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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

NetNed Re:Tesla wasn't the target, it was China (256 comments)

At 200 miles a day, a tesla would not be a good choice unless you like a added level of stress in your day. I know what the number and stats are for range, but those are akin to the MPG ratings on gas vehicles. If you are in the perfect environment where access to charging isn't an issue, you'd be ok, but that's few and far between in most parts of the country. Add in cold/heat effects on range to the equation too. With the price of teslas right now, if you spent that then ended up being stressed about range issues, I am pretty certain it would be the last tesla you would buy. And for that matter, who would spend this much on a car and be doing their own maintenance on it? Not many. I think the maintenance argument is weak at best. If you do regular oil changes (3000 to 5000 miles, maybe more depending on car and driving style) and don't drive a vehicle in to the ground so to speak (never clean it, never maintain it, drive it like you stole it) non-regular maintenance would be pretty much the same between the two. Plus tesla's main argument for not having private owned dealers is that the cars are "too technically advanced" for private dealerships to work on. Does that mean I would have to send my car to California to have issue serviced? I am sure they have some awesome service program that takes good care of the owners in these events, but I am also pretty certain that this is more about control then it is it being "too advanced". I'd say the Volt, Leaf and others have as much or even more technology and dealers can work on them just fine.

2 days ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

NetNed Re:aaaand (522 comments)

I thought "WTF who modded a serious question as a troll"? Then saw yours modded -1 troll and realize what this site was and what made it great has faded in to the blur of the internet. Now mod this "troll" hacks!

3 days ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

NetNed aaaand (522 comments)

This is on slash dot why exactly?

3 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

NetNed Yeahhhhh (329 comments)

The reason Japan has low to no gun crime isn't the law, it's the values instilled in all there. They are more about the "group" then the individual, which is most have saw in the way they run their businesses and the way employees feel about the businesses they work for. Add to the the sense of tradition and honor that goes from the extremely rich down to the poorest of people. Not that this system is better for the individual as I would bet their suicide rates are massively larger then the US, but to say it's because of stiff penalties on gun is fooling yourself.

4 days ago
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Internet Companies Want Wireless Net Neutrality Too

NetNed How is it... (38 comments)

That no one seems to get this? We have a tiered system now for internet access and it works damn good I believe. I get the bandwidth I pay for, If I want more speed, I pay more. Once you add in "net neutrality" it all turns to a pay for what you use system which will most definitely drive up prices. How the hell do people not see that? This is one big scam to bilk more money out of the consumer in the end. Does anyone really think that Google, Facebook, Amazon.com, and eBay are looking out for consumers on this one?

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

NetNed Let's start with common core! (838 comments)

Let's progressively tax common core till it is out of consumption! We call also do that on the gardasil gate's foundation is pushing on kids in India like lab rats.

about two weeks ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

NetNed Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

Yes because seeing a person that has the symptoms and knowing he recently returned from a country with an outbreak can the YEARS to diagnosis. I mean who has time for all that?

about two weeks ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

NetNed Re:Small praties (259 comments)

Depends on how you look at it, On a billion dollars that's 1.6 million in taxes, so if a company had 5 billion in earning taxes are 8 million. Doesn't seem exactly proportional, but it's not small by any means. How much should a business actually pay? Does paying a billion dollars on 5 billion in earnings seem fair? Doesn't to me since to make that 5 billion most likely the company didn't use a billion worth of government resources and services to do so.

about two weeks ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

NetNed Ah no (179 comments)

Anxiety over it? No. The spying itself? Ah yeah!


