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Comment: Re:Um.. the bolt is $30k (Score 1) 516 516

_after_ gov't subsidies. It's also a tiny little car that does poorly in crashes. Why in hells name would I spend that kind of money? I could buy a Versa or an egg (excuse me, the Yaris) for $10k less and get the same features. There's no way in hell that car is going to save me $10k over the course of it's life. It doesn't help that it's a Chevy...

I never liked the Yaris 3 or 5 door hatchback. The 4 door (manufactured 2007-2012) is awesome. 40 mpg on real gas, less on ethanol mix. It's faster, has better range, and has more capacity than electic cars. And it's alot less expensive.

Comment: Re:No more local taxes (Score 1) 184 184

Getting a little tired of this. As cities grow, yes more money is needed. I understand this. But as cities and states grow, there are more taxpayers increasing overall income from sales tax, property tax, gas tax and wtf ever tax. I'm expected now to get an AMA liscence(understandable with insurance and such), and then get a permit from the city to fly anything rc controlled. Bunch of crap.

Ahh, but Chicago ISN'T growing. (Borrowed this from another poster).
This tax is an indication of a Death Spiral.

Comment: Re:This it perhaps the first severe accident. NO!` (Score 1) 318 318

They used to make cars in Detroit?

I'm not sure but according to the car ads we are now importing them from Detroit, so I guess Detroit joined Canada at some point in time, eh?

If the car is made in Winsor, Canada, then shipped across the river to Detroit, I guess it really is imported.

Comment: Re:Security team (Score 1) 514 514

Ugh. My last company laptop used the same software as the desktops. It would check to see if it was on a local network, then check to see if updates were pending. If there were updates, it (basically) took over my machine. Most updates were pushed out over the weekend. Wouldn't be so bad if I had an assigned desk where I could stay logged in over the weekend (instead of packing up and locking it away). So Mondays were mostly reading (snail) mail and checking and responding to voice mail (I took notes with pencil and paper because ... computer not available).

The REAL fun began when the two anti-virus programs got into a fight. Program 1 runs scan on memory and processes, updates log file. Program 2 sees log file has been changed, scans the file. Program 1 sees that Program 2 is running, scans Program 2, updates log file...

Comment: Re:Interesing... (Score 5, Insightful) 394 394

When Congress also demands "information from universities, companies and trade groups about funding for scientists who publicly [accept or] dispute widely held views on the causes and risks of climate change," then I'll care about what "prominent members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate" think about climate change.

It's not like members of Congress understand the "research or testimony" anyways. Nor do members of Congress care what others have to say; they use testimony as an opportunity for themselves to give speeches disguised as questions.

Comment: Re:This made my day... (Score 1) 320 320

Put an end to the double Irish.

Again, the current government are already working to increase tax revenue from companies that try and siphon earnings overseas. This is an international problem and if you have a way to solve it that actually works, then HMRC would love to hear from you.

Eliminate income, payroll, and VAT taxes. Replace with retail sales tax.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"