Agreed on that. My 40" flat screen died for it's final time recently. It's not worth repairing anymore. Plus there's the added benefit of telling Cox Communications to stick their TV service and phone service where the sun don't shine.
Because if I'm right they're going to block the 900Mhz to 2,400MHz band around such facilities. But that will run afoul of the FCC regulations because that big chunk of bandwidth also includes cellular, amateur, and wifi.
When I had to design a redundant power system I didn't chose diesel. We did disaster what if and determines liquid fuels like gasoline and diesel in emergencies is hard to come by.
Natural gas on the other had would take an asteroid strike to potentially wipe that out. Plus if the road were taken out the gas would likely continue to flow. So natural gas it was to a 125kW generator.
I've been looking at having a car again. Looking specifically at Volkswagen Golf Tsi's and the like. You can get one for under $5K. But taxes are killed.
To register it I'd have to pay $350 in tax plus $75 for the registration. Insurance is $100 a month for 100/300 liability. And property tax on $5000 would be $300. So $350 + $1,200 + $300 and that is first year at $1,850. Gas is another one too as my commute is 100 miles a day.
Yeah because Macs are Intel machines these days. Only difference between them and a PC is the OS.
That being said - someone needs to start offering an inexpensive tech support solution for older folks. My problem was that my father was using Windows 7 and AOL. Thing is - I've been on Linux and OS-X for so long I've forgotten a lot about Windows.
Fortunately that problem solved itself - the old man died a year ago.
Vis a vis leading the economy off a cliff - there are Presidents who know how to inspire the economy. I suspect Bernie Sanders would be one of them. I mean do you actually think Hillary Clinton or any of the clown car posse of Republicans would do a better job?
Will they still be using the card number as not all devices and pc's have a smart card reader on them.
They could have solved the whole thing using two factor with magstripe, pin plus second factor - could be an RSA token, Google Authenticator, or what have you. It would make pretty much all card fraud impossible.