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Comment Re:Sounds like a standard system to me (Score 1) 863

Yea, I've got nothing. I live in Chicago, and I'm pretty happy with the new system. It was fubar'ed a bit during the initial transition, but all that is smoothed out from what I know. The pay stations are just about everywhere and by walking back and forth you lose a grand total of about 30 seconds.

This commentary is a joke. Wait in line to pay? I've never waited. And if you're in such a hurry that walking to and from your car makes you late, then be responsible and leave 2 min. earlier.

If anything it is super convenient since you can use your credit card to pay for parking. The only real downside is you cannot leave time on the meter so others (or you) don't have to pay. Though if I have a bunch of time left I usually ask someone parking around me if they want my stub. It doesn't track what car the paper is for, so if there is time left someone else can use it just fine.

*shrug* Some people just fear change.

Comment Re:Before we tag this as a bad idea... (Score 1) 1088

Yea, but the farmer's vote wouldn't matter anymore.

Under this provision, if the big metro-areas vote one way, with the typical unwavering support from the other areas that go strictly by ticket and boom, we have a president.

It'll be funny when 70% of Iowa votes one way, but their state counts for the other guy...

Comment Re:One way to get more registered voters (Score 1) 1088

Not at all. If the popular vote is all that matters then the top 10 metropolitan areas would become "the battleground". NY, LA, San Fran, Chicago, etc... These would be the areas that determine the president. Rural areas and states would get ignored.

Being from Chicago, it would be nice to have my vote count again...

Comment Why is MS the only one being blasted here? (Score 2, Insightful) 803

Agreed, what MS is doing is TERRIBLE!

That said, if this was the other way around. Some 3rd party software installing something into / on top of some other software, people would be screaming of security holes and blasting MS or whoever for their shoddy software.

So where are the folks calling out FF for allowing this to happen?

Comment Re:useless in 10 years (Score 1) 409

What other info do you have on this?

And what is the limitations? If we could eventually 'reprogram' a cell, how does that help a failing organ? Even though our cells divide trillions and trillions of times they get 'old'. How would reprogramming a cell to make it think it is a heart cell or something else fix things? The replacing cell is still old and will fail sooner rather than later...

To me, the key is to understanding why cells eventually break down. At the core of it, we reproduce asexually by making clones of ourselves. Clearly outside influences will take a roll...toxins, radiation, etc... but why does a cell all of a sudden decide it has divided too many times and deteriorate? For my money, figure that out and you've pretty much figured out how to cure any age related disease. Heart failure / disease, liver, kidney, gall bladder, and prostate issues.

Isn't the trick to get the cell (whether by reprogramming, cleansing, or replacement) 'healthly' again?

Comment Re:The only answer is no browser at all (Score 1) 593

Yea, but who has to produce that CD? MS? Why should MS have to incur the cost of producing a CD with all browsers on it just because they sell an OS.

Will my cell phone have to ship with more options? OSX?

Or can the OS maker charge to include that CD? Or is this up to the PC distributor? Opera would love that. They'd have to pay for no one to use their software.

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