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u/UXAndrew · 8 pointsr/Dallas

Really critical piece here -- The reason you have to use the USB instead of the battery powered down here in Texas is that the batteries are bad news in the heat. You have to get something with a capacitor. It took me about 20min. to set up mine.

I have this one --

It's been really solid. After a while I just totally forget that it's there. Right now I'm teaching my wife to drive and it's great to review some things she sees on the road to help teach her :-) That's been the best use of it so far.

It took me about 20min. to install. The cable is super long and the dashcam sticks with 3M tape. So you stick it where you want it (for me it's behind the mirror so I don't see it when I drive but it gets the perfect view) and then you just tuck the cable in along the top area where the windshield is and then I went around the passenger side and then under the floor mat and up to the cigarette lighter.

Hope that helps.

Let me know if you have any questions. Happy to answer.

u/skyraiderofreddit · 9 pointsr/Dallas

This won't help you in your current situation but I highly suggest that EVERYONE get a dashcam for their vehicle... specifically this one. It's $60 and is designed for high temperature environments. I made a post just like yours back in May and someone suggested I get a dashcam... so I did. Luckily I haven't had any incidents since then but the peace of mind is well worth the $$$. Good luck getting this sorted out!

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/Dallas

It's a bit old now and really academic but "Dallas: The Making of a Modern City" by Patricia Hill is interesting. But I like real history that doesn't whitewash or sugarcoat it. From an Amazon description:

>From the ruthless deals of the Ewing clan on TV's "Dallas" to the impeccable customer service of Neiman-Marcus, doing business has long been the hallmark of Dallas. Beginning in the 1920s and 1930s, Dallas business leaders amassed unprecedented political power and civic influence, which remained largely unchallenged until the 1970s.

>In this innovative history, Patricia Evridge Hill explores the building of Dallas in the years before business interests rose to such prominence (1880 to 1940) and discovers that many groups contributed to the development of the modern city. In particular, she looks at the activities of organized labor, women's groups, racial minorities, Populist and socialist radicals, and progressive reformers—all of whom competed and compromised with local business leaders in the decades before the Great Depression.

>This research challenges the popular view that business interests have always run Dallas and offers a historically accurate picture of the city's development. The legacy of pluralism that Hill uncovers shows that Dallas can accommodate dissent and conflict as it moves toward a more inclusive public life. Dallas will be fascinating and important reading for all Texans, as well as for all students of urban development.

Another book is White Metropolis by Michael Phillips, who is a local historian and community college professor (I believe). From the description:

>From the nineteenth century until today, the power brokers of Dallas have always portrayed their city as a progressive, pro-business, racially harmonious community that has avoided the racial, ethnic, and class strife that roiled other Southern cities. But does this image of Dallas match the historical reality? In this book, Michael Phillips delves deeply into Dallas's racial and religious past and uncovers a complicated history of resistance, collaboration, and assimilation between the city's African American, Mexican American, and Jewish communities and its white power elite.

>Exploring more than 150 years of Dallas history, Phillips reveals how white business leaders created both a white racial identity and a Southwestern regional identity that excluded African Americans from power and required Mexican Americans and Jews to adopt Anglo-Saxon norms to achieve what limited positions of power they held. He also demonstrates how the concept of whiteness kept these groups from allying with each other, and with working- and middle-class whites, to build a greater power base and end elite control of the city. Comparing the Dallas racial experience with that of Houston and Atlanta, Phillips identifies how Dallas fits into regional patterns of race relations and illuminates the unique forces that have kept its racial history hidden until the publication of this book.

One of the reviews:

>This compelling book goes a long way toward explaining Dallas's dysfunctional political machine by exposing the history and nature of its engine. According to Phillips, political power in Dallas has always been partitioned on a sliding scale of "whiteness", with WASPs at the top, African Americans at the bottom, and everyone else (notably Jews and Hispanics) jockeying for position in between-- a practice that is still in effect today. The evidence for Phillips' argument is overwhelming and it will be interesting to see the reaction to this book (if any) by Dallas's power structure and its critics. Phillips spares no one, including Dallas's current civil rights activists, whom he accuses of taking only a superficial stab at real change and minority empowerment.

u/justin_144 · 3 pointsr/Dallas

Reposting an old comment that I had made a while back about the dashcam I have. It's less than half the price ad the one OP linked, and is a lot less obnoxious. I highly recommend it.

I have this Spytec 118-C and am extremely happy with it.

  • Video quality is 100% awesome in day and night.
  • You just leave it plugged into the cigarette lighter and it starts recording automatically when your car starts. Never have to mess with it. They make a hard wire kit you can purchase as well, if you want a cleaner install.
  • It records to a micro SD card and continuously overwrites video (except for any saved video). There is a little a button on it that you can press and it will save the last few minutes so it doesn't overwrite it.
  • It auto-detects if you get in a collision and saves the video for you.

