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$10k and it sounds like ~70mins a day in saved commute. That's over 23 hours a month in time not wasted -- over half a work week! Maybe he'll waste that time anyway but there are certainly many productive things he could do with it.
IBM T60 heatsink/fan combo failed. The computer was overheating and freezing or rebooting at least once a day. I had a room fan pointed at the keyboard (it sits in a docking station) to keep it cool enough to use.
Finally got sick of it and ordered a new heatsink/fan combo and did the replacement. Was far easier than I expected and the computer runs perfectly again.
Subaru has a turbo diesel Legacy (AWD of course) that they have been selling in Europe for a couple of years. Last I heard they planned to bring it to the US sometime this year. Claimed economy is 50mpg on the highway, I guess that means somewhere just over 40 in real life. Pretty good though!
I have a Japanese market gasoline Legacy B4 spec.b that gets about 12mpg in the city. I don't think my lead foot has anything to do with that.
Anyway, I know it's great to have people employed, but if it can be automated, why wasn't it before now? The more tedious jobs we can do with machines, the more people are freed up for other things.
Why wasn't the work automated? Cost. It's cheaper to pay $130/month for a human to do the work than it is to invest millions in factory automation.
This can be true even in developed countries. I worked for a German company for several years. This company produced very small items that needed to be packed in boxes of between 50 and 500 pieces. It was possible to automate the work but even considering German wages it was cheaper to pay humans than to buy machines.
Agreed 100%. I am currently about 4.24 million times my height from my place of birth.
The poll writer must either be really REALLY tall or not travel much.
Waiting for Intel to release their next generation of quad core mobile chips, probably in Q2 next year.
Once those come out and Lenovo and HP bring out models with the new chips I will replace my aging Core Duo ThinkPad T60 with something much faster and with a LOT more memory. 3GB is not cutting it well anymore and that's the most I can stuff into this machine.
Most of your post is excellent and metric is indeed a much better system than imperial (speaking as someone who knows and can use both.)
There is one minor error though: 1m3 holds 1000 litres of water, and therefore 1000kg or 1 metric ton. A 10cm x 10cm x 10cm cube would hold 1 litre.
I can tell you that if I was still living in Canada I would be a confirmed bachelor. It's unbelievable how badly divorce laws are stacked against men now.
Men should unite and refuse to marry until things get fixed.
Just added a second 24" 1920x1200 to my setup and it's GREAT having two. They are so wide that I have them at slight angles to each other so I can comfortably view both screens. Definitely don't want to go back to a single display.
You are right that I missed the "closing" in your post.
That said, closing loopholes would require great reform of the tax laws as the loopholes are often written in purposely to encourage certain types of actions by businesses or individuals.
It is my opinion that tax law shouldn't be used this way. It should be reformed and simplified, and then enforced.
Loopholes aren't illegal so how can you enforce against their use?
The tax laws of most countries need to be reformed and vastly simplified.