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Comment: Re:Expectations of privacy (Score 1) 303

by Adriax (#48748263) Attached to: FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

Silly citizen. It only took a decade of engineering work with industry help to lift the veil of privacy on those conversations. You can't seriously expect privacy when circumventing it is so easy.

If you want privacy, don't use a method of communication so easily tapped into by multi-million dollar custom hardware and and 24x7 team of highly trained agents.
I mean, you might as well be yelling it for all to hear.

Comment: Re:One word (Score 1) 232

by Adriax (#48670393) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?

Yeah, it would be clowns doing the announcing for that. "And xXx_L33T_MSTR_PWNS_UR_M0M_xXx finishes his final round of Duck Hunt with a 360 Noscope Eyes Closed Backflip, downing the last duck and sticking the landing! Now we go to the judges.... PWN, PWN, L33T, PWN, and a Tryhard. One L33T, 3 PWNs, and one Tryhard for an average score of PWN. Which is enough for xXx_L33T_MSTR_PWNS_UR_M0M_xXx to take the gold for Canada, edging ==KILLA_KLOWN_KENNY== from USA down to silver and Sven96 from France to bronze."

Comment: Re:Mobile police stations (Score 1) 218

by Adriax (#48524617) Attached to: 'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

The NYPD has more than 34,000 uniforms and 8,800 cars across 77 precincts. Shifting even 1/3rd of a precinct into a mobile base would take a wee bit more than a couple RVs and some street side parking. Then you add in increased utility bills since RVs have a fraction of the insulation and much less thermal mass inside. And RV replacement bills from broken walls and whatnot (even the external walls are thin, and not exactly easy to repair).

No, I think structural anchors, massive ballons, and fusion powered thrusters to lift a building and move it would be cheaper than making the NYPD nomads.

Comment: Re:Don't you know? (Score 1) 107

by Adriax (#48420035) Attached to: Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

$8 USB stick doesn't fix email problems.
Or record keeping/attendance.
Or video calls.

Or spur of the moment media needs for that matter. Being able to go off on a tangent to answer good questions posed by your students is an effective teaching tool. Or are you one of those that believes the cold, rigid bootcamp style of reading directly from a pre-prepared lesson plan and squashing all unexpected/unapproved curiosity is the most effective means to teach children?

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