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Comment: Re:It's a small, good start. (Score 3, Insightful) 598

by Tokolosh (#47769337) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

My garbage is collected by a private company, not the government. And I have alternatives if they do not perform to my satisfaction. So no cameras for them. But if my local government wants to get into the garbage business, they wear cameras, sorry.

No time delay, no court. No exceptions - I'm looking at you, Mr. President, congressman, justice, TSA and NSA. And any tampering is evidence of malfeasance.

Comment: Re:Where? (Score 0) 232

by Tokolosh (#47668487) Attached to: Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

Read Three Felonies a Day (, then apply this type of technology.

The problem is not so much with facial recognition, it is that basically everything is, or can be construed as criminal. Up to now it has not been practical to catch everyone for everything, but the time is approaching. It used to be that DNA testing was only used for the most egregious murders and rapes, but now teenagers are given criminal records of their saliva is found on a beer can. Fooling with a flag on a New York bridge is no longer a source of amusement, it is a now considered a national catastrophe which justifies the cameras that follow us everywhere.

In addition, the consequences and punishments are so badly out of line with the "crime", that we have become a self-censoring, robotic nation.

Comment: Re:Outsourcing. (Score 1) 35

by Tokolosh (#47637649) Attached to: E-Visits To the Doctor To Top 75 Million In the US, Canada This Year

I support this. In my experience US primary care doctors are not very good. They rely too much on technology, lab tests, imaging, drugs and specialists, instead of using their skills for proper diagnosis. OTOH, non-American and non-European doctors are more self-sufficient.

Also, many doctors, nurses and pharmacists in the US are hopelessly overqualified for what they do, leading to additional costs.

Comment: Re:Asus RT series (Score 1) 427

by Tokolosh (#47633745) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

Support you on this, except I think Shibby's Tomato firmware is the best.

I've had a number of WRT-54G's, some struck by lightning, some still working. They are great, but can no longer handle the 60 MB/s download I get from my ISP, and the gigabit connections all devices have.

Please avoid any brands that have the NSA/DHS taint, which is pretty much any US company.

Can't open /usr/fortunes. Lid stuck on cookie jar.