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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Wireless Security Lock driver.

    > > > I've attached a gzipped version of my Wireless Security Lock patch
    > > > for v2.6.13-rc4.
    > > > A Wireless Security Lock (WSL or weasel :-) is made up of two parts.
    > > > One part is a receiver which you plug into any available USB port.
    > > > The other part is a transmitter which at fixed intervals sends
    > > > "ping packets".
    > > > A "ping packet" usually consists of an ID and a flag telling if the
    > > > transmitter has just been turned on.
    > >
    > > Idea is good... but why don't you simply use bluetooth (built into
    > > many notebooks) and bluetooth-enabled phone?
    > >
    > > Probably could be done in userspace, too :-).
    > There's a script to this on the gentoo wiki via BlueZ.
    > I personally think the problem with this approach is that most phones have
    > bluetooth enabled explicitly as an option, it doesn't run all the time, or
    > default on. Primarily this is because bluetooth can drain your phone's
    > battery (though, I don't know by how much, if you're not actually
    > transferring data over it).

    I have bluetooth turned on all the time, anyway, and it does not drain
    battery that badly (standby time goes down 30%?).

    > A CR2032 cell, in a specific piece of kit, is going to last for a lot longer
    > than a phone battery.

    Well, you know... phones have *rechargable* batteries :-).

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