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Some enterprising outfit is flogging -- for £400 -- a device which incorporates a GPS receiver and a database of speed camera locations, intended to tell drivers when they are about to be photographed by a safety camera. It is described as being much more effective than RADAR detectors, which is completely believable: I was once in a taxi which was equipped with such a device, and it unfailingly detected the RADAR on top of traffic lights which is used to determine queue lengths, with the result that the driver hit the brakes whenever passing a traffic light. I mentioned this, and was astounded to discover that he hadn't spotted the pattern before -- he seemed genuinely to believe that there were police officers with speed guns hiding behind every traffic light....
Here's Steve Outing wittering about spam filters. Apparently, SpamAssassin is evil because it will make the authors of on-line newsletters censor themselves, since they'll be afraid of inadvertently SAYING SOMETHING WHICH MAKES THEIR TEXT LOOK LIKE SPAM. ONLY $99.95. Or something like that.
Now, what the world really needs is a way to filter cluelessness out of everyday life....
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