X 6 | 6 days ago 888 901-0293 X 5



I honestly feel I was being stalked for information well in advance to being attacked, seems like a lot of work for the outcome. I was intercepted on the way to powergrep.com (man in the middle?) assuming flash was involved I didn't click on anything just took snapshot and hit browser's quit button (top Right).



Have snapshot of encounter that uses Charter name as it's heavy. Pays to play games, Fraps is always waiting and ones reflexes tuned http://i60.tinypic.com/2iiip3r.jpg I spent a lot of time in the COMODO firewall/defense logs as I saw an alert; there was nothing there; then noticed it was Norton alert, I don't think I've run Norton since Win98.



Talk about being ready I was sniffing during this time with HTTPNetworkSniffer and smartsniff from http://www.nirsoft.net/, a bit of info and speculation on this, I see the attack coming from the ASUS DDNS (mine ASUS_RT-AC66U). Last night I noticed the USB was installed but inactive (the port shut down, and no indication of it in the setup)



My IP address just prior to this XX-XX-XXX-XXX.dhcp.mant.nc.charter.com I had just come back from GRC.com so verified IP address, while I meant to scan the ports listed in the logs at GRC.com I haven't yet.



The encounter

http://1765458528.rsc.cdn77.-added-org/index-QQ.html?isp=Charter+Communications&browser=Opera&browserversion=%7Bbrowserversion%7D&ip=%7Bip%7D&os=Windows&osversion=7&sxid=6h43cr0698j9



This is who they are https://www.robtex.com/en/advi...



Router log,

much of it not posted due to size but the USB web accessible pendrive saw a lot of action and config changes — (I'm sure it was disable at that time but can't call it).



Aug 12 01:46:35 kernel: usb 1-1.1: new low speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 40

Aug 12 01:46:35 kernel: usb 1-1.1: device descriptor read/64, error -32

Aug 12 01:46:36 kernel: usb 1-1.1: device descriptor read/64, error -32

Aug 12 01:46:36 kernel: usb 1-1.1: new low speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 41

Aug 12 01:46:36 kernel: usb 1-1.1: device descriptor read/64, error -32

Aug 12 01:46:36 kernel: usb 1-1.1: device descriptor read/64, error -32

Aug 12 01:46:36 kernel: usb 1-1.1: new low speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 42

Aug 12 01:46:37 kernel: usb 1-1.1: device not accepting address 42, error -32

Aug 12 01:46:37 kernel: usb 1-1.1: new low speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 43

Aug 12 01:46:37 kernel: usb 1-1.1: device not accepting address 43, error -32

Aug 12 01:46:37 kernel: hub 1-1:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1

Aug 12 01:46:45 WAN(0) Connection: Ethernet link down.

Aug 12 01:46:45 stop_nat_rules: apply the redirect_rules!

Aug 12 01:48:56 WAN(0) Connection: Ethernet link up.

Aug 12 01:48:56 rc_service: wanduck 254:notify_rc restart_wan_if 0

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: read /etc/hosts — 5 addresses

Aug 12 01:48:56 kernel: Attempt to kill tasklet from interrupt

Aug 12 01:48:56 kernel: br0: port 1(vlan1) entering disabled state

Aug 12 01:48:56 kernel: vlan1: dev_set_promiscuity(master, 1)

Aug 12 01:48:56 kernel: br0: port 1(vlan1) entering learning state

Aug 12 01:48:56 miniupnpd[1042]: ioctl(s, SIOCGIFADDR, ...): Cannot assign requested address

Aug 12 01:48:56 miniupnpd[1042]: Failed to get IP for interface eth0

Aug 12 01:48:56 miniupnpd[1042]: SendNATPMPPublicAddressChangeNotification: cannot get public IP address, stopping

Aug 12 01:48:56 kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating

Aug 12 01:48:56 kernel: br0: port 1(vlan1) entering forwarding state

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: read /etc/hosts — 5 addresses

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: read /etc/hosts — 5 addresses

Aug 12 01:48:56 rc_service: udhcpc 3498:notify_rc start_firewall

Aug 12 01:48:56 start_nat_rules: apply the nat_rules(/tmp/nat_rules_eth0_eth0)!

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: read /etc/hosts — 5 addresses

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53

Aug 12 01:48:56 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53

Aug 12 01:48:56 wan: finish adding multi routes

Aug 12 01:48:56 rc_service: udhcpc 3498:notify_rc stop_upnp

Aug 12 01:48:56 rc_service: waitting "start_firewall" via udhcpc ...

