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(Arizona Star)   Tucson news station brags about their new Skynet surveillance system going online; anticipate it will become self-aware on August 29th, find Sarah Connor shortly thereafter   (azstarnet.com) divider line 49
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2012-05-06 12:47:47 PM
Tucson has a weird smell to it. There used to be tanneries there and the whole town has that lingering sulfur (aka fart) smell.

You can't capture that on camera.

Suck it skynet.
 
2012-05-06 01:36:48 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Tucson has a weird smell to it. There used to be tanneries there and the whole town has that lingering sulfur (aka fart) smell.

You can't capture that on camera.

Suck it skynet.


Nah, we just eat a lot of Mexican food around here.
 
2012-05-06 02:03:11 PM
"We have a strict policy in place for what it's used for. Who uses the camera and the monitoring of it. It's pretty well spelled out to employees."

Oh. Well that should prevent any wrongdoing then. There's a strict policy that teachers shouldn't f*ck their students either, and we never hear about that happening.
 
2012-05-06 02:33:04 PM
Can't wait til they send Patty Weissbot back into the past.
 
2012-05-06 02:47:59 PM
Yeah. And police will use the cameras too. You know, since there already there and stuff.

/public safety
//the children
 
2012-05-06 02:49:41 PM
Funny how tfa didn't say a single thing about watching brown people walking around that need their papers checked.
 
2012-05-06 02:56:47 PM

LeroyBourne: Funny how tfa didn't say a single thing about watching brown people walking around that need their papers checked.


That whole county usually votes democratic and is probably over 40% Hispanic.
 
2012-05-06 03:00:59 PM
COME WITH ME TO TUCSON IF YOU WANT TO LIVE
 
2012-05-06 03:03:22 PM
So this made me google Skynet to see how many services and networks have its name. Well...we're screwed.

/it's expanding...slowly, but it's expanding
 
2012-05-06 03:06:43 PM
I prefer this SkyNet:

Link
 
2012-05-06 03:09:53 PM

violentsalvation: LeroyBourne: Funny how tfa didn't say a single thing about watching brown people walking around that need their papers checked.

That whole county usually votes democratic and is probably over 40% Hispanic.


Close... it's 34.6%, actually. Tucson itself is 41.6%. Surprised me a bit, since I remember hearing once that Hispanics were a straight up majority down here.

/ Might have been old data
 
2012-05-06 03:11:36 PM

violentsalvation: LeroyBourne: Funny how tfa didn't say a single thing about watching brown people walking around that need their papers checked.

That whole county usually votes democratic and is probably over 40% Hispanic.


This. Pima County is the Anti-Maricopa County and Tucson is the Anti-Phoenix. Even Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is the Anti-Joe Arpaio.
 
2012-05-06 03:16:41 PM

Victoly: violentsalvation: LeroyBourne: Funny how tfa didn't say a single thing about watching brown people walking around that need their papers checked.

That whole county usually votes democratic and is probably over 40% Hispanic.

Close... it's 34.6%, actually. Tucson itself is 41.6%. Surprised me a bit, since I remember hearing once that Hispanics were a straight up majority down here.

/ Might have been old data


Well crap, I was close. I have heard Hispanics were a majority too, but I can't remember where I saw it.
 
2012-05-06 03:33:46 PM
www.bandersnatch.com
 
2012-05-06 03:38:01 PM

I'm Too Old For This Shiat: violentsalvation: LeroyBourne: Funny how tfa didn't say a single thing about watching brown people walking around that need their papers checked.

That whole county usually votes democratic and is probably over 40% Hispanic.

This. Pima County is the Anti-Maricopa County and Tucson is the Anti-Phoenix. Even Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is the Anti-Joe Arpaio.


This is absolutely true. I live in Tucson (for now), and I spend a lot of time in Phoenix. The two cities couldn't be more different. FTR, I much prefer Tucson. But I'm a bleeding-heart liberal black lesbian, so there's no surprise in that.
 
