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Wireless Wizardy and chaos during at talk at Defcon


August 2, 2004 - 04:48 EST

Las Vegas - A trio of teenagers acheived a 55.1 mile 802.11 link at the 12th annual Defcon hacker convention. Also at the convention, a speaker was almost punched after giving a talk on Civil Disobedience.

The P.A.D. team from Ohio, comprised of 18 and 19 year old teenagers, built their own satellite dish antennas and blasted a 802.11 signal 55.1 miles. They were the winners of the 2nd Annual Defcon Wi-Fi shootout. More details in the upcoming Defcon 12 article.

A speaker was almost assaulted by someone in the crowd after giving a speech advocating civil disobedience at the upcoming Republican National Convention. Defcon security whisked the speaker away and isolated him from the crowd. More details as they appear.

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