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Comment Re:Programmed behaviour is programmed behaviour. (Score 1) 437

Maybe your government has a bad rule. Mine (in PA, and probably in NJ and NY) has the following rules.

1. Come to a full stop.
2. If someone was there before you, yield to them.
3. If you got there at the same time as someone else, yield to them if they're on the right.

Comment Re:Here's an obvious power saving solution... (Score 1) 205

Half? I kinda think it was only a small subset of your devices that was actually using all the power. My cable box has a DVR, so it basically uses almost as much power when "off" as when on. Smart TVs and blu-ray players might keep their CPUs booted up so that you don't have to wait every time you turn them on. Then we have some defective cell phone chargers that use power even when nothing is plugged into them. That's why I got a Kill-a-watt. I'd rather not unplug everything in my house.

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, preserved their neutrality." -- Dante