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Steve Jobs' Missing License Plate

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the missing-icon dept.

Transportation 579

An anonymous reader writes "One of the famous stories about Steve Jobs is that he used to drive around in a Mercedez Benz sports car with no license plates, and that he would sometimes park in Handicapped spots on Apple's Cupertino campus. Jon Callas, who used to work on OS security at Apple, explains how Jobs was able to do this legally."

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Legally... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857306)

And with a great deal of money.

Re:Legally... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857438)

To think some conspiracy theorists think laws are only for the poor...

It's a fair point about the parking tickets though, when you're a billionaire it's really hard to find small change to feed the meter with. Anyone with a new high end car should be exempt from parking charges for this reason.

Handicapped tickets can end up with jail time for (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857528)

Handicapped tickets can end up with jail time for people who doing all the time and I bet there are hard ass judges who will give some like the jobs the MAX time in jail.

"Someone like Jobs"? (-1, Troll)

unassimilatible (225662) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857602)

You mean the guy who was dying of cancer? That guy should be jailed for parking in a handicapped spot?

Where are all the supposed Libertarians here on /. pointing out what a government intrusion it is to tell private companies what kind of parking spaces they should have, let alone jailing people for not complying with them?

Re:"Someone like Jobs"? (3, Informative)

EvanED (569694) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857692)

If you RTFA you'd know that he's done it since the early 80s.

Re:"Someone like Jobs"? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857730)

They're probably sick of being shat upon and name-called all the time by the Slashdot statists, and being, the self-interested folk they are, only speak up when they feel like it.

Re:"Someone like Jobs"? (2)

nomadic (141991) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857808)

Slashdot libertarians compulsively speak up constantly about their little pet ideology, so you're probably wrong on that.

Re:"Someone like Jobs"? (1)

socz (1057222) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857738)

Yah... like the sole comment on that page said... 'there's a reason they're always empty, even handicapped people don't want to park there, they just want to get treated the same as everyone else!' /sarcasm

Re:"Someone like Jobs"? (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 2 years ago | (#37858020)

It's a quote from a Seinfeld episode [wikipedia.org] .

Re:"Someone like Jobs"? (1)

sjames (1099) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857748)

He wasn't dying of cancer in 2001.

Re:"Someone like Jobs"? (1)

bill_mcgonigle (4333) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857822)

Where are all the supposed Libertarians here on /. pointing out what a government intrusion it is to tell private companies what kind of parking spaces they should have, let alone jailing people for not complying with them?

So moved.

Re:Handicapped tickets can end up with jail time f (1)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857778)

So, err, how would they give him time in jail for parking on a handicapped spot... on restricted private property?

I can paint a pair of lines in my driveway and a big handicapped symbol between them, and park there all I want to. It would make me appear to be a dick for doing it (then again, some neighbors might get a laugh out of it), but it's perfectly legal for me to do that. Same with any other private property that isn't an obvious publicly-'open' store or retail outlet.

It would depend on California laws, but I'm certain there are going to be some pretty obvious exceptions for what kind of private property you can enforce the rules on.

Re:Handicapped tickets can end up with jail time f (1)

langelgjm (860756) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857960)

I was under the impression that shopping centers, movie theaters, etc. are required to provided a certain number of handicap parking spaces based on the sized of the lot, etc. Probably a requirement of ADA and state laws. Not sure how it applies to a strictly private campus, but given that normal workplaces have to comply with all sorts of ADA related requirements, I wouldn't be surprised if they also had to provide handicap spaces.

A lot of this story doesn't make sense. As others have pointed out, one would think he would have a reserved space (and maybe one in front of every building, if he wanted). Why not just park in the grass, if you really want to get close? Or get a Segway...

Also, I'm not sure how not having tags would help you not get a ticket. If anything, I would think you would be pulled over quite a bit for not having tags. Parking enforcement would probably cite you for not having tags. Even if you could get the tickets thrown out, that's a pretty big inconvenience. Most systems should be able to give you a ticket based on your VIN, too, which is visible through the windshield...

