Frank and Ron filled the “told you so”-karma with the annual Security Nightmares presentation/brainstorming. After a short retrospect they had a look into the crystal ball. Some predictions that were mentioned: hijacking of industrial robots will increase people will go to jail due to wrong time zone configuration of log servers more flash memory problems […]

An some more pics … A speech bubble machine Indymedia searches safe habor “We hate flash” The ceiling of conference room 1 Quadrocopter Smiling light Monitored Usual suspect

Here are some photos I took at the conference. It’s not allowed to take photos downstairs in the so called Hackcenter so no documentation of that. The congress center with the famous CCC rocket and some decoration Hacker Jeopardy Regarding politicsLED cube MAKING with LEGO Research labAnother photo of the demonstration yesterday Club-Mate – should […]

I wrote some time ago about the new law for data retention in Germany. It passed all hurdles and will come into effect starting from the 1st January 2008. The connection meta data (phone, cell phone, internet) of all citizen of Germany will be stored for six month then. A law suit against this law […]

Ah, so much to do here. So just some of the highlights. Yesterday Markus Beckedahl (!) gave some (23?) hints of how to fight for your rights starting from lobbying, creating and influencing media, coding etc. FX of Phenoelit showed cool barcode hacks. Wanna have an upgrade of you flight ticket? Give it a go […]

Niiice … for people who didn’t make it to the conference and missed the live stream of a talk – there some raw dumps online. HTTP 1: 2: [via Marius News Blog]

There was a talk (German) by Steini (*) about the current status of e-books and the future developments in the morning session today. It covered the few current available e-book readers and the status of displaying technologies (e-ink, bistable LCD displays, visplex, etc.). Although e-books are quite promising the available ones (mainly the Sony libre, […]

I just listen to two cool talks (actually sitting in a sofa down in the Hackcenter watching the live stream :)): At first: Drew Endy (MIT – Department of Biological Engineering) introduced the audience to molecular, computational and synthetic biology and showed the connection to Making. He mentioned the possible security issues that come up […]