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Comment: Re:We need to stop big tax dodgers useing loop hol (Score 3, Insightful) 300

We can assume they paid their taxes when they received their paychecks. Why should their heirs pay them again?

For the same reason why when I pay my plumber out of money I have that was already taxed, he has to pay taxes on it as well.

Money is usually taxed when it changes hands. Now I'll admit in case of estates it's not really practical because there are so many ways to get around it, and it also makes stupid situations happen, like if a parent wants to help an adult child pay for an expense they have, they are limited to the ~$14,000 a year gift limit without the kid being taxed as well.

So I admit it's a stupid law, but saying it's already been taxed is not a good argument against it in my opinion.

Comment: Re:"Is This News"? (Score 1) 206

by weave (#46373481) Attached to: How I Cut My Time Warner Cable Bill By 33%

Yes, I know, after the copper wire hits a switch of some kind, it probably gets routed over IP anyway, but at least with copper wire to your house, you almost always have a dial tone, hence 911.

I held onto my copper POTS line for years because of that. But it kept going out and I kept calling in for service. One time my wife called me and said the Verizon guy wanted to get into the basement. I was like "NO. THEY ONLY NEED TO FIX IT AT THE BOX OUTSIDE." She said he insisted he had to get in, so I had her put him on the cell phone with me and he said he had an order to install FIOS.

Of course I never signed up for FIOS so they had to requeue my service call. After a year of it going down about once a month, they finally won. I disconnected my POTS line and got a $12/month Vonage plan.

Comment: Re:Higher potency? (Score 1) 294

by weave (#46357085) Attached to: Doctors Say New Pain Pill Is "Genuinely Frightening"

Thanks for the warning. I don't take it often enough to probably hit that. The ibuprofen dose is only 200mg, which is one OTC pill.

I pretty much take maybe 1 or 2 a week at most as needed, but they keep me out of the hospital or urgent care place so it's worth it.

(Annoys me that pain pills are hard to get for people who really need them because some people abuse them...)

Comment: Re:Higher potency? (Score 1) 294

by weave (#46356693) Attached to: Doctors Say New Pain Pill Is "Genuinely Frightening"

I take Vicoprofen (for migraine pain). It's mixed with Ibuprofen instead of Tylenol. It still makes me sick all day after taking it. No idea why people abuse it.

For me it comes down to a choice between being in horrible agony all day or having no pain but stuck in bed feeling dizzy and like shit all day. I'll take that over the pain.

Now there may be some anti-nausea I can take to counteract some of the negative affects, but I haven't asked my doctor about that because the effects now ensure I won't abuse it and I don't want to know otherwise I guess.

Comment: Re:i trust nothing (Score 1) 631

by weave (#46355883) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

Yeah, and that makes sense. And that can be leveraged by smarter folk. Problem is, there's a lot of folk who buy into the world is ending tomorrow, buy gold now, constantly -- especially those who hate the current President. They are preyed upon by companies who sell gold. My point is, it's not always a safe investment, it's an asset for a larger portfolio that one has to be smart about, like any other asset in a portfolio.

Unfortunately many people aren't. :(

Comment: Not max level (Score 1) 253

by weave (#46344741) Attached to: Blizzard To Sell Level 90 <em>WoW</em> Characters For $60

This won't kick in until the expansion comes out, so it won't be to max level. You'll still need to level it through the expansion. So there will be some learning involved still.

Hopefully the expansion leveling takes a bit of time. I was up to 90 after just two zones in MoP and skipped most of the rest of the zones.

My question is, can a new account do this right away or do you need to get at least one character to 90 the hard way first?

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