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Via +Minnie Kasper​ and +Mark Mortensen

I had no idea Jason's Law had passed, this is definitely a good step in the right direction. I do wish it would go a little further towards requiring customers to allow trucks to take breaks on their property, arrive early, and/or provide stiff penalties for excessive detention when that causes a driver to run out of hours at the customer. But for now, this works.

And yes, generally speaking I'm very much of the "keep government the hell out of by business" camp, but in a few things specifically I do support their intervention. Interstate commerce is one of those few.
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And before I call it a day I wanted to share with you that......
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Way to go, USPS. Great job getting that package to Tahlequah.
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I've had generally good service from USPS. FedEx and UPS, better.  DHL...   DHL uses USPS, FedEx, and the USPS to ship packages through.  I once had to track down a package to their home office since they couldn't find my house.  Everyone else could find it no problem.  -  I Paid DHL for overnight shipping, got the package 5 days later, they would refund me a dime. 

DHL. Fuck'em,  in my book. 
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No. It isn't. Sorry.
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“We have two parties here, and only two. One is the evil party, and the other is the stupid party. Occasionally, the two parties get together to do something that’s both evil and stupid. That’s called bipartisanship.” (attributed to M. Stanton Evans)

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...and accurate.
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I like money to, but I don't get paid overtime to work holidays.
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https://youtu.be/v9t3XBXmtgQ BMW gear issues complaint.... Very funny
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Question for my fellow nerdy types: I'm in the process of designing a pc board which will host a tiny GPS receiver and a Bluetooth module, along with a db-9 connector and some power supply stuff (5-14 volts in from the db-9, 3.3v to the various brains, 5v to the GPS antenna amp) and a max232 converter, and connect to my APRS terminal node controller. Should be pretty simple. Except I can't find a pcb design program that I actually like, and which makes it somewhat easy to design new footprints.

I used to use dccad back in the day, and despite my geekiness I'm actually far more comfortable doing stuff like this on an old school drafting table with a T square and some triangles. I can make a computer get up and dance, but I can barely draw a smiley face with one.

So, do any of you have a recommendation for a workable pcb design suite that doesn't require an engineering degree to add new footprints (like Fritzing) and which runs on Linux?
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I dunno, think this will last me a minute?
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So long as nobody ELSE wants some, should last you a few minutes, sure.
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I can't decide if I should enjoy this now or wait for a really special occasion.

+Lazarus Vintage​ Sir James XO 1776. The original Sir James was the best eliquid in history and Journey is my personal all-time favorite, so this promises to be stupidly good. It's also like $60 a bottle. What do you guys think?
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I got mine from iSky in Plano TX
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I've always said, that blinking light is a warning not a request.
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Probably still got better mileage than my old Suburban!
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I wonder what the speed was at the end point??
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Long-haul truck driver and online vape shop owner
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Linux sysadmin, Windows netadmin, PHP and HTML, truck driving, marine electrical and electronics, shooting, gunsmithing, reloading, RF and analog electronics, and I'm a human truck stop directory.
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Dan the Trucking Geek! Linux freak, gun nut, vapemonger extraordinaire, builder of cool and interesting things.
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For in this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means for controlling peace. --Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations

My OpenPGP public key fingerprint is C4A3 6A9D 867E 827A 4F96  C0F3 697D F31B 5EDD C104.  You should encrypt and sign all correspondence to me whenever possible.

For those who add me from far-away places, please understand that while I'm friendly towards all living things I am only fluent in English and domestic cat.  I'd love to learn your language and converse with you in your native tongue; however, if we are to do that you'll have to teach me.

Once upon a time, I was a network administrator and systems analyst.  Alas, after the dot-com crunch in 2001, I pretty much gave up on the idea and became a long haul trucker after an intensive and completely fruitless job search.  Though I gripe about it incessantly, the fact is I love trucking and would probably keep doing it even if I hit a lottery jackpot.

My hobbies include vaping (including rebuilding atomizers and blending e-liquid), guns (target shooting, gunsmithing, and ammunition reloading), photography (medium format film, please!), amateur radio (mostly APRS, but I'm on 146.52 and all over the 440MHz band, mobile, KG6OHK or KG6OHK-14 on APRS), anything to do with computers and Linux specifically, electronics and radio hacking, Bitcoin, 3D modelling with Blender and POVRay, and lots of other stuff.

Politically (and in the rest of life) I'm a staunch Libertarian (that's classical liberal to folks outside the US).  I voted for Ron Paul in 2008 and Gary Johnson in 2012.  I truly do believe that married gay couples should be able to defend their marijuana crops with assault weapons.  

I don't wear a tin foil hat, but I'm starting to think there's something to this whole NWO/Fed/TSA/Goldman-Sachs clusterfuck.  There's too many people all thinking we're going to hell in a handbasket for it all to be BS.  Honestly I'm thinking even the Zombie craze is a symptom of this: we might not know exactly what's going on or who's behind it, but the collective conscious knows SOMETHING is up and it ain't gonna be pretty.  Therefore I am preparing myself for some kind of shit to be hitting some kind of fan.

I tend to shamelessly add people I perceive as "smart," as well as truckers (and their families too, sometimes), Linux geeks lovers and developers, awesome photographers, people who make me laugh or think (even better, those who do both in a single post), and people who would fit into several of my circles.  I will not add or add-back anyone without a profile.  I am quite happily involved in a relationship.

Circle suggestions:  Trucking, Linux, Ron Paul, Photography, Amateur Radio, Navy Veterans, FFG-50 USS Taylor, Nerds Geeks and Weirdos, Second Amendment, Ammo Reloaders.  And plenty more!

Oh, and I like parentheses.
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Held the record for highest ASVAB score ever to come out of the Los Angeles recruiting district.
Education
  • Ventura High School
    1991 - 1995
  • naval nuclear power training command
    machinist's mate, 1996 - 1996
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A 24/7 cluster. Go to the J, it's not quite as terrible.
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In a decade of long haul driving, you can imagine I've encountered some pretty idiotic customers. From being screamed at for trying to pick up a load during lunch break (Duracell) to taking seven hours to unload four pallets of veggies (Giant Eagle in Jessup MD) I've seen it all. This place now ranks as the absolute worst customer to whom I have ever delivered.
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Horrible. Expect to wait hours past your appointment just to get in a door. Also, make sure you bring a recent empty scale ticket. They require that you have one but don't seem to actually do anything with it.
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One of my favorite truck stops. This place is awesome, stop here if you can. The country fried steak is made from scratch and absolutely incredible.
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Yum! And a really clean bathroom.
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It's official, I love this vape shop. Great guys.
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