2012-05-06 03:38:50 PM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-06 03:43:14 PM

Thanks for the Meme-ries:


August 30th, skynet takes control of the border fence.
 
2012-05-06 03:44:25 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Can't wait til they send Patty Weissbot back into the past.



Kris Pickel...


and Savannah Guthrie before she went to law school......man she was hot.

svannah guthrie. Leaves a small market prime time TV gig, goes to Georgetown Law. Graduates #1. Achieves #1 score on Arizona Bar Exam. Lands nationwide TV gig.

and she's hot.

there is no god.
 
2012-05-06 03:47:36 PM

chaosweaver: Thanks for the Meme-ries:

August 30th, skynet takes control of the border fence.


i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-06 03:52:05 PM
I misread TFA's headline as "KVOA puts more eyes out around Tucson "
 
2012-05-06 04:39:48 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Tucson has a weird smell to it. There used to be tanneries there and the whole town has that lingering sulfur (aka fart) smell.

You can't capture that on camera.

Suck it skynet.


Smells like Sao Paulo
 
2012-05-06 04:40:08 PM

rickythepenguin: ecmoRandomNumbers: Can't wait til they send Patty Weissbot back into the past.


Kris Pickel...


and Savannah Guthrie before she went to law school......man she was hot.

svannah guthrie. Leaves a small market prime time TV gig, goes to Georgetown Law. Graduates #1. Achieves #1 score on Arizona Bar Exam. Lands nationwide TV gig.

and she's hot.

there is no god.


I just remember Patty Weiss from back when I was a kid, before most of Arizona had cable. We could get one Tucson station on our antenna. Then I saw her again when I was at U of A. When I was a kid, she had Edward James Olmos's complexion. *shudder*
 
2012-05-06 04:43:25 PM
Weird, that's like that one movie.
 
2012-05-06 05:22:51 PM
I saw this today whilst reading the morning (online) paper and immediately had a sad. This kind of stupid really deserves the attention that only a weekday Fark audience can provide.
 
2012-05-06 05:34:09 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Patty Weiss


Remember Michael Goodrich on the weather? Everybody used to watch him.
 
2012-05-06 05:45:08 PM
Clemons said he's not aware of any negative legal ramifications of having the system in place.

"Anybody can put up a camera. It's what you do with that camera," Clemons said. "We have a strict policy in place for what it's used for. Who uses the camera and the monitoring of it. It's pretty well spelled out to employees."

Clemons said there was fierce debate at KVOA over whether or not to stick with the Skynet name, which happens to match that of the evil artificial intelligence organization that battles humanity in the "Terminator" films.

"The line we kept coming back to was that was a movie; this is not," Clemons said.


Christ you guys are blind. Fierce debate my ass. You went and did it anyway and told your employees to suck it. I wonder what your maintenance costs are going to look like in a year when people start taking the cameras out. About the cost of two live mouth breathing reporter's salaries?
 
2012-05-06 06:24:07 PM

StrandedInAZ: I'm Too Old For This Shiat: violentsalvation: LeroyBourne: Funny how tfa didn't say a single thing about watching brown people walking around that need their papers checked.

That whole county usually votes democratic and is probably over 40% Hispanic.

This. Pima County is the Anti-Maricopa County and Tucson is the Anti-Phoenix. Even Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is the Anti-Joe Arpaio.

This is absolutely true. I live in Tucson (for now), and I spend a lot of time in Phoenix. The two cities couldn't be more different. FTR, I much prefer Tucson. But I'm a bleeding-heart liberal black lesbian, so there's no surprise in that.


Gina?

people around here are just bad at naming things. like them bastidges at the news station where they have a contest to guess the first 100F day of the year and call it "icebreak"
 
2012-05-06 06:31:29 PM

violentsalvation: Because People in power are Stupid: Tucson has a weird smell to it. There used to be tanneries there and the whole town has that lingering sulfur (aka fart) smell.

