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2010-02-23 10:20:01 AM
pic.phyrefile.com
 
2010-02-23 11:03:09 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-02-23 11:17:58 AM
Says you.
 
2010-02-23 11:19:17 AM
The professionals also know partially clothed is sexier.
 
2010-02-23 11:20:35 AM
dirty
 
2010-02-23 11:21:42 AM
I'm trying to envision what was going through the head of the school administration when they approved this. Secretly turning on the webcam of underage students while they have it in their bedroom? Nah there can't be anything wrong with that.
 
2010-02-23 11:23:02 AM
i758.photobucket.com
 
2010-02-23 11:23:21 AM
lelio: I'm trying to envision what was going through the head of the school administration when they approved this. Secretly turning on the webcam of underage students while they have it in their bedroom? Nah there can't be anything wrong with that.

You obviously haven't spent much time around school administrators.
 
2010-02-23 11:24:01 AM
lelio: I'm trying to envision what was going through the head of the school administration when they approved this. Secretly turning on the webcam of underage students while they have it in their bedroom? Nah there can't be anything wrong with that.

Or being at that round table discussion when someone threw this idea out there and not one administrator said "lol, wut?"
 
2010-02-23 11:24:05 AM
Someone from the school district is now saying that they only took 42 pictures.
 
2010-02-23 11:24:16 AM
There is a kid toucher involved here somewhere, I tells ya.
 
2010-02-23 11:24:33 AM
Paging Dr.Bradley
 
2010-02-23 11:25:46 AM
Yes, it should be left up to the gov't: They possess the world's largest CP collection and know how to handle themselves!
 
2010-02-23 11:27:05 AM
The internet is full of monsters, we need more government control.
 
2010-02-23 11:29:15 AM
FTA: Absolute would ship an update in the next several weeks that will permanently disable Theft Track

I love it when something I purchased is retroactively taken away. The company should stop marketing the software, and leave the existing products as is.
 
2010-02-23 11:36:58 AM
... only to recover lost or missing laptops.

... an assistant principal accused him of selling drugs after seeing him holding what he said was Mike and Ike candy in front of his school-issued Apple MacBook


Which is it? If the laptop wasn't lost or stolen why would the assistant principal have seen an image of him? It will be interesting to see what happens and how many people get fired.
 
2010-02-23 11:38:48 AM
I don't know what's worse: the school remotely activating the cameras to spy on underage kids, or the fact that the school district has issued Macbooks to all the kids, thereby setting them on the path to being full-blown entitled little hipster snowflake douche-tards.

HotWingConspiracy: There is a kid toucher involved here somewhere, I tells ya.

If there's not now, there soon will be.
 
2010-02-23 11:40:46 AM
h2oincfs: I don't know what's worse: the school remotely activating the cameras to spy on underage kids, or the fact that the school district has issued Macbooks to all the kids, thereby setting them on the path to being full-blown entitled little hipster snowflake douche-tards.

Mac's been doing this school issue laptop thing for years and from what I understand are more giving to school districts than most other computer companies.
 
2010-02-23 11:41:41 AM
How about, no civilians have the right to spy on anyone, we could enact that rule. That way if we have to spy on everyone, it's like martial law.
 
2010-02-23 11:46:47 AM
KatjaMouse: h2oincfs: I don't know what's worse: the school remotely activating the cameras to spy on underage kids, or the fact that the school district has issued Macbooks to all the kids, thereby setting them on the path to being full-blown entitled little hipster snowflake douche-tards.

Mac's been doing this school issue laptop thing for years and from what I understand are more giving to school districts than most other computer companies.


Eh, I was just trying to fit in.
 
2010-02-23 11:47:09 AM
Soon there will be no privacy anywhere, not even your own home. O mighty sky wizard what the hell is this farking world coming to?
 
2010-02-23 11:48:55 AM
Makh: How about, no civilians have the right to spy on anyone, we could enact that rule. That way if we have to spy on everyone, it's like martial law.

