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Comment: Re:Brilliant idea (Score 1) 178

It's your Bulova that will be obsolete in a few years. There's only so much wrist space. Wasting it on something as impotent as a mere clock will seem downright foolish. And don't even think about it being an "heirloom". Your grandchildren will say "That's, uh, very nice, Grandpa. Now how do I get it onto the network?"

Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 289

by Paradise Pete (#49360115) Attached to: Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail
i don't question President Obama's legal qualification to be president. But what I don't understand, and I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more attention, is that you can download a copy of his birth certificate directly, and yet there are many edits in the layers. You'll need something like Adobe Illustrator to see the layers, but it's obvious a lot of work was done on it before it was posted.

Here's a video showing the layers. I assumed the guy was a nut case, but they're really there. At the very least an explanation is in order.

Comment: Re:They should go (Score 2) 198

But come to think of it, that'd be a little weird: you'd be able to drive your car into the city on one day, but wouldn't be able to drive it out the next.

They did this in San Jose, Costa Rica (and maybe they still do, I don't know). Cars were each restricted one weekday. Plates ending in 1 or 2 on Monday, 3 or 4 on Tuesday, etc. It wasn't 24 hours, it was from ~6am to 8pm.

It was somewhat successful, though not surprisingly considerably less than a 20% reduction. Taxis were not restricted, and of course wealthier families tended to have more than one car.

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