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Hackers Hack Handcuffs at H.O.P.E. (Video) 172

Posted by Roblimo
from the over-under-around-and-through dept.
Have you ever been handcuffed and wish you weren't? Even if you haven't, what if you plan to demonstrate at a political party convention in the next couple of weeks? Either way, you need to watch this video, shot by Timothy Lord and unknown_lamer at H.O.P.E. (Hackers on Planet Earth), which will teach you the rudiments of unhandcuffing yourself -- but on purpose leaves out the fine points. For those, you'll need to buy several pairs of handcuffs and practice on your own. At worst, you will probably embarrass yourself no more than Timothy does as he tries to shimmy his handcuffed hands from behind him to in front of him, starting at about 5:18.

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Hackers Hack Handcuffs at H.O.P.E. (Video)

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  • come on (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 20, 2012 @12:37PM (#41056063)

    I am so sick of partial info that "leaves out the finer points". If you want to make good information, include ALL of the information.

  • Ah, there it is! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 20, 2012 @12:47PM (#41056199)

    I clicked every link in the post twice before I realized where to find the video...

    And now I know what it's like for grandma to "surf the Internets".

  • by pla (258480) on Monday August 20, 2012 @12:59PM (#41056365) Journal
    This is really low, even for you people.

    Free clue - The police don't always act in our best interests.

    They occasionally cuff people, throw 'em in a cage, and abandon them for days at a time. They occasionally cuff people and then beat the poor helpless bastard silly, claiming "resistance" (which if they want to claim it, at least you should have the ability to defend yourself and earn the extra charges). They occasionally torture handcuffed hippies by pepper-spray coated q-tips to the eyes.

    The more ways we have to defend ourselves against the bad ones (which for the sake of argument, I'll pretend count as the minority), the better.
  • Re:Handcuffs... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Tastecicles (1153671) on Monday August 20, 2012 @01:48PM (#41057105)

    Every single person should have reasonable means of getting a good education.
    It is so important that many nations consider it a basic human right.

    Yes, that's why an English student in England is required to pay up to £9,000 a year to attend each course while a Scottish student in England isn't required to pay a penny (yes, makes fuck all sense but there it is).

    That includes progressing all the way to a master degree not being a significant financial investment.
    Before you ask, no spending decades to get one or a whole bunch of them wouldn't be covered by that.

    It's been the same for as long as I can remember. Every English person I know who has gone through an English university has finished up an average £40k in debt. This is not isolated. I'm sure it is a similar story elsewhere.

    Its simply one of the easiest ways to allow everyone to move socially upwards - or - downwards based on their own achievements.
    Limiting the means of your people to aquire education is somewhere between extremely shortsighted, outright evil or in violation of human rights.

    ...What, the UK is the yardstick in respecting Human Rights? Not in your lifetime.

    If you rely on science and creativity you also don't want to artificially limit education.
    Education is somewhat significant and long term investment but it will always pay off well for society.
    When a society limits higher education to the wealthy and elite, you'll end up nobility and peasants after a short time.

    Oh, like we have now, you mean...

    Instead you could have a nation of opportunities for everyone, even those born into poor families.
    But you chose to turn education into a business plan, to make profits by running schools or at the very least continue to let it happen.

    Aha! Now you're getting it!

    You, as a society, deserve what you'll get for that decision.

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