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Washington DC WISP covers the Washington Monument, the Western side of the National Mall, Arlington Cemetery, the Pentagon, Tysons Corner, Freedom Park (13th & K) DC, SW DC Water Front and parts of Rosslyn Virginia.
Provides Point-to-Point business class services to any location within Washington DC, Alexandria Virginia and much of Fairfax County.
Installs turnkey wide-area W-Fi network for any building (residential or business)
Wireless Hotspot Provider
Will provide a wireless hotspot for your business
Will provides credit card if requested
Your customers will have access to wireless networks world wide.
Projects in Other Countries
Partnered with WISP providers in Camp Taji and Camp Victory, near Baghdad, Iraq providing a low cost service to the troops
Mesh network in Kenya
War Driving Security Report
Laptop with Netstumbler installed
3db Dipole Antenna through moonroof
Wi-Fi PCMIA card (Orinnoco)
Took survey between my house and station this morning.
Number of access points — 420
Encrypted access points – 272 (65%)
Unencrypted access points – 148 (35%)
802.11b (11 Mbps) — 55 (13%)
802.11g (54 Mbps) – 365 (87%)
Blu-Ray versus HD DVD – Impact of Porn
Porn film producers say that they are being blocked from moving their content to the high definition Blu-ray format.
Digital Playground, a porn production house has said that it is being forced to opt for HD DVD because Blu-ray disc manufacturers are refusing to print the movies because Sony has told them ‘do it and you lose your licence’.
Others in the porn industry like Bangbros. and Pink Visual have already standardized on HD DVD, citing cheaper costs, and many others are expected to follow.
Why is this important?
Much early [and current] revenue on the Net was porn related and funded.
Porn was also a deciding factor in making VHS the format of choice against Betamax in the video tape format/player wars of the late 1970s and 1980s.
Betamax was also developed by Sony.
Is banning porn from Blu-ray going to hurt the format? Probably
Anonymizer for iTunes DRM-free files
If you buy a DRM-free MP3 song from iTunes your name and email address will be embedded in the song.
Ratiatum.com, a French company, has just launched a free software application to strip that information from your MP3.
Download from www.privatunes.com
The software will strip your name from the file and create a backup of the original file for you records.
Source code for this program will be released in the near future.
Expect a legal challenge
Satellite Destruction Using Google Earth And Orbitron
Target China’s Feng Yun 1C weather satellite. The Chinese don’t appear to care much for their weather satellites?
You plot the satellite’s position ten minutes hence using your computer and you feed the predicted latitude, longitude, and altitude to your launch pad control center.
Using literature that’s been available since the 1960s, compute the amount of fuel needed to get your one-stage rocket and its warhead to the satellite’s future position.
Plot a "solution" or flight plan that takes into account the liftoff phase, the controlled orbit insertion phase, and the ballistic fall onto the target.
Explained in Paper titled: Risk and vulnerability games. The anti-satellite weaponry (ASAT) by Adrian Gheorghe, Old Dominion University , and Dan Vamanu, National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering in Bucharest, Romania
"In theory, the ASAT ballistic hit looks quite a doable stunt. One may safely assume that any country in possession of intermediate range vectors may mount an ASAT adventure."