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Comment: Re:Can't turn them off? (Score 1) 152

by Joce640k (#46949959) Attached to: London Police To Wear Video Cameras In Pilot Project

How much battery do you really need though? Give an iPhone 20x the batteries and I bet you could record an officer's entire shift while also live-streaming the video to headquarters over the cellular network for backup, all in a package lighter than their pistol.

Yeah, that'll work. I can imagine the boys in a data center having a chuckle every time the hot policewomen goes to the toilet.

I think they should have every right to turn off their cameras, nobody should be constantly recorded.

OTOH they should expect a full investigation if they do it when they're in action or interacting with the public.

Comment: Re:Can't turn them off? (Score 1) 152

by Joce640k (#46949841) Attached to: London Police To Wear Video Cameras In Pilot Project

No, I think the issue is "if only such obvious solutions were actually *implemented*", which is something we'll have to force down their throats, because they certainly aren't going to volunteer to give up their ability to be huge bullies.

I'm pretty sure the "huge bullies" in the police force are in the minority (certainly less than half).

This could help weed them out if implemented.

Comment: Re:Can't turn them off? (Score 1) 152

by Joce640k (#46947483) Attached to: London Police To Wear Video Cameras In Pilot Project

That depends on how easy it is to turn them on.

It doesn't have to be a fiddly little switch, it can be a great big button. Officers who use it every day will soon get used to hitting it whenever they go into action.

You could even automate it - turn them on if there's a loud sound, use an accelerometer to detect when and officer starts running/fighting, etc.

Obviously the "off" switch is a fiddly little button...

Comment: Re:Oh goody (Score 1) 264

by Joce640k (#46907079) Attached to: SanDisk Announces 4TB SSD, Plans For 8TB Next Year

Now you can pay $4000 for a drive that won't last 2 years! Yeah.. sign me up.

With capacity like this they could put in a RAID0 option which halves the capacity but increases the reliability by orders of magnitude. If corruption is detected you can grab the shadow copy, remap it somewhere else, mark the block as bad. The chances of two blocks failing at the exact same time is insignificant.

Comment: Re:Old tech: xerox machine (Score 1) 245

by Joce640k (#46876635) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?

Periodic copying, on a copier/xerox, of the contents of your wallet works well. Make sure you copy both sides of credit cards and such, as they have numbers to call for cancellation or replacement. You could even simply scan the contents, then encrypt and store it somewhere.

What is this "copier/xerox/scanner" you speak of? Are you also going to telefax the copy you made to the secure location?

The correct method is to place the document on a wooden table and photograph it with your cellphone.

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