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Comment Re:How test mode was triggered (Score 1) 618

Yeah, I seem to recall Navistar/International getting caught up with a similar issue with their Maxxforce engines. No urea/DEF in those things, but their emissions apparently weren't within spec either, with the other companies having the same concern you did -- what did they have that the others didn't. In their case, it turns out, the answer was, "nothing - they're just lying". Seems to be the case here too.

Comment Re:crash faster (Score 1) 563

I know that Lotus Notes causes this issue on my work computer. (Yes, yes, I know it's a horrible thing to run but I've no choice in the matter). Killing the Notes process always made it all work again. I'm not sure *what* it's doing, but I know that it's Lotus that's doing it. It's annoying as all get out, too.

Comment Re:Never going to happen (Score 1) 932

Bullocks. Truckers pay tax on diesel the same as anyone else buying diesel. The 'tax exempt only' prices are for off-road diesel (farm tractors, generators, refrigeration units and so-on). Trucking fuel tax is a bit more complicated though, as one must pay fuel tax to the states they operate in, not just in the state they purchased the fuel. Look up IFTA for more information.

Comment Re:Forward thinkers (Score 1) 506

Yeah, but honestly, the alarm gate doesn't stop those people either. They zip right out. I wonder what the value is of one of those things that they're nabbed so often...

The scanners seem to be just set up to show something at random that's on sale. It'd be nice if it was related to where I was, but it'd be even nicer if it'd just shut up and leave me alone hehe.

Comment Re:Forward thinkers (Score 1) 506

There is a chain of stores in the US, Stop & Shop, that is doing what you describe for self-checkout now. It's much much more convenient than the regular self checkouts here. I wish more stores would take that up, though from what I'm told, there's a lot of people stealing the hand scanners... ...and annoyingly, the hand scanners every so often make a "ka-ching" noise and show some special on the screen they're having. It's loud and unwelcome. It's still better than the regular system, though.

There is very little future in being right when your boss is wrong.