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Comment Re:Don't visit NC (Score 2, Insightful) 636

I would argue that the fact that he doesn't know what type of car he's writing a ticket to could mean that he has the wrong car. Maybe he saw another car speeding, couldn't locate it, and pulled me over instead.

A Mustang and a Charger are extremely hard to confuse if you remotely know anything about cars. One has two doors and one has four for a start.

Why should I have to negotiate? Admitting to broken equipment when I had none is illegal. Plain and simple.

Clerical error? Lets say a police officer is sent out to a crime scene and told that they are looking for a white male with a gun. The officer runs up to the scene, looks around and finds the first guy he can, which happens to be a black guy. He arrests that black guy and writes up the incident report stating he arrested a white guy. Clerical error?

Again, I don't know if I was speeding. I'm almost 30 and have only had one other speeding ticket. That was when I was 16. Maybe I was speeding, but 4mph over the limit, with no other cars on the road, in an area where the limit changes from 55 to 45 back to 55 in less than 100 yards is a little extreme. Speeding tickets are 100% about generating revenue, nothing more.

Comment Re:Don't visit NC (Score 1) 636

I don't know how fast I was going. The point of my story was that neither did the cop. He didn't pace me, didn't use radar, and wrote the ticket to the wrong type of vehicle.

If he had paced me or even had a radar gun in his car (he's a detective, therefore no radar gun) then I would have been more willing to pay without going to court.

Comment Don't visit NC (Score 5, Interesting) 636

I was written a ticket by a detective one morning. It was for 4mph over the limit. There was no traffic on the 5 lane road and I was in a business suit. After he left, I realized he had written the ticket to me, but was for a Ford Mustang. I drive a Dodge Charger.

So the court date rolled around and I showed up in court. The DA comes over and asks if I want to plead it down to an equipment violation. I tell him that wouldn't be legal as I didn't have any equipment violations and the detective wrote the ticket to the wrong type of vehicle.

The DA walks over to the detective and proceeds to have him write me a new ticket, making the change to the type of vehicle to reflect what I was driving. This was after the DA looked up my DMV records to find the correct type of vehicle.

We go in front of the judge and I have to question the detective. I ask him if he used a radar gun to clock me, which he didn't. I asked him if he was qualified to write tickets based on "pacing". He wasn't. I asked him if he knew how far down the road in either direction the speed limits changed. He didn't. This was relevant because I had just entered a 45 mph area from a 55 mph area.

The judge got tired of me reaming the detective and says "I really don't care what evidence you have, you're paying for the ticket. Dismissed." That was the end of that. Traffic court is a joke.

Comment I've always wondered why they can't do it this way (Score 1) 140

Why can't the Teleco's offload the cost of laying the lines to the consumers that want the lines.

Here's my idea. Lets say I live in a neighborhood that doesn't have fiber runs. I call up the teleco and get a quote to have them lay fiber to my house. Let's just say that cost is.........$8000 (just a random number).

I agree to pay $8000 for installation plus a monthly fee for the service. But, I own the fiber. The teleco can now buy back the fiber when other people call from my neighborhood and want to use the fiber lines that I paid to have run from the teleco to my house.

So say there are 40 houses between my house and the teleco box (the distance I paid to have the fiber run). The teleco could tell the first guy that wanted fiber besides me that it will cost him $4000 (half my costs) + the cost to lay fiber from my line to his house. Teleco gets none of the $4000, just the actual cost to lay the line and I get the $4000 back.

Now a third guy comes along. The teleco tells him it will cost $2000 to lay the line. I get $1000 back and so does the second guy.

Think pyramid scheme, but I will never make back 100% of my cost.

Comment Re:Crossing the line ... (Score 2, Interesting) 550

I'm colorblind. I'm was EQII (Sony) player. I can tell you that it's extremely annoying that the only indication that a mob is aggressive is a 1px red (#FF0000) outline on the mob's name.

Guess what. I use this ideology called "adapt and overcome". I'm glad that people/companies don't pander to my "disability". Do I wish games/websites/stores/life would give me the option of using a neon blue 1px outline on aggressive mobs (both in games and at the local mall)? Sure I do, but they don't, so I figure out tricks to overcome it.

Don't believe I'm colorblind. Google "colorblind developer". You'll see my site, it's number 1 on google for that term.

I hope this lawsuit fails. Games and their developers shouldn't be forced to develop games that everyone can play. Businesses/offices that are essential for living (DMV, grocery stores, hospitals) should have to accomidate handicapped people, but not games. I was in a wheelchair for the last semester of college and learned how amazingly difficult it is to get around in a wheelchair first hand. I will never look at a building the same way.

If a company doesn't consult with disabled people when developing their game/website, then those disabled people should use their money's talking power and go elsewhere. If 10% of the US players of EQII (the percentage of colorblind males in the US) quit playing EQII because of the aggro mob issue, Sony would probably take note.

Comment Re:Now would be a good time to write your official (Score 1) 221

Me to DMV:
"I saw an article today that disturbed me deeply.


What gives DMV the right to store my photo used when obtaining a North Caroline drivers license? Under what law is NC DMV then allowed to give away my information to federal authorities?

Please explain to me why NC DMV is providing my personal information to the FBI so that they can place me in a "digital lineup"."

DMV to me:
"North Carolina law (General Statute 20-43) states that "...A photographic image or signature recorded in any format by the Division for a drivers license or a special identification card is confidential and shall not be released except for law enforcement purposes." "

Me to DMV:
"So for my next license can I refuse to have my picture and signiture placed on my drivers license?

How is releasing my photo along with every other resident of NC deemed to be "for law enforcement purposes"? I'm not a criminal, suspect, or even remotely involved with anything to do with law enforcement, yet my photo is being placed in digital lineups."

Comment Millbrook, AL (Score 1) 345

I had to laugh when I saw that this was Victory Baptist. I went to high school in Millbrook, not at the school from the article, but the public school in this town. Millbrook is currently ranked as the fastest growing city in Alabama, last I checked. Most of the kids that got kicked out of public school had to go to Victory.

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