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Comment: Google Police (Score 1) 134

by havana9 (#48081263) Attached to: Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

Google police
Arrest this man
He search with Bing
He Buzzfeed on a fridge
He's listening on Mixradio

Google police
Arrest this girl
Her iPhone six
Is making me feel envy
And we've crashed her macBook

This is what you'll get
This is what you'll get
This is what you'll get
When you mess with us

Google police
I've given all I can
It's not enough
I've given all I can
But we're still on the payroll

This is what you'll get
This is what you'll get
This is what you'll get
When you mess with us

For a minute there
I lost myself, I lost myself
Phew, for a minute there
I lost myself, I lost myself

For a minute there
I lost myself, I lost myself
Phew, for a minute there
I lost myself, I lost myself

Comment: Re:Pay cash (Score 1) 907

by havana9 (#48001069) Attached to: Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running
We're talking about clunkers. I've noticed that car dealers on new cars are eager to sell you also a loan, normally adding insurance, curb side assistance and prepaid maintenance not making an extra discount on base price. For businesses having a leasing instead of having to pay cash is also a lot more interesting because instead of an asset you have an expense.

Comment: Re:Batteries? Seriously? (Score 1) 491

by havana9 (#47870975) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars
Normally the friends of friends that make buses make also trolleybuses, with the added benefit for trolleybuses that you can make a gift for the friends of friends that make overhead wires. The advantage with buses it that is easier to externalize the bus services to other friends of friends, and get rid of those nasty problem with unionized bus drivers that refuse to work unpaid overtime or drive a bus with worn tires.

Comment: Re:They used to be called UHF TV tuners (Score 1) 237

by havana9 (#47815719) Attached to: Mysterious, Phony Cell Towers Found Throughout US

I was told it was illegal. Whether that was just FCC strong-arming or not, I don't know. I was a teenager when I did that and I figured correctly that there was no harm or consequence to be had. Most of the TV sets, even in the 1980s could not do it.

I think because most TV sets to save components and making alignment easier used a so called intercarrier circuit, where if no video signal carries was present, no audio signal could be demodulated. Newer tv sets had also a mute cicuit that engaged when poor TV signal was present.

Comment: Re:Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (Score 1) 137

by havana9 (#47763467) Attached to: HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard
THe cable manufacturer got a spec, then passed the order to a subcontractor. The subcontractor tried to shave costs buying cheaper cables. Cheaper cable while sold as on spec, actually were made under spec, say with tinned aluminium instead of tinned copper.
The cables pass quality checks, because maybe are lax, and then you have a low quality cable that will work most of the time. Sometimes doesn't work, in other word the last quality inspection is made unknowingly by the buyer...

Comment: Re:What's so American (Score 1) 531

by havana9 (#47755773) Attached to: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Because the FCC has done such a FABULOUS job regulating teh airwaves, we just HAVE to get them involved in the Internet!

You coul come in Italy in the '80, that due a loophole in the law was possible to broadcast thelevision without license. The end result was a total chaos on TV reception with mandated complex antenna receving systems like this: http://i28.tinypic.com/nn2kvk.... and still have reception problems. Even when a CATV system was in use problem arose as high power transmitter were placed to overcome the signals of other tv stations. The problem born in that small chaos window are still affecting tv reception today after the digital switchover.

Comment: Re:My Anecdotal Evidence (Score 1) 455

by havana9 (#47269987) Attached to: NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

You are looking at this from the wrong point of view. The way you should be looking at is, if you ALSO had the option of calling up Ford or GM or whoever your car maker was directly, and asking THEM if they could beat the dealer's price

If you want a Fiat and are in Turin the number to call is 011-004-2000. The price they make are a bit lower in respect of other car dealer, especially on cars in the park lot, but they're not the market killers you could think: i suppose that the mak up goes in the Fiat shareholders pockets instead of the car dealers pocket.

Comment: Re:We should have a choice (Score 1) 455

by havana9 (#47269951) Attached to: NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

And where exactly do you live that you are buying your VCR directly from Sony or Toshiba

I actually bought Philips TV sets, VCR, lamps, fridges, dishwashes and hairdryers directly from Philips. I only had to drive to their facory outlet near thei warehouse. The price were lower than the special offer in supermarket, and sometimes you could buy refurbished products at very low prices. Unfortunately they closed the warehouse and the outled a couple of year ago.

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