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Glad you liked the Windows portion of that example. I was grinning when I wrote it. As for the bug - my understanding from the show was that it was not set up to transmit anything. It was designed only to listen and record, not transmit. Effectively, a passive bug. I'm aware that the technology exists to pull power from available sources without actually connecting but as for real world application, the technology appears to be still in its infancy. There still is a proximity requirement - so even if that's the technology that was referenced with the bug, the terrorist group would have had to ensure that the proximity requirement was met. Possible - but still really far fetched. I admit my ignorance about bugs in general however, so am open to any sources you can provide. I've done my own rudimentary search for details on this, concentrating especially on passive listening RF devices - but haven't been able to come up with anything remotely similar to what we saw in the episode. As for the security card, my statement stands. I've done enough work with such systems to know that most security cards are quite dumb, and only act to verify their owner. They can be wiped, or even mimicked. Yes it's possible to put a microprocessor in them but that assumes that the other end of the equation - the system on which it is to be used - is set up to accept coded commands that go beyond the yes/no question of identification. Again, possible but HUGELY far fetched.

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Yes but McGee has Star Wars wallpaper - which replaced his Tron wallpaper. That's some solid mature agent material right there.

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I enjoyed this episode, mostly because of the Haley and Andy hospital scene. It's so clear that they're on the same page, especially with their shared sense of humor. It wasn't until a while after I watched it that the question occurred: where the heck was Alex?

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Ohh. Right. Thank you - that makes better sense now. Especially given what Shavers kept asking him "who helped you?"

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His overwhelming concern was on being outed. I think those killings were meant to shut people up. Primarily those who were killed. He broke their fingers afterward to send a message to anyone else who had thoughts of outing him.

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NCIS Round Table: Gibbs the Geek

Ideally, why would any of them have to change who they are in order to be with someone on a permanent basis? (Except for Tony's flirting - which we've already seen is gone. Remember when McGee first guessed that Tony was in a firm relationship, when that girl in the truck tried to flirt with Tony but got shot down?) I can't see Gibbs ever giving up his carpentry for anyone. Likewise Abby with her nuns. Ducky's personal life appears to be non-existent, so what would he be giving up?

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Trying to give the benefit of the doubt. Probably a useless exercise but...

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Hey everyone. This episode's NCIS Round Table is up. http://www.tvfanatic.com/2015/...

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The tragic thing about Choo Choo's death is that we just barely got a glimpse of who he really was before he kicked the bucket. Most telling was what he told the girl - about how he would have viewed someone like him, back before the IED got him. That tells me that he was likely an intelligent man with all of his faculties, and that the explosion was what messed him up. I'm not entirely sure he was as low in IQ as his companions treated him - it's just that he had to speak much slower in order to get his point across. I have to marvel at Duke Davis Roberts, who played the character so very well.

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I think we saw the Tony DiNardo persona back in Season 5. But we've never seen the Leland Spears deal.