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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:My proposal:

They need to be banned. Seriously. Do they present car theft? Oh yeah, because everyone comes running when one goes off and doesn't completely ignore it, right? wink

A car alarm does nothing to prevent theft...and everything to wake up the entire censored neighborhood at least twice a night. mad


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester, England (UK)

Total posts: 1365
Posted:I totally agree with you on this one. Especially those car alarms that make 50 different alarm sounds when they go off, they are incredibly annoying. Also, there is a hall near me and the burgular alarm goes off at least once a week. It gets left for hours and is really irritating when I'm trying to do work.

grrr!


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and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:There used to be a guy over the road that had a car with talking alarm. If anyone got within 3 foot of the car it would shout out "Step away from the Vehicle. This car is alarmed and the engine will not start without the alarm key" It repeated this about 6 times before it shut off. As it was parked on a road that people walk their dogs up and down all hours of the day or night it was constantly going off. It drove me to the point of nearly hitting the guy after a few weeks worth of very, very disturbed sleep.

In south Wales we have one of the highest rates of car crime in the UK. there are a huge number of cases of cars being stolen and broken into. Alarms on cars seem to do nothing to stop this happening.

One little toe rag used to take a car jack with him when he went out to steal cars because to stop certain alarms on cars all you have to do is lift the front over a 45 degree angle and it will cut the alarm out because it thinks its being towed away.

I am all for banning Car alarms. They do nothing to deter would be thieves and they cause a lot of noise pollution.


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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3252
Posted:At last!!!

I agree with Mike on something smile


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But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2666
Posted:Your a gay man! You shouldnt be asleep at night times anymway!

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3252
Posted:Written by: Brit_Joe

Your a gay man! You shouldnt be asleep at night times anymway!



Just to clarify, for those who, understandably, may assume that a post not explicitly stating to who it is referring, is actually addressing the post immediately preceeding it- I am not gay smile

Joe, to eliminate future possibility of such confusions, I can recomend use of the 'quote' button.


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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"Last of The Lancers"
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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Dave, you're *NOT???*

Who knew?

wink

(Um...I love you mate, but... "duh.")


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:ubblol

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jeff(fake)

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Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 1189
Posted:Written by: onewheeldave


Just to clarify, for those who, understandably, may assume that a post not explicitly stating to who it is referring, is actually addressing the post immediately preceeding it- I am not gay smile





*cough*overcompenstating*cough* wink ubbrollsmile


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:The lady dost protest too much...

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2666
Posted:lol, ooh you've been outed now dave! Theres no going back! ubbrollsmile

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:alarms are wikkid when used properly.
tehy set off flashbacks to doof memories and sonic cannons have been used to protect cruise ships from pirates.
arr!


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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:they should use the south african ones with flamethrowers instead. though i don't know what happens when those ones go off accidentally...

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misscorinthian
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 784
Posted:My mums' neighbour had an alarm that made a little beep evry 10 secs or so. They parked right under her window- she could hear it but they couldn't. It drove her nuts day and night. She rallied round all the neighbours and they ended up calling the environments agency saying it was noise pollution.
Man, you don't p*ss off my mum.


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i8beefy2
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

i8beefy2

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Location: Ohio, USA

Total posts: 674
Posted:They don't stop car breakins? Huh... Its funny that all the cars in my parking lot got broken into except the ones with little blinky red lights representing car alarms then.

They are meant to be annoying. That is the entire point. The cases you are talking about probably have to do with fools who do not know to turn down the sensativity on their alarm, since these are obviously up way to high. That talking one is overdoing it of course though...

And everyone ignores it? I don't. If I hear a car alarm, I look to see where its coming from. Maybe thats just because I have one, so those of us with them tend to be good summaritans about them and more understanding of unfortunate alarm difficulties like those you are experiencing.

I know this much: avoiding the $100 or so to replace the broken window is worth your agrivation. Sorry, I'm poor.


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2666
Posted:Well I heard of a cool invention used by some nice new Ford cars, they only start with a key with an electronic chip in it or possibly a laser, and cant be hotwierd apparently.

*looking at that scentence* I need to learn how to spell simple words lol


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i8beefy2
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

i8beefy2

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Location: Ohio, USA

Total posts: 674
Posted:Jaguar (I believe?) has been doing that for years, as have Dodge and some others. This is great for preventing car THEFT, but its the whole breaking out my window thing I'm worried about personally. The little red light does good for that (note: buy a little blinky led and put it on your dashboard for similar effect!)

The downside is if you need a new key, or a copy, these keys can cost from $60 to $100... As someone who has lost their keys before... that would SUCK.


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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
Posted:I enjoy setting off car alarms with the loud exhaust on my motorcycle. Stupidly sensitive alarms deserve a work-out. Hehehe. Not in the middle of the night though. That sux.



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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:I would like, at this point, to throw out a truism I once heard:

"A lock keeps an honest man from stealing."

Alarms can be foiled, and locks can be picked. There is no such thing as the unbreakable lock.


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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i8beefy2
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Ohio, USA

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Posted:Yep, but it sure makes me feel better regardless! smile

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Speed
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

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Location: , New Zealand

Total posts: 23
Posted:i live in a hall of residence where several of my friends enjoy setting off harmless but very loud bombs.... they also happen to have the added effect of setting off car alarms all around campus. Amusing, but only if you're not trying to sleep. Though i must agree with Brit_joe on the sleeping at night comment... why on earth would someone do a thing like sleep at night; what, are you werid? :P

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