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[#] Tue Dec 31 2013 12:51:39 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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The article makes a pretty good point that while any of those things are within the realm of the possible, all of them combined are pretty ridiculous. People are spooked by stuxnet and recent NSA disclosures, but NSA isn't full of magic wizards. The realm of the possible is greater than we know, but it's not infinite.

I think that if this were an NSA initiative, Asshole would have leaked it by now. It's becoming clear that there isn't a hell of a lot that he didn't have access to, and this has supposedly been going on for years, long enough that something should have been briefed to someone. The desire to gloat about one's capabilities in PowerPoint seems to be a universal corporate phenomenon, and in an era of tightening budgets all over, I can't see not trumpeting something like this to higher echelons.

[#] Tue Dec 31 2013 13:02:37 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Tue Dec 31 2013 12:51:39 EST from Sig @ Uncensored
The article makes a pretty good point that while any of those things are within the realm of the possible, all of them combined are pretty ridiculous. People are spooked by stuxnet and recent NSA disclosures, but NSA isn't full of magic wizards. The realm of the possible is greater than we know, but it's not infinite.

I think that if this were an NSA initiative, Asshole would have leaked it by now. It's becoming clear that there isn't a hell of a lot that he didn't have access to, and this has supposedly been going on for years, long enough that something should have been briefed to someone. The desire to gloat about one's capabilities in PowerPoint seems to be a universal corporate phenomenon, and in an era of tightening budgets all over, I can't see not trumpeting something like this to higher echelons.

you didn't read the spiegel article i've posted?

they have tiny chips which if you iluminate a room with radar waves modulate their data on. (which is exactly what those wave pics are about in your article)

these data pcbs are about the size of the plug from the USB-Cable, batery usage is less a concern then battery self discharging.

they have those to put inside monitor cables (red signal...) so they live inside the shield stone.


Viruses overwriting motheboard or hdd bioses are also readily available able to understand vfat, ntfs and ext3.

and, none of that is science fiction, that catalogue is from 2009.



[#] Wed Jan 01 2014 13:56:58 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I think that if this were an NSA initiative, Asshole would have leaked

it by now.

Mark Zuckerburg doesn't have access to all NSA initiatives ... only the ones involving surveillance of his site.

[#] Wed Jan 01 2014 17:08:40 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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Right, the catalog stuff is interesting (and cool, in a purely technical level).
I was addressing the all-powerful badBIOS again, sorry; that wasn't clear.

[#] Sat Jan 04 2014 19:04:26 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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From a psychological point of view, this badbios denial is funny. All these years the tin foil hatters claimed "they" are watching us all, everywhere. Now Snowden actually leaked that they do and how they do it and yet the next tinfoil hatter is mocked about because he has this ridiculous claim about a malware doing all kind of crazy stuff, which noone believes any of "them" could actually be making. Because it is too complicated, resource intensive, hard to achieve or whatever.

Now I do understand perfectly well that it is a logical fallacy to assume badbois is true because the total surveillance seems to be true. But then again, I despise skeptics more than complete nutters. ;)



[#] Sun Jan 05 2014 02:02:57 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Sat Jan 04 2014 07:04:26 PM EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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Now I do understand perfectly well that it is a logical fallacy to assume badbois is true because the total surveillance seems to be true. But then again, I despise skeptics more than complete nutters. ;)



Future take on dealing with a nutter.  Just take him at face value and investigate all his hardware at a microscopic level ala:

http://visual6502.org/wiki/index.php?title=The_reverse_engineering_process

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5miMbqYB4E

Should be easy enough to root out the culprit hardware for the "bug" :-)



[#] Sun Jan 05 2014 06:05:45 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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Yes, thats exactly what I was wondering: Why all the remote crystal-balling, why don't they drive over to his lab and get their hands dirty. Or have him come over.

I still think it is an elaborate prank by his lab staff.



[#] Sun Jan 05 2014 11:34:02 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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No one but him has seen it. No one but him has done any analysis, and he hasn't shared his methodology or evidence. I think the bigger leap of faith is to believe it exists as described.

