Film that goes from clear to opaque with applied voltage

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Does anybody know anything about the kind of film or sheet that is used in high end windows to go between clear and opaque with an applied voltage? 

 

I did something on my motorscooter today that I wished I had a toggle switch to block out my license plate so the people behind me couldn't read the number.  The bike is 12V, but I should be able to cobble together an inverter to make 120V AC if needed.  I have had need of such a thing numerous times in the past.

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An example of a liquid that changes its light polarization by electric voltage would be the liquid crystal flux used in LCD displays.  Lots of people are interested in this type of product.  Here's some spray liquid that might work for you.  It doesn't work by electricity, but by bending light so that the license plate doesn't photograph well with standard police photo/radar cameras: https://www.tudolivre.com/image/...

 

So, uh, ...do tell... what could anyone possibly do in San Francisco nowdays that would get them actually arrested???   From what I've read about the place recently, a person could drive a car through the front entrance of Nordstrom's, take a bowel movement on the grand piano, grab a few pairs of $300 sunglasses, and simply trot out the door without anyone saying 'boo!'. 

 

I suggest avoiding any tourist visit to California except for the Redwood National Park in the upper North West corner of the state for the next year or so.

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https://www.raynofilm.com/smartfilm

 

 

https://www.smarttint.com/

 

https://www.smartglasstech.com/i...

 

 

Here is what I put in the Google Search bar:

 

"film that goes opaque when voltage applied"

 

Simonetta wrote:
I suggest avoiding any tourist visit to California except for the Redwood National Park in the upper North West corner of the state for the next year or so.

 

I see you've become a travel agent now too.... devil

 

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When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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Simonetta wrote:
So, uh, ...do tell... what could anyone possibly do in San Francisco nowdays that would get them actually arrested

Well, you could kill somebody.  That might get you arrested.  And there are lots of drug crimes the cops will go after you for.  SF is still in the police state called the USA, after all.  I'm more concerned about some motorist not liking what I'm doing and finding me by my license plate number.  Like maybe he has a big scratch down the side of his giant new $200,000 Audi because it's so wide I had a hard time squeezing between it and the parked cars to get to the front of a one block long line of cars filtering through the stop sign I wanted to turn right at.  It's not illegal to share a lane in California, but if your car is so wide it takes up the whole lane you should watch out for bicycles and motorcycles.  Why anyone would buy a car like that for a city like San Francisco is beyond me.  It's like driving a Hummer.  The person is definitely from the left hand side of the bell curve.  I know about the stuff so the cameras can't read your license plate at the bridge tolls, but I prefer to pay for the infrastructure I use.  I wish Goggle and Facebook would pay their share for the giant busses they run from the city to silicon valley, but they don't.

 

Thanks CandyMan, those are good.  I wonder if I can trim them down to size.  Neither of them say how many volts, that I could see.

 

Edit:  The down side is the stuff goes clear when voltage is applied, so if I park on a sidewalk, like I do a lot, the license plate will be opaque with the motor off, which might create unwanted attention.  Hmmm. 

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Maybe it only takes a handful of micro amps??  I really can't say.  But if so, maybe a solar cell or small batt can keep it going for a long time.  

also search for   electrochromic glass

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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Ross McKenzie, Melbourne Australia

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I did something on my motorscooter today that I wished I had a toggle switch to block out my license plate so the people behind me couldn't read the number. 

 

That would, of course, be an intentional violation of CA VC 5200.

That gives a police officer grounds to stop you.

As an "infraction", (not a moving violation, misdemeanor, or felony), you can be fined $197, plus costs, etc.

And, once stopped, you can, of course, be charged with any other infractions found.

 

Be careful insighting road rage!

He with the most lug nuts wins, and your scooter makes you the underdog!

 

JC 

  

Edit: Typo

 

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MarkThomas wrote:
but if your car is so wide it takes up the whole lane you should watch out for bicycles and motorcycles.

 

Surely, Mark, if the lane you're trying to share has insufficient space remaining for your motorbike, you're the one who should be watching out?

 

Meanwhile, the almost certainly highly illegal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=... - we won't mention the cannon, smoke screen, bullet shield, and ejector seat.

 

Neil

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DocJC wrote:
He with the most lug nuts wins, and your scooter makes you the underdog!

