Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Tech Blah Blah !!


Broadband from heavens !!

Well actually from stratosphere !!
According to BBC news, researchers from University of York in UK has done a trial of successfully transmitting data from sky to earth using air balloons. This test was done in Sweden. They were able to transmit data at around 11Mbps. They are aiming to get around 120Mbps.
Click
here to read more...

[pic source BBC]

Turn off your damn printer, its watching you ?!!

According to today’s Washington Post and Sydney Morning Herald

A research team led by the
Electronic Frontier Foundation, have broken the secret code. It seems a deal was struck between selected printer manufactures and Secret service some years back, the original purpose was to identify counterfeiters it seems but according to EFF there's nothing to stop authorities from using the information for other purposes.

You are getting paranoid now aren't you ?! Well chill out , Click
here to see if your printer is one of those 'I See You thing'

Click
here to read the full story as how they do it.

12 comments:

Arvind said...

Another scary thing !!!!!!!!!

revo said...

seeds of machineworld take-over ?

I came across an interesting piece about the modern days here -
http://earth2050.blogspot.com/

IBH said...

just off the topic, yeppov, me thinks u are really my father :) avan kite sollanum neenga ennoda blog daddy nu :)

Ganesh said...

IBH LOL
That fellow was going 'Thank You Sir' and all :)

Kaps said...

new template it really nice.

Kaps said...

New template is really nice

Gayathri said...

Scary Man! and damn my printer features in the list :(

ram.c said...

of late, usage of printed documents using our personal printers have come down a lot.... due to the heavy usage of emails. Eventhough, it may scary for high profile people.. I don't think we may be affected directly by this...

vatsan said...

the americans are paranoid!! they have information from the entire globe to keep track of, evloav periya velai, really vettia irukkanga pola irukku

krishna said...

Dear Ganesh

The rat animation is kool..:)

Swahilya said...

Not just the printer - the whole universe watches you as you watch the Universe.

Eshwar said...

Oh my god !...thats pretty scary. Looks like you can run....but you cant hide.