Author Steve Warner's Dark City  (Read 440850 times)

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Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6060 on: March 17, 2017, 11:18:45 PM »
Good job, once again, Steve. :D

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6061 on: March 17, 2017, 11:18:52 PM »
yay..i caught this one...its a good day for me!!! lol



Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6063 on: March 17, 2017, 11:20:16 PM »
Good job! I caught this one. Need longer, more.

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6064 on: March 17, 2017, 11:20:19 PM »
I laughed at Bachelor saying something like "Best Buy was last time I checked was like a storefront Amazon." Ha. That is something that my young relatives raised "online" would say, I wouldn't expect that kind of reasoning from a man of his age.

Batchelor's pretty hip.

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6065 on: March 17, 2017, 11:20:36 PM »
The holocaust really happened goy everything we said happened really did happen they even made lamp shades out of us!


Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6067 on: March 17, 2017, 11:21:41 PM »
98?  Jeez Louise...........  Would the dude even survive the flight to Poland?

Poland gives zero fucks. They want the guy's old mushy head on a platter.

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6068 on: March 17, 2017, 11:23:30 PM »
I also learned that March is "Problem Gambling Awareness Month" in New Jersey.

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6069 on: March 17, 2017, 11:24:02 PM »
Good job, once again, Steve. :D

Thanks man. Skype over cell sounds awful but I couldn't make it to the studio tonight.

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6070 on: March 17, 2017, 11:24:39 PM »
yay..i caught this one...its a good day for me!!! lol

I'm proud of you.

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6071 on: March 17, 2017, 11:24:48 PM »
well..you were good even if there was no dinosaur talk lol

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6072 on: March 17, 2017, 11:25:09 PM »
I'm proud of you.

lol i set an alarm this time

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6073 on: March 17, 2017, 11:25:45 PM »
Good job! I caught this one. Need longer, more.

Thank yeewww. Probably will expand soon. And my home studio is being tinkered with as we speak tonight.

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6074 on: March 17, 2017, 11:31:08 PM »
So, The FBI is paying Best Buy employees to be snitches. It made me think though that, given the recent surveillance tools of the CIA et al that were released couldn't one load up a laptop with some questionable porn and some of this malware and then effectively be spying on the FBI? Food for though.  ;)

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6075 on: March 17, 2017, 11:33:20 PM »
So, The FBI is paying Best Buy employees to be snitches. It made me think though that, given the recent surveillance tools of the CIA et al that were released couldn't one load up a laptop with some questionable porn and some of this malware and then effectively be spying on the FBI? Food for though.  ;)

Not only paying them to be snitches, but literally training them and giving them access to law enforcement tools and lists of targeted individuals. Just the kind of power you want give the clowns selling you an Apple Watch.

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6076 on: March 17, 2017, 11:39:32 PM »
Not only paying them to be snitches, but literally training them and giving them access to law enforcement tools and lists of targeted individuals. Just the kind of power you want give the clowns selling you an Apple Watch.
There is so much "there there" in the story and deeper questions. Was Best Buy aware? We're their managers aware? Was anything buried in Best Policy TOS or etc when one take their computer into fix allowing it that people "consented"? Is the FBI telling them not to report what they found to local LEOs but only to them legal (some places there are laws that if you find something like illegal porn, child abuse, etc you must report it?) Did any Best Buy employees use these tools for their own use (identity theft, hacking, or extortion of people who took their computer in with illegal material in it?) And, like with StingRay, the LEO using the "tool" but covering up how they found the information in indictments so that the technology used doesn't become known or so judges don't throw it out of court for some violation. Does the Best Buy stuff come up in discovery during prosecutions? (StingRay didn't.)

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6077 on: March 17, 2017, 11:43:09 PM »
There is so much "there there" in the story and deeper questions. Was Best Buy aware? We're their managers aware? Was anything buried in Best Policy TOS or etc when one take their computer into fix allowing it that people "consented"? Is the FBI telling them not to report what they found to local LEOs but only to them legal (some places there are laws that if you find something like illegal porn, child abuse, etc you must report it?) Did any Best Buy employees use these tools for their own use (identity theft, hacking, or extortion of people who took their computer in with illegal material in it?) And, like with StingRay, the LEO using the "tool" but covering up how they found the information in indictments so that the technology used doesn't become known or so judges don't throw it out of court for some violation. Does the Best Buy stuff come up in discovery during prosecutions? (StingRay didn't.)

Best Buy was indeed aware, at least at the individual store level. Corporate VP denied there was any relationship. Unsealed documents prove otherwise.

http://www.ocweekly.com/news/fbi-used-best-buys-geek-squad-to-increase-secret-public-surveillance-7950030

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6078 on: March 17, 2017, 11:47:23 PM »
Not only paying them to be snitches, but literally training them and giving them access to law enforcement tools and lists of targeted individuals. Just the kind of power you want give the clowns selling you an Apple Watch.

Every day it gets more and more like a Philip K. Dick novel.  :o

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6079 on: March 17, 2017, 11:55:35 PM »
Best Buy was indeed aware, at least at the individual store level. Corporate VP denied there was any relationship. Unsealed documents prove otherwise.

http://www.ocweekly.com/news/fbi-used-best-buys-geek-squad-to-increase-secret-public-surveillance-7950030

what shocks me more is that people still buy things from best buy.

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6080 on: March 17, 2017, 11:56:51 PM »

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6081 on: March 17, 2017, 11:57:04 PM »
what shocks me more is that people still buy things from best buy.

eh thats not a big deal..though i do not shop there..why any one would use geek squad is another issue

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6082 on: March 18, 2017, 12:01:32 AM »
eh thats not a big deal..though i do not shop there..why any one would use geek squad is another issue

I still remember the last thing i bought from Best Buy it was Porcupine Tree - In Absentia album when it was released and that was in 2002 

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6083 on: March 18, 2017, 12:06:26 AM »
They only thing that I used to get from Best Buy was exclusive The Who and Pete Townshend CDs, LPs and DVDs. They had some sort of deal.

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6084 on: March 18, 2017, 12:12:56 AM »
They only thing that I used to get from Best Buy was exclusive The Who and Pete Townshend CDs, LPs and DVDs. They had some sort of deal.

I bought Led Zeppelin BBC sessions 2 disc set for the soul reason of having Traveling Riverside Blues. I also bought some new Pink Floyd release.. might have been the Wall DVD and it came with a free mini record that was supposed to be collectable. Record players were before my time so i had no use for it and hung it on my wall with a nail. I don't have very many CD's left they were always blowing out of my jeep and getting lost.



Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6087 on: March 23, 2017, 09:15:39 PM »
EXCELLENT!

But then Steve always IS!

Thank yew, brig. 😘

Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6088 on: March 23, 2017, 09:16:53 PM »
Finally did this tonight.


Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« Reply #6089 on: March 23, 2017, 10:38:51 PM »
Finally did this tonight.


Hmm...time to float in a tank but no time for Dark City?!  ::)