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Hooker Protector


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This essay does not describe an existing computer program, just one that should exist. This essay is about a suggested student project in Java programming. This essay gives a rough overview of how it might work. I have no source, object, specifications, file layouts or anything else useful to implementing this project. Everything I have prepared to help you is right here.

This project outline is not like the artificial, tidy little problems you are spoon-fed in school, when all the facts you need are included, nothing extraneous is mentioned, the answer is fully specified, along with hints to nudge you toward a single expected canonical solution. This project is much more like the real world of messy problems where it is up to you to fully the define the end point, or a series of ever more difficult versions of this project and research the information yourself to solve them.

Everything I have to say to help you with this project is written below. I am not prepared to help you implement it; or give you any additional materials. I have too many other projects of my own.

Though I am a programmer by profession, I don’t do people’s homework for them. That just robs them of an education.

You have my full permission to implement this project in any way you please and to keep all the profits from your endeavour.

Please do not email me about this project without reading the disclaimer above.

Sex trade workers often are murdered or beaten. This project is to discourage that sort of violence. A group of hookers (male or female) share a laptop computer. Each time a sex trade worker goes off with a customer, the friends of that worker enter the licence plate number in the computer. Known violent customers can be flagged. If somebody disappears, they can trace the license plate. A more elaborate version allows laptops to log into an Internet database to upload data and download data from other groups of sex trade workers. Fancier versions may have pictures or descriptions of particularly dangerous customers.

Now that cellphones with built-in cameras are available, the hooker could surrpetitiously snap a photo of her john and download it as she is leaving on a trick. These would be on file in the community database.


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