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(USA Today)   Well, looks like the next CSI spin-off is ready to launch   (usatoday.com) divider line 21
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9902 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Jun 2012 at 9:19 AM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-06-12 09:23:13 AM  
So, in order to move into that complex you have to submit a doggy DNA sample for comparison? Fark that.
 
2012-06-12 09:27:32 AM  
CSI: Stool Victims Unit
 
2012-06-12 09:30:13 AM  
Once again I am glad I live rural.
 
2012-06-12 09:33:05 AM  
CSI: Federation of Planets (coolest crossover yet)

Fed Cop Guy: Scan for phaser fire
Fed Cop Hot Damaged Female (Possibly Vulcan or Vulcardassian): No need to. I can smell the phaser radion particals
Fed Cop Guy: I forget about your elevated sense of smell
Fed Cop Hot Damaged Female (Possibly Vulcan or Vulcardassian): Obviously. Did you intentionally forget deodorant?
Fed Cop Guy: My wife and I had an argument. I went sleep and she beamed me to Anchorage Alaska. Took me three hours just to get a connecting transporter back here.
Fed Cop Hot Damaged Female (Possibly Vulcan or Vulcardassian): Let's turn this site over to the lab bots. They'll be able to tell whether these are federation phasers or black market ones.
 
2012-06-12 09:35:57 AM  
how will that work if i refuse to let you test a streaming log my dog just left? it is my dog and my lawn. don't touch my dog and get off my lawn. or is this another hoa/rental contract and you must submit it?
 
2012-06-12 09:39:14 AM  
FTFA: "We can perform an exact DNA matchup with the pets in our database," Mayer said. "The results won't come back as showing a beagle left the pile of waste. It will be the beagle in Apartment 3A left the waste."

Off topic, but I've lived in a lot of apartments over the years, and so have many of my friends, and I've never in real life come across any apartment building that utilized the "number-letter" format that always gets referenced in movies and television: "You know, the hairy guy who lives in 6-B." Is it just me?
 
2012-06-12 09:46:47 AM  
Well; did the Who make a new album while I wasn't looking?
 
2012-06-12 09:48:06 AM  

Tadpole: CSI: Stool Victims Unit


This show would be a great hit if smellovision was in every house. Sadly, technology just cannot keep up.
 
2012-06-12 09:50:31 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: "We can perform an exact DNA matchup with the pets in our database," Mayer said. "The results won't come back as showing a beagle left the pile of waste. It will be the beagle in Apartment 3A left the waste."

Off topic, but I've lived in a lot of apartments over the years, and so have many of my friends, and I've never in real life come across any apartment building that utilized the "number-letter" format that always gets referenced in movies and television: "You know, the hairy guy who lives in 6-B." Is it just me?


The wife and I lived in a complex with a number-letter system for about a year when we first got married. I think our number was 102A. The complex had about 3 two-story apartment buildings and 4 rows of townhouses. The letter indicated which building we lived in in the complex. The hundred number indicated which floor. The rest indicated which apartment on that floor, 01-04.
 
2012-06-12 10:40:36 AM  
fun new game: collect dog poop from neighborhoods far from your apartment, drop foreign dog poop around your apartment, sit back and laugh as the apartment spends $50 per poo and then can't make extra money from residents. get your neighbors to help and see how long the apartment keeps thinking it needs to take DNA samples from all new dogs.
 
2012-06-12 10:41:15 AM  
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2012-06-12 10:59:41 AM  
As someone who lived in a house along a fairly busy walking street, I had far too many people curb their dog in my front yard. No one in my house had a dog, so to have to watch my step just to walk to my mailbox was ridiculous. After inquiring to the local law enforcement about shooting the inconsiderate bastards who thought they could let their dog poop in my yard while keeping their own yard nice and clean, I found out another way to handle it. I set up a surveillance camera and found out who was doing it. I then made sure to be around at the time indicated on the camera, and when they walked into my yard and let their dog poop, I was taking nice clear pictures of them. After that, I started posting their pictures around the neighborhood, informing the residents that these people were the cause of the steaming piles left in others yards with no respect for them or their property. The flyers also stated that since I had such nice clean images, I was going to get the police to charge them with criminal trespass and whatever else we could figure out to charge them with.

Amazingly, those asshats stopped walking their dogs along that street. Also, they got pretty mad about the flyers, but you can't argue with a picture that plainly shows someone letting their dog crap all over your yard and then walking away without doing anything about it. As time passed, I stopped being so secretive about it and started walking out my door with a camera anytime I saw someone wandering into my yard with a dog. You would be amazed how fast people turn from complete asshats to apologetic dog owners once they realize they are on candid camera.

I am not sure I agree with the idea in the article, but I can't help but apply a phrase that has been tossed at me a few times... "Why do you object over this if you have nothing to hide?".
 
2012-06-12 10:59:52 AM  
Years-old story is years-old. This American Life did it years ago. The property manager in that one played the Mission: Impossible theme every time she sent Maintenance out to gather samples.
 
2012-06-12 11:04:26 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: I've never in real life come across any apartment building that utilized the "number-letter" format that always gets referenced in movies and television: "You know, the hairy guy who lives in 6-B." Is it just me?


