Truth & fiction

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Cap'n Jack, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Cap'n Jack

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    The fiction:
    https://www.nature.com/articles/nphys3028

    The truth"
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/...l?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

    I wonder if the short story was published before, or after this patent from State Farm:
    https://patents.google.com/patent/US20150286929A1/en
    They date to the same year.
     
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    My insurance company offered me an OBD reader to get a possible discount. One of the things it measured was heavy braking, considering how often tourists decide to pull their RV out in front of traffic on the highway here I politely declined their offer.
     
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    But what if I wear my Fitbit on the wrist of the hand that I use to eat pizza, drink beer, and smoke with. Would all that motion indicate that I’m moving a lot and therefore healthy?
     
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    If that's all they measured then I'm OK since I have more of a momentum car. Now if they downloaded history of my boost gauge readings, then no thank you. :)
     
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    Or other fast repetitive movements??:rolleyes:
     
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    Sometime around 1975 , I read a short story in "Cycling" magazine. It was about 2 guys that were tired of taking their motorcycles to the local, EPA approved, "SIM" track.

    So, they went off-roading for reelz! They were shot by government EPA enforcement teams.

    I don't think we're quite there yet. But, we're getting closer....
     
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    Rolling dice?
     
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    Sure. Typically I have a lady blow on them first anyway...
     
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    Doing the dishes? Cuz that’s all you know your gonna do....
     
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    The difference is...we are letting private companies monitor us .
    I rented a car last week with a GPS; it warned me I was going over the speed limit and I wondered if the car was going to narc me out. I could see the rental agency charging me extra for extra wear or something.
     
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    Full rental power!!!
     
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    I'm not generally paranoid, but I did promptly neuter the onstar system when I bought my new truck.
     
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    I'll put my FitBit on my Labrador Retriever - they'll pay me to insure with 'em. . .

    It has been a lot of trouble clobbering the intrusive systems on my phones and cars; now if we can some momentum going to drag ADS-B into a friendly court - maybe expose the FAA to some tech from this century.
     
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