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    Nice, fear the cloud. The new companion's not bad either.

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    Bit silly but better than anything else on at the time.

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    If it stops people connecting to random wifi then it's done a good job

    My daughter commented that Doctor Who had left a generation terrified of wheelie bins, now it's wifi

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    If it stops people connecting to random wifi then it's done a good job

    My daughter commented that Doctor Who had left a generation terrified of wheelie bins, now it's wifi
    That is the power of dr who though, taking the inocuous everyday things and making them scary, wheelie bins, statues, a drum beat. It is all about using the environment and imagination. Macguyver would be proud.

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    must set up a couple of random ssids at work.... greek should work....

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    Us older ones aren't afraid of random objects - just daleks, cybermen (my particular nightmare) and The Master!

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    It was the Yeti that gave me nightmares!

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    My daughter was proper scared of the kids in gas masks. She was about 18 when that was shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    It was the Yeti that gave me nightmares!

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    And the Yeti's were contolled by the 'Great Intelligence' that was in the Christmas special and last nights episode.

    Green Maggots were mine!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_G_R2 View Post
    Green Maggots were mine!!!
    Green slime for me.. I think it was the same thing with the maggots

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    Quote Originally Posted by robk View Post
    must set up a couple of random ssids at work.... greek should work....
    Even better...

    Doctor Who-Style Wi-Fi With Sentient Captive Portal

    So in this week’s episode of Doctor Who, The Bells of Saint John, the enemy is sentient and living inside of the wifi - specifically, a wifi network with a name consisting of weird symbols would appear, the target would click on it, and it would infest their computer and eventually consume their soul and consciousness into the cloud.

    As you can see in the youtube video below, theres a pretty cool way to make this happen, using a Linux machine with a USB wifi card, hostapd, and a simple web server. The reason it opens up by itself on OSX is because OSX tries to automatically detect if there is a captive portal login screen, like those commonly used by coffee shops and such, and open up a web page to allow the user to log in, we're taking advantage of that by instead loading a web page which will upload the user’s soul.


    Emoji SSIDs are pretty cool too.

    Last edited by Arthur; 1st April 2013 at 08:44 AM.

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    Finally, an impetus to get a Raspberry Pi working as a wireless base station. For anyone else using an Edimax "micro" adaptor with the Raspberry Pi, yes it does support being used as an access point but you'll need to use a different driver and recompile hostapd - handily, there's a chap in this post:

    Raspberry Pi • View topic - [Tutorial] In-Car Raspberry with Wifi Access point - DWA-121

    who's already done it, so you can download his version. Now I have a Raspberry Pi that can act as a wireless interface to any hardware I might want to control - I'm thinking very short-range wireless interactive displays, walk up, connect to the local wireless, see a video / etc.

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