[2019-08-15] Kill

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[2019-08-15] Kill

Postby StCredZero » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:28 pm

Back in the USENET days, I remember some tech types posted a thread on the hobby of "Highway Fishing." Basically, you go out on the highway with a speed radar gun, pull up a good distance away and behind someone whose car you don't like, then pull the trigger of the speed radar, pretending it's a "tractor beam." There was a "scoring system" based on how much the victim ended up braking.
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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby AlixeTiir » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:58 pm

StCredZero wrote:Back in the USENET days, I remember some tech types posted a thread on the hobby of "Highway Fishing." Basically, you go out on the highway with a speed radar gun, pull up a good distance away and behind someone whose car you don't like, then pull the trigger of the speed radar, pretending it's a "tractor beam." There was a "scoring system" based on how much the victim ended up braking.


Why would the victim brake at all? I thought radar guns just measured speed?
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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby NeatNit » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:18 am

Title text: They need to make Baby Not On Board signs, as a courtesy of people trying to drive recklessly in peace.

They kind of do...

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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby RyanW » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:29 pm

AlixeTiir wrote:Why would the victim brake at all? I thought radar guns just measured speed?

Presumably because they have a radar detector, and think they're about to be caught speeding.
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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby AlixeTiir » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:41 pm

RyanW wrote:
AlixeTiir wrote:Why would the victim brake at all? I thought radar guns just measured speed?

Presumably because they have a radar detector, and think they're about to be caught speeding.


Surely they would know that you aren't a police officer and can't ticket them for speeding, though.
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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby firef » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:59 pm

FYI, those are for paramedics and firefighters. It's easy to miss a tiny human in a mangled car. So the sign lets them know to check for a baby under the seats.
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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby AlixeTiir » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:07 pm

firef wrote:FYI, those are for paramedics and firefighters. It's easy to miss a tiny human in a mangled car. So the sign lets them know to check for a baby under the seats.


even easier to miss a mangled human in a tiny car
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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby RyanW » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:51 am

AlixeTiir wrote:
RyanW wrote:
AlixeTiir wrote:Why would the victim brake at all? I thought radar guns just measured speed?

Presumably because they have a radar detector, and think they're about to be caught speeding.


Surely they would know that you aren't a police officer and can't ticket them for speeding, though.

The detector just blinks a light, so they know a radar is pointing at them. Not where it's coming from.
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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby gnome-guest » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:56 pm

Back in the early 80's, hobby electronics was still a thing. I remember an article in Popular
Electronics about building a K-band frequency generator. Speed guns operated on K-band,(today it's laser technology ) and radar detectors(most people had one) would light-up if it received a signal. Good detectors would light up well in time to slow down; so if the detector goes off, brake lights come on. We would stand on the side of the overpass, press the button, and count lights. About as much fun as you can have with a soldering iron.

But there is a bigger questions here:
How much does the convenience/ease of access choose our weapons ?
A sign (law,back ground check, …) NEVER stopped anyone.
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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby gnome » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:19 pm

gnome-guest wrote:Back in the early 80's, hobby electronics was still a thing. I remember an article in Popular
Electronics about building a K-band frequency generator. Speed guns operated on K-band,(today it's laser technology ) and radar detectors(most people had one) would light-up if it received a signal. Good detectors would light up well in time to slow down; so if the detector goes off, brake lights come on. We would stand on the side of the overpass, press the button, and count lights. About as much fun as you can have with a soldering iron.

But there is a bigger questions here:
How much does the convenience/ease of access choose our weapons ?
A sign (law,back ground check, …) NEVER stopped anyone.


Trying to find the link to the original panel, but the point is, road rage became a thing when firearms developed firepower. Not much raging going on with revolvers, (some,not much,) When people carry guns suited for defense, that's what they get used for, defense. When people carry firepower, they use it to express power.
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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby NeatNit » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:30 am

gnome wrote:Trying to find the link to the original panel

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/kill

It annoys me to no end when OPs don't link it
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Re: [2019-08-15] Kill

Postby gnome » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:01 pm

NeatNit wrote:
gnome wrote:Trying to find the link to the original panel

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/kill

It annoys me to no end when OPs don't link it


Thanks.
still browsing the faqs for answers on how to do that. There is a lot to go through.
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