We need a lot less handicapped spots... (-1, Troll)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 2 years ago | (#37858054)

Handicapped tickets can end up with jail time for people who doing all the time and I bet there are hard ass judges who will give some like the jobs the MAX time in jail.

You know...I think I just gained a little more respect for Steve. I love it when someone can 'beat the system'.

That is mostly in reference to the missing plates.

But as far as handicapped spots go....I think we need to rethink those...

I mean, most of the time I go anywhere, I see nothing but prime parking spots...empty.

And the few times I *do* see someone parked in them, with a handicapped sticker/hanger...it is someone that I would bet 100 people would have trouble telling if they were handicapped. They're often big, brand new SUV's. I see people getting out of them...walking just fine, no canes, crutches and almost never a wheel chair.

I think once in the past year...I've actually seen a van parked in a handicapped spot, that had a lift on it...for a legitimately crippled person.

I'm wondering, what are the new criteria to get a fucking handicapped pass to park up close? That you had a bad day? That you once saw a handicapped persons and now have PTSD? You stubbed your toe last month?

And lately, it seems that more and more and more front slots are marked handicapped....empty. I'm not thinking there's that much of a legitimate need for all those handicapped parking slots. I can only figure they're building more of them to accommodate the more handicapped stickers being given out to anyone with an ingrown toenail.

Either that, or the store gets some tax break for the more slots they have.

Look, I don't have a problem with someone that has a legitimate handicap and has trouble walking, but, this has gotten way outta hand.

I mean...the other day, and I shit you not...I saw a fucking big ass motorcycle...I think it was a freaking Honda Valkyrie [wikipedia.org] with a handicapped plate.

First of all I'm thinking....an handicapped person on a motorcycle?? And 2nd of all...if you can handle a 1500cc bike that weighs about 660lbs, you're not handicapped. If you are, you have no reason to be out on public roadways trying to navigate such a beast.

But on the lighter side...I do like how he found the loophole for the 6mos plate thing. I wonder what the laws in my state are...hmmmm.

Re:Legally... (2)

Ossifer (703813) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857560)

Yeah it's a good thing he didn't let his fortune change him...

Swapping luxury vehicles every six months, parking scofflaw, ...

Re:Legally... (5, Insightful)

chill (34294) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857590)

You are making the assumption his ego wasn't this big before he made his money. From all indications, it was. His fortune didn't change him. It just let him act on some of his impulses.

Re:Legally... (1)

Ossifer (703813) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857712)

Good point.

Re:Legally... (2)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857684)

Yeah it's a good thing he didn't let his fortune change him...

Swapping luxury vehicles every six months, parking scofflaw, ...

He did the illegal parking and tagless thing beforehe had his fortune. Getting his fortune just enabled him to use a legal loophole to keep doing what he always did in a legal fashion.

Re:Legally... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37858058)

So you're saying hes always been a rude ignorant asshole? No surprises there.

Parking in handicapped spots? Uh oh (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857314)

There goes his shot at sainthood.

Re:Parking in handicapped spots? Uh oh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37858022)

"There goes his shot at sainthood."

Don't be so sure. Illegally parking in a handicapped spot without getting a ticket is nothing short of a miracle.

FireSale!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857324)

I am going to be auctioning Jobs' license plate on ebay soon. Make sure

Legal loopholes (5, Insightful)

sohmc (595388) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857340)

He's okay with exploiting legal loopholes but when people want to jailbreak their phones, it's all of the sudden "let's get litigious and sue anyone that does this!"

Sounds like a Slashdotter (3, Insightful)

unassimilatible (225662) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857382)

The tinfoil hat crowd, "government out of my life" - unless they are talking about big companies they don't like, then it's, "rain down the wrath of Big Government on them!"

Re:Sounds like a Slashdotter (1)

EdZ (755139) | more than 2 years ago | (#37858046)

I'd be perfectly happy with a tiny government raining down wrath on big companies. It's the Equal Opportunities Wrath I'm interested in, not the size of the government dispensing it.

