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Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

cawpin He's incorrect on the Georgia code (1440 comments)

He's incorrect on the Georgia code.
http://goo.gl/rk1qmK

The verbiage, regarding sending texts and similar communications, says "is used to" communicate "with another person", not "can be" or "may be" so you would have to actually use the device to communicate with somebody to be ticketed.

Therefor, using the GPS function of your phone isn't covered under the violation.

about a year ago
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GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

cawpin Re:Actually you can have both (396 comments)

Launched the same day on all platforms and worked well on all of them.

You're joking, right? It STILL doesn't work WELL on XBox 360. At launch it was one of, if not THE, buggiest games I've ever played on a console.

about a year ago
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Federal Judge Dismisses Movie Piracy Complaint

cawpin Re:About time (225 comments)

You usually have the right to bring a lawyer with you to court.

This is HIGHLY dependent on your state's laws. Arizona, for example, does not allow lawyers in small claims. Also, the cutoff for small claims is usually far less than the $25k mentioned. Arizona's is $2500 which is nearer to other states I've seen as well.

about a year ago
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CenturyLink Providing DoD's Equivalent of Internet2

cawpin Re:I have CenturyLink (69 comments)

If competitive carriers like CenturyLink...

LOL, that's funny. CenturyLink, AKA Qwest, is one of the worst companies in the US. They are also THE worst I've ever dealt with.

about a year ago
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Credit Card Swipe Fees Begin Sunday In USA

cawpin Re:I'm curious to see how many retailers actually (732 comments)

This law is more about the Mom & Pop corner stores that have always had to have a $10 minimum for credit card fees, now it might be more convenient for them to allow credit cards for a bottle of soda, provided they can up the charge and not lose money on the sale. It'll also encourage people to switch back to good old cash that way.

"That have always had"....uh, no. That has not been allowed for a long time by the merchant agreements they sign with the credit card companies. It isn't hard to set your prices so even if somebody does pay with a card you don't lose money. Also, the agreements ( as well as most state's laws) have always required them to have the higher of the two prices posted. They've always been able to offer a "cash discount" but not charge for using a card.

I don't like credit card companies but this is a bad change. And, FWIW, I am a small business owner.

about a year and a half ago
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What the FCC's Wi-Fi Expansion Means For You

cawpin Re:same as before, use Cat5 (132 comments)

I would but crawling through a solid concrete slab is very difficult.

about a year and a half ago
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What the FCC's Wi-Fi Expansion Means For You

cawpin Re:same as before, use Cat5 (132 comments)

If you have a device that is not being moved, run a wire. It is not hard to do

You obviously haven't been in my attic. If it was that easy I'd have my whole house wired. It isn't.

about a year and a half ago
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Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds

cawpin Re:Good (851 comments)

Being a leading cause of death doesn't make it "normally life threatening." It would only be normally life threatening if a majority of those who get it die.

about a year and a half ago
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Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds

cawpin Re:Good (851 comments)

Asinine? I think that's a little over the top.

The flu isn't a normally life threatening illness, regardless if you are in the hospital or not. I got a flu shot exactly once, got the worst flu I've ever had, and haven't had one since. It's been over 10 years and I've had the flu once since. It is a personal choice and is very dependent on the person in whether it works or not. I wouldn't allow an employer to force an immunization on me either.

about a year and a half ago
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Newspaper That Published Gun-Owners List Hires Armed Guards

cawpin Re:Assault Rifles (1435 comments)

The M16A2 didn't have full auto, only 3 round burst.

And, also, don't forget that the M4A1 (safe, semi, auto) is now standard issue in a lot of units.

about a year and a half ago
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Cox Comm. Injects Code Into Web Traffic To Announce Email Outage

cawpin Re:Raise your hand.. (271 comments)

I agree but do have a question. When did the warnings start? I've been online all day today and haven't seen it.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Server Room Toolbox?

cawpin Re:A new hundred? (416 comments)

For the flashlights, if you have a Costco nearby, they have 3 packs for $20 that have Cree head units. They are fantastic little lights and have low, high and strobe (in case you want to mess with somebody). I've bought 2 packs of them.

They are in a flat blister pack about 14"x14" with a big red "200 Lumens" in the upper left. The brand name is TechLite Lumen Master.

Here's the exact package on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Techlite-Master-High-Intensity-Tactical-Flashlight/dp/B0074D6PE6

about a year and a half ago
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OnStar Gives Volt Owners What They Want: Their Data, In the Cloud

cawpin Re:OnStart is getting old (92 comments)

The communication module in new Onstar systems is a plug-in unit. It can be changed easily. The first generation of systems will require a more involved upgrade.

about a year and a half ago
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Skype Hands Teenager's Information To Private Firm

cawpin Re:Greengrocers apostrophe? (214 comments)

I don't know about BTAF's guide but the Oatmeal one has several incorrect pieces of information on it.

about 2 years ago
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FTC Whacks "Rachel From Card Holder Services"

cawpin Re:Please pierce the corporate veil (289 comments)

Yes, they can absolutely get the owners/backers.

I actually still get automated updates from the Federal Crime Victim Notification System because I reported similar activity several years ago. 3 of the people charged ended up going to federal prison, one for something like 17 years.

about 2 years ago
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Paypal Slips 'No Class Action' Clause Into Policy Update

cawpin Re:Legal? (294 comments)

In Alaska, it opens you up to a counter claim, where you bear all the costs of filing, and they can win against you for up to the small claims maximum.

Ok, that's in Alaska. As I said, I'm in Arizona. And suing anyone anywhere, almost, opens you up to counter claims. I don't think that's anything specific to small claims.

It's for low-cost cases, and is theoretically unrelated to complexity. Some extraordinarily complex cases involving neighbor disputes end up in small claims, with neighbors looking for orders to cut down trees or orders to tear down or put up fences. But they are all under the maximum win. Small claims is called, wait for it... "Small claims" it is not called "simple claims". The fact that you can't read doesn't change what it's for.

The fact that you had to use "theoretically" in your response shows that even you recognize that at least some, if not most, small claims are simple cases. And, since attorney's usually aren't allowed in small claims cases, the courts of this country seem to agree.

And insults don't help your argument.

about 2 years ago
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Paypal Slips 'No Class Action' Clause Into Policy Update

cawpin Re:Legal? (294 comments)

Given that filing against someone gives them the right to counter-sue you for free

Uh, no, it costs them to even respond to the claim here. I'm in Arizona.

you are either an idiot, or you had an unusually simple case.

Again, no, I'm not an idiot and small claims is FOR simple cases. If it isn't simple you hire an attorney.

about 2 years ago
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Paypal Slips 'No Class Action' Clause Into Policy Update

cawpin Re:Legal? (294 comments)

I've done it too and it doesn't take 40 hours. My total time invested, including going to get the paperwork, filling it out, turning it in/paying and then showing up on my court date and going through the proceeding was MAYBE 3 hours.

about 2 years ago
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Shakedowns To Fix Negative Online Reviews

cawpin Re:Data storage, data mining. (179 comments)

Well, once you are charged, the arrest and charges are public record so there usually isn't any privacy concerns unless there are unusual circumstances.

about 2 years ago

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