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Bleeping video box

Avoid needless rental fines.
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I may never set foot inside my local video store again, and before you ask, it's nothing to do with the unfortunate Haagen Daas incident, either.

Recently(ish), I hired out a copy of "Robert Smith Live in Concert", and forgot to send it back. Not because I was trying to steal it, nor because I was lazy. Simply because I forgot. I hired it in March, and it's now July. Inbetween Days, I have ratcheted up a rental charge something akin to the national debt of Burkina Faso.

A timer chip in/on the video box itself, set to bleep after 24 or 48 hours, would have prevented this from happening.

As we all know, prevention is better than The Cure.

Fishrat, Jul 19 2004

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Warning alarm sounded in nearly overdue library books [xaviergisz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       And it sits atop the telly, beeping forlornly in your empty house while you're at work.
calum, Jul 19 2004
  

       Well, it could page you, but that might increase the development costs.
st3f, Jul 19 2004
  

       it could text you...
po, Jul 19 2004
  

       //the unfortunate Haagen Daas incident//
I once had A Night Like This, too. With an RFID tag or some such and a bit of TCP or SNMP trickery you could get alerted to the little bleeper remotely.
gnomethang, Jul 19 2004
  

       Ah, gnomethang, have yourself a scoop of Belgian Chocolate to celebrate. I wonder now, if it bleeped in A Forest....
Fishrat, Jul 19 2004
  
      
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