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Use Your iPhone To Get Out of a Ticket 291

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the solid-use-of-your-time dept.
An anonymous reader writes to tell us that just announced new compatibility with the Safari web browser on Apple's iPhone, giving you new tools to immediately contest a parking ticket. The site is so confident in their service that if all steps are followed and the ticket is still not dismissed they will pay $10 towards your ticket. "The process begins by navigating the iPhone's Safari browser to the website where you'll find a straightforward means to fight a parking ticket; whether the ticket was issued in New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. Simply register for a free account and choose the city in which the ticket was issued. Enter your ticket and vehicle details then answer a few quick questions. The detailed process takes about ten minutes, from A-Z. To allow easy entry of your ticket, a look-a-like parking ticket is displayed — for your specific city — with interactive functionality."

Comment: Re:And why the hell do I need a driver for this? (Score 5, Informative) 363

by Why2K (#26889669) Attached to: Handset Vendors Plug Micro-USB Charge Ports
From the USB standard, section 7.2.1 (emphasis mine):

A unit load is defined to be 100mA. The number of unit loads a device can draw is an absolute maximum, not an average over time. A device may be either low-power at one unit load or high-power, consuming up to five unit loads. All devices default to low-power. The transition to high-power is under software control. It is the responsibility of software to ensure adequate power is available before allowing devices to consume high-power.

Comment: Re:Or (Score 1) 465

by Why2K (#26326243) Attached to: The Exact Cause of the Zune Meltdown

The Freescale chip in question is an ARM -- the i.MX31 (this driver is actually for the power management companion IC). Freescale does not and never has made low power x86 chips. In fact, being the spin-off of Motorola's semiconductor division and the home of the 68K processor line, they would probably find that suggestion offensive!

1 Mole = 007 Secret Agents