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If I ever find one of these things on my car, I'm taking it off and putting it on an over-the-road tanker truck, or a Greyhound bus or something. I'll deal with the fallout, whatever.

Actually, wait... on second thought, an even better plan would be to disassemble it, and hack it to report bogus data. Like, have it show me doing nothing but driving around in circles around Groom Lake for hours on end, then "magically" transporting to Edwards AFB.




I'm throwing mine at the concrete at high velocity, then spray painting a middle-finger gesture next to the debris.


You are describing crimes. If you have reason to believe the device was placed by law enforcement, tampering with its function to deceive them is a criminal offence.

It’s far better to work to make such activities illegal than to do your complaining from behind bars.


If you have reason to believe the device was placed by law enforcement, tampering with its function to deceive them is a criminal offence.

No, it's against "the law." It's hardly a crime.

But semantic distinctions aside, I really don't care if it's a crime or not. If the US governments fucks with me and pisses me off, I'm going to do what I'm going to do.

It’s far better to work to make such activities illegal than to do your complaining from behind bars.

That's not really an either/or thing. They haven't (yet, as far as I know) put one of these on my car, and I work on making things like this illegal though the political process . And I'll continue to do so, up until the (hypothetical) day that I wind up behind bars for fucking with one of their silly little tracking devices.

All that said, I can't imagine them ever getting a conviction in a jury trial, on a charge of "tampering with a government owned device" if it's not labeled or anything. It's totally reasonable to say "Oh, I found this thing on my car and I didn't know what it was so I took it off and threw it away" or "I knew what it was, but I assumed my crazy stalker ex-girlfriend put it there," etc. Getting any reasonable jury to convict on this would be insanely difficult.




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