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Submission + - Los Angeles to Stop Traffic Light Cameras

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "The LA Times reports that theLos Angeles Police Commission has voted to kill the city's controversial red-light camera program, rejecting claims that the system makes streets safer while costing the city nothing. The police department says the cameras help reduce accidents, largely by deterring drivers looking to run red lights or make illegal turns while critics of the technology question officials' accident data, saying the cameras instead cause rear-end collisions as drivers slam on their brakes and liken the cameras to Big Brother tactics designed to generate revenues. More than 180,000 motorists have received camera-issued tickets since the program started in 2004 but thecommission estimates that the program costs between $4 million and $5 million each year while bringing in only about $3.5 million annually. Members of the public who attended the meeting urged the commission to do away with the cameras, which trigger seemingly boundless frustration and anger among drivers in traffic-obsessed L.A."It's something that angers me every time I get in my car," says Hollywood resident Christina Heller. "These cameras remove our fundamental right in this country to confront our accuser. And they do not do anything to improve safety.""
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Submission + - Tenn. law bans posting images that "cause emotiona ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: "A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to "transmit or display an image" online that is likely to "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress" to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year in jail time or up to $2500 in fines."

I wonder if this would also apply to ASCII displays of gratuitous grossness? Goodbye E()o()3

Submission + - IPv6 for the NTP Pool (

ask writes: "The NTP Pool (likely used by the linux box in your basement or your server rack) now works over IPv6."

Comment Re:huh? (Score 1) 230

"My concer [sic] is that servers are not policed for accuracy."

But they are monitored and "policed". Stop spreading FUD.

In the last three months (the period where I have detailed data) we've had 4 servers off by more than a second while active in the pool. One of them (only active in the Ukraine and Europe) 4 times, the others just once.

I did the same query for "more than half a second" and got a few more servers, but still less than you can count on two hands.

    - ask

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