Jill Trumbull-Harris, Story Teller

“Oh what a wicked web we weave

When first we practice to deceive”

“But then when we have practiced quite a while

how vastly we improve our style”.

“Success at trials can be child’s play

when willing to lie to win the day.”

When Little Jill and her Professor wrote the book on Mock Trials, even though she was not yet a lawyer, the authors were very careful to describe the need to be ethical while developing the story to be told at trial. There was not even a hint that a Lawyer or Law Student should ever tamper with witnesses or evidence or suborn perjury. Their method allows for being selective in the evidence and witnesses presented in support of the story, but officially frowns on truly unethical acts.

In some cases it’s really not necessary to alter the story of a person who wants to be the hero in saving the community from some dastardly villain. Once the hero learns the most important facts (which can be transmitted by a skillful interviewer who is guiding the questioning with smiles and frowns), a smart hero will pick up on the story he is supposed to tell and adapt his story accordingly so he can remain the hero.

Our Technician who discovered the kiddie porn on the computer didn’t need much guidance to develop a story compatible with the story Little Jill was trying to develop. Initially he kept on trying to tell his version of the truth at the suppression of evidence hearing but did manage to get most of his “facts” in line with the story by trial.

The biggest flaw was that he was testifying way beyond his scope of expertise. Mr Aloyo described himself as an A+ certified entry-level technician who works in a position to diagnoses and repairs computers. In no way does this qualify him to testify on the nature, appearance or cause of popup windows and browsers. Yet he said that the porn was on a browser and not a popup. Aloyo has no proven or even self proclaimed expertise in scripting for the Internet so could not make that determination. He assumed, as an armature might, that a popup is one of those miserable advertising boxes which can only be closed by clicking on the “X” in the box on the upper right. In fact the javascript code to open a whole new window involves changing the word “no” to “yes” seven times which is certainly no great programming feat. So the same code that creates advertising popups also can be used to create spawned porn browsers.

The code for a pornloader can be found here. It is not the best, it is not the worse, it is simply one that works and proves that full fledged browser can be made to pop-up all over the place. There are no porn pictures of any type used in this demonstration. It is completely safe (although annoying) and will also prove that pop-up pages do register in index.dat files and that images will be stored in cache image folders whether you requested the images or not. When browser pages load in the index.dat file you can’t tell for the most part whether it was a spawned browser, someone clicked a link or someone typed in a URL. (For this demonstration to work, the popup blocker must be turned off.)

I don’t believe Little Jill asked Aloyo to lie, I believe it just came easy for him with a little guidance from Jill.

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