Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 50725
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
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2008/7/29-30 [Science/Electric, Computer/SW/Security] UID:50725 Activity:nil 78%like:50729
7/29    Pepperspray vs. taser, round #1: (taser takes down a BULL)
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2010/12/15-2011/2/19 [Science/Electric, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:53983 Activity:nil
12/15   I'm planning on traveling to Europe and I was wondering if there's
        any reason I shouldn't be able to use a US power tap/strip (no surge
        suppression) with just a plug adaptor (i.e., no voltage conversion).
        This would be for use with electronics that accept 100V-240V. While
        the power strip is intended for use at 120V, it's just wires, right?
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2013/10/24-11/21 [Computer/Companies/Apple] UID:54747 Activity:nil
9/19    "No, A Severed Finger Will Not Be Able to Access a Stolen iPhone 5S"
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        finger will not be able to access a stolen iPhone 5S.
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2013/6/6-7/31 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China, Computer/SW/Security] UID:54690 Activity:nil
6/6     Wow, NSA rocks. Who would have thought they had access to major
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        crypto experts, mathematicans now than ever.
        \_ flea to Hong Kong --> best dim-sum in the world
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2012/8/26-11/7 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:54465 Activity:nil
8/26    Poll: how many of you pub/priv key users: 1) use private keys that
        are not password protected 2) password protect your private keys
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8/29    There was once a CSUA web page which runs an SSH client for logging
        on to soda.  Does that page still exist?  Can someone remind me of the
        URL please?  Thx.
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2012/8/7-10/17 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:54455 Activity:nil
8/6     Amazon and Apple have lame security policies:
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7/18    "Largest penis record holder arouses security suspicions at airport" (
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Salt Lake Tribune | June 21, 2005 By Heather May Ty McCartney thwacked his leg repeatedly with a foam baton as he braced himself to be jolted by up to 50,000 volts. Then - with a Taser's red laser beam pointed at his chest - he grimaced, drew in a breath and raised the baton, his "weapon." One didn't stick, but the other embedded itself in his chest. The five-second zap Monday was part of a research project as McCartney, who works for Mayor Rocky Anderson, helps the Police Department determine its Taser policy. A former cop, McCartney figured he should do his homework. But the 33-year-old's guttural moans masked the electric "zzzz" of the Taser. His arms involuntarily contracted to his sides and he fell, bottom first, onto gymnastic mats laid on the floor in a classroom at the city's Pioneer Precinct. He tried to raise his baton to continue "attacking" Wihongi, but the threat was short-lived. As soon as the shock subsided - a matter of seconds - McCartney was coherent. "I felt that right through my spine," he said while waiting for an officer to pull out the barb, which left a pinprick of blood. McCartney said he felt winded, like he had run a sprint. "During that five seconds it wasn't pain, just disabling." Then came round two of his masochistic morning: the pepper spray. McCartney wanted to compare the two types of force that police officers use and see which one would stop his "attacks" the quickest. Dressed in military fatigues and combat boots, officer Tyrone Farillas took over spray duties. Outside the precinct, McCartney fiddled with his foam baton again and then Farillas sprayed McCartney's eyes for about two seconds. McCartney didn't yell or groan - he had been sprayed three times before when he was an officer. Instead, he charged another officer who was holding a protective mat. McCartney pounded on the mat for almost 20 seconds before giving up and asking for water to rinse his eyes. Several minutes later, his eyes still red, puffy and watering, McCartney announced his preference. will still be a problem," he said, while sitting in front of a fan to aid his eyes. McCartney said the Taser seems safer than pepper spray for the culprit and the cop. France Barral, representing Amnesty International on the Taser committee, said McCartney's experiment will be helpful, but probably isn't comparable to an assailant's experience on the street. Tasers have contributed to deaths - 93 in the United States and Canada by Barral's count - typically when the person was on drugs or had pre-existing health problems. McCartney is young and healthy, though his heart rate was high before he was shocked because he was nervous. I'm not sure pepper spray has the same record," said Barral, who would like to see a moratorium on Tasers until the short- and long-term effects have been independently studied. If Tasers are used, she said they should be deployed as an alternative to deadly force.
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