Yeah, thanks.  I've been riding more than 50 years, and have done a lot of lane splitting on the freeway.  There you judge from the sides of the cars.  In the city there is also the curbed tires sticking out further than the side of the car that have gotten me 3 times in the past year.  It won't happen again.  I was so focused on not scratching either car with my mirrors I didn't look for the curbed tire sticking out while I tip toed the bike past with my feet hanging down.  Just when I was about to knock on the passenger window of the Audi to see if he would roll it down so I could ask him wasn't it possible for him to have purchased a larger car, my right leg hit the parked, curbed tire (which hurt) and I leaned the bike to the right so as to not scratch the Audi and my leg got trapped between the bike and the curbed tire.  I had to use the engine to move the bike so I could get my leg out.  That's when everyone behind me started blasting their horns at me.  Assholes.  Most people around here are pretty used to the big electric bicycles sliding up on the right, but somehow an orange gasoline powered vehicle affects them differently.  The bicycles are the worst for blowing through stop signs.  I rode a 200cc motorcycle around Pattaya, Thailand for a couple of weeks some years ago and there all the car drivers know how to behave toward 2 wheeled vehicles.  The local riders there did things I wouldn't do, assuming the oncoming cars would behave correctly.  In the good old USA one becomes a target on a motorcycle.

 

I new a guy in LA who was lane splitting on the 101 and some dipshit opened his door on him to be cute.  The biker dude didn't hit the door, but he went up ahead and found a chunk of concrete on the shoulder and turned the bike around facing oncoming traffic and waited for the car guy crawling along at 5mph.  When the driver got up to him he hurled the chunk of concrete through the driver's window, and calmly on his bike and went back against traffic on the shoulder.  You know why those engineer boots bikers wear have those big buckles on the side, don't you?  It's so you can put a big ass scratch in the side of a car whose driver is being a dick.

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barnacle wrote:
Surely, Mark, if the lane you're trying to share has insufficient space remaining for your motorbike, you're the one who should be watching out?

Neil.  You are right.  It was wide enough for the bike mirrors but I wasn't watching out for the curbed tire and had my leg hanging down for stability.

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It's been awhile since I rode two wheels, but I quickly learned a single rider is not seen, or is a target, but two or more riders makes a "gang" and are left alone or avoided, and never honked at!!!

Be safe Mark, stay on the left side of the center lane oil slick!  wink

 

 

 

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avrcandies wrote:

Maybe it only takes a handful of micro amps??  I really can't say.  But if so, maybe a solar cell or small batt can keep it going for a long time.  

also search for   electrochromic glass

 

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.  Picoamps.  That motorscooter battery has a lot of amp hrs.  I'll search around.  That's the search term I was searching for.  Thanks!

 

Wandering off topic, as I rarely do, my wife and I were talking about the national anthem glorifying war and she thought America the Beautiful should be the National Anthem.  I asked who wrote it, so she did a Goggle on her machine and I did a Bing on mine.  She got Ray Charles and I got Katherine Lee Bates.  Search is getting really bad everywhere.  Soon the highest ranked items will be total bullshit from the algorithms they are using.

 

Going further afield, my spouse claims the only way that places like Facebook can be regulated is to make their algorithms, which currently try to maximize attention time irrespective of content, transparent.  Otherwise, all hope is lost.  It's too late, and we will continue to have the real and the imaginary realities.

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ki0bk wrote:
I quickly learned a single rider is not seen, or is a target,

Around here these days you need to use motorcycle skills to be a pedestrian.  It's anarchy the way people drive their cars.  And now they are teaching the self driving ones the same tricks.

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Sorry, Neil, I don't youtube.  My wife said she watched several items on youtube in some odd specific genre she hadn't seen before, and the next time she went to Netflix that genre of videos were what showed up as recommendations.  I didn't think the two shared data, but if it all in the cloud, who knows...

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barnacle wrote:
the lane you're trying to share has insufficient space

 

You should visit Naples in the morning, when one million cars rush in, lanes or not, you are happy with two inches between two cars. Yet, nothing bad happens, unless some scratches. Or, you should try to park a car in Paris- nobody use a handbrake after parking, because in the process you will naturally move some cars in each direction- and expect your car to be moved as well.

