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Comment: ...like dash cams. (Score 1) 455

by Joce640k (#47815051) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

How to let officers pee without also letting them turn off cameras at every "inconvenient" time presents a challenge...

Why? They have no problem nudie-scanning the public at airports and calling their buddies over and having the chick pass through the machine a few more times if she's really hot.

They could have a button that turns it off for five minutes.

It could reactivate instantly if they start running, fighting, draw a weapon, etc.

Comment: Police have legal immunity (Score 1) 455

by Joce640k (#47815007) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Hopefully the cameras won't point straight downwards.towards policeman's feet.

What's needed is a law that says that whenever the camera is switched off the cop is regarded as "off duty" and therefore regarded as a normal citizen with no special privileges.

When they switch it off a little flap appears with the words "Off duty" on it (so everybody can see it) and the time spent off duty is deducted from their paycheck at the end of the month.

Comment: Re:They made the blocks into wheels (Score 1) 202

by Joce640k (#47763805) Attached to: How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

The key failing of the cradle and the (actually extremely similar) pole theory is that it does not explain how they moved the far larger slabs that were not square blocks.

So they could only move 90% of the stones that way...

Yeah I guess that _does_ definitively prove they could never have used them for anything at all. Not.

Comment: Re:Corroborating Hieroglyphics? (Score 1) 202

by Joce640k (#47763693) Attached to: How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

Anyone that actually lived in the middle east knows that sand is everywhere. They simply stacked the blocks while building up a sand pile around it, then eventually dug the sand away again

I think you massively underestimate the amount of sand needed to make a ramp up to something that tall.

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.

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