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Ooooh! A three part post!! On things COMPLETELY unrelated to each other!

Part 1
Piss off, Kia. My Kia Rio has an ANNOYING "feature" where if you lock the doors using the keyless thingy, and then use the key to open the trunk, the car alarm goes off. WTF?? Argh. Because EVERYONE knows that if you someone is using the keys to open the trunk of a locked car, THEY MUST BE A CAR THIEF!! Argh.

Okay, I thought maybe it was an overlooked little thing, BUT NO. THEY TALK ABOUT IT IN THE USER MANUAL! SEE?



JEEZ! In the stages of planning/designing this, I think the conversation went like this:
Engineer 1 - Oops! The alarm goes off when you open the trunk! Crap, I don't wanna have to fix that!
Engineer 2 - Ah, don't sweat it dude. We'll just stick a little blurb in the user's manual and tell everyone it's a "feature".
Engineer 1 - Awesome! Then we can go smoke a bowl! Plus, everyone knows that anyone trying to get into the trunk of a locked car is up to no good anyway. No way that they would be someone with their hands full of things to put into said trunk.
Engineer 2 - Exactly! What was that you said about smoking a bowl? I was going to design a button to open the trunk onto the remote start and fix the front fog lights so they stopped falling off whenever you looked at them funny, but your plan sounds a lot more fun!

There, writing that little thingy amused me and now I'm not as annoyed at being embarrassed by the Mikey Mobile making a racket when I tried to put something in the trunk this afternoon.

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Part 2
http://mercatus.org/freedom-50-states-2011

WTF?? South Dakota is the second "free-est" state?? SOUTH DAKOTA??? Whatever! They must have somehow overlooked the fact that we've tried to OUTLAW abortion like 3 times, and that we've tried to get something passed to outlaw gay marriage? *facepalm*

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Part 3
I KNOW that everyone's got this lil Turtle pet thingy, but I wanted to make one :D

Date: 2011-06-22 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] autumndandelion.livejournal.com
LMAO!! Massachusetts is 46th on the free-est list, and New Hampshire is 1st! I live right on the border. No wonder I'm always popping over to New Hampshire!

Date: 2011-06-23 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] micaturtle.livejournal.com
hee hee. BE FREE KA! BE FREEEEEE! XD

Date: 2011-06-22 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ivy-chan.livejournal.com
I've been feeding those things for the past few minutes now. *addicted*

Date: 2011-06-23 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] micaturtle.livejournal.com
I knows! It's addictives! BUT THEY ARE SO CUTES!!! XD

Date: 2011-06-23 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xenowriter.livejournal.com
I want a turtle pet thingy!! Hahaha the red turtle is picking on the blue one XD!

Date: 2011-06-23 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] micaturtle.livejournal.com
Well go get one then, kaz! XD hee hee. Typical bully Raph behavior! XD

I like to put all the food in one corner and then watch them fight over it ;D If you put it on land, they all push one of the others into the corner so it can't get it's head out and eat the food, so it creates a perpetual loop (well almost) It's cuteness! XD

Date: 2011-06-23 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hummerhouse.livejournal.com
That mechanic discussion? I'm pretty sure I've heard it at my work too! lol

Turtle thingy is blowing my mind!!! (I think they're all after the purple ones tail) *nods knowingly*

Date: 2011-06-23 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] micaturtle.livejournal.com
Really? What do you do/make at your job?

You have a dirty mind, they're just wittle turtles! .... ((not saying I wasn't thinking of them as TMNT tho, or that having a dirty mind is necessarily a BAD thing ;))

Date: 2011-06-23 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hummerhouse.livejournal.com
Software engineers, sugah! Why rewrite the code when ya' can rewrite the manual? *giggles*

Who said I was being dirty? Maybe they think his little tail is food (they're just mixed up is all).

Date: 2011-06-24 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] micaturtle.livejournal.com
Software engineering? Too cool! What company do you work for? Also, what kind of education did you get/need before getting that job? (sorry about the intrusive questions, software engineering is a field I'm thinking about getting into)

LOL @ "Why rewrite the code when ya' can rewrite the manual?"!

