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Comment: Hybrid users unhappy? (Score 1) 825

by viperidaenz (#49740347) Attached to: Oregon Testing Pay-Per-Mile Driving Fee To Replace Gas Tax

Hybrid cars do more damage to the road.
They're heavier than the equivalent non-hybrid. Road damage goes up exponentially with axle weight.
They also tend to have narrow tires to reduce rolling resistance. Narrow tires cause more deflection in the road surface, leading to more damage.

Yet they use less petrol and pay less tax to maintain the roads they're causing more damage to.

Comment: Re:Solution (Score 1) 368

by viperidaenz (#49740241) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?

Probably cheaper and easier to just buy 16 netbooks and leave the process how it is.
Bonus being not having to run ethernet cables across the forecourt, or a power cable to run the switch. Perhaps the petrol station doesn't want all of their pumps out of action at the same time too... since that could lose them business.

Where there's a will, there's an Inheritance Tax.