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Comment Re:Again? (Score 1) 121

You're going to be dragging around a 1000 lb. tank to get any useful range out of a hydrogen car if you want it to be remotely survivable in a crash.

Check the curb weight of a Tesla Model S and the Honda Clarity FCV. Tesla is 1000lbs heavier.

Toyota shot their tank with a variety of weapons. It took an armor piercing round to get it to fail. And then the hydrogen simply leaked out.

Comment Re:Doing something just because it's cool (Score 2) 45

Cloning an extinct species may be an important technology. We are currently creating a mass extinction event, and may need/want to bring back some species we killed off. It might even be profitable or lifesaving, like producing a cure for an infection or Star Trek IV.

I don't think there will ever be a cure for Star Trek IV.

Comment Re:income data? (Score 5, Informative) 223

Why is a healthcare insurance provider collecting income information on the people they insure?

I've worked in employee benefits for over 25 years, and the usual reason is that they are administering more than your health insurance. Often you also have short-term and/or long-term disability insurance, or life insurance. The benefits of these are based on some percentage of your salary. Your short term disability benefit may be 60% of your salary, or your life insurance benefit may be 2 X salary.

In all my time working for insurers like Anthem I have never been asked to pull salary data for anything not related to the above.

Comment Re:4 of 5 contained zero of the claimed ingredient (Score 4, Insightful) 412

Over-regulation is bad. Selling a bottle that is 100% not what it says on the label, is a reasonable expectation. Call it what you want - false advertising, fraud, etc. It's clearly something that shouldn't be permitted. I don't think you'd get much argument from either side of the isle.

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