 

 

 

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RSD

 

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gchapman wrote:
RSD

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grohote wrote:
You should visit Naples in the morning, when one million cars rush in, lanes or not, you are happy with two inches between two cars. Yet, nothing bad happens, unless some scratches. Or, you should try to park a car in Paris

I was in Milano once, but didn't notice the traffic, just the women walking around dressed like fashion models.  I was impressed in Paris by how the motorscooters were riding up on the sidewalks to get around blots of cars.

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I did a project a few years ago that used 80*80mm LCD glass, LOTS of them. The drive was only 12V square wave and it goes dark when the voltage is applied.

 

The client wrote his own code and managed to get 32 Grey scale levels so you could put a rough picture on the large screen. The screen is 2.4m high.

 

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js wrote:
I did a project a few years ago that used 80*80mm LCD glass, LOTS of them. The drive was only 12V square wave and it goes dark when the voltage is applied.

John, how much current did they draw each at 12V?

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js wrote:

The screen is 2.4m high.

 

That looks like a lot more that 2.4m

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MarkThomas wrote:
I was in Milano once, but didn't notice the traffic

 

I visited both Napoli and Milano- how you can compare them? They are just two worlds, Naples is so special and unique, full of crazy-capable drivers.

 

I forgot to add for Paris- you should circulate at least 15 min to catch a chance for parking.

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js wrote:
The client wrote his own code and managed to get 32 Grey scale levels

So they used 5 bits for dimming.  That's pretty crude.  Our lamp has 12 bits of PWM dimming and 6 bits of additional current control on top of it.  We can dim down to about 10 photons per second.  Most LED stuff has terrible dimming.  Terrible.

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MarkThomas wrote:
Wandering off topic, as I rarely do
[sic]cheeky

MarkThomas wrote:
national anthem
War of 1812

MarkThomas wrote:
... glorifying war ...
Learned "Battle Hymn of the Republic" in primary school (US Civil War, not the war that led to the Republic of Texas)

Am more concerned about today's combat video games.

MarkThomas wrote:
... and we will continue to have the real and the imaginary realities.
Oil in water is obvious.

 


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js wrote:
The client wrote his own code

 

The refresh frequency and waveforms for LCD are known, it is just an capacitor that is AC-feed somehow. Few Wats are necessary for one m sq., I guess.

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John, how much current did they draw each at 12V?

Almost nothing but I can't remember, the drive was  provided by 74HC14 on one side and 74HC86 on the other to control the AC drive.

 

The company we got them from (it was a custom size) is Liquid Crystal Technologies. A FAQ doc is attached.

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US regulator targets Tesla on NDAs, over-the-air software updates | TechCrunch

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[fourth paragraph]

FSD [Full Self-Driving], which has steadily increased in price and added new functions, has been available as an option for years. However, Tesla vehicles are not self-driving. FSD includes the parking feature Summon as well as Navigate on Autopilot, an active guidance system that navigates a car from a highway on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges and making lane changes. The latest FSD beta is supposed to automate driving on highways and city streets.

Police Pull Over Driverless Tesla Model 3 that was using Smart Summon Feature - YouTube (a few minutes, 2-Oct'19)

 

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Rubber Side Down

 

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That looks like a lot more that 2.4m

They are mounted high, maybe another 2m from the floor. Each of the 4 panels is 1.2m x 2.4m.

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What is a curbed tire?  Never heard of that....I suppose aiming for the curb to prevent rollaway?

 

If so, there will soon be a tax if you want to use city curbs to prevent rollaway. 

Only 2 cents per minute (up to a max of $10/day), with a discount if you have two or more cars.  However, both cars must be adjacent to claim the discount.

Any questions about the program should be addressed to city hall, Dept of Protective Funding. 

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avrcandies wrote:

What is a curbed tire?  Never heard of that....I suppose aiming for the curb to prevent rollaway?

 

If so, there will soon be a tax if you want to use city curbs to prevent rollaway. 

Only 2 cents per minute (up to a max of $10/day), with a discount if you have two or more cars.  However, both cars must be adjacent to claim the discount.

Any questions about the program should be addressed to city hall, Dept of Protective Funding. 

