Against at $15 charge for a cable box they no longer have
Against at $15 charge for a cable box they no longer have
$15B fine on 11M defective by design units? That's a shade over $1000 a unit in fines. Does that fine even cover the profit per unit. VW shouldn't be making a profit per unit after fines.
If the fine for violating the emissions standards is so low and still appropriate, couldn't I just pay $1500 more to buy a car without all the emissions gear? The lower cost of servicing a slightly more expensive car without all the emissions baggage would more than cover the extra $1500.
If not, then the fine isn't appropriate now is it?
Nope.. not 11M cars
Given that the gas models sell more than the diesel models and that the body work is equivalent
Even the diesel parts will get reused
get one for half price from a non-compliant 2L sold back to VW.
Indeed. I read this
"This is a public street. You're not expecting privacy on a public street."
and my immediate reaction was "then perhaps you should be".
You aren't expecting not to have your car seen by someone passing in the street who wouldn't give it a second glance or remember it 10 seconds later. However, that's a totally different thing to having its identity and location digitally scanned, recorded indefinitely, and searchable in combination with arbitrary other data sources, giving rise to the reasonable privacy concerns mentioned in TFS and many more.
And don't forget, that the scanners read everything within their field of vision... so they will also collect information for vehicles sitting on the driveway as well as in the garage, if the door is up.
way too early.
I want a required "Good till" date printed on them, that guarantees they last at least X days, just like soda.
Yeah, most of them will last a lot longer than the printed date, because chances are you won't buy them and install them on the day they make them.
But still, if a curly bulb is supposed to last 5 years, and it dies one year after you install it, there should be an easy way to get a refund.
And just how do you propose to prove the CFL only lasted less than the rated life? It doesn't have a built in run timer, the serial number on the bulb is typically too small to capture with the average cell phone camera, and you can't expect the stores to track when they sold each and every bulb (Google probably would).
Even if you could prove that it failed early, then you get into the arena of the manufacturers adding usage direction that say "This build may only be run X hours per day. Any usage out side of this, voids your warranty"
Probably the biggest reason behind all those thousands (if not milions) of failed projects in the industry is coderz who learned how to code without learning why to code.
A degree in computer science doesn't teach you how to code but how to think.
As well as constant scope creep and timeline reduction.
My only complaint is that e-filing should be free software provided by the government and not commercial entities. Seems like that's the prerogative of the Feds, but those under a certain income bracket do get free filing and software.
Do you really think that the Govt and in particular the IRS could ever get the software done? Look at how many millions if not billions of dollars the IRS has spent trying to upgrade their hardware
the subject says it all pick your favorite distro and LookXP to it.
...and all online. There's just the minor issue of geolocation to circumvent.
Everyone's coverage is better than NBC's
Your list of potential crimes is insanely stupid and completely unrealistic. What next? Are you going to outlaw all sodas sold in cups 17 oz or larger? That will be the day.
That was the point
It all boils down to the rapidly disappearing concept of common sense. Everyone should know that consuming 2000 calories a day in sugary drinks is bad for you
All I know is that, I've got nothing to hide, so I don't care, but, for those who do, they may have to switch to another provider....
And what happens when it becomes a felony to possess $100 bill, or to take 4 pain killers when the bottle says 2,
not taking reusable bags to the grocery store
In this day and age
And? So what? How does that harm the public?
It reduces the stream a licensing royalties the non UK BBCs pay, which in the end would cause the UK Tele license fee to go up.
And I guarantee any money made from overseas tele licensing wouldn't make up for the lost revenue from royalties.
I'm happy for overseas people to pay to be able to get access. I see no reason why overseas subscription isn't an option. The BBC is wonderful and the content should be seen.
Basically, the oversite board ruled that if the BBC sold "internet license" to non-UK residents, it would be canabilizing the overseas alternatives like BBC-America, BBC-Canada etc. and thus reducing there profits
when you watch programs the day after they are first aired
Wouldn't that suggest they can use that 15 minutes for something else?
How about better story lines as well as plot and character development.... oh wait, poor johnny grew up watching ads, so he can't write to save his life.
So yeah, there may be a certain value in not having to get a new prescription each year, but don't go overboard.
Seeing an ophthalmologist is more than just getting a new prescription. It is about catching the myriad of treatable disease before they make you go blind.
Depends on the drugs you require...
For me, without insurance, 1 drug is $10 per quarter( $40 for the year), the other is $900 per quarter($2,700 for the year) total outlay $2,740
To get the drug coverage, I simply see my primary doctor 1 time (covered 100% by the insurance) and get 2 prescriptions for 90 days worth of meds with 3 refills.
If you are dealing with a chronic disease, you go in for an annual checkup and get prescriptions for a years worth of all your drugs and never see the doctor again until next year unless you get sick or hurt
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