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Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

dave3138 Push bumpers (1440 comments)

I wish I had a push bumper on my car to give the people still sitting at a green light a little "nudge". It would be much more fun than laying on the horn. I'd love to see their reaction...

about a year ago

Illuminating Window-Less Houses With a Plastic Bottle

dave3138 UV breakdown? (240 comments)

Plastic bottles aren't exactly UV-stable...

about a year and a half ago

After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?

dave3138 Re:Why? You have to ask why? (813 comments)

My community of ~15,000 in outstate Minnesota just finished a 10 year project of burying _everything_ but the 69kV lines feeding their substations. We have a municipal electric/gas utility here, not a for-profit one. Reliability is much better now than it was 10 years ago...of course all of the underground stuff is new. Give it a couple decades... -Dave

more than 2 years ago

What are the Best Cell Phone Services in the US?

dave3138 Re:Only 5 (239 comments)

MWC was bought by Alltel last year. In fact, they just announced plans to lay off many of the MWC employees at the company's headquarters in Mankato. They were a great company customer service wise, and in terms of how much they supported charities in Mankato & southern MN. It's kinda sad to see them get swallowed up.

For central/southern Minnesota, Midwest Wireless is by far the best carrier in terms of coverage. I laugh at the people who get a "good deal" with Sprint/Tmobile/etc, only to have dismal or no service as soon as they step off of a major highway.


more than 7 years ago


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