I bought a salvaged car (04 grand prix) and whoever the previous owner was, they apparently had an arrangement similar to this guy's. While putting a new stereo in, I found a tracking device inner the dash on the driver's side, kind of behind where the A/C controls where. It was around the size of a pack of cigarettes, had LEDs for GPS and TX/RX if memory serves, it also had a SIM card, which I removed immediately. I looked it up by googling the FCC id number and found the company's web site. I was kind of spooked when I found it until I realized it was probably put there by a dealer catering to high credit risk customers, or perhaps it was a used rental car or something. I eventually just cut the wires and pulled the whole thing out.
Actually, they were classified as "munitions", which are defined as military weapons, ammunition, equipment, and stores. The "equipment and stores" part is more applicable here, I don't think anyone would argue that crypto is an actual weapon, as in capable of causing death and destruction. The ban on selling PlayStation 2s to Iraq for fear of them being used as brains of cruise missiles was a situation where the banned thing could be considered a weapon, crypto would be more analogous to releasing radios with military channels.
FREEZE a medium when it's excited, WHEN IT COOLS DOWN it will release the energy. lolwut
Further reflection reminds me that yes, they did have camouflaged rovers, my apologies, I was remembering the hollow lava tubes... Been at least a dozen years since I last read it.
I understand how subtractive imaging works, but the cover they were under was most definitely not moving, it was the hollow crust left from lava flows. I suppose they could see where they had disappeared from, and where they reappeared at if they are careless enough to come out in the open, but the tubes they traveled in did not move, they were giant hollow tubes many kilometres long.
Curious, if using subtractive satellite imaging could show that the people were at one spot, then weren't anymore (as they had ducked into the hollowed out lava tubes) what good would that do, unless they picked them up again when they came out? Remember, the transnats knew of the existence of the first hundredth not their location. Could a photo showing where they had disappeared from be worth that much if by the time they could get teams there they were long gone? The book doesn't say but you would assume they would go into the tubes at a point where there were multiple tubes so as to not lead them directly to the exit point.
Didn't read TFA, but the summary at least specifies this is for media - says nothing about private citizens taking pictures or video on their vacations or whatever.
Damn kids! Get off my LAN!!
... is paved with good intentions.
I know, I was being serious for once! Actually learning something on Slashdot, what's the world coming to
The Ec onomist was around in 1860? The more you know!
Don't forget remove all icons except Skype!
Fair enough, but then if he had the image in his Gmail, did Google not possess the image themselves before he downloaded, I guess you can add distributing across state lines for ha-has. Or if he placed them there did he ever download them after they knew what was in it, as in did they knowingly distribute? Not trying to be a troll, genuinely curious where the law stands on this. For further thought, how can you get around this kind of surveillance with tech? Is some sort of decentralized cloud storage needed or even feasible?
How is he in "possession" of these images? Isn't the data on Google's servers, as in their actual physical possession? Not like they kicked down his door and found it on a Google Mail server in his closet.
might even get probation if it's your first offense, especially with a good lawyer.