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SxSW day 1

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(about a quarter of the infused vodkas at the Russian restaurant)

I heard Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen (video) talk about their book “The New Digital Age”

And Ann Cuddy on how your body language shapes your mind (video)

Austin Kleon (blog) spoke on his book and had some cute tips on people to avoid. (“Steal like an Artist”, “Show Your Work”)

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March 7th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

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The compiler is getting snarky again ;)

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Xcode is getting snarky

Xcode is getting snarky

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September 16th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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10k average winning pace by age and sex

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It was really really difficult to find this data so I rolled my own.
– Compiled averages from 100s of races by age/sex
– Took 5 year (2+/- rolling average)
– Smoothed out bumps
It should be good enough to give you an idea of where you are but I wouldn’t publish any papers with this data.

Age Male Female
20 8:05 9:34
21 8:10 9:37
22 8:15 9:39
23 8:20 9:41
24 8:25 9:45
25 8:30 9:51
26 8:34 9:55
27 8:35 10:02
28 8:41 10:02
29 8:45 10:03
30 8:45 10:03
31 8:46 10:04
32 8:46 10:04
33 8:47 10:05
34 8:47 10:05
35 8:47 10:06
36 8:47 10:06
37 8:47 10:07
38 8:48 10:07
39 8:48 10:08
40 8:48 10:08
41 8:48 10:09
42 8:48 10:10
43 8:48 10:12
44 8:48 10:17
45 8:48 10:17
46 8:52 10:17
47 8:58 10:21
48 8:58 10:21
49 8:58 10:22
50 8:59 10:22
51 8:59 10:23
52 9:04 10:24
53 9:07 10:27
54 9:09 10:29
55 9:17 10:42
56 9:24 10:48
57 9:24 10:59
58 9:25 11:02
59 9:26 11:06
60 9:27 11:08
61 9:28 11:21
62 9:30 11:22
63 9:33 11:24
64 9:37 11:32
65 9:47 11:38
66 9:50 11:40
67 9:55 11:45
68 10:09 11:50
69 10:19 11:50
70 10:22 11:55

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TimesToCome Mobile GPS Run Tracker for iOS
TimesToCome Mobile Treadmill Tracker for iOS

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September 4th, 2013 at 10:50 am

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DefCon notes: Using sensors for data collection

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This was my favorite talk. It’s especially timely for me as I’m just digging into phone sensors, data collection and digital signal processing.

CreepyDOL (paper)
CreepyDOL (slides from BlackHat)
Stalking a city for fun and frivolity (slides)

F-Bomb (Ballistically launched object that makes backdoors )
FireSheep

Notes:
Everything leaks data
Privacy is as important as security
It is no longer possible to blend with the crowd
Sunlight is the best disinfectant

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August 6th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

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Defcon notes: Software

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August 6th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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DefCon notes: Fake Cell Towers

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All the examples of using Femtocells to create fake cell towers were done using Version units. Root access was gained by crashing during boot and getting dropped into a shell. This vulnerability has been patched, none are yet known for ATT.

The Femtocells were rooted and Snort, TCP Dump, and WireShark were added to watch the traffic.

Interesting asides:
Your phone mic sends data before the call is connected.
Browser connections are sent in plain text

Juniper Mobile Threats Paper
Do it yourself cellular IDS

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August 6th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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