Welcome to PhreakNIC i'm Notlarry and I'll be your host this weekend. I'll quickly cover the dos and do nots for the weekend as well as tell a few jokes while I fill you in on last minute changes that didn't make the website or official printed material.
We have a few maybes and if one wants to show you should too. If not we'll have lightning talks or just general sharing of information.
The tabletop and electronic gaming area will be open from now until we close up on Sunday. Feel free to stop in here and socialize between talks or play a round of Munchkin, Jungle Speed or Killer Bunnies. We will also have a Wii and Xbox 360 setup for some coop or head to head console action. Finally Notlarry is setting up the Quake stations from last year once more for some old school deathmatches!
I wrote a book, and you can too! Come to hear and discuss the trials and tribulations of self-publishing and what this means for you in the digital age.The Write Nothing
Operat0r hosting rmccurdy.com will go over the best CLI fu collected/created over the years:
Go out and socialize we're providing BBQ tomorrow night.
Software security has been a major security threat from last few years. Some of the latest attacks on websites like Linkedin, Facebook and other high profile websites have been through the application layer. What are we doing as a community to prevent ourselves from such attacks?
In addition to all the #nymwars drama I have discussed in the past, many new things have come up related to internet identity, some of them so staggeringly stupid that they make Google's "real names" policy look like a brilliant masterpiece. I'm also interested in discussing the latest developments in NSTIC, the Obama strategy to craft online identity policy I've become involved in, as well as introducing several new projects that have come about in the past year. In short, we're looking at online identity on two fronts: creating roadblocks to stop abhorrently bad policies from being implemented, and if possible trying to create something positive. The talk would be both an update on current efforts, and introduction of some new ones.
It's early, get out of bed. Stumble downstairs and wipe the whiskey haze from your eyes.We have a few maybes that might fill this spot last minute OR it could be filled by YOU! That's right, another spot for lightning talks. It's impromptu, quick, and you just might learn something.
Will you live to see the Singularity?
While it would be great to live long enough to upload your intelligence into a self-sustaining orbiting satellite, equipped with high-speed internet and a cloaking device, the need to be healthy is relevant in the short term as well (after all, zombies are only getting faster).
Learn how living healthy can improve your IQ, give you more energy and help you avoid the diseases that we think come with age by really don't have to. At least come learn what things to avoid doing (as if you didn't already know!)
Do you love Meat?
Do you know that flavored plastic-y shit you buy from the store is NOT Real jerky?
If you answered yes to either or both of those, then you will be interested in hacking your meat. I'll be sharing tips and tricks that i've learned over the last year so that you can make your own amazing jerky.
I am a computational scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab where Titan, a Cray supercomputer, is located. It is currently the fastest, open-science computer in the world. I am also a member of the local hacker space, KnoxMakers.orghttp://KnoxMakers.org. At KnoxMakers we have a cabinet from one of the previous generation Cray supercomputers. This talk is about the components comprising a supercomputer and our experience pulling these components together in order to restore the older Cray to working order.
Bitmessage is a secure, private, user friendly replacement for email. Given NSA prism program as well as others abroad it is clear a solution needs to come about to allow people to communicate in private online as we do in the real world. Bitmessage is a p2p decentralized network inspired by bitcoin. This talk will cover protocol and demonstration as to how to use the program to increase your security, and the security of others.
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a set of standards for close proximity communications between two devices or a device and a tag over 13.56MHz, which is quickly gaining in popularity on mobile devices. This one hour talk will begin with the basics of NFC, then cover the protocols and standards involved (LLCP, SNEP, NPP, NDEF, etc.), various modes of operations, and tag types. We will discuss the best hardware to use in order to interact with NFC capable devices and tags, then move on to vulnerabilities discovered in NFC, and NFC capable devices, as well as attacks which have been implemented against those vulnerabilities. We will conclude with how to most practically implement those attacks yourself.
We're supplying dinner tonight so grab a drink and come out to socialize.
We'll be discussing the challenges of deploying software to desktop and laptop users, and how difficult it can be to work with the laptop user community.
This will start after the BBQ is done so it can start as late as 7:30
Elonka is probably going to talk about the current trend of location based games like Ingress, Zombie Run. I'm sure if you ask she'll be happy to dicuss Voynich, Kryptos, Crypto in general, etc.
If you've never heard Elonka before DO NOT MISS THIS, she is an incredible engaging speaker that you will not soon forget
Tom has this slot for a drunken rant or just a rant in general. However, he's up next to Elonka and i'm gonna let them fight it out over who gets the spot. I'm pretty sure she'll fight dirty. This will be epic!
See Notlarry for odds and wagers