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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2010 05:07      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ AssHats.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/realtime/

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Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.


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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2010 13:01      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As with most of this 'counter terrorism' stuff - it won't catch the real bad guys.

Before I go on my suicide bombing mission, I'll tell someone at work there's a problem with my card, (hands guy wad of cash) so can you pay for this flight on your card please?

Then I'll pay a few bills by mail, and subscribe to some magazines, quoting the credit card number. This will generate more transactions over several days without me being there.

And finally, before I strap on the C4 vest and head for the airport, I'll give my credit card to a single mother, and tell her if she spends more than $400/week, I'll cancel it.

Took me about 20 seconds to think of the above, I wonder what devious tricks the real terrorists could come up with if they think about it for weeks.

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If you watch 'The History Of NASA' backwards, it's about a space agency that has no manned spaceflight capability, then does low-orbit flights, then lands on the Moon.

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Zwilnik

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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2010 16:06      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
logically, if you're a bad guy you'd be using somebody else's credit card anyway (and if you're super sneaky you'd let yours get cloned by a more minor crook and leave a nice fake trail wherever it's being abused).

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The most important of which is the element of surprise.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2010 19:29      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Loyalty cards? Really?!

I never touch the things - though I due use plastic as it's simply easier.
(And I'm sure they track stats on that.)

I imagine some might tell me that I "might lose the discount." Honestly, this has never been a problem - if I think there's a discount, I just pick the right line and 'forget' my card. Who says women are the only ones who can get away with that? [Wink]

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2010 22:20      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I use a loyalty card. However, I never actually registered it so for the past seven years I've been a new customer.

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And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
- The Decemberists

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