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Comment: Re:You're dying off (Score 1) 284

by FictionPimp (#49719279) Attached to: The Auto Industry May Mimic the 1980s PC Industry

It's actually kinda intuitive. I don't have to reach for the dash (and I'm not a fan of controls on the steering wheel). I can lay my hand down comfortably and control any aspect of the car's entertainment system. Once setup I don't have to look over to use the system. I know where my favorites are and how to move around by feel, just like the old systems, only without the reach.

Where this would break down is if you were driving a manual. But that's what voice control is for.

Comment: Re:You're dying off (Score 2) 284

by FictionPimp (#49717779) Attached to: The Auto Industry May Mimic the 1980s PC Industry

Having bought a new car this year and a new car two years ago I think I'm right in their demographic. I'm a DINK in my 30's. I have been thinking about replacing my current audi with something newer. I looked a Mercedes and the reason I don't like them is mostly due to interior tech. I want a large display, centralized controls (like bmw, audi, and mazda). The more tech the better. My wife's new car has a HUD and that is really cool.

Sadly if you're not plush, luxury, and high tech, your not getting to provide my next car.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile (Score 2) 71

Yes, let's all stop hunting deer in Indiana and Michigan. The ...something will eat them and they won't starve, get sick, and destroy our crops, smash into our cars, invade our lawns and bring diseased ticks. We killed all the predators a hundred years before I was born. We are the only thing keeping the herd in check.

Comment: Take the responsibility onto yourself (Score 4, Informative) 532

by FictionPimp (#49628981) Attached to: The Medical Bill Mystery

Now that we live in a world where healthcare is primarily self pay for the first few thousand, we need to take this into our own hands. Ask what a procedure costs before it's done and what other options are there.

Recently I had a bad sore throat (for like 2 weeks and it was getting worse). I go to the doctor and he wants to run a strep test. I ask him what we will do if it says I have strep. He replies that I would get antibiotics. I ask him what he will do if says I do not have strep. He says it's most likely still bacterial and he would give me antibiotics.

So I ask him why he wants to waste my money. After a talk about how my new improved insurance works we now talk about the cost vs results of my medical care.

I then shopped around for the prescription. I found that by calling places and telling them I did not have insurance I found a cheaper rate than buying it with my insurance! Medical care has now turned into a system similar to buying a car.

Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 1) 886

by FictionPimp (#49339453) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

There is always alternatives to verizon and comcast. You don't' believe me? Just ask verizon or comcast, they will tell you there are always alternatives. Can't find them? You just are not looking hard enough. For example, you could start your own ISP. Can't afford that? Well it's not comcast's fault your too poor, but you still had the choice.

It is your destiny. - Darth Vader