In an European context, vigilantes are also criminals, as the only organization which is allowed to use force is the state, which is legitimatized by the citizens.
It is easy to ignore your further points when your initial premise is instantly recognisable as utter bullshit. Use of force is not vigilantism unless it is dishing out punishment outside the law. As for the state being the only thing allowed to use force, does a club bouncer/doorman not use force from time to time to keep to defend themselves and others and to keep the peace in the club? Are you under the impression we have state-run clubs?
More detail on the UK situation if you're interested at all in the truth: http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/self_defence/
One of the more inspiring aspects of this whole situation is how well some immigrant communities have been stepping up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Hp2pOQYqk
Not that any of this has anything to do with the original post about image analysis.
Evidence suggest not.
Indeed, the hoodlums would be dead; not the innocent. The Police tend to fire on the armed. See reason for original protest.
I am curious: are the CCTV recording available to everyone?
I think not.
They think people with businesses are rich. In their town, charities burned yesterday.
The last protest was a peaceful one on Saturday night, about the entirely legitimate concern that the police shot a man dead. Bored idiots have been looting since then. The distinction is clear, and the family of the deceased man have spoken out against the looting. The distinction is equally clear in the Egyptian case.
And I don't like this government a bit, but we had a vote etc.
Am I concerned about them 'owning' me - maybe a little. But so far, they've not done evil to me.
First they were evil to the pseudonymous, and I continued to trust them with all my data because I didn't use a pseudonym....
What about Android-powered media players? Is there an Android-powered counterpart to iPod touch for sale here? There is the Archos 43, but it doesn't come with Android Market.
I've had this Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 for a few weeks now. Seems to match your description - not a phone but does wifi and app store fine thanks. Has good codec support. Ogg packs down audio really well too. There's a 5" version also. More info at http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=238
Unfortunately the app store update to get books and films is US-only at the moment.
An engineer is someone who does list processing in FORTRAN.