This is likely one of those cases where the manufacturer is not to blame, instead it is likely federal regulations that require these systems to be locked down and only adjusted by authorized personel, I know this is the case with many new industrial engines where emissions compliance requires that field technicians no longer be able to adjust certain parameters, instead all these settings are locked down at the factory.
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Make that was given, regardless of if you are an Obama supporter or not, you must admit many of the resasons he was given the prize so early in his presidency were not based on actions, but based on campaign promises that never came to passs.
You are partly right, but I strongly suspect they waited too long before trying to do something about it,too many of these technologies are getting too mature.
If you were to buy a good printer and not a $29 inkjet you would not have those issues, printers still have a place, and it is not just those paper centric shoppinglists, you never know when you may need to print a color coded luggage tag, or a print at home gift card,
So what the hell are Phablets? Do we really need this new term that will be out of date in 6 months?
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Another way to put that is 1/3 of US households are stupid enough to report that they own firearms
My mother's next door neighbor was shot and killed by escaped federal prisoners while visiting his ranch house in a remote part of Oklahoma, my step sisters former employer was killed by a home invader with a knife at his vacation condo in the virgin islands. The same step sister was a witness to a woman being kidnapped in a grocery store parking lot, the woman was never seen again, my wife has / had a cousin that disappeared while walking home from work one day, he normally did not walk to work, but his car would not start that day so he walked the 3/4 mile to work down a somewhat rural road. The world is a dangerousl place it pays to be prepared for the unexpected.
Ever wonder if more people in high crime areas keep guns in their homes???
It keeps happening because they can get away with it. The solution is to start a "See a cop, film a cop" campaign where all the cops will all be overwhelmed by everyone pulling out their cell phones and filming them all the time.
It is not about what percentage of the population exceed 50 miles in a day, it is what percentage of the population exceeds 50 miles in a single day once or more per week/month. This is the thing that demands the ownership of the second car. Personally I commute about 17 miles each way to work, plus another 3-5 miles round trip on days when I have time for a lunch break (sometimes in my car, sometimes carpooling with others for lunch), so sure it would work on the average work day, but take yesterday as an example when we went to my wife's sisters house for a late holiday gathering 50 miles away, plus a 5 mile out of our way side trip to drop off a key for someone, then a run to the grocery store once we were home.... It all adds up, and for me that means a driving of over 100 miles in a single day on average a bit more than once per week, and a trip of over 300 miles in a day about once per month, or maybe a bit less, more often this will be 300-500 miles over the course of 2 or 3 days every few months.
Weight is not the only factor, have you compared the overall design of a running shoe from the 1990's vs current ones? I am not saying this is the only effect, but over the course of a long run everything adds up, including anti fatigue cushioning.....
Did you really say Ron Paul and sane in the same sentence, I suspect even many Ron Paul supporters would take issue with that.
I have to wonder how much of an effect shoe and sport wear design (wicking fabrics, etc.) have been in the time reduction over the last couple of decades.
So what, just because there is a water shortage in California does not mean there is one everywhere, my local weather forecast calls for nearly 2 inches of rain in the next 4 days alone.