I recommend beekeeping. I think it is geeky, even though it has nothing to do with electronics. It will keep your mind sharp, because in order to keep your bees alive with todays parasites and polutants you have to learn a lot. He will meet other beekeepers and those guys are the nices paople. Also, bee stings are good for arthitis (if you get stung it is most of the time your own fault and perfectly avoidable). More info at your local beekeepers club.
If there is software that can detect photoshopping then the same algorithm can be used to erase all signs of alteration. You can make a fake picture real.
Since the actions of the police are not exempt by the BKA law the usual anti-hacking laws should apply. Is someone going to jail?
A No Brainer indeed. Mobility increases genetic diversity. You seem to be all against that. You want everybody to mate within their village and produce No-Brainer off-springs.
I was logged into Slashdot and that bloody web page said I was logged into facebook. I would NEVER use facebook. Damn liar....mumble mumble
I use Xvfb to make a virtual screen on the number cruncher (comes with xorg). I don't need to see the display, it just has to be there for wine. If something goes wrong (error box pops up) and there is no progress I take a screen dump of the vortual screen to see it. This eliminates traffic on the network too.