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Hunter Biden's laptops

2020-10-16 20:59:21.367877+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Just a thread to hang all of that NY Post "Biden's emails" silliness.

RT Dan SIoan 🇺🇸🇨🇦🏳️‍🌈 @dantoujours

So just so I follow this story:

Hunter Biden, who lives in Los Angeles, decides to fly 3000 miles across country, to drop off 3 MacBook Pros at a repair shop run by a blind guy who charges the insanely low price of $85.

He gets off the plane and drunk drives to the repair shop

The rest of the thread lays out the facts as we know them so far. Yeah, the narrative is as stupid as it sounds.

Vice: We Are Collectively Losing Touch With Reality and It’s Extremely Obvious — The New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop story is conspiracy candy, and it's the most bizarre story of a truly unbelievable year.

Salon: Experts dismiss "garbage fire" Hunter Biden exposé in NY Post: "Seems like a complete fabrication"

Errata Security: Yes, we can validate leaked emails

Thomas Rid's Twitter thread

I'm also a little confused, because OS/X has had FileVault since 2003, and has become progressively more aggressive in turning it on. So casually browsing through the user's files on a MacBook Pro circa 2015 involves a user who's given up their password to the repair shop. Which is super bad opsec.

I mean, the times I've taken a laptop internationally I've put a little effort into scrubbing it, and even taking the laptop through TSA checkpoints I have an account that I'm happy to let people look through to demonstrate that the laptop is indeed a working device without letting them access my actual files.

And I'm not a high flyer in international business deals.

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