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Comment: Why government cameras? (Score 1) 691

Prepayment seems like the obvious solution here, but besides that, I'm curious as to why the government got involved in this in the first place. Is there a law against private cameras?
We have gas station cameras here in Canada but they are run by the stations themselves, as it is in their best interests to have a record in case of gas-n-dash types.
If the Brits were using private cameras, then this mission creep would not be an issue. I would worry that all sorts of government agencies would want to pile on, and before long, you won't be able to buy gas if you have an overdue library book. (Maybe that's already been done.)

I'm a pool hall ace.

Comment: Re:What about languages? (Score 0) 289

by The name is Dave. Ja (#37850818) Attached to: Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

Thank you for your response. You appear to be a driven individual and you are welcome to be proud of your achievements. You are also welcome to foster these attitudes in your children. It's a bit of a stretch to apply your libertarian ideals to all employers, though. Who's going to mop the floors? How much will a Big Mac cost if we have to pay Harvard MBA salaries to everyone? Maybe not the best examples, but you get the idea. Or did you only mean "your" employer? Or IT employers? Help me out here, Mr A/C - your employment model intrigues me.

Comment: Re:What about languages? (Score 2) 289

by The name is Dave. Ja (#37848496) Attached to: Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

"Employers should only hire the truly educated and those are only from the major Universities"

What a pompous ass thing to say. If/when you get out of mom's basement and into the real world, you may see that many jobs/careers are perfectly suited for trade school graduates. Like maybe, umm, trades? Technicians? It doesn't take a rocket scientist .. etc.

Comment: Re:Answering less than a bunch... (Score 1) 256

by The name is Dave. Ja (#35611262) Attached to: I estimate my radiation dose for my day as ...

I researched the topic thoroughly by reading the first "bunch" of comments; I though they were referring specifically to Japanese bananas.
Japan, as we all know, has a rich history of banana cultivation. Unfortunately, the future is threatened by the current situation.

On a more serious note, thanks - I didn't know that.

Comment: Re:Answering less than a bunch... (Score 5, Funny) 256

by The name is Dave. Ja (#35610662) Attached to: I estimate my radiation dose for my day as ...

But do you eat the entire banana? I would imagine that most of the radiation lodges in the peel, a protective coating specially designed to absorb radiation and keep it away from the edible banana core. So the true danger here is for clowns, street mimes and their ilk, who are more likely to come into close contact with the dangerous radioactive peel.
Contrite, to say the least.

Administration: An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. -- Ambrose Bierce