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Comment Re:Less service? (Score 1) 65


I only go to the dealer for the every 30K service. The more frequent stuff I do at whatever "jiffy lube" happens to be most convenient on that particular day.

Going to the dealer for everything is too much of a bother.

That's one reason I would avoid crummy American brands and over hyped luxury brands.

Comment Re:Yea blame the salesman (Score 1) 65

Of course blame the salesman. This problem isn't just about electric car. It's also about cheaper versions of gas cars. That also includes all of the stupid "dealer add ons" they indulge in. Some of these are consumables that only last for the first year of the car and jack up the price significantly.

My favorite one is the "nitrogen filled tires". [breathes in deeply]

I was interested in a car that was already on the lot but I had to out wait the stupid salesmen on my last car for about 4 months before they actually broke down and sold it to me.

I would find it less bothersome to pay MSRP and order it directly from the factory.

Comment Re:Cost of access is key. (Score 1) 238

So to cut to the chase. Government opened up new territories, protected them and the trade routes and private business just ruthlessly and very destructively exploited what Government had provided. Basically the same hold true of access to space. Private industry will not open up access to space, government will and then private industry will seek to ruthlessly and destructively exploit that ie a bunch of people will die and private enterprises takes it typical greed driven short cuts, guaranteed. So Neil deGrasse Tyson was politely accurately not extending out his statement to cover the role of private industry in space, as ruthless greed driven exploiters. So, will private enterprise help to push government to open up access to space. NAH not really, a tiny minority might but the vast majority will just want to turn inward stare at their own navel fluff as they pose around on the planet lording it over the rest of us, really pathetic shit.

Comment Re:I have an idea (Score 1) 552

Turkey being a member of NATO means, according to law and treaties, Turkey did not purposefully target and shoot down a Russian bomber targeting ISIS, NATO did. The headline should properly read "NATO forces target and shot down a Russian bomber targeting ISIS terrorist forces, in order to prevent the elimination of NATO's terrorists". NATO forces knew full well the Russian bomber was no threat to NATO territory or to actual NATO forces but purposefully destroyed the plane over terrorist territory to try to ensure the crew were killed.

Turkey did not do this NATO did. The question now is whether or not Turkey or the USA belongs in NATO because Turkey would not have acted without US approval. Consider the other outcome, that attack dropped certain share prices and raised up others, how many millions were insiders able to make out of that economic shift.

Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 1) 552

The surviving Russian pilot stated that they had zero warnings and zero indications that anything is going wrong right up until the point a missile blew off their tail.

(Of course, this may well be cooked to corroborate the whole "there was no warning" take that has been the official Russian position on this so far.)

Comment Re:Yeah, I've worked with a few of those (Score 1) 420

So if management stops treating engineers like expendable crap we might be less inclined to spend our working hours pondering how to kill them without getting arrested for it?

Seriously, some of those wasters of precious oxygen are only still alive for the only reason that they're not worth the jail time.

Comment Much todo about zip--ConsoleKit2 is also supported (Score 3, Interesting) 332


First, only an idiot would want a monoculture, particularly in the Linux world, so to those saying "just to systemd full bore or go to (someplace else)" the rest of us need to respond with a very loud and resounding: Fuck You.

That said, things aren't nearly as dire as this post implies. Reading from the responses to the bug he himself linked to, I find the following:

> Unless KDE is prepared to make a statement that it depends on systemd

of course not. Powerdevil recently also gained support for ConsoleKit2, see:

Which turns it into a distro problem. Your distribution configured the system in a way that suspend/hibernate is broken. It doesn't come with any of the supported solutions Plasma provides. Which makes it a distro problem. The distro integrates various parts of the software stack. This includes it's the distro's task to ensure that components work together. It failed here by ripping out systemd and replace it with well nothing.

So while I'm sure the systemd zealots would love to see KDE, Gnome3, etc. only work with systemd and drop support for all other distros, this doesn't appear to be happening. In the case of KDE, ConsoleKit2 is supported (and therefor Funtoo, Gentoo, Arch with OpenRC, etc. will continue to work just fine).

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.