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Comment: Re:Have some fun (Score 2) 143

Better yet, go take the tracking device and stick it to the underside of a city garbage truck or something. The cops will be sent on a wild goose chase and whoever had the tracking device attached wont get tracked anymore.

I'd actually mail it to the headquarters of a TLA (CIA/NSA/FBI/KGB/GRU/MI5/MI6/ETC) - but first I'd pack it in a box filled with spare electronics, wire, and play-doh. The outside of the box might be liberally doused with Nitrogen (read: detects as explosives) based fertilizer that I use on my lawn. I'd also enclose a letter asking if it belongs to them. The same letter would also ask them to find the owner if is not theirs. Plus I'd have multiple copies of the video of me packing the thing up for shipment.

Comment: Re:It's not competition. (Score 1) 232

by Letophoro (#48156163) Attached to: Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area
From TFA2 linked to in TFA: If Mr. Augustus fails to make a decision on the transfer, it will automatically become approved.

The cable license transfer can only be based on four criteria: the company's management, technical and legal experience, as well as its financial capabilities. If Comcast can meet that criteria, the transfer cannot be denied, Mr. Traynor said. He said Comcast's customer service record does not fall within the standard of measuring the company's management experience.

Neither company has a dejure monopoly. Comcast has already purchased the license.

The (as in one) license implies that that there is a monopoly. Dejeure or defacto is irrelevant.

Not that it matters. The point I was making to the OP in this thread was that there is a monopoly. The only real question is who will have the monopoly, and based on TFA2, it will be Comcast.

Comment: Re:Distance and Charge Time (Score 1) 174

by Letophoro (#48060069) Attached to: A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

I can't wait for to be woken at 5 AM when the turbine generator fires up outside my bedroom window ;(

As opposed to being woken at 5 AM by a loud internal combustion engine and the sound of banging trash cans?

Seriously though, there is no reason that the turbine has to be louder than the current engine in the garbage truck.

Comment: Re:Funding (Score 1) 664

by Letophoro (#46917919) Attached to: Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Well, of course they are not cheap... It's got a cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks, it's a model made before catalytic converters, so it'll run good on regular gas.

But the cigarette lighter is missing, and the motor is prone to throwing a rod.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)