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Comment He's incorrect on the Georgia code (Score 1) 1440

He's incorrect on the Georgia code.

The verbiage, regarding sending texts and similar communications, says "is used to" communicate "with another person", not "can be" or "may be" so you would have to actually use the device to communicate with somebody to be ticketed.

Therefor, using the GPS function of your phone isn't covered under the violation.

Comment Re:About time (Score 2) 225

You usually have the right to bring a lawyer with you to court.

This is HIGHLY dependent on your state's laws. Arizona, for example, does not allow lawyers in small claims. Also, the cutoff for small claims is usually far less than the $25k mentioned. Arizona's is $2500 which is nearer to other states I've seen as well.

Comment Re:I'm curious to see how many retailers actually (Score 1) 732

This law is more about the Mom & Pop corner stores that have always had to have a $10 minimum for credit card fees, now it might be more convenient for them to allow credit cards for a bottle of soda, provided they can up the charge and not lose money on the sale. It'll also encourage people to switch back to good old cash that way.

"That have always had"....uh, no. That has not been allowed for a long time by the merchant agreements they sign with the credit card companies. It isn't hard to set your prices so even if somebody does pay with a card you don't lose money. Also, the agreements ( as well as most state's laws) have always required them to have the higher of the two prices posted. They've always been able to offer a "cash discount" but not charge for using a card.

I don't like credit card companies but this is a bad change. And, FWIW, I am a small business owner.

Comment Re:Good (Score 2) 851

Asinine? I think that's a little over the top.

The flu isn't a normally life threatening illness, regardless if you are in the hospital or not. I got a flu shot exactly once, got the worst flu I've ever had, and haven't had one since. It's been over 10 years and I've had the flu once since. It is a personal choice and is very dependent on the person in whether it works or not. I wouldn't allow an employer to force an immunization on me either.

Comment Re:A new hundred? (Score 2) 416

For the flashlights, if you have a Costco nearby, they have 3 packs for $20 that have Cree head units. They are fantastic little lights and have low, high and strobe (in case you want to mess with somebody). I've bought 2 packs of them.

They are in a flat blister pack about 14"x14" with a big red "200 Lumens" in the upper left. The brand name is TechLite Lumen Master.

Here's the exact package on Amazon.

Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.