You can't capture that on camera.

Suck it skynet.

Nah, we just eat a lot of Mexican food around here.


Nahhh. It's the "Welcome to Tucson smell our poo!" when you come in to town on I-10 going west because of the sewage plant. Love how KVOA uses the term "Skynet" Knowing it is Tucson someone is looking into the Skynet issue to take down the cameras.
 
2012-05-06 06:35:19 PM

violentsalvation: ecmoRandomNumbers: Patty Weiss

Remember Michael Goodrich on the weather? Everybody used to watch him.


I also remember Bud Foster. We called him Butt.

divgradcurl: people around here are just bad at naming things. like them bastidges at the news station where they have a contest to guess the first 100F day of the year and call it "icebreak"


When I lived in Phoenix I always argued that we should have our own heat index based on 100 degrees. Ninety-five would be called "5 below," 100 degrees would be "Zero," and 118 would just be "It's only 18 degrees!"
 
2012-05-06 07:14:04 PM

rickythepenguin: ecmoRandomNumbers: Can't wait til they send Patty Weissbot back into the past.


Kris Pickel...


and Savannah Guthrie before she went to law school......man she was hot.

svannah guthrie. Leaves a small market prime time TV gig, goes to Georgetown Law. Graduates #1. Achieves #1 score on Arizona Bar Exam. Lands nationwide TV gig.

and she's hot.

there is no god.


I used to be on about Kris Pickel, then I saw her at The Shelter one night- her makeup was 3 inches thick- totally ruined it for me.
 
2012-05-06 07:55:20 PM
The Arizona Webcam thy webcam is one cam; thou shalt have no other cams before it.
 
2012-05-06 09:45:22 PM
So...is this any different from every other TV station putting up cameras around town for the weather like every other big market has done for years?
 
2012-05-06 09:56:31 PM
Subby, Skynet fought a war for years before seeking Sarah Connor as a last resort.
 
2012-05-06 10:32:10 PM
The real headline here is that somebody spelled Tucson on Fark correctly.
 
2012-05-06 10:38:31 PM

Tridentata: The Arizona Webcam thy webcam is one cam; thou shalt have no other cams before it.


Great pictures there, the fascists
 
2012-05-07 12:00:55 AM
Tucson news station brags about their new Skynet surveillance system going online; anticipate it will become self-aware on August 29th, find Sarah Connor shortly thereafter a few years before then.


There I fixed it for you subby
 
2012-05-07 12:13:38 AM

The Wack: rickythepenguin: ecmoRandomNumbers: Can't wait til they send Patty Weissbot back into the past.


Kris Pickel...


and Savannah Guthrie before she went to law school......man she was hot.

svannah guthrie. Leaves a small market prime time TV gig, goes to Georgetown Law. Graduates #1. Achieves #1 score on Arizona Bar Exam. Lands nationwide TV gig.

and she's hot.

there is no god.

I used to be on about Kris Pickel, then I saw her at The Shelter one night- her makeup was 3 inches thick- totally ruined it for me.


I used to work with her. That makeup is par for the course for TV (or at least it was, before hd). She was actually pretty nice, which I can't say about most in that biz.
 
2012-05-07 12:18:41 AM

elev8meL8r: The Wack:

I used to be on about Kris Pickel, then I saw her at The Shelter one night- her makeup was 3 inches thick- totally ruined it for me.

I used to work with her. That makeup is par for the course for TV (or at least it was, before hd). She was actually pretty nice, which I can't say about most in that biz.


True. I was shocked and a little terrified the first time I saw Tara Hitchcock roll into the newsroom at 4:50 in the morning.
 
2012-05-07 12:26:19 AM
I had no idea that there were so many Baked Pueblo residents on Fark.

*hoists a Nimbus A-1*
Cheers.
 
