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      CommentAuthorlx rudis
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2008
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    trotsky suggested i send this baby out, so here it is. buy some cut-rate USB device fer yer PC, get infectified:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2008/01/26/MNE7UHOOQ.DTL&type=tech

    i think there's still a lot of denial out there about just how sketchy it can be to take software/firmware development offshore, especially if the coding houses are based in countries known for eCrime and such shenanigans, and triply especially if the work's being done for some inexpensive computer widget.

    ...and it can be _very_ tempting to put something/anything onto a consumer product. sometimes for notoriety, but sometimes for money. if the cat's away...

    i don't see this getting 'better', either. there's so much fruitful hacking terrain emerging, all of it exploit-worthy...
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      CommentAuthorTrotsky
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2008
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    see,
    I told you those digital picture frames were fucking LAME!
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    My bluetooth vibrating blow-up doll bit me.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2008
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    That could be seen as a feature in certain circles, Richard.
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      CommentAuthorTrotsky
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2008
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    Yeah, and it generally depends on what it bites, how hard, and how much it charges to your credit card for it.
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    The problem is that all the machine safewords are in Japanese and they're hard to pronounce through the ballgag.
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      CommentAuthorTrotsky
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2008 edited
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    Kadrey wins.
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      CommentAuthorTrotsky
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    well, for the best. I thought of something else I could say, but then remembered archive.org, and thought better of it.

    so it goes...
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    Say it, you tease!
    • CommentAuthorPhries
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    BenHur Castro is probably the most intimidating name I've heard in a while.
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      CommentAuthorTrotsky
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    yeah, BenHur Castro is a great Name!

    I wonder if he's on Facebook...

    Linkedin, at the very least!