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HOPE Number Six (2006): "Magnetic Stripe Technology and the New York City MetroCard" (DVD)

HOPE Number Six (2006): "Magnetic Stripe Technology and the New York City MetroCard" (DVD)

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Friday, July 21, 2006: 1:00 pm (Area "A"): Curious what's on all those magnetic stripes in your wallet? Learn how magnetic stripes work and how you can use parts from your "junk drawer" to build a simple reader. Joe's reader design is easy to build and is capable of reading proprietary formats that most commercial readers can't. The software, which runs under Linux and requires only a sound card, does most of the work and is easy to tweak. Also included in the lecture will be a discussion about the New York City MetroCard and how its proprietary encoding was reverse engineered with this reader design.

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