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    Thats quite true actually, they'll charge per lamp post we pass.

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    Well, I guess this will be Rustyboxx


    I'm leaning on a lamppost
    At the corner of the street
    In case a certain little landy comes by.
    Oh me! Oh my!
    I hope the little landy comes by.
    I don't know if it'll get away,
    It doesn't always get away,
    But anyhow I know that she'll try.
    Oh me, oh my!
    I hope the little landy comes by.

    There's no other download I would wait for,
    But this one I'd crack any code for.
    I don't want to ask what its for.
    I hope my battery isn't flat;
    I sure wouldn't like that.
    This wireless network is beautiful
    Its marvellous and wonderful,
    And anyone can understand why
    I'm leaning on a lamppost
    At the corner of the street
    In case a certain little landy passes by.

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    you muppet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuned Vitesse
    they'll either charge a toll for passing a lamp post or the hardware needed will be under license and cost a couple of billion quid.

    Thinking about this a bit deeper and you see where this is going...

    ...They'll ditch road tax and fuel tax, and you won't pay for the actual internet provided but you'll pay a small charge each time you pass a broadcast lamp, which will effectively bill people relatively on a per use basis, meaning the more miles you drive, the more 'TAX' you'll pay...

    This also means that the Gov't will be spending money setting up hi-tech lamp posts and not re-surfacing our horrible roads

    Just my cynics view
    Yep totally I was wondering what system they were going to use for their road charging schemes this is obviously it.

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    Well, if it works using MAC Addresses, just clone someone elses MAC Address! **Cough** ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UK_MP3Car
    Well, if it works using MAC Addresses, just clone someone elses MAC Address! **Cough** ;-)
    yeah Tony Blairs! Then you can launch nukes from your carPC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UK_MP3Car
    Well, if it works using MAC Addresses, just clone someone elses MAC Address! **Cough** ;-)
    Well, it they do lampposts, there will prolly be RFID receivers in each lamppost as well as WLAN.
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    what and retrofit every older car with equiptment to show what lampposts they passed?
    why not just unplug the black box... bam no tax?

    just wondering

    tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutilator
    what and retrofit every older car with equiptment to show what lampposts they passed?
    why not just unplug the black box... bam no tax?

    just wondering

    tom.
    RFID wouldn't require any black-box or expensive hardware, RFID chips are dead cheap

    But it's something on the cards and these lampposts would be ideal however the mechanism.

    A quick search shows that I'm not the first to think of RFID for congension charging cars:

    http://www.rfidnews.org/news/2004/06...y-uk-vehicles/
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    may mean the end to normal trackers - you could use this service to track the rfid signals

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