The cameras are not in the cars, they are roadside cameras like the red-light and speed cameras we already have. They are just adding a face/body detection algorithm to it.
Part of the problem with Cyanogenmod is that very late (recent) versions of Android are available for phones which can barely run them. I have an OG Motorola Droid A855 (the very first Android phone) and you can get Android 4.4.2 for it! I tried it and it runs so horribly slow that it takes about 30 seconds to respond to each button press. I backed down to CM 10.1 and it is MUCH more responsive. It still gets stupid and slow as in everyone else's experience, but it will run acceptably for a few days before it needs another reboot.
I think that's at least part of the problem, people are expecting old hardware to run the latest and greatest OS without a hitch. It'd be like trying to run Win7 on a 486. You might be able to do it but it would be a horrendous experience.
Not trying to be cute. Nor am I an aging technophobe, but what I said is very true, most new technologies are created with the purest and best intentions, but quickly or occasionally over time, people think of ways to pervert them and use them for their own gain rather than the good for which they were intended.
I'm definitely not looking backward nor pining for the past. Your assumption about me is 100% wrong. However, in 50+ years on the planet I have seen many things heralded as great inventions which devolve into negative things. Television, your first great example, was supposed to be used for educational purposes. Look at it now, idiotic reality shows, moronic sitcoms, mostly garbage and pap intended to keep the drooling masses mesmerized so they don't notice how the rest of the world is turning to shit.
Same thing with a lot of your other examples. The Internet? Also meant for educational and research purposes. Now we have Youtube. Rocketry? Meant for entertainment (fireworks). Then it became a weapon. Same with airplanes, they were meant to deliver people and mail, but now they drop bombs. I could go on but you get my point, I hope.
I have hopes that some things may get better eventually, some have. Most have not.
I can assure you that I am not ready for the Legion quite yet, thank you. Not everything is more awful than it was, and if you think that attitude is poison, then what you do suggest is the right one as you see things going down the toilet? Obstinate complacency and a laissez-faire attitude is the poison. If you ignore the problems, things left to themselves just get worse. Hence we have the current state of affairs we find ourselves in today. Thank you for that.
Oh, and some day you'll be walking with a cane and shitting yourself in public. Until then, get the fuck off my lawn, whippersnapper.
Exactly. By having the dogs already IN the cars, there will be no waiting.
Thus, any use of the dog will be allowed or protected and the "search" charade will continue as-is, just without the wait for them to deliver a dog to the scene.
Maybe they are just getting tired of endless upgrade-treadmill running for nearly zero gain in benefits or features. Technology is still interesting, but as we get older we see the "dark side" of technological improvements, including a whole new world of ways corps can fuck people over.
Actually, this sort of happened with NetFlix too. The older WDTV Live Plus box I have has a NetFlix app in it, but they changed their "standards" and the older app doesn't recognize family member segmentation. The newer NetFlix apps ask who is watching so it can keep stats and faves for each family member, the older app did not support this. If I use the older app, anything I watch will affect the tracking for other users in my family. Fortunately, the problem is just an annoyance at worst, since after the "upgrade" it still will play videos. This is good, they didn't completely break compatibility so that the older apps will at least still play, but without the new "tracking" feature(s).
No, all they will need to do is buy a shitload of dogs and make sure each patrol car is equipped with one. You know, just in case a bullshit PROP is needed to make an arrest seem legit.
I think you mean NCIC.
The NCIS Database is just full of old people who are still surprised by the plot-lines which are exactly the same for each episode.
Wouldn't you rather play a nice game of chess?
Hey I can't wait for the giant "McAfee certified" stickers on the sides of planes. Watch out for the "My Clean 747" ones though...
Since the QWERTY layout was designed to SLOW down typists of the day, so the mechanical typewriters of the day wouldn't get their keys stuck or jammed together from typing too fast before the previous letter's hammer fell back.
Ones that block all frequencies exist and are called "Barrage Jammers", but they are too wasteful of power and inefficient to cover the entire spectrum very far, and only are used when the threat is unknown or other methods fail, and are usually used in mobile rigs, not from drones. The standard ECM pods used in planes and drones are "Adaptive Jammers", that analyze the threat frequency and signature and then only emit the necessary RF with sufficient bandwidth to neutralize the threat of interest.
There are already "Public" portions of the spectrum available to you, the CB band at 27 MHz, the Garage Door Opener/Junk band at 333 MHz, the ISM band at 900 MHz, the WiFi band at 2.4 GHz, etc.
And, technically any part of the spectrum not reserved or designated for a particular service isn't owned by the "public", it's owned by the Government (DoD) by default.
Oh! Hi, all you other frogs in here.
Is this water getting warmer?
The local Tower Records had a copy on sale there too. Back when they were around, that is...