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Re: Cell Phones and Driving: Research Update
Re: Reduced spam and increased security infrastructure?
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Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 10:58:18 -0500
From: "MC" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Cell Phones and Driving: Research Update
"Dave Garland" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:FvudnViYi_RI3MPUnZ2dnUVZ_tLinZ2d@posted.visi...
> Sam Spade wrote:
>> The other factor is driver training, experience, and discipline at
>> conducting communications while operating a vechicle. Police do it
>> all the time as do others in public safety. So do professional
>> aircraft pilots.
> But note that those people conduct short, ritualized transactions over
> the radio. The cop is not negotiating with his daughter who wants to
> get a tattoo, and the aircraft pilot is not talking to his pissed-off
> wife. The fire engine driver is not talking to his grandmother or
> drinking buddy.
> I don't think there is any way to generalize on-the-job public safety
> communications to the general public's telephone calls, even when the
> general public is that same cop or pilot.
Exactly. Traditional 2-way-radio communication is snappy, serves
limited predefined purposes, and is done with full acknowledgement
that at least one of the people is driving. Traditional telephone
conversation expects a person's full attention.
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2009 19:16:54 -0600
From: Dave Garland <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Reduced spam and increased security infrastructure?
Dan Lanciani wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Garland) wrote:
> |Credit bureaus sell
> |information about you... Make them liable for damages if you are harmed in
> |any way by their sale of untrue information.
> While I certainly have no objection to such a rule, it does nothing
> to help the "identify theft" problem where the credit bureau provides
> true information about the victim...
The "theft" problem is more properly a problem of negligence in
properly identifying someone when issuing them credit.
So the perp claims he's you, runs up big bills, and doesn't pay them.
That's really not much of a problem for you, until the credit bureau
starts telling people it was you who ran up the bills, thus affecting
your credit. If they were liable for the truthfulness of the
information, you'd have recourse. (They could, of course, contract
with businesses who report to them, that those business would
reimburse them for any claims due to the falsehood of the reports.)
Say, for your losses because you could not get telephone service.
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