The old asterisk voice menu system I used to run was pretty good at shutting down telemarketers and robocallers while still letting legitimate callers through. I don't think it'd be so easy to implement on an android phone, although it really should be. Maybe that phone Canonical is working on will have more open standards, but I'm not holding my breath.
Trust me, Chuck Schumer knows exactly what he's doing. He never passes up an opportunity to restrict freedom.
These leaders that are supposed to be representing the peoples' will, seem to be so disconnected from what we the people want.
I think a larger problem is these asshats making this a lifetime career.
I know it stands a snowballs chance in hell, but we desperately need term limits to keep fresh blood more representative of the citizenry going through up there on a regular basis. These govt jobs were NOT meant to be lifetime careers.
Maybe more of a chance of governmental representatives thinking more of the rights of the people over the ever growing power of the govt to restrict the commoners' rights.
Where in the Constitution it is not ok for them to do this? After all, you are on public roads, you still can go anywhere you want. I don't see where they are violating the Constitution here.
Remember, the Constitution doesn't grant YOU rights, those are natural. The Constitution is there to GRANT the federal govt very limited, enumerated rights. Basically it is supposed to be there to grant them rights and responsibilities, and anything NOT in the constitution is not something they are supposed to be able to do. This was the foundation for a limited, and minimally intrusive form of Federal Govt., which has been bastardized over the years, and many of us would prefer to have reigned in.
The govt is not supposed to be there to track me, nor put out a blanket dragnet of surveillance to try to find any wrongdoers out there. Especially at the Federal level. Possibly more able to at the state level, but at least on state and local level, you have a bit more recourse and influence over the local politicians than at a federal level.
Not to mention, if you don't like the rules of one state you are free to move to a more like minded state. If this is done federally and nationally, you lose that freedom.
But yes, the Constitution is there to grant very LIMITED and enumerated rights, roles and responsibilities for the federal govt. If it isn't in it the constitution, it should not be a power they have.
At least, that's the way and thought behind the construction and mandate of our govt. in the beginning.
I'd be happy to use an app that didn't track me so much, but to give voluntary info on police speed trap warnings, and traffic incidents, but I don't want them keeping my travel data and tracking me in real time.
This thing looks like a privacy nightmare from the TOS.
I"ve used an older app called "Trapster" which was a bit more anonymous and allowed folks to report speed traps and traffic cameras, etc. I think it fell a bit into dis-use which makes these kind of apps useful or not, but man, I don't like all the tracking and all that Waze does and the information it collects and seems to keep. Otherwise I'd jump on board big time.
Would be nice to know where speed traps and DWI roadblocks are set up when driving.
I prefer to avoid the police while out no matter what the cause.
I'm guessing that the old thought of using high intensity infrarad LEDs to blow out the cameras doesn't work or we'd have heard more about it by now.
I don't know of laws requiring plates be readable by electronic means, otherwise they'd just have bar codes on them, no?
I'm just getting fed up with the govt. (state/feds) going overboard wight he surveillance. I mean, where in the constitution is it ok for them to do this to citizens that are NOT under investigation, nor being involved in interstate commerce?
Also, I think you're a racist old fuck. How is "rap shit" music at 1200dB any worse than your 455 also blaring at 1200dB?
Where at all in my post, did I mention the race of anyone listening to rap shit?
I think you're the racist if you start playing the race card based on a statement about loud obnoxious music being blared by someone whose race was never mentioned.
Your the exact kind of asshat the proves why new laws should be implemented to reduce the sounds vehicles make at their exhaust.
Where did you get the impression that I'd be doing what I said with my car that would be outside the bounds of current laws and noise issues?
I'm talking about restoring a car that was and would be perfectly legal, it also just happens to sound really good. It isn't like I'd be running straight pipes like one would at a race track...geez, lighten up Francis.
What I'm talking about driving is certainly less loud and obnoxious that those that drive around in cars with sound systems at full blast, constructed by those that I guess have no concept of midrange and highs, only bass..pumping out rap shit music at 1200dB and rattling peoples homes for a 4x block radius.
Lemme guess, you hate legally constructed and outfitted motorcycles too, right?
I guess you like some others consider a car as *nothing* more than transportation to get from A to B. I think that's sad. I've never owned anything but 2x seat sports cars with the exception of a great 1986 911 Turbo which "technically" had 4 seats but the rear ones wouldn't even hold groceries, so doesn't really count.
The cars I buy and drive, are basically a fun adventure to me every time I sit in it and turn the key on. Right now, I'm trying to get a good, rebuilt mid 70's or so big block engine...something hopefully before catalytic converters and mostly just mechanical and non-computerized. Something with brute force and power.
Now THAT is fun....and hell, I can afford the gas.
In either case there is no need for them to be annoying to the driver, which engine noise is to many people.
I'm guessing you don't like the sound of a nicely tuned motorcycle engine too, right?
I'm not talking over the top obnoxious, but one that you can hear readily within the block.
I mean, a silent electric motorcycle would be no fun whatsoever with no sound.
That engine, sounds GOOD. And with a little new exhaust magic, and cutting through the shaker hood so that it become functional again, it will sound AND have close to 500HP.
Sure it gets 10gal to the mile, but its fun,and I have a job where I can afford it. I miss cars with tons of torque and that sound. I don't want a silent car, what fun is that?