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    Okay, so in some cases you would obey the law and do your duty, in other cases you would ignore that crime. If each person makes that decision for himself or herself, think about what some people wouldn't report but others would. Would someone report a neighbor robbing a bank? It's a predatory lender and the guy needs the money... Where do you draw the line?
    You don't even know if that is the law in Texas.

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    (a) A person commits an offense if the person:
    (1) observes the commission of a felony under circumstances in which a reasonable person would believe that an offense had been committed in which serious bodily injury or death may have resulted;  and
    (2) fails to immediately report the commission of the offense to a peace officer or law enforcement agency under circumstances in which:
    (A) a reasonable person would believe that the commission of the offense had not been reported;  and
    (B) the person could immediately report the commission of the offense without placing himself or herself in danger of suffering serious bodily injury or death.
    (b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
    - See more at: Texas Penal Code - PENAL § 38.171 | FindLaw
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    You don't even know if that is the law in Texas.
    Is Texas in the USA? Cocaine is against federal law. Robbing a bank is against federal law. Both examples that I gave you are federal crimes. There is a federal statute saying that you have to report a crime if you know about it. I quoted it earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    There are times that non-technical people will need to take a computer to somewhere like Best Buy's Geek Squad. Usually physical issues. Failed power supply, hard drive mechanical issues, upgrades, etc.
    Yep, mine finally died this past AUGUST. I bought in April 2004. I finally had to put it to rest. The TECH guy said it was DOA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Is Texas in the USA? Cocaine is against federal law. Robbing a bank is against federal law. Both examples that I gave you are federal crimes. There is a federal statute saying that you have to report a crime if you know about it. I quoted it earlier.
    I missed it. Help me out.

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    I found it. you misinterpreted it:

    First enacted into U.S. law in 1789, misprision of a felony in the federal system is a felony punishable by a fine and up to three years in prison. The common-law rule criminalized simply knowing about a felony and not notifying the authorities. But contemporary federal law also requires that the defendant take some affirmative act to conceal the felony. The crime has four elements:

    a completed felony
    the defendant knowing about the felony’s commission
    the defendant failing to notify a proper law enforcement authority, and
    the defendant taking some affirmative step to conceal the felony.
    (18 U.S.C. §4.)

    Typical acts of concealment include making false statements, hiding evidence, and harboring the felon. Whether someone’s actions amount to concealment is for the jury to decide.

    Suppose Marty knows his neighbor, Biff, is growing marijuana. Marty wouldn’t be guilty of federal misprision simply for remaining silent. But if he lies to the police about Biff’s growing, he’s committed the crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    If people would take the time to learn about their computers, they'd never have to take them to anyone to repair. I've never had an issue with any computer I couldn't solve on my own.
    Over time I learned to battle hardware stuff, Malware, registry. Now? My Win 7/64 bit is a bitch to get into but....I have had so few issues I have got "soft".
    I'd fought full on smit fraud trojan assaults. recently.. don't even get a few bad cookies. i had to replace HDD's,power supplies.. re-install an OS. So.. NOW.. I have had it EASY awhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Is Texas in the USA? Cocaine is against federal law. Robbing a bank is against federal law. Both examples that I gave you are federal crimes. There is a federal statute saying that you have to report a crime if you know about it. I quoted it earlier.
    Off the Record.. A guy addmitted to me involvement in a bank robbery....and i was aware (long ago) of at least 10 folks who used coke. HOWEVER...... MOSTLY I can't say I recall the full NAME of most of those folks and I know the current location of NONE. So? Big deal.

    I CONFESS... I did download some PORNO.. but.. I offload it to CD, as I do any sensitive stuff (finiances.. etc) so it's not on the HDD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Off the Record.. A guy addmitted to me involvement in a bank robbery....and i was aware (long ago) of at least 10 folks who used coke. HOWEVER...... MOSTLY I can't say I recall the full NAME of most of those folks and I know the current location of NONE. So? Big deal.

    I CONFESS... I did download some PORNO.. but.. I offload it to CD, as I do any sensitive stuff (finiances.. etc) so it's not on the HDD.
    snitches get stitches.

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    Computers are disposable now. I took an infected laptop to Geek Squad once...it was going to cost over $200 to fix. Bought a new one for $280.
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