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Message no. 1
From: paul collins paulcollins@*******.com
Subject: ASDL Re: The Matrix: Jackpoints (Gearhead)
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 20:46:50 +1100
Asynchronous something or other. About 8 meg per over a line that used to
put 64 K (A standard phone call is 64 kbit/s, but sent as an analogue

----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher Pratt <valen@*******.com>
To: <shadowrn@*********.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: The Matrix: Jackpoints (Gearhead)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tzeentch <tzeentch666@*********.net>
> To: shadowrn@*********.org <shadowrn@*********.org>
> Date: Sunday, December 05, 1999 3:51 PM
> Subject: Re: The Matrix: Jackpoints (Gearhead)
> >Ok, then the green box of love we know now will probably look a lot like
> >hub. The connections will be controlled from the central office. Why keep
> it
> >around at all? Because it saves a lot of money for the telcos. With the
> >switches you don't need to run fiber backbones anywhere near as far, and
> >makes expanding and upgrading the network a LOT easier. Hell you could
> still
> >have users on copper lines (in the Barrens).
> Actually, with all the technology i keep hearing about to expand the data
> handling capabilities of plain old telephone wires, I wouldn't be suprised
> if copper lines were still used in many areas...
> >>
> >> Actually, this will probably raise an alarm anyway, as the CP looses
> >contact
> >> with the peripheral just unplugged.
> >
> >You don't necessarily need to unplug the cables per se. You could always
> >splice the fiberline. There could be some sort of line diagnostic that
> would
> >register you cutting the line as a possible hardware problem that
> >maintenance should look at (someone with a backhoe could have cut the
> >line or trunk). But in the barrens you probably would not have to worry
> very
> >much.
> >
> >If they treated every potential breach as a security problem and called
> >the cops then play a little game of cutting lines and then leaving. The
> cops
> >will get tired of this long before you do.
> >
> >A better bet would be to break into the location the line terminated at
> >either jacking in there (not recommended) or remoting yourself via radio
> >link or a long fiber cable connecting to another commnode and then to the
> >matrix (via a router of your own). Then you could be anywhere in the
> >and jack in through the hapless slugs own jackpoint.
> >
> >> And don't forget that the Telco will have a contract with a sec firm to
> >> respond to entry alarms. And considering how big the corporate clients
> >will
> >> be in 2060 or so, You can imagine the response. (At least for the corp
> >type
> >> area's.)
> Actually I think that it might me more likely to deploy some sorta
> monitoring device, like a camera or a drone to check things out.
> Considering the likely hood of those alarms going off in bad
> i think drones might be very likely.
> >
> >Even better, rig the box with a claymore so when they inspect it BOOM!
> >nastier (but more expensive) is to take and old van, load that puppy full
> of
> >as much explosive material as you can get your grubby decker hands on and
> >park it by the terminal with a fiber lead snaking out to the terminal.
> >the coppers show up and try to arrest you wait until they get close
> >and BOOM! For added fun try a remote fired ATGM as well, just to take out
> >the paramedics when they arrive.
> you're one sick bastard...I like that :)
> That paragraph just screamed sentry gun to me!!!
> >
> >If they check for thermal signatures then pick up some homeless guy and
> >strap him in. Or do us ALL a favor and strap Harlequin in, after
> >Cyberpirates we should all be spared the lame commentary that character
> >his friends generate.

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