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Comment: Re:Overpriced. (Score 1) 505

by r1v3t3d (#28459017) Attached to: Tesla Nabs $465M Government Loan To Build Model S
My car in its current state will get me MAYBE $500 toward the principal. Also, perhaps I misspoke. I was referring to a used car. I doubt I'd ever buy any vehicle brand new. But I don't make a whole lot of money, and after taxes, insurance benefits, daycare, rent and day-to-day living expenses have their way, I'm left with very little to throw at this. I've cut corners wherever possible, but it's going to take me a while to get it all put together.

Comment: Re:Overpriced. (Score 1) 505

by r1v3t3d (#28458559) Attached to: Tesla Nabs $465M Government Loan To Build Model S
You make an excellent point, and I agree. Thing is, I live near downtown Salt Lake City, but my office is located in such a place as to make mass transit a damn joke (two and a half hours each way, with a one-mile hike included, for what should be a 10-to-15-minute drive). If it were up to me, I'd never own another car again. I like walking. I like using mass transit for the fact that it lets someone else feel the road rage on my behalf. I like being able to read or get some work done on the way to work. But sadly, I'm also a single parent, and money does not come easily for me. My car just gave up on me, and while I qualify for financing, they want 10% down, which is going to be more than I bring home in a single check. The auto and banking industries do not make it easy or sustainable for people like me to get the help we need. All I want is to be able to provide for my child and not spend 1/4 of my day commuting, when I could be spending that time with him or engaged in one of my many hobbies. Oh, well. Some things never change, even when they do.

Comment: Overpriced. (Score 1) 505

by r1v3t3d (#28458359) Attached to: Tesla Nabs $465M Government Loan To Build Model S
Seems silly to dump such a large sum into a company that is in fact making luxury cars. Sustainable? Sure, if you're upper-class white America. What about those of us who want a reliable, energy efficient car without sacrificing our children's education to get it? Tesla is doing good work, but I don't think they should be getting taxpayer dollars for something that ultimately I won't be able to afford anytime in the foreseeable future.

Comment: Hatch... a blight on my land. (Score 0, Offtopic) 423

by r1v3t3d (#28315963) Attached to: World Copyright Summit and the Lies of the Copyright Industry
Without getting into a fierce debate about IP reform and the absurdity of current copyright law, let me just say this: Hatch is a fucking idiot, always has been. He does not represent me in any way, shape or form. Nor does he represent the majority of people in the state of Utah. Those who do follow this raving moron are probably no more educated than he is. Seriously, Orrin. You're old. And ignorant. And closed-minded. And petty and small. Shut the fuck up already. Utah hates you-- You just haven't let the truth sink in yet.

Comment: IE needs to die, as in NOW. (Score 1, Interesting) 591

by r1v3t3d (#23969085) Attached to: Firefox 3 Already Rules the Roost
As a part-time web developer, I am less than surprised. Making sites compatible for multiple browsers is always a chore, but IE makes it damn near impossible to play nice. After all, it is the only browser left that doesn't conform to W3C standards, and cannot interpret CSS correctly to save its own life. I usually have multiple browsers installed on any of my machines, but there's only one that I refuse...

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