View Poll Results: What is your forensics platform of choice?
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February 4th, 2005, 05:35 PM
The law of the curb
From the larger article.
Sometimes a man's trash is also his treasure. So it was for Mark Hill, who was thoroughly vexed when he learned that private investigators hired by Air Canada seized his garbage and recycling bins, and reconstructed the shredded documents contained within.
Spy vs. Spy
\"You got a mouth like an outboard motor..all the time putt putt putt\" - Foghorn Leghorn
February 4th, 2005, 08:13 PM
I voted for the truck simply because this is where I feel garbage should become 'public domain'. The actual law (in the US that is) states that it becomes such when it's placed at the curb for pickup.
Even a broken watch is correct twice a day.
Which coder said that nobody could outcode Microsoft in their own OS? Write a bit and make a fortune!
February 4th, 2005, 11:44 PM
I don't know if it's ever been a law or just assumed to be...but in Canada once you put the garbage on city property for pick-up...it belongs to the municipality...but as long as it's on your property it's yours.
February 5th, 2005, 04:54 AM
Ifit is something that nobody wants, like hazardous waste, it remains
yours forever. They can go into a landfill years later and fine you
for dumping nasty chemicals.
If it is something that someone wants, like information, as soon as you put
it at the curb, it's fair game for anyone who wants it.
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
February 5th, 2005, 05:02 AM
Law or no law....if I go out in the back and find someone digging in my trash, I'll do whatever I have to to chase them down, call the police, and find out what the hell!!
Yes, I've been drinking...but the above statement stands...drinking or not!
February 5th, 2005, 07:04 AM
Yeah, but by the same token, law or no law, you've got cretins who are going to take advantage of any situation, and if your trash is out there, someone's going to take advantage of it. Everything I have gets shredded, then burned in the fireplace.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
February 7th, 2005, 05:15 PM
Damn, they went so far as to piece together shredded documents. A fire place is an excellent deterent.
West of House
You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.