Updated Interview with Shawn Hogan (AKA DigitalPoint)

By The Sandman · Jun 4, 2014 ·
  1. The Sandman

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    Updated Interview with Shawn Hogan (AKA DigitalPoint)

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  2. Kyrie

    Kyrie Designer & Developer

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    I really hope this prison thing is as light-hearted as he seems about it.
     
  3. petertdavis

    petertdavis Not a Beginner

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    I think his lightheartedness is coming more from the fact that he's almost at the end of a long stressful journey than anything else.
     
  4. Nogitsune

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    Well he and everyone else have been making a joke out of it really xD So I guess it is.

    Still, good interview :) He does seem like quite a driven/talented gentleman which I do admire, despite his other less than good actions that landed criminal actions.
     
  5. Digitalpoint

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    Honestly, it's not a terrible thing really. You would have it worse off living on a military base in the barracks. The camps (where I'm designated) have no fences, no violence, no guard towers, no cells (or locking rooms even), plenty of things to do (baseball, soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, pool, ping pong, foosball, bocceball, handball, etc.)

    There's a huge garden (the size of a baseball field) which you can see on the satellite maps...

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    If you wanted to, you literally could just walk away. The BALCO guy has a pretty interesting account of his stay at the exact facility/camp where I'm going (in Taft):

    http://boingboing.net/2012/10/23/former-inmates-description-o.html

    A good part is that. But in a weird way I'm looking forward to going. If I could just go for a month or two to just have a break from life, that would be ideal to me. Of course I say that now... we'll see how I feel when I get there. :)

    It is kind of a joke... I mean here's the short version of what happened...

    OMG, you stole $32M... Indictment!
    Case passed around between 2 judges and 3 prosecutors for 7 years and they realize I actually *didn't* steal $32M because they finally figured out what happened.
    "So how about this... Plead guilty to 1 count of using a wire that crosses state lines for a total monetary gain of $0, go to camp for a few months and pay a $25k fine so it looks like we won?"

    "Fine by me, done."

    Look at it this way... my best case scenario had I not taken the plea deal was to fight it for probably another 3-4 years and sink $3-4M more into fighting it in the hope I would be found innocent. Even if you are found not guilty, you are still out a whole lot of money and time. Even at the low end of costs that had not been spent yet to prove innocent, that's $3M.

    So if you break it down to what it is at the most fundamental level... Getting paid (by not having to spend it) $600,000/month to go to camp, and you also don't have to worry about being found guilty and being hit with some crazy prison term or restitution amount.

    I'm sure there's a whole lot of people who would have taken the $3M to go to camp for 5 months even if all the other stuff wasn't a possibility.
     
  6. 49er

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    Some nice facilities there for sure, but do they have any for the older guys .. :daroldi:


    Good luck with the internment my friend ..
     
  7. Kyrie

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    Are you allowed on the internet? If not, it truly is prison.
     
  8. haqzore

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    Hopefully this is a joke.
    You don't really feel that way do you?
     
  9. Kyrie

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    It was obviously a joke, you silly. :shades:
     
  10. haqzore

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    <whew> :)
     
  11. IcEWoLF

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    Its summer and no swimming pool? FAIL!

    BTW great interview, I always enjoy reading the Interviews here at TAZ. :)
     
  12. PoetJC

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    Nice interview update.
    LOL @ this coming from someone so obviously talented in all things code:

    J.
     
  13. CMOBOSS

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    So who pays for your stay at the resort?
     
  14. Digitalpoint

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    You do if you are a US taxpayer. :)
     
  15. CMOBOSS

    CMOBOSS All About Da-Cookies.

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    Have you ever seen Monkeys picking and trading Bananas? That's Congress. Surely you can see the similarities between the two.

    Bah... Tax. :whistle:

    Enjoy your Vacation, it really does look like a resort. :tup:
     
  16. Alfa1

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    We do expect a report on the sex, drugs & rock n roll thing when you get back. I find the report by the BALCO guy a little hard to believe, but I have seen weirder things.
     
  17. Digitalpoint

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    I'm sure there are probably drugs and alcohol... But yeah, I have a hard time believing there are female prison guards as prostitutes. Hah
     
  18. The Sandman

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    They just dress up as guards.
     
  19. BirdOPrey5

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    Conjugal visits?
     
  20. David Lyon

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    Think Shawn might in for a culture shock having this idea prison is a holiday camp, be it an open one or not.

    Wait till they find out he's loaded with cash.
     
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