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(My Fox NY)   Smart parents will be giving their children this GPS enabled watch for Christmas this year so they can monitor their movements. Smart kids will be strapping it to a stray cat just for the LOLs   (myfoxny.com ) divider line
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1230 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Dec 2013 at 12:38 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-04 09:48:47 AM  
That actually would be funny to put the watch on the cat or dog. Or attach to a UPS truck.
 
2013-12-04 10:26:13 AM  
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2013-12-04 11:11:57 AM  

rooftop235: That actually would be funny to put the watch on the cat or dog. Or attach to a UPS truck.


I was thinking a Greyhound bus.
 
2013-12-04 11:13:01 AM  
Simpsons did it.
 
2013-12-04 11:21:00 AM  
I said screw it and just had my kids chipped.
 
2013-12-04 11:22:56 AM  
"Well it says here my kid is currently at the animal shelter getting spayed. The f*ck???"
 
2013-12-04 11:31:32 AM  
Hide it in Dad's car then watch the hilarity when Mom asks the kid why he spent an entire weekday afternoon in the parking lot at Rod's Mine Shaft
 
2013-12-04 11:46:12 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Hide it in Dad's car then watch the hilarity when Mom asks the kid why he spent an entire weekday afternoon in the parking lot at Rod's Mine Shaft


And Dad let's the kid take the fall for it.
 
2013-12-04 12:46:11 PM  
Not amused by this plan:
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2013-12-04 12:53:16 PM  
Yes, that's what the kids need. 24/7 surveillance.
 
2013-12-04 01:08:24 PM  

Ned Stark: Yes, that's what the kids need. 24/7 surveillance.


Just preparing them for the real world..

NSAKids approves this watch. You know kids, if you see other kids doing unamerican things like leaving their safe zones, or questioning whether Preauthorized Adults should be able to track you, you can report them to the NSAKids Committee on Unamerican Activities, by pressing..
 
2013-12-04 01:14:06 PM  
Woo hoo! Kids now have the same freedoms as a prisoner under house arrest! USA! USA!
 
2013-12-04 01:14:19 PM  
I thought smart parents were having dentists implant bugging devices in their kids' teeth.
 
2013-12-04 02:03:11 PM  
I'm not seeing the locking portion that keeps it attached to the kids wrist.
 
2013-12-04 02:15:32 PM  
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"I got signals. I got readings, in front and behind. "

"Where, man? I don't see shiat. "

"He's right. There's nothin' back here. "

"Look, I'm telling ya, there's somethin' movin' and it ain't us! Tracker's off scale, man. They're all around us, man. Jesus! "
 
2013-12-04 02:34:54 PM  
When I was a kid in the 1960s, we played out in the streets with our friends. There were old people out on the front stoops keeping an eye on things. Moms often would have a cigarette break outside on the stoops. Lots of chatter across the street. Lots of neighbors who knew each other. Lunch was at noon. Cookies at 3. Nobody needed a GPS back then.

However, I'd love one of these for my cat. Normally I keep him in, but it'd be fun to track where he wants to go on the occasions I let him loose.
 
2013-12-04 03:22:58 PM  
Make sure you add their birth year to the identifier too.  That way some resourceful pedo with basic knowledge of electronics can build themselves a tracker.
 
2013-12-04 03:30:12 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: When I was a kid in the 1960s, we played out in the streets with our friends. There were old people out on the front stoops keeping an eye on things. Moms often would have a cigarette break outside on the stoops. Lots of chatter across the street. Lots of neighbors who knew each other. Lunch was at noon. Cookies at 3. Nobody needed a GPS back then.


And if you farked up, your friend's parent would smack the shiat out of you.  You wouldn't say anything to your parents because they would smack the shiat out of you again.
 
2013-12-04 03:39:16 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: However, I'd love one of these for my cat. Normally I keep him in, but it'd be fun to track where he wants to go on the occasions I let him loose.


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The tagg collar might be a little large on a cat.
 
zez
2013-12-04 03:50:59 PM  
But what about the radition from the GPS??? That can't be good for their skin.
 
2013-12-04 03:53:46 PM  

hogans: "I got signals. I got readings, in front and behind. "

"Where, man? I don't see shiat. "

"He's right. There's nothin' back here. "

"Look, I'm telling ya, there's somethin' movin' and it ain't us! Tracker's off scale, man. They're all around us, man. Jesus! "


Should have gone with the red dawn (original) pic.

Hey it's beeping.
 
2013-12-04 04:09:57 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I thought smart parents were having dentists implant bugging devices in their kids' teeth.


No, drones are the thing.  I have smart drone hovering over Raoul Jr. 24/7, just out of arms reach.
 
