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The inconvenient truth about passwords

Inconvenience makes people do strange things. Having to wait at traffic lights sees people run across the road, risking life and limb just to get somewhere a few seconds faster. People allow packages to be “hidden” on their doorstop rather than secured…

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Exterior-grade electrical box as project enclosure

The quest for a project box is always a balance between cost, complexity, and style. We think [Pcmofo] really finds the mark with his exterior electrical box enclosures. He took the time to document his fabrication process for those that want to replicate his look. These grey plastic boxes are meant to keep the elements …

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Funtendo connects all your Nintendo controllers to a PC

For those of us who can’t be bothered to dig out or N64 whenever we want to play Ocarina of Time or our NES whenever we get the urge to play Battletoads, emulators are a godsend. There is a problem, though. A keyboard doesn’t provide the right experience as a the classic NES ‘brick’ or the …

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Researchers Get One Step Closer to Cracking AES

Cryptography researchers have identified a weakness in the Advanced Encryption Standard which slightly reduces the complexity of an attack against the algorithm, but it’s nowhere near a practical cracking solution.

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Researchers Get One Step Closer to Cracking AES

Cryptography researchers have identified a weakness in the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) which slightly reduces the complexity of an attack against the algorithm, but it’s nowhere near a practical cracking solution.
The new attack was devised by A…

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Adding Ambilight clone system to your home theater just got a big price cut

Whenever we get a tip claiming a project is cheap and easy we raise a cynical eyebrow. But [Yonsje] isn’t telling us a story, his Amiblight clone really does boil down the complexity and slash the price. For the uninitiated, this is a clone of the Philips Amilight system that has been an option with …

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Do you have what it takes to make lumber keep time?

[Frank] sent in a link to this fantastic wooden clock. The design was dreamed up by [Clayton Boyer] and he’s got full-sized templates for sale on his site. We’ve marveled at his creations in the past, having featured his useless machine that was made from wooden gears. This “Bird of Paradise” clock steps up the …

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Wooden machine belongs in Willy Wonka’s factory

Behold the wooden machine (translated) that is used for… well it does… it was built because… Okay, this is a case where asking what it does or why it was built is the wrong question. [Erich Schatt] began building the piece that he calls “Wheels” back in 1995. It took just seven years to complete, and …

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Cellular network hijacking for fun and profit

The Reg cut-out-and-keep guide
Weekend Following the success of hijacked network Free Libyana, we took the opportunity to talk to some engineers about the complexity of lifting someone else’s infrastructure, and discovered there isn’t much.…

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Mozilla outlines goals for multiprocess browsing implementation

Mozilla’s Chris Blizzard has published a blog entry that outlines the goals of Mozilla’s renewed effort to bring multiprocess browsing to the Firefox Web browser. The post highlights the key advantages that deeper process isolation will bring to Firefo…

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