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Comment: Re:To expensive (Score 1) 695

by Vexor (#35654178) Attached to: Europe Plans To Ban Petrol Cars From Cities By 2050
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

by Vexor (#35654104) Attached to: Ma Bell Stifled Innovation, AT&T May Do the Same
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

by Vexor (#35644996) Attached to: Americans Favor Moratorium On New Nuclear Reactors
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

by Vexor (#35317214) Attached to: Does Syfy Really Love Sci-Fi?
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

by Vexor (#34375968) Attached to: Which Shipping Company Is Kindest To Your Packages?
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...

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928