Dumpster diving ( was RE: [rescue] The onyx godness (first pictures))

William Enestvedt Will.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Mon Jan 13 07:52:08 CST 2003

Dave McGuire wrote:
> Suits don't think logically. They think stuff that might contain
> "secret" information...is somehow "safe" if it's thrown in the
> trash.  If you take their trash, you're "stealing their secrets".
   Possibly drifting OT, but worth mentioning in case anyone's thinking of
Dumpster Diving in Portland: cops searched through someone's trash and used
"evidence" found there in a prosecution. When the tables were turned, and
reporters for the Willamette Week went through the garbage of several public
officials (including the chief of police), there were threats of lawsuits and
such. So people are getting touchier about just when stuff turns from
"property" into "trash" even though there's already a U.S. Supreme Court
decision ruling that trash is trash (see California v. Greenwood.,
   Anyway, just in case someone needs justification for what they're doing
when the flashlights come on as they're waist deep in some strip mall trash
Will Enestvedt
UNIX System Administrator
Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI

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