I'm pretty sure that's exactly what they did.
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It's an expert opinion. You can easily go back and look at the editorials in the early bird as I have for a number of years. There's no attempt to mislead there, they put in both sides of the story.
that the Early Bird posted only articles that painted the DOD in a favorable light, has never read the Early Bird. And I say this as one who read the Early Bird for about the last decade and a half.
You don't understand how thoroughly rigged the process is if you think the FBI would ever be required to do that.
There's also the possibility that it isn't possible, because they can't image the drives. At least some of the drives appear to have that particular problem in this case.
If you read the linked court filing, they don't actually have anything.
They found an emule log of downloads (which are pretty sick and if he actually downloaded the files that one would think they are, he's probably guilty -- but they haven't proven that). They can't even prove (only because they're not intelligent enough, but that's to be expected dealing with feds and computers), which drives were connected or that the drive letters in the logs go to. They can't even prove that any of the drives they found were ever actually plugged into the computer.
That's why they want him to decrypt the drives for them. They have essentially zero case against him otherwise.
Which is why they will never be allowed to go mainstream. There is not a single country on Earth that would be ok with allowing its citizens to have the ability to produce weapons.
If that were the case, why do they allow mills and lathes? Anyone can make a functional weapon with a mill and a lathe -- and ironically enough, a 3d printer can make weapon parts but cannot make a complete weapon. You still need the machine tools to make things like barrels that cannot (and never will) be made on a 3d printer.
The evidence presented to the jury (or judge or whatever Finland does) was tampered with, ergo the conviction is invalid. What the police may or may not have had is irrelevant.
How Finnish law deals with the appeal, who knows. But the conviction on tampered evidence is still wrong.
emacs is an editor? On what planet?
As far as I recall, emacs is a conglomeration of a lot of things, one of which happens to be an editor...
You can buy machine tools readily and fairly inexpensively (especially compared to a good 3d printer) on the second-hand market. There is no license required to machine things, no license required to own lathes and mills, and you can produce anything with those tools that you can with a 3D printer. It simply takes a little more skill.