Aug 12 01:48:57 miniupnpd[1042]: shutting down MiniUPnPd

Aug 12 01:48:58 rc_service: udhcpc 3498:notify_rc start_upnp

Aug 12 01:48:58 miniupnpd[3540]: HTTP listening on port 33087

Aug 12 01:48:58 miniupnpd[3540]: Listening for NAT-PMP/PCP traffic on port 5351

Aug 12 01:48:59 ddns update: ez-ipupdate: starting...

Aug 12 01:49:00 ddns update: connected to nwsrv-ns1.asus.com (103.10.4.108) on port 80.

Aug 12 01:49:00 dnsmasq-dhcp[276]: DHCPDISCOVER(br0) 48:5b:39:5d:0b:11

Aug 12 01:49:00 dnsmasq-dhcp[276]: DHCPOFFER(br0) 192.168.1.162 48:5b:39:5d:0b:11

Aug 12 01:49:00 dnsmasq-dhcp[276]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.162 48:5b:39:5d:0b:11

Aug 12 01:49:00 dnsmasq-dhcp[276]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.162 48:5b:39:5d:0b:11 Deaf

Aug 12 01:49:00 ddns update: Asus update entry:: return: HTTP/1.1 200 OK^M Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:48:59 GMT^M Server: Apache/2.4.9 (Unix) PHP/5.5.14 OpenSSL/1.0.1h^M X-Powered-By: PHP/5.5.14^M Content-Length: 0^M Connection: close^M Content-Type: text/html^M ^M

Aug 12 01:49:00 ddns update: retval= 0, ddns_return_code (,200)

Aug 12 01:49:00 ddns update: asusddns_update: 0

Aug 12 01:49:00 ddns: ddns update ok

Aug 12 01:49:00 kernel: HTB: quantum of class 10002 is big. Consider r2q change.

Aug 12 01:49:00 kernel: HTB: quantum of class 10060 is big. Consider r2q change.

Aug 12 01:49:01 dhcp client: bound XX.XX.XXX.XXX via 71.15.168.1 during 23630 seconds.

Aug 12 01:49:02 WAN(0) Connection: Ethernet link up.

Aug 12 01:49:02 rc_service: wanduck 254:notify_rc restart_wan_if 0

Aug 12 01:49:02 dnsmasq[276]: read /etc/hosts — 5 addresses

Aug 12 01:49:02 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:49:02 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:49:02 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53

Aug 12 01:49:02 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53

Aug 12 01:49:02 miniupnpd[3540]: ioctl(s, SIOCGIFADDR, ...): Cannot assign requested address

Aug 12 01:49:02 miniupnpd[3540]: Failed to get IP for interface eth0

Aug 12 01:49:02 miniupnpd[3540]: SendNATPMPPublicAddressChangeNotification: cannot get public IP address, stopping

Aug 12 01:49:02 dnsmasq[276]: read /etc/hosts — 5 addresses

Aug 12 01:49:02 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:49:02 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:49:02 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53

Aug 12 01:49:02 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53

Aug 12 01:49:02 kernel: Attempt to kill tasklet from interrupt

Aug 12 01:49:02 kernel: br0: port 1(vlan1) entering disabled state

Aug 12 01:49:02 kernel: br0: port 1(vlan1) entering learning state

Aug 12 01:49:02 kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating

Aug 12 01:49:02 kernel: br0: port 1(vlan1) entering forwarding state

Aug 12 01:49:03 dnsmasq-dhcp[276]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.162 48:5b:39:5d:0b:11

Aug 12 01:49:03 dnsmasq-dhcp[276]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.162 48:5b:39:5d:0b:11 Deaf

Aug 12 01:49:04 dnsmasq[276]: read /etc/hosts — 5 addresses

Aug 12 01:49:04 rc_service: udhcpc 3576:notify_rc start_firewall

Aug 12 01:49:04 start_nat_rules: apply the nat_rules(/tmp/nat_rules_eth0_eth0)!

Aug 12 01:49:04 dnsmasq[276]: read /etc/hosts — 5 addresses

Aug 12 01:49:04 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:49:04 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53 for domain local

Aug 12 01:49:04 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.1#53

Aug 12 01:49:04 dnsmasq[276]: using nameserver 71.10.216.2#53

Aug 12 01:49:05 wan: finish adding multi routes

Aug 12 01:49:05 rc_service: udhcpc 3576:notify_rc stop_upnp

Aug 12 01:49:05 rc_service: waitting "start_firewall" via udhcpc ...

