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  1. when i worked at a 1 hour photo lab there where many rules as to pictures and such.
    basics where

    sexual pictures can not be printed if they involve animals and people, more than 4 people, or children. beastalia is illegal in many of the towns here. however anything else went

    photos depicting crimes or violence may be subject to investigation.

    needless to say i never saw anything like that. though yes many many nude women.


    however at best buy we now also have similar rules. and with more regulairty are we catching people with illegal material. i know of 3 times people have been caught with childporn.

    rules we have there about file types and such. though we are not looking for this stuff, if we find it we must act.
    all viruses are to be removed or drive will be formatted and BIOS cleared
    pornography with people/animals, children or REAL violence may be subjected to investigation. furry porn is deleted, heh.
    MP3's for P2P programs will be deleted, offten times as this is a source of a virus.


    anyways it is just comical that people, say with child porn, would take a computer into best buy to have it repaired. though we dont look for these things they are found when we test files for viruses and spyware. i dont know if the Mp3 things is official or not, but the techs do it (usally because it is a source of viruses)

    i do know of one incident where a man had stashed drugs and money inside his computer. he later took it to best buy and had forgoten to remove the stuff, he walked out in hand cuffs. another time a half full clipp of 9mm ammo was found jammed into a VCR. I know at another store there was a unloaded pistol in a laptop bag, the woman had forgotten to take it out

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    2. Chopkinsca

      Chopkinsca

      Darkstalker said:

      Not even if you change a .exe to a .mp3 ?


      I am quite sure that it would have to make use of a security flaw in a media player. As far as I know, an .mp3 file is just a set of data read by the program you use for music. (or if you happen to open .mp3s in notepad for some crazy reason.)

    3. Bucket

      Bucket

      Do a little experiment: rename one of your .mp3's to *.exe, and then double-click it. Can't do it? No, because W32 dynamic link libraries don't have "handshaking" ability. If the code isn't run through the correct translator, the initialization fails.

      P.S. One Hour Photo was a cool movie. The only part I didn't like was when the guy got fired because the "click counts" were way off. The manager said the photo machine would never screw that up. Having worked in a photo lab, I can say that it's entirely possible for that to happen, because it's a mechanical problem. No hardware or software can absolutely guarantee that the click counter stays calibrated(especially if there's no point of reference, like the color balance tests you run in the morning). I heard of one store across town whose machine started recording double click-counts. Of course, looking at the machine for a mechanical problem was the final option, after interrogating the employees for stealing pictures.

      Racists, all of them. If I were Robin Williams' character, I would've sued for wrongful termination(after I got rid of the wall of pictures, of course).

    4. AndrewB

      AndrewB

      KoRn said:

      I am quite sure that it would have to make use of a security flaw in a media player. As far as I know, an .mp3 file is just a set of data read by the program you use for music. (or if you happen to open .mp3s in notepad for some crazy reason.)

      It used to be that yes, audio, video, and images are just content; they can't do anything. However, this is the age of flawed software that does things it shouldn't when it opens media.

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