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Comment: Re:Just (Score 1) 208

by JosKarith (#48325891) Attached to: PC Cooling Specialist Zalman Goes Bankrupt Due To Fraud
Plus, the banks involved won't even lose out cos' the governments will declare them "Too big to fail" and bail them out from the endless pot of money that governments just pull out of their asses without any source. So it's totally a victimless crime, right? So we should all do this then everyone will have infinite money and live happy ever after...

Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 1) 398

by JosKarith (#48195639) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected
Similarly in the UK there are laws saying that fixed camers require warning signs. But the mobile camera vans don't need one so can catch you anywhere. Funny thing is I've never seen them anywhere near any accident blackspots - they're always on stretches of dual carriageways where the speed limit drops for a couple of miles for no apparent reason...

Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 1) 398

by JosKarith (#48195567) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected
But then again there are junctions in the UK where you can get trapped into either stopping in a box junction or running a red light - either of which gets you a fine.
In the case of the Chicago cameras though I'm sure they'll publicly spin it up as a success in that clearly the cameras have had their deterrent effect while privately cursing the fact that their money tree isn't patching the budget holes like they wanted.

Comment: Re:Yay! (Score 4, Interesting) 942

by JosKarith (#48034207) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures
It's clearly aimed at luring voters away from UKIP who are getting increasingly frustrated at EU interference in every level of UK life but are uneasy about voting for the "swivel-eyed loons".
As you said, another populist soundbite that will be quickly forgotten. The only advantage to teaching kids Metric was that learning to do all the conversions helped practice mental arithmatic but in an age where everyone has a calculator on their smartphone that's really not so important anymore.

Comment: Re:I would like to see a return... (Score 3, Interesting) 120

by JosKarith (#48018731) Attached to: Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe
I see that BS line trotted out by companies all the time - "If you don't give us favourable treatment we'll go play with our ball somewhere else". I say that government should call their bluff - the next company that tries it just gets their licence to trade pulled and their shares suspended. See how quick the other companies back down.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil