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Submission + - SF-fire-chief-bans-helmet-cameras BUT WHY? (sfgate.com)

niftymitch writes: San Francisco's fire chief has explicitly banned firefighters from using helmet-mounted video cameras, after images from a battalion chief's Asiana Airlines crash recording became public and led to questions about first responders' actions leading up to a fire rig running over a survivor.

Submission + - UK gov destroyed Snowden drives .. (theguardian.com)

An anonymous reader writes: 'The mood toughened just over a month ago, when I received a phone call from the centre of government telling me: "You've had your fun. Now we want the stuff back."`

'one of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian's long history occurred – with two GCHQ security experts overseeing the destruction of hard drives in the Guardian's basement just to make sure there was nothing in the mangled bits of metal which could possibly be of any interest to passing Chinese agents. "We can call off the black helicopters," joked one as we swept up the remains of a MacBook Pro.`

Comment Acme! (Score 1) 102

I believe the Acme mail order company shipped a similar set of springs to Wile E. Coyote back in the late 60s or early 70s for prior art. Coyote put them on his feet to try and catch Road Runner, but they didn't work. (I wonder what Acme's return policy was like?)
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Submission + - iPhone GPS outs thief on the move (staradvertiser.com)

ZZ-Type writes: "A 19-year-old Waimanalo man was arrested Tuesday after officers found him through the GPS device on a smart phone that he allegedly stole. The officers tracked the stolen iPhone's location to Kailua and made a traffic stop on Kawailoa Road because the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt, the website said."

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