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OU Parking Services will implement a new tool called the Barnacle beginning Jan. 21, 2020. Check out this video to learn more about it:

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As it turns out, to take off the Barnacle, all you need to do is run your vehicle’s windshield defroster for 15 minutes, and then use a credit card or similar thin piece of plastic to release the suction cup around the edge. Presto! You’re free from fees.

Other students shared other solutions – blocking its signal and deactivating it by covering it in aluminum, or fitting your windshield with a mock Barnacle of your own – but our fave low-tech workaround was shared by a user who found out his campus only had 12 wheel boots to go around and bought and illegally parked 12 scrapyard cars that could be “sacrificed” so everyone else could park however they wanted.

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anyway here’s how to get the barnacle off of your car https://twitter.com/saallyjohnsonn/status/1217142952323158022 …

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the amount of sheer rage festering in my body right now... this is what i’m in thousands of dollars of debt for, @UofOklahoma ? i pay HOW MUCH to go here and you continue to exploit us in ludicrous ways for profit? shameful. https://twitter.com/OUDaily/status/1217134783379075072 …

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The defroster hack was posted to reddit, where it received more than 46,000 upvotes.

Once the Barnacle is off your vehicle, you’re free to drive around as usual. At least one of these hackers took things a step further, though, exacting an ironic revenge on the device.

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OU Parking Services will implement a new tool called the Barnacle beginning Jan. 21, 2020. Check out this video to learn more about it:

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As it turns out, to take off the Barnacle, all you need to do is run your vehicle’s windshield defroster for 15 minutes, and then use a credit card or similar thin piece of plastic to release the suction cup around the edge. Presto! You’re free from fees.

Other students shared other solutions – blocking its signal and deactivating it by covering it in aluminum, or fitting your windshield with a mock Barnacle of your own – but our fave low-tech workaround was shared by a user who found out his campus only had 12 wheel boots to go around and bought and illegally parked 12 scrapyard cars that could be “sacrificed” so everyone else could park however they wanted.

cowboy sally@saallyjohnsonn

anyway here’s how to get the barnacle off of your car https://twitter.com/saallyjohnsonn/status/1217142952323158022 …

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cowboy sally@saallyjohnsonn

the amount of sheer rage festering in my body right now... this is what i’m in thousands of dollars of debt for, @UofOklahoma ? i pay HOW MUCH to go here and you continue to exploit us in ludicrous ways for profit? shameful. https://twitter.com/OUDaily/status/1217134783379075072 …

79.7K

4:04 PM - Jan 14, 2020

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23.5K people are talking about this

The defroster hack was posted to reddit, where it received more than 46,000 upvotes.

Once the Barnacle is off your vehicle, you’re free to drive around as usual. At least one of these hackers took things a step further, though, exacting an ironic revenge on the device.

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OU Parking Services will implement a new tool called the Barnacle beginning Jan. 21, 2020. Check out this video to learn more about it:

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12:22 PM - Jan 14, 2020

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As it turns out, to take off the Barnacle, all you need to do is run your vehicle’s windshield defroster for 15 minutes, and then use a credit card or similar thin piece of plastic to release the suction cup around the edge. Presto! You’re free from fees.

Other students shared other solutions – blocking its signal and deactivating it by covering it in aluminum, or fitting your windshield with a mock Barnacle of your own – but our fave low-tech workaround was shared by a user who found out his campus only had 12 wheel boots to go around and bought and illegally parked 12 scrapyard cars that could be “sacrificed” so everyone else could park however they wanted.

cowboy sally@saallyjohnsonn

anyway here’s how to get the barnacle off of your car https://twitter.com/saallyjohnsonn/status/1217142952323158022 …

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cowboy sally@saallyjohnsonn

the amount of sheer rage festering in my body right now... this is what i’m in thousands of dollars of debt for, @UofOklahoma ? i pay HOW MUCH to go here and you continue to exploit us in ludicrous ways for profit? shameful. https://twitter.com/OUDaily/status/1217134783379075072 …

79.7K

4:04 PM - Jan 14, 2020

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23.5K people are talking about this

The defroster hack was posted to reddit, where it received more than 46,000 upvotes.

Once the Barnacle is off your vehicle, you’re free to drive around as usual. At least one of these hackers took things a step further, though, exacting an ironic revenge on the device.

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Students defeat new 'Barnacle' parking clamp, skip fines and get free internetStudents defeat new 'Barnacle' parking clamp, skip fines and get free internet

Parking at University of Oklahoma without paying was about to get a lot more expensive before these kids defeated the school's high-tech boot with a low-effort solution

 

University of Oklahoma students furious after finding out a new parking-fine device, nicknamed “The Barnacle,” would be implemented at their school have already got the administration to scrap it after figuring out a fix to remove the boot.

The Barnacle is a plastic cover that uses suction to stick to the windshield of a vehicle, and is deployed by a parking enforcement officer who’s caught a car with three outstanding parking fines on their record.

The high-tech device doesn’t immobilize the vehicle like old-school wheel “boot” clamps used to, but it does make it almost impossible to see out of the front windshield, and was seen by the university as a cheaper, more “convenient” fine collection method than towing the car away.

To properly remove the Barnacle, students are supposed to pay a $185 fee via an app and then return the device to a designated drop box. Obviously, some students thought that fee was ridiculous  – just like paying for parking at a university where you’re already paying a hefty tuition fee – and devised a different way to remove the Barnacle.

OU Daily@OUDaily

OU Parking Services will implement a new tool called the Barnacle beginning Jan. 21, 2020. Check out this video to learn more about it:

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657

12:22 PM - Jan 14, 2020

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477 people are talking about this

As it turns out, to take off the Barnacle, all you need to do is run your vehicle’s windshield defroster for 15 minutes, and then use a credit card or similar thin piece of plastic to release the suction cup around the edge. Presto! You’re free from fees.

Other students shared other solutions – blocking its signal and deactivating it by covering it in aluminum, or fitting your windshield with a mock Barnacle of your own – but our fave low-tech workaround was shared by a user who found out his campus only had 12 wheel boots to go around and bought and illegally parked 12 scrapyard cars that could be “sacrificed” so everyone else could park however they wanted.

cowboy sally@saallyjohnsonn

anyway here’s how to get the barnacle off of your car https://twitter.com/saallyjohnsonn/status/1217142952323158022 …

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cowboy sally@saallyjohnsonn

the amount of sheer rage festering in my body right now... this is what i’m in thousands of dollars of debt for, @UofOklahoma ? i pay HOW MUCH to go here and you continue to exploit us in ludicrous ways for profit? shameful. https://twitter.com/OUDaily/status/1217134783379075072 …

79.7K

4:04 PM - Jan 14, 2020

Twitter Ads info and privacy

23.5K people are talking about this

The defroster hack was posted to reddit, where it received more than 46,000 upvotes.

Once the Barnacle is off your vehicle, you’re free to drive around as usual. At least one of these hackers took things a step further, though, exacting an ironic revenge on the device.

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