Tuesday, August 29


Daily News Stuff 29 August 2023

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  • Kias and Hyundais are too easy to steal, so cities are suing the manufacturers.  (Vice)

    Already this year, lawsuits have been filed by Seattle (mayor: Democrat), Baltimore (mayor: Democrat), Cleveland (mayor: Democrat), New York (mayor: Comm...  wait, Democrat), Chicago (mayor: Lizard Person), St. Louis (mayor: Democrat), and Columbus (mayor: Democrat).

    Wonder what the common factor might be that all these cars are getting stolen.

    And I think rather than adding engine immobilisers to budget cars, manufacturers should look into deploying rabid wolverines.

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1 It's funny, but for some reason I don't feel any great fear of having my Kia stolen around here. Maybe it's because the vice-mayor of my city lives across the street and has a large "back the blue" sign in his yard.

(also, all Kia cars made since late 2021 have immobilizers, something that always gets buried at the end of these stories...)


Posted by: J Greely at Tuesday, August 29 2023 11:58 PM (oJgNG)

2 Can the "immobilizer" in your car be bypassed by someone, such as the manufacturer or the dealership or the loan holder?  Do you think car thieves are smarter or stupider than your average (D) politician?  I'm sure your local neighbourhood AI chatbot can succinctly answer those questions.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, August 30 2023 08:28 AM (obo9H)

3 As with avoiding violent crime, the #1 way to make my car less stealable is to stay away from blue cities. Having the immobilizer just restores the status quo where a Kia or Hyundai is no more attractive to thieves than a Toyota or Honda (and probably less).

Do I think car thieves are dumber than their Democrat sponsors? Meh, ton of feathers versus ton of bricks.


Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, August 30 2023 01:40 PM (oJgNG)

4 Sorry, I inartfully attempted to imply the opposite of what ye inferred.  I meant to say that the thieves would remain somehow strangely ahead of the best intentions of the (D) politicians, despite all the clamourings to the contrary.

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