Say the settlement to the victim is $50K. The insurance company pays $25K and the driver pays $25K
Where does insurance work like that? Not in the USA...
Why again are we buying Dell?
IMHO you buy Dell for the support that is available (albeit usually at additional cost) along with them. If you're not going to maintain your service contracts, then I agree Dell may not offer you a lot of value over Supermicro et al.
On a side note, I think the R310 is about the cheapest server they make, so it wouldn't be fair to judge the company based on those alone.
An employer I had a few years ago stated that any electrical device plugged in at work premises would be "theft" and you would be fired and charges pressed against you. No cell phone recharging, no lamp, no fan, nothing that plugged in. You plug it in and they catch you = lose your job and get arrested. Seen the Operations Manager have security pull someone from their desk and walk them out the door for plugging in a cell phone and then putting it in a desk drawer to try to hide it.
And from what you're saying, it sounds like you really liked working there. That operations manager must have been a great guy. Great working environment. Mutual respect all around! So let's make the whole world work that way.
Exactly. If you let people get away with it, they will just plug into the same outlet every day. Over an entire year, the amount would add up. It's like saying why ticket somebody for double parking?
Partly because anyone familiar with the norms of our society expects to get a ticket for double parking. Nobody familiar with the norms of our society expects to get arrested for charging their EV.
A single occurrence probably doesn't cause much problems, but if everybody did it, the streets would be completely jammed, and people would be blocked in all the time.
And, if everyone plugged in their EV to power outlets in public places, then... well, nothing of much consequence would happen.
Not to mention that the punishment is completely out of proportion with the crime! Basically, you're saying it's ok if they randomly picked this guy to make an example out of?
Sure, but only for an hour or so per day. And you have to come to wherever my car happens to be at the time. And if someone else is taking their 10 cents worth when you get there, you have to come back later.
As an aside, if you were to steal 10c worth of my of gas, assuming hypothetically it was possible to prove you only intended to steal 10c worth, not the whole tank, and that it were possible for you to do so without causing any other damage like breaking into the gas door, do you think the police would go out of their way to throw you in jail for this 10c theft? Even if I didn't report it or care, and they just happened to notice?
I'm getting pretty tired of seeing extension cords snaking through parking lots and parking garages.
I agree to an extent. You could argue that it's a bit tacky. But do you really think that putting this guy in jail for a night is the appropriate level of response by the police?
Personally, I think those people should be driving... that Nissan uber thingamabobber.
This made me laugh. It's so true on so many levels.
You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 10^12 to 1. -- Ernest Rutherford