Yes, you turn your wheels when you park so the tire will hit the curb if it rolls under gravity.  My mother in law, bless her soul, got a $60 ticket for not curbing her tires when she parked on the street behind our house.

 

Do you have a zip code for the Dept of Protective Funding?

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js wrote:
They are mounted high, maybe another 2m from the floor. Each of the 4 panels is 1.2m x 2.4m.

Like this?

 

Thanks John

 

grohote wrote:
I visited both Napoli and Milano- how you can compare them?

I can't.  I've only been to Milano.  Flew in, stayed a week, flew out.  I don't want to remember the flight.

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MarkThomas wrote:
I don't want to remember the flight.
We flew into Rome early in 1983. Got a shock, a pleasant one, when we touched down and the passengers broke into a raucous applause. I guess they appreciated the smooth landing.

Ross McKenzie, Melbourne Australia

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valusoft wrote:

I guess they appreciated the smooth landing.

Or just landing successfully.

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MarkThomas wrote:
Or just landing successfully

 

It is so human, guess. I assisted to it... see more here

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MarkThomas wrote:
Yes, you turn your wheels when you park so the tire will hit the curb if it rolls under gravity.

 

My word, don't US cars have working parking brakes? Here on the right side of the pond, they're a thing regularly checked.

 

I would no more think of parking without setting the handbrake than I would of starting without selecting neutral and putting my foot on the clutch. But parking with the wheels aimed to cope with brake failure is either an excess of caution or a really bad maintenance problem.

 

grohote wrote:
I forgot to add for Paris- you should circulate at least 15 min to catch a chance for parking.

 

The one time I was at the top of the Eiffel Tower, I watched a woman using a mobile phone and binoculars to guide her partner to a parking spot...

 

Neil

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barnacle wrote:

I would no more think of parking without setting the handbrake than I would of starting without selecting neutral and putting my foot on the clutch. But parking with the wheels aimed to cope with brake failure is either an excess of caution or a really bad maintenance problem.

 

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barnacle wrote:
My word, don't US cars have working parking brakes? Here on the right side of the pond, they're a thing regularly checked.

Parking brakes can fail.  It only makes sense to curb your wheels in a place with lots of quite steep hills.  I would do it even if my car was checked yearly for maintenance, which doesn't happen in the USA.  In California our cars are tested for emissions once every 2 years, after 5 years of no testing for a brand new vehicle.  We used to be able to modify our engines with aftermarket exhaust and fuel systems for more horsepower.  Nowadays i believe it is forbidden to replace exhaust pipes on motorcycles with something after market, but the engineering is so good these days that changing the exhaust gains nothing, so why bother?  The left handers (from the left side of the bell curve) often want to put LOUD pipes on their Harley Davidsons because it makes people turn to look at them, and because the old school hard core bikers did it on the old bikes to make more power and the newer Heck's Angels want to demonstrate what outlaws they are.  Personally, I prefer quiet exhaust.  It's easier to get away if they can't hear you.  The LOUD guys argue it gives car drivers advanced warning of their presence, but that's all bullshit.  It's like the actor Gary Busey's mechanic said about him, he doesn't care how well his bike runs as long as it's LOUD.  But then he hit his head on a curb in a crash with no helmet, so take it as you wish.

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I should add if you are parking in a place with no curbs and you are parking on an uphill the law reads you are to turn your wheels the other direction so under gravity your vehicle will roll rear first into the ditch, instead of into the roadway.

 

I should also probably also add I went to the pot store today and bought 1/4 oz of Sativa that is 42.95% THC  !!?!!  and an Indica strain that is 30.9% THC, by weight.  You gotta love California.  Such professionalism. 

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I'm sure the first time I saw something like this was on a Mercedes Benz concept car where the entire section from the top of the doors upwards was glass and the roof could be made opaque using a voltage regulator circuit with a rotary encoder on the dash.

