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Comment: House wiring needs (Score 1) 557 557

In-Wall speaker wire and other entertainment system wiring (with lines to a projector mount in the ceiling.).

12 Volt DC electrical wiring in addition to standard AC wiring. That way if you go Solar or Battery, you can keep your electrical systems from doing multiple wasteful conversions.

Ethernet wiring and Cable wiring. While wireless is handy, you need a good wired infrastructure to get your gear in to optimal places. Wired fixed equipment frees up your wireless bandwidth for your portable stuff (and is a bit more future proof since the wired standards are fairly well set).

Drains in the floors of rooms with water service. Much less flood damage when the washer or dishwasher breaks down somehow or a sink gets stopped up with the water forgotten.

Comment: Re:Numbers (Score 1) 837 837

Then you are compensating for the guy who only does 90% of his miles in Oregon, but the car is registered outside of the state.

How is this much different from just buying your gas across the state line and never buying Oregon gasoline?

Just go with the Odometer and ignore the sources of the miles. I'd rather be a little over-billed than give up information on where I've been to the state like that.

Comment: I like the ghost town. (Score 5, Interesting) 146 146

The ghost town state actually makes it easier to follow a few things and keep up. My Facebook feed is long and Facebook's most-recent sorting likes to pick random dates out of the comments of the postings to "refresh" it. With what I follow on G+, a quick browse will catch me up on all of what I am following. It is a feature to me.

IMarv

Comment: Poor Douglas Adams, died too soon. (Score 1) 531 531

http://www.clivebanks.co.uk/TH...
MAJIKTHISE:
I mean what’s the use of us sitting up all night saying there may -

VROOMFONDEL:
Or may not be

MAJIKTHISE:
[Softly] or may not be [louder] a god, if this machine comes along the next morning and gives you ‘is telephone number?

VROOMFONDEL:
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

Comment: Re:Rockethub / Indiegogo (Score 1) 61 61

If it still puts you on the hook to produce something and you don't have enough to do it, I'd rather get the nothing and be able to walk away.

Imagine a Rockethub fund raiser to go to Mars that only reaches 80% of its goal. You'd get a ride to mars, but will you have enough food and a safe landing too?

Comment: Re:thugs are also armed populace (Score 1) 1633 1633

Gangs and Mobs are just competing governments and they already have guns, so this change in the law wouldn't really change anything compared to today. Murder and coercion are crimes either way.
The street thugs robbing 7-11s would get shot by armed 7-11 clerks (if corporate policies changed too).

Comment: Re:My revision: (Score 1) 1633 1633

What's good for the goose is good for the gander... Although the above would be the time-traveler version. Try explaining "nuclear" to somebody in the 1700s and expecting it to stick to the 1900s.

Modernly, I probably would go with "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Laws limiting weapons in any way are prohibited, including but not limited to background checks, registration lists, and places where they can be carried. All governments, foreign and domestic, should be afraid of the armed populous. Nuclear weapons of any size may be regulated and prohibited. Biological and chemical weapons of over (researched volume or weight) may be regulated and prohibited. "

In a civil war, you would want to be able to at least shoot down the aircraft so they can't deploy the three banned weapon classes.

Adapt. Enjoy. Survive.

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