From: Bill W <nothing@nowhere.com>
Subject: Re: How badly do you want to get beaten up for crappy, inane video?
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From: Bill W <nothing@nowhere.com>
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Subject: Re: How badly do you want to get beaten up for crappy, inane video?
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:36:51 -0800
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On Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:43:25 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>On Jan 29, 2018, Old Geezerr wrote
>(in article<6jav6d9pu6nbqmidvef3svo50nb8ofgmr9@4ax.com>):
>
>> On Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:26:02 +0100, android<here@there.was>  wrote:
>>
>> > On 2018-01-28 19:23:05 +0000, RichA said:
>> >
>> > > On Saturday, 27 January 2018 21:23:41 UTC-5, Bill W wrote:
>> > > > On Sat, 27 Jan 2018 16:55:58 -0800 (PST), RichA<rander3128@gmail.com>
>> > > > wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > > Then wear this latest novelty of the millenial generation. Remember
>> > > > > "Google Glass?"
>> > > > >
>> > > > > https://petapixel.com/2018/01/27/googles-clips-ai-camera-trained-pho...
>> > > >
>> > > > "Was trained with the help of real professional photographers". Did
>> > > > everyone get that? *Real* pros, not fake pros. This sounds like a late
>> > > > night TV scam.
>> > > >
>> > > > "Google then trained the AI on things like ... recognizing social
>> > > > norms (detecting social cues and people who are consenting to photos).
>> > > > Aha! So you won't get beat up after all...
>> > > >
>> > > > The level of arrogance among these tech people is getting almost scary.
>> > >
>> > > People might end up using it as one of those cheap car driving cameras.
>> >
>> > You have the right to take photographs in public but not to put up
>> > surveillance cams, I'd say that Google glass and clips are in that
>> > category since you can't see when they are in operation. Big brother
>> > sees you, and how do you know if these devices are off, really?
>>
>> The first thing I did with my new laptop was to put silver ducting
>> tape over the camera and microphone. THEN I turned it on.
>
>That seems to be a tad paranoid. Doing that will preclude using 
>communications apps such as Skype, or FaceTime (not Facebook). You are better 
>off actually understanding your computer than gunging up your laptop with 
>duct tape.
>
>Do you even know where the microphones are located in your laptop?
>
>If you want to disable your mics, consider doing that via your system 
>preferences, and there are less damaging ways to obscure the camera, and 
>still have it available when needed.

If he's using Windows, he shouldn't have to do anything. All that
stuff will stop working all by itself.