I saw that lecture by the lawyer and cop also. The trick that you describe is that the cop & suspect walk into an interrogation room, he starts pulls out a tape recorder and starts doing paperwork. The silence and nonchalance
Once this guy knew who he was doing business with, it gave him two crappy options:
1) Turn informant for the government. His customers would know in a moment that he flipped once they see that he's moved out of his house and suddenly has the money to open a fancy storefront with all the bells and whistles (bugged to the gills). Once they figure that out, he and his family are as good as dead.
2) Take your chances in court. Since the federal government moved the venue to Kansas, that'll practically secure a conviction for an LA Latino who can easily be painted as a gangster living large while working on spec for the drug lords. Also, this sets an example for those who refuse uncle sams generous offer to turn informant.
This is a great April fools joke. A slashdotter with a GIRLFRIEND! Makes the man and dinosaur thing look downright plausible.
I'm behind seven prox++++++NO CARRIER
I heard it was a puppet show scheduling conflict.
The New Testament shows that God mellowed out after he had a kid.
Don't forget the crystals.
It all boils down to the aim of the conference. A 100% tech-content conference wouldn't be the place for this kind of talk. A hacker conference, which encompasses the social/cultural aspects of hacker-dom as well as technical topics would fit right in.
Yo dawg, I heard you like tablets, so I put a tablet in your tablet so you can tablet while you tablet.
My guess is that this individual is conducting illegal activities through yours and your neighbor's connections, so you or your neighbors may get a visit from law enforcement pretty soon.
Which leads to the question, what would they say to the authorities if they show up? Johnny Q Law isn't going to buy some half-baked story about an invisible hacker when they have access logs showing illicit activity from their IP address.
*puts on sunglasses*
Because they deserve a fair shake.
Also, not one mention of the Hot Grits extinction theory.
A principled stand isn't acceptable legal tender at any bank, grocery store, or landlord I've ever heard of.
Who would you most like to see take the paranormal challenge that hasn't done so already?
How did pulling out a plum lead you to conclude that you were a good boy?