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Comment: Very superficial (Score 3, Informative) 284

by jodido (#49717207) Attached to: The Auto Industry May Mimic the 1980s PC Industry
Too many differences to list. One, the cost of entry into the market for making automobiles is staggering, so there aren't going to be any new manufacturers. Quite different from the PC. Two, the cost to the buyer. PC's got cheaper but cars are getting more expensive. Three, you can live without a PC (you could back then, anyway) but very few cars are bought as luxury items. So, the vast majority of cars are going to continue to be sold as transportation devices and not as smartphone substitutes.

Comment: Misleading headline (Score 1) 203

by jodido (#49655373) Attached to: Critics Say It's Time To Close La Guardia Airport
"'Critics' say"? I only read one name on the article. So it's one guy's opinion. I fly in and out of LGA a lot and I've never had a negative reaction any worse than at any other airport. The biggest problem isn't the airport, as others have noted, it's ground transportation, which is not exactly a difficult engineering problem to solve. It is an unsolvable political-economic problem.

Comment: Chill, bitcoin-istas (Score 1) 253

by jodido (#49587473) Attached to: Bitcoin Is Disrupting the Argentine Economy
This scheme works by buying dollars with bitcoins. How is that any different from buying dollars with pesos? The value of the bitcoin is pegged to the dollar. The value of the peso is pegged to the dollar. Until bitcoin replaces the dollar as the world's standard currency, all this scheme does is circumvent some government rules. It certainly doesn't disrupt anything, any more than not reporting income disrupts anything.

Comment: No such thing (Score 2) 341

by jodido (#49331581) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb
as a real secret any more, if there ever was. If the "secret" is based on scientific research, it's been published and is reproducible and all the relevant people already know about it. If it's engineering, anyone can figure it out. Probably the only thing that's "secret" any more is the Coca Cola formula.

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. -- Thomas Jefferson