The Born Loser by Chip Sansom

The Born Loser

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  1. James Lindley

    James Lindley GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    That would work if the remote control used an audio signal instead of rf signal.

  2. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, 11 months ago

    How long before the app. becomes available.

  3. W5WMF

    W5WMF said, 11 months ago

    Hey Prof, it is available. It is called OnStar!

  4. HunterHall

    HunterHall GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    It works. A few years ago this was spread as a way to get into the car if you forgot your keeps. Still works with a brand new one! Yes, I did it. And voila, the doors opened. So now I don’t get that cartoon at all.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 11 months ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    GM already has something similar. Call OnStar and they will remotely unlock your car.

  6. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    And the brainlessness continues…

  7. Vice Admiral Allan |  youtube.com/iamallan2

    Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2 said, 11 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    I do believe it’s done through cellphone networks though.

  8. Vice Admiral Allan |  youtube.com/iamallan2

    Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2 said, 11 months ago

    Ok so OnStar uses satellite to know where you are, and cellular network (proprietary) to connect with OnStar. My guess is they send a “hidden text message” to the car’s onboard computer, and that unlocks the door. (Similar to the text your cellphone provider sends after you’ve listened to your voice mail – you should never see the text message, but, it arrives, tells your phone “remove the icon”, and then auto deletes itself.)

  9. oldman2013

    oldman2013 said, 11 months ago

    cute

  10. BIGCHRONO

    BIGCHRONO said, 11 months ago

    Why not have the keyless remote entry pad on a separate keyring, along withj an extra key for the criminally inept?

  11. Ron Skoally

    Ron Skoally GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    ROFL now that would be awesome, to open your car by phone, oh wait I think there is an app for that too

  12. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, 11 months ago

    With my 2013 Hyundai, I can lock, unlock, & start it with my cell phone. Similar to OnStar, but called Hyundai BluLink. It also allows my GPS to be programmed for a trip, hundreds of miles away, by a person with a computer that has my password.

  13. prasrinivara

    prasrinivara GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Eh Brutus, given your car’s age and condition (reference 09/08 strip, http://www.gocomics.com/the-born-loser/2013/09/08#.Ukj34hBShIo), does it even have keyless-entry?

  14. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, 11 months ago

    I can’t say this enough: Get a magnetic “Hide a Key”.

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