Remember when having traces of cocaine on a five-pound note was sufficient to get you jailed?
That way DNA evidence will become worthless as it will appear that the population of large nations was in the room not to mention the expense of sorting all the DNA samples.
Which is why the DNA tags that they use contain biologically impossible DNA sequences. Or at least ones of implausibly low probability, such as (I construct a mapping of ASCII letter codes onto A="00", C="01", G="10", T="11" ; build a look-up table, make a translator
Whether that would make a protein, I don't know. It may have several STOP codons in it (I don't have my lookup table of DNA tuples to amino acid and STOP codons to hand).
What you'd need to do would be to get a number of their DNA samples and try to work out their encoding scheme (it's likely to be based on ASCII, and therefore need 4 bases per character, while natural DNA is based on 3-base sets ; that alone will mark it as "unnatural" ; perhaps they start every strand with "copyright WHOEVER 2013" ; you'll need a fairly large sample - a few microgrammes perhaps). Then create a lot more "spam DNA" using the same encoding scheme. Then contaminate everywhere.
Oh, sorry, I wandered off into an attack on this scheme in particular, not your scheme of attacking DNA evidence in general. Hmmm. you'd need a fair source of random human DNA. A minor bit of lab work (to snip the DNA into the sort of strands used in "fingerprinting"), and then some genetic engineering to reproduce the mix of strands you've got - say by brewing yeast. Getting X million sets of fingerprint strands into a single brew-able organism would be a hard job. But if you sampled (say) the towels of the Barcelona FC changing room, you could have your victim having shagged the whole squad on the night that you did him. Which could be
And the forensic teams would respond by searching the swabs for a single intact sperm, PCR-ing that up to fingerprintability, and fucking you that way. If they don't do that already.
Incidentally, I've expanded my "translator" to handle phrases now, and to "handle" lower case characters the easy way. So the copyright statement might look like this: CAATCATTCCAACCGC CCAGCAGCCACTCAGA CCCAAGAACCCTCAGA CATTCACCCCCGCACC CCAGAGAAATAGATAA ATACATAT
If they find the DNA on the door handle, it would be easy to get a warrant based on that evidence.
Which is why you took your gloves off before touching the door. Or you put them on, depending on which way you want to do the containment. Either way would work, but one carries evidence of forethought and planning.
They simply arrest you, book you (where DNA taking is legal)
Co-operate by letting them take a blood sample. You do have your lawyer lined up already, and they'll be present when the sample is taken, and will retain one of the duplicates.
- (1) you're already guilty for being at the crowd which became a riot ; your intentions are irrelevant, the crime is one of strict commission. The Riot Act was read ; the crowd was ordered to disperse ; you were there, as witnessed by the presence of the tags ; you're guilty. End of facts (unless you're going to dispute those facts, see below) ; start of sentencing phase.
- (2) "and then swab your door handle on their way out." Why did you let them in. You're not obliged to let them in without a warrant. So don't (w.a.w). Ever (w.a.w). Not for any reason, including a search for a missing cat (w.a.w).
- (3) see standard forensic awareness techniques posted above. Plan for them before the event and carry them through after the event.
- (4) when the water cannon and/ or tear gas (tagged, whatever) starts flowing, catch as much as you can and then go and drip it over public transport, sit on park benches, go to the library ; spread the taggant as widely as possible so that everybody in the city is tagged regardless of their actual activities that day.
Item (4) allows you to dispute item (1) ; you've broken (or introduced "reasonable doubt" to) the assertion that "this tag means presence at the riot".
Didn't they teach you anything in school in the 1980s?
The only reason for criminals to get caught through forensics these days is through either failure to do their research, inattention to detail, failure to follow through procedures, or failure to launder the proceeds after the crime. i.e., sheer bloody stupidity. Which is common enough in the criminal fraternity, because if they can do things like that, they're bright enough to make more money through regular work.
Any surface that is non-sterile is filled with nucleases released by microorganisms and endogenous enzymes from the human body that will quickly degrade your DNA beyond recognition.
"degrade" , yes ; "beyond recognition", no.
Forensic scientists and archaeologists - in fact, almost anyone who works with DNA and isn't a medic - are well used to working with contaminated, multiple-source DNA samples. It does make the job harder (which is why in the real world you'll only hear DNA evidence presented as probabilities of supporting this hypothesis over that hypothesis), but not impossible.
I gather that there are a suite of TV programmes with names like "CSI" which might give you a different impression. These are fictional constructs.
So NO COUNTRY SHOULD PERMIT SKYPE, any NSA analyst can intercept it simply on a whim with a point and click.
I only use Skype for the communications which I want the NSA to listen into, to mislead them as to what I'm really up to.
There are some people who are only Muslims because leaving Islam is punishable by death, by law in most Islamic countries
"many" Islamic countries I'd agree with, but I'm much more dubious about "most". And as someone who has gone to a number of such countries in the past, who will do in the future, who has had to declare my religion (atheist) on government documents repeatedly (as well as surrendering my passport before going out to work), I pay reasonably close attention to such issues. Which is part of the reason that I may have to be getting a second passport soon. Or perhaps take out dual-nationality AND getting a second passport.
Ideally all Muslims would realise that Islam is just the ravings of a power-mad pedophile war lord
"power-mad", check ; "war lord", check (so far, so different, for all national leaders of his time) but the paedophile allegation may be true by the standards of our time, but it wasn't even unusual by the power-politics standards of his time (e.g. Henry-8 of England trying to marry his 7-year-old son to the 2 year old Mary Queen of Scots)
has no place in a civilised world
I keep on looking for that. Do you have an address? And a space ship?
Consider the driving urge between a man and a woman, the monomaniacal urge to achieve greater and greater penetration. Remember also that we are dealing with kryptonian muscles.
Superman would literally crush LL's body in his arms, while simultaneously ripping her open from crotch to sternum, gutting her like a trout.
Lastly, he'd blow off the top off of her head.
I gather (from puff pieces like this submission on Slashdot) that there may be yet another Superman movie in progress. Is it likely to address these important parts of the myth, AND be worth watching?
... program helped the NSA stop a 2009 al-Qaida plot to blow up New York City subways.
Given that bitching about the public transport system is a perennial subject in every city that I've visited (even Seoul and Munich ! ), doesn't that make Al Quaeda the good guys and the NSA the bad guys?
OK, you'd have had to get them to carry out their re-development at breakfast time for Riyadh. But since the redevelopers would most likely have been Saudis, and being religious, they'd have been as thick as coagulated pigshit, then that shouldn't have been too difficult.
So, what does a publisher do?
But I'm neither American (for which I give thanks) nor a lawyer (for which I give additional thanks). So I'm not going to lose any sleep if I turn out to be wrong.