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  •  Well, if we know the specs of the cameras (3+ / 0-)
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    LibrErica, Simplify, jrooth

    on any given roadway, that would help us predict its probable uses.  

    But to most of us, they just look like an oversize webcam-on-a-stick.  As a non-expert, most of us can't tell if they are high-res or low-res just by looking.

    I was very surprised when our local ACLU got the police department to acknowledge their plate-reader program.  I had honestly assumed the cameras were for traffic automation or at most speeding enforcement.  The follow-up-for-potential-terrorism-investigation-six-months-later  angle was truly a shocker.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:44:52 AM PST

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