Residual hand heat on the keypad tends to identify the numbers (and sequence) contained in the PIN. This is easily seen with FLIR cameras (there's an iPhone FLIR adapter available), apparently.
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Capitalism isn't the problem. State-sponsored capitalism is the problem. Those who accumulate the wealth should bear the financial burden of protecting the wealth. Currently, the most egregious accumulations of wealth (by absentee owners) have its protection subsidized by the middle class taxpayers (financing the law enforcement and judicial system) and the general obedience of a polite society (indoctrinated into accepting nebulous property rights, such as IP).
These regulations were sponsored by Jim Ardis. He was up all night working on this; amongst other things; and now has blood-shot eyes.
Just make sure you sign it with your real name.
People with arrest records and those who might be vulnerable to critical thinking skills tend not to suffer from Stockholm Syndrome quite so readily.
HTTPS/SSL does no protect them from sending the information to an unintended recipient.
OpenPGP. Signed and encrypted; eliminates unintended recipients from reading the contents; guarantees the sender.
If I were in the elevator, I'd rather it didn't break at all.
Knowing that there's an investigation is the key part; Viz.
Including all those who inadvertently exceed the speed limit.
I think you're really talking about a narcissism.
Whether something is asked in a form of a question or stated in the form of an announcement has a big difference to the psychology of the situation. You should have a look at Neuro-Linguistic Programming. While this isn't NLP exactly, it's kinda close.
Coppers invariably begin fishing encounters with small-talk; as if they're being friendly and courteous. They'll never be explicit about you being detained or otherwise. On the surface, I suppose they are being courteous; except, since I view them as professional predators, I'm aware they invariably have an ulterior motive. A general member of the public, if they have need to stop someone to ask something, will usually express an apologetic tone for their intrusiveness, and thank profusely for your help, even if you couldn't help. Whenever did you encounter such a tone with an LEO? I'm betting never.
In the instance you relate, the coppers started telling you they were looking for a suspicious person; which is small-talk. You could simply say, "sorry, I don't know that person, I cannot help you." and "Have a good day sirs!". On you go. They never were explicitly detaining you (according to your account), so you should, IMHO, presume they're not. Of course, if they become agitated and edgy, you can always wind back the indifferent assertiveness and go with their flow.
The political class and their praetorian sycophants have way too much power, simply because power is there for the taking.
Did I suggest simply walking away? I don't think so. What I was suggesting was to turn the "question" into an "announcement". It alludes to the same issue - whether they have cause to detain. If they have cause, they still can prevent departure; it's just that they have to explicitly do it, rather than rely on the Stockholm Syndrome effects to keep their target around.
BTW, the phrase "am I being detained or am I free to go?" is not "Police terminology". It is just a convention that has evolved. It has no special legal origin.
Those with the most bravado turn out to be the most suggestible.
Why shit your pants? Just get up, lower your pants and deposit it on the floor.