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Post by Tibia » Tue May 06, 2008 9:35 pm

Raithah wrote:I think the bigger fear is when someone decides to investigate the USB-to-RJ45 cable hanging around :).

If that worries you, it is possible to slice the end off a USB cord and crimp a phone cord end right on there. One intact cord. People rarely look close enough to realize a USB port is going into a phone line.
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Post by Raithah » Tue May 06, 2008 10:17 pm

To Neildo, damn - I meant eleven but forty five just came out. 'Hate it when that happens.

To Tibia, I worry about everything. Especially children. They poke, they pull, they prod but most of all they grasp a basic understanding of computer workings and tend to ask loud questions at inconvenient times :D. But that's just my experience; surely in the majority of circumstances people would overlook such a detail.

'Forgot to say that's a nice hack, there :). Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
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Post by Aguiluz » Wed May 07, 2008 3:20 pm

Raithah wrote:I think the bigger fear is when someone decides to investigate the USB-to-RJ11 cable hanging around :).
My parents don't care how I set up my rig. As long as it does not mess with the cable tv. :lol:
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Post by Life of Brian » Thu May 08, 2008 10:23 am

Hey, you're on Engadget!Congrats!
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Post by Kyo » Thu May 08, 2008 12:58 pm

While it is a nice mod and a nice idea, I have quite a fair share of criticism after thinking this through.

1) This has been mentioned already: the cable is probably more suspicious than the USB stick itself

2) why didn't you solder it to an USB extension cord? That way you could have switched the USB, and could have taken it somewhere, if desired.

3) Why? I mean, sure it sounds like a good idea, but if you think this through: Is it really necessary? I mean sure, you want to hide your files, but why don't you just... not hide the USB stick? I'm sure nobody would complain if you pulled your own USB stick out of the PC before letting somebody else on it. Pulling out a cable on the other hand...
An external harddrive I would have understood.

Still nice, though

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Post by Tibia » Thu May 08, 2008 1:16 pm

Is it just me, or do people on Engadget like to gripe about stuff more than to it themselves? There's a lot of stupid conversations going on there.

Anyway, congrats, Aquilaz! Glad to see you getting some recognition!
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Post by Aguiluz » Thu May 08, 2008 2:02 pm

WOAW! JUST WOAW!

I can't believe I was featured on Engadget! I sneaked on SpyroForum (at school) and I noticed the views was in the thousands. When I sneaked over here, I can't log on because I was SPEECHLESS! :shock:
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Post by Sharp Sapphire » Thu May 08, 2008 5:58 pm

I'm almost done making one of these, actually.. I'm just waiting until I move into my new house to install it! :P

I have the patch cable and the USB drive soldered, i just gotta hook it up to the phone jack. :)
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Post by shmagoogin77 » Thu May 08, 2008 6:52 pm

i like
nice work on getting to engadget

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Post by Sharp Sapphire » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:27 pm

I just did this mod. :)
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Post by Jefferey MeowMeowPuffs » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:46 pm

Me thinks I will try this :P

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Post by Grandmasterjimmy » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:51 pm

This is totaly off topic, but Jefferey, you have the coolest username ever!

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Post by Metroid fan » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:53 pm

Ugh... The people on engadget make me want to die. I just can't stand how stupid they are... Good job on getting it there though! I would do something like this except I don't need to! So I'll just order that ZN-40 case for my Snesp...

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Post by Zereo_XI » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:11 pm

That is a awesome Idea. Protect your files from your bro or if someone else wants to sneak up on your files, they won't be able to find the important stuff (Financial documents, Private things)
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Post by Aguiluz » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:44 pm

Yup... Unfortunately, I called in SR to lock the howto as I am attracting too much flak! :(
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