Friday Squid Blogging: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Canadian Squid
This is not good news.
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered.
Posted on June 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM
@Mike the goat - a system like that exists in europe called FLARM. It was invented by glider pilots who fly a lot closer and lot less predictably than power aircraft.
IIRC it isn't sold in the US because of the cost/complexity/legal implications of doing anything remotely involving the FAA.
Interestingly it's most profitable use is in open cast mining where it warns you that your SUV is about to be crushed under a 300ton haul truck that won't even notice.
@Nick P - we developed, patented and failed to sell, a covert audio channel in the 90s.
The idea was that you could broadcast a data channel in the audio from an unmodified applianse and peripherals would hear it and respond. The main sales pitch (for some reason) was toys that would respond to commercials/cartoons.
You could of course also use it to command everyone's robot vacuum cleaners to rise up and enslave the world.
The big challenge was to get a spectrum that wasn't annoyingly noticeable to the listener but would survive the various broadcast codes which were explicitly trying to remove sound information that wasn't noticeable to a listener!
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