Skip to comments.Thousands of sex offenders left unmonitored as tracking system crashes with 2 MILLION records
Posted on 10/08/2010 2:37:49 PM PDT by FromLori
Thousands of sex offenders across the U.S. were left completely unmonitored after an electronic tagging system shut down earlier this week. The GPS monitoring system - which holds more than two million records - went offline on Tuesday leaving authorities in 49 states blind to offender's movements for around 12 hours. BI Incorporated, which runs the system, said the problem was caused by a data overload. As a result, prisons and correction agencies were prevented for receiving notifications on tens of thousands of people nationwide. In Wisconsin prison officials made local police and probation agents detain around 140 offenders at local jails until the system was back up.
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In other words, GPS was fine, our servers sh@t the bed. Last I looked the GPS constellation is working just fine.....
Just can’t wait until all our medical records are on computers with no more silly paper records. Then when you get to the emergency room and are told, “The computers are down......”
such a simple data collection and distributed database, yet it cannot handle the load of 2 million inputs distributed over the area?
if anyone reading this wants it replaced, i’ll do it in a very short time frame. secure. map overlays. movement playback. real-time data feed. integrated with other systems. fixed cost.
i have decades of experience designing and creating distributed systems.
just drop me a freep-mail for more
what the hell is that???!!