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Perhaps they should teach the dogs pattern recognition instead, in case the illegal forms of porn smell like other dogs' arses.
It sounds like the dog version of the divining rod
I'd put more stock in a diving rod, tbh.
It sounds like a great way to get funding if you're a dog trainer who's dogs aren't detecting as many drugs lately. I wonder if the dog can also bark in morse code?
Apparently dogs are all they're cracked up to be when it comes to detecting drugs. But hey, the government will spend $9,500/per, so...
And once a government spends money on some kind of program, the recipents of that program will keep doing whatever they have to, to keep the government interested in funding, which often means thinking up new ideas. Just a guess for this situation.
(not is missing in my comment above...I'm having issues with the keyboard tonight...lol)
And a good guess at that, Oz.
It's cool, I knew what you meant :)
Thanks, I just see it done here a lot that's all
I'm sure you do. It happens in all governments and always has, but it almost seems as if they are pushing the stupid envelope lately...sadly, they are allowed to, and largely without any pushback from the GP.
Yes...it is worth it. But, there should also be other methods of discernment employed...
The cause is worthy, it is the methodology I question.
You mean the training is too costly for the amount that the project is workable.
No...I mean I do not see it working at all. The dog is trained to sniff out electronics...have you any concept of just how many of our belongings contain electronics today? Not to mention the number of SD cards, thumb drives, old cell phones, etc. people have lying around?
I see your point but I carry nothing that is electronic.
You always leave your cellphone and IPad at home? Rather negates their usefulness, doesn't it? But that is entirely beside the point, as the dogs are used in people's homes.
For the love of Pete!
Dang, I'd heard about the Seattle mayor, but not the rest.
Dayum! WTF...sometimes I just want to resign from 'society'. In truth, I mostly have, I just need to take that last step.
Well since my cellphone is my internet, and I don't TV, it's my one connection. Since the dream of retiring up there died, I hope I can turn this plot into an escape from the big, bad, ugly over the next couple of years.
At those percentages they are better than Congress, but so is flipping a coin.
Flipping a coin is still 50-50...with Congress there's about a 15% chance they'll do what the people want. I actually think the likelihood is even less with government agencies.
Higher education, healthcare, that's what I would invest in, but I just wonder how child porn smells so that dogs can find it.
Apparently it smells like...wait for it...electronics... bwaaaahaaha!
That or they smell the progesterone from the chemical castration pills of pedophiiles
Nope, per the article it is "electronics".
Porn-Sniffing Dog Helped Bring Down Subway Star Jared Fogle
Just sayin', there may well be another side to this story.
You know, in Cleveland anyway, they will NOT use dogs to sniff out drugs at the post office. They're afraid the dogs might be harmed by the drugs.
True. My point being, though, that the technology the dogs are trained to sniff out is rapidly multiplying in our homes.
RFID chips in ID and passports
RFID in product labels (WalMart already uses)
RFID in shipping labels (already being used)
Computers, cellphones, IPods/MP3s, data storage devices
Amazon Echo, Google Home
Smart appliances (incl. coffee makers, vacumns, and thermostats, etc.)
Entertainment systems (Smart TVs, stereos, and gaming systems)
Home security systems
Smart home systems (incl. door locks, lighting, and outlets)
Google glasses, smart watches
My Ma even controls her hearing aids via a smartphone app!
As more and more new-builds incorporate these features, more and more electronics will be inside the walls...as some already are.
Kudos to Cleveland PO!