Sure, but it has to be worded so it doesn't conflict with my right to record what I see out of my kitchen window or record my own phone conversations (which is illegal in many places).

Many police forces have tried legal means to suppress recordings of their activities.
 
2010-02-23 11:50:39 AM
HairBolus: Makh: How about, no civilians have the right to spy on anyone, we could enact that rule. That way if we have to spy on everyone, it's like martial law.

Sure, but it has to be worded so it doesn't conflict with my right to record what I see out of my kitchen window or record my own phone conversations (which is illegal in many places).

Many police forces have tried legal means to suppress recordings of their activities.


So many sexual harassment cases have gotten so much more interesting w/ people using the record feature on their cellphones now.
 
2010-02-23 11:51:56 AM
Were any of the kids hot?
 
2010-02-23 11:55:13 AM
Has anyone noted that is none of the school's farking business what kids do in their own homes?
 
Biv
2010-02-23 11:55:40 AM
HairBolus: Someone from the school district is now saying that they only took 42 pictures.

Oh, so that was the question.
 
2010-02-23 11:57:05 AM
Thank FSM I'm a professional!
 
2010-02-23 12:00:14 PM
KatjaMouse: lelio: I'm trying to envision what was going through the head of the school administration when they approved this. Secretly turning on the webcam of underage students while they have it in their bedroom? Nah there can't be anything wrong with that.

Or being at that round table discussion when someone threw this idea out there and not one administrator said "lol, wut?"


I think we talked about this event just the other day. I am still face palming that they thought this was remotely appropriate.

Had no administrators ever heard of ceiling cat?
 
2010-02-23 12:00:17 PM
This software sounds pretty damn cool though, I think I'll start installing it everywhere.
 
2010-02-23 12:01:05 PM
Quoted from Administrators Meeting

"Lets all hold hands and pray to Satan, then we turn on the spy cameras."
 
2010-02-23 12:11:16 PM
Biv- I see what you did there.
 
2010-02-23 12:12:06 PM
HairBolus: Makh: How about, no civilians have the right to spy on anyone, we could enact that rule. That way if we have to spy on everyone, it's like martial law.

Sure, but it has to be worded so it doesn't conflict with my right to record what I see out of my kitchen window or record my own phone conversations (which is illegal in many places).

Many police forces have tried legal means to suppress recordings of their activities.


Yes, sorry, I mean that in relation to the above example with the school or placing bugs in a private home. I fully believe, public activity is fair game which is why the police trying to stop others from recording what they do in public is also a shame and alarming.
 
2010-02-23 12:12:10 PM
Jument: ... only to recover lost or missing laptops.

... an assistant principal accused him of selling drugs after seeing him holding what he said was Mike and Ike candy in front of his school-issued Apple MacBook

Which is it? If the laptop wasn't lost or stolen why would the assistant principal have seen an image of him? It will be interesting to see what happens and how many people get fired.


It's also hard to believe that the "one time" they activated the remote camera, they just happened to catch the student supposedly doing something illegal.
 
2010-02-23 12:13:22 PM
prekrasno: Has anyone noted that is none of the school's farking business what kids do in their own homes?

img.photobucket.com
 
2010-02-23 12:13:41 PM
So much unrestrained chaos online. It's like the internet is for something, but I can't quite think of it.

/Why I think the net was born? Something. Something. Something.
 
2010-02-23 12:15:49 PM
NutWrench: It's also hard to believe that the "one time" they activated the remote camera, they just happened to catch the student supposedly doing something illegal.

This.

Part of me hopes that the candy he was eating is painfully, obviously candy in the pictures, too.
 
2010-02-23 12:18:04 PM
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: So much unrestrained chaos online. It's like the internet is for something, but I can't quite think of it.

/Why I think the net was born? Something. Something. Something.


Is is bacon? I bet it's bacon!
 
