[kwlug-disc] [OT] Google sniffing wifi, collecting emails and passwords.

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Jun 24 23:10:01 EDT 2010


On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:54 PM, John Kerr <jkerr0102 at rogers.com>  wrote:

Hi
>
> I wonder how good this data is. don't most newer routers burn out after 2
> years.
>
> They are so cheap now, (in both sense of the word) why not buy  2 - 3 and
> rotate them?
>

Good enough for its intended use: cross referencing MAC address with
latitude and longitude for the purpose of navigation.

Think about commercial GPS's that use Navteq maps: how often do they get
updated? The area I live in got a roundabout, a plaza, ...etc. None of that
showed up on the GPS and it kept complaining about me needing to drive to
the highlighted route.

They make you pay $50 for a update that is 1 year old.

Again, if it is a free service inside a city, it would be useful.

"Good enough" has some edge over "perfect".
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