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WayneZA wrote:
I'm sure the first time I saw something like this was on a Mercedes Benz concept car

I'm looking for something maybe 1/2 - 3/4 inch wide across the center of the numbers on the plate, not too obvious when clear, that I can black out to make the numbers impossible to read by a human.  Easy Peasy.  Not illegal particularly, unless I commit a crime with it.  Like using an alias.  Am I going to be punished for having that capability on board?  Will I be thrown in jail or pay a fine?  What will the police state do if they don't see me commit a crime? Or even if I have never used it?  Of course they might pat me down and find this in my pocket:

 

I'm amused nobody here commented on the image I posted of the two jars I bought at the store.  It must be all hush hush where you live.  I did have to give over my drivers license for them to compare to their database to get past the guy on the door, and proving I was over 21.  I thought his suit jacket had an unsightly bulge.  Last time I was in there a couple years ago the door guy's suit was close fitting and quite smart, and I asked him if he had a gun.  He said no.  Now I think things are different.  It's funny, a friend of mine who has been in that same store and given over his driver's license to the record asked me in a whisper on a park bench with nobody nearby if I would pick up 1/4oz 'focusy' Sativa for him while I was there.  I asked him in a loud voice why was he whispering, it's fcking legal.  My wife and I laughed about his whispering when I told her.  It was to my advantage to score for him anyway.  You get better prices after half an oz.  It comes pre-packaged in 1/8oz jars with a little humidity packet inside, like I used to use in my pipe tobacco humidor.  All completely above board and taxed in two ways, one incise and one sales tax.  It's good for the state coffers, an why would someone go to jail for years for a roach in a car ashtray like used to happen a lot in the '70's?  Prohibition never works and is just a bad idea in general.

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It must be all hush hush where you live.

Or so common nobody noticed?  devil

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js wrote:
Or so common nobody noticed?  devil

The packaging surprised me, but I have been away from it for several years.  I prefer the old way.  Not so much disposable plastic.

 

I know opium poppy is common all over the EU, growing on roadsides and in people's gardens.  The round pods.  Not the ones bigger on top than the bottom.  Those are different.  If the plants don't get rained on at just the wrong time, the round pods can be ground up to make a quite nice opium tea.  You want to take the seeds out first and use them for cooking.  Only the opium poppy seeds are not poisonous.  Seeds from the other kinds of poppy are a bit nasty.   A teaspoon of citric acid granules helps the alkaloids trapped in the ground up pods to go into solution, and it makes the tea taste not quite so awful.  My understanding of the poppy business in Australia is the growers have a proprietary strain that is very low in morphine but very high in thebaine, which is the precursor for all the man made opioids, like Oxy, Dilaudid, hydrocodone.... 

 

Being a drug addict is kinda fun almost all of the time.  You know the old saying, "Moderation in all things, including moderation."

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I would not know wink I have absolutely no understanding of being drunk or on any drug but I do remember that old grannies would boil poppies and then give the concoction to babies or sleepless children to calm them down back in Italy.

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js wrote:
I would not know wink I have absolutely no understanding of being drunk or on any drug but I do remember that old grannies would boil poppies and then give the concoction to babies or sleepless children to calm them down back in Italy.

Yup.  That's the stuff.  I bet those old grannies knew how to party in their day. 

 

You have missed out on some interesting things, John.  Wild hallucinations on the ceiling as complex and colorful as your mind...  But if you are interesting enough on your own it makes up for it.  It's OK.  Some of us are broken and need a little booster to be normal.

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I'm kinda with John; I never used drugs and never intend to. I like my mind working the way it does and everything in me rebels against loss of control. Even alcohol; I might get through a bottle of beer a week, but I wouldn't miss it if it disappeared.

 

That said: I don't like prohibition, and I think that any and all drugs should be legal *provided* they're supplied from a registered location to over-eighteens only, and there's good legislation about driving/operating machinery/turning up to work while under the influence. If people are of a mind to obliterate themselves with drugs, well, think of it as evolution in action.

 

Neil

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barnacle wrote:
If people are of a mind to obliterate themselves with drugs, well, think of it as evolution in action.

I agree.  The problem in our society is those are the only people most of you see wrt drugs.  They are a small fraction of the drug addicts walking around that you are completely unaware of.  Just like the obliterated drunk you see on the sidewalk is a member of a small group of those that consume alcohol.  Wine drinkers and the usual folks that have a beer or a scotch before dinner.  You don't group them in with the obliterated, do you?  What you are told over and over is drugs are bad, just like you are told over and over that the speed of light is the upper limit on transmitting data, but of course that theory has built in that the only way to transmit information is with light.

