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  • Nov 30th, 2019 @ 12:31pm

    Re: Re: Re: A Legislative Solution

    Sorry, you don't have any privacy while you're on the public's clock. Its difficult to express how dismissive I am of THAT claim.

    Endangered THEM? orly. because who gets injured maimed and killed more often in police/citizen interactions... police... or citizens. Its not difficult to show with data who is more endangered.

    Its almost like policing isn't how you handle the actual problems...

  • Nov 30th, 2019 @ 12:28pm

    Re: 'when turned off'

    It is illegal in almost every jurisdiction to have a vehicle on the public road - not 'operating' - merely present - without a VALID registration displayed on it.

    This is what gives them the ability to tow any unregistered/expired vehicle immediately to impound.

    I wouldn't install such a device for fear that my vehicle would be impounded as illegally present. Hell, even store and company parking lots and such have policies that 'vehicles must display valid registration'.

  • Nov 4th, 2019 @ 6:13pm

    If there is no list, they're all on the list

    It seems a logical flow that results in the pressure to maintain the list. If the list is not credible, all the officers are on the list. So none of them can testify. At all.

    Maybe you ought to have a list. :3


  • Oct 8th, 2019 @ 5:58am

    This is what regulation is for

    Require routing information brokerage with a well known routing api whose characteristics are set by the locality. If you are routing traffic in the public space, you need to use it by penalty of law. Provided its online. Nobody is going to agree on the data sharing privately - you have to provide a capable api to do it from the collective/governance direction, and the requirement to use it.

    And of course, if a locality screws their traffic up with bad rules, they lose the ability to set their own rules.

  • Oct 8th, 2019 @ 5:51am

    Fireman's key box for Rosen

    Since only firemen have the key and would only use it lawfully, Rosen should show his respect for the law by having the key to his house in a fireman's key box right next to the door of his personal house. WCGW?

  • Sep 25th, 2019 @ 3:46pm

    Re: Re: Re: transponders?

    Yeah, you don't need an encryption key, you can just go real anonymous.

    If you fall back to the true anonymity (non-obfuscation based) of a polypseudonym strategy - that is transmitting one of many identities (a decade worth!) that have never been seen in the wild before but are unique to the transponder. So you'd do it this way:

    Victor(verifier)'s query is signed by Leo(officer)'s crypto agent and is forwarded to Peggy(prover) which is encryptosigned by the key-of-the-moment, whose ID and data are returned to Victor which forwards to Trent(Trusted authority) which decrypts using psuedonomous identity pubkey from its private stores, validates Leo's credentials, and returns to Victor relevant permitted information per its rules regarding the validity, identity, and provenance of Peggy.

    And do you think that a bureaucracy the size of the US DOT and each municipal entity beneath it could implement a protocol of that complexity at the scale required and have it work, without serious security compromises due to operational just downright fouling it up?

    The real problem is between the keyboard and the chair. From Leo all the way up to Trent operations.

  • Sep 25th, 2019 @ 8:17am

    Re: transponders?

    do you really think that an encryption key that can be interacted with by every police cruiser on a minute by minute basis throughout their shift is going to be 'secure'? You're talking the same level of obfuscation as the digital-trunking-encrypted radio systems municipalities use - that is - it only stops those who don't really care to know, those who do care steal the key from some of the equipment that uses it.

  • Sep 24th, 2019 @ 12:24pm

    Re: Re: Strange..

    They can certainly ask you to exhibit registration or leave - being private property.

  • Sep 24th, 2019 @ 8:04am

    I think we should do it open source

    There are interesting things we want to know - where are the fire trucks? Where are the police cars? The garbage trucks? The commercially operated vehicles? The vehicle who knocked over my mailbox? The car that bumped yours and ran off in the parking lot? The latest 'amber alert'? You have the right to move among the several states - you do not have the right to do so in a way that allows you to evade responsibility for what you do while you move around the several states. And you certainly don't have a right to engage in commerce on our publically subsidized roads anonymously - tons of regulation already applies to that.

    We should have an open source crowd sourced data system that reads and tags all the license plates seen by all the cameras and stores them for anybody to view at any time. It needs to be entirely unremarkable and free to get this information.

    Lets put these guys out of business - by undercutting them in the extreme. With more information than they could ever have. That information shouldn't be behind a paywall.

  • Aug 18th, 2016 @ 9:43am

    Why not approve? (as David Ihnen)

    They make this statement that they can't allow it without approval. That's all well and good, but why is it in that status?

    The question to ask is, why didn't Nintendo already view the content when they saw it existed, and approve it proactively?

    Surely there is no legal status that stops them from doing that.
  • Jan 24th, 2014 @ 6:39am

    For-profit infrastructure (as David Ihnen)

    Internet has become a utility, one of the several situations where we have natural monopolies due to the high infrastructure requirements. Having for-profit utilities is about as advisable as for-profit fire service - that is - not very. Like it or not the best and most efficient to the customer hydro, water, sewer, and gas utilities are public owned. As Internet changes from being a luxury to an effective necessity for our quality of life, it also becomes a utility subject to the same logic - this is going to be more fairly and effectively and cheaply delivered by a public owned system with no purpose in life beyond ensuring its customers have internet. The profit motive has no legitimate place within natural monopolies.
  • May 13th, 2013 @ 10:35am

    re: fear mongering

    construction zone? YES - and more safely than drivers do.

    special paint/signs? NO - existing tech is sufficient, though positioning tolerances may be tightened.

    A procession, HOW? Three paths occur to me off the cuff.

    The first is, there is no need to have a special case operation here. autonomous cars will drive amongst and through the procession without impeding either.

    Another option is that the procession has a permit, a permitted event has its data in the road information system, whose operation is basic infrastructure required for autonomous operation of vehicles. The road system will tell the car of the procession allowing it to reroute around the temporary closure.

    The last is that procession cars link up wirelessly to each other in a procession, which also informs the other cars around them that they are together and should not be interrupted.

    Human obstruction recognition? - EASILY - this tech actually ALREADY exists in a form in cars on the market today - further refinement and augmentation will make it all the more reliable.

    Work in Fog? - YES - better than humans with their narrower spectrum vision and lack of wireless digital communications with other operating vehicles and lack of global positioning indicators.

    Work in Ice? - YES - better than humans, with selective braking and continual awareness of the road surface from road information systems updated by the passage of previous vehicles with their sensors.

    With autonomously driven vehicles, thousands of people won't die in automobile accidents every year.

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