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Hey guys does anyone want to go wardriving with me?

Ironic note: My digital camera uses the same technology utilized by me in 2003 to get me in a world of federal trouble (okay, so that was not specifically the overt act that landed me in hot water, using the internet connection I found was). It uses it to put a latitude/longitude coordinate on the images I take so I can see where they were taken. How was that data collected to have that work? Dorks driving around with laptops, wifi cards, and GPS units.

What was villified in the news in 2003, 2004 and 2005 is now status quo. My iPod Touch also uses that technology in order to emulate a GPS in location based apps such as foursquare and google maps.

Consider me to be so far out on the cutting edge, I was actually cut.


(and before someone accuses me of being late to that party, I should note that prior to acquiring a proper wifi card, we were doing netstumbling like exercises with Spectrum24 and RangeLan2. This was in 2001/2002 era)

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faceless_wonder
Apr. 28th, 2011 06:44 am (UTC)
i'd love to go, if i were anywhere near you. sigh.
noweb4u
Apr. 28th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
If you offered, I'd accept. But only if I could go all HST and call you Dr Gonzo
jayj79
Apr. 28th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
why is it called "wardriving", anyway?
primarylupine
Apr. 28th, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
Comes from the previous fun of "wardialing", using a modem and software to auto-dial hundreds of phone numbers looking for a data connection.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_dialing

We found out, the hard way, one night not to point a pringles can at a cop. Well, not the really hard way, but we did get pulled over and questioned. Fortunately most LEOs hadn't heard about what wardriving was about, so he let us off with a warning.
jayj79
Apr. 28th, 2011 09:09 am (UTC)
just try not to start any global thermonuclear wars while you're at it. ;op
primarylupine
Apr. 28th, 2011 08:18 am (UTC)
Heh, I was digging around in my room and found my Orinoco Gold. Put it on a shelf in my office next to my FBI WFO Cybercrime division hat.
dark_fx
Apr. 28th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
Why paul, looking for some more scapegoats? :-P
stormgren
Apr. 28th, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
So what you're saying here is that you were a wardriving hipster, it was so underground?

*ducks and runs*
noweb4u
Apr. 28th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
I was most definitely into it before it was cool, and got out of it before it sold out
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