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Comment Re:Couldn't a HUD actually help you drive safer? (Score 1) 375

It could warn you when you are making bad driving decisions such as taking your eyes off the road, and driving with one hand. It could increase awareness of cars that are decelerating as well as let you know when you are tailgating, or speeding, and it can also alert you to disable vehicles which will allow you to move over a lane to give the stranded pedestrian room to work on their car or emergency vehicle to reach the car quickly.

Submission + - Google Onshores Manufacturing of the Nexus Q ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: Etched into the base of Google's new wireless home media player that was introduced on Wednesday is its most intriguing feature. On the underside of the Nexus Q is a simple inscription: Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A. The Google executives and engineers who decided to build the player here are engaged in an experiment in American manufacturing. "We've been absent for so long, we decided, 'Why don't we try it and see what happens?' "

Submission + - US Navy's high-resolution radar can see individual raindrops in a storm (

coondoggie writes: "The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers said recently that a Navy very high-resolution Doppler radar can actually spot individual raindrops in a cloudburst, possibly paving the way for new weather monitoring applications that could better track or monitor weather and severe storms"

Comment Re:Papers? Don't Need No Stinkin' Papers! (Score 1) 884

The reason that SCOTUS struck down that portion of the law is because if it were to allow it to stand, that would be endorsement of the state's ability to codify the necessary documentation for non-citizens to carry with them which could lead to a patchwork of 50 separate laws which creates more problems for non-citizens.

Comment Re:Why do YOU think everyone needs a living wage (Score 2) 654

Bullshit. Dropping the minimum wage would do nothing to spur employment. Why would employers higher more people that they don't need even if they could get them at a reduced price? And while there is a small uptick in unemployment associated with a higher minimum wage, it is typically statistically insignificant and creates a transfer of wealth from employers to employees thus driving demand. But don't let macroeconomics get in the way of your Randian world view.

Comment Re:That pay is just for the first few months (Score 3, Insightful) 654

Yes, but having a living wage doesn't exacerbate significantly the problem for young black men, but it does solve many other problems. Australia has a $15+ min. wage, near zero governmental debt, and an economy that runs.

And there isn't a market in the world that is 'free'. At best we have a competitive monopolistic market. I swear, everyone took Intro to Micro and never paid attention to the entire section on why markets fail.

Comment Re:What a stupid time to post this drivel (Score 1) 654

1200/month rent
300/month health insurance
200/month car insurance/renters/life insurance
200/month cell/cable/internet
100/month electricity

That is the basic break down of my budget. I have the cheapest insurance that I can get, the cheapest rent, the cheapest internet and cell service. The only thing we splurge on a little bit is the cable because I enjoy watching sports and the kids love the disney channels.

Total = 2000/month and we haven't even touched gas, food, car repair/maintenance. 11/hr * 40/hr/week * 4.3/weeks/month = $1862/month and that isn't even taking out taxes. Not everyone lives in bumfuck idaho, not everyone is single and at university. Some of us have families and can't just get up and move away when we feel like it.

Comment Re:What a stupid time to post this drivel (Score 1) 654

I love the "if someone cannot support themselves on $12/hr" bullshit. You know most people support more then just themselves, they have kids, spouses etc. My wife makes 13 and change an hour. Her "full time" job comes in at 35 hours a week, just enough for her to be considered full time. After taxes and health insurance she brings home 650 every other week. Rent alone is 1200 a month, cheapest in our area, throw in $90 for cell service, another $90 for cable and internet plus another 100 for electricity and we have no money at the end of the month and we have the cheapest health plan they offer and if me, her, or our kids ever got severely sick/injured we'd be screwed. She has an education, in fact graduated top of her class but graduated 2007 as a teacher, so you see where that is going. The idea that 10, 11, 12, 13, or even 14 or 15 dollars an hour is a living wage is a joke. If I didn't have the Post 9/11 GI Bill coming in on top of her wages we would be going into a massive amount of debt so that I can get my engineering degree.

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