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Comment: Re:nonsense (Score 1) 465

by will_die (#49629133) Attached to: The Medical Bill Mystery
As a person living in Germany I love single payer/single provider.
I call up my doctor and dentist and make a reservation and am in with a few days and at a time I want, never fails.
Do feel sorry for the people who actually are having to use that horrid system of single payer/single provider because when I was depend on that I was waiting weeks and months for similar visits, but since I don't have to use it any more all is good.

Comment: Re:2-Butoxyethanol (Score 1) 314

Currently, I think, drillers don't even have to disclose what they pump into the ground.
That is a common false claim by the anti-science people. You can do a google search and find starting listings of chemicals and percentages for some states, other states don't require publicly listing but that they be filed with the states.
However mixture percentages changes all the time based on the rock formation also the water picks up chemicals in the rocks and that gets reused so you have the anti-science people complaining that they are using toxic chemicals in fracking when they are present because those chemicals are found in nature.

Comment: This will be interesting, (Score 1) 245

by will_die (#49483657) Attached to: Google Responds To EU Antitrust Claims In Android Blog Post
On one side you have Android and Google people who will complain that Google is not doing anything wrong and have the right to lobby that is the case and on the other side you have the people like the gyro-copter letter carrier who think companies have no such rights and just shut up and accept whatever government regulations get placed on them.

Comment: Re:Managers need an algorithm for that? (Score 1) 210

Item 1 is really wrong. There is a list of items and times at the federal level that cannot be used as a reason for firing you, also in the at will states I have worked at they also have rules on items that cannot be used for firing. In addition if you have items in your contract that prevent it they cannot fire you with no notice, also if you have an employee handbook which talk about firing those are considered as being a contract in most states.

Comment: Re:What an Embarrassingly Vapid Article (Score 1) 477

Parking problems go away. Parking is a problem because of proximity of the parking to the places that people want to be. With autonomous cars your car can park 10 mins away and what do you care? As you want to leave you trigger the pickup app and the car drives to your designated pickup point. Also since you don't have to depend on the skills of the driver, just capabilities of the car you can design car parks that cram vehicles in shorter areas and with no space to open doors and have a centralized drop off/pick up point at the garage.

Comment: Re:How many passengers can it carry? (Score 2) 140

by will_die (#49385487) Attached to: World's Largest Aircraft Seeks Investors To Begin Operation
In Friedrichshafen, Germany at the Zeppelin museum they have a full scale replica of a section Hindenburg passenger, and they are very plain and small. Bunk beds, metal frames, a small sink.
However the plan was you would only sleep there and spend the rest of the time in the lounges, bars and dining rooms which were very nice and based on the reproduced lounge comfortable and roomy.

Weekend, where are you?