Maybe they went back in time. Listen for jet engines.
why can airlines require credit card payment and refuse my cash if I wanted to pay for their overpriced stuff in the air?
My guess is that since you haven't bought it, there is no "debt." IANAL, but I suppose that here in America, I could demand that you pay me in Rai stones if you haven't bought anything yet. But if you come into my restaurant and have dinner, go to pay with dollars and I say, "I don't want dollars, I want Rai stones," there could be a problem.
But I'm just guessing.
Yes, it takes a shitload of energy to get the 10 ton vehicle moving, but this is mostly an in town car - lots of stop and go.
You've never had The President visit where you live, I assume. The President Does Not Sit In Traffic. The "stop and go" is mostly after miles of driving.
Well, in the local economy, car dealers can be pretty important.
Car dealerships take up big hunks of land, and pay big hunks of property taxes. So the idea that you could have a car dealership in an extra-wide store in a mall is scary to local politicians because that's going to mean less revenue to the city. When GM closed their Pontiac and Saturn divisions, lots of localities felt the pinch. It was particularly bad in some areas that are zoned exclusively for auto dealerships--it's not like you could replace it with a mall or apartments or something like that.
So besides the dealers saying "We don't want competition," you also have local politicians saying, "if this catches on, we'll lose those property taxes!"
Now I'm not sure - will probably just go buy a Nexus.
Developers of the Free Software Foundation-endorsed Replicant OS have uncovered a backdoor through Android on Samsung Galaxy devices and the Nexus S.
I can understand not reading the article, but not reading the summary?!
you could always try whoring yourself out.
Damn. You beat me to it.
Actually, most of LA's subways are above ground.
Of course for the real exploration of the solar system to begin, we'll need nuclear (fusion!) or other such unrealized technologies.
I'm not sure I'd call nuclear "unrealized." From the sounds of it, they had something ready to be assembled.
As a lifelong vegetarian, I'm not missing out on anything [...]
Actually, on a more philosophical note, how can you--as someone who has never eaten meat--say that you're not missing out on anything? I could say, "I've never been to Europe, but I'm not missing out on anything" because I have no idea what interesting things might be in Europe because I've never been there.
Depends on where/how you're riding.
Hell, I wear a helmet when I get on a bicycle. Period. Because I'm always riding on roads and bad things can happen when sharing the road with a car.
Well, I can get pretty sweaty. Fortunately, my sweat doesn't stink, nor does my shit, and my farts smell like flowers.
Of course, no one in the office seems to agree with this statement. They obviously have some olfactory issues...
Yeah, I'd say the vast majority do not have showers. Most places I've worked in the LA area don't.
That said, here's a few other ideas:
1. Check the local area for small health clubs or other venues of exercise. There's a rock-climbing place near where I used to work and I used to pay them $5 a month to use their showers. They were about half-a-mile from the office, so after showering and changing, I'd hop back on my bike and ride in to work.
2. Where I work now, that wasn't an option. So in the office, I have two sponges, face-cloth and hand-towel, soap, coat-hanger, and a large cup. I ride in with clean clothes in my backpack. When I get to the office, I grab my stuff and go into the bathroom. I soap up one sponge and clean myself up--wash under the arms, etc. I take the other wet sponge and wash off the soap. Pour water in my hair, towel everything off, maybe throw on some body-spray. I throw my sweaty bike shirt in the sink and wash it, wring it out, and stick it on the coat hanger. Same with the bike shorts. I change clothes and come in with the wet clothes, which I hang up behind a server to dry them out.
3. Speak with an outrageous French accent and everyone will think the smell is normal. (Sorry French people, couldn't resist...)
Way back when, I had a filing system that worked fairly well for me. It was "On my desk." Everything that I got was put near me. Over time, it would end up being buried by other things. As those stacks got too high, it would be pushed away from me to create space for new items. So I could find things on my desk based on when I last used it. Stuff that I used often was close by, stuff that I didn't use was far away from me.
Eventually, things would fall off the desk and the cleaning people would throw them out. If I didn't use it in the approximately three months that it took to fall off the desk, it probably wasn't important anyway.
That's what's brilliant about this. You buy a new phone and then you have to buy a new car to go with it!