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(Albuquerque Journal)   Pro tip: If you are going to take a nap inside your ambulance, don't leave the keys in the ignition   (abqjournal.com) divider line 20
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2014-02-08 01:17:45 PM
Pro tip: If you live in Albuquerque, move to a real state. And if you link an article make sure you don't have to take some kind of survey to read it.
 
2014-02-08 01:29:11 PM
You aren't allowed to remove the keys. If they get lost, it's a matter of life and death.
 
2014-02-08 01:29:41 PM
Uh, it's 23 degrees outside.

By God, those keys are going to stay in and the engine running while I take a nap on the bench.

/but we are going to lock the doors...
 
2014-02-08 01:35:17 PM
Our ambulances had a hidden unlock switch in the grill area.
 
2014-02-08 01:37:27 PM

unlikely: Pro tip: If you live in Albuquerque, move to a real state. And if you link an article make sure you don't have to take some kind of survey to read it.


http://www.news-record.com/news/article_ae610e62-90eb-11e3-8397-0017 a4 3b2370.html

I don't even know what half of the websites in the first question are.  I refused to answer.  It's not like a story like that is going to be exclusive to whatever bullshiat site subby linked to.
 
2014-02-08 01:39:50 PM

unlikely: Pro tip: If you live in Albuquerque, move to a real state. And if you link an article make sure you don't have to take some kind of survey to read it.


This.  I wonder if the questions change.  Mine asked me if I was planning on buying wireless speakers in the next 6 months.
/very strange and random
 
2014-02-08 01:42:50 PM

ransack.: You aren't allowed to remove the keys. If they get lost, it's a matter of life and death.


You know who else from the ABQ left the keys in the ignition resulting in bad consequences, yo?
 
2014-02-08 01:55:40 PM
Why can't they use chips like those in key-less cars and put them in there badges? same for the cops.
 
2014-02-08 01:59:45 PM
There's always a few missions that involve stealing an ambulance.
 
2014-02-08 02:01:25 PM

stuffy: Why can't they use chips like those in key-less cars and put them in there badges? same for the cops.


Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges...

Anyway, justify the cost to someone who's trying to buy the cheapest units they can get away with that'll do the job. Heck, when I worked at a certain large, nationally spread service, the local operations were buying keyless idle kits from autozone and installing them on the units.

A lot of it, as well, has to do with the Federal KKK Ambulance construction and design standards, which are THANKFULLY going away at the end of the year.
 
2014-02-08 02:06:47 PM
I saw that episode.  Doesn't Walter White make a battery to get the ambulance going again?
 
2014-02-08 02:09:34 PM

hardinparamedic: stuffy: Why can't they use chips like those in key-less cars and put them in there badges? same for the cops.

Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges...

Anyway, justify the cost to someone who's trying to buy the cheapest units they can get away with that'll do the job. Heck, when I worked at a certain large, nationally spread service, the local operations were buying keyless idle kits from autozone and installing them on the units.

A lot of it, as well, has to do with the Federal KKK Ambulance construction and design standards, which are THANKFULLY going away at the end of the year.


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That is good news.  I wouldn't trust these guys to make smores.
 
2014-02-08 02:18:11 PM

LeroyBourne: unlikely: Pro tip: If you live in Albuquerque, move to a real state. And if you link an article make sure you don't have to take some kind of survey to read it.

This.  I wonder if the questions change.  Mine asked me if I was planning on buying wireless speakers in the next 6 months.
/very strange and random


They must change because I didn't get that question - at least not as the first question.  I didn't read further.

We're at war now.....or maybe just struggling to deal with change.

Many of us use AdBlock and get pissed off at things like this, but OTOH how does the news source get paid?

I'd rather have a few peripheral ads on my screen than shell out actual money, but right now websites can't make any promises that their ads aren't filled with malware so fark 'em.

What site(s) should I pay to read?  This was brought up on /. the other day.  I had to reboot before I finished reading the replies and haven't gone back and found it, but it seems there are very few sites people will pay for.

There is a plethora of websites with the same story (any story in most cases) and yet most of them are derived from the same source.  I sometimes read my hometown newspaper's website.  They're a good source for local news.  I don't look at that rag for national or international news.

