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Comment: Re:Can have trippy cake and eat it too (Score 1) 253

by turp182 (#46791345) Attached to: Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

The private prison industry would suffer, not sure how big of a lobby they are (or if they would be effective because --->). Governments at all levels would benefit from lower incarceration costs (so win/win/win). And there's revenue from taxes (win x 4). The only downside I see is that people would just continue using marijuana as they did when it was illegal, and no more threat of legal problems. That's not a downside of course, in fact it is another win, this one for personal liberties (win x 5, this one for the people).

I had the pleasure of visiting and purchasing legal weed in Colorado, we actually went with the mayor of the town who hadn't been there before. Having the mayor with us got us VIP treatment, we skipped the line entirely (they didn't look happy...). Then we went back to his office and... sampled things. It was fantastic.

Comment: Re:Inaccurate llabel for the round-the-world car (Score 1) 349

by turp182 (#46785167) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Ford never made Mustangs like Carrol Shelby. But his cars were both Shelby's and Mustang's (Shelby Mustang to be exact).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

I read the original article, the vehicle had a Mercedes frame, engine and tranny. And a former Mercedes designer made it. Pretty easy to badge as they did.

Keep in mind that Fiero kit cars were still Fieros, much to their owner's chagrin.... I encountered one, slowest Ferrari I've even seen (and it suffered from crappy body alignment, nothing says kit car like that and/or horrible performance).

As for the vehicle, the MPG rating (dividing fuel range in miles by gas tank gallons comes to 16.1 MPG) isn't very good which is surprising given the HP/torque numbers (177hp, 244lb-ft).

Comment: Re:Inaccurate llabel for the round-the-world car (Score 0) 349

by turp182 (#46783419) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

If Mercedes made it then it is a Mercedes. In fact, classic car one-offs (demo models, proof of concept, etc.) are highly sought after and can sell for millions of dollars (Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ is a good one, I've been to that one, it was awesome - didn't do any shopping, and it was only a couple of miles from where I lived).

It certainly isn't a production model, and who would want that ugly trailer, 'tis an abomination.

Comment: Re:Strangers With Candy (Score 1) 193

by turp182 (#46721065) Attached to: Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

Great show, Amy Sedaris (David Sedaris' sister, I've seen him speak/read 4 times now) was awesome.

I also recommend Upright Citizen's Brigade, specifically the Ass Pennies skit, my self esteem and confidence has never been higher:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

But Bong Boy was my favorite character in UCB, always showing up when there was human suffering...

Comment: Was it worth 4,488 Americans dying? (Score 2) 313

by turp182 (#46719021) Attached to: Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

Was the Iraq war worth 36,710 dead and wounded US military personnel (4,488 dead)?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...

The father knew not to take out Saddam. The son, not so much. And it was a war initiated on completely false pretenses (sort of a False Flag event).
 

Comment: Need to follow the proper approach (Score 1) 141

Someone needs to bring a suit through the lower Federal courts and the appellate level. That's how to have a chance of getting a Supreme Court review.

I know very little with regards to this stuff, only that the Supreme Court rarely hears cases directly (the Bush Jr./Gore election was one time that I know of).

Comment: Re:Two drives not feasible for laptops (Score 1) 353

by turp182 (#46655307) Attached to: An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

With my laptop, when my platter only hard drive died I put a 1TB hybrid SSD drive in as a replacement. I'm not sure of the SSD cache size, but OS operations were instantly faster (boot and things I use a lot). As well, anything I use regularly such as Visual Studio or Photoshop now start up in 3-4 seconds.

I would recommend hybrid drives for any laptop user, it is a great upgrade and the price was very reasonable.

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