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Comment Re:I wish I could purchase laws... (Score 1) 67

I don't want to buy a politician. They eat like pigs and are not even house-broken. They would be a pain in the ass to clean up behind. You couldn't trust them enough to leave them home alone; they'd steal everything you own, no matter how little you have. They're born liars. Your neighbors would never forgive you if you brought one of them home with you.

I wouldn't even want to live next door to one of them.

Comment The industrial revolution did not cause it (Score 1) 575

Basically, the ability of the environment to absorb the co2 had been depleted. IOW, mankind had been adding co2 for millenniums above and beyond what nature could handle. Had industrial revolution not happened, then it simply means that this would have been delayed.

Comment Re:I always use my home as an example (Score 4, Insightful) 143

If it runs through my yard on the way to your location, then there's going to be a problem, a BIG problem.

You see, all maps have errors - printed maps, Garmin maps, Google maps, ALL maps. Garmin shows streets that aren't there and misses streets that are there. Google maps shows my house two doors down from my house. I've been using maps on my job for the past forty years. I've seen it all.

Also, street names/numbers are not permanent, they change, and so do addresses. New streets and neighborhoods are built all the time. Hell, I've been on streets where odd and even are on the same side, and where houses right across the street from each other have the same number. I've seen houses on streets where the house numbers run like - 402 next door to 1607 next door to 723. I've seen street signs with four different names for the two streets that intersect. BTW, it's not the houses that are numbered, it's the lots. Even vacant lots have numbers.

Mapmakers insert some errors on purpose. They can tell by the errors if somebody else is using their data. But even traditional paper maps have errors. I bought a map years ago (Rand McNally) that switched the names of two cities. How can you trust a map for tiny details when they can't even get the names of major cities right?

Humans can adapt to changes quicker than machines. Maybe one day AI will be good enough to totally trust. We're just not there yet despite all the wishful thinking.

Comment Or the other reason.... (Score 3, Informative) 414

The fact the whole state is a river flood plain and only stupid people build homes in a river flood plain?

Global warming may have cause the weather pattern changes, but it does not change the fact that if you build in the low lands, you have to expect flooding because it will absolutely happen with a 100% guarantee.

Comment Re: 315 miles? Getting there! (Score 1) 172

What it amounts to, is that luxury sedans are going to take a HUGE dive in resale value when M3 hits the market.
Then when MY hits, I believe that even the luxury X-overs will have major resale value losses.
As that sinks into the wealthy, they will INSIST on buying only electric and only ones that are like Tesla.
They are not going to buy junk like I3.

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