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Broke Counties Turn Failing Roads To Gravel 717

Posted by samzenpus
from the let-civilization-collapse-initiative dept.
To save money, more than 20 Michigan counties have decided to turn deteriorating paved roads back to gravel. Montcalm County estimates that repaving a road costs more than $100,000 a mile. Grinding the same mile of road up and turning it into gravel costs $10,000. At least 50 miles of road have been reverted to gravel in Michigan the past three years. I can't wait until we revert back to whale oil lighting and can finally be rid of this electricity fad.

Comment: Re:Meh (Score 1) 876

by fubar1971 (#28011003) Attached to: The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer
Ah, so you're the asshole at the cable company who tries to get me to unplug my cable modem from the wall for 30 seconds when their DHCP server is down and I tell them so.

Unfortunately this happens because the normal luser cannot be trusted. Remember for everyone one person that has a clue that requires assistance, there are probably at least 10 idiots that call their computer a hard drive.

Comment: Re:It doesn't stop there (Score 1) 876

by fubar1971 (#27997751) Attached to: The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer
The same thing can be said about car fluids. They all come in quart containers that can look similar. If you don't pay close attention to the container and read the labels, then you maybe putting brake fluid in for oil, transmission fluid in for power steering, etc. Hell I have actually seen a guy put Diesel gasoline in his unleaded pickup truck, because he didn't look closely at the pump, but had no problem pumping 20+ gallons of it and then have to pay for it

I'm just trying to say that your original post was saying that the units of measure are confusing, when units of measure are just that, units of measure nothing else. Now if the luser does not understand what the units actually measure then that is a totally different topic then this one and is most likely a little easier for most technologists to cope with. GB's, MB's, MHz's. These are not units of measures that are typically taught to the masses.

Kind of like electricians getting testy over people confusing amps and voltage.

Comment: Re:"Adobe" (Score 1) 876

by fubar1971 (#27997389) Attached to: The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer
you have a problem with Word they don't call in and say "My Microsoft is broken"....

OH YES THEY DO!!! Trust me. It is so much fun trying to figure out if it is Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, or Publisher. I deal with that problem at least 3 time a day.

The scary part is, I'm to the point now that depending upon who calls I can tell what application they are talking about.

"Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea, even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds." -- J. Finnegan, USC.