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Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 827

doesn't reflect if it was driven on private roads or out of state.

Neither does a gas tax so no harm done. By switching *every* state to this, the in a different state issues wash. My home state gets my mileage tax (and a separate federal one too...just like the gas tax) so everybody is still paying basically the same tax they were before but it might very slightly change to whom that tax is paid.

It's a non-issue.

Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 827

I've been saying it for years. Adding tracking technology is absolutely ridiculous when a simple (already performed) reading of the odometer at annual inspection would do the exact same thing.

It's why travel expense are now done per diem rather than individually expensed. it's massive overhead when you can do 'enough' by just giving your people the rated per diem amount for the city and calling it a day.

Sure it might be nice to charge people different amounts on different roads, but do we seriously need that level of minutia...that we don't have now?

Comment: Re:Either of the poles woulc cause this effect (Score 1) 494

by pixelpusher220 (#49739825) Attached to: The Brainteaser Elon Musk Asks New SpaceX Engineers
but you can start a mile north of the south pole (yes I looked it up!) and the solution still works.

But to be pedantic, there isn't anywhere on earth that you can currently stand on the surface of the earth that actually works. water at the north pole and way way too much ice to be on the 'surface' at the south pole :)

Comment: Re:Or... (Score 4, Interesting) 258

by pixelpusher220 (#49689819) Attached to: Online Voting Should Be Verifiable -- But It's a Hard Problem
Indeed and I give you 3 words for needing a paper trail.

National Security Agency.

They hack everything already. You do NOT want them hacking the votes. Given the complete lack of oversight and their already loose definition of 'legal' and 'overseas' sets up a perfect storm of an unanswerable rogue agency wagging the dog to get the pro-forma oversight they 'want'.

Comment: Re:bye bye rand paul (Score 1) 438

by pixelpusher220 (#49587253) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules
The problem with the 'market' is last mile delivery is by it's very nature a natural monopoly. Why is Telecom any different than traditional utilities in this instance? I don't want to have 5+ sets of wire run all over town. That makes for a massive barrier to entry for any significant competition.

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