Try printing an A3 pdf in landscape. It might work for you. If you are using a system for work it needs to work. If it is a toy for home it is ok to mostly work. I used to be a linux zealot. Then I "got" to use one a my main work PC. My productivity dropped off by perhaps 50%.
This is true. It is also true that only 50% of people actually pay income tax. If we had a flat tax with no deductions, the whole population would be interested in reducing government spending. Right now 50% of the population wants more government spending because it doesn't cost them anything. Who wouldn't?
If I had mod points, I would be tempted to mod up this off topic comment.
Most violent criminals have their beginnings as a crying baby. Ergo, we should collect DNA from all crying babies. This will allow our helpful government to keep us safe. I'm way more concerned about turnstile jumpers than our government collecting a little DNA.
Sadly my religion believe the earth is ~6000 years old. I try not to think about how silly that is and try to take the rest of what they say seriously. It is difficult. Seventh Day Adventist...
New we need a real one way mirror.
..end troll headline.. I propose that IP (ideally both patent and copyright) be taxed. Now as a good republican, this feels revolting, but I think it might help. Owners of IP would state the value of their IP. In order to keep the size of government from swelling like a festering bug bite from all the audits, people should be able to purchase the IP at face value into the public domain. This will keep the owners honest while giving potential non-owner innovators a known cost forward. (wheeda turns on lawyer shield. Shields at maximum!) The original owner will be fully compensated for their contribution to society, or even make a hefty profit depending on their stated value, while the rest of the community is able to further leverage the idea. I believe this approach will make being a patent troll very expensive, while busting up the tie that bind innovation. Further more, in this climate, passing a new tax should be relatively simple. Not simple, just relatively simple.
I love the reply all button. When vendors send advertising to everyone without out using BCC, I reply all. The vendors usually stop doing that. I've even replied all with contact information for competitors.
Have you been to Oregon? The fire marshal says its it not safe for the residents of Oregon to pump their own gas without special training. I agree with the fire marshal.
..duck.. ..duck.. ..du... ACK RUNNNN
Rather than holding society back because we don't want people to lose their jobs, we can pay all the current drivers to hold road signs. Of course, I'm not sure why we would need road signs if we have automated driving. Similarly, I would be happier to send my accountant a $1000 check for doing nothing than actually going through all the hassle of actually using an accountant. (flat tax please...)
The other efficiency angle to look at this is traffic density. We can probably triple traffic density using automated cars. Figure out the cost to implement automated car. Figure out the cost to triple the number of lanes on all our freeways. I'll bet getting automated cars working is more financially efficient.
I believe that the way for this to take off, in addition to the tech being worked out, is legislation that requires auto insurance companies to charge auto insurance rates for self driving cars vs human driven cars that is proportional to the relative safety of the two. As small of a cost as auto insurance is, suddenly everyone is going to want a self driving car, not because it is actually cost effective initially, but because people hate pay for insurance. I would say a similar thing happened with fuel costs and Prius'. I own a Prius. I don't actually believe the car is saving me money, I just _hate_ paying for gas.
I would pay and extra $50k for a car that would drive itself.
They make 20k rpm hard drives. I'll bet that is a typo for 30k rpm. I'll bet it should be 30M rpm.
I generally agree that getting rid of most patents, and redoing copyright law would be a good idea. Good luck with that. Getting government to raise taxes should be pretty easy though.