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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Roomba vacuum cleaner hacking

Late last year I got a Roomba vacuum cleaner from a friend. My wife and I wanted to evaluate such a device for a while. The battery was completely dead, and before spending lots of money on a  new battery, for a device that I didn’t know if it still worked, I tried to hook … Continue reading »

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Pilot 4 a day with a Jaguar driver

Every once in a while I get to do a pilot for a day. That’s our premium offer at paraeasy.ch, and admittedly the most fun to do. Depending on the weather we either do a cross country flight or multiple flights from various mountains. This time, the weather looked promising, but not good enough for … Continue reading »

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Full disk encryption with the crypto stick

Last week I finished the udacity applied cryptography course. I did not as well as in the other courses, nonetheless I learned a lot and it was (as always) really interesting. We learned about symmetric and asymmetric encryption, hashes as well as key exchange and management. Each week in addition to the regular homework, we … Continue reading »

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