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Comment: Re:Why not lasers? (Score 3, Interesting) 221

Not even lasers. Hackers have been doing this with freaking LED's for long range networking.

Short of really massive weather conditions they are reliable as hell and dont require clearing all the trees out of the frenel area in front of the dish.

Comment: Re:not far enough. (Score 1) 201

by Lumpy (#49719813) Attached to: Baton Bob Receives $20,000 Settlement For Coerced Facebook Post

Plus the chances of you shooting and killing someone without going to prison or even lose your job are incredibly high.

You can Taze and Mace anyone you want at will.

You can break all traffic laws at will for any reason at all, or even no reason at all.

Being a cop means you are in the largest and best financed street gang there is.

The person who can smile when something goes wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.