On the two cars I have had with HUD's, the focus is set to infinity. Personally I like HUD, as I can glance briefly to the bottom of the windshield and without needing to refocus my eyes, check speed or tach. Why anybody would complain about HUD is a mystery to me. You can always turn it off if you do not like it. Again in my case, the HUD was configurable to show as little as just speed or as much as tach/speed/one gauge setting/nav info.
In a just world, they'd be dead. They have already proven they will do it again.
Spot on. A friend teaches in a tough area. The only time the parents interact is when little johnny or susie get anything less than a B. He has a notebook he carries at all times. When the parent calls/shows up, he rattles off the child did not submit a single piece of homework, or could not be bothered to show up, etc. I remember one story where the parent is there with child, and the parent says to the child, "I am trying to be angry with your teacher, but your making it difficult". He can't fail them, because if he did, he'd get fired. The system is so broken at this point it infuriates me. We spend on average 9 thousand dollars per student. 9 THOUSAND dollars. For a class of 30 that is over a quarter of a million bucks. For kids that cannot tie their shoes. The school he teaches at has a squadron of guards who really cannot do much because if they do, they get fired. Case in point, a pair of girls are having a knife fight. Two guards restrain the girls and one gets cut in the process. Net result, the girls are suspended for 2 days. For aggravated assault, a two day suspension. Really, I know I am old but in my day, they'd be gone to juve for the rest of the year. Other fun facts are he is not allowed to give homework for weekends or especially holidays, would not want to spoil the child's weekend/holiday. He cannot send problem students to the vice principle, he gets reprimanded. The school has day care for all the single mothers.
My house panels are wired to put out 250 to over 300 volts. Poorly researched is an understatement. Not even considered is that modern inverters vary the voltage taken from the panels to optimize for peak power from the panels.
Actually it is not a good idea to have a heat pump in texas, because heat pumps do not provide as high a SEER for A/C in summer. When I bought my last system here almost 10 years ago, I got a 19SEER A/C/nat gas furnace whereas a heat pump had an AC SEER rating around 16.
I dunno in texas peak winter is around 57,000MW while summer is more and peaks at 67,000MW. So I would not be surprised if more northern states have a higher winter peak demand than summer.
I agree, the problem is how to fairly tax. No matter how the law is written, smart accountants will figure a way around the spirit of the law. Real innovation in the US is rewarded less in the US than innovative ways to game tax law. Maybe change it so patent protection in the US is only provided if the patent is owned by a US corp or US subsidiary, paying US tax on that patent's income? That way diverting fake IP expense to another country denies you the legal protection you expect from the US.