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(wftv.com)   Surfer invents neat-o dog collar. Dude, your dog totally wants one   (wftv.com ) divider line
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2006-04-15 04:55:56 AM  
Shoot, jack it up to 2 gigs and I'll wear the damn thing.

/always misplacing mine
 
2006-04-15 05:38:44 AM  
Brilliant, buddy got payed 40k for "inventing" a flash drive to tie on your dogs neck.

/wish i had thought of it first
 
pk
2006-04-15 05:42:59 AM  
Don't worry - someone already has.

http://www.toptagpetid.com/
 
2006-04-15 05:45:12 AM  
Haven't they been "chipping" pets for a while now? Like 3 years? And that's embedded under the skin, not on a collar that can fall off.
 
2006-04-15 05:45:44 AM  
That's radical.
 
2006-04-15 05:49:29 AM  
Yeah, because instead of reading a dog tag that says:

If Fido is lost call 555-1234

You kidnap the darn dog and take it home, fire up the PC and load up bunch of crap into your computer, because everyone is a techno geek these days.

Yeah, brilliant.
 
2006-04-15 05:51:35 AM  
My dog has that already. You don't want to know where I plug the USB cable in.
 
2006-04-15 05:58:35 AM  
Warren says if your pet is ever lost, someone can access the information by taking apart the collar and plugging it into a computer with a plug-and-play USB port.

Hate to break it to ya, but if I see a strange dog chasing my kids around in my yard, I'm not going to take the time to gain its trust and disassemble its collar and plug that into a computer that I may or may not own.

Chances are my 12-guage is going to need cleaning that evening.
 
2006-04-15 06:07:23 AM  
I can see the fark headline now, but I am a little to lazy/busy at the moment to do it right..

:Florida: Poodle found with 256Megs of kiddie porn around its neck, Police would like to have a word with owner.
 
2006-04-15 06:14:17 AM  
In the UK we have pet passports - an RFID chip is injected into the scruff of an animals' neck. It's intended to make it easier for UK animals to be tracked when they go overseas (the UK is rabies-free and intends to stay that way)

Plus it's handy if Osama tries to sneak in disguised as a dog.
 
2006-04-15 06:16:22 AM  
Wasn't this already plugged on Fark? And isn't a dog tag simpler? Besides which, the younger of my doggies (her nickname is Spawn of Satan) would just eat this thing for fun.

Chips = much better. Shelters actually look for them, and they do the same thing.

i4.photobucket.com

The girls, Spawn of Satan on the left. What I really need is a USB drive that can tell me which one peed on the carpet when I'm out... 'cause the one on the right will always take the blame, no matter who did wrong. She's just like that...

/love 'em both to death
//both are chipped
///both from shelters
 
2006-04-15 06:21:56 AM  
A phone number and GPS coordinates to the owner's house on physical tags hanging on the dog seems far more useful.
 
2006-04-15 06:22:49 AM  
PS: Now, if they combined the doggie USB with the "plumps when you fill it USB" from the other day on Fark, they might have an interesting concept.

Or not. It'd still just become an expensive chewie toy after a day or two...
 
2006-04-15 06:24:07 AM  
(And whoever doesn't rave about how cute my dogs are in this thread can just die in a fire. They made me post that. Be warned...)
 
2006-04-15 06:25:09 AM  
JB-NoHo: Awwwwwwww, so cuuuuuuute! :) :) :)
 
2006-04-15 06:29:53 AM  
Already done!! and can't be stolen from the dog.. Microchipped! cost.. $35.00 to implant... $17.50 to register. Lasts a lifetime! :) How do I post a Picture?
 
2006-04-15 06:34:06 AM  
touch my damn dog, and I'll break your sodding neck.
 
2006-04-15 06:34:25 AM  
This is so much more comvenient for me. I've been putting a 512 MB USB drive into my dog's ass when we walk, and picking it up and rinsing it off when it pops out.

It's been a pain for me but the dog's getting to like it.
 
2006-04-15 06:36:04 AM  
oasics: Whoa...relax, man. Chill out, I was just petting him. :( :( :(
 
2006-04-15 06:36:49 AM  
*hides jar of peanut butter*
 
2006-04-15 06:38:53 AM  
mrexcess: My doggies give you a lifetime pass. And lick your face.

mrswelborne Already done!! and can't be stolen from the dog.. Microchipped! cost.. $35.00 to implant... $17.50 to register. Lasts a lifetime! :) How do I post a Picture?

