BTW, this is why a clock is divided into 60 seconds and minutes, because 60 can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, and 30. If you are having to chop something up into smaller pieces, it really helps to use a numerical base other than 10 for that division. For a quick & dirty system, base 12 really is very useful, hence why things are often sold by the dozen for the same reason.
You do know you are making an absolute guess now right? There are no sumerian documents hinting that they used the 360 degree system for geometry and time measurement because it made for easy division.
If the technology is out there to do this safely and securely, how could it possibly be a bad thing. These being used at major gatherings - Olympics, Superbowl, World Cup - all round the world these should be able to be used given the current state of the world we live in.
Its also been proven perfectly safe to be frisked. So I support having a TSA frisking agent at every street corner.
Its also safe to be interrogated. So I support having a TSA interrogator in every public place that goes around and interrogate people at will.
It is safe to have a government GPS tracker installed under your skin, so I support that too.
The ten thousand dollar question: If I'm willing to sacrifice liberty for security, what do I deserve?
When and if the local meth-head burglar shows up to rob your house he will probably not even notice the fancy security system before he rips the computer running it all out of the wall socket and carries it out to his getaway vehicle.
If geeky satisfaction is not your goal but rather real security, then follow the advice that many people here have already pointed out:
1. Get a gun.
2. Put up signs warning that you have a gun and am familiar with its point and click mode of operation.
If you want BOTH geeky satisfaction and real security you could hook your face scanning computer up TO your guns, so it automatically shoots everyone it deems villainous. But don't come crying here if your system pops your mom when she comes to do your laundry, if that happens you can only blame your own poor face-scanning-programming skills, not advice you got on the slashdot!
The bill will now go back to the House of Lords, where it originated, for a final formal approval.
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