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I am a hacker and you are afraid and that makes you more dangerous than I ever could be.

Fruit Killing bolt gun powered by BASIC!
Topic: Recreation 10:12 am EST, Jan 22, 2004

] Anyway, for this we also needed something moving or
] changing very fast, so we decided to build a bolt gun. Of
] course, bolt guns aren't very fun unless you can see, in
] great detail, the object they are hitting explode, so
] these two projects seemed like a match made in nerd
] heaven. With the aforementioned micro-controller, we
] simply had no choice but to build a flash timing
] mechanism to capture images of hot bolt-on-food action.

The tale of what evils can occur when 3 nerds from MIT are bored over winter break. They build a bolt gun power by a BASIC stamp, that takes cool bolt-traveling-through-fruit-at high-velocity photos

Fruit Killing bolt gun powered by BASIC!

First Blogging AI chatterbot
Topic: Miscellaneous 9:49 pm EST, Jan 21, 2004

Emmulates a "stream of consciousness" type Blog. Searches from a database of phrases collected from DiaryLand/LiveJournal. "All you have to do is to give it a hint - a phrase, such as 'i am depressed', 'school is stupid', 'i do not know if i love him', 'sex' - and the script will do the rest. "

First Blogging AI chatterbot - Federal remote voting system called flawed - Jan. 21, 2004
Topic: Current Events 9:33 pm EST, Jan 21, 2004

] Among the type of hacks the researchers outlined are ones
] that would overwhelm computers with a denial-of-service
] attack.
] Others are those that would remotely insert a phony Web
] page between the voter and the authentic server, and ones
] using a virus that could allow someone to alter a voter's
] choices before they're sent over an encrypted connection.
] "This is a minority report from one of the peer-review
] groups we invited to look at the SERVE system," said
] department spokesman Glen Flood. "Out of this group of
] about 10 or 11 members, only four of them decided that
] concerns were warranted.

It seems only 4 of them were worth a damn - Federal remote voting system called flawed - Jan. 21, 2004

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