Re:Legal loopholes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857388)

He's okay with

No he's not ok with anything because he's dead. Usually one speaks of the dead in the past tense.

Re:Legal loopholes (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857502)

"He's" is a contraction of he was in addition to he is (and he has), though "he was" is more rare it's not inaccurate, just unclear. Though I doubt the OP meant to use it as such, your statement is invalid and pretty petty.

Re:Legal loopholes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857622)

If we're going to nit pick, then he would have had to write "He's been okay," instead of "He's okay."

Re:Legal loopholes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857632)

"He's" is a contraction of he was in addition to he is (and he has), though "he was" is more rare it's not inaccurate, just unclear.

Citation, please?

Re:Legal loopholes (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857428)

Apple may have a penchant for absurd lawsuits against other companies, but it's never sued any customer who jailbroke their phone. Nor anyone who installed OSX on a hackintosh, for that matter.

Re:Legal loopholes (1)

sohmc (595388) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857476)

I was exaggerating. They did, however, get in a tiff when a judge ruled jail-breaking was not illegal nor did it violate the DMCA

Re:Legal loopholes (1)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857636)

I was exaggerating.

That is not an exageration, that is a lie. An exageration is "they sued 30 people" when they sued one. Saying apple gets litigious and sues when they never did, though, is just a lie.

They did, however, get in a tiff when a judge ruled jail-breaking was not illegal nor did it violate the DMCA

Source?

Re:Legal loopholes (4, Informative)

amliebsch (724858) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857758)

Re:Legal loopholes (1)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857964)

Thank you.

Re:Legal loopholes (5, Funny)

marcello_dl (667940) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857888)

They did, however, get in a tiff when a judge ruled jail-breaking was not illegal nor did it violate the DMCA

Source?

10 PRINT "They did, however, get in a tiff when a judge ruled jail-breaking was not illegal nor did it violate the DMCA"

there.

Re:Legal loopholes (1)

Anpheus (908711) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857496)

The law is what you can successfully litigate.

Re:Legal loopholes (1)

Trillan (597339) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857576)

"Quick! Let's turn the conversation to jail breaking!"

Re:Legal loopholes (1)

TarMil (1623915) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857894)

Not as if the conversation had any interest to begin with, anyway...

Re:Legal loopholes (0)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857582)

Please, link all the cases where apple legally purused action against jailbreak community members. It would be useful for others.

Re:Legal loopholes (1)

fermion (181285) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857858)

The problem is that everyone is looking for a loophole or unenforced rule to gain some advantage. In terms of parking, just look at the number of SUVs parked in spots that are clearly marked 'compact car only'. Now, if there are no other spaces available that might be justifiable but it is mostly because these people don't want to walk to an extra 20 feet. I drive a compact car, but it is on the big side of compact, so I don't generally park in these spaces anymore.

So if one is trying to secure a system, and one is dealing with people who can't even follow a simply rule that doesn't really cost them anything, how can one use a light touch. I am sure that many people will say how unfair it is to put parking spaces in that cannot accomodate a troop carrier, but really, each square foot of parking costs money and have a variety of spaces ultimately reduces the necessary prices. Everyone has a choice of what to drive.

More at 11 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857348)

Rich Guy Flaunts Law

What does "flaunt law" mean? (-1)

unassimilatible (225662) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857448)

flaunt/flônt/
Verb:

Display (something) ostentatiously, esp. in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance.

Seems like the opposite, he didn't display his plate.

The guy was dying of cancer, seems handicapped enough to me.

Re:What does "flaunt law" mean? (3, Informative)

Enry (630) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857526)

He had cancer for 20 years?

Re:What does "flaunt law" mean? (1)

LoverOfJoy (820058) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857574)

How long was he dying of cancer? The article states that he'd been doing this since at least the early 80s.

