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hacker defeats $1500 "smart gun" with $15 of magnets

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by old lady new shooter, Jul 26, 2017.

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  1. Legionnaire
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    The news has seemed to play up this disparity between the cost of the gun and the cost of the hack, as if that really mattered all that much. I watched a $10K safe defeated by a $30 sledgehammer at a jewelry show back in the 80s. That the technology could be defeated doesn't mean that it is warrantless as some have indicated or that the concept is without merit.

    Lots of concepts and technology needs work to be viable. This just needs lots of work.

    I personally like the idea of folks working to make a safer product that will only deploy when needed. That aspect of the concept I think is very good. That the human/gun interface aspect is so fraught with problems indicates that his is something not apt to be ready for prime time for a long time.
     
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    Ah, but the government routinely exempts its agents from such improvements.
    I think California PDs should be armed from the Roster.
     
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    Whether it is Chapter 7 (no money) or Chapter 11 (give us a break to get money), neither is good for a company. Sure it maybe they had issues with their CEO and will do fine now. It has happened. Pretty sure investors aren't lining up at the door to throw money at unproven technology for a .22LR handgun that is radically opposed in large freedom markets like the US.
     
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