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Comment: Re:Not pointless... (Score 1) 432

by Skapare (#49773455) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker
in a city i used to live i photographed dozens of cars making illegal left turns at an intersection where lefties were not allowed (according to a sign with a slash over a lefty pointer). they were taken at an angle clearly showing readable license plates and that they were doing a lefty. i offered the photos to the police but they said they needed the evidence of who was doing the driving because the law applied to the driver, not the car. i guess i need to introduce them to the D.C. police to get them to be more creative about applying laws and go arrest some car owners.

Comment: Re:Receivers that transmit (Score 2) 36

by Skapare (#49724269) Attached to: Using Satellites To Monitor Bridge Safety
GPS receivers determine the position then a separate transmitter sends that position for data collection. this got called a "receiver" instead of a "monitoring device" because "GPS receivers" is a familiar term to non-techies. it's like the "DC transformers" that provide lower voltage to laptops.

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