London 2600 meeting report 06-12-03

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Fights, Mayhem, more fights and thats just on the way to the London 2600 meeting.....

The W. H. Smiths newsagents were robbed at knife point in daytime hours.....

The London 2600 Meeting......

I get to the gathering point at around 7pm and there is half a dozen people gathered, which by the time we moved on had swelled to around 35 people...

Hello to the three people from Greece and the guy from China....

"The Linux Experts" again fail to get "X" running.....

Xmas Party, It is not going to be a formal party, but at least a dozen people are turning up.....

The night was liberally mixed with a sprinkling of scantily clad "Pron Starlets....

Mutant eggs...

Fights, Mayhem, more fights and thats just on the way to the London 2600 meeting.

Hi folks,
This is your brave Reporter from the front line....keeping you updated with whats happening in Downtown Rats World.

The usual Friday night activities on the street, I havn`t bothered to blog as they are such a regular occurence that unless it is something out of the ordinary it`s not worth blogging as it gets a bit repetitive....unless you want to hear about them.....;-)
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The W.H.Smiths newsagents were robbed at knife point in daytime hours, right in the middle of the Bus station shopping mall, a couple of days ago...
The guy still hasn`t been caught even though there are CCTV cameras everywhere....

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Thanks for all the comments,
Keep them coming, as it`s good to get feed back and if I don`t get to mail back a response I am sorry, but I can only be online so long...either batteries dying, muggers, the cold and rain, no funds, ill health or all of the previous in any given portions, have an adverse effect on my blogging....

Ps, Cooking tips, thanks for the tip on the sausages, I have done them that way, but I was hoping that the microwave would makes things happen quicker :-(
I HAD THE MUNCHIES......and it was the only eating option available....

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The Meeting.

I get to the gathering point at around 7pm and there is half a dozen people gathered, which by the time we moved on had swelled to around 35 people...
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The security hassled one of the guys to take his mountain bike outside as they are not allowed in the complex......No!!!! not even as Hand luggage, as the owner tried to suggest...and failed to impress the guy in even the slightest,
Like? are these Mall guards born without a sense of humour?
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8pm arrives and I shout waggons roll, lets move on to "Be The Reds", but...don`t follow me as I have the "Lexus" taking me there...Cheers dude, thanks for the lift...nice one, (thank god it dosn`t run on linux using X) :-p
Oh! and sorry about kicking it :-)
Everybody seemed to make it there, and picked up a few bod`s on route, because we ended up with around fifty people present.

Hi to most of the new faces there, if I didn`t get to say hello, I apologise.
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Hello to the three people from Greece and the guy from China,
It`s good to meet up with other people from the world and swap ideas....Thanks for turning up :-)
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Apologies from Dr-K, for not turning up due to unforseen commitments suddenly sprung upon him.
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Here comes some of the things disscused or viewed....

Mutant eggs...
This was bought from one of the chain stores in the high street, the photos are for real and the egg was shown at the meeting for physical witness....
Egg 1
Egg 2

Wi-Fi hunter gadget ?39.oo that happens to pick up everything else on 2.4Ghz including Wi-Fi with a red led display that shows the strength of the signals but not what sort of source that they emanate from....

Kewl, I have a dude that wants to be my apprentice ?

The night was liberally mixed with a sprinkling of scantily clad "Pron Starlets"..I think that upstairs must have been holding auditions :-) One stunning blond went upstairs and about five minutes later another blond comes belting down the stairs not looking to pleased and ran full body check into me...Heh maybe she didn`t get the part..but then the one that went up before was somewhat better developed in the lung department ;-)

"The Linux Experts" again fail to get "X" running on one of the guys laptop, this has been ongoing now for at least 6 months with various people trying to get it to work....

Windoze verses Various Linux/unix/bsd Distro`s in general...at the end of the day it looked like Windoze had the upper hand...hmmm.

A discussion that didn`t get concluded but was very interesting, was whether it is a moral duty or whatever to let a company know if their system is vulnerable to attack?, and if so, how would you do it without getting shot down under the present hacking laws?
Any one needing the answer to the 2nd part of the problem, contact me by E-mail and I can refer you to someone well versed in this sort of thing.

To the guy that came down to the meeting for the first time, just to hope some hacker dudes will magically give him copied Dvd`s of the latest movies not even released, (and must have them by Monday or earlier...no please or thank you) just to show off to his school mates and say that he has contacts in the hacker world, for kudos, and apart from anything else...didn`t even try to offer, or even have anything to trade for said movies..."FOAD "
What is it that you mistook us for? Duh...

Xmas Party, It is not going to be a formal party, but at least a dozen people are turning up and basically we are going to gently blend in and then take hold of much space as possible and maintain it, at the Big Red from 7.30pm on the 19th of December, I hope to see you all there, I know some of you can`t due to other commitments..but if you are doing nothing, come on down..Silly hats, Crackers, Party poppers and what have you, although not compulsary, might be a laugh to bring along :-)

Well this draws another night in...it`s 4.30am so it`s CSB.
TTFN
Thanks for reading.

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hi Reverend Rat!!! i am the youngster newbie at 2600london! you know, the thing is that i am not from China... :) nervermind! i really want to turn up at the xmas party but i can't... :( i will do my best for the new year though... see you then! ps:i will try to go to every 2600 event as my school work will allow me to, so this wasn't my last time! :)

Hi dude,
I am sure the guy I was talking to said he was Chinese when someone asked him if he was Korean,
If it was you, then please accept my appology.
:-)

describe the wifi hunter gadget please

what is it's name?

where can wifi buffs buy one?

Hope you liked the LP mpg... I've been getting everyone in the US to check it out with particular reference to the high school standard master combination lock =)
I also want to get hold of one of the 'D-Lock' tools, so I can unlock a bike, turn it upside down, and relock it... =)
My new 2600 T came in handy at the weekend - picked up a few more people for the meets - always wanted to come but never quite got up the nerve... sounds familiar =)
Happy winter solstice!

P.S. I'll still be your apprentice! =)

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