[#] Sun Jan 05 2014 11:40:09 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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maybe not by what he wrote there... but the Snowden leaked documents clearly show he was right.



[#] Sun Jan 05 2014 23:38:08 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Sun Jan 05 2014 11:40:09 AM EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

maybe not by what he wrote there... but the Snowden leaked documents clearly show he was right.



The leaked docs seem to have items that are to clumsy and easy to detect.  A bit to obvious.  I don't think Snowden exists in reality, but the "leak" is in reality just a diversionary tactic for something else.  Not sure what just yet.



[#] Mon Jan 06 2014 13:25:06 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Sun Jan 05 2014 23:38:08 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

 

Sun Jan 05 2014 11:40:09 AM EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

maybe not by what he wrote there... but the Snowden leaked documents clearly show he was right.

The leaked docs seem to have items that are to clumsy and easy to detect.  A bit to obvious.  I don't think Snowden exists in reality, but the "leak" is in reality just a diversionary tactic for something else.  Not sure what just yet.

maybe to "burn" the outused technology so everybody and his granny has a detector for it so the others who stole it can't use it, and some more billions are spent to develop more new stuff to replace the old clumsy shit.



[#] Thu Jan 09 2014 17:02:28 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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I get a fair amount of e-mail from readers asking how a person could do "questionable" things due to limitations imposed by DRM. Whether it's how to strip DRM from ebooks, how to connect to Usenet or how to decrypt video, I do my best to point folks in the right direction with lots of warnings and disclaimers. The most frustrating DRM by far has been with Blu-ray discs.

NNTP s.b.?

http://www.itworld.com/open-source/398889/are-chromebooks-hurting-apple-as-well-as-microsoft



[#] Mon Jan 13 2014 07:35:58 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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ummm ... how is NNTP a fix for missing DRM decoding?

[#] Mon Jan 13 2014 15:36:44 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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NNTP is the transport layer for usenet. I find it amazing how this guy enlists building connections to it (using NNTP) in the same row as "pirating" videos.



[#] Mon Jan 13 2014 17:53:56 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hmz. file upload is broken with files > 140k (its even less if you have apache / nginx proxy)

so, here are the pics small enough from the Qubie board --> Cobalt Qube transplantation

After waiting a long time to have me find time to finished it, I finaly made it last weekend.



qube_power_supply.jpg (image/jpeg, 118033 bytes) [ View | Download ]
qube_alife_again.jpg (image/jpeg, 100388 bytes) [ View | Download ]
qube_original_inner_life.jpg (image/jpeg, 184078 bytes) [ View | Download ]
[#] Tue Jan 14 2014 22:47:24 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Love that case still.  Kinda boxy, but a nice shade of blue.



[#] Fri Jan 31 2014 07:38:41 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Nice.  What kind of guts did you put inside it?



[#] Sat Feb 01 2014 12:47:01 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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well, I wrote it ;-) the qubie board with the A10 soc.

these days you get A20's for around the same price...

 

and now that we have fine uploader, I can upload the remaining pics ;-)

oh, and WHEW, one can even select more than one, and you see progress bars during the upload *bouncebouncebounce*



qube_original_inner_life.jpg (image/jpeg, 184078 bytes) [ View | Download ]
qube_inside_1.jpg (image/jpeg, 222456 bytes) [ View | Download ]
[#] Sun Feb 23 2014 05:08:25 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/02070836-isee-3.html

When I last reported on ISEE-3, I wrote:

A big question is whether we even still know how to communicate with the spacecraft. It was built in the 1970s, at the same time as the Voyagers. But we've been in continuous communication with the Voyagers since their launch; the same isn't true of ICE. So the first step is for a team at Goddard Space Flight Center to research that question. Can we figure out how to talk to ICE? What will those communications cost?


[#] Tue Feb 25 2014 00:04:48 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Best not ignore it or the next pass in the 2040's it might attack :-)

 



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