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Comment: Re:The Police State (Score 1) 506

by Lost Engineer (#37902842) Attached to: Multi-Target Photo-Radar System To Make Speeding Riskier

Without contradicting anything you've said, the fact of speed limits seems to be that they are the government mandated "flow of traffic" speed minus 10mph or more. Average speed of the fast lane routinely exceeds the limit in fair weather, and people don't seem to slow down much below the limit in the rain. In a way this makes sense because relative speed between vehicles is a big factor in safety, ie it's safer for everybody to go 70 than for some people to go 60 whilst others are going 25.

Comment: Re:Anti-Rich People Rhetoric (Score 1) 2115

by Lost Engineer (#37449946) Attached to: White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

Agree about the Yuan, but then what can we do?

But I don't see how this is specific to the US. Commodities like food and oil have been increasing in price relative to other currencies, too. Chinese, particularly in the east, have a considerably better standard of living than their ancestors, so they're getting richer.

Are you saying they would be better off without foreign trade at all or just the US?

Comment: Re:Marketing (Score 2) 433

by Lost Engineer (#37447964) Attached to: RMS: 'Is Android Really Free Software?'

I'm guessing that the majority of the apps sold, as opposed to installed, are games and that those games are worth the most money.

Mobile gamers seem to prefer iPhone to Android. They're probably right. There are probably more/better games. But is it a better platform than most Android phones? I think we may see a shift. Historically gamers have not preferred Apple.

Comment: Re:still an income, not a wealth tax (Score 2) 2115

by Lost Engineer (#37447476) Attached to: White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

There's no need to tax wealth. We already tax the profits from wealth as either income or capital gains.

As far as stashing money overseas, I would argue the whole tax code needs a reboot. Too many incentives, disincentives, and loopholes have been created by special interests over the years.

Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.

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