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Bluesniper Creator Interviewed on Gizmodo
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Posted by michael on Sat Aug 07, '04 08:19 AM
from the long-shot dept.
carbolic writes "Gizmodo interviews John Hering, one of the Bluedriving crew (of which I was one: picture) and creator of the Bluesniper rifle. Get the backstory on the recent 1.08 mile cellphone Bluesnarf attack and find out his motivation for building the rifle and trying a snarf to a cellphone you can't even see."

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its coming... (Score:1, Funny)
by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 07, @08:21AM (#9907937)
all your bluetooth phones are belong to us.
    Motivation is always simple (Score:3, Insightful)
    by Gopal.V (532678) <gopalv82NO@SPAMyahoo.com> on Saturday August 07, @08:33AM (#9907957)
    It's never been done and more importantly "You can do it !!" (in a totally non-Waterboy style).

    The real question to be asked is - What next ? :)

    Linux upped my productivity, now up yours.
      Customs (Score:2, Funny)
      by elbazo (779536) on Saturday August 07, @08:35AM (#9907964)
      The question is, if he tried to get that out of the country would he be called a terrorist for having a rifle shaped object that would interfere with the planes radar system.
      Go way to get tackled down by security! (Score:3, Insightful)
      by barks (640793) on Saturday August 07, @08:38AM (#9907978)
      When I saw this gizmo originally on Tom's Hardware Defcon 12 review [tomshardware.com] (posted on a /. article), I thought in deed it was clever but more so intriguing b/c it was slapped on to a rifle handle. I can just imagine bingo-ladies calling 911 when they see a bunch of lads driving around pointing this thing aimlessly out the window trying to snag a signal, if their team name “Bluedriving crew”.

      No doubt a solid way to get in trouble is to make something look like a weapon and walk around public with it, or to point one of them laser pointers at Bill Clinton [canada.com] at a next book signing (offtopic note: notice the stiff no-ass-grab-hug in that picture he has to do now).:P
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      Deja vu (Score:1)
      by beeglebug (767468) * on Saturday August 07, @08:43AM (#9907988)
      What exactly is covered in that article that we didn't read about yesterday?
      Just look at the replies, everyone is just going over the same "you'd totally get arrested" ground. There's nothing new to discuss, which begs the question, why post the story?
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      Firearm offence? (Score:1, Interesting)
      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 07, @09:05AM (#9908024)
      If you started pointing this around in public in the uk, you would be likely to be either shot or taken in for questioning relating to a firearms offence (it doesn't have to be a real firearm).
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      Double Standard? (Score:2, Interesting)
      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 07, @09:11AM (#9908039)
      Let me get this straight: This guy invented a gadget which is expressly designed to mess with other people's property, correct?

      And this makes him a geek hero?

      If this device was a US government-sponsored project,can you imagine the barrage of outraged posts?

      Seems like a bad idea (Score:1, Interesting)
      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 07, @09:35AM (#9908132)
      to have something that looks like a rifle in these uneasy times. Jittery armed security types have been know to shoot first and ask questions later.

      Anyone care to try this out at the upcoming RNC in NYC. Police: "I think we have a shooter here." "Take him out, now!".

      I don't get it... (Score:1)
      by otlg (803177) on Saturday August 07, @10:39AM (#9908369)
      Ok.. you made a nuisance device and shaped it like a weapon. Wow, that's so incredibly special!!

      Seriously, why not put all that effort into something that *might actually* be useful for people? I mean it's not like RF devices are black magic anymore, so where's the challenge, the feeling of discovery.

      This sounds like something that rednecks should be doing not geeks. Overall I rate the story: "Boooo!!".
        Re:Welcome to slashdot (Score:1)
        by mungeh (663492) on Saturday August 07, @11:38AM (#9908599)
        only 1mb!?
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