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Comment: Re:FreeTaxUSA (Score 1) 385

by asylumx (#46757905) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?
I've also been using FreeTaxUSA for a couple of years. On top of what parent said, they don't really have a lot of nags asking you to upgrade. They change for state(s) if you want them to handle that, too, but it's not very much. Yes, they can handle more than one state if you moved. Outside of upgrading to include states, there are no other fees and the site is very easy to use.

Comment: Re:um... (Score 1) 269

Something goes wrong in a vehicle, the vast majority of the time you end up stuck on the road.

Things go wrong much less in a plane, and when they do the plane has backups for most systems that have any likelihood of failing. Also, all of those systems undergo thorough inspection every year (even more often for rentals). So yes, when something serious goes wrong in a plane, it is far more difficult to safely "pull over" but the level of rigor preventing those bad things from happening more than makes up for it. On top of all that, it's not like anyone is stopping you from asking the pilot to show you his logbook prior to the flight.

Comment: Re:Why does it need to replace the smartphone (Score 1) 180

by asylumx (#46641527) Attached to: A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them
I'm pretty sure I answered this question in my post...

it's not really any more convenient for those things than the smartphone that you still have to have in your pocket anyway, and it can't do any of the other cool stuff the smartphone does

Arguably, having the thing attached to your wrist makes some functions *less* convenient than holding your smartphone in your hand. I'm not arguing against the fact that these devices exist on the market, but the expectations for their uptake should be much lower, and we shouldn't be surprised when they are more of a fad than a disruptive tech.

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