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Comment Re:I Used a Popular Online Tax Service... (Score 1) 237

If you have the sort of tax situation where software can make/break that kind of deduction or over/underpayment, you really shouldn't be using tax software yourself anyway. You can probably (and should!) have a professional helping you to handle your taxes.

If you just need to file a 1040-EZ and don't want to print and mail in the paperwork yourself, it works just fine.

Comment Re:Long-term costs (Score 4, Informative) 294

1) You don't think this happens with propreitary software? The end-users still have to learn the software, whether you train them or you require them to come "pre-trained."

2) This is bullshit. I don't think you realize how much FOSS is written/maintained with no expectation or want of compensation. These people do it because they like doing it - and generally they feed themselves doing something else.

Comment Re:People are bad (Score 2) 487

I believe they have thermal sensors in there - perhaps more than just "BATTERY HOT" could be in order - maybe some thermistors designed to register fire temperatures, and something to make the detection of such a bit more obvious. Example, in an A-10 aircraft those fire extinguisher handles along the top light up like Christmas trees. Airliners have similar features as well - why not a car?

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