Hackaday Links: March 26, 2017

PoC||GTFO 14 is now out. It’s a 40 MB PDF that’s also a Nintendo Entertainment System ROM, and a Zip archive. Pastor Laphroaig Screams High Five To The Heavens As The Whole World Goes Under. Download this, but don’t link – host it yourself. Bitrot will be the end of us all.

[Photonicinduction] is back. The guy best known for not starting an electrical fire in his attic has been working through some stuff recently. He got married, went to India, and he’s going to try to blow a five thousand amp fuse. Good on him.

There’s a certain segment of the Internet that believes the Raspberry Pi Zero doesn’t exist. The logic goes something like this: because I can’t buy a Ferrari right now, Ferraris don’t exist. Now there’s a new and improved website that checks if the Pi Zero and Pi Zero W are in stock: thepilocator.com. It checks a dozen or so online stores for the Pi Zero and Pi Zero W. Guess what? They’re mostly in stock.

[bxcounter] built a PC case and holy crap this thing is incredible. This case is made out of Paulownia wood, and is made up out of fifty pieces held together with magnets. This thing is hand-carved and looks fantastic. Inside is a Mini-ITX motherboard, an i3, a Gigabyte ITX-sized 1060, and an SSD. It’s no powerhouse, but then again it’s not overkill, either. This is a fantastic addition to any battlestation.

As most hackerspaces do, the Omaha Maker Group had a storage problem. Previously, members used plastic totes someone picked up as surplus, but these totes were in short supply. Banker’s Boxes are a better idea, but how to store them? A box case. This ‘bookcase for boxes’ holds 21 standard Banker’s Boxes and only uses two full sheets of MDF in its construction.

39 thoughts on “Hackaday Links: March 26, 2017

    1. I picked up two so far, haven’t had a chance to mess with them yet though. They don’t work with the Raspberry Pi display so I have to find another display to set them up.

      1. If you don’t need the USB port for anything else, the very best option is to use the Gadget Serial configuration and turn that port into a fake serial interface running a getty. You just plug in a normal µUSB cable from your computer and open a terminal emulator and log right in.

        You can actually go right from empty SD card to gadget serial login really, really easily with PiBakery. Of course, PiBakery can also set up the WiFi on a W just as easily and then you can just ssh in, but the gadget serial is a really, really awesome failsafe.

    2. After reading about the Raspberry Pi Zero-stock, I went and checked local suppliers and quite surprisingly one of them now has the Raspberry Pi model B.

      It is the same now though for the Raspberry Pi Zero-stock! Not that it bothers me because I like to experiment with *new* technology. By the time the Raspberry Pi Zero-stock is available here it will truly be a useless piece of junk compared to what is already *actually* available here.

      So to that person who wants to call me a winger, here’s you cue to tell me I can buy a Raspberry Pi Zero-stock for $5USD ignoring the $70USD postage.

      1. And to follow the given analogy –
        Sure you can buy your Ferrari for $500,000 over there but here they cost $12,000,000. Why would I but a shitty Ferrari for that amount when I can buy a Lamborghini, Lykan, Bugatti or Aston Martin at a fraction of the cost.

      2. Your whinge would be valid except you can get them from the Pi Hut with international shipping only being FOUR POUNDS, and that’s been the case all along.

        But hey, I’m sure you’ll ignore this and make an identical complaint on the next Pi Zero post.

        1. Sigh, There is always one!

          OK, should we –

          a) Assume that the so called Pi Hut has *always* had stock available dispite many previous reports of stock shortages.
          b) Assume you have a complete lack of intelligence.
          c) Assume you have such low self image that you need to present yourself as being better than me on the simple basis that *you* can get a Raspberry Pi Zero-stock.

          So tell me you didn’t see that cumming?

          You might like to try some *facts* next time. And for a heads up, I am totally turned off this piece of junk Pi Zero-Stock.

          1. What the hell, man? Your comment is just bullshitting, really,and points raised aren’t worth addressing – there’s nothing to address, it’s just anger and dismissal.

            I’ve bought more than 10 already, and I continue buying them. Nowadays, Pi Zeros are much often available than not – get over it, go get one or two and make something amazing. Doesn’t matter if your local retailers don’t have it available, Pi Hut won’t care, neither would Pimoroni – I don’t think anybody cares at all, my local retailers aren’t much better.

          2. @[CRImier]

            What! Because we all live in merica??

            Raspberry Pi – polarizing their potential customer base since 20xx.

            I see you lacked any facts. But hey, your right anyway, I mean, you know everything about every part of the world. Go take some more medication.

          1. @[pelrun]

            Obviously both bullet items b) and c) are correct.

            There have been heaps of scalpers when supply was low. You only had to look at ebay for that.

            But hey, if that wasn’t your experience in your part of the world then it must be wrong – or is it that you simply lack the intelligence to understand that it was different in different parts of the world.

          2. ROB, who cares if some dipshit puts a Zero up on ebay for ONE MILLION DOLLARS, if you can easily get it for eight pounds with a little patience. And I know you’re in the same part of the world as me, so it’s not like you’re somewhere that doesn’t qualify for that pricing.

            But hey, keep up the ad hominem attacks, they’re hilarious.

      3. Just to add to ROB´s post : Even if I don´t mind about being forced to buy a kit ( but I mind ) , PiMoroni doesn´t ship here ( Brazil ) and PiHut doesn´t even say list any Central- and South-American countries.

        For many of us other countries , it would be easier if the Pis were sold through Ali Express, with their free shipping capabilities.

