For something like a manned mission to Mars, that would be the way to go. For an unmanned mission to a comet, it would be hard for the robot to interface with stuff that hadn't even been designed when it was launched so wouldn't work out so well.
ps Slashdot sure seems to be getting slow at mailing notices of replies to comments.
To me, "high six-figure income" implies more than $500K.
Tariffs are entirely different than a flat tax. It appears that your references were true tariffs and the Great Depression was already underway. They did lead to retaliatory tariffs from our trading partners, and trade dropped by half in both directions. Currently, that would more than halve our trade deficit, not a terrible thing, however, applying it as a flat tax across the board for imports in most cases would only be evening up the playing field.
But you're right - I prefer a flat sales tax, with the border also being a point of sale. Instead of a VAT, this is just a simple flat tax model. Imports get taxed twice under this proposal. Replacing the current morass of tax law could only make this country better.
You are not a cow regardless of how badly you want to be one.
How can you be sure? Have you seen gunnnnslinger?
A lot of those are CSS popups now. Alt-F4 closes the containing page.
What is this "Alt" key you speak of?
Hand rolled encryption scheme you have to install drivers for on all your users' computers, of course.
It'll be perfectly secure, because no one will use it.
That doesn't make it secure, only a potentially less desirable target.
I spend 5 seconds plugging in my car when I get home and 5 seconds unplugging in the morning. I spend far less time than I spent filling my gas car up where I'd have to go out of my way to a gas station, wait in line and fill up. Yes, there's a bit of a wait on long trips, but for most of my driving I spend far less time. When battery swapping is available it will take me roughly 90 seconds without me ever having to step out of my car (and for those who don't know, battery swapping includes getting your original battery back on the return trip).
My country has a small government type conservative government, the only thing they believe government should be doing is spying on the citizens and locking them up for thought crimes (and other victimless crimes). Those parts that do things like make sure our food is safe to eat or make sure the railroads are run good enough that towns don't get destroyed by trains rolling into town and exploding, well they get rid of that part of government.
I'd rather have a large government that is interested in civil rights then a small government that is only interested in repressing the citizens. Others are the opposite and prefer a government that only represses the common man.