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General / best chip ever
« on: June 19, 2015, 02:19:11 PM »
http://espressif.com/en/products/esp8266/
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ESP8266
ESP8266 is a highly integrated chip designed for the needs of a new connected world. It offers a complete and self-contained WiFi networking solution, allowing it to either host the application or to offload all WiFi networking functions from another application processor.
ESP8266 has powerful on-board processing and storage capabilities that allow it to be integrated with the sensors and other application specific devices through its GPIOs with minimal development up-front and minimal loading during runtime. Its high degree of on-chip integration allows for minimal external circuitry, and the entire solution, including front-end module, is designed to occupy minimal PCB area.

Features
SDIO 2.0, SPI, UART
32-pin QFN package
Integrated RF switch, balun, 24dBm PA, DCXO, and PMU
Integrated RISC processor, on-chip memory and external memory interfaces
Integrated MAC/baseband processors
Quality of Service management
I2S interface for high fidelity audio applications
On-chip low-dropout linear regulators for all internal supplies
Proprietary spurious-free clock generation architecture
Integrated WEP, TKIP, AES, and WAPI engines

https://nurdspace.nl/ESP8266

https://nurdspace.nl/images/e/e0/ESP8266_Specifications_English.pdf

These are the ones I am playing with

https://www.adafruit.com/product/2471

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mad props

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-04/hacker-group-anonymous-intercepted-u-s-call-over-investigation.html

Hacker Group Anonymous Intercepted U.S. Call Over Investigation

Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government said the online hacker group Anonymous intercepted a telephone call between FBI agents and U.K. authorities involving a joint investigation of the group.

Members of the hacker-activist group obtained details on a Jan. 17 conference call, including dial-in information, and posted a recording of it on Google Inc.’s YouTube website and other Internet sites, according to messages posted on Twitter accounts associated with Anonymous members.

Barrett Brown, an informal spokesman for Anonymous, said that in an unrelated attack a team of hackers had also stolen more than two years’ worth of e-mails and attachments relating to the 2005 Haditha massacre, in which 24 Iraqi civilians died. He said the e-mails would be posted shortly on a file-sharing site accessible by the public.

The phone recording suggests a significant security breach of Federal Bureau of Investigation protocols, according to E.J. Hilbert, a former agent in the bureau’s cyber security division. Hilbert said the recording suggests federal investigators weren’t identifying everyone on the call as they dialed in.

“It sounds like somebody screwed up -- it’s as simple as that,” said Hilbert, now a partner at Kroll Inc., the New York- based security firm.

Infiltration Efforts

The 16-minute call detailed confidential aspects of the investigation into Anonymous by the FBI and U.K. law enforcement. It included information on efforts to infiltrate the group through means including informers.

“The information was intended for law enforcement officers only and was illegally obtained,” Jenny Shearer, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s cyber division, said in an e-mail yesterday confirming the breach. “A criminal investigation is under way to identify and hold accountable those responsible.”

She didn’t dispute or confirm the authenticity of the recording posted on YouTube.

Calls to the Metropolitan Police in London weren’t immediately answered.

The hackers who recorded the law enforcement call were also involved in stealing the e-mails from the computer servers of Puckett & Faraj, the law firm that represented Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, one of the marines accused in actions related to the deaths of Iraqi civilians, Brown said.

Law Firm Website

A person who answered the phone at Puckett & Faraj’s offices in Alexandria, Virginia, said the firm had no comment beyond confirming that its website was down. The person declined to give her name.

“The guys who did this are the best we have,” Brown said, referring to the Anonymous members who stole the e-mails and intercepted the FBI call.

Brown said the e-mails, which go back as far as 2009, may contain evidence and undisclosed details about the Haditha incident, as well as other cases the firm has worked on.

Wuterich, who won’t serve jail time, took responsibility for the deaths during a sentencing hearing in January. His sentence, handed down in a military court, included a reduction in pay and a demotion, and may have motivated the attack by Anonymous, according to several Twitter posts on accounts associated with the group.

Disclosures on Call

Among the potentially serious disclosures in the call, U.K. investigators revealed that they know the identity of two top Anonymous members and they are temporarily delaying new charges and another round of arrests at the request of the FBI.

“We’ve got our prosecutorial counsel making an application in chambers without the defense knowing, to seek a way to try and factor some time,” one of the U.K. investigators can be heard saying on the recording of the call posted on YouTube.

