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Comment: Re:We the taxayer get screwed. (Score 5, Informative) 356 356

At best it's a couple of dozen people working in the back office and some techs to walk around and monitor the automated plant.

A quick look at Wikipedia says Tesla had 10,000 employees in November of 2014 and SpaceX had 3,500 employees in April of 2015.

You didn't even bother with that much fact checking about what you 'know', though, did you. Your entire post is a demonstration of idiocy in action.

Comment: Re:Eliminate all tax withholding (Score 1) 413 413

If people making $30,000 a year knew they paid over $1000 a month in taxes

They don't. A single person making $30,000 with no deductions beyond the standard deduction would pay $2,520 for 2014. That's $210 a month, not $1,000.

But hey... don't let facts get in the way of your ideology, right?

Comment: Re:Shut your whore mouth! (Score 1) 158 158

WHAT?! What a corruption of the traditions of our country's musical heritage. Give me the organic groups-- the Monkees, Menudo, One Direction, O-Town, the Backstreet Boys, NKOB, the Spice Girls.. you know, talented musicians who found each other and came together through the music.

You might notice that most of the artists you named here were from long ago.

You might notice that all of the artists named were bands put together by music companies.

You might also notice a whooshing sound.

Comment: Re:None of these solutions "work" (Score 1) 384 384

The first comment in this thread:

OP said "day to day" activities. He's updating one pump at a time. What are the other pumps doing? Dispensing gasoline. To update all 16 pumps at once would render all 16 pumps out of service for half an hour. That is simply unacceptable for the station. They would not want to just shut everything down and eliminate a half-hour's worth of revenue from 15 pumps just so OP is not inconvenienced.

The IT is the guy updating the pumps. The users are the customers using the pumps to get gas.

Somebody either didn't read or didn't comprehend the previous posts in the thread they're posting in.

Comment: Re:None of these solutions "work" (Score 1) 384 384

And somebody doesn't understand that the 'users' in this case are customers who will leave and go elsewhere to fill up if all the pumps are shut down. Explaining to management that they're losing revenue because you don't want to upgrade the pumps one at a time is sure to go over well.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955