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[Discuss] Fwd: Federico Live! GPS! Randomness with Radiation!

Some BLU and Hardware Hacking folks may be interested in Federico's
presentation to Boston.PM this next Tuesday.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux at>
Date: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 4:08 PM
Subject: Tech Meeting: Federico Live! GPS! Randomness with Radiation!
To: Boston PM <Boston-pm at>, "Boston Perl Mongers
(announce)" <boston-pm-announce at>

Next Meeting
April 10th (2nd Tuesday)
Federico Lucifredi / Hardware Hacking 101: time and randomness

Using the lowest amount of custom hardware and pouring Perl over
everything as the glue binding it all, we create two minimalistic
devices delivering a perfectly tuned network time source
(synchronizing with a GPS satellite), and a naturally random entropy
source (leveraging a Geiger tube?s measurement of natural background

Location: MIT Building 51, Room 372, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

NOTE: Parking Alert. Recent changes in MIT Parking Dept web pages no
longer allow un-permitted parking after-hours.
So parking on-site is AT OWN RISK. And Construction Detour again too.
See web for details.

Boilerplate details

Tech Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at MIT
building E51, Sloan School Tang Center [not the other Tang building!]
nearer to Kendall Sq than Mass Ave. (directions).
Talk begins at 7:30.
Refreshments in the hallway prior.
RSVP for count encouraged but not required, to bill.n1vux at or
Boston-PM list, by 4pm Tuesday.

(NOTE: as of Fall 2017: we'r back to the squarer room 372 (first door
after the partition), not the wider 376 (second door) that we had the
last several years)

Bill Ricker
bill.n1vux at

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