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tacocat  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 4, 2018

There's the rub for the poor.

I guess I could get $250 together but I have higher financial priorities at the moment. I have a shittier, Chevy specific version of CarPlay now.

Commentators have pointed out that this law will disproportionately affect the poor. Obviously no one really cares because fuck the poor.




oyster  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey wait, I’ve got “shittier” Chevy specific version of CarPlay I guess since I have a Chevy and it does everything I need. I had to tinker with it a bit to figure everything out but once you get it hands free is easy.

tacocat  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mine doesn't have in dash navigation and it doesn't display my texts. It's OK enough. The law is written very vaguely. You could be pulled over for reaching for something on your passenger seat

oyster  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mine doesn’t display them but it does read out the texts. I didn’t realize mine did that until it started reading out my friends texts who was controlling the music.

kleinbl00  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How much is the ticket? $150 and a point. How much does the point cost on insurance? At your age, prolly $20-$30 a month, and that for two years. The $250 Jensen ends up being $150-$300 cheaper than a single ticket - and c'mon, dude, you got enough together for a Chevy new enough that it'll talk to your phone.

I get your point about being poor. But there's also thinking poor. "Thinking poor" is responding to helpful advice by arguing you're too poor to do anything but suffer while driving around in a car new enough to have a USB port.

tacocat  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's not all that helpful when

    I have a shittier, Chevy specific version of CarPlay now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyLink

It's a $50 fine. I need to take the GRE which is $100-200. Ya know. So I can stop "thinking poor." My poor person thinking currently involves slowly saving the money required, planning to drive all day to get the fee reduction paperwork, planning when I can take the actual test. Etc. Etc. And that's just one financial event I'm planning to deal with.