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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

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The City of Redmond employs drive-by water-meter readers.

This involves a team of two people and a city Jeep. One person is the driver. The other person is leaning out the window holding a thing on a stick that looks to all the world like a black golf club. Instead of smashing mailboxes, they're driving by black plates on the ground marked "WATER METER", slowing down, she-of-the-stick touches a circle on the plate with her implement, it goes "beep", and they drive on.

Modern RFID tech is impressively flexible. I'd just never seen a meter reading before. Looks like an efficient system.

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That is immensely fascinating and giggle-inducing. But at the same time, that is an extremely clever implementation of RFID technology to make a job faster, more efficient, more accurate, and most likely safer as well. If the meter reader doesn't have to get out of the vehicle, that reduces his or her chances of being mugged. :)

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