    The SD card I use is a 32 GB Class 10 one. I tried using a lower class, but it had issues because the card wasn't fast enough.

    The "C" version of this camera (the one I linked to) has a capacitor instead of a battery so you don't need to worry about it getting too hot and exploding or whatever if it gets super hot in your car. I think places where it's cold should get the other one? Do some research.
u/NetworkNomad · 83 pointsr/Dallas

I was also on this flight, the lady had been told at a previous gate(her statement when he was telling her she needed to check it) she could bring on as carry on. She demonstrated to the attendant how small it got, and boy it got small I want one of these myself now(looks like it was some sort of magic quad fold thing that made it look almost like a briefcase). She was afraid the stroller would not be returned at the stop and be forced to walk around with all her stuff and the baby. In fact at one point another flight attendant came back with the stroller and put it in over head storage.

I'm pretty sure they didn't have spare crew for the flight and in order to keep the flight from getting further delayed they let him stay and set her up with a new flight. It's not the best outcome as he should have been removed the second he got all riled up but I can understand doing this rather than making the other people on the plane wait 1-2 hours for a backup to come. This is just my thought on it though. I really would like to make sure they made it home as the babies were playing with me and a couple of other people in the boarding gate before the flight.

Edit: Found the stroller in question here :

14lbs weight and i you look at their site they have a bag cover that if used you'd wouldn't think it was a stroller.

u/Xcrucia · 28 pointsr/Dallas

AUKEY Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera...

I got it last Wednesday and I love it. Small form factor and great picture

u/ElCangrejo · 1 pointr/Dallas

I have been very happy with this one - - got it on sale for $50, but most of the cheaper ones don't capture plate numbers that well. So, make sure you get a plate if something happens.

u/hahaimontheinternet · 2 pointsr/Dallas

I have the A118-C (

It's been great through summers and it's really inconspicuous and out of the way unless you're looking for it. I always forget its there. This or the g1w-c are great.

u/Thecatmilton · 68 pointsr/Dallas

You need a dash cam. After 2 hit and runs I got one. The last two people who hit me got to buy my car cool new stuff. The g1w-c is good and is around 55-65 on Amazon. The cheaper ones will be low quality fakes. Transcend 32gb micro sd cards seem to work the best.

I linked what I have below. There are two color choices. The black would be less noticeable.

u/Graceful20 · 4 pointsr/Dallas

Just looked into it. I found [THIS] ( really helpful review through it that breaks down all the other good guides.

u/MaverickTTT · 34 pointsr/Dallas

When it comes to South Dallas, you can always count on some random Baptist minister to hop in and call the popular subject du jour "racist". You can guarantee these guys got a nice bag of under-the-table cash from Yellow, et al. As one commenter in the DO article points out, "...using an app to have a ride come and pick someone up is about as race blind as it can get".

The DO's Jim Shutze touches on the power of paying cash to South Dallas preachers in his book The Accommodation. It's out of print and hard to find, but the Dallas Library has a few copies. It's a very interesting read about the history of racial politics in Dallas.

u/dreamz7013 · 2 pointsr/Dallas

Like /u/rahtx said, Autozone can help you pull the error code. You can buy this from Amazon and be able to do same thing

Edit - That's for Android devices, not sure what OS you use, but that's the device you need for something like that.

u/pelucula · 2 pointsr/Dallas

thanks! currently sold out in amazon. will keep an eye out for it.

u/notbob1959 · 7 pointsr/Dallas

>If you know how to torrent, (or, y'know, want to spend insane amount of money to buy), I'd also recommend Pimsleur audio lessons.

They don't seem to be that expensive. See here, here and here. Also it looks like the Dallas Public Library has them available to check out.

u/And-R-Pov · 7 pointsr/Dallas

I know when it was built. I would recommend this book.

u/robbysalz · 0 pointsr/Dallas

And actually, NO, I'm going to completely approve this.

Dallas needs more density and less parking surface lots. Areas with balanced density are areas with focused economic/business/life activity.

