You could if you can demonstrate that it cost $183,000 to hire a someone to properly replace the window.
Indeed, I'm going to speculate that the main advantage, on average, of electrically-operated air conditioning in a modified car is the ability to locate the compressor (and all associated plumbing) wherever it is most convenient, instead of it needing to be at the front of the engine.
It also allows for more flexible options for powering the compressor. An electric motor allows the compressor to operate at a smooth speed that can be varied based on demand, rather that all on or all off of a conventional AC clutch system. Or if your AC system is marginal on a very hot day, needing to rev the engine while stuck in traffic to cool the air blowing out the vent.
Most hybrid vehicles these days I believe have some type of an all-electric or hybrid-electric compressor. Toyotas just powers their compressors with high voltage, where Hondas used a hybrid approach with dual scrolls that can run off the ICE for the primary cooling capacity, but can switch to electric when the engine is stopped, or both at peak demands.
I never said that or anything close to that. Let me break it down a little more for you.
With a normal belt-driven compressor, the pulley is always spinning, regardless if the clutch is engaged or not. Even when disengaged, this adds a small amount of drag to the engine.
If the vehicle has an electric motor for the compressor, the motor can be electrically disconnected either by a switch or just unplugging it. If an electrical motor is not turned on, it is not going to cause additional drag on the alternator. The alternator will have drag as it too has friction, moment of inertia, etc, as well as the resistance that occurs through generating electricity for normal vehicle operation. But the AC motor isn't a factor when it's switched off.
If the AC compressor motor is switched on, then yes, of course the alternator would have additional drag.
It does when you can electrically disable the compressor guaranteeing there will be no additional drag due to AC system. With a belt-driven compressor, there is additional drag even with the AC clutch disengaged. The electric compressor still has the drag of the alternator, but that drag is going to be there regardless as an alternator is required for normal car operation in most cases.
Isn't citing TMZ as a source kind of like using the National Enquirer for your doctoral thesis?
I'd imagine that all the impressionable youths that have succeed in emulating him have died.
IMO the "millions of separate tax districts" died with software
Well I'm glad that was settled 30+ years ago when PC use skyrocketed in businesses of all sizes. Or if you want to be more forgiving, the last decade and a half after the Internet explosion of the mid to later 90s. Except its even more of an issue now then what it was 15 or 30+ years ago.
Just because you have "software" don't magically solve the issues. There's 11,000+ tax jurisdictions in the US and many of them don't line up to geographical/governmental/political boundaries such as just a zip code to quickly and easily identify which rate may apply. Add in multiple different categories of goods, how the goods may be use (commercial, personal, medical, etc), exempt, partial exemption, and progressive tax rates, use tax vs sales tax, are services and/or shipping taxable...it's a nightmare.
Yeah software can make that easier so you aren't looking everything up by hand. But whatever sales software that you use has to make use of whatever data source you have setup for your type(s) of goods. Plus your data must be continually kept up to date which either requires significant effort on dedicated employee(s), or subscribing to some type of a service that hopefully tracks everything correctly.
All this also doesn't even take into account the filing of the sales tax that hopefully you didn't screw up (but probably did at least in some small way). Maybe it's not a huge deal for Amazon to handle for their direct sales. But what about small mom and pop businesses that just use Amazon for the storefront but now are considered as having a nexus in all states? Or if they have their own storefront that is subject to internet sales/use tax collection?
You're presuming that he's limited to the latin alphabet.
Do they have to be dead bodies? Part of the fun is watching your subjects go mad.
I've yet to see an automated uSDXC storage silo, a flash drive that's rated for thousands of insertions and removals, and the time to swap cards kills the size advantage because you're swapping out media about 40x more often.
I think you're overestimating the intelligence and/or the amount of caring of postal workers. I'm including UPS/FedEx employees in with postal workers.
I've had large and/or heavy enough packages that say "Amazon.com" on the side of them that a reasonable person would expect the contents to be worth something just left on my doorstep.
I've also had a box with a big Dell logo left on my doorstep. It was just a replacement plastic lid for a laptop that was seriously scratched up during some warranty work. But the packaging was about the same size as most laptop packaging. It too just left on the doorstep in the middle of the day with no signature needed.
Floating point implementations are not guaranteed to be exactly the same, nor exactly correct.
If only there was some type of standard adopted that would make it so this wasn't the case...
If you can't buy things with it as you say, then why can you use it to pay for goods and service? The Silk Road was obviously conducting transactions with it. A variety of small business online retailers conduct transactions with it. Numerous online services such as usenet, VPN, hosting, etc use bitcoins as a payment option. And now a university accepts payment with them.
It may not be an official currency, but neither is gold, silver, stocks, or any other item that has value and can be exchanged.
My current health plan my employer doesn't offer isn't accepted at 2 of the 3 closest hospitals to my home. There are 2 major health networks in town and many insurance companies partner with one or the other but not both. It has been this way for as long as long as I've had insurance with 3 different employers myself, as well as when I was under my parents plan as a dependent. Welcome to insurance.
It's not extremely surprising that "one of the world's largest and most respected cancer hospitals" wouldn't be on on the in-network list for exchange plans. "largest" and "most respected" usually comes with "most expensive" and "least willing to negotiate on pricing".
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Wow. They are now even warning us of their own slashvertisements. What has this site become...