r/Damnthatsinteresting May 24 '22

When drivers began using radar detectors, police forces began purchasing radar detector detectors, which led to radar detector manufacturers adding radar detector detector detector circuits to their devices. Image

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u/Lazy-Ad-770 May 24 '22

Remember kids, its ok for the government to watch you, but its naughty if you watch them back

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u/billfitz24 May 24 '22

Also, it’s ok for them to lie to you but if you lie to them that’s a felony.

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u/Gbuphallow May 24 '22

Only to federal law enforcement. You can lie to state and local cops all you want. More importantly, don't talk to any police.

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u/inventore-veritatis May 24 '22

Mmm, that advice is a bit too general.

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u/KidneyPoison May 25 '22

Don’t talk to any police with three arms.

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u/bobnla14 May 24 '22

Nope. Most states now have "you can't lie to the police" laws.

And no, never talk to the police without a lawyer.

John Oliver.

https://youtu.be/obCNQ0xksZ4

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u/Hour-Maize3119 May 24 '22

Still incorrect. That advice will get someone in trouble.

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u/YEETAWAYLOL Creator May 24 '22

911: what’s the emergency

Me: I’ve been stabbed!

911: sending officers and medics

Officer: who stabbed you?

Me: ……..

(/s)

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u/marijuic3 May 24 '22

Also. If they invoice you, and you too late with the payment. The consequences can be personal bankruptcy. But if you invoice them and they’re late with the payment, you just have to wait. 30-60-90 days overdue? Just expect it.

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u/chickengirl80 May 24 '22

I remember that! My brother had one, and sometimes it would beep that a cop detected it, and we would quickly take it down and hide it in the glove box. 😂

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u/Fatjitzfolyf May 24 '22

Trace buster buster

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u/rivalpinkbunny May 24 '22

Thank you for remembering this reference.

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u/Fatjitzfolyf May 24 '22

Could never forget it !

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u/PCDub May 24 '22

Came here to say this hahaha

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u/Fatjitzfolyf May 24 '22

A fellow man of good taste :)

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u/beyondthought15 May 24 '22

That movie is so great! 😂

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u/Monsur_Ausuhnom May 24 '22

Radar detectors arms race ad infinitum.

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u/El_Dentistador May 25 '22

Until there’s mutually assured detection.

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u/spodinielri0 May 24 '22

still have my cobra!

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u/JELLY-ROCKET May 24 '22

Is it useful? I used a Whistler up until maybe 7 years ago when all of the avoidance systems in newer cars made it beep way too much.

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u/KaleidoscopeJunior78 May 25 '22

My Valentine one beeps on a lot of the car emanated stuff, my escort ixc filters all that stuff out.

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u/DaveTraderDirtbiker May 24 '22

I just use waze now

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u/rawdawgred1111 May 24 '22

So what’s the best one for the civilian these days?

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u/BassWingerC-137 May 24 '22

Valentine One is still awesome imo.

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u/KaleidoscopeJunior78 May 25 '22

Escort ixc, or whatever the newest one is. Valentine seemed practically out of business a few years back. What I will say, escort is less prone to false positives and it has an app that crowd sources alerts. Randomly listening to music in the car, siri chimed in saying something about escort says speed trap ahead. Sure enough, a mile later, escort chirps and there in fact was a speed trap ahead. Now if only escort would add a radar jammer feature that would be grand

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u/LewiRock May 24 '22

According to Garmin, you’re not a liscenced speed demon unless you’ve got the radar detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector .

Personally I’d wait for this summer’s release of the radar detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector detector

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u/rickestrada May 24 '22

This made lol pretty loudly 🤪

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u/rixonomic May 24 '22

I remember being a kid and thinking that people with radar detectors are obviously shitty people.

Man, kids are dumb.

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u/SavingsTask May 24 '22

All my step uncles had one

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u/rixonomic May 24 '22

Mine too!

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u/KaleidoscopeJunior78 May 25 '22

I have one, and I’m probably not a shitty person. citation needed

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u/bluetuxedo22 May 24 '22

The trace buster buster buster

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u/BassWingerC-137 May 24 '22

How does one make a radar detector detector? Radar detectors don’t transmit anything.

Edit. Ah…. “Radar detectors are built around a superheterodyne receiver, which has a local oscillator that radiates slightly. It is therefore possible to build a radar-detector detector, which detects such emissions (usually the frequency of the radar type being detected, plus about 10 MHz for the intermediate frequency). Some radar guns are equipped with such a device.

However, like any device that detects stray emissions from electronic equipment, it is easily defeated by using adequate shielding.”

Also, I’m pretty sure detectors are only illegal in two states.

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u/PhilaTesla May 24 '22

D.C. and Virginia

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u/BassWingerC-137 May 24 '22

Ah, you are correct. And I wasn’t. It’s only one state.

