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Comment Re:Does anyone really use these numbers? (Score 3) 53

"i buy cars that make me happy and will be fun to drive. All I'm looking for is what is the best can I can afford to enjoy driving for the money I can spend....gas mileage, I don't really even look at..."

Just because you don't doesn't mean all of us don't.

Gas mileage was one of my top criteria for choosing a car. I bought a car that advertised 27 mpg city, 37 highway, combined 30 mpg. I get around 32 mpg combined, or 35 when I am driving to maximize gas mileage. Overall, I have dropped my gas expenditures 100 dollars per month (roughly) for a car that was under $14,000.

So yes, many people like me do use it as a criterion for their car purchase.

Comment Re:Use the Tmobile Music Unlimited prepaid plan (Score 1) 68

I'm on the T-Mobile pay-as-you-go plan. $30 a month ($30 period, no extra taxes) for "unlimited" data (throttled after 5GB per month), unlimited texts, and 100 minutes per month.

In the three years i've been using the plan i've gone over the 100 minutes once when i was on a business trip. Ended up spending about $30 extra that month (i believe the extra rate is 10 cents/minute.)

I may have gone over the 5GB data limit a couple times near the end of the month, but either it was a short enough period or the throttling wasn't severe enough such that i really didn't notice it.

Comment No...just, no. (Score 5, Interesting) 161

No one actually has to "hack" anything -- just get the thought out there. No matter who wins, stories like this will be cited by the losing side as "proof" the election was "rigged" or "hacked", and that the winner didn't win legitimately. I can think of few things more damaging to the democratic institution.

See also:

A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories

Comment Re:Young engineers ... (Score 5, Interesting) 242

I was teaching a kid SQL and he fell into an issue where his joins and where when he gave up and asked why he wasn't getting the proper results.

So I sketched the answer on a whiteboard in less than two minutes and explained how his joins and cases were excluding the data he wanted. He spent a few days on the issue trying to figure it out on his own.

When he asked me how the hell I figured out so fast I told him that I ran into the issue years ago and simply asked someone with experience.

Comment Re:Self-inflicted (Score 3, Insightful) 76

Yes, and those idiot's votes count the same as yours and mind. It is amazing how many people "me too" jump on some bullshit I've already proven to be false a few times before. Hoax is the poisoning of the mind for people too stupid to do their own thinking and prefer their news in a 600x600 image square. Whoever controls these drones, controls the vote, because they are half the population.

Or to paraphrase George Carlin, think about how stupid the average person is, then remember that half the population is dumber than they are.

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