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Comment Re:Easiest question all week. (Score 1) 252

I like to leave my sunglasses in my car. I have an inverter under the seat and a frisbee in the trunk. If I had to share a car I could not personalize it. When I have to take a cab, to the airport, for example I am willing to forgo the personalization so I don't have to pay exorbitant parking fees....

Comment Re:Online voting is easy (Score 1) 258

The problem is that the stakes are so high. Basically one election every 4 years puts too much value on each election.
If we could make voting convenient (and anonymous yet secure, etc) a democracy could vote directly on each bill brought forth. Unfortunately some bills would have greater voter turnout than others, and this turnout may not be proportional to the "importance" of the bill.

Our system of government is flawed and broken. A replacement system is very elusive...

Comment Re:There are limits to everything. (Score 1) 292

This is what people don't seem to get. There are already laws describing what is legal on public roads. I see no reason these could not be expanded to cover software. If you want to go off road, or on a track, you should be able to do what you want.

Personally I would also feel more comfortable if the code in cars was open to public analysis. I am not a programmer, but I trust many independent eyes over one biased set with ulterior motives....

The nicest thing about the Alto is that it doesn't run faster at night.