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Comment Re:Will the cameras work? (Score 1) 643 643

Why not add data retention and verification to the funding requirements, to ensure requested footage will be available. An automated system could also scan the footage for blackouts and flag it for review, if the stream is scanned live you can recall officers to get a replacement camera mid shift.

Submission + - Man arrested, strip-searched after photographing NYPD wins $125,000->

mpicpp writes: Settlement comes weeks after a bystander's video captured NYPD chokehold arrest.

A New York man who claimed police arrested and strip-searched him after he photographed a stop-and-frisk of three African-American youths has settled his civil rights suit with the New York Police Department for $125,000.

The settlement, first reported Monday by the Daily News, comes weeks after the NYPD reminded its officers that it was legal to peacefully record police activity. That department-wide memo followed the videotaped NYPD arrest of a man who died after being subdued by a chokehold last month.
The NYPD settled with a man named Dick George, who alleged that while he was sitting in his parked car in Flatbush in 2012, he saw two NYPD officers get out of an unmarked car and perform what is known as a stop-and-frisk of three youths. George said he captured the search on his mobile phone. He claimed he went up to the youths and told them next time that happens to make sure they get the officers' badge numbers.

He said the two officers overheard his comments, followed him briefly in his vehicle and then arrested him for disorderly conduct—and strip-searched him at the station.

After being held for about an hour, he was released. He said he injured a knee during his arrest, and the cops erased his photographs from his mobile phone.

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Comment Re:More info? (Score 1) 131 131

Do you like boats? Depending on your budget you may be able to learn at sea. Two of the three cruises I have found have already happened, since they number them it suggest that they might do them again if there is enough interest.

Comment Re:Hardware manufacturers need to design it in. (Score 1) 374 374

I have a somewhat bulky idea on how to increase the difficulty of taking the hardware. Basically a retractable cable attached to the belt and the phone. If the cable is long enough you do not need to remove it to use the phone.

Comment Re:Oracle Java UPDATER is the reason for this (Score 1) 102 102

If you start the offline installer and don't respond to any of the prompts you should be able to find a directory containg an installer in msi format in c:\users\$username\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java.

After you copy the referenced directory somewhere you can cancel the installer. Now that you have a msi file you can use Group Policy, or psexec, or something else to deliver your java update.

An added bonus is that I also do not seem to have the Java updater installed.

Comment Re:Card to Card payments (Score 1) 260 260

Perhaps if Mastercard and Visa hadn't allowed PaypaI to usurp what they could very well have done themselves, long ago, they wouldn't be in this situation. I've always wanted the ability to painlessly send someone money, directly, and it's idiotic that paypaI (and other 3rd party wallet services) are the only way to do it. Completely redundant.

Have you heard of popmoney? They have a tab inside my online banking page.

Comment Re:Are yellows in Denver really short? (Score 1) 433 433

I think the answer to your question lies on pages 36 and 38 of the Ohio Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws Handbook, It also seems to agree with AdrianKemp.

Left Turn
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left Is required to yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction. Prior to engaging a left-hand turn, the driver must wait for oncoming traffic to clear the intersection. One may advance into the intersection as a prelude to turning, provided that no other traffic control devices prohibit this action.

A driver must stop Before entering an intersection if there is not sufficient space on other side to accommodate the vehicle. The law applies whether or not a traffic signal gives the driver a right to proceed.


+Pool Would Let New Yorkers Go River Swimming 133 133

cylonlover writes "Three young entrepreneurs have proposed a way of getting New Yorkers into the Hudson, East and/or Bronx Rivers. It's called the +Pool (Plus Pool) — a public swimming pool that would float in the river, allowing people to swim in filtered river water. River water would flow into the pool through permeable walls, which would be composed of three layers filtering out the river nasties."

Comment Re:Uh, unless you're a programmer... (Score 1) 766 766

To quote portions of the Slackware 8.1 change log

Thu Feb 10 21:19:38 UTC 2011
patches/packages/sudo-1.7.4p6-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz: Upgraded.
Fix Runas group password checking.
For more information, see the included CHANGES and NEWS files, and:
(* Security fix *)

Tue Jun 18 10:47:47 PDT 2002
Slackware 8.1-stable is released! :-)

Fri Sep 21 15:01:21 PDT 2001
Started new -current directory. For now, this will be used to hold upgrades to
Slackware 8.0, starting with KDE-2.2.1. I used the long package name format
that's been used in the Slackware ports (name-version-arch-build.tgz) and
which will be the default format in slackware-next.

Have fun!

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