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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

Herkum01 Re:I hate these misleading statements... (388 comments)

It is called entrapment. Not saying the person is evidently of questionable morals, but when the government actively is trying to get you to commit a crime so that they can arrest you for it; it is kinda scary.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Delays Launch of Model X Until Q3 2015

Herkum01 Re:Still a niche company (111 comments)

What makes it a risky investment, in my opinion, is the fact that once the production/price/market variables become favorable for the technology, the big companies will be able to scale it at a much lower cost, as that is what they are good at.

I very much doubt that Tesla is going to outsource its manufacturing for key components. It is going to keep those in house, and it will be expensive in the near future, but they will not have worry about competitors getting cheap access to those components. Too many of the current car companies are focused upon assembling a car; they are not engineering huge advantages in technology or going in new directions.

Tesla is going to have these guys beat for no other reason than they are going to sit on their hands until it is too late. If you want a better explanation, they are going to have engineer their own product and manufacturing of specialty parts. They don't seem interesting in committing to electric cars now and when Tesla is big enough to be mainstream it will still take them 3 to 5 years to get their own product out the door.

about a month and a half ago
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Can Ello Legally Promise To Remain Ad-Free?

Herkum01 Don't have to Sell (153 comments)

If they are bought by an advertiser, they don't have sell the information to someone to use it themselves.

about 1 month ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

Herkum01 Probably Cause (275 comments)

Well we should have someone get a warrant because they have probable cause that crimes are being committed then.

Oh wait, who will police the police? Internal affairs, not really.

about 2 months ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Herkum01 Re:This is silly (720 comments)

How the hell this even gets marks as informative is beyond me.

  1. I would love to see the facts that most minimum wage holders belong to middle class households. Especially considering the middle class has been shrinking for years
  2. Many businesses that pay minimum wage are doing so because they can get away with it. A great example is Best Buy, I know the poor are not walking in there to $3000 TV with their paycheck.
  3. Most people are poor because a significant amount of money totally out of circulation from the general public. With a reduced money supply you have greater poverty

For you naysayers who want to mark down my post, my list has as many facts as the parent, if that tells you anything.

about 2 months ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Herkum01 Re:No Brainer (407 comments)

I would say Walking Dead spin-offs galore!

about 2 months ago
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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Herkum01 Re:Extrapolation (421 comments)

As Disco Stu points out, Disco's growth in the 70's was tremendous and if these trends continue... HHEEYY!!!

about 2 months ago
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Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

Herkum01 Re:Possible sequence (171 comments)

6) Apples turns around and buys company with a discount for the debt owed.

Why you ask? The stock at at 10 before today and 20 not that long ago. At 10, the company is 1.43 Billion dollars. So they get the whole thing for 600 million. If they had try to outright buy them, it could have easily cost 2 Billion dollars.

Lucky I don't work for Apple, because that is what I would have done and that would truly be Evil.

about 2 months ago
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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

Herkum01 Re:The "old boys' club" (335 comments)

Considering they were offering test drives, I fail to see where they are selling a retail motor vehicle, at least at this point in time.

The question, from the above code that a manufacturer or importer cannot be licensed as a vehicle dealer is discriminatory and whether that is beneficial to the public. Depending on the judge and interpretation of the law, if no public good can be established it can be a reason to overturn a law.

about 3 months ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

Herkum01 Re:Goldman Sachs All Throughout the Obama Admin (201 comments)

Warren Buffet, a government employee and/or consultant? Please

Warren Buffet has probably one of the few people who has always gotten the best of Goldman Sach's because whenever they really fuck things over, he squeezed them for top of the line deals. Pretty much what Goldman Sach's did to anyone else given half the chance.

about 3 months ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Herkum01 Re:Solution (410 comments)

We tax whatever we want to tax, there is no magic line that we cannot cross if we don't want too. We can AND DO tax wealth all the time. It is called property taxes. We also have DEATH taxes, or in reality an inheritance tax. To discourage excessive wealth accumulation.

about 3 months ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Herkum01 Re:Solution (410 comments)

You still pay sales tax, property tax, and any local taxes or fees for stuff like utilities or water, or phone or internet. I mean the "FEDERAL" government is the only one that charges taxes for ANYTHING.

about 3 months ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Herkum01 Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (410 comments)

I was going to down vote you but I thought better to reply.

It has been proven time and again that a person on the low end of the scale will spend a greater portion of their salary on day to day purchases than a rich person.

Do you really think if you gave a man like Larry Elison $1000 or $1M or $10M that he is going to run around like a kid in a candy store and spend it on daily needs? Most likely he WILL stick it under his mattress or something similar because at a certain point you don't need more.

about 3 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Herkum01 Re:More importantly (393 comments)

Your right gas cars are total non-perishable and never wear-out or need replacement parts, and gasoline can be recycled as well.

about 3 months ago
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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

Herkum01 Re:This is not a new or unique problem (124 comments)

I don't even believe that you have to use Bogus applications, I think you can resubmit rejected applications with slight alterations. Then you can compare the original submission results with the new submission results and see the differences. If someone is not doing the work, it should be obvious based upon the underlying research for acceptance or rejection.

about 3 months ago
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Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

Herkum01 The Start (107 comments)

Does this mean we are approaching a preemptive strike from Russia? We always hear about our infrastructure being comprised via the internet, I guess a war with Russia is a good way to find out!

about 4 months ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

Herkum01 Re:nuisance fee (376 comments)

They offer a kickback to the ISP for doing a good job, and everyone is happy!

about 4 months ago
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Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So

Herkum01 Re:White Werhner von Braun may be many things... (165 comments)

The Reich had about a viable nuclear program as Iraq did after the US invaded them. They had literally no plans to even consider using creating a nuclear bomb. That is even outside the idea of devoting the resources to building and testing one.

about 5 months ago

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