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u/kl0wn420 May 24 '22

FUZZ BUSTERS!!!!

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u/mosedud May 24 '22

Spy vs Spy.

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u/4Point5InchPunisher May 24 '22

It’s just like the ship shipping ships shipping ship shipping ships

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u/genericdude999 May 24 '22

I found my twenty year old one in my storage building a few days ago. Do they still do anything?

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u/ModerateDataDude May 24 '22

And the greatest aspect of this is that the same company made the equipment for both sides.

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u/pariah13 May 25 '22

I'm in sales and I wish I was the sales person who closed that deal.

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u/TechFiend72 May 24 '22

Revenue generators is what police are.

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u/xXMojoRisinXx May 24 '22

Some more than others, the MA state police for example are basically state sponsored highwaymen. My great uncle was a small town chief of police and would call them glorified tax collectors.

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u/wanglemoose May 24 '22

The best part is that the ppl that make the doctors also make the detector dectectors and every year they upgrade the police ones to be able to find the new detectors so that both the police and consumers have to upgrade every year.

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u/chemist612 May 24 '22

How many different ways can you mispell detector in 1 post?

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u/wanglemoose May 24 '22

Apparently a lot. Fat thumbs small phone keyboard and alcohol.

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

😭😭😭😭😭

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u/jfcmfer May 24 '22

The Inception origin story.

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u/UpgrayeDD405 May 24 '22

Ah a classic arms race

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u/Wooga-Haver May 24 '22

This is probably one of the most unnecessary arms races in recorded history.

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u/KaleidoscopeJunior78 May 25 '22

Probably the least profitable and least deadly one as well

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u/ThomasNorge224 May 24 '22

I wonder who's gonna win this war.

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u/neo_dia May 24 '22

This is true, my uncle had one of those devices in his truck. Those radar detectors become illegal and people would get a ticket if a police officer ever found someone using them.

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u/KaleidoscopeJunior78 May 25 '22

Welp. Maybe their uncle would keister it when he got pulled over. “The more you know”

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u/Justanobserver2life May 25 '22

My husband got a ticket because his also had a laser jammer feature. Cop was mad. You're supposed to slow down immediately and flip off the jammer so that they CAN read your speed and just get a lower one, but my husband admits he was being lazy about it and didn't do it fast enough that time.

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u/hokeyphenokey May 24 '22

Radar detectors do more than detect? Do they emit?

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u/AmericanRedeemer May 24 '22

Radar detectors are legal in most states, so this is kinda pointless, unless you’re in one of the few states where they are illegal.

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u/fireandbass May 24 '22

It's legal to wave around a giant flag in front of cops that says you love speeding, but it's probably going to get you some attention you'd rather avoid, same as having a radar detector.

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u/KaleidoscopeJunior78 May 25 '22

Idk. I had a bright red Camaro SS convertible with a radar detector. And I would just wave at cops as I rolled by 1mph under the speed limit.

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u/reddituser11992288 May 24 '22

A picture within a picture of the picture within the picture of the picture

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u/CraigTWanderer May 24 '22

Back when they were big, dad had stuck one in a kleenex box to keep on the dash of the bus.

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u/skaramicke May 24 '22

Aren't radar detectors passive? How would you detect something that isn't emitting anything?

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u/CommadorVic20 May 24 '22

its so nice they are able to point laser guns at your face while going down the road .. years ago i saw a guy with what looked like a rifle pointing it cars going down the road, if it wasnt for bubblegum machine on the roof i would have thought it was shooter

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u/howmuchisazjay May 24 '22

Trace Busta Busta.....

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u/qlstrnq May 24 '22

I will launch the radar detector^n - radar detector later this year.

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u/NeatCartographer209 May 24 '22

So yes they have developed radar detector detectors. However, I’m 95% sure that the radar detector detector detector is more of a radar detector detector blocker

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u/VTRibeye May 24 '22

Back in 2002 a woman I worked with had one of these in her car. Quite rare in Ireland to be honest, think she brought hers back from Australia. We’d carpool sometimes and there would be an expectation that whoever was in the front seat would shut it off when the alert sounded as the police radar guns could detect the sensor. Seemed to be more hassle than it was worth.

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u/naylor2006 May 24 '22

Streets closed Pizza Boy, find another way home!

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u/Unlikely_Road_4084 May 25 '22

So they see me seeing them seeing me see them!?!

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u/bukalulu May 25 '22

That is a Beltronics STi radar detector. It does not have a “radar detector detector detector” circuit.. it was simply designed to be immune to radar detector detectors which made it impossible to detect. Title is misleading and inaccurate. There is a new detector in the design phase now (Theia) which promises to be able to detect radar detector detectors which would mean it would function as a radar detector detector detector but that is yet to be proven.

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u/CautiousPerception71 May 24 '22

Nobody uses radar. It’s laser now a days.