I'm out. It was fun.
Oh, and to "I kan reed" it was me that modded you flaimbait today.
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I will be traveling to a remote Himalayan village for year and won't have access to the internet. What offline resources would you all recommend to help me continue to develop my coding skills?
How about a book and a laptop? But why not use the time to learn about a higher meaning to life itself?
to your (MC) config file. Here is some info on how to pass the user/pass. But of course you're not using Sendmail...
Why do you think we don't want that?
Dunno, but who'd be in charge of watching all of that video, to check for illegal activity/wrong doing? (I think it'd require a bunch of lawyers because normal people are not trained in practices of law, and wouldn't know when something illegal happened) Then who pays them for their services? This camera idea, although a good idea in theory, is a slippery slope in practice. You'd have to double the current number of police employees in order to be able to sift through the data that the first half creates.
There are corrupt police officers, no doubt. But a camera isn't going to make them act in the way that we want them to.
Keep the videos for 180 days or a year and delete unless they're part of a court order to keep.
I think that if they kept these videos for a year, that would be enough. Unless, like you say, there's a court order of some kind.
Only release to the public (including press) via court order. If citizens want to record the police, they're (usually) free to do so with their own equipment and on their own time.
That's just it, this is their (The People's) equipment. The People buy the cameras, pay the cops, and should have access to any/all of the data generated. If there is some reason to have public outcry due to something revealed by the videos, then, if you ask me, the system is working fine. Why not have a Youtube channel devoted to publishing all of it? Hell of a thing to do with your time. If you want to sit around spending hours of your life uploading and/or watching Youtube videos that cops took, go ahead. But, I can't think of a better way to have oversight of the police dept.
The technology-enabled all-seeing-eye should be (owned by) that of The People, not some single person in some place of power. After all, The People are the ones paying for the whole thing to take place, being that it's for their own protection.
You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.