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UK Ham Radio Reg Plans To Drop 15 min Callsign Interval and Allow Encryption

ai4px Re:This sounds really good, but it isn't (104 comments)

You really lost me there..... Voice of America hasn't stopped heavy handed governments from rounding up AM radios has it? Well, maybe in N Korea. But they've already restricted ALL radios anyway, so encryption making a difference is moot.

about a week ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

ai4px Re:Maybe (263 comments)

Hammers can leave 25mm holes in people's heads... and finished carpentry projects. Even better, combine both and wall the body inside your cool project.

about a week ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

ai4px Re:Maybe (263 comments)

You assume the police would look into such incidents in a timely manner. For example: http://ktla.com/2014/04/14/inv... . The bracelet phones home right away and the police don't check on it for 3 days. Mayhem ensues. The solution is not better tracking of felons on the outside... the solution is maintain the public trust and follow the laws.... the laws which require X number of years in jail for Y crime. This really bothers me.... the public hears about some guy doing some crime and says there ought to be a law against that.... there likely is. The DA didn't prosecute and accepted a plea deal instead.... or a judge didn't follow the law when sentencing. Two cases: 1) two time sex offender in our town is living near the local hospital. He molested a girl under the age of 11 as his 2nd offense. I asked the DA (Chip Finney, Sumter SC) why he's not doing 25 to life and he said it was plead down to something like aggravated sexual assault, but hey, he's on the sex offender registry. 2)While doing guardian ad litem work 10 years ago, a judge kept giving the "mom" 2nd, 3rd, 10th chances. SC law says there has to be a permanent plan in place in 12 months of taking children from parent(s). The kids were in foster care for around 2 years and the foster parents wanted to adopt. They were military and had to leave while the judge was giving "mom" that 11th chance to fly right. So you'll pardon me if I have no faith in the policing side of a GPS bracelet for felons that would sense a gunshot.

about a week ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

ai4px Re:How about no (363 comments)

Mod parent up.... too many laws... time for a reset.

about two weeks ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

ai4px A solution for passengers? (363 comments)

I did recently see a device that plugs into the OBD-II port under the steering wheel. It apparently signals the phone when it's on the driver's side of the car and won't allow texting when moving - when the app is installed on said phone. If the phone is on the other side of the car, it's too far away to hear the inhibit signal and will work... when it's in the hands of the passenger or in a back seat. http://www.cellcontrol.com/tex... and probably a few other similar products.

The solution for NY though is to stop the drivers, not control their cell phones.

about two weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

ai4px Re:Anthropometrics (818 comments)

We could give them all a drug called, oh I dunno.... the Spice? From what I hear it makes travel over great distances tolerable.

about two weeks ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

ai4px Re:The worrisome part (233 comments)

A dead man switch will prevent the device from being recovered and used as evidence. Better to go off at an unexpected time than get me caught.

about three weeks ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

ai4px Re:The worrisome part (233 comments)

So why not program the phone to ping a web site (like the police dept) and if it can't get a ping back, set off the explosion? Failsafe!

about three weeks ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

ai4px Re:Finally! (502 comments)

You say loopholes and evade taxes. It's like you've presupposed they are doing evil. Despite what they use being called a loophole, if it's legal, don't blame them for playing by the rules. Blame the idiots who poorly crafted a law.

A certain paper company used a green energy law that said if you use alternative fuels you can get a tax credit. The paper industry has been burning black liquor since the 1930s and in 2008 figured out they could get the tax credit if they /added/ diesel fuel to their alternative fuel. Congress fixed it within a year. The company did nothing except follow the rules (which are like walking thru a minefield.)

about a month and a half ago
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FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases

ai4px Parental responsibility (47 comments)

Gasp.... kids are pressing buttons in a game. Hey Mom and Dad... supervise your kids and what they do. Problem solved. I never cease to be amazed how found money (refunded money) can bring out the worst in people.... people are willing to look like irresponsible victims for a few bucks. Dignity and selfrespect are out the window if the price is right.

about 2 months ago
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Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

ai4px Re:Having solved all other earthly problems... (181 comments)

Maybe it's a two-fer... they plan to use the immigrants to mine asteroids? What's next? Profit of course!

about 2 months ago
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Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

ai4px Does Amerika have jurisdiction? (181 comments)

Does America even have jurisdiction above 100km? WTF????

about 2 months ago
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What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

ai4px Re:Let them (286 comments)

Don't resist arrest? Don't plan on it, but that won't stop the cop from "narrating" what he wants others to believe what is happening. Case in point, cop pulls over a guy and walks up to the car knowing he's being recorded by his dashcam and has on a wireless mic. You hear the cop say "stop reaching for my gun" and see him lean in the car window. It looks like the guy has tried to take the cop's gun. The truth is that there is a 2nd cop car with a dash cam recording from an angle that allows you to see the driver's hands clearly on the steering wheel, even as the cop leans in his car to unbuckle his seat belt. The cop drags him out the car and throws him on the ground. The guy tries to break his fall and the cop starts shouting "stop resisting". This really happened... google Marcus Jeter New Jersey. The cops and the DA conspired to conceal the 2nd dashcam that showed the driver's hands /not/ reaching for the cops gun.

about 3 months ago
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What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

ai4px Re:Let them (286 comments)

The poison fruit of the poison tree. Inadmissible evidence.

about 3 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

ai4px The problem is... (688 comments)

The problem is that we are spending so much time trying to teach to the kids who don't value education we are failing those who could succeed. For example, when I kid falls behind, the school is incentivised to not fail the child. Instead they give the other children in the classroom busywork and pull one or two aside to spend extra time with them. This time is time /not/ spent advancing the smarter kids. Indeed, our ideal of giving all children the same education is simply pulling down the smarter kids. It's a shame that someone in the UK has to point it out to us.

about 4 months ago
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China Bans Government Purchases of Windows 8

ai4px Re:Linux (200 comments)

I hate to be a hater, but if you are ragging on a guy for misspelling SIGHTED, you should not misspell Genious (Genius). Not to be confused with a beer by a similar name.

about 3 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

ai4px Re:interesting.... (316 comments)

I used a surface pro for all of about 2 hours and returned it to the store. I was lined up to pay >$900 for a surface pro that didn't come with a keyboard. The touch screen in win8 isn't even smart enough to pop up an on screen keyboard when I touch a blank to type. I have to make the keyboard pop up, then move the screen around to see what I'm typing if the kb covers it up. Amazingly unintuitive. Couple this with a GUI that keeps funneling me into the puzzle pieces view... and trying to find apps that are not organized in alphabetical order..... again, amazingly unintuitive. Now they tell us it has a 3:2 aspect ratio? WhoTF is making these decisions?

about 3 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

ai4px Re:Or... (316 comments)

And most peon employee level remote access (ie blue cross blue shield) is done with Citrix, so thin clients could prevail if business would only stop to consider it.

about 3 months ago

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