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Author Topic: An example of why some will always see open hardware and software as a threat  (Read 1332 times)

40hz

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Here's one more example of why I think the Powers that Be will ultimately do their best to deep six all unrestricted general purpose computers and open source software.

Take a Raspberry Pi, download a free copy of OpenBTS and FreeSWITCH, do a little additional coding and attach to a radio interface and voila! - your very own (totally illegal in many places) GSM cellular phone network!

Woo-hoo! Lookee here:



To paraphrase agent Mulder in the X Files: The technology is out there.

And to quote William Gibson in his cyberpunk short story Burning Chrome: The Street finds its own uses for things.

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« Last Edit: December 21, 2012, 02:58:03 PM by 40hz »

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HACK THE PLANET TELCOS!
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The video lost me at hand-optimized the codebase.

Any coder care to explain? What additional coding function is being added?

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The video lost me at hand-optimized the codebase.

Any coder care to explain? What additional coding function is being added?
The CPU in the RasPi is pretty slow - so they probably fixed tardy programming to speed up critical routines.
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The video lost me at hand-optimized the codebase.

Any coder care to explain? What additional coding function is being added?
The CPU in the RasPi is pretty slow - so they probably fixed tardy programming to speed up critical routines.

Thanks.  :up: