Yesterday I drove across town to pick someone up from O'Hare Airport. The drive requires a long stint on I-294, which is a Tollway. Our lying, cheating, criminal Governor Blagojevich has generously accommodating us People's Republik of Illinois Idiots by doing away with the need to stop to give our hard-earned money to his coffers. Now we just drive underneath his new "Open Road Tolling" bridges, and the transponders we are pretty-much forced to place in our cars automatically give him our hard-earned wages. The King's Highwaymen of old would be so proud of his efficiency! To add insult to financial injury, every one of these bridge structures has a sign on them saying words to the effect of "Open Road Towing - Brought to you by Governor Blagojevich!" (Which translated into real-speak, means: "You idiots of Illinois, you're all such morons, now you automatically give me your money for a road that the Illinois Government promised you it would turn into a Freeway decades ago! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Chairmen Mao would be proud of our Beloved Leader Blago. I think Mao would only suggest that Blago get some big pictures of himself put on the Bridge structures as well.
But, of interest to you all, there is something else on these structures. Every one of them has a Laser unit on it that is part of the system (or perhaps is there to implement spying on us and eventually sending speeding tickets by mail to use loyal idiot-subjects of the Illinois government).
And each and every time I travel under one of these bridge structures when my Valentine One is on my windshield, my V1 faithfully alerts me to its presence with a Laser warning as soon as I get within about 100 yards of the structures.
But last night, on my way to and from the airport, a round-trip which includes going under a total of six of these structures, the 9500i I am testing alerted me only once to the presence of the laser signals.
V1: 6 out of 6 - actually more like 100+ out of 100+, as the V1 has always alerted me, every time I drive the Tollroads here.
9500i: 1 out of 6.
I'm sure you are all fully aware of my opinion of the 9500i's Laser Detection "capability" at this point (as well as my opinion of the King of Illinois).