Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Beware What You Print

I've been trying to avoid the news lately since it just makes me worry and depresses me. But sometimes I can't help seeing some. For example, I was surfing the web for some hot girl on girl action when I came across (as it were) this. Seems that color printers have this tiny code that they print on each page. Visible only with a blue light microscope, it tells "law-enforcement authorities" where and when the printing took place. Useful to track down counterfeiters, useful to track down anti-government types.

Lets say you belonged to the Libertarian Party (in other words not one of the two corrupt, established parties) and you printed out a bunch of leaflets attacking, lets say, The Patriot Act (a fitting example I think). Then the local Republicans see these leaflets and start to get worried. A couple calls to the RNC later and the person who printed them is getting a tax audit.

Paranoid? Maybe. But people who don't get a little paranoid now and then about big brother are giving the government a free pass. And our freedoms will start to erode away. Don't say I didn't warn you.

9 Comments:

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At 9:58 PM, Blogger B-Face said...

Who would print out leaflets on their computer's printer? It would take hours. Most hippies go to Kinko's and xerox them.

 
At 1:12 AM, Blogger Wheel Gun Bob said...

You should know.

 
At 2:59 AM, Blogger B-Face said...

Indeed I should. I have to stand behind them while I wait to xerox my Stones ticket stubs to use for Christmas cards.

ps. You get two.

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Wheel Gun Bob said...

More stinking hippies impeding your progress! Jesus, Bface, move somewhere else.

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger The Cod God said...

Yeah, come to Portsmouth. There are no hippies here. Especially at the corner of Bartlett and Thornton.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Wheel Gun Bob said...

All hippies have been eliminated. But that doesn't mean they are not welcome, so its OK if BFace wants to move here. But he can't bring any of his Neil Young or Grateful Dead records with him or else he will be shot on the spot.

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger B-Face said...

Funny you should say that, Wheel Gun. When you lived in Hampton I remember blathering on about how the Grateful Dead sucked and YOU pulled out an early record of theirs and tried to convince me that they had good roots.

What say you now?

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Wheel Gun Bob said...

Thats not what I pulled out.

 

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