For people who aren't aware:
"I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful manner by saying no."
For people who aren't aware:
Gas taxes, license fees, tolls, etc. only pay for 51% of what the federal government spends on the roads that your car is on, with general tax dollars filling in the rest. Why stop at just subsidizing the roads themselves?
The fully automatic modes have to be much better than humans before people will accept them. If you ride in the front train of a Chicago CTA train, you can hear the overspeed warning beeping from the operator cabin about every 10 seconds. If the operator ignores it, the train will automatically shut down to prevent the train from derailing.
Or his wife...
If need that 20ms transaction to be done in 2ms, it really helps to have the analytical thinking skills developed from taking advanced math in order to understand how your database executes the query.
Do you interview all of the parents of your children's friends to make sure they don't have a gun in their home?
I consider myself to be pretty liberal, and while I'm not an advocate of gun control (aside from the fact that it's a guaranteed right, gun control wouldn't work), I would welcome education. According to the numbers, most people are far more likely to hurt themselves by having the gun in their beside table than they are be able to prevent personal harm from an intruder. The intruders are far more likely to wait until you're gone, and if you're a total idiot that does not properly secure your weapons, they'll steal your gun from your bedside table and use it for crimes or gang violence.
You know what else keeps fuel efficiency low? Big engines. Consumers have demanded them instead of efficient vehicles in part because we make driving artificially cheap by subsidizing road construction with more funds than we take in from gas taxes. Consumers are typically horrible at acting rationally in their own self interest and are far more likely to act on emotion and misinformation, although I don't think the government should necessarily take the nanny role in those situations.
You'll want to pay attention to color temperature and CRI. Warm white is about 2700K. A CRI closer to 100 gives you a better light quality.
Nope, God still gives us our rulers through divine right. Voting is simply a test of faith.
You'd be better off with high quality analog outputs. TOSLink is limited 2 channels, so any conversion with more channels (assuming the Roku even supports that) requires some sort of encoding scheme and a loss of quality.
Without any income, there could be no government and no shared resources. While I certainly see benefits to reducing government in some areas, it sounds like you're advocating no government. I'm genuinely curious, would you prefer the times when there was no tax, no public resources, and each individual was responsible for negotiating rates for each bridge and road they traveled? Would you prefer to drink only well water, which could not be evaluated for safety because no testing body existed to validate the marketing claims of the water testing products you traded your precious metals for? How would this be different from the lawless days of the wild west or a failed state such as Somalia?
Not everyone can telecommute, but traditionally people have lived much closer to work, whether it be on a farm, above their shop or in row homes near a factory. I've lived within a mile of my job for the past 12 years and it has saved me quite a bit of money. Public transit and zipcar work for when I need to go a little farther. With the average cost of car ownership around here being $8,000 a year, it's more than enough to pay for the higher cost of living. Yes, there are many jobs this doesn't work for, but if the average office worker didn't have to clog up miles of roads to get to work, the occupations that do need to travel would have a much easier time commuting between job sites.
So, basically, you're complaining that he's using the word hate in a politically incorrect way?
Is your town Manhattan? Miles of stop and go traffic is a bit different from a mid-sized city or smaller.