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Comment: Re:Insurance (Score 1) 347

by danomac (#49189725) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?

As such, you can bet that any model that hits the road is going to be DAMN safe.

I don't know about that. We still get safety recalls today that involve airbags deploying after a bump, cars shutting off while driving, cars accelerating out of control... these three examples are different manufacturers.

Comment: Re:iPad is a luxury? (Score 1) 307

by danomac (#48926179) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

A $700 smart phone is, too. Here in .us, a lot of the price is buried in your 2-year contract, so people see it as a $200 smart phone.

My phone is getting old now, and I was thinking about replacing it. I'm on an older cell phone plan that [right now] is cheap considering what I get. I found out that if I want a new phone under contract I have to go to one of the "new" plans, and if I want to keep the same service level I have now, is $50 a month more. Add to that I still have to pay $200 upfront for the phone. The terms are all 24 months now, so that means that $700 phone actually costs $1400.

When my phone finally goes I'll just buy one outright.

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