ANPR has several problems - you need cameras on every street corner, it lets the government know everywhere you go, people can put false plates on their cars, etc.
(No, the government probably won't see any of those as a problem, but their opposition will...)
A GPS system could just measure distance traveled, not locations or any other data. The car could refuse to work if it doesn't receive a GPS signal that makes sense. If it's in a tamper-proof box then hacking it could be difficult enough that most people wouldn't bother.
So you don't trust plate readers, as the government can track you, but you believe that a GPS system will be used to ONLY measure "distance traveled, not locations or other data."
Do you have any basic understanding on how GPS type systems work?
A whole light cycle, really? >.>
That's right, you can be in the back seat, asleep, and you can be ticketed for DUI or whatever else they decide to stick you with. When our distracted driving law came in about 18 months ago, they specifically highlighted that pulling over to the side of the road and parking was NOT sufficient.
The funny part was when someone mentioned that the cops had put up, not 6 months before, signs saying that if you see a drunk driver, you should call them and trail them while the 911 operator coordinates a cop to nab the drunk. So they specifically made an exception for calling to report a drunk driver on a non-handsfree phone.... So I guess being distracted while following a drunk is for the greater good, or something....
Hyperbole, look up the definition.
You sound like my boss. Full disclosure, I work at the largest independent publisher in Canada (if you cook in Canada, you probably have one of our titles)- and we went with Kobo exclusively for our ePubs. As a six million dollar paper publisher we sold...
I've also noticed that when I travel, or talk to people about ePubs, eBooks, etc, I see iPhones/iPads (quite possibly running iBooks, Kindle App, or Kobo apps), Kindles, Nooks, etc.... I have seen exactly ONE Kobo actually owned by an end-user. I know that anecdotes are not data, but....
DST is moronic, and gives absolutely no benefit except for a very narrow band of locations and a very few people whose schedules happen to match the changes. But the rest of us get to come along for the stupid pretend time changes. In an earlier post in this thread, someone mentioned that DST doubles* the time that many of us spend driving directly into the setting/rising sun, and I know that is my #1 problem with the stupid time dance every year.
The local telcos and cable providers will gladly service us for about $50/month, after we spend $60,000-$80,000 to trench to the area (after which everyone else* in the neighbourhood will get to piggyback). Oddly enough, we're not jumping at this...
I was appalled to realize that you could be scheduled for 33 days in a row as a helicopter pilot, after which the regs stated that you are required to give 4 days off. Not counting travel time- often pilots are at least a day's travel out from home/civilization, which would eat up 2 of those 4 days off. My sister used to be required to work 24h shifts with astonishing regularity, and as far as I know that is still the norm.