Taxes go TO the government. Payroll comes FROM the Taxpayers.
Besides, the NSA already read all the emails anyone.
Because delays in the case have delayed the start of Discovery. Interestingly, Mann has asked the court to exempt him from discovery. He thinks that only he should be able to ask questions and not anyone else.
64-bit CPU with Ultra-Low Power (runs off 3 AAA batteries)
HP preceeded ARM by years but like everything else they do, don't know how to market it.
The Federal Government study of this issue indicates that up to 80% of baseload power can come from renewables without any issue.
Who SPECIFICALLY commissioned that particular study? Who actually carried out the study?
And which particular special interests are they beholden to?
This isn't the stupidest comment I've ever seen on slashdot but its fuckin close.
It's a Beavis & Butthead reference.
Stupidity's the entire POINT!
increased rates of those that had poor overall driving techniques (fast acceleration, hard braking, etc.)
Yes, you should definitely make people pay more who are poor drivers.
But the things you list may not be indicative. They could mean someone avoided an accident instead of causing one...
The next time someone behind you is about to hit you, reflect on if they should apply brakes gently or with force.
Yes, because it can help others, you selfish bastard.
People always complain companies are greedy, but they should take a look at individuals who want a piece of the action for EVERYTHING.
What is wrong with you? Seriously? Why is everyone so greedy that a company cannot accidentally or otherwise make one cent off data you willingly contribute for the greater good?
Could you have sold that data anyway? No? Then what the hell man?
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Insurance is a weird thing: it works because you pool a bunch of risk and spread the associated costs across all your insured. At the moment, Snapshot only gives discounts to those drivers that establish that they are in fact in the lowest risk pool: few miles driven, during "safe" times, in a "safe" manner (e.g., few hard stops). There's no incentive, currently, for otherwise safe drivers to participate -- such as those that drive too many miles.
However, I consider myself a safe driver but just have too many miles. Heck, I even have a dashcam (I don't live in Russia, either). But other than my clean driving record, I don't have any other driving behavior-based way to lower my risk profile or premium. I would LOVE if Progressive mandated Snapshot, increased rates of those that had poor overall driving techniques (fast acceleration, hard braking, etc.) and lowered the rates for the rest. People whose rates increased would likely flee Progressive, but the risk for the pool would go down (and with it my premiums). Mandated Snapshot won't happen of course for lots of non-obvious reasons, though.
The trouble with these things is that they want to "phone home" too much. For energy conservation, Nest talks to a Nest, Inc. server and tells it too much. The info it needs (outside temp, power grid load status) is freely available from read-only web sites. (Given a ZIP code, the National Weather Service site will return info in XML.) But no, it has to talk to the "cloud" and give out personal information. That's totally unnecessary.
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