  1. NES %PDF-1.5

    Interesting header for your Proof-of-Concept or Get The Fuck Out file…..

    Doesn’t seem to be a proper enough zip file though? 7zip doesn’t recognize it.

    Took colliding 9,824 MD5 block pairs to place the hash of this document on the PDF first page and the title screen of the NES game, but only 609 of them made it to the final release.

    As if we needed any more confirmation about MD5….

    1. unzip -l pocorgtfo14.pdf
      Archive: pocorgtfo14.pdf
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      0 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/.vs/KeyDemo/v14/
      42496 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/.vs/KeyDemo/v14/.suo
      0 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/
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      747 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/Resource.h
      39 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/KeyDemoGUI.h
      314 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/targetver.h
      529 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/stdafx.h
      7430 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/KeyDemoGUI.rc
      4698 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/KeyDemoGUI.vcxproj
      297 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/stdafx.cpp
      23558 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/KeyDemoGUI.ico
      1836 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/KeyDemoGUI.vcxproj.filters
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      2611 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/ReadMe.txt
      23558 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemoGUI/small.ico
      0 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeystrokeNoise/
      98 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeystrokeNoise/KeystrokeNoise.h
      9013 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeystrokeNoise/KeystrokeNoise.vcxproj
      314 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeystrokeNoise/targetver.h
      23412 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeystrokeNoise/KeystrokeNoise.cpp
      3782 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeystrokeNoise/IATHook.cpp
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      1118 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeystrokeNoise/dllmain.cpp
      2217 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeystrokeNoise/ReadMe.txt
      2040 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeystrokeNoise/IATHook.h
      377 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeystrokeNoise/KeystrokeNoise.vcxproj.user
      1533 03-11-2017 10:20 AntiKeylogger/KeyDemo.sln
      0 03-13-2017 04:17 CPL/
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      14543 03-12-2017 17:31 CPL/linkcplsrc.zip
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      4310 03-05-2017 16:14 CreateSetgidBinary.c
      0 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/
      22162 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham.html
      80125 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/gif-md5-hashquine-master.zip
      12257 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/gif-md5-hashquine.en.mkd
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      1887 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham_files/print.min.css
      13007 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham_files/gifmd5hashquine_rogdham_bg_hash.png
      190317 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham_files/gifmd5hashquine_rogdham_diff.png
      85606 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham_files/gifmd5hashquine_spq.gif
      6918 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham_files/screen.min.css
      3111 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham_files/gifmd5hashquine_spq_white_bg.png
      109727 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham_files/gifmd5hashquine_spq_hexdump_nop.png
      15809 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham_files/gifmd5hashquine_proof.png
      36787 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham_files/gifmd5hashquine_animated_loop.gif
      107699 03-12-2017 17:31 Rogdham/Rogdham_files/gifmd5hashquine_spq_hexdump_img.png
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      4426 03-11-2017 14:14 The Infinitely Profitable Program/2_PoC.pdf
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      398906 03-08-2017 04:32 md5_avp_loop.gif
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      202288 03-08-2017 18:43 md5text.pdf
      33767 03-05-2017 16:14 phreakium-js.html
      6633 03-05-2017 16:14 phreakium-z.zip
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      88023 03-05-2017 16:14 rgbds.zip
      8558972 03-18-2017 19:59 sha1collider.zip
      530778 03-12-2017 04:32 shattered.pdf
      666661 03-13-2017 03:58 stevensthesis.pdf
      69 03-14-2017 11:27 zring-flash-info.txt
      524288 03-14-2017 11:27 zring-flash.bin
      ——— ——-
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    2. > 7zip doesn’t recognize it.
      I can confirm, i spend like 1 hour yesterday to unpack this thing under Windows, partly because the file was not good (don’t know what happened, perfectly readable as a pdf but too small and impossible to decompress) and i didn’t compared the checksums…
      Hower you CAN uncompress this thing as Eugene says using unzip. For Windows download ported version here: http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/

      1. MDF has its place. I built my router (wooddorking not networking) table from MDF, its heavy and even plywood can still warp a little. The MDF weight holds the table solid and its perfectly flat.

        1. :-)
          Reminds me of my favourite ever deliberate-or-not typo in a “reply to all” email from a non-native English speaker …”Retards, Angie”.

          Still makes me laugh, twenty years later, so she was obviously right (about me, anyway).

          1. I wish router for routing was spelt routter, then wouldn’t have to keep explaining that a router routs, a router routes, and a rooter cleans drains.

      2. If you look at the drawing (note that it calls for two sheets of 1/8″ MDF PLUS two sheets of plywood), MDF is used only in vertical pieces, where cold flow and warpage are not a big problem. I would probably use hardboard (“Masonite”) rather than MDF in this situation, but whatever.

  2. The Zero is a great example of a shady/illegal business tactic, but since they’re a “charity”, no one can say boo.
    They simply sell them at a loss and create a ‘scarcity’ to reduce total expenditure. Their competitors have to compete with a super cheap product which doesn’t completely exist.

    It’s not like you can buy them in volume. Even if you were willing to wait a long lead-time, the answer is no.

    We contacted the Pi foundation directly and asked for volume pricing. They wouldn’t give us a quote unless the product could be used for their promotion! No such requirement for their other models though.

    Those guys are shrewd businessmen. The whole “charity” move was brilliant too. They should be in banking.

    The community doesn’t even realize it’s killing innovation in this market by supporting Qualcomm.. err Rasberry Pi.

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