...was the first thing I saw. Talk about a panic attack!
Try to think of it as a headcount.
Who wants to admit that they paid $900 for a piece of crap?
It's like caviar. It's nasty, but you overpaid - so you smile and act like it tastes good
I just had to say that out loud
You're basically saying I should pay more simply because I'm black.
But they can pass that information to those other agencies that do. "Parallel construction" is their weapon against the masses.
I have to say, this is a strange issue I have (err...had) with my rift. Many of the demos using the latest sdk make me sick (I don't think I have my IPD quite right?) Vireio makes me sick, quickly, no matter what. But the Tridef beta rift drivers are a DREAM...and there's no real IPD setting, it's weird. Suddenly, I'm VR "hardened" - though the headtracking support doesn't emulate trackir the way I wish.
My point is, it's different for everyone - for sure. But there's a lot of things to tweak, preferably on an empty stomach.
Not sure how you figure it's the *state* making money on this. Actually, it's the Prison/Industrial complex making all the money. Even with the kids.
Q: Exactly where do you think state employees/reps go to (and come from)?
A: The private sector that's gaining from these policies. They're practically one in the same.
Jobs...is that you?
I grew up with guns. But now that I'm married and have very small children who LOVE to play with stuff, there are no guns in my house. Yes, I believe they are awesome for protection, but the odds are much greater of there being an accident than an invasion. Even with the lockouts and big-brother control, I'd much rather own at least one smart-gun for home defense.
Keep the AK in the well-locked-up attic for when SHTF.
Anyway... It's hard to accept your attempt as a viable solution because of *design*, not because the problem is impossible. What you're proposing is akin to the "Guns of the Patriots" storyline, where you need permission from "the system" be able to use your gun. Something that isn't going to happen unless (pretty much) the bullets themselves refuse to fire without authentication.
Specifically for your system, disables should happen automatically on the device after a timeout. *Enables* should be deliberate (combination, or BLE wireless device present to give permission. Remote disables should at least contain the serial (see keeloq or even basic garage door opener technology.)
Don't bother trying a generic lockout for schools. A criminal, by definition, wouldn't use a legally locked weapon. This is meant to keep little johnny from accidentally shooting little suzy, but still be obtainable in an emergency.
Honestly. A safe with a really fast palmprint reader would do. No gun modification necessary. A weapon can have a battery in it that lasts for years. Paired with an on switch when held is quite enough. If you're really bothering with bluetooth, your gun can tell you when it's battery is low anyway.
I can't help but think "NTFS fhtagn!"
So.....why not keep the red tape? If you wanna put out your own generic, then pay for your own health/safety trials, etc. Maybe make some of those fees payable to the original inventor if it is a "repeat" trial. That provides the original makers a first-to-market advantage, and no need for patents.