Musing and articles from Peter Amthor. Usually of a role playing game influence but I do drift into other directions occasionally. You can also find me on twitter at @TrulyRural or on Google + where I simply go by Peter Amthor as well. Comments and constructive criticism welcome.
Cyberpunk Sunday 2.013 Bitcoins, Dead Drops and Police Ray Guns.
Talk about your anonymous file sharing.
Dead Drops creates an interesting way to go about it. Offline
public space file sharing ports built into the walls of buildings.
Of course there is no telling what may be in there. Could be the
latest rip of a current movie or a virus geared to zombie your
computer. Ah well you take your chances.
The street will find it's uses for
technology. That time has started to come for the Bitcoin (also
whats a Cyberpunk Sunday without a Bitcoin article?). Now the
homeless are using this online anonymous currency as a way to help
survive. Making a few bits worth here and there adds up at the end
of the month.
New police 'toy' currently coming
along. Battlefield tested 'ray gun' that disables the electronics
and shuts downs a target vehicle. No actual information on if this
thing permanently disables all of the electronics on a vehicle,
thereby really racking up the damage in the dollar sense. Also
nothing about how specific of a target it can hit or if it can also
hit vehicles near the target with the same 'shot'.