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Comment Re:Fuel engines and taxation (Score 1) 377

Have you ever used a diesel from outside the US?

I've just received my new Citroen C5 - a good car with *wacky French* suspension design... I bought the 160bhp 2 liter diesel model and had to check twice when we got it home to be sure I didn't have the gasoline model. Very smooth, very refined and no indication (other than the filler cap) that the engine needs no spark plugs.

I get approx. 40mpg (US gal.) on mixed highway and suburban driving and am loving the 20,000 mile range between oil changes/services.

Take a look at diesels, you'll be surprised.

Comment Re:First Invent AI (Score 1) 467

It's not about monitoring everyone. Just the leaders of the people who disagree with you.

You bulk collect the data - and then you pick on the people you don't like for intensive review.

It's an old quote, but still true: "If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged." — Cardinal Richelieu.

Comment Not new - just a new way to pay. (Score 1) 249

Come on everyone, this is just pre-paid franking. Nearly all european mail services (I have no idea about the rest of the world, sorry) offer this in various guises, usually only requiring an account with the company. Royal Mail in the UK offer their "SmartStamp" service allowing you to purchase your postage online. You don't have to be a company, and you use your home printer to print out the codes/franks on the letter. You can see it here: https://www.royalmail.com/portal/sme/content1?catId=62300709&mediaId=99400762

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