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[Balin] Technology 0

Postby Balin » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:21 pm

A woman, while operating her car, pulls out her phone. By doing so, she avoids getting in trouble. How?

(OOATP rules apply.)

(EDIT: OOATP rules no longer apply.)
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Postby WiZ » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:31 am

By 'operating her car', do you mean 'driving a private motor vehicle (as we would normally conceive of one)'?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:17 pm

By 'operating her car', do you mean 'driving a private motor vehicle (as we would normally conceive of one)'? Yes
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby GalFisk » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:28 pm

Pulls out from a: pocket? Garment? Compartment? Connector? Unsuitable location? Dangerous location?
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Postby AlbatrossLover » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:26 pm

Did she do something relevant with her phone after pulling it out?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:11 pm

Pulls out from a: pocket? Assume this Garment? Compartment? Connector? Unsuitable location? Dangerous location?

Did she do something relevant with her phone after pulling it out? Yes
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby GalFisk » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:25 pm

Did she use the phone to: call? Text? Film? Record? Type? Make a note? Interact with an app? A web service? Geolocate?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:12 pm

Did she use the phone to: call? Text? Film? This Record? Type? Make a note? Interact with an app? A web service? Geolocate?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby trebor » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:02 pm

Does she film a: police encounter? Encounter with another driver? Natural disaster?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:47 pm

Does she film a: police encounter? Encounter with another driver? Natural disaster? None of these
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby AlbatrossLover » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:23 am

Did she share the video with someone while she was driving? Afterwards?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby GalFisk » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:48 am

Does she relevantly film: human(s)? Vehicle(s)? Animal(s)? Nature? Structure(s)? An accident? A disaster? A crime? An attempt at fraud?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:15 pm

Did she share the video with someone while she was driving? Afterwards? This

Does she relevantly film: human(s)? Vehicle(s)? This Animal(s)? Nature? Structure(s)? An accident? A disaster? A crime? An attempt at fraud?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby GalFisk » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:57 am

Does the vehicle: stand still? Drive? Move on its own? Cause an issue? Absolve her of blame? Look like hers? Get damaged? Belong to her?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:35 am

Does the vehicle: Vehicles; there's more than one stand still? Drive? This, for all of them Move on its own? Cause an issue? Absolve her of blame? Look like hers? Get damaged? Belong to her?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby trebor » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:44 pm

Are the vehicles: cars? Trucks? Vans? Motorbikes? Bikes? Vehicles one would normally expect to see on a city road?
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Postby AlbatrossLover » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:52 pm

Does she show this video to the authorities? The general public? Friends? Family? At work?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:23 am

Are the vehicles: cars? This Trucks? Vans? Motorbikes? Bikes? Vehicles one would normally expect to see on a city road? Yes

Does she show this video to the authorities? The general public? Friends? Family? At work? This, svv of "work"
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby trebor » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:29 pm

Is her profession relevant then? Or a time-consuming hobby? Is she a professional driver? Does she work in an office? Out of the home?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby AlbatrossLover » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:17 pm

Does the trouble she avoids have to do with being late for work? Not being able to complete her work? Breaking a rule?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:01 pm

Is her profession relevant then? Yes (svv of "profession") Or a time-consuming hobby? No Is she a professional driver? No Does she work in an office? Out of the home? This, FA/same svv

Does the trouble she avoids have to do with being late for work? This, same svv/FA Not being able to complete her work? Breaking a rule?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby GalFisk » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:27 pm

Is she a criminal?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby JenBurdoo » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:38 pm

Is she a professional filmmaker?

Is she using the phone to document the cause of her lateness? Such as a red light at EVERY intersection? Or a protest? Something else blocking the road?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:00 am

Is she a criminal? No

Is she a professional filmmaker? No

Is she using the phone to document the cause of her lateness? Yes Such as a red light at EVERY intersection? Or a protest? Something else blocking the road? No to these
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Earnest » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:57 pm

is she driving her car? The car she uses for her work? Google maps car? a racing car? an electric car?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby GalFisk » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:34 am

Is her lateness caused by traffic: volume? Speed? Type? Congestion? Accident? Rerouting?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby trebor » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:14 pm

Is her employer somehow causing the issue that she is filming?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby JenBurdoo » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:05 am

Weather relevant?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:28 pm

is she driving her car? Yes The car she uses for her work? Same FA Google maps car? No a racing car? No an electric car? Irrel

Is her lateness caused by traffic: volume? Speed? Type? Congestion? Accident? Rerouting? I'd say volume + speed + type. It's a very specific circumstance.

Is her employer somehow causing the issue that she is filming? No, same FA

Weather relevant? No
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Earnest » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:53 pm

car bluetooth relevant? so I mean connection of the phone with the car making a sound louder for instance
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0 (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:17 pm

car bluetooth relevant? so I mean connection of the phone with the car making a sound louder for instance No

I'm taking the OOATP label off because I haven't been around as much lately.)
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0

Postby wunderland » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:37 pm

Is she driving to a job interview?

Are the other cars driving to a funeral?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:27 am

Is she driving to a job interview? No

Are the other cars driving to a funeral? Yes
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0

Postby wunderland » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:04 pm

Is she a student? Driving to class?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0

Postby GalFisk » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:41 am

SVV of work: crime? Hobby? Duty? Requirement? Is she late for meeting someone? Being somewhere?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0

Postby Balin » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:33 am

Is she a student? Driving to class? Yes!

SVV of work: crime? Hobby? Duty? Requirement? See above
Is she late for meeting someone? Being somewhere? This
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0

Postby Doriana » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:08 pm

Is she late for regular class? for an exam? for handing in an assignment?

Is she stuck behind the other cars? Are the other cars particularly slow?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0

Postby GalFisk » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:16 pm

Relevant whose funeral it is? If so: someone famous? Someone with connections to this class? Cause of death relevant? Would passing the funeral procession be: dangerous? Disrespectful? Impossible? Pointless?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0

Postby trebor » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:24 pm

Does the video have a time-stamp on it, so she can prove being late isn’t her fault? Is she live-streaming the procession?
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Re: [Balin] Technology 0

Postby Balin » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:33 am

Is she late for regular class? This for an exam? for handing in an assignment?

Is she stuck behind the other cars? Presume they're crossing in front of her path Are the other cars particularly slow? Yes

Relevant whose funeral it is? No If so: someone famous? Someone with connections to this class? Cause of death relevant? No Would passing the funeral procession be: dangerous? Disrespectful? Both of these Impossible? And likely this Pointless?

Does the video have a time-stamp on it, so she can prove being late isn’t her fault? Time stamp is irrel Is she live-streaming the procession? No

I think there's enough here for the

****SPOILER****

The student's professor only excused lateness in case of a funeral procession. So when the student's path to class was blocked by a funeral procession, she filmed it to have proof for her professor that her tardiness was excused.
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