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    Mmm.

    Up Pompey!

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20081127/...e-45dbed5.html

    BREAKING NEWS'Woolies Likely To Be Broken Up'
    'Sci-Fi Film' CCTV Predicts Crime
    Yesterday, 04:04 pm

    CCTVs are taking a step closer to the science fiction idea of the Minority Report with a predictive system being installed in a British city for the first time.

    The CCTV system has gone up in sites across Portsmouth and it will reportedly help predict crimes before they actually happen.

    The city's council has set up the network of "intelligent" cameras that can alert an operator to suspicious behaviour.

    The system is able to spot "unusual" incidents like somebody loitering or a vehicle travelling too fast.

    It then alerts CCTV operators so they in turn can assess the situation and decide what action - if any - needs to be taken.

    The system is being set up to watch quiet areas like car parks, stairwells or corridors in buildings and streets at night-time.

    This is to allow an operator to monitor more cameras without having to watch each screen simultaneously.

    "Although we are a long way off Minority Report, it is a step closer," said camera maker Smart CCTV's Nick Hewitson.

    "It is able to alert the operator to something that might be interesting such as a guy hanging around or somebody running.

    "But what it cannot do is say whether that guy is waiting for his girlfriend or about to commit a crime.

    "That is for the operator to make a subjective human decision on and make an appropriate response.

    "The software is able to filter out all the boring information and gives the security operator alerts on things that might be interesting."

    The system, which has been running in several US cities, including New York, Washington and Chicago, is being given to Portsmouth for free.

    Hollywood actor Tom Cruise starred in the Minority Report movie, in which psychics predict crimes so people can be arrested before they commit an offence.
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    Ha! I wonder if they'll find all those greasy men with back packs loitering around American tourists?

    Or the police surveillance and murder of Brazilian migrants going to and traveling on the tube to work and study?

    I bet that will be the day they were all malfunctioning or down for maintenance.

    Why do they give them to Portsmouth for free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magda Hassan View Post
    Ha! I wonder if they'll find all those greasy men with back packs loitering around American tourists?

    Or the police surveillance and murder of Brazilian migrants going to and traveling on the tube to work and study?

    I bet that will be the day they were all malfunctioning or down for maintenance.

    Why do they give them to Portsmouth for free?

    I wonder if they'll find bin Laden. We need on of those psychics from Minority report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Meredith View Post
    I wonder if they'll find bin Laden. We need on of those psychics from Minority report.
    Only if the psychic can travel back in time and raise the dead... ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Klimkowski View Post
    Only if the psychic can travel back in time and raise the dead... ;)

    That's what we have audio for, to scare people. I was surprised that there was no "speech" before this election. I remember the last one: it had a very young looking bin Laden. Smoke and mirrors folks.
    Dawn

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    Magda, I imagine Pompey gets the benefit because it is a major naval harbour and therefore the mayhem caused of all those matelots crawling around on Saturday night being thrown out of pubs and clubs and stumbling into whore houses needs careful monitoring by the RN Regulating Branch (Shore Patrol). :D
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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