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Comment: Re:Converted old cell phone to uplink transmitter (Score 2) 186 186

I modified a Yamaha RGX 110, a fm transmitter for a walkman, and added a 9 volt battery then connect a portable fm radio to my peavy distortion pedal... wireless guitar. I just cut a few slits in the plastic plate cover on the back of the guitar so I could change channels, turn it off and on. Still worked normal if I wanted to plug it in directly so long as the transmitter was off.

Comment: Re:The story about it being fake is fake. (Score 1) 37 37

My brother built a few classic arcade games from scratch and ordered decals and some parts for them from a game vendor. After playing them for awhile he sold/gave them away, I'm sure after they change hands a few times someone who knows nothing about them might think they are something else since they look professionally built but not like the original. Are they fake? No, just my brother's hobby when he was in college.

   

Comment: Re:Does Uber need executives in France? (Score 3, Informative) 329 329

Uber left my state although it's one of the most loosely regulated because they didn't feel they should be required to have more than minimum private liability insurance as apposed to the same commercial insurance that taxis are required to have. Medallions are not required and a commercial license for a taxi driver is about $15 more than a regular driver's license every four years.

Comment: Re: Bullshit narrative ... (Score 1) 227 227

Those type regulations don't exist everywhere and they still cry foul when they are asked to have insurance other than the personal minimum liability required by the state for a private noncommercial car. It appears to me that they simply want to first reduce their costs as much as possible by putting the burden of maintaining a fleet of vehicles on the drivers but when they have trouble finding drivers because they can't support the burden they try to claim they are exempt from insuring and licensing their vehicles commercially.

To call Uber a ride sharing service is silly... I go to my phone be it a call, text, or an app and order a ride a car shows up and I pay them for a ride this is how a taxi company works.

 

Comment: Re:Holy Cow (Score 2) 218 218

My brother has a thinkpad that came with win 3.1 but was somehow upgraded to 95 siting on a bookshelf when ever I go over to his house I have to plug it in and boot it just to see if it still works. He wanted me to put linux or something on it to make it useful again but all it has is a 3.5 floppy.

Comment: Re:The future is coming. (Score 1) 214 214

Well that would be covered under the extended warranty and you want to make sure you get that and anything else it will cover fixed before you trade it in. Also the goal is trade in every three years although probably not for your first new car that one will be five years but you want to get better value on the trade in it doesn't even have to be a different car just new.

This is kind of a regular thing after you make it past the buy in it's cheaper than a lease.

Comment: Re:Where are the round-abouts (Score 1) 203 203

We have two round abouts in my US mid-western town, they are not that great and are in places of low pedestrian traffic. The rest of our intersection are more like the ones vision zero are purposing. They work very well in business areas, slows the cars down so they see the businesses, the angle parking allows more cars parked on a block, and is generally easier than parallel parking. Crosswalks are usually at the end of the blocks where there are traffic lights or have a pedestrian signal that's activated when they press a button to walk.

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