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Comment Re:Beagle anonymous scars (Score 1) 398

That would be OK for me, I make long drives, but only infrequently. My car (for instance) has been in the garage for 12 days in a row until yesterday, when I drove it 2 miles. In a few weeks I will drive 800 miles in a day, and then 5-6 days later I will return. A 1000 mile battery would work fantastically for me excepting a few very infrequent long road trips.

Comment Re:"quality of finish" does anybody really care? (Score 1) 143

They are often not the absolute latest and greatest, but they tend to be close, and they do often cost a bit more than a non-ruggedized phone, but they are sub-$1000 and run fairly current versions of Android. Google for IP67 or IP68 Android. Some of them also include things like programmable 2-way radios and so forth.

Comment Re: Police state San Jose (Score 1) 258

I don't completely disagree, however it has to be noted that if deep knowledge of all pubic actions were ubiquitously knowable and uniformly available such misunderstandings should ideally be brief and their resolution should be as widely disseminated as any information prior to their resolution.

I know this is idealistic and probably unworkable, but all the other solutions are not absolutely possible either. As a sort of thought experiment I'm not sure such a world would be bad. Knowing what everyone is up to would seem to be likely to encourage us (as we ask for tolerance of our own quirks) to tolerate the less destructive quirks in others.

The biggest issue with the current state of things seems to me to be the massive imbalance of data collected and data available. As someone else pointed out, sit in front of any influential persons house and take copious notes 24/7 and see what happens. They are unlikely to bring you cookies.

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