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posted by martyb on Sunday December 06 2015, @07:31PM   Printer-friendly
from the goose-and-gander dept.

If you have an IP-enabled security camera, you can download some free, open-source software from GitHub and boom—you have a fully functional automated license plate reader, reports ArsTechnica .

Matt Hill, OpenALPR's founder, told Ars technica "I'm a big privacy advocate... now you've got LPR just in the hands of the government, which isn't a good thing."

Will "they" like it when "we" have a crowdsourced database of where and when congressmen, judges and cops go throughout their work day?

Does this level the playing field? Open yet another can of worms? Both?


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by frojack on Sunday December 06 2015, @09:37PM

    by frojack (1554) Subscriber Badge on Sunday December 06 2015, @09:37PM (#272585) Journal

    Meanwhile, since October, at least 102 Palestinians have been killed wielding KNIFE against Israeli citizens.
    You really can't carry this anti gun rant very far before you run up against the fact that the gun is irrelevant.
    You can't keep insisting that everyone that mounts an attack was "deranged", with the implication that they should not have been allowed to buy a gun because the derangement was so obvious to everyone around them.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by isostatic on Sunday December 06 2015, @11:22PM

    by isostatic (365) on Sunday December 06 2015, @11:22PM (#272622) Journal

    1) I'm unaware what makes a rant, please point out the key phrases in the observation that makes it worthy of the term?

    > speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way.

    2) "at least 102 Palestinians have been killed wielding KNIFE against Israeli citizens"

    Wikipedia says that 109 have been killled, but only 64 were attackers (who were the others?). They also say that these attacks killed 20 Israelis. How many Israelis would be dead if they'd had guns instead of knives?