Get a dog at the shelter in LA, and you get all that and shots for $86. Just don't pet their back for about two weeks after the chip goes in, or it can migrate. And jeebus -- $86 vs. what yuppie assholes pay at pet stores for genetically screwed up "pure bred" puppies? Gimme the mixed breed kiddies any day. Like both of mine are.

As for posting a pic: a) upload photo to your PC, edit it to reasonable size (100K or less) in your favorite software; b) sign-up with a picture host, like Photobucket, for free; c) Upload photo to said site, then copy location text from site; d) paste the http://[yourphotoishere] into an [img src=""] tag in a Fark posting (http://[yourphotoishere] goes between the quote marks), e) click "Add Comment" and enjoy....
 
2006-04-15 06:43:58 AM  
Monkey's Knuckle: This is so much more comvenient for me. I've been putting a 512 MB USB drive into my dog's ass when we walk, and picking it up and rinsing it off when it pops out.

Yeah, but when they start licking that drive, it can really muck up the electronics. And, if you've got two dogs, you really can't trust one of them to not felch the other and swallow the drive. 'Cause, you know -- "asshole contains prize, whoo-hoo..."

Hey -- one of my dogs seems to think that turds are a snack. And one of them thinks she's a walking Pez dispenser.

Sigh. The only advantage of crotchfruit over dogs -- the former stop digging the poo after about three years...

/obligatory disclaimer -- see other threads; I did NOT invent the phrase "crotchfruit".
 
2006-04-15 06:53:42 AM  
Fark.com version: RFID so my dog can troll for the biatches. 'Cause sniffing their butts is getting to be an old way to make an intro.

"I'm Fido, but you can find me on MySpace as BigDog."

/Why doesn't someone invent a product to keep them from barfing on the carpet?
 
2006-04-15 06:56:31 AM  
Wow, information on a collar! That's so cool! That way, like, if you dog is lost, and somebody finds the dog, they can just take the collar and plug it into their computer, and then they can find you and reuinite you with your pup! That is ****SO**** ****RAD****.

And also, if your dog has any allergies, they can know that so they don't feed strawberries to Sparky! Bad dog, bad convulsing doggie!

Also there is so much space on that chip that you could have all the dog's pictures on the collar, like, so that the people who rescue Boomer can have see a "puppy growth" slideshow of images while they wait for you to come over and get him!

And maybe if you train Skeeter, he can even have his own Dog Blog, or as some call it, "Dlog," which is short for "dog log" -- not to be confused with a "dog turd," hehehehe.

Farkin' A this is the best invention to hit the pet world since those plastic balls that hamsters can run around in! Those are farkING COOL D00D!!!!
 
2006-04-15 06:58:31 AM  
JB- that pez dispenser line's got me laughing out loud! Kudos!
 
2006-04-15 07:01:44 AM  
Yeah, this is overkill for 'this is my dog and how to find me' - but you could put the dog's medical records on there. i.e., his shot records and license number, etc.
 
2006-04-15 07:03:58 AM  
Speaking of lost dogs -- I've saved two in my neighborhood; one who followed me home when I was walking mine, the other who was standing in the street and jumped into my car when I stopped and said, "Hey, lost?"

In both cases -- read the tags on their necks, called the phone numbers. Lo-Tech, fast, efficient. And, face it -- how many AOL-ers would find a lost dog and even realize that the thing on their neck was a USB drive? Or get the concept of "Shove it into that little slot on your computer -- you know, the thing where the floppy drive used to be, until your grandchildren bought you the new XP machine..."

"Dear, we found this dog, but it doesn't have a tag or anything. Well, it's kind of got a tag, but there's nothing written on it..."

"We'll be over in three hours, grandma..."

"Okay. Oh -- we just got the AOL 9.0 disc in the mail. Can you show us how to install it?"

"No. Aren't you dead yet?"

"I made pie."

"Never mind... See you soon."
 
2006-04-15 07:05:30 AM  
So, how many computer viruses are small enough that someone can use their dog to deliver them on the flash drive?
 
2006-04-15 07:06:51 AM  
Monkey's Knuckle: JB- that pez dispenser line's got me laughing out loud! Kudos!

Obviously, you've never had to convince a dog that shiat is not food. Or socks. Or undies. Or anything that isn't tied down...

Q.V. the earlier photo, and the dog on the left. Yeah, when The Omen opens on 6/6/06, she's going to be first in line to see it...
 
2006-04-15 07:13:54 AM  
I think it's a bad idea. The purpose of the implanted microchip is for if the dog's collar (with tags/id) is missing. If the dog retains its collar a simple tag with owner name/phone number is all you need and would be enough for anyone who can read to contact you.
 