Eeeee! If you put all the food in one corner with the turtle thingy, they'll fight over it ;D If you put it on land, they all push one of the the other turtles into the corner so it can't get it's head out and eat the food, so it creates a perpetual loop (well almost) XD

Date: 2011-06-24 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hummerhouse.livejournal.com
I work for a large manufacturing company actually and it's very automated. My degree is in computer engineering and that is a funny, but long story...

I actually didn't plan on going into that field, it just sorta fell in my lap. Apparently, I have a gift for thinking outside the box (maybe I'll talk about it in my journal sometime).

I do a little of everything where I work 'cause I been there a long time. That includes teaching people how to use all the lovely equipment/computers/call center devices/etc.

I damn near spent half my night torturing...I mean, Playing with those little turtles. Must stay away.......

Date: 2011-06-23 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jem0000000.livejournal.com
Most states haven't just tried, they've succeeded. Actually, it's kind of an interesting political commentary on my state's priorities: two or three years back, someone brought up the idea of repealing the law that limits marriage to male-female couples. No press or anything on it, really; I found out after the fact. So far as I know, the only coverage in our local paper was including it in a list of things the legislature tabled in favor of spending more time on the budget.

Admittedly we were in a recession. But it says something about a state when we're all, "hot button issue? Ho-hum, I think I'll just write an article about math instead."

Date: 2011-06-23 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] micaturtle.livejournal.com
thats insane. So gay marriage is actually OUTLAWED in your state? Gah. That makes me grumble (and worry about moving there) Is your state a more republican or more democratic state?

Date: 2011-06-23 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jem0000000.livejournal.com
Sorry, I thought you knew; it's been illegal. That's not a recent law. We're the South: gay marriage is illegal in every state in the region. Actually, we're the only state in the South without a constitutional amendment against it.

On moving here: only nine states plus DC in the US allow gay marriage. Actually, according to this site http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=16430 (last update May 2011), South Dakota has a law against same-sex marriages and a constitutional amendment defining marriage. We just have the law.

We do allow same-sex domestic partnerships, but there's only one county in the state that does domestic partnerships; there's no state law on it and most areas don't have them.

Periodically, the Republicans introduce a bill to add an anti-same-sex-marriage clause to the state constitution. It tends to die in committee, although if I remember correctly, the last time it was introduced it made it to a vote in the House before they killed it. It's expected they'll try again this year. (It's also thought, unlike in previous years, that they might actually have enough votes to pass it, since some of the Democrats will vote for it. Although likely the governor will veto, so with the equality union's current hey-that's-silly-we-already-have-a-law-go-back-to-working-on-the-budget campaign against it, it's a fair possibility that it will still be killed before it makes it to voters. If it does get to us - although roughly three quarters of the state's population is against gay marriage, less than half of voters support a constitutional ban.)

Currently the Republicans control the general assembly, but the governor is a Democrat. In years past, the Democrats have controlled the general assembly, although the state has been fairly close to equally Republican or Democrat (in terms of voters who register as either; we have quite a lot of independent voters, and the Libertarians are pretty sturdy for a third party) during my political lifetime (that is, since I could both vote and was present for elections). If you're unfamiliar with the Libertarians - they are pro-gay-marriage, and their major political stance is that personal freedoms are good and the government needs to stop regulating them away.

FYI, these are seriously our state's political priorities: 1. budget, 2. job creation, 3. budget, 4. school system, 5. budget, 6. what do you mean "6"? Where's our budget? No, we don't like that one, give more money to the schools and where's those jobs you promised?

Date: 2011-06-23 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geaven.livejournal.com
Part 1: WTF?! What's the point of that? Whoever came up with such a ridiculous idea?

Part 2: If South Dakota is the 2d "free-est" state with that record, do I want to know what the LEAST "free-est" one is like? :/

Part 3: Cute! ^^

Date: 2011-06-24 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] micaturtle.livejournal.com
Part1: Crazy, lazy people :P
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Date: 2011-09-19 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fina-j.livejournal.com
(#3) Turtle thingie cute.
(#2) No comment on the "Free-ist" issue.
(#1) really? the alarm goes off when you open the truck? Is that like in my car where you can get to the backseat THROUGH the trunk and thus is suseptible to car-theft?

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