Aug 12 01:49:06 miniupnpd[3540]: shutting down MiniUPnPd

Aug 12 01:49:07 rc_service: udhcpc 3576:notify_rc start_upnp

Aug 12 01:49:07 miniupnpd[3616]: HTTP listening on port 58919

Aug 12 01:49:07 miniupnpd[3616]: Listening for NAT-PMP/PCP traffic on port 5351

Aug 12 01:49:08 ddns update: ez-ipupdate: starting...

Aug 12 01:49:08 ddns update: connected to nwsrv-ns1.asus.com (103.10.4.108) on port 80.

Aug 12 01:49:09 ddns update: Asus update entry:: return: HTTP/1.1 200 OK^M Date: Wed,12Aug





I watched it last night as the sniffer (HTTPNetworkSniffer (http://www.nirsoft.net/)) showed a burst of activity that involved router config changes through *.xml files. With one router piggy backing the other, one can self justify just about anything.



A grab of what was happening

Host Name Method Content Type Response Code Response String Path Referer URL Content Encoding Transfer Encoding Content Length Connection Cache Control Last Modified Time Location Server Time Expiration Time Client Address Server Address Request Time Response Time User Agent

192.168.1.1 GET text/xml 200 Ok /cpu_ram_status.xml http://192.168.1.1/device-map/... http://192.168.1.1/cpu_ram_sta... 210 close no-cache 8/12/2015 12:31:58 AM 192.168.1.162:62827 192.168.1.1:80 00:09:04.559 0 ms Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; U; en) Presto/2.10.289 Version/12.00



My setup is odd as my phone will only access the Netgear wifi, so a Netgear plugs into the back of my ASUS_RT-AC66U router, I've had the Netgear access the Internet recently as 10.0.0.1, that drew a lot of interest, unrooted cell phones can't be controlled when they want out. wifi > router > router > out. both Google (sb.l.google.com) and Microsoft (go.microsoft.com) were the first to arrive, followed by many of the Internet enforcement who camping my IP and pinged the whole time. I turn off the Netgear, planning another approach to the problem.



While the times are wrong, it's the span of time the attempted whatever was supposed to of happened took place. They didn't expect me, they were after my mom a city away or one like her.



Of two sniffers only HTTPNetworkSniffer functioned, smartsniffer seems to of quit trying since yesterday, it would of had many more details of the deed. Was it disabled, I don't know but it's been pretty unresponsive (haven't been able to configure it since yesterday)

sniffer log:

==================================================

Host Name : 192.168.1.1:58919

Method : GET

Content Type : text/xml; charset="utf-8"

Response Code : 200

Response String : OK

Path : /rootDesc.xml

Referer :

URL : http://192.168.1.1:58919/rootD...

Content Encoding :

Transfer Encoding :

Content Length : 2581

Connection : close

Cache Control :

Last Modified Time:

Location :

Server Time :

Expiration Time :

Client Address : 192.168.1.162:49375

Server Address : 192.168.1.1:58919

Request Time : 00:04:35.437

Response Time : 0 ms

User Agent : FDSSDP

==================================================



Host Name : 192.168.1.1:58919

Method : GET

Content Type : text/xml; charset="utf-8"

Response Code : 200

Response String : OK

Path : /rootDesc.xml

Referer :

URL : http://192.168.1.1:58919/rootD...

Content Encoding :

Transfer Encoding :

Content Length : 2581

Connection : close

Cache Control :

Last Modified Time:

Location :

Server Time :

Expiration Time :

Client Address : 192.168.1.162:49378

Server Address : 192.168.1.1:58919

Request Time : 00:04:46.928

Response Time : 0 ms

User Agent : FDSSDP

==================================================



router log of activity on port 58919

Aug 12 01:49:07 miniupnpd[3616]: HTTP listening on port 58919

Aug 12 01:49:07 miniupnpd[3616]: Listening for NAT-PMP/PCP traffic on port 5351

Aug 12 01:49:08 ddns update: ez-ipupdate: starting...

Aug 12 01:49:08 ddns update: connected to nwsrv-ns1.asus.com (103.10.4.108) on port 80.

