2012 Feb 22, 4:00 2011 Nov 24, 4:25 2011 Nov 14, 7:51
Includes ‘511 Network Authentication Required’ for airport/hotel/coffee shop scenarios! Am I too excited about this?
2011 Jul 18, 2:38
Neat idea: "When the user wants to visit a blacklisted site, the client establishes an encrypted HTTPS connection to a non-blacklisted web server outside the censor’s network, which could be a normal
site that the user regularly visits... The client secretly marks the connection as a Telex request by inserting a cryptographic tag into the headers. We construct this tag using a mechanism called
public-key steganography... As the connection travels over the Internet en route to the non-blacklisted site, it passes through routers at various ISPs in the core of the network. We envision that
some of these ISPs would deploy equipment we call Telex stations."
2011 Jun 20, 2:25
I knew it was a game but still felt bad war-dialing and otherwise messing around in there. What if I accidentally find a way out? "Telehack is the most interesting game I've played in the last
year... a game that most users won't realize is a game at all. It's a tour de force hack — an interactive pastiche of 1980s computer history, tying together public archives of Usenet newsgroups, BBS
textfiles, software archives, and historical computer networks into a multiplayer adventure game." Also, see all the accounts of people finding their teenage selves in the game.
2011 May 30, 3:13
"We covered the Newstweek, a wall-wart sized box that injects fake news stories over public WiFi connections last February, but now there’s a great walk through and it seems our doubts about this
project were disproved."
2011 Apr 30, 4:05
"This document discusses our experiences from moving a small number of users to an IPv6-only network, with access to the IPv4-only parts of the Internet via a NAT64 device. The document covers
practical experiences as well as road blocks and opportunities for this type of a network setup. The document also makes some recommendations about where such networks are applicable and what should
be taken into account in the network design. The document also discusses further work that is needed to make IPv6-only networking applicable in all environments."
2011 Apr 27, 2:23
"The gradual disappearance of open wireless networks is a tragedy of the commons, with a confusing twist of privacy and security debate. This essay explains why the progressive locking of wireless
networks is harmful — for convenience, for privacy and for efficient use of the electromagnetic spectrum."
2010 Dec 14, 11:21
Documentary on WikiLeaks: "From summer 2010 until now, Swedish Television has been following the secretive media network WikiLeaks and its enigmatic Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange."
2010 Nov 8, 3:34
On crappy aspects of HTTP cookie design.
2010 Oct 4, 2:05
Proposed 428 HTTP error code for hijacking proxies to indicate to the client the user needs to login to the network etc. Glad to see this one's finally happening.
2010 Sep 27, 3:15
This is awesome and similar to something I got a cube for. Wikipedia runs its videos through a service that sets up torrents for arbitrary URLs. So awesome! Now if only this were built into the user
agent rather than requiring hardcoding the sites to use it...
2010 Jul 13, 6:27
"Occasionally the Technical Community Network group sits down with some of Microsoft’s most influential technical employees to capture their stories. Instead of examining specific technologies, BTC
takes a closer look at the person, the career and what it takes to produce world-class software."
2010 Jul 5, 8:38
"This way the player appears to control their own character without any latency, and provided that the client and server character simulation code is deterministic – giving exactly the same result
for the same inputs on the client and server – it is rarely corrected."
2010 Apr 29, 11:45
"...Well guess what? The demand for hotel WiFi has not gone away, quite the opposite, a growing number of hotel guests not only demand the hotel they book have proper wireless access but most will
consider *not* staying at a hotel that can't meet their basic access needs."
2010 Apr 6, 11:17
A thread on HTTPBIS concerning about how one might standardize hotels and other such proxies that inject redirects to their own payment or T&C agreement sites.
2010 Mar 25, 4:18
UK graffiti by mobster
2010 Mar 8, 1:50
Paper suggests history stealing to find what popular social networking site groups a visitor to your web site belongs to and stats on how easy it is to then uniquely identify the visitor on the
popular social networking site.
2010 Feb 26, 8:50
Did I read this already on Paleo-Future? Anyway still an awesome 1995 rant on why the Internet will fail. "Then there’s cyberbusiness. We’re promised instant catalog shopping–just point and click for
great deals. We’ll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts. Stores will become obselete. So how come my local mall does more business in an
afternoon than the entire Internet handles in a month? Even if there were a trustworthy way to send money over the Internet–which there isn’t–the network is missing a most essential ingredient of
2010 Feb 22, 5:52
Analysis of Facebook friend connections by US cities to determine partitioning of the US.