2013-12-04 04:11:34 PM  
Who wears watches?
 
2013-12-04 05:00:01 PM  
Yes, because it's not like kids are already absolutely 100% attached to a device with GPS constantly turned on and detailing their address to everyone on the internet with a social media account.
 
2013-12-04 05:01:47 PM  
This is unnecessary.  I just use an underground fence setup.  Keeps the kid in the yard and if someone grabs him you will hear the kid yelp when they cross the property boundry.
 
2013-12-04 05:08:36 PM  
Is this headline an example of the "poisoning the well" fallacy?

I'm not strapping a GPS to my kids unless there's scientific study involved.
 
2013-12-04 05:14:11 PM  
Gecko Gingrich:

And done.
 
2013-12-04 06:20:36 PM  
and then the parents can bring the cat home as a new pet.  Hey free cat right?  Anyone got a picture of a free cat they can post?
 
2013-12-04 06:42:52 PM  

hogans: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

"I got signals. I got readings, in front and behind. "

"Where, man? I don't see shiat. "

"He's right. There's nothin' back here. "

"Look, I'm telling ya, there's somethin' movin' and it ain't us! Tracker's off scale, man. They're all around us, man. Jesus! "


I was thinking of the tracking wristband Ripley gave to Newt but yours works, too.
 
2013-12-04 06:55:36 PM  
FINALLY!!! I Think GREAT That This Computer Watch That Will HOPEFULY Block The Alien Implants That QUEENLIZARD ELIZABETH And Her Mate ISLAMIST-in-CHEIF LIZARDFARTBuMMER Use To BRAINWASH All Our PRECIUS CHlLDREN To THiER GODLESS LIBERAL COMMIE HEATHEN HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA!!!!!
 
2013-12-04 06:55:57 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: When I was a kid in the 1960s, we played out in the streets with our friends. There were old people out on the front stoops keeping an eye on things. Moms often would have a cigarette break outside on the stoops. Lots of chatter across the street. Lots of neighbors who knew each other. Lunch was at noon. Cookies at 3. Nobody needed a GPS back then.


Were you a first-generation Italian immigrant growing up in a movie set in the Bronx in the early 1940's?
 
2013-12-04 08:52:52 PM  
Pfffft... This is nothing new, I've been using the same thing for years...

electronicmonitoring.bi.com
 
2013-12-04 10:06:16 PM  

Deneb81: Yes, because it's not like kids are already absolutely 100% attached to a device with GPS constantly turned on and detailing their address to everyone on the internet with a social media account.


Even though it is sort of creepy, the tracking people/share my commute feature on google now/google + is kind of cool. For example it actually lets me know when to expect my wife to get home from work (which is super useful). My son also loves to go on google maps on our tablet and find my picture whenever I am away on a business trip or whatever.
 
2013-12-04 10:28:56 PM  

Deneb81: Yes, because it's not like kids are already absolutely 100% attached to a device with GPS constantly turned on and detailing their address to everyone on the internet with a social media account.


On the one hand, even when I was a kid I left my phone at home when I was doing something where I didn't want to be interrupted.

On the other hand, like literally everyone under the age of 40, I haven't worn a wrist-watch in at least a decade, so this would be even less effective than phone tracking.
 
2013-12-04 11:02:33 PM  

zez: But what about the radition from the GPS??? That can't be good for their skin.


GPS is receive only so I don't even need to address that one. Tiny burst signals over normal cell networks when transmitting the location are about as dangerous as, well, nothing. There's simply no danger whatsoever.
 
2013-12-05 12:35:34 AM  

BumpInTheNight: and then the parents can bring the cat home as a new pet.  Hey free cat right?  Anyone got a picture of a free cat they can post?


farm2.staticflickr.com
Was it this one?

No?
www.nachi.org
This one?


Hmmm...


Which 'Free cat' could you possibly be referring to?

i717.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-05 12:39:16 AM  
I have an aunt thats been clinically diagnosed with paramoid schizophrenia. She is convinced she's constantly under the surveillance of Robert Redford and his hired doctors and strategists. Im going to get her this watch for Christmas.
 
2013-12-05 10:55:29 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Deneb81: Yes, because it's not like kids are already absolutely 100% attached to a device with GPS constantly turned on and detailing their address to everyone on the internet with a social media account.

On the one hand, even when I was a kid I left my phone at home when I was doing something where I didn't want to be interrupted.

On the other hand, like literally everyone under the age of 40, I haven't worn a wrist-watch in at least a decade, so this would be even less effective than phone tracking.


I'm 34 and I wear a watch every day.  And usually a tie.  And I don't have to.
 
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