How about an electric scooter? Not sure if that would reduce the $500/year registration cost. And they're incredibly good fun to ride.
The other thing about electric is that they will regen brake wherever possible before applying the pads (this only happens if you push hard on the brake pedal). So you won't have to visit that pesky mechanic as often.
And even if AnonCoward045's statement is 100% factually true, that is NO DEFENSE under UK law. How fucked up is that?
It's interesting that the so called "cookie law" makes no reference to cookies at all in its original directive. Regulation 6 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive talks about using "an electronic communications network to store information, or to gain access to information stored". Ok, so that sounds a lot like cookies, but it would also cover, say, storing snippets of information through plug-ins like Silverlight or Flash.
It then goes on to list the exceptions, which again sound like descriptions of cookies used to store contents of baskets or remembering logins, but worded in a way as to avoid any specific technology.
In 2011 it was amended, mostly to clarify things so that people would have to opt-in to tracking rather than opt-out, but still the word "cookie" isn't used.
Speaking of Kryten, shouldn't be long before they're back on our screens - horrays!
My HPI E-Firestorm Brushless truck has no PC or Software and it is Remote Controlled...
If your truck is using the flux motive speed controller then it undoubtedly does have software in it. Granted, it probably runs on a PIC and there'll only be a couple of hundred lines there in order to generate a PWM signal for the motor, but it's there! Manufacturers of electric cars actually do the same thing in principle, but on a larger scale.
Umm, how is this any different from linux which exist in so many important things?....
The big difference here is that if something were to go wrong with your desktop / smartphone / tablet then people tend not to be seriously injured as a result. All it would take is for a stray pointer to screw with some RAM used to calculate PWM or inverter output frequencies and you've got real potential to lock the drive wheels in an instant. Anyone who has put DC current through an AC motor will know how much braking torque it can develop. And that's not the kind of thing you want to happen, without warning, when tanking down the highway on your bike at 70mph.
And if things do go wrong? Well, I suppose being able to lay blame on a particular company or organisation would be scant consolation for someone who has lost the use of their lower body.
A " girl " is like "your mom", but younger and not genetically related to you.
... unless that girl is your sister. Then you're heading right back into 'creepy' territory.
Especially creepy if somehow your sister isn't genetically related to you.
Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955