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Comment: Regulation Strikes again (Score 3, Interesting) 194

by Isaac-1 (#48997631) Attached to: Farmers Struggling With High-Tech Farm Equipment

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.

Comment: Re:Dads want prints (Score 1) 190

by Isaac-1 (#48712015) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Options For a Standalone Offline Printing Station?

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, ....

Comment: Re: Land of the free (Score 1) 580

by Isaac-1 (#48631691) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

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.

Comment: Re: Seen the e-Golf? (Score 1) 395

by Isaac-1 (#48484659) Attached to: France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel

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.

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