Will slashdot alienate existing users of the site and keep pushing the beta OR will it keep the users and boot the beta?
I just don't think they deserve an advantage over other retailers by not having to collect the sales tax.
Then do you propose that brick and mortars should have to collect tax based upon the the customer's residence as this law will require of online retailers? Why should a brick and mortar in Oregon not have to collect taxes from customers while an online store based out of Oregon does?
This tax already exists in the form of use taxes. Just because most people don't pay them doesn't mean they aren't already taxed for the purchase.
Sensors are sensors, what is so much harder about were they are buried?
If you have a block on a street that allows parallel parking but has no lines for specific spaces how do you determine if there is enough space available between cars for another car to park? This method allows for that. If you have a space that can fit three small cars or two large trucks you can't have a sensor for each individual spot since the parking situation is dynamic.
It certainly works fine for Apple. As long as a company makes profit, why should it matter - that's what people say for Apple. If Apple can spend years adding features like 3G, copy/paste, multitasking etc, why the hurry for Microsoft?
So a new car company shouldn't have to worry about including things like air conditioning, radio, anti-lock brakes, etc. because older car companies spent years adding features such as those?
But I find it interesting if the media are now going to criticise Microsoft because their phone lacks these features, when the Iphones got praised for it.
The media are going to criticize Microsoft for lacking these features because they also criticized Apple and because they are now common and expected features on a smartphone. Mentioning that some people defended Apple's choice to initially leave out these features does not mean they weren't criticized by the media. This isn't interesting, it's expected.
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