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Comment: Really? (Score 1) 208

Interesting. I noticed just the other day than, when I dimmed the dash light intensity on my rental that the speedometer disappeared. So it appears that lots of cars "violate federal law." So I looked up the standards (not laws) you cited and couldn't find the reference to "at all times."

So, I see two scenarios are possible:
A. It appears this is a chronic problem across the industry and none of the engineers, regulators, or lawyers has caught it until slashdot anonymous coward saved the world with his post.
B. This particular AC is a egotistical blowhard who wants to sound authoritative.

Let me think for a moment... which is the more likely scenario?

Comment: Re:Can't resell it... what?! I hope CM is okay... (Score 2) 274

by Senior Frac (#43483063) Attached to: Google Forbids Advertising On Glass

Well... of course you can sell it if you want. It would not be against the law to do so. You did buy the hardware. It will, however, stop working for the new owner at some point in the future.

Let's be clear. "You're not allowed" does not mean men from black helicopters coming through your skylight denying you your resale rights.

Comment: Re:A confession (Score 1) 297

by Senior Frac (#42546331) Attached to: Texas State Rep. Files 2 Bills To Ban RFID In Schools

Part of the condition was her carrying the badge around anyway (no battery) and never talking about or objecting to the program.

A lie.

The letter from the district, posted on Infowars no less, showed no such condition for stopping the disenrollment. She merely had to wear the [chipless] id.

The family's story has since changed, upon further questioning by real journalists, to that they believe carrying the [chipless] id would be the same as condoning the program.

Comment: Re:Well no duh they lost (Score 1) 412

Bullshit. That is what the father may have claimed initially. His story, after subsequent interviews by actual journalists who cared to ask the right questions, changed to [paraphrased] "carrying the non-chipped ID would be equivalent to our endorsement of the RFID program." He lied to the initial reporter to get media traction and is backtracking.

The letter from the district, posted on Infowars, whack-a-doodle site itself, made it quite clear how she could stop disenrollment and outlined the specific steps required. Stop objecting and publicly support the program were nowhere to be found in those conditions.

Comment: Re:RCMP staff should be sued and then fired (Score 1) 770

by Senior Frac (#41803165) Attached to: Canadian Teenager Arrested For Photographing Mall Takedown

They need a refresher, yes.

I can see how the police got here though. 99% of the time the person the security guards have detained is a complete ___hole who probably did do something illegal. They got complacent and forgot to ask the right questions to the security guards.

Comment: Re:Guilty of disobeying authority (Score 1) 652

by Senior Frac (#41777759) Attached to: Mother Found Guilty After Protesting TSA Pat-down of Daughter
Disobeying authority would have been is she said "no" and walked away. The TSA agents are supposed to be fine with that. The lawsuit is because she did not do that. She decided to make a scene and stage a protest right in the security screening area. She needed to pick her location and time a bit better.

Comment: Re:Summary is rediculoous (Score 1) 652

by Senior Frac (#41777695) Attached to: Mother Found Guilty After Protesting TSA Pat-down of Daughter

The fact that they aren't law enforcement doesn't invalidate the analysis of what happened. Any other fallacious bullshit you'd like to spout?

The poster is right. This woman could have said "no" and walked away. She chose instead of cause a scene and has now been called out on it. Protest all you want out in public, not while in front of me in line while I'm trying to make my flight.

Comment: Re:You cannot fine that which does not have a numb (Score 1) 614

by Senior Frac (#41708481) Attached to: FTC Offers $50,000 For Best Way To Stop Robocalls

It sure would work! The US phone company that made the connection would pay the fine if the foreign one didn't. This would then cause a renegotiation of that contract between US-co and non-US-co that requires enforcement on their end or no further calls will be connected.

Like I said, the dead-end pays the fine. After that, the free market sorts it out.

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