Collecting, Hacking and the Spooks (was: Gulf War, dummies,

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Tue Feb 4 15:22:00 2003

> On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, R. D. Davis wrote:
> > Now, are those of us in the US to be considered
> > criminals because we collect, build and hack all sorts of computer and
> > electronics equipment as a harmless hobby (or is the knowledge and
> > ability to do this now considered dangerous by our elected idiots,
> > since they obviously lack the ability to think intelligently about
> > anything?)?
> Well, given that the DCMA is a standing U.S. federal law, you can
> probably answer that question yourself. But basically, the Sears
> repairman was right; didn't you know that it's a federal crime to
> try to understand those systems you're collecting?

What I've been wondering about is, how long before we start setting off
alarms in some Government agency due to our abnormally high use of
electricity? Or due to the abnormally high level of heat in area's of our

Received on Tue Feb 04 2003 - 15:22:00 GMT

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