 

It sounds like you don't trust yourself to not get obliterated, Neil.  Have you ever seen the Mads Mikkelsen movie 'Another Round'?  It's in Danish/Swedish.  He is my favorite actor of all time.  Wouldn't you prefer if your mind worked a little better?  And why in the world would you lose control??
 

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Gentlemen. I think we are straying into dangerous ground. Could we stay on topic please?

Ross McKenzie, Melbourne Australia

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MarkThomas wrote:
I can black out to make the numbers impossible to read by a human.  Easy Peasy.  Not illegal particularly, unless I commit a crime with it. 

 

Wrong!

 

https://abc30.com/driving-road-s...

 

and straight from the California GOV site:

 

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.g...

 

 

If you can afford the $250 per incident by all means have your fun.

 

Jim

 

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The tire-to-curb thing seems silly anywhere outside San Francisco.  But SF has some serious hills, and a 2000 lb car rolling wildly down one of them can create a real traffic hazard because they simply refuse...refuse to stop for the red light at the bottom of the hill.  And an out-of-control driver-less 4x4 RAM truck coming down Van Ness at 60 MPH and hitting one of those little "SmartCars" will knock it halfway to Alcatraz.

 

I needed a tiny little see-through jar to store recycled SOIC chips, so I stopped off at the local reefer store to get a jar of "dab" (super concentrated cannabis).  Which comes in a little recyclable container that is just the right size.  The store was having a "Filene's Basement" on dab because no one is quite sure what to do with it.  They cut the price in half every week until it moves out the door.   They had this Kimbo Kush stuff for $6 a gram: no bad for 95.22% head-bust-dust as the label says.   I roll it with finely-ground flower powder into little tubes about 2mm in diameter, that I call "Space Needles".  Then roll a double-wide bomber of shake around it.  Seems to work OK while stuck inside due to a severe mask mandate.

 

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jgmdesign wrote:

Wrong!

 

https://abc30.com/driving-road-s...

jgmdesign wrote:
If you can afford the $250 per incident by all means have your fun.

 

Ahh, right you are Jim.  It is an infraction.  If I do a good job of it it should be unnoticeable, mostly.  I'm not trying to defraud the state out of money like the people who don't want to pay bridge polls with the reflective films on their plates.  We don't have the automatic cameras anymore that send you a ticket in the mail if you are half a second late going through a light or are speeding.  It was decided sometimes a human is necessary to judge if the infraction was indeed merited by outside influences, so the auto cameras became illegal.  I just sometimes don't want other motorists to know my plate number.  It's the crazy road rager I'm concerned with, tracking me down and expressing his rage on my body.  As for the $250, it's pocket change.

 

I got a ticket outside Ely, Nevada on one of my week long motorcycle rides some years ago.  I was hungry and tired after cruising half way across the Nevada desert on Hiway 50 at speed.  All the road signs on that road that said "The loneliest road in America" have been stolen over the years.  Hiway 50 is indeed lonely.  I've gotten out of California that way bunches of times.  I didn't slow down when I started getting close to Ely, which I knew better because the cops tend to stay close to towns.  A sheriff heading out of town got me on radar, and I watched him turn around and put on his lights in my rearview mirror, so I pulled over and waited for him.  He thanked me for pulling over, and I said where am I going to run.  There's only one road.  He said people do it.  He also said he had me at 104 and he was going to write me for 104.  I asked him if I was going to jail because in California over 100mph is reckless driving and you get a ride in a police car while your bike gets picked up in a sling for the impound yard.  The sheriff laughed and said no, but it was going to be an expensive ticket.  He said $200 and I almost laughed it was so small.  I went on my way and had lunch in Ely, and hooked up with a Salt Lake City cop on a big dual sport bike.  We rode together at well over 100mph the rest of the way across Nevada.  She followed me for a long time, and I waved her past to take the lead.  I thought her brake light was broken because she never used the brakes before a corner.  She was a good rider.  She told me later it pissed her off when I waved her past me like she was some sort of amateur.  She certainly showed me, and didn't even have to take her gun out of her tank bag.  We rode together a lot after that.  What a dream riding pal.  A lesbian armed beautiful woman who could ride like the wind.  

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