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Comment: I had a smartwatch before it was mainstream (Score 2) 236

by MindPrison (#47439643) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?
My first smartwatch was a Seiko Data 2000, it was released in 1983 - and had a 4-line dot-matrix LCD display that lasted surprisingly long. It had an external keyboard with induction technology to transfer the data from the keyboard to the watch.

Since then, there has been numerous PIM watches released over the years, some with icons, some databanks etc. And 5 years ago - I bought a Chinese Watch-Phone with mp4 playback/recording, spy-camera, GSM-phone, Bluetooth (stereo) headset and a color touch screen with a mini stylus hidden in the wristband itself.

I used it the first 2 weeks to show off to my friends, I had to make numerous phone calls with it because no one at that time would believe that it actually worked as a phone, but yes - it most certainly did...and this was WAY before the well-known brands came with their limited "smart" watches, this thing could already do more than their stuff today.

I think I wrote...I used it for 2 weeks, gave it away to a watch-collector as a christmas present, because honestly...I'd never use it.

Comment: Re:No one cares, so why does it matter? (Score 1) 270

by sjames (#47438833) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

So then you agree with the NRA/2nd amendment supporters that it is not now time to use their firearms in a revolution. So what's your complaint about them again? We have no idea what they might have said through channels other than the NRA (which i specifically for gun related issues).

Comment: Re: Seems appropriate (Score 1) 347

by sjames (#47437549) Attached to: UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

Did you read my responses carefully? Where I expressed doubt that the prosecution would even try absent physical evidence or witnesses to a discussion of guilty knowledge to back up the theory? For example, an accountant will certainly know if they keep 2 books. A written communication indicating state of mind in the case of the adviser or at least a repeated pattern of behavior.

Comment: Re: Seems appropriate (Score 1) 347

by sjames (#47437491) Attached to: UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

I argue there cannot be enough evidence to discount that a person cannot recall the password. It's just too common an occurrence and there are simply too many factors that contribute to forgetting going on.

As for the examples you mention: i) Did the adviser have a professional duty to get that information right? Would getting it wrong constitute professional ma[practice? Is there an email or other document that suggests they had the correct information? Did they give other clients the correct information? Did it happen more than once?

But in general, if that's all the evidence you have, one client given wrong information once, it'll never see the inside of a courtroom.

ii. Was the car obviously beyond the means of the driver? Did the driver offer anything like a plausible explanation? Even with that, it likely wouldn't be prosecuted. OTOH, if multiple people heard them talking about it being stolen, they might actually prosecute it.

iii) If he kept two books, they'll likely prosecute. If not, it's doubtful.

More realistically, for i they won't even look in to it unless the client is wealthy. In ii they'll 'find' a baggie. In 3, they might use that as probable cause to search his files.

Note now that i would have to involve incriminating communications or a pattern of behavior. ii would likely not happen unles the cops are crooked, and 3 would involve physical evidence.

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