So I was watching the lost interview with Steve Jobs in 1995 and he talked about one of the first things he and Wozniak did together was build a Blue Box
This was a box popularized by "Captain Crunch" who derived his moniker from the fact that he started spoofing phone computers and calling people for free by emulating the 2600 Hz tone using a prize from Captain Crunch cereal which shipped a whistle that would sound at this frequency if you covered one hole
Here is the 2600Hz tone:
It is a great interview and I found this vignette particularly amusing (he said when Woz and him discovered the old telecom journal article detailing the tones and codes at Stanford's library they looked at each other and said "It's all real")
While the ruling doesn't apply in the U.S., the request raises serious questions about media, the Internet and the flexible nature of truth.
As a medic specialist in Vietnam Sasser went back into the marsh to get as many wounded men as he could or who called for aid. He was wounded himself and risked his life for his comrades
He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and when he returned to the United States James Earl Rudder himself sought him out and offered him a scholarship to attend Texas A&M
Until 2009, Kaufdorf vehicle graveyard in Switzerland was a junkyard housing the shells of hundreds of abandoned cars and motorbikes, many of them VW Beetles
Located off the South-West coast of Nagasaki in Japan lies the spooky and abandoned Hashima Island. Shaped like a warship afloat the ocean it is also known as the Gunkanjima or Battleship Island. Part of the 505 islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture the ghost island of Hashima spreads across 61,000 square meters in size. During its glory days as a major coal mining site, the island was home to 5,259 people which results in an astonishing density of ...
After decades of neglect, these grisly, decaying scenes are all that remain of The Veterinary School of Anderlecht in Brussels, Belgium.
Posts about international railway station written by canfranc2013
Derace Moser ’42 was a football letterman in 1939, 1940 and 1941, and track letterman in 1940, 1941 and 1942. Starting as a halfback on the 1939 National Championship football team, Moser earned consensus All-SWC honors in football in 1941 when he was named the SWC’s most valuable player.
Well this certainly serves a desire by the government to curry the trust of citizens when that trust has been hideously violated
Because Google can lock you up and throw away the key. Google has guns and can bust down the door of your house and arrest you. Google is scary because of showing you relevant ads and Google Now telling you to get on the road or you will miss your flight.
Everyone has an agenda including the people who conducted this survey. My guess is if you ran this survey 100 times you would get different results every time and this result was consistent with the message that someone wanted to present.
Cui Bono? Who benefits? What is the agenda? Google has massive economic incentives against violating user trust and it surprises me that someone wants to imply people trust Government more than Google. That suggestion seems counter intuitive and not consistent with user behavior. I for one fear a surveillance state way more than Google (of course I work for Google so I am also biased but I know how hard we work to protect user data)
If I were a research university I would conduct the same survey in different parts of the country and try and replicate this result. My guess would be this result would be inconsistent at best.
calls for a boycott of 7-11, Gap, Sam's Club, Wendy's, Banana Republic, Wal-Mart, Kohl's Lowes, Sears, K-Mart, Lowes, Old Navy, Dunkin Donuts, Sam's Club, "Bed, Bath, and Beyond", Rite-Aid, CVS, and all other retailers in the CurrentC cabal
Power to the people
djay 2 hits Android, threats to NFC payments, and Motorola Droid Turbo.
Know why the University of Texas has a law school and A&M has a pig farm? Aggies got first pick.
A class apart
will be disappointed. She uses that app all the time.
Will other sites follow suit?
Also an actual Imperial Walker did not have a fluffy furry tail
Riley fought a battle his whole life against a congenital heart defect that limited his body's ability to take in oxygen. This week the battle concluded.
Sympathies to the Norton family
Despite the very special team of doctors and nurses helping him, Riley died yesterday afternoon, Monday, October 20, 2014. I am heartbroken for my family and I am heartbroken for all of the people, especially the children, who know Riley. I wish I could scoop them up and protect this from this ...
Work Work Work
So this is the name of a Conference Room and a phrase I hear practically everyday
His and Hers boots and rings
Interesting point about how product marketing actually helped create a sexual divide and male bias
Wonder what that says about Verizon's Droid campaign which is male heavy and targeted
A lot of computing pioneers, the ones who programmed the first digital computers, were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.
