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Dual call output
for the justifiably paranoid, 21st Century Quest Engineering brings you another app.
Ever wonder what's being said when someone borrows your cellphone
to make a call? Well now, you can know with this new app which splits
the call audio and routes it through the phone's speaker and a
connected Bluetooth headset (worn by you, of course) simultaneously.
Step aside politely, up to
ft away, and stealthily listen in without
missing a beat.
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||What kind of things could be said that make paranoia
||Do you have a couple days to sit down while I answer that
question in full?
||Well not really, but I am quite an idle person. Maybe you
could give me the short version anyway. For example, who
would you let borrow your phone, and what kind of thing
would you be wary of being said?
||Why the average man, why not someone below or above
average? Are they not just as likely to mass produce
||I think there's a bit of a skew towards pig farmers, or medical profession.
||Exactly what Bigs said. Or "Yo, it's Biggie Smalls, I got that herb
and I'll meet you at the train station. Don't forget the money."
||You would really want to know if the person was making a date with your wife.
||//interesting to know what demographic does or
does not contribute to mass murderers.//
|| I know someone who, for their PhD, did basically
that; they used all the available information on
multiple murderers in the UK since 1850.
According to their thesis, the best predictors of
being a mass murderer are being male; being
between the ages of 45 and 50; being either
unemployed _or_ being employed at the upper
end of a profession; having had both parents
around until at least the age of 15; having been
treated for psychiatric illness; and being single.
|| What didn't make it into their thesis were three
other predictors which were more powerful than
any of the above factors at discriminating mass
murderers from the general population: being a
vegetarian; having a middle name beginning with
"M"; and being born (or raised) in a house whose
number was prime. Being born in a house with a
prime number increases the chances of your
becoming a mass murderer by about 125 times
relative to the population as a whole.
|| Such is the wonder of statistics.
||Surely "ever having killed masses" ranks highly as a prime
||It's a pretty robust indicator, but less good as a
||Surely 'unpredictability' aswell, for any of those potential
killers who were predicted ultimately never succeeded for
that reason. Therefore, the exercise is mostly futile.
|| This phenomena will hereby be know as the rcarty
statistical anomaly whereby preemptive statisical profiling
invalidates the very conclusions used for effective
profiling, because the profilees are prevented from
validating the research through requisite killings.
||I just don't want the feds, using their collected metadata, to
come kicking in my door because someone used my phone in
the commission of a crime or act of terrorism. I want to
personally throw the SOB who tries to inflict such excitement
upon me under the wheels of the US justice system.