AlHarris31: dittybopper: justanotherfarkinfarker: Probably ham to a cell link. Not that they couldn't find your location, just be a lot harder.It wouldn't be ham to cell, it would be what we call "autopatch". Basically, the ham radio acts like a cellphone, except there is no triangulation from the repeater sites because they are all on different discrete frequencies, and your radio isn't transmitting location data (unless you are using APRS).You can still be triangulated the old-fashioned way, via RDF, but that has to happen while you are actually transmitting.Isn't that how they found Escobar, or some other drug lord? Driving around trying to triangulate him when he made calls?
GreenAdder: Bath salts, dude. Not even once.
WanPhat: There is corruption, especially related to smuggling of drugs and women, but I see no reason for them to put a hit on McAfee. Most of the time it's hard to get the police to care about anything or do anything. He's embarrassed them with the fruitless drug and weapon raids, but it's still hard to believe they'd bother trying to murder a high profile guy.
dittybopper: Yeah, it was probably just fancy, but conventional gear. Radio direction finding isn't really rocket science. Trust me, I knew some Duffys back in the day. Not as smart as us dittyboppers.
dittybopper: Escobar didn't really have an appreciation that if you are a high profile target, if you radiate a signal, you can be found.There's a lot of things he could have done to minimize the risk, given that back then they were probably stuck using fancy but still conventional DF gear: Keep calls short, move after using the phone, use a number of different phones, etc.
dittybopper: 1. When you aren't transmitting, there is no possible way for anyone to locate you.
Stone Meadow: [threadjack]Is there such a thing as an anonymous cell phone? IOW, one that isn't tied to a credit card or something else that identifies you? This is for a BiL who's semi homeless and doesn't have any credit, but who will carry a phone if my wife (his sister) buys it for him. He doesn't want a regular cheap cell phone tho because "they" will be tracking him and trying to sell him shiat, etc.. TIA[/threadjack]
styckx: scottydoesntknow: I can't wait until they find him.They'll probably give him a free 30-day trial, then charge him out the ass for shoddy protectionThis joke has been told over 9,000 times
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