2010-02-23 12:18:23 PM
KatjaMouse:
Mac's been doing this school issue laptop thing for years and from what I understand are more giving to school districts than most other computer companies.


Giving them? I find that hard to believe. Maybe cutting a generous deal is more likely.

This is why the U.S. spends the most on education for the least return.
 
2010-02-23 12:19:52 PM
When the software is used to copy DVD's of Music the Mfg. of the software is who gets taken to Court, ie 321 Software. Should the same rules apply to Child Pron enablers??
 
2010-02-23 12:21:35 PM
As TFA states, "This computer's been stolen" is insufficient reason to activate the webcam-a company manages that function with the software and starts with a police report. You can't just turn it on any time you want to.

I'm going to assume a couple of things here-there's some significant gang/drug-related activity at this school, and/or the school admins have got at least two pedos on staff. And at least one megalomaniac (part of the job description for a school admin).

Wasn't there a school a decade or so back in PA where the school admin was locking kids up or strip-searching them and claiming he could do it because the school was private property and therefore not part of the US of A?

/at least one person is going to pedo-happyland (PMITA), probably the poor IT guy
 
2010-02-23 12:31:22 PM
HairBolus: Someone from the school district is now saying that they only took committed 42 pictures felonies.

FTFY
 
2010-02-23 12:31:29 PM
If you don't want to be spied on by your school-issued mac, electrical tape will work just fine.
 
2010-02-23 12:31:32 PM
probably the poor IT guy

better
 
2010-02-23 12:32:03 PM
Does Meghan Fox have one of these computers in her bedroom?
 
2010-02-23 12:42:18 PM
crazywisdom_uk: /at least one person is going to pedo-happyland (PMITA), probably the poor IT guy

"Poor"? If ANYONE in this ridiculous story should have known better it was the IT guy. School administrators can get a pass for being slightly more sentient than clods of dirt, but a computer geek should have seen this truckload of shiatstorm coming from miles away.
 
2010-02-23 12:45:09 PM
crazywisdom_uk: As TFA states, "This computer's been stolen" is insufficient reason to activate the webcam-a company manages that function with the software and starts with a police report. You can't just turn it on any time you want to.

You misread the article. That's Lo-Jack. The school is using LanRev.
 
2010-02-23 12:49:49 PM
Makh: How about, no civilians have the right to spy on anyone, we could enact that rule. That way if we have to spy on everyone, it's like martial law.

How about no anybody has the right to violate the privacy of anybody. In particular the government has no right to violate the private sphere, in any way, without specific evidence of wrongdoing and a warrant signed by a judge.
 
2010-02-23 12:49:49 PM
NutWrench: Jument: ... only to recover lost or missing laptops.

... an assistant principal accused him of selling drugs after seeing him holding what he said was Mike and Ike candy in front of his school-issued Apple MacBook

Which is it? If the laptop wasn't lost or stolen why would the assistant principal have seen an image of him? It will be interesting to see what happens and how many people get fired.

It's also hard to believe that the "one time" they activated the remote camera, they just happened to catch the student supposedly doing something illegal.


According to my daughter, who is a LMSD student, the young man in question misplaced his original school-issued laptop and the school gave him a loaner which was not to be removed from school grounds until the original was found. He forgot about that particular provision and took the loaner home. Once he left the school grounds, the GPS in the computer flagged the loaner as stolen, and hilarity ensued.
 
2010-02-23 12:49:50 PM
Guysmiley: crazywisdom_uk: /at least one person is going to pedo-happyland (PMITA), probably the poor IT guy

"Poor"? If ANYONE in this ridiculous story should have known better it was the IT guy. School administrators can get a pass for being slightly more sentient than clods of dirt, but a computer geek should have seen this truckload of shiatstorm coming from miles away.


The IT guys probably did see it coming, but the clods of dirt call the shots. Schadenfreude is a mean biatch sometimes...
 
2010-02-23 12:50:56 PM
As someone who is originally from PA I am so not getting a kick out of this
 
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