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Comment For some sharing will work but not for others (Score 1) 252 252

For some sharing will work but not for others.

People who just need a car like a taxi to take them from one place to the other will benefit greatly from the robocar and not having to own or maintain it. Mostly this is going to be in urban and suburban environments.

People who have cars that are entertainment for them will not want to share their toys.

People who live in very rural areas will not get this shared benefit.

People who need specialized vehicles - extremely common in rural environments - will not be able to do the shared gig. We customized our truck so that it has a animal carrier area in the back interior for hauling livestock each week to butcher, a middle section that switches between refrigerated and passenger space and a forward space that is for driver and navigator. Believe me, you don't want to share our vehicle - we haul pigs in it every week. I also don't want you sharing it because I need our specialized vehicle ready for hauling pigs and not messed up by someone else.

What the robocars are probably going to do is replace taxis, some subways and some buses to a large extent. Run of the mill people moving. The easy stuff.

Comment Won't matter (Score 1) 446 446

This doesn't matter. Walmart, MacDonalds and other big retailers will be requiring GMO labeling, rejecting GMO products and they already banned other GMOs (rBGH/rBST). The market place will reach out and slash the GMO producers to little bits.

Our customers don't want GMOs. They vote with their wallet. It's Capitalism with the big 'C' working.

Comment Sound quality like we used to have... (Score 1) 573 573

Sound quality like we used to have on radio? Right... Twiddle your dial a bit.. You might be able to make out a few words.

-Walter
high on top of
Sugar Mountain Farm
(Nothing to do with the song)
(This is Vermont where grow)
(sugar maples in sugar bushes)

Comment Re:Solution to Legislative Stupidity (Score 1) 51 51

Google is a search engine, an index, not the web site. You, and Europe, seem to miss this key point. Banning Google from showing something in their index does not remove that data from the internet nor does it even remove it from search engines. Other search engines still show the data, the data is still on the original web site and linked to by other web sites.

We're also not talking about false information.

Your argument is a red hearing and false. Your question is not worth answering because it is moot and a non sequitur.

Comment Re:Stop the Patents (Score 1) 101 101

Excellent idea. People should stop fighting wars too.

Don't confuse "America" with "the United States" with "the USA citizens". The laws are pushed by lobbyists for corporations who benefit. Surely you've figured that out by now. The odds of a quiet revolution are nearly zero.

It is a Brave New World where 1984 came to pass and We all simply accepeted it without any revolution.

Comment Re:The obvious test case for ludicrous copyright (Score 2) 178 178

You're making the classic graphing error of assuming the data set will continue. The reality is hockey sticks and other curves tend to level off at some point. Back in the 1970's they were worried about the Population Bomb. What they didn't account for was that as the level of education went up people had fewer children so the Population Bomb fizzled and the curve leveled off. Same thing with Elvis. He finally realized the error of his ways, got away from all those people who were a bad influence, moved to Vermont, lost hundreds of pounds and is doing great. :)

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