Any good belief has some anchoring in perceived reality somewhere. And, I'd have to agree considering politicians frequently promote and facilitate stupidity in the population. It seems to be reciprocal.
Pretty sure maxxing out the rear wheel spin with the front brakes locked in a RWD on ice/snow is a REALLY BAD idea, unless the car is parked in the middle of a bunch of pillow factories with no walls.
Since that is what the button does and all. We already have traction buttons...
This used to be called line lock. For 1/4 milers it was a help to get the engine revved up to the torque band while heating the rubber on the tires to get better traction. When the green light comes on you release the brakes and go.
When I was a kid we got tickets for negligent driving if we squealed the tires. The cops will have fun with this.
Due to cops being more worried about simple revenue generation activities (i.e., enforcing unrealistically low speeding guidelines and snooping on stopped vehicles where driver is using their phone), all it's going to do is to annoy residents where the local bad boys like to street race (i.e., major road a few blocks away from my house).
Thanks Ford. Just like selling an exploit script to script kiddies - profiting off the misery of the many while catering to the few dumb idiots who are too unskilled or lazy to learn how to do it properly.
You seem to think there's some bright line here, when there really isn't.
Really, there is.
It's insanely difficult to immigrate legally except as a wealthy student or with corporate sponsorship
Fix that instead of giving criminals automatic citizenship.
Yes, it really is that easy. If immigrants are desirable (and they are) then let in a lot more of them. But you have to be able to first control who comes in illegally and that we are ignoring.
The financial services company I was at got bought out by a Dutch Company. Apparently they've survived a higher tax rate and still had money -- go figure.
And that's where you are wrong. The U.S. company had HIGHER tax rates than that dutch company! So in fact larger taxes killed the company YOU worked for.
And yet you are still for the very thing that has led to your own demise. Astounding how powerful self-deception is, that it works right until the very end.
Well obviously the solution is just to ignore all laws! That makes as much sense as your idiotic over the top answer.
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You're not offended by a legal code which doesn't forbid rape?
The surveillance revelations so far have been scary, sinister, infuriating, offensive. But this one? This is just... sad.
OK, bad guys could potentially use the in-game comms functions on X-Box live to plans their nefarious deeds, but do we really need to be paying teams of people to go into the games and play them all day long? If they really need to snoop on that shit (they don't) then couldn't they just hoover up all the conversations and analyse them offline like they do our emails, phone calls, texts etc? What additional benefit does having someone actually in the game world offer? Are they worried that somewhere out there a virtual ogre and elf controlled by kiddie-porn-terrorists are communicating in avatar sign language or something? This is fucking ridiculous.
Our government is telling us they can't afford basic shit like hospitals and education and welfare, but they can afford to pay dorks to play Xbox all fucking day. I get the feeling some very ballsy gamer put together a presentation to get paid taxpayers' money for playing CoD all day long and hit the jackpot. If there was any justice on this fucking planet we'd all be knee deep in fired "intelligence" agents months ago.
If I had mod points you'd be a god.
Woudl you settle for an "atta' boy!"?
And, the beautiful thing is, the cowards keep the politicians in power because they can blame the politicians for their problems instead of facing them.
So are you saying it's a Day Zero Exoplanet?
Oh, of course, some people will come up with something that will sell worldwide, be crazy successful, and can retire off of one thing. But those are outliers, even in today's market more the exception than the norm, and they aren't really the top of this conversation.
I don't know what it's like to work for an ad agency, and have to come up with new campaigns or slogans all the time. Nor do I know what it's like to be a comedy writer and work in a script-writing room year after year. And yet there are people who do those things, and do them well, for years and years. Maybe they burn out eventually? Maybe, and when they do they find another job, they don't expect the government to hand them profit for the rest of their lives, no matter how popular that car insurance jingle used to be.
Where is the alliance to prevent Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Yahoo (and Amazon) from invading our privacy...
That's in your power. Don't use them, or use them in ways you know they can't track you (disable flash/cookies etc).
It's still a VASTLY better situation than the government, which you cannot opt out of. You cannot realistically not use a phone; you cannot realistically connect to the internet at all and not be at risk of the NSA breaking into your system unwanted.
At least what companies DO is transparent. Anyone can see what the websites are sending/receiving, and you know when you are visiting or making use of them. The same is never true of the government.
Too early to detect sarcasm... Paypal wasn't an Ebay innovation, that's like thanking AOL for for Winamp.
Really, in what market is Ebay still a rival of Amazon ?
Well, because of this article, I'm going to look into the fees charged for selling on Amazon. I have piles of random things (board games, sterling silverware, and camera equipment right now) that I pick up somewhere and resell, but if I could do it will fewer fees on Amazon, I'll look at it.