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Comment: Re: Dupe (Score 1) 840

Your time might be cheap. Mine is not. I'll gladly pay a specialist to deal with it for me, while I do my own specialization.

I hope you don't think that the local lube shop is staffed by specialists. I spent my high school years working in gas stations, and I can tell you that they're like hot dog factories. you really don't want to know what goes on there.

Comment: Re:So when will the taxi drivers start protesting? (Score 1) 583

by greenzrx (#47121935) Attached to: Google Unveils Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel

. ...When you violate those laws you become even more of a risk (in the vast majority of cases)....

vast majority? the vast majority of road users around here break one or more laws every time they get in a car, and a very small percentage of them are having accidents on a regular basis. so, even if they are becoming even more of a risk, it's at best a slightly incremental one.

Comment: Re: 1940s technology, here today! (Score 1) 290

by greenzrx (#45652631) Attached to: New Ford Mustang May Have Electronic "Burnout" Button
Why would younger people put a V8 in a car that was already available with a V8? The mustang could be purchased with a 260 from the get go. (later to be upgraded to a 289, then 302. etc. etc.) the birth of the "Muscle car" is generally attributed to John DeLorean, and his 1964 Pontiac GTO. The mustang was the first "Pony Car" to be followed by Chevrolet's Camaro.

Comment: Re:I have a better idea... (Score 1) 649

by greenzrx (#42800901) Attached to: Richard Stallman's Solution To 'Too Big To Fail'

... I guarantee you that those people running FAILED banks will never work again(except at McDonalds)....

They will get snapped up in a heartbeat. Failing is still experience. now they have a better idea of what NOT to do. Besides, the Banking/Wall St industry is so incestuous, everyone knows everyone, and their buddies over at one of the other big firms will get them a job.

Comment: Re:Almost no one is killed by "assault weapons" (Score 1) 1862

by greenzrx (#42593277) Attached to: 3D Printable Ammo Clip Skirts New Proposed Gun Laws

Given enough time to muster a response, the cops do show up in overwhelming numbers and either kill the shooter or cause them to kill themselves This means that the main question is how efficient they can be during the time that they have.

So all we need to do is make guns so hard to load, that the cops have time to arrive. so, outlaw breech loading weapons, allow only muzzle-loaders? still they take a minute or so to load. that'll slow down the mass murderers right? /sarcasm. Seriously, limiting magazine capacity will do next to nothing to slow down a determined shooter. Better that he has multiple armed opponents, preferably unknown to him. Imagine how much harder a time the columbine shooters would have had if they'd had to evade more than 1 armed opponent. shooting fish in a barrel might not be so attractive if the fish were able to shoot back. I don't currently own a gun, but i would feel much safer if criminals had to live with the uncertainty that their intended victims might be armed.

"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich." -- "Ali Baba Bunny" [1957, Chuck Jones]