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FCC Rejects Blackout Rules

JeffAtl Re:Going Cable! (120 comments)

You must be in Atlanta.

10 hours ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

JeffAtl Re:Oh good (903 comments)

Or they'd send an attorney that they have on retainer to get the case dismissed as frivolous and charge you with the attorney's fees.

Judges do not like plaintiffs that do not have attorneys, so you'd be screwed.

4 days ago
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Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

JeffAtl Re:Australia voted... for a kick in the nuts. (211 comments)

That's the silliest idea I've heard in a long time. People who attend political events are the least sophisticated and least informed group possible.

Do you really think that anything of substance is gleaned at political events?

5 days ago
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Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

JeffAtl Re:Australia voted... for a kick in the nuts. (211 comments)

It may mean different things, but in the US they ALL vote republican.

No they don't. Small government conservatives tend to vote libertarian, stay at home or even vote for a democrat that values personal liberty when a social conservative is running.

Unfortunately, both parties only recognize personal liberty in narrow cases.

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

JeffAtl Re:Oh good (903 comments)

I think your definition of "pretty good" would be what most would consider a "beater".

5 days ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

JeffAtl Re:Way to compare apples to light bulbs (200 comments)

The point is that the cheapo method may actually deliver less bang for the buck than a proper space probe that costs more.

The cheapest choice is always the least expensive.

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

JeffAtl Re:Opt out of the credit scam (903 comments)

Because sometimes financial circumstances can change unexpectedly after you've bought a house.

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

JeffAtl Re:Oh good (903 comments)

Never had a car payment of more than $389/mo? Either your definition of "pretty good cars" is different than most or you're financing for more than 5 years.

A $30k car with principal alone would be $500/mo for 60 months.

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

JeffAtl Re:Oh good (903 comments)

They'd just ignore any bill that you sent them.

5 days ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

JeffAtl Re:I'm gonna go with (200 comments)

Because police departments are heavily reliant on revenue from seized assets and moving violations. The last thing the police want to get involved with is a violent crime.

5 days ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

JeffAtl Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

The selection pressures that you're referring to no longer exist in the developed world so there is no longer any compelling reason for a woman to rush getting married or having babies before age 30 though.

In the past, finding a mate and having offspring as early as possible was almost a necessity - now it has a strong correlation with poverty.

5 days ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

JeffAtl Re: I'm gonna go with (200 comments)

Ever thought of asking the neighbors if they had information? How about asking the apartment management if they had any video?

You know, there are lots of other kinds of evidence other than DNA.

5 days ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

JeffAtl Re:I'm gonna go with (200 comments)

More likely, your local police felt like your case was somehow tied into a potential revenue stream for the department.

My car was stolen a few years ago and I called in to report the crime. When I asked when they were going to stop by to investigate they responded with "why should we go there, your car isn't there anymore."

5 days ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

JeffAtl Re:Way to compare apples to light bulbs (200 comments)

That is a valid point. However, we have to see whether NASA can manage to send the "$5000 car" at the same cost or lower than ISRO.

What is your logic behind that demand? What if NASA and other space agencies don't see the comparative value in sending the "$5000 car"?

5 days ago

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