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Comment Re:Prey (Score 2, Insightful) 312

To be honest, this story sounds like they did almost exactly that.

Obviously an investigation is needed, but doesnt this situation seem most likely:
Student reports his school laptop stolen so he can keep it for himself
School activates anti-theft software (which includes webcam)
School recieves image of said student, proving he lied to steal the laptop
School sends letter to student's parents telling them what their child has done.

Now I don't know if that's true, but frankly it sounds more believable than some evil school big brother conspiracy. I guess the the FBI investigation will find out in the end though.

Comment Re:Demand? (Score 1) 179

The Gameboy was only released twenty years ago. If we arbitrarily set "old" gamers to be fifty, then that would only be people who used gameboys when they were thirty or over.

The vast majority of gameboys were played by children, who are now in their twenties or thirties, and still have perfectly fine eyesight.

Comment Re:Tyranny (Score 1) 425

Interesting question: I'm not american so I'm not sure exactly how it works, but would equipment like this fall under the right to bear arms, or would it get buried by some blanket "terrorist materials" law?

It's certainly a weapon after all, but is it more gun or bomb?

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