Show #18 | Stop Chewing on My Electric

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Sam’s new service: http://sendnao.com/

& why we need it
XKCD Comic 949


ATM side-channel attack contributed by our favorite listener Neal: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/08/thermal-imaging-camera-can-read-your-atm-pin/

Catch-up on our life doings, Merrick: Drupal 7, Sam: Motion Graphics, Ben: JavaBeans & JSP (Java Server Pages).

Merrick was confused about the Das Keyboard being able to switch layouts & having a trainer (internal to the keyboard), if you know of a keyboard that can do this please email us at @packets

Sam tells us about his new GSpot: http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

Ben’s Asus Eee PC SSD upgrade debacle (ram easy, hard drive hard)

The dreaded SSD “write cliff”: http://www.denali.com/wordpress/index.php/dmr/2010/04/19/network-world-ssd-smackdown-shows-fusion

Ben’s thumb drive ISO boot adventure: http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pendrivelinux.com%2Fyumi-multiboot-usb-creator%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFbjlxNzx_IWe8dRWBGKi2sJD4b3Q

Bunny! Stop Chewing on My Electric!

  • Confession: I use IE at work. one of the systems we use runs on ActiveX. I have tried to point out how bad this is but unfortunatly there are only 3-4 service providers in that market segment and the others are no better. For everything else I use Chrome.

    I also run Vista at home! Erm. I’m not doing much for my credibility here am I? In my defence I spend 90% of my time in Linux and only boot to Vista to play games that will not run on Linux.

    I can sympathise with bunny’s eating power cables – I lost two Wii nunchuks to a rabbit before I realised that he thought they were the tastiest thing ever and was actually trying to find them. I’ve somehow managed to avoid getting a shock myself but since we run at 230V here that is probably a good thing. :)

    I’ll be trying Yumi, looks like a very useful tool. Also given that I have only just listened to your 30th Nov Podcast I can definitely agree that kids can be a bit of a handful! Very rewarding but you can forget half of the things you did before you had them – including having time to find a replacement for an MP3 player that suddenly went very hot…

    Another great podcast guys, I hope to catch up with the next one soon! A guest talking about CarrierIQ sounds very interesting…

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