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Re: re signature pads
On Mon, 1 Mar 1999, DeathWalker wrote:
> Does anyone here *really* think that your everyday life could be
> undetectable, *if* someone really wanted to track you???
No. But that isn't the issue, either.
> From this analysts can deduce your lifestyle and personality type.
Yeah, and if you are concerned about this, it is a good idea to have
several personalities. Either create aliases, or failing that.. subscribe
to different sorts of magazines and newsletters. "Guns 'n Ammo", "High
Times", and "Good Housekeeping" subscriptions are always good. Give
the ones you don't want away to neighbors or friends.
Get catalogs from different places too.. order stuff now and then as
it may suit you.
> Think the answer is cash??? *wrong* - It is illegal for
> banks/dealerships/realators to accept over $5000 without reporting it to
> the IRS.
Uhm.. you've never bought anything big with cash, have you?
> If you are caught traveling in the country with over $2000
> (most areas, less in Florida) it can be confiscated as "drug money"
> (OBTW: they don't need a warrant!!!).
Caught? Doing what? I agree that if your daily routine is such that you
get harassed by the cops often, then carrying cash may be a bad move,
but I rarely get harassed by my local cops anymore.. and when I did,
I never got searched without my permission. When I get stopped nowadays it
is by the rookie who hasn't heard my speech on my civil rights and
whether or not he is going to detain me. I walk places a lot (prefer not
to drive unless absolutely needed), and I'm a night person .. so cops
tend to think of me as suspicious. Now they _know_ that I am suspicious,
but I'm more of a pain in the ass than I am suspicious, so they leave me
Now, granted, I agree that these sorts of laws are shit in principle, but
in practice it is possible to live an ordinary life without running into
this stuff too often, so carrying cash is usually ok.
Hmm.. that gets me thinking.. to go off on a tangent a bit..
One time I was walking to a friend's house with a copy of that
declassified army field manual "basic cryptanalysis" printed out for him..
now, I didn't have the disclaimer page that says it was cleared for
public distribution printed out, just the table of contents, and the rest
Heh.. so this cop stops me, couldn't have been more than 23 or 24.. and
asks me where I'm going at 3am or whatever time it was. It was a pretty
warm summer night, and I wanted to see the guys face when he saw all the
weird shit in my bag anyhow, so I played along and he asked if he could
look in my bag, so I told him sure.
:) I thought the guy shit himself when he read the bottom of the title
page where it gives the restrictions and destruction directions and
"OFFICIAL USE ONLY" and what not.. I'm pretty sure he was thinking he'd
make captain by morning.
It was a bit of a pain in the ass to get everything squared away so that
I could continue on my way, but it was worth the laugh over the beers
my friend and I had while coding when I finally did get there.
I love messin' with those guys.
Michael J. Graffam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturity.
Immaturity is the inability to use one's own understanding without the
guidance of another. . .Sapere aude! Have the courage to use your own
understanding!" - Immanuel Kant "What is Enlightenment?"