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Comment: Depends when it's used (Score 1) 290

by jcwayne (#48858631) Attached to: Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Yes, there's a good chance that versions of this technology capable of producing detailed 3D maps will be abused without the courts stepping in. On the other hand, it seems to me there's also a perfectly legitimate use for which the simple versions described in TFS are well suited: SWAT teams checking to see if there's anyone on the other side of the door they're about to bust down (with a warrant). That use has the potential to save lives without infringing on anyones rights.

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New 'Academic Redshirt' For Engineering Undergrads at UW 147

Posted by timothy
from the you-dub-not-you're-dumb dept.
vinces99 writes "Redshirting isn't just for athletes anymore. The University of Washington and Washington State University are collaborating on an 'academic redshirt' program that will bring dozens of low-income Washington state high school graduates to the two universities to study engineering in a five-year bachelor's program. The first year will help those incoming freshmen acclimate to university-level courses and workload and prepare to major in an engineering discipline."

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