Re:What does "flaunt law" mean? (1)

cellocgw (617879) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857674)

It means the previous poster was a douche of the sort who thinks 'consensus of opinion' is English. In this case, the intended word probably was "flout."

Re:What does "flaunt law" mean? (2)

RollingThunder (88952) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857742)

I suspect the AC confused "flaunt" with "flout". Not too surprising, as it's a rarely used word these days.

Re:What does "flaunt law" mean? (3, Insightful)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857860)

I haven't read the biography but I'm pretty sure Jobs was an asshole and I don't need a story like this to confirm it. He also did good things but parking illegally wasn't one of them. From what I know, he's always done it. I don't know what belief system others have but my opinion is that dying from 9 years of cancer at 56 is karma. Now don't misunderstand that I wish anyone dead but I believe you have to answer what you've done in the end.

Re:More at 11 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857616)

You say flaunt, I say flout...let's call the whole thing off.

He didn't have his own parking spot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857360)

On his own company?

Re:He didn't have his own parking spot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857524)

Did you read TFS? He had a handicapped spot for himself.

Re:He didn't have his own parking spot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857530)

He did; he just liked the handicapped spot better. It was 2 parking spaces closer.

Re:He didn't have his own parking spot? (1)

LoverOfJoy (820058) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857788)

The campus has multiple buildings and my guess is that while he does have his own parking spot just outside his personal office, he occasionally parks just outside one of the neighboring buildings when he is meeting with people there.

Some should of keyed that car in the handicap spot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857384)

Some should of keyed that car in the handicap spot when they know-ed it was jobs parking there. And jobs was lucky as in some cases you can get jail time for doing that.

Re:Some should of keyed that car in the handicap s (4, Informative)

SJHillman (1966756) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857490)

According to the article, people did key his car for that

Commit a felony over an infraction? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857864)

Seriously? How about "the government shouldn't put people in jail for trivial parking infractions," or is that too radical here on "big government out of my life" Slashdot?

Pictures vs words (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857400)

The pictures show a Mercedes/AMG CL 2-seater hard top convertible. The article describes a "big Mercedes". The CL is big only in price, but not everyone would know that just by looking at it...

Re:Pictures vs words (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857536)

The pictures are clearly of an SL. In the last picture you can clearly see 'SL55' and 'AMG' badges. The quad exhaust also gives it away.

The CL class are based on the sedans but in coupe form (that is, 2 doors) and are actually very large. A CL isn't much shorter than a full blown S-Class.

Re:Pictures vs words (2)

raddan (519638) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857584)

Keep in mind that Andy Hertzfeld is recounting a story about Jobs from the 1980's. Jobs' taste in expensive cars apparently changed from big and expensive to small and expensive.

I think the key thing to keep in mind here is that being a visionary and being a douchebag are not mutually exclusive.

OWS (5, Insightful)

should_be_linear (779431) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857404)

You know this economic system is broken when 40M people cannot see a doctor when they need to, and guy celebrated as next prophet is changing AMG Mercedes every 6 months, so he can avoid having a damn license plate.

Re:OWS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857494)

The fools! They should #occupy1InfinateLoop! Their the ones with the cache!

Nice off topic rant, lefty, but (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857548)

I'm sure the Google executives don't have expensive cars or homes or jets.

And the 40M (20M if you eliminate the illegals) can see a doctor whenever they want, they just have to pay for it or get insurance.

Re:Nice off topic rant, lefty, but (1)

mosb1000 (710161) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857668)

That 767 it just for parties. It's completely different.

Come on (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857876)

If Steve had been smoker he would have changed the car more often as he would have tried to avoid emptying ashtray. With the income he had it would have been quite acceptable expense.

Parking in Handicap (2)

digitalderbs (718388) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857408)

I find it a bit hard to believe that there wasn't a reserved parking space for the chairman right next to the doors. Or are you telling me that he would deliberately not park in a reserved space just so that he could clog up the handicap spaces? That would staggering.

