It's called signal preemption. Opticom is IR-based, and in fairly common use. There are several other systems available for signal preemption, including:
- --GPS-equipped vehicles communicate with a control center, which does the preemption,
- --audio-based, which react (hopefully) to a siren,
There may be others, but these are the ones I'm familiar with.
Article four, clause 1 includes the text:
the right of a citizen of one State to pass through, or to reside in any other State, for purposes of trade, agriculture, professional pursuits, or otherwise;
This is the basis for the conclusion that we have a specifically protected right to travel.
The trouble is, that this is just a nuisance fee. I can pay $20 out-of-pocket to make a bogus "piracy claim" go away. I'm sure, though, that they'll include contractual language asserting my guilt, even though I've never downloaded from The Pirate Bay or its ilk. Once they've confirmed that I'm willing to pay, how many times will they come back? The article mentioned settling accounts exceeding $300 for multiple "infringements."
Also, how are they going to convince my ISP, with whom I have both an ongoing relationship and competitive alternatives, to do this?
They didn't really live on the ice. It was just a temporary place to use while hunting. While the Inupiat and Yupik (as well as other Inuit people) obtained (and many still do) most of their calories from hunting, they still gathered and preserved tubers, lichen, seaweed and berries. I don't think any Inuit cultivated crops, but some did practice animal husbandry.
When will the bike riders pay their fair share of the road?
Probably when they actually cause wear and tear on the roads. I can assure you that when an engineer does the pavement design for a road, bicycles don't enter into the design life calculations.
Interestingly, my father-in-law, an orthodox sephardic rabbi, insists that there is no contradiction. (I love this guy. I've never met anybody, except my wife, more capable of mental flexibility while maintaining his dogma.) He asserts (very briefly) that the timeline before the seventh "day" is God's, while the timeline thereafter is ours. He also asserts that our understanding of the universe is incomplete, and we *need* science to improve our understanding, and that accepting scientific knowledge about our world and universe will lead to a better understanding of God. (Or, our scientific tools are another of His ways to help us understand the Universe more completely.)
Please note that this is a two-sentence distillation of 20 years' intermittent discussion between him and me; much is lost in my delivery.
Which is all that was needed to make it interesting to teenage boys as well.
I live outside Fairbanks, AK. In the outdoor section of the local paper late last fall, was an unconfirmed mention that "a friend" of the editor was using a fixed-wing drone and FPV setup to locate moose. I don't recall any mention of success.
I had a hard time finding a translation "walgvogel" other than as dodo, so I'll put it here for others. From An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language I discovered that:
Walgvogel in Dutch means "nauseous bird;" it seems that the sailors killed them so easily that they were surfeited of them.
I also discovered that both dodo and booby (the bird) are probably portuguese words.
They certainly can't say you're not allowed to have a data-capable phone which doesn't have a data plan.
Is that right? I thought that their networks are sufficiently under their control to allow them to exclude whomever (and whatever) they want. Am I wrong?
Perhaps a carrier like T-Mobile ignores out-of-defined-use of smartphones, but do other carriers?