Read a book, bro

  • High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup

  • Walkable City by Jeff Speck

    You haven't answered the question of whether or not the DHA has addressed your issues. What's your motive for wanting to deny requests? What other issues are you envisioning? How can they be addressed?
u/wdgiles · 1 pointr/Dallas

It is a Viofo A119 from SpyTec on Amazon. I also bought the $10 GPS antenna mount so it gets coordinate and speed date overlayed on the bottom of the frame.

u/jeremysbrain · 5 pointsr/Dallas

Lost Dallas

Edit: Although, not a non-fiction book, North Dallas Forty It was written by a former Dallas Cowboy and gives insight into the NFL at the time.

u/ShooterCooter420 · 4 pointsr/Dallas

Try to find a copy of this book at the library:
(The Accommodation, by Jim Schutze)

You won't be astonished after you read it.

u/juristicNinja · 1 pointr/Dallas

Hmmm. I think I've seen this question before. Though not used for those pictures, the Black Box G1W-C. What say you Amazon price bot?
Edit: Damn Amazon price bot let us down and didn't pull the price and summary data for the G!W-C.

u/Raydr · 2 pointsr/Dallas

It's the DVR-027, all over eBay. Be really careful and make sure to purchase from a highly rated seller - there are a lot of knockoffs. The real ones seem to be in the $60 range nowadays.

Do NOT buy the Amazon ones - they are $20 counterfeits with horrible video quality and you never know what you'll get. (I actually bought two of them a while back and received two different models in the same casing.)

I've actually got two real DVR-027s and two counterfeit ones - eventually I'll get around to putting up some example side by side videos to show the differences.

u/Powersynth_Vice · 5 pointsr/Dallas

They're cheap, and then you'd have a way to get the fuckhead who had an unsecured load in his truck.

u/turbothesnail · 2 pointsr/Dallas

You might like this book: From the synopsis: While many historians have looked at violence in connection with particular religious manifestations (jihad in Islam or Christianity’s Crusades), Armstrong looks at each faith—not only Christianity and Islam, but also Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Judaism—in its totality over time. As she describes, each arose in an agrarian society with plenty powerful landowners brutalizing peasants while also warring among themselves over land, then the only real source of wealth. In this world, religion was not the discrete and personal matter it would become for us but rather something that permeated all aspects of society. And so it was that agrarian aggression, and the warrior ethos it begot, became bound up with observances of the sacred.

In each tradition, however, a counterbalance to the warrior code also developed. Around sages, prophets, and mystics there grew up communities protesting the injustice and bloodshed endemic to agrarian society, the violence to which religion had become heir. And so by the time the great confessional faiths came of age, all understood themselves as ultimately devoted to peace, equality, and reconciliation, whatever the acts of violence perpetrated in their name.

Industrialization and modernity have ushered in an epoch of spectacular and unexampled violence, although, as Armstrong explains, relatively little of it can be ascribed directly to religion. Nevertheless, she shows us how and in what measure religions, in their relative maturity, came to absorb modern belligerence—and what hope there might be for peace among believers of different creeds in our time.

u/sertorius42 · 10 pointsr/Dallas

Have you read any of the state's declarations of secession? Here's excerpts from Georgia's:

Opening lines: "The people of Georgia having dissolved their political connection with the Government of the United States of America, present to their confederates and the world the causes which have led to the separation. For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery."

It literally cites the growth of a political party committed to abolition of slavery as the main reason to break away from the Union: "The party of Lincoln, called the Republican party, under its present name and organization, is of recent origin. It is admitted to be an anti-slavery party. While it attracts to itself by its creed the scattered advocates of exploded political heresies, of condemned theories in political economy, the advocates of commercial restrictions, of protection, of special privileges, of waste and corruption in the administration of Government, anti-slavery is its mission and its purpose. By anti-slavery it is made a power in the state. The question of slavery was the great difficulty in the way of the formation of the Constitution. While the subordination and the political and social inequality of the African race was fully conceded by all, it was plainly apparent that slavery would soon disappear from what are now the non-slave-holding States of the original thirteen. The opposition to slavery was then, as now, general in those States and the Constitution was made with direct reference to that fact. But a distinct abolition party was not formed in the United States for more than half a century after the Government went into operation."

The big problem, according to Georgia, is that the North has become increasingly anti-slavery. They also cite the argument (a straw man, given how racist most everyone was in 1861) that abolitionists favor racial equality in addition to abolition. "The prohibition of slavery in the Territories, hostility to it everywhere, the equality of the black and white races, disregard of all constitutional guarantees it its favor, were boldly proclaimed by its leaders and applauded by its followers.

With these principles on their banners and these utterances on their lips the majority of the people of the North demand that we shall receive them as our rulers.

The prohibition of slavery in the Territories is the cardinal principle of this organization."

"Slave" or "slavery" appear 35 times in the document. "Right" appears only 7. "Nullification" appears 0. I'd be interested to hear any historians' opinions you can offer on the Nullification Crisis, which occurred in Andrew Jackson's presidency, was the main cause for a war 30 years later. I studied history in undergrad and took a Civil War history course. Almost every historian we read, especially anyone writing after 1930, cited slavery as the primary cause for the war. I would recommend anyone curious about what individual soldiers felt to check out Manning's What This Cruel War Was Over, which combs through hundreds of primary source letters, memoirs, etc. from soldiers and officers from both sides. Amazon link here.