So I fairly sure this will always just be a painting because of the risks of having Reveille this proximate to a Parson's Mounted Calvary stock horse since the actions of Reveille and the horse would be unpredictable and the risks to the health of Reveille would be non zero.
#FidoFriday #TAMU #Aggies #Reveille
"Perhaps it’s time to suggest that the post-Snowden pendulum has swung too far in one direction -- in a direction of fear and mistrust."
I would counter by saying that the post 911 reaction to blatant 4th amendment violations in the name of "taking the gloves off" and "stopping terrorists at all costs" by suspending the rules and conducting blanket fishing expeditions and mass surveillance was the pendulum swinging WAY too far in favor of government spying
And from my standpoint nowhere nearly enough has been done to dismantle and step back from overreaching government spying to realign with the constitutional protections guaranteed to American citizens
Private companies offering strong encryption to protect consumers is a reaction to the government's over reaching and the pendulum swinging too far after the terrorist attacks
It has still not swung back to what I would consider reasonable checks and balances on government power. For one I believe there should be a TOTAL dismantling of the in line optical tap layer1 packet capturing apparatus that has been put in place even on optical cables owned by private companies and not connected to the public internet
I would like to see candidates state for the record their position on that and when it comes to votes by congress either vote in the interests of the people of the United States of America and the Constitution or get voted out yourself
So this business about having Congress vote to suppress companies efforts to protect citizens when their own government is completely failing to do so is ridiculous
WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey called Thursday for "a regulatory or legislative fix" for technology companies' expanding use of encryption to protect user privacy, arguing that without such a fix, "homicide cases could be stall...
For this #ThrowbackThursday I remember my Aunt Mary, who passed away Monday night of Cardiac Arrest
Both she and my uncle Gary (in the striped suit here) are gone now.
My father remains with us as the only surviving subject of this photo
had her nephew Rodrigo scan hundreds of my grandmother's photographs
This one looks like early 60s (father was born in 1950) but it may be late 50s
The Vikings were well-known as plunderers and recently some of their bounty was unearthed by an enthusiast with a metal detector in Scotland. The more than 1,000-year-old hoard revealed up to 100 gold and silver objects under the soil of a Dumfriesshire field. "Experts have begun to examine...
Me and you and a dog named blue
Where is the disarming shot?
The one where I am giving you a hand and we all have our crosses to bear?
Can you have your guy post it so I can get a copy of it?
prepping for halloween
So from the pages of "Because I can" I decided to join the lsjumb (Leeland Stanford Junior University Marching Band)
I am also actively working on an email campaign to see if I can get the lsjumb to be the 'band' at a Social TGIF at the GooglePlex in January (think the USC band in 'Tusk' except without the coolness of being in an MTV video but doing a ripping congo line through the heart of the GPlex on YouTube)
Once I saw the 60 year old Trombone player at the Army game I thought "I have 20 years on that guy" and the other guy playing Air guitar I basically felt that the fact that I own a pocket trumpet could get me in.
They also support the one and done model since the whole deal is super laid back and bohemian. Pretty much a 180 on the experience I had in college in the largest precision military marching band in the world.
#lsjumb #Stanford #TAMU #AggieBand
In the year 2000, as the .com bubble was at its peak, it seemed new tech names were going to rapidly eclipse the old guard. Emails and downloads were new conversation topics, and if you weren’t still on AOL, debates would ens...
Crazy Wedding Dance Routine (Mother - Son)
Very strange angle to A&M's 2015 football schedule: For the first time in school history, the Aggies don't play another team from Texas.
#GigEm Ags Expressway
Mister Ed made it into PMC
The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets which acts as a high school ROTC's dream of big boy ROTC pre active duty military
The Aggies' defense has to be more physical and force turnovers to beat a top ten team at home this weekend when they square off against third ranked Ole Miss
Despite rumors that Google+ is on the decline, Besbris says Google has a long-term focus on social.
Pretty spectacular fireworks display
I was on the mall in Washington DC with POTUS Bill Clinton and Sam Waterstonin front of the Lincoln Memorial
It was 21 months from 9/11 and the day the world changed for the worse