2012-05-07 01:35:18 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: I had no idea that there were so many Baked Pueblo residents on Fark.

*hoists a Nimbus A-1*
Cheers.


Heck yeah. Haven't tried the A1 yet, but it's on my list.

There are at least a few Tucson farkers. I've tried to figure out whether it's enough to warrant a Fark party at some date in the near future. I've heard reports from people who tried to set one up in towns this size. Apparently the Fark turnout often gets dwarfed by the regular bar turnout, and the mgmt doesn't effectively convey the event info to the bartenders on duty, who are left wondering why a half dozen weirdos keep asking about something called a "fart party."
 
2012-05-07 02:35:23 AM
sonorangal: Nahhh. It's the "Welcome to Tucson smell our poo!" when you come in to town on I-10 going west because of the sewage plant.

I used to live near 1st and Prince, and there were times you could smell it all the way out there (about four miles crowwise). Every time we drive past it on I-10, my wife accuses me of ripping a fart because she forgets that it's there.
 
2012-05-07 09:28:35 AM

elev8meL8r: Apparently the Fark turnout often gets dwarfed by the regular bar turnout, and the mgmt doesn't effectively convey the event info to the bartenders on duty, who are left wondering why a half dozen weirdos keep asking about something called a "fart party."



i get down pretty regularly but i've never even tried to organize a party......the most i ever did was emaila few "confrimed" T-Town TFers, perhaps 2-3, but some bagged. so i've hung out with people down there but i wouldn't call it a party.

ehh.
 
2012-05-07 11:01:42 AM
Let's set up a suite at a Tucson Padres game! Thirsty Thursday??
 
2012-05-07 12:48:36 PM
I'm down.
 
2012-05-07 01:00:34 PM
Walker:

"We have a strict policy in place for what it's used for. Who uses the camera and the monitoring of it. It's pretty well spelled out to employees."

Oh. Well that should prevent any wrongdoing then. There's a strict policy that teachers shouldn't f*ck their students either, and we never hear about that happening.


And according to the article another local TV station, KOLD 13 has its own camera network. I tried to investigate but this old computer is too obsolete and weak to handle such advanced technology; once I've had enough coffee I'll find the newer laptop.
 
2012-05-07 01:04:20 PM

I'm Too Old For This Shiat: violentsalvation: LeroyBourne: Funny how tfa didn't say a single thing about watching brown people walking around that need their papers checked.

That whole county usually votes democratic and is probably over 40% Hispanic.

This. Pima County is the Anti-Maricopa County and Tucson is the Anti-Phoenix. Even Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is the Anti-Joe Arpaio.


And Tucson is prettier and easier to walk around in.
 
2012-05-07 03:16:07 PM

The One True TheDavid: I'm Too Old For This Shiat: violentsalvation: LeroyBourne: Funny how tfa didn't say a single thing about watching brown people walking around that need their papers checked.

That whole county usually votes democratic and is probably over 40% Hispanic.

This. Pima County is the Anti-Maricopa County and Tucson is the Anti-Phoenix. Even Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is the Anti-Joe Arpaio.

And Tucson is prettier and easier to walk around in.


Phoenix Tucson. It's all scorched wasteland to me.

/Prescott
 
2012-05-07 04:59:12 PM

The One True TheDavid: And according to the article another local TV station, KOLD 13 has its own camera network. I tried to investigate but this old computer is too obsolete and weak to handle such advanced technology; once I've had enough coffee I'll find the newer laptop.


I think that KOLD's camera network is primarily composed of fixed-location lower-resolution cams, posted along the freeway and on towers in rural areas, and used primarily to show traffic and weather conditions. Their cameras send back a lot of pics like this:

wwc.instacam.com

I think KVOA's "Skynet" is supposed to be much higher resolution, remotely controllable, and positioned to give street views in urban areas. Or, at least that's how they're trying to sell it.
 
2012-05-07 09:00:17 PM
Skynet....Will they never learn?
 
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