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Comment Re:trying to figure out how to survive (Score 1) 293

since your spouse would have to claim the support as income and pay taxes on it.

http://family.findlaw.com/child-support/child-support-and-taxes-q-a.html/

A: No, child support payments are not considered taxable income, according to the IRS. Child support payments are neither deductible by the payer nor taxable to the payee. So when you calculate your gross income to see if you are required to file a tax return, do not include child support payments received.

Not sure where you get your info from but it looks like it may be out of date.

Comment Re:Everyone has to learn about it. (Score 2) 193

For the simplest selects and inserts PHP could easily provide an interface that escapes the arguments. That would make it more natural for the lazy programmer to realize when he is doing queries that he has to think about.

If you're escaping your sql inputs you're part of the problem. SQL injection has been known to work on escaped strings using unicode tricks. Use bound parameters in parameterized queries and its not an issue at all.

Comment Re:Export to excel! (Score 1) 192

Be sure to format the file as an HTML or CSV, but save it with an .XLS extension so excel will annoy users several times per day when they open it that it doesn't match the extension.

Your average user that can't figure out how to change a file extension is also going to have trouble figuring out how to open a csv in excel, on my systems by default csv opens in notepad.

Comment Re:Writing that must've taken some skills (Score 1) 142

but pipes exhaust fumes back to the engine to burn some of the unwanted stuff.

I haven't followed the VW stuff too closely so I don't know for sure if you're correct on it being this but what you're talking about sounds like an EGR. If that is what they disabled then its purpose isn't to reburn stuff but rather to introduce an inert gas into the combustion chamber, the inert gas effectively decreases the volume of O2 in a combustion cycle and allows the exhaust to come out cooler than it otherwise would this reduces NOx emissions.

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