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Comment Re:Truck Stops, Gas Stations, etc (Score 1) 884 884

Except for when they don't - something went wrong in the transaction (and you don't know because you don't have a receipt), the end result will be the manager of the station calling in a drive-off theft and you get to explain why you thought you had paid.

Always get a receipt from Pay-at-the-Pump.

Comment Re:Autism and future employment trends (Score 1) 36 36

Where are all the buggy makers going to work when people stop driving buggies?
Where are all of the film developers going to work when people stop using film?
Where are all of the steel workers going to work when we ship our foundries to China?
Where are all of the assembly line workers going to work when we replace them with robots?
Where are all of the secretaries from the pool going to work when we replace them with computers and software?

This question, time and time again. The answer(s)?
1. Subsistence farming.
2. McDonalds.
3. Pray you have enough safety net for retraining. And enough time/lifespan left.

Comment Re:I would sell it (Score 2) 654 654

Exactly this. When I lived my closest to work (5 miles), public transit involved an additional 2 hours of travel time on each end of the day, and removed by ability to work late (a requirement of the job), and had me outside in Midwestern winters for 10-15 minutes at each stop.

And forget biking. The one road that ran where I needed to was narrow and had no separate bike lane - I biked to work three times and nearly died every time. It's not about my biking ability, it's about the stupidity of the average American SUV-driver.

Comment Re:Iran is not trying to save money (Score 1) 409 409

Math is FTA, detailing the costs of the program ...

CANDU runs on unenriched fuel, if you want it to. Or the 'waste' from other reactors. Advanced (meaning Gen 3+) CANDU runs on slightly enriched fuel. If you are starting fresh with no legacy reactors to fuel, there is zero need for a massively expensive and overdone enrichment program. Take that into account along with the history here so far (enrichment levels, posturing, Russia's offers, etc.). To me, anyways, that strongly suggests that there is an ulterior motive to this particular enrichment program.

The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.