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  • It's really a shame that burning people's houses down went out of fashion.
  • Let's hope this doesn't catch on with jet fuel providers.
  • Even with warnings, this is a sure way to get sued out of existence.
  • There won't be an option in the future to pay for it outright.
  • Built in unreliability. Nice.
  • Here's the plan. They put out this stupid payment plan, get a ton of free press and free advertizing, then they reverse course and get another round of free press and free advertizing.
  • Given how my Photoshop works, if I am in an area with poor reception, it may refuse to let me access the program because it cannot verify that I am a paying user. At least it is largely used at home where I have wifi.

    It would really suck to die because the stupid thing cannot connect and verify that you are paid before letting your squishy organs get smashed.

    /it could be the best damned protection out there, but I won't buy it based on principle.
  • Snaptastic: Given how my Photoshop works, if I am in an area with poor reception, it may refuse to let me access the program because it cannot verify that I am a paying user. At least it is largely used at home where I have wifi.

    It would really suck to die because the stupid thing cannot connect and verify that you are paid before letting your squishy organs get smashed.

    /it could be the best damned protection out there, but I won't buy it based on principle.


    With my rc flying hobby, the FAA has been slow to recognize this, or they dimply dont care.  Probably the latter....
  • Another step down from a 'Snow Crash' idea.
  • The idea that the vest might not activate is a total shiat idea and seems like a liability waiting to happen.  Can't the company just lease the vest rather than selling and then sue you for the remaining $400 for destroying their vest if you aren't paid up.

    Another easy fix.
    1.  The vest is considered part of your bike by insurance (your bike is now worth $400 more, and your rates go up)
    2.  The vest always inflates.
    3.  If the vest inflates and you weren't paid up you owe the company $400 (the cost of buying the other half of the vest).
    4.  Insurance pays the $400.  If you were up to date, this buys you a new vest.  If you sub expired, then it pays the company for the vest you trashed.

    /don't wear a cheap helmet unless you've got a cheap head
  • My brother now has something similar after having been thrown from a horse he was riding.

    I never knew what a "flail chest injury" was.

    I wish I still didn't.

    (Glad he made it.  Apparently FCIs have a fatality rate of 10 - 20%.)
  • Russ1642: Here's the plan. They put out this stupid payment plan, get a ton of free press and free advertizing, then they reverse course and get another round of free press and free advertizing.


    This was my first thought too. But after reading the article, it sounds serious. And not all that unreasonable...
  • next up, separate subscription services for brakes to keep working and fuel pump too.
    but we do offer the combo pack of brakes, fuel; pump and seat belts to keep working for only $50 a month.
  • $400 + $400. So, how much do other vests cost?
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