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Comment: Re:OPSEC is a fallacy (Score 1) 84

by desertjedi85 (#32002182) Attached to: Tweeting From the Front Line
[quote]If you have 'that' much free time on your hands in a war zone, as a solider, to be updating your profile and status on social networks several times a day, you probably have absolutely zero business being there in the first place.[/quote] Back in OIF I & II this may have been the case. But for most people over there now it's sustainment, so when you have your day or two off a week you actually do have some free time to do things like this. And it's getting that way for OEF also. I was in OIF 3 & 4 and during 4 we had more time to do these things during our off hours. It does help to greatly improve morale which directly improves your work ethic. Less people getting depressed about not talking to people at home is less visits to the med shack, which is less medication, which is happier soldiers when they go home and continue their life.

Comment: Re:Stupid travel advice? (Score 1) 597

by desertjedi85 (#31954080) Attached to: Seattle Hacker Catches Cops Who Hid Arrest Tapes

Never walk around with your passport when you don't have to. Leave it locked in the hotel safe, take a photocopy if you need it.

Exactly but at least take a photocopy if you are in a country that if you get arrested have no limits on how much they can beat you for interrogation (I think they only reserve this for us Americans tho :) ) When I was in Kuwait tho I carried my passport on me everyday just in case.


Aussie Attorney General Says Gamers Are Scarier Than Biker Gangs 409

Posted by Soulskill
from the well-perhaps-in-some-senses dept.
Sasayaki writes "South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson claims, in an interview with Good Game, that gamers were more of a threat to his family than biker gangs. This is the man who has been the biggest opponent to Australia receiving an R18+ rating for video games and who has the power to veto any such law introducing it."

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