:: DiagNOstic ::
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Wired follows up on the Plastic post from March:
Today's cars have 1,000 times more computing horsepower than the moon rocket. But automakers resist letting car owners access diagnostic tools. Why? Because dealers can charge $100 just to turn off the Check Engine light.
Posted by morland @ 03:57 PM
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You can turn that thing off with one of those Apple Newton handhelds. OK, I just made that up. It's best to think, "WWMD*"?
* What Would MacGuyver Do
Posted by: the guy who lived in vail on June 1, 2004 04:20 PM
i have a fond high school memory of using an apple newton to make long distance phone calls from a payphone until an operator broke into one of the calls, scaring me and my friends absolutely shitless. we we're sure shit was going down, sneakers stizz.
did i just type stizz? shoot me now morland.
Posted by: dr. glasses on June 1, 2004 05:31 PM
I'll just start calling you dr. grambo.
I too had a short-lived but intense "phreaking" phase. I once pieced together a "beige box" to phone Hong Kong (seriously). Of course, I had to lay prone on someone else's lawn in the middle of the night to do it. We'll file that under "embarrassingly dorky and highly illegal past exploits morland chalks up to wayward youth with its tempting legal veil of being a minor and tries never to talk about unless it's very topically relevant".
Posted by: morland on June 1, 2004 06:58 PM
i remember that thing, morland. I thought you were actually cool then.
Posted by: rob on June 2, 2004 01:59 PM
Posted by: morland on June 2, 2004 02:59 PM
You guys are fucking dorks.
Posted by: Mr. Kasemeyer on June 2, 2004 07:46 PM
Well, morland. That beige box thing was before I knew you. Oh wait, I did know you then. That was before you and rob and alex (x2) initiated me into your elite club by showing me your secret handshake, also known as 'the cold fish'.
Posted by: the guy who lived in vail on June 11, 2004 02:15 AM
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