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Comment Re:I have no debt and a hefty savings account (Score 1) 386

At first I did not understand either. I'm already in your system, I'm already costing you money for that, how would changing one number in a spreadsheet cause me to cost you more money? But after reading your post, I think I understand it now.

Basically, if I am a credit card company, and I give you credit, to you it is just credit, but to me, it is my money. If I give you a credit limit of $500, and you are maxing it out each month, it doesn't matter that you pay it all off at the end of the month, I am basically out $500 each month. If that limit is raised to $1000, and you max that out, and still manage to pay it off in full each month, now I'm out an additional $500 each month.

Does that sound about right?

Comment Re:Laws (Score 1) 822

What's more the gun lobby and their apologists will insist that such laws won't prevent 100% of such mishaps, conveniently overlooking the fact that by that standard there should be no laws against murder or robbery.

Laws requiring certain things be done to guns are preventative laws, while laws against murder and robbery are.. for lack of a better word, non-preventative. That is, laws against murder and robbery aren't there to keep murders and robberies from happening, they are there so that we have something with which to convict murderers and robbers. So it doesn't really seem fair to compare the two.

Comment Re:Drunks don't make the best decisions (Score 1) 327

if you're drunk your judgment is impaired you dumb fuck. including your ability to gauge how impaired you actually are

Yes, and? What part of Gr8Apes' post was this supposed to be countering? Was it supposed to counter their implied belief that drunkenness should be measured via an actual assessment of whether you are truly impaired rather than via an arbitrary value? Because I'm fairly certain they meant assessment by some third, non-drunk party, rather than a self-assessment.

you don't drive after drinking. ever.

But for how long after?

quibbling about what actually constitutes being drunk is an immature douchebag attempting to avoid responsibility

The whole point of this "quibbling" as I see it, is that different amounts of alcohol affect different people differently, that over time the alcohol will be broken down and leave the body, and that you don't need to wait for a BAC of 0.00 to be able to safely operate heavy machinery.

Comment Re:The first fuse I pull (Score 1) 451

so in other words the car is deciding the braking action, not you

"Braking action" can encompass a lot. When working correctly, all ABS does is disallow you from being able to lock your brakes. Nothing more, nothing less. But all this talk about ABS does make me wonder about something.

Before ABS, people pumped their brakes manually in order to avoid locking the brakes. After ABS, people needed to learn to adjust how they brake.

What sort of driving changes will people need to make when getting behind the wheel of a car with automatic emergency braking?

Comment Re:Get rid of the fucking adverts completely (Score 2) 194

Out of your two examples, Hulu is the only service that still shows commercials to their paying subscribers. Netflix doesn't (yet).

What other streaming services are there that will still show ads to paying subscribers? Because the only other ones that I am aware of (Crunchyroll, Funimation's streaming service, and as far as I am aware, Amazon) all stream ad-free to their paying subscribers.

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