I finally got my dad to stop paying full price for his dialup account almost 15 years after he got cable internet. He now pays $3/mo through the same provider for just a "business email account" that forwards his old address (which was his sticking point). And the kicker—they had long since given up on updating the old email service, so it still only had 25 MEGABYTES of storage space. The new account has like 10GB and is probably ran through the Gmail backend. He still couldn't tell the difference when I asked him if he was logging into his email via the web login or the standalone email application though, of course.
Don't remind me of the horrors of WORKING at CompUSA and having to restock that giant aisle of floppy disks every week...
Ironically enough, Japan is supposed to have their maglev trains running on the TokyoOsaka route less than 13 years from now. 40 minute trip.
I think the issue is more that the US turns HSR into a political point, so it gets mired in a nightmare of red tape. Whereas in other areas of the world, more or less, it gets built faster and without quite as much largesse.
That may be true, but there is something to be said for not having to be behind the wheel for those 6 hours. Train accommodations tend to be roomier than plane or bus, as well. People on business trips could take care of emails and preparations and arrive well-rested rather than restless and sore. Assuming this line has track priority, you would also get there in half the time or less.
I'm the opposite. I always would rather pay more for a quality product, than deal with buying it twice and usually having less overall satisfaction the entire time. It's actually cheaper in the long run.
Might they need revision? Sure. But part of taxi service is the social wellbeing consideration that they must operate at all hours, and to all areas of a city. If Uber is allowed to skirt any law they want and run conventional taxi services out of business, I hope you like having to pay $100 for a taxi ride home from the bar at 3am, or flat-out can't get a ride at all, because nobody wants to drive to X area.
This is where I then call Bullshit on anyone actually getting Windows 95 or 98 to run for 49 days. My average uptime before bluescreen was around 2 days...
Contrary to some peoples belief: The sun still exists during winter. Panel efficiency falls by half during cloudy weather, but you will still get some power. Just means you pull more from the grid during winter.
It's just a dick-wagging contest, since EPB "only" offers 1Gbps. Besides, the boilerplate undoubtedly says that is maximum theoretical and the guaranteed minimum is like 1% of that.
I was going to be disappointed if someone hadn't linked Zorg demonstrating that gun in Fifth Element...
Small of your back in the waist elastic/whatever. Never seen them be interested in checking anything but a bag thoroughly as long as you don't set off a metal detector.
I have a 2011 Mazda6, and had both of my low-beam headlight lamps fail within 2 days of each other, before I had time to replace the first one. Long story short: The bulb access is through the wheel well— behind the debris shield attached with about a dozen grommets. Of which you can only access half of them without removing the wheel itself. What should be a process that takes minutes was instead an agonizing 90 minutes in 10F weather with no gloves, as it was late at night and I was nowhere near home. I damn near ripped the liner out completely in frustration. The next day I went and paid the $65 extortion charge for replacing the other standard halogen bulb. Getting the brighter type I would have installed myself would have cost me closer to $100 from them.
You don't have time for seatbelts when you have to be able to instantly rush to cover a station after it blows out and kills the person manning it, duh.
Considering just the bottom line, I see automated vehicles as an inevitability, whether we like it or not. Companies will always seek more profit, and what's cheaper than having a driver you don't have to pay, works 24/7, will never complain or quit, and doesn't need benefits either. Lobbying will make this happen. They already own congress.