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Old 04-19-2004, 10:42 AM   #131
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Default Hey MO!

How about a bike review? The last one y'all posted was March 31st! One every 3 weeks is a bit weak boys...
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:43 AM   #132
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Default Re: Are Motorcycles Next?

<blockquote>There is at least one car rental company that will fine you when you return the car if you speed using their rental cars. I believe they use GPS for this, but I'm not certain.</blockquote>





I found a story about the car rental company, but it's not the one I remember reading. I seem to recall that at least one court has since ruled against the rental company- only states may set limits & collect fines.



http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3072637/</p>





Conclusion? Remember that great bumper sticker that says "Don't Steal- The Government Hates Competition?"
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:48 AM   #133
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Wow- did I read that correctly? During a discussion involving government, someone made a reference to Monty Python before a reference to Hitler?

This *could* be a first in the history of the Internet.</p>
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Old 04-20-2004, 04:07 AM   #134
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Current wireless LAN transmissions are just too easy to block- get yourself one of those 802.11b routers AND a 2.4GHz cordless phone, you'll see what I mean. RFID tag blockers will be along shortly. Remember, engineers don't like Big Brother any more than the rest of us.

My guess is that there will be enough problems with background electromagnetic interference, etc., to keep data from on-car stuff inadmissible for a long, long time. Car makers aren't going to be keen on trying to sell vehicles that spy on their customers, either.</p>

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Old 04-22-2004, 03:25 AM   #135
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All the new cell phones have GPS built into them now...
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:01 AM   #136
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Default Re: Black boxes: good or bad?

You have a good point about the probability of the car going that fast. However, we had a case a while ago that involved a car doing 115 in a 35. The driver tried to swerve around a parked van, lost control and killed the passenger. So it is possible.... but probably not in a Sunfire.
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