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  1. The Wyoming Dot website references Work not physical presence in the state, so unless one was terminated and rehired, I doubt that the clock would be reset by a one day absence from the state.
  2. Improper parking applications and permits

    The title of this topic is misleading. Walmart did not give anyone a fine. They (Walmart) were fined for violation of the local zoning laws because they did not include truck parking in their application for permits. Local zoning, health and safety regulations are often the reason for prohibitions on overnight habitation of Walmart and other parking lots. In many cases, the municipalities do choose to fine the vehicle owner/operator instead of the local business.
  3. Yes, the second of the Clinton era shutdowns lasted from December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996(21 days). All non-essential federal employees (me included) were furloughed without pay. Furloughed employees did not receive paychecks during the Christmas Holidays. Most parks, historic sites and museums were closed with law enforcement personnel assigned to enforce the closures. During the 16 day October 2013 shutdown many federal facilities including campgrounds were closed. If my memory is correct, the COE campgrounds somehow remained open.
  4. I have used electronic collars for some training, such as snake proofing, for decades. I am not a fan of any system that provides stimulation automatically (i.e. without the trainers input to initiate it). Every dogs reaction to these devices is different and the trainer needs to be in control at all times. I suggest you read the 28 poor reviews. Here are excerpts from a few. "The boundry would change each time you turned on the fence. When the automatic garage door was opened or closed it would interfer with the signal of the fence. If the dog was anywhere nere the garage door it would shock him even though he was within the boundry" "field changes all the time as soon as the collar starts to run down a bit the everything gets smaller this seems to be true with all of the wireless not just this one" "If your pet runs far enough past the boundry the collar stops shocking. Then she tries to come home and gets shocked again because she has to cross the boundry. So now my dog knows if she stays out far enough the collar wont shock her." "my dogs just go right on past it like it was not there" "the saint bernard its on the highest setting and it dosnt even phase him" "I have a 90# golden retriver, heavy coat and is used to running thru brush and heavy cover, the correction is not strong enough for a dog like this. Even with the longer prongs the correction didnt phase him"
  5. Another fan of the Nanostation. Many times I do not even put it outside, just set it in a window facing the AP I want to connect to. Here is a link to a video on how to set one up. As said by the previous poster, you can use it connected directly to a computer or with a router. If you do not want to use a router, just ignore that part of the video.
  6. Tracking Cookies Question

    If you are using E as your browser, the drop down menu at the top right (click on the three dots) has a tab in settings section for clearing browsing data. One of the choices is cookies. It can also be set to clear those items you choose each time the browser is closed. I am not sure what the default settings are.
  7. GM's version of "Mobley"

    We just got a Silverado with the GM hotspot. I have connected to it from the trailer using my Ubiquiti Nanostation connected to either the laptop or the WFR Go2 and then two laptops connected to the Go2 by Ethernet. The speed was better than what I generally see with my Verizon phone tethered to the Go2. On my Silverado, with the key out of the ignition, if I push the on button on the radio, the internet connection/Wifi will come on along with the radio. I can mute the radio, but have not figured how to turn it off and leave the internet/Wifi on. I also am not sure how long it will stay on as the longest I have tried so far is about 20 minutes. The hot wire in the GM 7 pin connector stays hot when the ignition is off. I have read several discussions about trailers drawing down the tow vehicle battery if the trailer is left connected when not plugged into shore power. I am wondering if the reverse would be true that the trailer's charger would keep the tow vehicle battery charged while using the hotspot when plugged into shore power? I am aware of the issues involved with the tow vehicle charging the trailer batteries while underway that are related to wire size and length of run. I have no idea how much the hotspot draws and how that compares to things like the RV fridge and phantom loads.
  8. Another question for the cyber security experts. My bank and credit card websites will not allow access to my accounts (even with the correct username and password) if they do not recognize the device that the request is coming from. A text message is sent to my cellphone with a 6+ digit code. The code must be entered in a specific period of time and I think a relatively small number of errors locks the account. So unless the hacker can make the website think they are using my computer, or intercept the text message; how can they access my account(s)?
  9. OK, so if they can get through the security of my WFR Go2 router, how do they get the login data that I type in when I am on an https site? I do not keep passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers or any other personal information on my computer. All my personal information has already been hacked from the Office of Personnel Management, Target and Experion so I have implemented security measures with the credit bureaus, banks, credit card companies, etc.
  10. It has always been my understanding that if using a secure connection i.e. https; that while a hacker may be able to intercept a transmission, the encrypted data can not be read.
  11. Solution to boondocking with dogs at night

