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Submission + - EPA to Attempt Destruction of Aftermarket Automotive Industry (sema.org)

drinkypoo writes: The EPA is proposing to make it illegal to convert street vehicles into race cars, and to make it illegal to sell certain automotive products used for that purpose. This has severe ramifications for the right to repair and modify other types of hardware as well, but the direct impact alone would affect the activities of millions of Americans.

Comment And they want you to trust them, too (Score 1) 51

The latest JRE updater elevates permissions before it even needs to, so the first inkling you have that something is taking place is the UAC prompt. Only after denying it did I find out that it was from the Java updater... the prompt only said "Java". I don't know about y'all, but my first impulse upon getting a mystery UAC prompt from Java is not to grant permission to rape my PC

Comment Needed to assign fault (Score 1) 212

We need the line to assign fault in a collision so that we can figure out who pays. They don't have the line in Panama (cities and Interamericano aside) and people do not slow down. They instead glide towards the edge just as you meet, unless they're drunk and then there is a collision. They do have interesting traffic laws there, though. If you hit a horse during the day, you are automatically at fault. But if you hit one at night, you're automatically not at fault...

Comment Re:Important Stuff (for the discussion) (Score 1) 42

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Comment Re:Sexual Assault (Score 1) 475

Fair enough; if you're so hung up on this issue that Cortana won't let you treat her in some kind of perverse way, then you are under no obligation whatsoever to use her as a virtual assistant.

But don't then sit around wondering why people like me judge you as being of poor character. And before you reply, "I don't care what you think of my character," again, such is your prerogative. But then, you probably also have no idea if I'm your boss (or future potential boss), your loan officer, the person evaluating your college application, your potential friend, a possible future customer of your services, etc. If you're willing to live with the consequences of doing so, then by all means, please feel free to use as slutty a virtual assistant as your tastes desire.

Comment Re:The technical problems with this are immense. (Score 1) 328

Why not go all out and just evacuate the wings for maximum lift? Moron.

AFAIK the problem is if you make it big enough for the effect to be meaningful, it takes up too much space. So my question phrased more properly is, can you just stack them, or is there some property which makes that infeasible?

Comment Re:Establishment clause (Score 1) 262

No, sorry, that's not true. "Your community" has no input into whether you build 300 ft structures on your 1000 ac of private property out in unincorporated land.

HAW HAW HAW

Tell you what. Go forth and give it a shot, and see how it goes — make sure to defend it to the bitter end. You won't have to get back to us to let us know how it went, because you'll be on the news.

Comment Re:Anything the US does is suspicious (Score 1) 269

Is there any evidence that Un is actually insane? He maintains a power structure that benefits himself, by having it also benefit those around him so that they have a vested interest in maintaining it too. That is rather different to mental illness though.

They're going down a road with nothing good at the end, and they have ample examples to see that. How is it not mental illness?

Comment Re:Nuclear Cargo Ships (Score 1) 328

The little problem with this option and with the current international laws at sea is that after about 30-40 years ship wrecks are often sunk at some place nobdoy looks at.

Yeah, you would have to put some serious controls on the system. It isn't going to happen any time soon. Under current systems you'd basically have to have the military operate such vessels.

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