2006-04-15 07:28:55 AM  
Reminder -- adore my dogs or die in a fire...

They made me type that, dammit.

biatches...
 
2006-04-15 07:29:13 AM  
JB - it's pretty simple, actually. Theres a small metal tag that hangs off the usb collar with instructions on how to use it.
 
2006-04-15 07:31:40 AM  
Yeah great Idea...

To bad there is already a database online that is based on a tattoo on the inside of the dogs ear.

Cheaper then any chip.
No chance of losing it.
Easier to use then USB based collar.
 
2006-04-15 07:34:31 AM  
acronym: JB - it's pretty simple, actually. Theres a small metal tag that hangs off the usb collar with instructions on how to use it.

Yeah, except that one of my dogs already ate it. Your dog wants steak. My grandma wants AOL. And one or both of them can't read simple instructions in English.

Or, well -- both of them.
 
2006-04-15 07:48:23 AM  
acronym: JB - it's pretty simple, actually. Theres a small metal tag that hangs off the usb collar with instructions on how to use it.

So, with this "invention" your dog has the flash drive hanging on it's neck along with the "old fashioned" metal tag, yet this metal tag does not have a phone contact, it has instructions on how to use the flash drive. $40K for an idea like that. Gotta love the USA!
 
2006-04-15 08:10:21 AM  
Cool! Free 256MB usb drives delivered by a dog near you!
 
2006-04-15 08:21:03 AM  
JB-NoHo: Get a dog at the shelter in LA, and you get all that and shots for $86. Just don't pet their back for about two weeks after the chip goes in, or it can migrate. And jeebus -- $86 vs. what yuppie assholes pay at pet stores for genetically screwed up "pure bred" puppies? Gimme the mixed breed kiddies any day. Like both of mine are.


I like to refer to shelter animals as 'used'. All my pets are used. If I ever got a new one, I wouldn't know what to do with it.
 
2006-04-15 08:26:52 AM  
Load the doggy drive with spyware
Drop em off in a nice neighborhood
Profit
 
2006-04-15 08:29:01 AM  
The improvement is the volume of information you can store. Allergies, medication, dietary, excercise requirements, favorite games, etc. The list is endless.
 
2006-04-15 08:29:37 AM  
My dog is so tough, he has a 3.5 hard drive attached to his collar. If you plug it in to your computer, you'll see it holds a 2000 X 3000 pixel picture of my dog biting the hand of the last person who took the hard drive.
 
2006-04-15 08:34:48 AM  
Just what my dogs need, a place for their puppy porn!!
 
2006-04-15 08:49:37 AM  
Dammit: it's like the bible says. It's the mark of the beast.
 
2006-04-15 09:00:38 AM  
I don't see the point, I have my dog microchipped. The Idea fo the microchip is to not be easily removed. Avid (the microchip place) has returned stolen pets, a collar can't do that. 40k for a cheaper version some something the is already out and cost less

/There are still more VCRs in homes than PC's
//It is only a little more than 50% chance the finder will have a computer
/// of'course that depends on where the dog is lost
 
2006-04-15 09:32:19 AM  
Can the data for an implantable chip be updated? Is it stored on the chip or is that data simply a serial number that accesses the data on some central server?
 
2006-04-15 09:40:31 AM  
 
2006-04-15 09:42:09 AM  
My dawgs are chipped and have an electronic fence, they won't even chase a rabbit within 10 feet of where the wire is buried.
 
2006-04-15 10:01:11 AM  
JB-NoHo, your dogs are really adorable. Love the smile on the yellow girl and how her ears stand up. I have only one girl, Buttercup, a sweet golden retriever who is 9 years old and who I rescued from Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue over 6 years ago. Great to see you adopted your girls from a shelter.
 
2006-04-15 10:07:22 AM  
windowseat - I read that as "within 10 feet of where the wife is buried"
 
2006-04-15 10:18:03 AM  
Hooray for shelter dogs! We've got 3 shelter dogs here. I grew up in a house that bought purebreds, and the difference in the number of health problems between them and our present mutts is huge. All of our purebreds were on medication for epilepsy or arthritis or allergies or whatever by middle age, while these guys still act like puppies.

[img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/VioletSon/weeniemaxtriptych​copy.jpg "]
 
2006-04-15 10:26:16 AM  
StrikitRich: Can the data for an implantable chip be updated? Is it stored on the chip or is that data simply a serial number that accesses the data on some central server?


The second one. That's the problem with the RFID tags. There are different systems. Plain tags with phone number still the better way to go.
 
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