Aug 12 01:49:09 ddns update: Asus update entry:: return: HTTP/1.1 200 OK^M Date: Wed, 12 Aug



The above is about my USB device which can be accessed via DDNS if registered via ASUS. Which is odd if you don't register ASUS never includes you and it's still accessible via web, Odder, I don't care for cloud systems for the simple fact once registered ASUS has the contents of your USB drive.



Now is anybody going to show any concern or even interest in this? Pry not, I did call 911 as I wanted those 888 operators shot they did call a lot of times this last week, he sighed and refused and said unless there's a victim no crime, so I didn't mention the wallet I grabbed leaving. Haven't contacted charter yet but have been trying, I've done all the work for them, I've gotten around 9 Notice of Copyright Infringement's sent my way, so have a personal interest in this.



Cop did seem impressed that nothing had happened to me, no loss of any sort, saying if people fall for this they shouldn't be on the Internet my thoughts immediately went to many I know. Have IP address, time zone, and phone number I'm sorry I can't do better than that, now which AV company wanted that info before they acted?

Submission + - Ask Slashdot, not using Google Apps on a Google domain 3

Trax3001BBS writes: How do/can I access my Google domain ie: II-trax-II-games.net without Google Apps, and upload to it's root (to verify it - .HTML file)? My story below.

All I wanted was a place to store files and such mostly to accompany post. Not a bloody website to sell someone something.

I purchased a Google Domain (II-trax-II-games.net) which requires Google Apps, I had thought FTP a gimme, it ain't. Four straight days I worked on it, just trying to verify in between other other approaches with nothing to show, and I did put a lot of work into it. Google will do it for you and very helpful, apparently they misunderstood as I posted two questions in one E-mail, to Verify and MX numbers (A MX number I have in my router), they skipped the verify and sent me to the help file for MX numbers. It's not possible for me to upload to II-trax-II-games.net root without Google Apps, that I know of.

At the very end of my domain editing endurance, I came across one needs a different user name to join Google Apps. I fell for the "one account all of Google" line, just being a Google site I would log in as normal.

I haven't tried a Google Apps new user log in for II-trax-II-games.net as it's a 15 day free trial, and I'd assume they'd feel I'm using a back door approach to extend the trial, and being just a bit tired of even seeing the domain anymore.

Yet, I can't access my E-mail (web browser) as I'm re-directed to II-trax-II-games.net, seeing as it needs to be verified before any edits are taken, a tad curious, but still stuck with it.

I haven't been able to check my E-mail for quite awhile now. Even POP3ing it I'm not sure where it's coming from, so stopped.

Don't snicker but I also have the domain II-trax-II-games.(I think ORG) it was a mistake but I'll take the blame for it, and the two only cost me $25 for a year — cheap lesson learned. I can't find out for sure as the E-mail has been deleted (or on Gmail) and it's not on any DNS until verified.

Thank you.

Submission + - SPAM: Been an very rebuilding month for me. 1

Trax3001BBS writes: Would of died if a neighbor asking for a favor hadn't found me on the floor. Door is always open for the dog — only a blanket covers it (he is a service dog, missed this one). My kidneys shut down and I went to the floor for (medically it was for 2 days). Jeff found me "Blue as a pair of Levies" — It was very close.

Today I had the second of two Cataract sessions and have my eyesight back (20/20)

Working on youth before the month ends.

Not working with a god on this one, as the other two request were ignored.

BTW $300 is what my life/eyesight ended up being worth, what donation should I leave a My new buddy Jeff, as they are leaving the end of this month?

Submission + - Apk contact me

Trax3001BBS writes: It's HOST related, and you many have info I need (and not even aware of it (- If Winodws) — Or I have another addendum to your post.

Thank you. Trax3001BSS

Only Way I could make sure it was you.

Submission + - Researchers Clone Cells from Two Adult Men (stem cells) (time.com)

Trax3001BBS writes: "Lanza’s group used caffeine to prevent the fused egg from dividing prematurely. Rather than leaving the egg with its newly introduced DNA for 30 minutes before activating the dividing stage, they let the eggs rest for about two hours. This gave the DNA enough time to acclimate to its new environment and interact with the egg’s development factors, which erased each of the donor cell’s existing history and reprogrammed it to act like a brand new cell in an embryo."

Stem cells is my take on this feat.

Submission + - Damming news from Washington State (seattletimes.com)

Trax3001BBS writes: Wanapum Dam has been found with a 65-foot (20 meter) crack. Water levels are being lowered to both reduce water pressure and give the inspectors access to the area.