I lived in a 53A. It was an apartment house, the address of which was 53 and the six apartments within were A-F.
 
2012-06-12 11:23:29 AM  
Enhance!
ENHANCE!
ENHANCE
 
2012-06-12 11:23:40 AM  
Good thing we've solved all other crimes then.
 
2012-06-12 11:57:51 AM  

payattention: As someone who lived in a house along a fairly busy walking street, I had far too many people curb their dog in my front yard. No one in my house had a dog, so to have to watch my step just to walk to my mailbox was ridiculous. After inquiring to the local law enforcement about shooting the inconsiderate bastards who thought they could let their dog poop in my yard while keeping their own yard nice and clean, I found out another way to handle it. I set up a surveillance camera and found out who was doing it. I then made sure to be around at the time indicated on the camera, and when they walked into my yard and let their dog poop, I was taking nice clear pictures of them. After that, I started posting their pictures around the neighborhood, informing the residents that these people were the cause of the steaming piles left in others yards with no respect for them or their property. The flyers also stated that since I had such nice clean images, I was going to get the police to charge them with criminal trespass and whatever else we could figure out to charge them with.

Amazingly, those asshats stopped walking their dogs along that street. Also, they got pretty mad about the flyers, but you can't argue with a picture that plainly shows someone letting their dog crap all over your yard and then walking away without doing anything about it. As time passed, I stopped being so secretive about it and started walking out my door with a camera anytime I saw someone wandering into my yard with a dog. You would be amazed how fast people turn from complete asshats to apologetic dog owners once they realize they are on candid camera.

I am not sure I agree with the idea in the article, but I can't help but apply a phrase that has been tossed at me a few times... "Why do you object over this if you have nothing to hide?".

"Why do you object over this if you have nothing to hide?"

Exactly!
Payattention, you are welcome in my neighborhood!

My dog has a side yard fenced (about a third of the whole yard) for her enjoyment of the outdoors when she deems the weather fit. Of that she has about a 25' x 25' section where she is allowed to do her business, so when the neighbor's dog developed a habit of "escaping" and pooping in my front yard I had a fit. I developed a habit of calling them every time I saw her out "to let them know" because I was "afraid she would get hit on the street."

Fortunately, they are good neighbors and have upgraded their fence and she's too old to climb the new one. Now, if I can get one of our city officials to curb their continually barking pack, and another one to take his poor old dog inside in 14º weather they will all be "good neighbors."

As for the article, whatever it takes to make people be responsible pet owners is just fine.
 
2012-06-12 12:02:53 PM  
You know, this *SHOULD* be a completely re-goddamn-diculous thing to do. But I'm tired of washing my dog's paws after walks because someone is too precious to stick their soft widdle handsies into a bag and pick up their dog's mess like a goddamned functional member of society.

This is in public park, with poo bag dispensers at the park entrances. So, even if you forgot a bag: they're right there. Good quality ones, too.

The city obviously isn't going to do something like this (and the surrounding area is a mix of single-family homes and apartment complexes, so who knows where the offenders come from), but since it is a ticketable offence, I think they're missing out on a nice revenue stream by not having a cop or two rotate through the local parks and ticket offenders. Then again, traffic stops are probably a bit more profitable and more important for public safety, so I doubt that'll happen any time soon.

So, the decent dog owners do try to use good ol' shaming techniques, like what payattention noted, but that relies on timing - you have to catch the offenders in the act. I've heard stories from the gentle (Oh, do you need a bag to pick that up? I have an extra!) to the pointed (I've shouted, "Hey, pick up after your dog!" across the street at someone). Last night was a shiat-on-paws night, and I actually saw who did it, too - new neighbors that just bought the house down the street. Didn't catch up to them before they went home, and I am not going to knock on their door and say something about it (I think that's over the line), but I'll let other dog-owning neighbors know to keep an eye out so that we can, hopefully, nip this newly-arrived problem in the bud.

But that's just one pile among many. It'd be nice to play frisbee or do training exercises without fear of poo (my dog sat in a pile once too while we were training - that was a day of anger).

Yeah, you bet I'd live in a place that did this.
 
2012-06-12 02:17:22 PM  
I just have to say, I work as a porter at an apartment complex. As such, it's my job to clean up after residents who ignore apartment policy (not to mention the law) by not picking up after their pets. I, for one, plan on showing this article to my boss, to see if there's any way we could sign up for this!
 
2012-06-12 02:50:58 PM  
here at work a couple blocks over there are a few blocks of apartment buildings that always smell like piss and crap.. with samples all over the place.

its amazing to see how many people think nothing of letting their pets crap and piss all over others property.
 
2012-06-13 03:59:41 AM  

the801: fun new game: collect dog poop from neighborhoods far from your apartment, drop foreign dog poop around your apartment, sit back and laugh as the apartment spends $50 per poo and then can't make extra money from residents. get your neighbors to help and see how long the apartment keeps thinking it needs to take DNA samples from all new dogs.


Heh.

Exactly what I was thinking. I wonder if there are any places near here using this, might be a fun weekend project.
 
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