Happy New Year from Hamburg, Germany! Here for 31c3, which is amazing by the way.
I am finally posting my brain dump about the events at Derbycon 4 in regards to my public admissions about Depression and how the Hacker family has literally saved my life. I'm putting alot out here with the hopes it herlps others in my situation to seek help. Read my story about Depression and Derbycon here
The Google Hangout seems to be working. Sometimes no one there, sometimes a few people. I think I need to write up better instructions. I should have assumed that hackers would eshew Google plus and not know how to connect or have accounts.
In other news, I am writing up a reply essay to Dr. Phil Polstra's talk at Defcon that tried to refute my findings on ADS-B. I'm waiting for the video to be released so I can be accurate, but the short version is; He provided assertions, not evidence. He also failed to grok that our attacks were not aimed at full hijacking, but at influencing cockpit behaviour. He also engaged in a great deal of'Reductio ad absurdum', taking our theories to the absurd as proof they are wrong.
I however encourage his point of view in that it generated debate and renewed interest. My assertions still stand and I still have the challenge out there of wanting to be proven wrong by letting us have access to the euipment and actually test our theories for real and be public about the results either way the end up.
Back From Defcon/Blackhat. Still sorting out all the post-con mess and getting photo's up and such.
I've setup an experimental permanent Google+ hangout for Defcon people and Hacker family in general to join and chat face to face more than once or twice a year. It's like IRC but with video and voices.
It is currently an experiment. It could turn all sorts of horror show, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
The event with hangout link is here
Join the hangout and feel free to chat with whoever is there. Slightly more detail and instructions are avaiable HERE