If you want to register a vehicle that you've purchased out of state in NJ, you have to pay sales tax on it, unless it was previously registered at your former address in the state where it was purchased. So basically, if you live in NJ and want a Tesla, you have to pay sales tax (and possibly registration fees) in the state you purchase it, and then pay sales tax AGAIN in order to register it in NJ.
That's true in most states. I got lucky in that I'd bought my car ~7 months before moving from New York City to Chicago...had I bought it 2 months later, I would have been stuck with sales tax in both states.
That said, as egregious as this is, it is nothing compared to the bullshit New York City and New York State inflict upon their residents. When I moved out of the state, I had to pay a punitive tax for having the audacity of leaving New York state. I kid you not. At around $3k, it's enough to hurt, but just under the amount that would make a lawsuit overturning this doubtlessly unconsitituional tax financially worthwile. That said, after this experience I will never willingly live in New York state again.
What you say is completely untrue.
Yet your description of the interrogation system is exactly what I was trying to describe, but using more "common" terms so that it's be easier to understand. Do you know WiFi at all? The interrogation code is analgous to an SSID broadcast, and the aircraft responds with a MAC. Sure, the technical terms are different, but the process isn't any different, and the results are similar. The actual RADAR is secondary now, and as you note, almost "hidden" on the displays.
Although the actual radar data hasn't been revealed, the sense of what has been shown so far is that the raw radar return, or echo, as well as the transponder Mode C, stopped simultaneously.
My understanding, such as it is, is that it was outside reflection range, and without a transponder, should be "invisible" to the commercial systems at that range. The military systems are stronger, as they don't rely on well ordered actors. But the militaries aren't stating what they saw when in public, as they want to hide their capabilities.
If it actually happened as TFA asserts, why would RR Europe not tell RR Malaysia the details, so that RR Malaysia, actively involved in the investigation, could be giving correct information to the investigators? What possible reason would RR Europe have to leak the information to the US, to then leak to the press, while never letting the investigators, or even their own employee, know what's happened?
No, "assault rifles" are not perfectly legal...
Bzzzzzt. Wrong.... The only rifles that are restricted to own are automatic rifles. ie: machine guns.
Bzzzzzt. Wrong. An actual "assault rifle" is a select-file (i.e., can be set for auto or semi-automatic operation) rifle of intermediate power. They are automatic weapons, and as such heavily restricted.
"Assault rifle" is not to be confused with "assault weapon", which is the sort of "ugly gun" you're speaking of. The term "assault weapon" seems to have been a deliberate coinage by a prohibitionist to confuse scary-looking semi-automatic rifles with actual military select-file assault rifles.
"Assault rifle" is a meaningful term. "Assault weapon" is not.
This "article" reads more like an ad. $120/year for 1 TB is more than 9 times what I'd pay for 5 years of a 1 TB internal SATA.
You internal SATA is not an off-site backup. This seems like a decent option for a backup that will still exist if (fates forfend) your house burns down.
"There's acid in our stomachs! We're all going to dissolve away!".
"Acid in your stomach is OK, so stop complaining about the acid I'm putting in your eye.