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Comment It is already. (Score 1) 654

Public transport is already mostly free intra-city. Do a quick cost analysis, a metro/bus ride is much much less expensive than car amortization+gas+parking+time wasted. I think what's holding public transport back is route convenience (far away stops, change overs) and comfort (overcrowded, dirty, noisy, no room for bags...). Outside of city public transport is mostly not feasible (density is too low), and inter-city it is more expensive, but for single people still much less expensive than car.

Comment Re:Idiotic Question! Answer: Price, Range, and .. (Score 1) 688

Averages are tricky: on average, my car is sitting still and empty, yet what I care about is when its moving and not empty. Same with ranges: what happens the handful of times per month I need more range ? Do I need to double travel time because of recharges ? To budget hiring another car ? To stop traveling ?

Comment Re:Competent Authorities (Score 1) 146

If you can't understand that personal foibles matter, but not to the point of blotting out everything else, *you* are the one not qualified to comment on anyone else's work.
You seem to have a very immature world-view: black/white, hero/villain, truth/lies. In real adult life, everything is shades of grey. I'm sure Assange has done despicable things. It doesn't change the fact that on the whole, the world is a better place thanks to him.

Comment Re:Competent Authorities (Score 4, Insightful) 146

What does Assange's personnality, and your opinion of it, matter ? That's Ad Hominem put to the extreme. What about his work ?
I don't dive into a chef's private life before eating their food; I've no idea about musicians' procilivities and motivations, some of the writers I like are disgusting anti-role-models or pity-worthy dysfunctional wrecks. Ditto directors, actors, even friends... and let's not talk about politicians.
In the end it doesn't matter: the work is more important than who's doing it. Incomparably more. Your character assassination is fully besides the point.

Comment Re:Very Disturbing Trend (Score 1) 1083

I don't see how what the state does has any impact on what your religious organization says or does. the christian bible still supports slavery, stoning, mass murders... that support hasn't stopped though those actions are illegal (I'm not talking morality here, just legality). Simply refusing to perform religious ceremonies to marry gay couple is much less an issue than those other divergences between the state's law and the religion's wishes.

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