None of the ATM's I've ever used used a touchscreen for pin entry and I'm in the NE US as well. However if someone just used it you may be able to detect subtle differences in the temperature of they keys using a sensitive infrared camera accomplishing very much the same thing. My bank uses metal atm keys which would readily absorb heat.
Hes got thick coax already in place between the buildings. I would think that should do the trick for distribution unless that is owned by the cable co.
Why couldn't you get a few tuners for the channels you want to distribute - and then modulate them on analog/digital channels and run your own signal? I'm pretty sure this is what hotels/hospitals do.
I have this feeling I can't shake that everyone near where this thing lands is going to die from some unknown infection except for the babies and drunks.
How about an IR mask? You could always embed a bunch of smd ir leds into the brim of a cap, or affix some to glasses. (glasses would likely be tougher to pull off as they'd need an external power pack located elsewhere) Something like this: http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/23/diy-ir-headgear-repels-security-cameras-attracts-security/
I would LOVE to read Google's response to the request. But seriously - Apple has been playing a bit too much GOD with app rejection and I think investigations should go on about anti competitive practices.
Still - its not billions flushed down the toilet on something that the taxpayers will see NO return on (coughGMcough). At least now our DC leaders will have many more people criticizing this spending. However - the truly corrupt spending will still be well hidden. Like by how 2014 this will be a 100 mil project.
This is a SERIOUS breach of privacy. This will hit mainstream media. The fact that I can hit a google link and listen to people voice attachments, look at their photos - that's too public of a mistake. I look forward to watching this unfold.