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Comment: Re:FP? (Score 1) 814

by TangoMargarine (#48038485) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that AFAIK in most U.S. cars, the MPH scale numbers are usually bigger and on the extreme top edge of the dial. I'm sure I would be constantly catching myself having to squint down at the smaller KPH scale squished underneath, which would take longer and by definition be more dangerous.

Comment: Re:FP? (Score 1) 814

by TangoMargarine (#48038421) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

re-educating people to think of fuel consumption in litres/100 km

I'm waiting to hear why anybody thought using such a wacky form of measurement was a good idea. "X over 1Y" (miles per 1 gallon, or gallons per 1 mile would work too, technically) is as simple to use for converting as possible because you don't have to muck around with an arbitrary scalar.

Comment: Re:Study is quite incomplete (Score 1) 246

by TangoMargarine (#48038019) Attached to: Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

Because generally when someone is boring up on your tailpipe, it doesn't help to slow down.

Admit it, you prefer to go faster than the speed limit and not slower. You're probably the guy that tailgates and has to pass the person going 1 mph below the speed limit arent cha?

I go 60 on a 50-55 commuter highway when I can and there are still a fair number of people that rip past me going 10 faster still. But yeah, obviously *I'm* the problem.

Comment: Re:Net Neutrality is Good.... why? (Score 1) 243

by TangoMargarine (#48030951) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

so, why shouldn't the internet work the same way? can someone please help me figure out why so many seemingly smart people scream murder when anyone proposes something (packet prioritization) that seems so completely logical?

Probably because the guys at the top making all the money will decide which categories "we" "want" and there is zero chance of us actually coming out ahead. It's most expensive for them to transmit video? Bzzt. No more video. Now what's the next-most expensive thing? VOIP? Bzzt. No more VOIP.

It's like SecureBoot. There's nothing wrong with the concept *in theory;* the entire problem is who is in charge of the system.

Comment: Re:Net Neutrality is Good.... why? (Score 1) 243

by TangoMargarine (#48030921) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

i don't ship everything at the post office using the same "speed of service"

Okay, now imagine that you pay for overnight shipping on all packages you send, and only once every blue moon do you actually get the speed you paid for. We *already* have this with their "up to" bullshit. They just want to tighten the valve even tighter and charge us even more.

Or how about why all kinds of phone companies offer "unlimited data" but it's a fucking lie EVERY SINGLE TIME?

Find and replace "net neutrality" with "stop fucking around and provide exactly what you agreed to--no more, no less."

Comment: Re:worse than crapware (Score 1) 420

Sorry people... you lost your privacy years ago so why cripple yourself now?? Privacy and Security are an illusion. The faster people realize this the better this world will become.

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