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Old Jan 8, 2019, 11:19 am
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I want to know what happens if someone just walks by, grabs it and walks off with it. Does it have a proximity alarm?
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by marchelli
I want to know what happens if someone just walks by, grabs it and walks off with it. Does it have a proximity alarm?
I think that's when it attacks the perp with an electric shock.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 11:28 am
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I can see a limited use case for people with mobility and hand function limitations or who travel with babies and diaper bags, perhaps, bit I also suspect that those market segments are least likely to have funds set aside for this kind of purchase, leaving the inveterate gimmick junkies and fad surfers.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 11:49 am
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Oh, but this would be so much fun to hack!
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
I think it actually links to the account, not the number. My account stayed the same, so it was updated that way.

Otherwise it makes no sense.
Still unclear how it knew that the number had changed and to what. Sounds like a data / security snafu to me!
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
I think that's when it attacks the perp with an electric shock.
You joke and yet check out ZA car alarms

Originally Posted by flyquiet
I can see a limited use case for people with mobility and hand function limitations or who travel with babies and diaper bags, perhaps, bit I also suspect that those market segments are least likely to have funds set aside for this kind of purchase, leaving the inveterate gimmick junkies and fad surfers.
Maybe it would follow then down the aisle without taking my kneecaps out.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by jc94




Maybe it would follow then down the aisle without taking my kneecaps out.
It should also be able to levitate and put itself into the overhead bin wheels first.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
It should also be able to levitate and put itself into the overhead bin wheels first.
This assumes there is any space, preferably above the row in question
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by jc94


This assumes there is any space, preferably above the row in question
Well, one of the main features is its ability to destroy all other overhead baggage that is in its way.

But if it is truly "smart", it will know to self-store itself in a J overhead bin while its owner sits comfortably without any worries in the last row of Y.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 12:22 pm
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Or it should also resist any effort by AC to send it to the wrong baggage belt.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Or it should also resist any effort by AC to send it to the wrong baggage belt.
But even if such resistance fails, it will be "smart" enough to extract a 15% discount code from AC.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
But even if such resistance fails, it will be "smart" enough to extract a 15% discount code from AC.
Only if you buy the 'Pro' version.

Otherwise no compensation or apology will be requested since none is deserved apparently.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Only if you buy the 'Pro' version.

Otherwise no compensation or apology will be requested since none is deserved apparently.
Wrong. That's the RCHHMP version.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
What happens if you get in between the smart suitcase and its owner? Does it attack you?
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Wrong. That's the RCHHMP version.
Congratulations!

First RCHHMP mention of the year, I believe.
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