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Hey guys does anyone want to go wardriving with me?

Ironic note: My digital camera uses the same technology utilized by me in 2003 to get me in a world of federal trouble (okay, so that was not specifically the overt act that landed me in hot water, using the internet connection I found was). It uses it to put a latitude/longitude coordinate on the images I take so I can see where they were taken. How was that data collected to have that work? Dorks driving around with laptops, wifi cards, and GPS units.

What was villified in the news in 2003, 2004 and 2005 is now status quo. My iPod Touch also uses that technology in order to emulate a GPS in location based apps such as foursquare and google maps.

Consider me to be so far out on the cutting edge, I was actually cut.

(and before someone accuses me of being late to that party, I should note that prior to acquiring a proper wifi card, we were doing netstumbling like exercises with Spectrum24 and RangeLan2. This was in 2001/2002 era)

Dear lazyweb

I am looking for two videos of any quality of the following (they would have predated 1984):

The AT&T "Joey" long distance ad that tries to highlight how hard it is to use a competitive long distance carrier with the old couple getting confused on all the numbers they have to dial

The MCI "Joey" ad using the same cast that shows the same old couple aghast at their bill when they gave up on MCI and switched back to AT&T.

Anyone providing these will win at least 2 internets.

Somehow I survived 30 years

Heres's to 60 more.

2010 was a year with no major trips to the hospital for me or my family that I can recall, which is a small feat considering every year prior involved at least 2 days hospitalization for me, and some for other members of my immediate family.

(There were of course ER visits, but no inpatient care or IV treatment)

power over ethernet – why do so many vendors do it so halfassed?

good thing: I think this weekend i figured out how to make a circuit that supports both cisco legacy and 802.3af/at power over ethernet as a consumer, and outputs to something like a linksys router, or a ubiquiti bullet, both of which i'd rather be powering off my POE switches rather than using wallwarts or power injectors.

meh thing: it's all surface mount, which means getting pricey boards with etch resist and hoping i lay out the pcb right the first time

bad thing: not having any time to try it all out

It definitely seems easy compared to all the half assed solutions i see out there, the ubiquiti methods included.