With the exception of cities like New York, a car is not a luxury item in the US; it is a necessity. We might quibble about the kind of car but, without learning more about hers I'm not sure we could come to a consensus.
It's their second vehicle. You can do a lot of fixing on a Honda for the cash value of that Mercedes, alternatively, trade both for a reliable one that is a lot cheaper to own and operate.
A Mercedes is a reliable car if it is maintained well and if you're living on food-stamps and are unemployed that value will drop very rapidly because you can no longer afford to maintain it. Once it stops running its resale value is nil, so better sell it before then.
I actually started down the path of getting making cron restart the wlan interface every 24 hours but I ran into some issues and gave up on it. I suppose rebooting the whole machine would also work :) May do that as a short term fix.
I will have to try again to figure out why this is happening, there must be an explanation.
A Certified Public Accountant. You pay them to find the best solutions to your taxes. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) uses the student's family's taxable income to determine if they qualify for aid.
I was a TDCJ officer for a couple of years (almost twenty years ago), and I am not a bit surprised to learn that some inmates have reconfigured their radios to transmit. I never saw a transmitter, but I did find a number of tattoo guns which were usually manufactured from the impedance matching transformers that were used to get radio reception inside the units. There are some very inventive people incarcerated and they obviously had a lot of time on their hands. The bit about the guards being clueless is largely true as well. Even though the radios were in a translucent housing so that they could not be used to conceal contraband, most officers were not trained or otherwise able to identify a radio that had been modified, especially if carefully done. Officers were instructed to confiscate any radio that was modified, but this policy was often ignored. Supervising inmate housing is one of the least desirable assignments. It's also often the case that if a housing unit isn't causing too much trouble that enforcement might be relaxed as it can be more disruptive than just letting some of it go. The design of many Texas prisons requires officers to walk down a long corridor ~24 to 34 cells per tier, allowing ample time for inmates at the ends to stow contraband.
A point of trivia here that isn't related to making AM transmitters but still interesting is that the type of radios that were really coveted by inmates were the ones that had a particular Sony PLL IC, I can't recall the part number but it is fairly famous for being a very good receiver with high sensitivity.