Re:Parking in Handicap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857482)

Reading the article,

One of the most obvious was his habit of parking in the handicapped spot of the parking lot - he seemed to think that the blue wheelchair symbol meant that the spot was reserved for the chairman.

Re:Parking in Handicap (4, Insightful)

digitalsushi (137809) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857534)

There was no reserved parking at apple. It was one of those "round table" things - first come first served, no one felt superior about their parking place. Very frustrating since there wasn't visitor parking either. You're really left to the wolves if you show up at 11 :)

Re:Parking in Handicap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857718)

no one felt superior about their parking place

Except Jobs it seems. No wonder people keyed his car.

Re:Parking in Handicap (1)

ClintJCL (264898) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857640)

I'm thinking the compex is way bigger than somewhere you'd walk around, and they probably don't have a "Steve Jobs space" in front of EVERY entrance to EVERY building.

Re:Parking in Handicap (1)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857726)

If I was part of the board and was aware of these actions, I would just turn the CEO parking spot into an extra handicap one.

Re:Parking in Handicap (1)

XCDBFPL (846367) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857762)

Perhaps he felt with such a small slice of the pc market he was entitled.

Re:Parking in Handicap (1)

LoverOfJoy (820058) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857818)

I'm sure he has a reserved spot closest to his office. However, I imagine he occasionally meets with people at one of the other 6 buildings on campus and I can believe that he doesn't have a reserved spot at each of those.

can we please stop the steve jobs postings? (5, Insightful)

rla3rd (596810) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857458)

The guy undeniably left his mark on the industry, and general consensus is that personally he was an ass. Nothing else new to see here, please move along.

Re:can we please stop the steve jobs postings? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857506)

The problem with General Consensus, was that while he was an amazing tactician, he had trouble making unpopular decisions, even if they were right.

Re:can we please stop the steve jobs postings? (1)

jones_supa (887896) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857716)

By combining all the recent Steve Jobs news items here, I am able to create a complete biography of him.

Re:can we please stop the steve jobs postings? (1)

packetspike (1111809) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857720)

He's dead now, karma is a B*t&h.

Re:can we please stop the steve jobs postings? (1)

bill_mcgonigle (4333) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857782)

You're probably best untagging 'Apple' in the prefs until after the holidays.

Reminds me, I have two unopened tubes of Think Different posters to put up on eBay.

We built him up, time to tear him down (1)

Shivetya (243324) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857838)

Seems to be following the standard course for famous people, they get puffed up to near god like levels and then we kick them into the gutter as everyone with a bone to pick gets their 15 minutes of fame.

While I like some of his products and his influence on design is without question I never would excuse half what he is rumored to have done. That being said, he's dead. Give it a few years and maybe we will get closer to the truth

I love the fanboy justification (1)

Leptok (1096623) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857478)

But handicapped people don't want to use those spots, so it's fine that Steve does!

Not my justification (-1)

unassimilatible (225662) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857686)

Those spots are typically empty, and I hate rolling into a lot with no spaces, except 15 handicapped spots. Get rid of them! Government intrusion on private property! How about the government comes over to your house and tells you where in your driveway you can park?

There's my fanboy justification, get rid of mandatory handicap spots.

Re:I love the fanboy justification (0)

JustAnotherIdiot (1980292) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857696)

I noticed that as well, I seriously hope that commenter was just trolling. No one could ACTUALLY be that stupid...right?

Re:I love the fanboy justification (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857910)

That was a reference to an episode of Seinfeld where Kramer says that. No one was actually justifying his behaviour...

Overkill (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857498)

(Posting AC from work)

I enjoy reading Apple-related stories and think the complaints about the quantity of such stories on Slashdot is a bit much but, even I must admit that this story making it to the front page is excessive. It would be nice if we could keep the Apple-related stories to subjects that are actually interesting and matter...

Don't Hate (5, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857512)

Park different!

