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Comment Re:To expensive (Score 1) 695

They would not send the cars to landfills. They would be recycled, not dumped. I also seriously doubt vintage car collectors will be giving up their pristine rides willingly, and certainly not anytime soon. They could easily impose a law to be able to trade in your gas sucking heap for a rebate towards a newer electric car.

Comment Re:T-Mobile Customer Point Of View (Score 1) 354

I oppose this for pretty much the same reasons. T-Mobile does throttle their bandwidth after 5gigs, however they don't charge any overages beyond the 5gig mark. As opposed to Verizon which last I checked was around $.10 per meg on top of throttling. The AT&T buyout will surely make customer service suffer as well. Nothing good will come out of this.

Comment Re:So uh (Score 1) 964

I live in Minnesota and we do have nuclear plants in the area. The worst natural disasters we suffer in the Midwest are tornadoes, snow and the occasional river flooding. There aren't massive earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes, or mudslides. Japan has far few options for where they locate plants, the US isn't nearly as limited. It would seem reasonable that we could make some intelligent decisions on location with a good design. I really don't see the problem for nuclear plants in the US. Sure some of our nuclear plants are aging, but there is no excuse (aside from $$$) for why we don't update them with new/safer tech.

Comment Re:Fantasy is now king (Score 1) 742

As a genre SciFi and Fantasy are almost the exact same. The only difference is Fantasy is never true, while SciFi is "possible". SciFi has axed plenty of fantasy shows as well, the Dresden Files for one. The Dresden Files was/is definitely in the "paranormal" genre as well. Although that show suffered more from completely bastardizing everything that makes the books great. Back to my point, just because they're running fantasy shows doesn't mean that they're completely gone from their roots.

Comment Re:TSA (Score 1) 480

As a former UPS employee here's the inside deal. The working theory is if a box is marked fragile, it's packed in order to withstand the abuse of normal packages. Furthermore, unless you want your presents unwrapped for you, put those wrapped boxes within a slightly bigger box. Your boxes barely make it through in one piece, wrapping paper doesn't have a chance...

Comment Re:earprints (Score 1) 135

Ears might not change on their own, but I'm sure we've all seen plenty of people who have 0 gauge piercings which I'm fairly certain counts as a change. In a more direct response to the parent: Now when you go on your crime spree you'll just need to wear gloves and earmuffs. Duh.

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