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iPads catch more thieves
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h***@anony.net
2015-01-26 19:29:35 UTC
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Can the chip and sensor not be made smaller so cars and all
valuable items can be fitted with them? something like ipod touch or
smaller

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11369426/Thieving-postman-caught-by-iPad-tracking-device.html

Postman Andrew Barratt is jailed for 15 months after admitting
stealing thousands of pounds of electrical items from his round in
Stockport and selling them on eBay
A postman who stole £15,000 worth of parcels and sold them on eBay,
was caught when Royal Mail investigators put a tracking device on an
iPad and traced it to his home.

Andrew Barratt, 49, stole around 400 packages including sat navs,
digital cameras and computer games, while on his round.

He and his wife, Michelle, 49, then sold the items online, taking in
£15,482 in just two years.
Caecilius
2015-01-27 17:40:08 UTC
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Post by h***@anony.net
Can the chip and sensor not be made smaller so cars and all
valuable items can be fitted with them? something like ipod touch or
smaller
"Defending Mr Barratt, Milena Bennett said he had stolen the goods
while 'self-medicating' psoriasis with cannabis and amphetamines."

How is the use of illegal drugs a mitigating factor? I'd expect it to
be something mentioned by the prosecution, not the defence.

And I like the use of quote marks around 'self-medicating'. Everyone
knows it means the defendent was high on weed and whizz.
Gordon Burditt
2015-01-27 21:26:19 UTC
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Post by h***@anony.net
Can the chip and sensor not be made smaller so cars and all
valuable items can be fitted with them? something like ipod touch or
smaller
It seems to me there is some kind of really tiny RFID tag that is
smaller than a grain of sand, but the range at which you can detect
it is small. The idea is if you store something valuable (like
jewelry, or confidential documents) in this stuff and someone steals
it, and gets the "sand" on him, it's difficult to remove it all
without the equipment to detect it. Then checking all your employees
for it will turn up ones who have not had authorized contact with
the valuable who have been handling it after it goes missing.

I suppose if you use it to protect cash, eventually it will show
up on most currency, just like cocaine is present on most USA folding
currency courtesy of the money sorters at the Federal Reserve.
Post by Caecilius
"Defending Mr Barratt, Milena Bennett said he had stolen the goods
while 'self-medicating' psoriasis with cannabis and amphetamines."
IMHO, if you deliberately take something that makes you not in
control of your own actions (such as alcohol, drugs - illegal,
prescription, over-the-counter, and lack of sleep, and anasthesia
for surgery), and because of that you commit a crime or tort (like
hitting someone with your car), you did that intentionally for the
purpose of the law. DUI where you kill someone with your car is
premeditated murder. (Unfortunately, the law doesn't always agree
with this. It should.) Vomiting on the bar floor after is deliberate
vandalism. Falling down in the middle of the street because you
can't walk straight is attempted suicide.
Post by Caecilius
How is the use of illegal drugs a mitigating factor? I'd expect it to
be something mentioned by the prosecution, not the defence.
It sounds a bit like the Archie Bunker TV episode where Archie says
to a cop at his door: "You can't give me a ticket because my
registration is expired." I suppose the modern equivalent is "You
can't write me a ticket for DUI (marijuana) because my medical
marijuana card is a forgery."
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And I like the use of quote marks around 'self-medicating'. Everyone
knows it means the defendent was high on weed and whizz.
h***@anony.net
2015-01-28 20:51:21 UTC
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idiot selfies

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