"Earlier this week, an engineer noticed a slight irregular “bowing” above the spillway gates near where cars can drive across the dam.
When divers finally took a look under water they found a 2-inch-wide crack that stretched for 65 feet along the base of one of the dam’s spillway piers...

The artilcle goes on to say

"Even if the dam doesn’t fail, the significance of the damage is likely to require extensive repairs and that, too, could impact the entire Columbia River system.
“All these dams coordinate to generate energy on a regional scope,” Stedwick said. “If Wanapum is impacted, that has impacts on dams up stream as well as below.”

Up stream dams would be required to handle more water, the lower Dams means just one (Priest rapids Dam); after that is the last free flowing section of the Columbia river. Daily walks along that section I've seen it deviate (higher or lower) by amazing amount of water; it can handle it.
On top of this situation you have a large group of people that would like that particular Dam removed as well as the one above and below it (think of the fish!) http://www.npr.org/2013/05/15/..., after Priest rapids dam (down stream from Wanapum Dam) is the Hanford Nuclear Reservation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H... once the site for Plutonium production area. Either of which stand to get a lot of press from this.
Personally I'd like to give the engineer that noticed a slight irregular “bowing” and atta boy.

Submission + - Dear Asus router user: All your Cloud are belong to us (arstechnica.com)

Trax3001BBS writes: ARS is running an article about a vulnerability of ASUS routers that are becoming very popular at the moment -like connected USB devices being open to the world.

According to Lovett, the weakness affects a variety of Asus router models, including the RT-AC66R, RT-AC66U, RT-N66R, RT-N66U, RT-AC56U, RT-N56R, RT-N56U, RT-N14U, RT-N16, and RT-N16R..a when using AiCloud or FTP

-and this old news, come new again-
I have the AC66U router, but with the Asuswrt Merlin ROM http://www.lostrealm.ca/tower/... that took care of this vulnerability long ago. (Number 17) http://blog.ittoby.com/2013/01...

Submission + - Voyager 1 Has Left the Solar System (umd.edu)

Trax3001BBS writes: Last year on July 27, 2012.

  The delayed announcement? Voyager 1 observed no change in the direction of the magnetic field, as had been expected.
"According to conventional wisdom, we'll know we've passed through this mysterious boundary when we stop seeing solar particles and start seeing galactic particles, and we also detect a change in the prevailing direction of the local magnetic field. "

Submission + - Light Bursts out of a Flying Mirror

Trax3001BBS writes: You know the old question of the photon traveling at close to the speed of light passing near a black hole; how much speed will it acquire from the a gravity assist?

The answer I'm fine with is the photon ejects a gamma wave and maintains it's original speed.

How about the reflection from a mirror moving close to the speed of light. The reflection will pick momentum from the speed of the mirror.

Albert Einstein stating that the reflection from a mirror moving close to the speed of light could in principle result in bright light pulses in the short wavelength range

A team of physicists from the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics(MPQ) in Garching...created such a mirror in a recent experiment."The scientists used an intense laser pulse to accelerate a dense sheet of electrons from a nanometre-thin foil to close to the speed of light and reflected a counter-propagating laser pulse from this relativistic mirror.instead of moving faster (photons already travel at the speed of light),the reflected light is shifted in its frequency.

In the experiment, the incredibly high velocity of the electron mirror gave rise to a change in frequency upon reflection from the near infrared to the extreme ultraviolet up to a wavelength of 60 to 80 nanometre.

Moreoever (sic), the time duration of the reflected pulses was on the order of a few hundred attoseconds only (one attosecond is a billionth of a billionth of a second).

This experiment not only supports Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity, but attosecond pulses of light would allow the electron motion in atoms to be resolved,"

Source http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134142.htm

Submission + - "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall 1

Trax3001BBS writes: ""For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall"

Source http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/newsreleases/articles/146885.php

"Previous efforts to synthesize the tremendous adhesive power of gecko feet and pads were based on the qualities
of microscopic hairs on their toes called setae"

http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/11/07/1615221/gecko-inspired-tape-can-be-reused-thousands-of-times
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/08/29/0019240/gecko-inspired-robot-climbs-walls-at-stanford
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/03/06/01/208205/gecko-feet-inspire-sticky-tape
http://science.slashdot.org/story/06/12/11/0430240/scientists-developing-commercially-viable-synthetic-gecko
To list a few."

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