Friday, December 22, 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Slashdot | Tiny Particle With No Charge Discovered: "Re:What did the bartender say to the axion?
(Score:5, Funny)
by proxy318 (944196) on Wednesday December 06, @06:31PM (#17138838)
An atom walks into a police station and says 'One of my electrons has been stolen!'
The police say 'Are you sure?'
And the atom replies...

'Yes! I'm positive!'"

Monday, November 27, 2006

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Captin Crunch @ Toorcon 8

Saturday Night at Toorcon 8 there was a "Nostalgia" panel.
"Captain Crunch" was one of the panelists. The panel
was a mix of Crunch talking about phone phreaking and
the others (half is age at best) talking about Apple II
hacking using simulators. There was an ASCII art theme.

Crunch was a presence that could not be equaled.
He is to the hacking community what Richard Stallman
is to free software.

Stories included how he got into phone phreaking...
he was testing a low power FM transmitter he
had designed and asked anyone who heard him to call.
"Some blind kids" who later identified themselves
as "phreakers" called and eventually got Crunch
started on the path to free dial-tone and mapping
the AT&T phone system.

He discovered special testing phone numbers (developers
never put in back doors...), reverse engineered
the touch tones (new in those days) and frequencies
needed to make free calls and built his own tone generator
boxes.

He talked about mapping the 800 number system,
discovering the CIA's special number to reach the
president (Nixon), being able to listen in to part
of the calls, and then trading that number (warez
anyone ?) to another phreakers for a number he wanted.

Oh, he also had some things to say about Apple II
hacking. He related a story about a disagreement
he had with Woz over hardware design (6 vs 8 bit DACs)
when he was working for Apple designing the hardware.

Been there. Done that. Listen up kiddies.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Scenes from the Gulf Coast, 11 months after Katrina. *Many* people are living
in trailers.


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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Alice and Bob After Dinner Speech: "There comes a time when people at a technical conference like this need
something more relaxing. A change of pace. A shift of style. To put aside
all that work stuff and think of something refreshingly different."

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A pretty building.

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Friday, May 26, 2006

This does look like a good thing.
And a sign of how things are changing.

travelingforever.com - Ditch the Laptop for A USB Key: " "
Is this a good thing ?

GoogleMail Remote Command: " "

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

gizmag Article: The 100 most reliable cars of the last decade (in order)
Self-Study Course in Block Cipher Cryptanalysis: "Self-Study Course in Block Cipher Cryptanalysis

B. Schneier

Cryptologia, v.24, n.1, Jan 2000, pp. 18-34.

Studying cryptanalysis is difficult because there is no standard textbook, and no way of knowing which cryptanalytic problems are suitable for different levels of students. This paper attempts to organize the existing literature of block-cipher cryptanalysis in a way that students can use to learn cryptanalytic techniques and ways to break new algorithms.

[full text - PDF (Acrobat)] [full text - Postscript]

This paper is also available in a French translation on Fernandes Gilbert's website.

Schneier.com is a personal website. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc."

Monday, March 06, 2006

Thoughts to ponder...
Schneier on Security: The Future of Privacy: "March 06, 2006"

Monday, February 06, 2006

Cool calendaring stuff:

The Horde Project