    Whether boondocking or camping in more rural campgrounds, there can be critters lurking not far outside the illuminated area of your campsite checking it out for an easy meal. If the dog(s) go out of the campsite area to do their duty and it is not found and cleaned up this is another attractant to potential unwanted campsite visitors. Most dogs are no match for a coyote, bear or mountain lion. If you enjoy the sounds of the coyotes at night, you can bet they have checked out your campsite. I see coyote scat in campgrounds and boondocking sites all the time. In one RV park outside of Tucson, not far from the interstate, coyotes visited the park every night and occasionally stalked pets on a leash with their owners. A light on the dogs collar will only tell you which direction to search in for the body. There are also smaller critters like skunks and porcupines that can result in a very unpleasant experience for both dog and owner. I have traveled with 2-3 hunting dogs for decades. They are never off leash or outside of an enclosure unless hunting or training (which is almost a daily occurrence). They are perfectly content to lay around the campfire on a picket or stay in the RV sleeping in their favorite spot. During the day, they will lay picketed where they can get in the shade of the trailer or awning if they desire. They do not need to be wandering loose.
  12. WIFI booster

    Not all Wifi boosters work in the same way. If they connect to your computer wirelessly, every hop in the system decreases the maximum speed of the connection at least some; even if the signal strength is boosted. If the booster is actually working as a more powerful wifi adapter connected directly to the computer, then it may both boost the signal and perhaps increase the connections speed. One advantage of using a booster to connect to a system like those in a campground, which may be repeated to extend throughout the campground, is that it may allow you to connect to an access point closer to the source and thus reduce the number of hops and resulting decrease in speed. In a campground where each AP has its own back haul, a booster may allow you to connect to an AP with less traffic and thus yield greater speeds. In my experience using a WFR, the speed is considerably faster when connected to the booster/router by Ethernet rather than wirelessly. Similarly, connecting the external antenna (boost, Elite, etc.) by Ethernet to the router verse by wireless both eliminates a hop in the system and creates a two radio system that can transmit and receive at the same time versus a one radio repeater which can not.
  13. What future for our national parks?

    Since the Fee Demonstration Program in the 1990s and then with the passage of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act in December of 2004, 80% of the fees collected remain in the park where they are collected. The other 20% is put in a fund that can be spent within the fee program guidelines at any park including the one where they were raised. Of course being that the parks are run by a federal agency there are rules regarding how the fee money can be spent. It is not just an open pot of money to be spent at the park superintendent's discretion. It is my understanding that this law expired Sept. 30, 2017. Not sure of the status of any extensions or reauthorization.
  14. What future for our national parks?

    Raising fees is not the only way to fund the parks. Read my other post and research the history of the Migratory Bird hunting stamp, Dingle-Johnson, Pitman-Robertson and Wallops-Bordeaux excise tax acts. Yes the environmentalists oppose raising fees, but in my opinion their motive is not to promote economical access but rather to force the agencies to decrease services, close facilities and thus achieve their goal of limiting motor vehicle access, eliminate campgrounds and other visitor facilities. Research their track record of comments and law suits.
  15. What future for our national parks?

    In terms of the total federal budget and government spending in general, the Park Service Budget is minimal. The current park Service budget is less than the budget of the city of Austin, Texas. Even to make the Park Service whole the cost is miniscule in comparison to the total federal budget. Congress has little incentive to fully fund the Park Service or any other federal lands as the percentage of the population that uses them is a relatively small proportion of the 340 million total population. The large environmental and preservationist organizations and their legion of lawyers have been trying to get the parks to reduce visitor access and facilities for years and fight fee and funding increases as a way of limiting services and access to all but foot traffic. RVers and their organizations need to wakeup or the big money lobbiest and lawyers of the "Green/environmental groups" will dictate the future use of our public lands.