This has been discussed on Slashdot before. Just don't configure the WiFi.
Someone got arrested in Baltimore?
(I live here, so I can joke about it.)
I suspect the successful detection rate may be a bit lower.
Sheeeeeit. You want to get a bomb on a plane? Just fly out of Maccarran after DefCon is over. I stay until the end; by the time I fly the out (with all my exposed-wire-paraphenalia) TSA's collective mind is more completely blown than usual. They don't even look twice.
There's always some lovely stories at the talks about attendees' experiences at their origin airports, though. I can't imagine what those guys must think.
And, to all you naysayers: Forrest M. Mims is indeed the man, and quite famous. Just because "kids today" aren't forced to learn analog basics before doing hardware hacking stuff and *you* haven't heard of him doesn't mean squat. (See also: Steve Ciarcia).
I have noticed, through the years, an interesting thing about the mass media: *every* time I read something about a topic in which I'm very knowledgeable, it's inevitably wrong. And I don't mean geeked-out minutae wrong, but fundamentally flawed in some way.
Journalism is a very non-technical (non-scientific, non-statistics) degree program. Furthermore, it yields a very low paying job. It's *highly* competitive- so the salaries suck, especially with the move to news that's more entertainment than not, and all the Homecoming kings and queens types want to be on the TeeVee. Why on Earth would any geek want to put up with that crap? And be paid poorly to boot? I also have a theory that the idiots that pay a bunch of money for a degree with crappy salary prospects are being funded by their parents, who apparently don't know any better either- or have enough money that they don't care. So we wind up with a bunch of people that haven't struggled financially, or worked hard to attain a tough science degree- is it any wonder that we have a generally Leftist media?
I'm sure there's some out there that really care and want to be the next Woodward or Bernstein, but unless you're talking about JAMA or or a trade rag, forget quality science reporting.
From the RPi foundation's mission statement:
"But we felt that we could try to do something about the situation where computers had become so expensive and arcane that programming experimentation on them had to be forbidden by parents; and to find a platform that, like those old home computers, could boot into a programming environment. "
The point of the thing is to be a cheap platform for learning programming and principles of Computer Science. They go on to say that the multimedia capabilities were added to make it interesting to kids that weren't interested in a purely programming oriented device. I have to think the GPIO capability is basically for the same reason, although they don't mention it explicitly. I believe the charter was expanded at some point to include third-world students.
*ALL* the RPis require a power supply, SD card, cables, mouse, keyboard, etc. The only thing the Zero really lacks compared to (some of) the other versions is Ethernet and multiple USB ports. AND ITS $5.
The fact that the Pis have become attractive to hackers doesn't make your needs paramount. If you're using them for embedded system development and it's such a pain in the ass to move cables around, you have enough money- if you don't already have most of the crap in your closet- to buy two complete setups. (I do, with 2-3 each of the various versions of Pi). It's not that expensive.
RPis absolutely fulfill their intended purpose, even if the single core models are a little pokey. While pushing things beyond their envelope is admirable and What We Do, you can't really complain if things get a little sketchy outside of expected operational modes.
And I don't think anyone who knows anything about drones, consumer grade or otherwise, doesn't immediately grasp their potential for surveillance and munition delivery.
Hee hee hee... I've noticed this phenomenon myself. An idea occurs to me that I may start doing:
1. Put "hybrid" or similar sticker on car
2. Purchase standard orange extension cord
3. Park in green spot
3. Plug one end in charger, stick other end under hood / up through bottom of car, whatever
Free close parking!
Bonus if you carry rechargeable gadgets with you (laptop, etc) that you hook up to charge off the free juice.
I attended this talk at DefCon a few years ago- very interesting.
Others have stated similarly, but as someone who has been responsible for classifying material, *you* are responsible for classifying it appropriately- and you always err on the side of caution. You have to classify each paragraph, and if necessary, each sentence. This is a big deal. And , as someone else mentioned, this does taint the entire server. Google "classified spill" for lovely details.
Well, security controls sure as fuck should be placed in the hands of the individual consumer- because our esteemed Government has shown themselves to be woefully incompetent at protecting our data. My SF-86 is now floating around out there somewhere.
The idiocy of the average individual is at least roughly the same as our government. I've had it with these clowns.
"I may kid around about drugs, but really, I take them seriously." - Doctor Graper