I wasn't able to attend this meet but from what I heard it was an excellent meet. One regular, said it was the best meet that he had ever attended! It was a small cosy meet. Rather than 30 - 60 people turning up throughout the duration of the meet. It was a quiet 18.
The role of London 2600 'meet & greet' at the Trocadero. Was taken by Zap and 3 others, one of the three wearing the group T-shirt. Which helps the n00bs identify us, this can get difficult from time to time. For example, this month there was again the bull ride, crazy gulf & street dancers. The street dancers were having a competition. Have to get some photos of that, as some of them perform amazing feats. With all this hustle and bustle it can be difficult for the n00bs to find us. But find us the 2 n00bs from Imperial College did.
At 19:30 the 6 attendees headed off to our secondary meeting location. The pub. To have drinks and chat until closing time, is the usual custom. Through out the evening the other 12 attendees turned up. Notable of which were:
- A new London 2600 member (bought down by one of our regular old skool members) who had been to New York 2600 and one of the Australia 2600 meets.
- There was also a member of Dublin 2600 in attendance.
- A London 2600 member who had attended this years 'The Next HOPE' in New York.
- One old skool member. Who hadn't been down for 7 or 8 years. This gave the older members an opportunity to talk about old friends.
Zap bought down an EeePC 701 running Mac OS 7.5.5. He had the following to say on the ailing list. "The emulator was running in Free Dos on a 2GB SD memory card. I chose Free DOS as it is freely and legally available but any version of DOS will do. The Mac emulator emulates an old 68K Mac and runs at a reasonable speed. You will need to obtain a ROM image from a Mac as it is not included with the emulator for legal reasons. Google will help."
- Swiss Army knife pen drive
- Wireless web cam
- PCI wireless card, 54G
- USB to Ethernet adapter
- That was just what two people picked up. There was much more.
One of our members brought down some satellite transmitters. Check the mailing list archive if you'd like them. (Sorry about the unsigned SSL certificate, you'll have to add an exception to your web browser for that.)
Among the topics discussed and in no particular order:
- Cracking Sky default WPA keys, based on SSID's
- Old skoll virus writing, including the destruction of the authors own college work!
- Satellite kit
- Discussion of a new London 2600 secondary meeting location
- The current Wikileaks scenario
- Adrian "I am a cock" Lamo, surprise, surprise
- The latest WPA2 vulnerability, that wasn't a vulnerability
- This years 'The Next HOPE', including but not limited to:
- Steve Rambam's latest privacy is dead talk
- The wikileaks keynote by Jacob Appelbaum and the circus that surrounded him during HOPE and blackhat
- Jacob Appelbaum's phone seizure that could *possibly *result in Julian Assange's location being pinpointed by U.S. authorities
- Attending the next HOPE in 2012
The 2 n00bs from Imperial found the meet interesting, one of which was taking a plentiful quantity of notes with his high tech 'pen & paper version 1.0'.
That about it wraps it up for this meeting report. I look forward to seeing YOU at the next London 2600 meet.
UPDATE: 25th August 2010
Zap's EeePC running Mac OS 7.5.5 included Internet Explorer 4.01.
Extra to: Swag giveaway
- USB hubs
- Bluetooth access point
Extra to: Among the topics discussed and in no particular order:
- Discussion about Wikileaks and their 'insurance' file (http://leakmirror.wikileaks.org/file/straw-glass-and-bottle/insurance.aes256 - 1.4GB).