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Date: 08/14/07 02:01 AM

28 Responses to Drunk Driving Suspect Demands Source Code

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2007 at 8:42 pm
    Link: Drunk Driving Suspect Demands Source Code - He wants to try and prove there are bugs in the breathalyzer programming code.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 2:08 am
    We should all do this...

    **No, officer, I was not speeding! Your chip/code in that gun must be wrong..***

    YEA!

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    Gadget522 Male 13-17
    216 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 2:15 am
    NO I WASN`T DRINKIN` YOUR MACHEEN THINGEE IS BONKERS *hic*
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    WDanC Male 18-29
    410 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 2:23 am
    lol, That would still be neat to find out that it doesn`t work properly. Imagine how many lawsuits might ensue from people in jail from DWI because of those things. It would be complete chaos!!
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    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
    706 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 3:09 am
    it sounds like some dick trying to grab any random loophole to get out of driving while drunk. Woot.
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    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 4:02 am
    Looks like he`s just trying to buy time.

    But it does bring up a point. Are you allowed to question authority?

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    Zeritel Male 18-29
    2 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 4:29 am
    In a situation like that it doesn`t seem like there would be many ways out, this guy has a very good point though, and I fully support what he`s doing.

    Sulu - you asked if you should question authority, of corse you should. You shouldn`t break rules just because you don`t like them though, you always however have the right to ask why and challenge an idea. That is a right preserved by our US Constitution.

    People should never live in fear of their government, a government should live in fear from it`s people.

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    D0Ze Male 18-29
    147 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 4:32 am
    you want the source code? ok here it is.

    1 print "being test"
    2 IF alcohol_level < 5 THEN GOTO 4
    3 IF alcohol_level > 5 THEN GOTO 6
    4 alcohol_level + 1
    5 GOTO 2
    6 print "Suspect is drunk"

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    Custom_hobo Male 13-17
    737 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 5:27 am
    lol. HaXXing teh 911.
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    Dragonfirexz Male 18-29
    206 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 6:29 am
    Man everything is happening in minnesota now.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2007 at 6:30 am
    I`m inclined to agree with jjcruiser13, but with Zeritel also. (I dunno what the hell custom_hobo is talking about. 911? )-| ) Besides, the article even says the code could *potentially* screw up somehow; who`s to say it didn`t screw up that time?

    I had to LOL when I read this part: `His attorney told the paper, "The problem is, the manufacturer of the thing thinks they can hold it back and not tell anybody how it works. For all we know, it`s a random number generator."
    That seems... unlikely` :-D

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    Marram Male 18-29
    316 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 7:27 am
    Boo at old news. This was funny when it first came out, now it seems just plain stupid. I really hope they give him the source code and the prorammers really wanted to f*ck with people by making about ten pointers that point to the same variable and using a complex algorithm to choose the correct pointer needed in verifying the legitimacy of the alcohol content...yeah...something like that...
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 10:37 am
    ok uh sure a possible theory could be that they needed a trusted unopionated emotionless source for proof of drunk..en..ness just to make the officers claim a little more believable. ie creating a this-things-as-digital-as-your-calculator device and raising the metre to suit wether they think theyre drunk or not.....

    ... but saying that its randomized.... if that were true theyv been pretty damn lucky so far

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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 10:38 am
    sueing a breathalyzer..... sounds like a drunken mistake
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 10:40 am
    "People should never live in fear of their government, a government should live in fear from it`s people."

    V FOR F*CKING VENDETTA prolly not where it originated but still a good movie/comic

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    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    881 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 1:44 pm
    They dont need to see the source code, just the audit logs from their quality assurance department. Assuming they have a good QA depoartment, they need simply look over their scripts to determine if the machine needs its source codes checked.

    Then both sides win.

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    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    881 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 1:47 pm
    I prefer Thomas Jefferson`s quote, "When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master! "
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    Powernuke Male 13-17
    107 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 2:17 pm
    Look out for the newest series, "When Drunk Nerds Attack!"
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 3:41 pm
    If he was Drinking and Driving he needs to go to Jail. Exploiting a loop hole to avoid punitive action incurred by one`s stupidity, denies society an effective system of regulated justice.
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    KimonoThief Male 18-29
    126 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 4:23 pm
    "If he was Drinking and Driving he needs to go to Jail. Exploiting a loop hole to avoid punitive action incurred by one`s stupidity, denies society an effective system of regulated justice."

    Likewise, basing a person`s guilt or innocence on the readout of a potentially flawed device could send thousands of innocents to prison or let the guilty walk away scotch-free (no pun intended).

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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    I`M PRETTY SURE A LOT OF PEOPLE NOW WILL FIND THIS EXCUSE HANDY.
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    dimriver Male 18-29
    9 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 5:03 pm
    hmm I say blood tests for all
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 5:19 pm
    good for him.
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    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 6:07 pm
    I think its a great idea! I have always wondered if they do maintenance on those kind of machines. I mean, he/ll, if a computer can go wacky than why can`t a speedometer or breathalizer too?
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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    August 15, 2007 at 12:39 am
    I remember when the school security cop came in to our driver`s ed class and made me do all the demonstration crap. He made me do a breathalizer thing, and he was pressing a button so the numbers kept going up and up and up and was showing it to everyone. Made me question if they could really do that to people.
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    patridiot Male 30-39
    118 posts
    August 15, 2007 at 1:02 am
    Having spent a day of my life on jury duty for a drunk driving case, I have to say the lack of source code wouldn`t have changed the guilty verdict. Still, just give up the code and get the dangerous driver off the street. I`m shocked by the number of responses who actually want the public menace to "win".
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    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    August 15, 2007 at 1:46 am
    Good because it`s an original idea, bad because he was probably drunk and he`s just trying to get away now.
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    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    August 15, 2007 at 11:05 am
    lol D0Ze, i wouldn`t be surprised if it was like that >.>

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