The funniest thing I've read (at least this month) was a comment someone posted complaining about how "major news sources" often get things wrong while my small hometown newspaper got the story right.

I guess they didn't notice that our small hometown newspaper is owned by Gannet and is anything but small.  Okay, they do have their own staff writers and reporters who covered a story which went national (and was featured right here on Fark) but apparently Fox News twisted it to fit their agenda (I don't know, I skipped the Fox coverage of it).

Actually, the Fark link was to a CBS (IIRC) affiliate in a major city 60 miles away.  The CBS affiliate and my Gannet hometown newspaper's version of the story was basically the same.  The hometown reporters just wrote more copy.

I'm talking about 'Merica Monday.  I find it amusing.  If I had the energy I'd get an EU or a UN flag and join the idiot protesters.  Maybe I could really confuse them if I brought a Russian flag or worse still one of those black Al Qaeda flags.  I wonder if I'd get arrested for that last one.  Our sheriff is one of the US flag wavers.

But if I were the only one to show up with an AQ flag they'd probably just think I was crazy and put me on a no-fly list, but if 2 people showed up with AQ flags (in harmony), they'd probably just think we were f***ots and wouldn't pay attention to either of us, but if 3 people did it....if 50 people showed up, they might try to figure out that the free speech message we're sending is that they're all a bunch of idiots.

Lol - all I know is if I could get my hands on one of those AQ flags and showed up there even if I were the only one it would make national news and I would be a fark headline.

I guess I could make one except I don't write Arabic

I wonder if I could start a riot....and then right before I get arrested I could set fire to it and stomp it on the ground just like they've done with poorly made US flags in parts of the middle east......and then the reaction would be "Oh, you mean you're really not an Al Qaeda sleeper cell"?

I would only do it for the lulz though.  I'd probably want to get me one of them black baklavas first though.  I like baklava better than balaclava.

Yes, I will make an AQ flag and glue baklava all over a ski mask and do this.  I bet I could even get O'Reilly and Hannity to talk about me.

It's so tempting, but quite frankly I'm too farking lazy to actually pull it off unless I have accomplices.
 
2014-02-08 02:47:43 PM
gfid:

I like the cut of your jib.  Very strange and random.  I'll be your accomplice.
 
2014-02-08 03:07:15 PM

hardinparamedic: Uh, it's 23 degrees outside.

By God, those keys are going to stay in and the engine running while I take a nap on the bench.

/but we are going to lock the doors...


Both of these.
 
2014-02-08 03:07:22 PM

elguerodiablo: hardinparamedic: stuffy: Why can't they use chips like those in key-less cars and put them in there badges? same for the cops.

Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges...

Anyway, justify the cost to someone who's trying to buy the cheapest units they can get away with that'll do the job. Heck, when I worked at a certain large, nationally spread service, the local operations were buying keyless idle kits from autozone and installing them on the units.

A lot of it, as well, has to do with the Federal KKK Ambulance construction and design standards, which are THANKFULLY going away at the end of the year.



That is good news.  I wouldn't trust these guys to make smores.


Maybe its just the photo but some of those klansmen look pretty dark...
 
2014-02-08 03:26:44 PM

Shadi: Maybe its just the photo but some of those klansmen look pretty dark...


It's the Bigsby Family Reunion.
 
2014-02-08 05:13:18 PM
have a magnetic key reader installed in the van. I mean, cars nowadays don't use keys. My wifes Avalon  has one, even the cheap cars like Kias and Hyundais have them.

ABQ is kinda a real state. Has areas of toqwn you don't want to go to, like Rio Rancho. The town closes up by 10p, but that's it.

Turning into a geezer mecca.

/Lives in ABQ.
//Travels quite a bit.
 
2014-02-08 06:06:01 PM

ransack.: You aren't allowed to remove the keys. If they get lost, it's a matter of life and death.


More like we don't trust the truck to start again when turned off...
 
2014-02-08 07:55:46 PM

thehobbes: ransack.: You aren't allowed to remove the keys. If they get lost, it's a matter of life and death.

More like we don't trust the truck to start again when turned off...


Ambulances are kind of like C-130s that way.
 
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