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Comments on StarChase Tracking Tag And Star Wars Homing Beacon
The Los Angeles police are taking a page from Obiwan Kenobi's book on how to chase suspects; hopefully, they will stay out of asteroid fields. (Read the complete story)

"“they have created a technology until now seen only in Star Wars” Star Wars? Was the submitter of this story under 20 years old? A TTL like this has been used even on the old Adam West Batman TV Show not to mention comic books and super-spy novels that predate Lucas. How about a little fact checking prior to posting such uninformed claims. It’s bad enough when the Trekkies claim every modern invention was “created” by Rodenberry. (To meet my criteria for this story, I needed not only a "tracking device" but also the element of being able to throw it and have it stick. I don't remember that from Batman - do you have a reference?)"
(GeneSplicer 2/6/2006 6:06:40 AM)
"Yes, Batman has used the throw-and-stick trackers at LEAST since the late '80s -- but Spider Man was using them in the '60s."
(Athelind 2/6/2006 5:24:16 PM)
"Okay, okay - the readers are right! Any other sources for throwable, sticky homing beacons? We might as well get them all..."
(Bill Christensen 2/6/2006 7:28:39 PM)
""We" don't claim that it was invented by Roddenberry, we claim that it was "Inwented in Wussia.""
(Unabashed Trekker 2/7/2006 9:47:08 AM)
"this is only the just the tip of the ice berg we have not began to use the power of the 22nd and 23rd century technology i am truly ahppy that this is changing the way that we live on earth i am so happy for this chang in the world."
(lamont bennett 2/7/2006 1:45:24 PM)
"spidey tracer spider man tracer"
(drn 2/7/2006 4:58:10 PM)
"In the "RoboCop" TV series (1994), everyone's gun had a digital display that would switch to 'TAG' if they wanted to fire a tracking pellet into a fleeing suspect. http://www.robocoparchive.com/misc/series-violence.htm"
(Chris Johnston 2/19/2006 3:59:01 AM)
"cool!"
( 3/14/2006 4:41:29 PM)
"I want to contact starchase and show them some really big uses for their product."
(mack 2/4/2008 6:09:16 PM)
"Not enough to well and truly knock out StarChase patent. What about Knight Rider, Star Gate, Battle Star Gallactica, V, Babylon 5, Future Cop? I can't believe Police are going to have to pay royalties for this patent. Patent Office clearly needs help. See PeerToPatent. "
(PatentlyObvious 8/9/2009 8:13:59 PM)

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