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Comment: Re:I like... (Score 1) 643

by thatshortkid (#47770401) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras
"I'm absolutely convinced that a riot merely intensifies the fears of the white community while relieving the guilt. And I feel that we must always work with an effective, powerful weapon and method that brings about tangible results. But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity." -- some thug

Comment: Re:How about no sports? (Score 1) 240

by thatshortkid (#38130586) Attached to: DNA Test To Determine Kids' Sports Futures
long-form and short-form strategy, hand-eye coordination, working with other towards a common goal, thinking (quite literally) on your feet. nope, can't think of a skill a kid could be LEARNING doing team sports. also, accountability. can't be an anonymous coward with your name plastered on your back.

Comment: Re:Mr. Reality Check Here (Score 1) 740

by thatshortkid (#27237367) Attached to: Cities View Red Light Cameras As Profit Centers

(b) record the license plate tag, location, and time of motor vehicle operation, and (c) cross reference the license plate tag information with a comprehensive insurance coverage database in in order to (d) send out $500 citations via mail to potential offenders.

While it may be feasible to create the network of cameras described in (a), it is substantially difficult with current technology to implement the optical character recognition required to implement part (b).

bullshit. i have a fastrak transponder here in california for going through tolls. i ride a motorcycle, so i have to keep the transponder on my person instead of a dashboard. if the transponder fails to be detected for a toll, my plates are OCRd and matched against what's registered in my account. recently, i got vanity plates for my bike and forgot to update my fastrak account with the new details. without fail, i received a bill from the state assuming i was a scofflaw. if the OCR can pick up tiny ass motorcycle plates going 80 (sometimes at night), they can pick up car plates going 30 in the daytime.

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun