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December 15, 2012

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MS2

"presto, instant, interception-free communications"? really? I suppose I would want to believe that very much if I believed that actually going over the border was career/actual suicide.

Line of sight low-power burst IR transmissions must have been possible with compact equipment for a long time, please tell me that "liberty loving" people weren't tortured to death for lack of implementing stuff like that.

That said, it is a great story, I just feel awful for the guy.

Charles I

Well that's kinda creepy.

Basilisk

MS2,
Many commo gadgets have been available for a long time, but as you might imagine, the receive component is often hard to disguise and hard to explain. The orphaned telephones were not really as dumb as you seem to think.

Basilisk

Basilisk

Charles I,
Thanks, I think.

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