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Comment Re:The reason is more simple (Score 2) 688

I just bought a 2016 (seriously? 2016 model year already? yes.) Ford Fusion. I was really wanting to go with a hybrid/electric, but the reasons I didn't: 1) It will take about 6 years at even 3$/gallon of gas to recover the extra cost So yeah, that's it.

Electric vehicles are very cheap, if only because the federal government subsidizes $7,500

The tax break is **up to** 7500. For the Fusion as a plug in hybrid, the tax break is 4000$: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/fe... and that was on the top of the line car, Fusion Energi. When we asked the salesman about any tax breaks or refunds, he had to ask his manager and he said it was only 250$.

Comment Re:What was the command? (Score 4, Informative) 154

The article says they're using a Red Hat Satellite server and so if they wanted to run `yum update -y && init 6` on all of their systems, they could just push that out as a remote command to the systems / groups of systems. In Satellite, you can push out remote commands to groups of systems, so if they have their systems grouped, it would be an easy process to push that command to all of their systems.

Submission + - US Navy ready to deploy laser for 1st time (ap.org)

alphadogg writes: Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.
That future is now. The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship later this year, and it intends to test an electromagnetic rail gun prototype aboard a vessel within two years.

Submission + - Top Black Thursday/Friday Tech Picks?

theodp writes: Take a gander at the 2013 Black Friday ads, and your head will be spinning with deals that seem too good to be true. And while the WSJ will try to slap you back to reality with a story on The Dirty Secret of Black Friday 'Discounts', it's still hard not to get jazzed over the prospect of picking up an iPad Mini w/$100 gift card for $299 (Walmart), a 16GB Nexus 7 for $199 (Staples), or a 32GB Microsoft Surface for $199.99 (Best Buy). So, if you're playing the game this year — either online or in-person (hey, what could go wrong?), — what are your top tech picks for Black Friday? Any strategy for improving your odds of getting them?

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