The agents can also be heard discussing an Anonymous member who goes by the nickname TehWongZ, who they said is a 15-year- old boy arrested just before Christmas. Investigators said the teenager had confessed to hacking the Manchester Credit Union.

A Metropolitan Police official on the recording said TehWongZ is also linked to the hack of a gaming site, including the theft of the names, logins and credit-card numbers of 32,000 users. The FBI agents said the intrusion was under investigation by the FBI in Baltimore. The youth admitted to his acts, the U.K. officials said on the call.

“Looks like he’s cleaning the slate now that he’s come to the notice of police,” one of the officials can be heard saying. “I suspect a smack from mom or dad is behind it all.”

Some Twitter accounts of the infiltration said Anonymous broke into the e-mail accounts of investigators to gain the call-in details.

“The FBI might be curious how we’re able to continuously read their internal comms for some time now,” an Anonymous member posted on an account linked to the group.

Hilbert said the agents also may have been re-using the same line and pass code for conference calls with investigative partners.

“If anybody should be checking who’s on their calls, it should be the government -- especially these guys,” he said.

--Editors: Andrew Dunn, David E. Rovella

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General / Is Dalebert a pedophile?
« on: January 27, 2012, 09:28:39 PM »
He has said he is attracted to young boys like Justin Beiber.

I'm sure some people would call him a pedo.

What do you think?

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General / 2012, year of the mustache, 5 mins till doomsday
« on: January 10, 2012, 03:33:56 PM »
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/10/doomsday-clock-may-tick-toward-destruction/


In a sign of pessimism about humanity's future, scientists today set the hands of the infamous "Doomsday Clock" forward one minute from two years ago.

"It is now five minutes to midnight," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) director Kennette Benedict announced today (Jan. 10) at a press conference in Washington, D.C.

That represents a symbolic step closer to doomsday, a change from the clock's previous mark of six minutes to midnight, set in January 2010.

The clock is a symbol of the threat of humanity's imminent destruction from nuclear or biological weapons, climate change and other human-caused disasters. In making their deliberations about how to update the clock's time, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists focused on the current state of nuclear arsenals around the globe, disastrous events such as the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and biosecurity issues such as the creation of an airborne H5N1 flu strain.

The Doomsday Clock came into being in 1947 as a way for atomic scientists to warn the world of the dangers of nuclear weapons. That year, the Bulletin set the time at seven minutes to midnight, with midnight symbolizing humanity's destruction. By 1949, it was at three minutes to midnight as the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union deteriorated. In 1953, after the first test of the hydrogen bomb, the doomsday clock ticked to two minutes until midnight.

The Bulletin — and the clock ­— were at their most optimistic in 1991, when the Cold War thawed and the United States and Russia began cutting their arsenals. That year, the Bulletin set the clock at 17 minutes to midnight.

From then until 2010, however, it was a gradual creep back toward destruction, as hopes of total nuclear disarmament vanished and threats of nuclear terrorism and climate change reared their heads. In 2010, the Bulletin found some hope in arms reduction treaties and international climate talks and nudged the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock back to six minutes from midnight from its previous post at five to midnight.

With today's decision, the Bulletin repudiated that optimism. The panel considers a mix of long-term trends and immediate events in the decision-making process, said Benedict. Trends might include factors like improved solar energy technology to combat climate change, she said, while political events such as the recent United Nations climate meeting in Durban play a role as well. This year, the Fukushima nuclear disaster made a big impression.

"We're trying to weight whether that was a wake-up call, whether it will make people take a closer look at this new and very powerful technology, or whether people will go on with business as usual," Benedict told LiveScience on Monday in an interview before the announcement of the "doomsday time" decision.

Other factors that played into the decision included the growing interest in nuclear power from countries such as Turkey, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates, Benedict said.

The Bulletin panel found that despite hopes of global agreements about nuclear weapons, nuclear power and climate change in 2010, little progress has been made.

"The world still has approximately over 20,000 deployed nuclear weapons with enough power to destroy the world's inhabitants many times over," said Lawrence Krauss, an Arizona State University professor and the co-chair of the BAS Board of Sponsors. "We also have the prospect of nuclear weapons being used by terrorist non-state actors."

Likewise, talks on climate change have resulted in little progress, the panel found. In fact, politics seemed to trump science in discussions over the last two years, said Robert Socolow, a Princeton professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and a member of the Bulletin's Science and Security board.

"We need the political leadership to affirm the primacy of science as a way of knowing, or problems will be far worse than they are already," Socolow said.


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