Wednesday, August 21, 2013

When the news doesn't add up...


Here's something that happens often to me…  I'm reading a news story, and everything seems to match and then I trip up on a contradiction that renders everything very suspect.  Here's today's…

This story (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/20/nsa-snowden-files-drives-destroyed-london) has the following headline:
"NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files"

They also have this picture:



Now, you'd expect to see some destroyed hard drives given the headline…  There's no hard drives in this picture.  

The picture's caption mentions "The remains of a computer".  Count the motherboards.  There's three… and a graphics card (they don't store files either).  Now, the motherboards don't match the MacBook computer on the right, which also has it's logo lit up - meaning that's at least functioning with a battery and motherboard.

So there's at least four identifiable computers (or parts thereof) in this image and absolutely no sign of a hard drive, either mechanical or solid state.

What gives?