It's ok. (-1, Flamebait)

Beer_Smurf (700116) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857540)

I think the guy with terminal cancer can go ahead and use the handicapped spot.
WTF

Re:It's ok. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857626)

Uh, I'm pretty sure he didn't have terminal cancer for the last 20 years.

Re:It's ok. (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857690)

Uh, I'm pretty sure he didn't have terminal cancer for the last 20 years.

The RDF alters the flow of time.

Re:It's ok. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37858026)

I think the guy with terminal cancer can go ahead and use the handicapped spot.

WTF

The idea is not how sick you are, it's how mobile you are. Handicapped spaces are usually not only close to the door to reduce the distance needed to hobble, but also wider to allow for unloading scooters, wheelchairs, and so forth. Or even just people who aren't nimble enough to squeak in and out through the normal door clearance.

However, it's true. When you use a handicapped spot, you're handicapped. Physically, mentally, or morally.

Keyed much? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857604)

If I saw a high end Mercedes with no licence plate parked in a handicapped parking spot I would have assumed the owner was a pretentious douche bag and keyed the vehicle.

First class asshole (1)

killmenow (184444) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857610)

Steve Jobs was many things. A visionary, a leader, a celebrity, and a first class asshole among them.

Handicapped spots (-1, Troll)

shoppa (464619) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857630)

A guy being treated for a decade for pancreatic cancer, certainly has more need for a handicapped spot than 90% of the folks I see using them.

Re:Handicapped spots (1)

Agent Z5q (144666) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857774)

Then get a handicapped license plate... oh, wait... then he'd have a license plate, and that is so uncool.

Re:Handicapped spots (1)

Bob the Super Hamste (1152367) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857988)

I sure see a whole lot of morbidly obese people with handicapped plates of late. They don't get me as much as the people who are just abusing the system (the ones who have the hanger because someone in their family needs it or are using a relative's car) and are just as able bodied as I am.

Re:Handicapped spots (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37858034)

Per the recent biography he was treated for a decade because initially he rejected accepted medical practices. Only when he neared the end did he realize that the holistic treatments were not working and placed himself in the care of a proper physician. I think this guy was so arrogant in assuming that he could devise his own treatment plan. Because he was used to getting what he wanted it was hard to accept that he was not in control. Shoehornjob

He's still a douche. (1)

gellenburg (61212) | more than 2 years ago | (#37857744)

I don't care what loopholes he's able to use, doing that is still a douche move.

(Typed from my Apple Wireless Keyboard into a Safari textbox running on Mac OS X Lion on my 27" iMac. I love the products, but the more I learn about Jobs the more disgusted I become at him.)

The man was fracking prick.

Re:He's still a douche. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37858060)

The man was fracking prick.

It never ceases to amaze how many people love his products so much that they can't even admit this to themselves. Steve Jobs was a good salesman, and he was a God-tier Douche to anyone that he disagreed with or honestly just felt like being a douche. It's okay, there have been a lot of God-tier Douches throughout history, and when you talk about Fortune 500 CEO's the Douche density goes through the roof.

It is possible to revere the vision and dislike the man. I don't know why so many people have a problem doing this.

Bah! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857920)

What a complete twat. Good riddance.

Theories I've heard (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37857932)

There comes other stories for not having a license plate. What I've read elsewhere: 0. 6-month new car loophole 1. Plate frequently stolen, police tolerated missing plate 2. 'I'm Steve "No-Need-For-Plate" Jobs' 3. It's just a game 4. Don't want to be followed ...

Take your iPhone, snap pic of VIN# on dashboard... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37858018)

...email to police with affidavit that this model of Mercedes with no license plate was parked in this (insert pic of location and car in spot)
Even good lawyers might not be able to keep him from losing his drivers license, but it's moot now.

and /. is still going downhill... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37858028)

WTF is a story like this doing on /. !?

Cops Do This All The Time (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37858044)

A lot of cops (at least LAPD) drive their personal cars without plates. It's only a "fix-it" ticket ($50 and no record). Without plates you can drive like a total asshole and other drivers will not be able to report your plates.

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