Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 23:10:22 MDT

Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> On Mon, 8 May 2000, Spike Jones wrote:
> >
> > LM has its own commercial imaging satellites. We need not buy
> > them from the commies... {8^D
> Ooooppppssss, Spike, you mean the Cubans and North Korean's I presume...
> I suppose you could consider China communist, but that rope is slipping.

Haar. Actually I use the term commies to refer to the Russians, even
tho I dont use the term to refer to those who really are still communist.
Its kind of a little inside joke for those of us who are thankful to have
survived the cold war. {8-]

> Perhaps Steve Martin's "Wild N Crazy Guy" has taken possession of Spike?!?

Roger that.

>I mean, who is the only person on the list who has actually been
>*trying* to attach little cameras to little aircraft? You gotta wonder.

Now that ya mention it... I think we might be better off using that
flybot which nature has provided, so back to the sphex wasp. The
wearable computer crowd has reported that the military researchers
have managed to create LCD arrays with pixels 10 microns on a side.
So now instead of steering your bug with deployable control surfaces,
we will make a littel bug helmet of sorts, or blinders with about a 100x100
array of LCD pixels, a millimeter on a side. Then to turn left, one
sends an image of a sparrow to the right array, bug turns away from
the image, left. To make her fly up, fake in an image of the
bird below, etc. Steer the little sucker that way.

The sphex has been shown to be able to carry 1 gram grubs and
caterpillars over a reasonable distance, so now all we gotta do
is fit them with super-small its-a-virtual-bugs-life helmets, super light
imaging cameras and we can take all the pictures that we want
of the commies. spike

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