I like how this is slipped in there, like we shouldn't have any worries because it applies to only other countries data, like domestic spying is all just peachy and not slowing a thing, but that foreign intelligence, that's the REAL culprit!!!

about two weeks ago
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Michigan Builds Driverless Town For Testing Autonomous Cars

NetNed AWESOME!!! (86 comments)

MDOT has "no money" for road repair, but hey, they have 6.5 million for this. Remember that the next time you want more money and to tax gas in the state out of sight.

about three weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

NetNed Yeaahhhhhhh (425 comments)

Because I "trust" a former head of CIA and DoD when it comes to claims on war since I am certain he stands to gain "nothing" from the cost of war. Why not just ramp it up to 100, heck 1000 years? How can anyone hear this crap and think "it's just how it is"? We have government employees that are so corrupt they believe their own bullshit.

about three weeks ago
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Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

NetNed Re:Trading Freedom for Security? (264 comments)

Not sure who it is, but I am pretty certain this is why we have saw it ramped up over the last year.

about three weeks ago
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35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Alaska

NetNed Re:The problem with double standards. (292 comments)

The reports are from the IPCC that the AGW people scream from the mountain tops as the definitive source for all things climate change. They didn't to admit that but they had to because THAT WAS THE FACTS. Same panel that had to admit there models used for predictions were wrong and they still won't let anyone diagnose their new models. See, that's not how science work at it's most basic level. You don't state something to be true then hide all the data, have no discussions about it, and set about linking everything on the face of the earth to it. Even the "97%" number is complete bullshit when you look up how they came to that number. But yeah coil back to the last resort actions of most AGW lemmings. Label me, discredit without facts, and try to push me off as "evil" or "not nice"


Next step is to form a link to the Koch brothers like the good little sheeple you've been trained to be. Me? I will enjoy being able to think for myself and have common sense about issues.

about three weeks ago
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35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Alaska

NetNed Re:The problem with double standards. (292 comments)

When the fuck is science ever settled? Saying so shows your lack of opened mindedness. We have had 3 years of RECORD arctic ice production that has been measured by all the same SCIENTIFIC agencies the AGW community lists as "PROOF" global warming is real and will destroy us all. To ignore and hen peck the facts then say "it's settled "is what a person does when they can not debate the subject and what it their way or the highway, which is as far from science as I can think of. Add in that everything from birth defects to earthquake to polar vortexes that the AGW community claim all are a result of AGW without rationale debate or even any facts to link them. My whole feeling is the whole thing is a scam, and those that believe in it are getting angrier and angrier that common sense in looking at facts by the population at large is leading more and more to see that there is something not right about those that shout people down with a "it's science" chant. The AGW community was fooled by those capitalizing off of it and are now their egos won't let them admit they have been duped. With all the money, time, and resources spent on it, to keep claiming it's a catastrophic levels, how could anyone be shocked people are not supporting these beliefs anymore? It's like the televangelist that keeps asking for one more donation and then they can do their good work, yet the next week they are up there again asking for more and claiming it is more dire then ever.

about three weeks ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

NetNed Re:News? (651 comments)

Should add that even giving away one of these machined guns is illegal no matter what state you are in. Cant be sold or gifted. I also think it's quite a bunch of horseshit to suggest that anyone could just go out and start machining metal like it's as easy as microwaving a frozen dinner.


The whole bullshit of the article comes to the surface in the "In fact, police believe that an AR-15 built from an 80-percent lower was used by 23-year-old John Zawahri last year to kill five people". Police "believe"? It's not a matter of perception, it either is or it isn't and it doesn't take a trained eye to tell if it was. Like I said, this is all a PR stunt with the news agencies on board to push for gun control. That's why the "kit" is $1200 when it's components it contains could be had for around a third.

about three weeks ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

NetNed News? (651 comments)

80% unregistered AR lowers have been around for AWHILE. The 80% lower runs around 90 bucks, around $150 for the jigs to machine it, and another $800 or so for the rest of the parts of the gun. Then you need the tools to put it together, which could get pretty costly, in to the $500 or more range if you want the right stuff, and know how to put it all together correctly so that it doesn't blow you hand off after 100 rounds. Add in trouble shooting it correctly if it doesn't eject shells right, doesn't cycle right or a multitude of other issues with certain tools to need in certain issues, all that cost more money. If you were looking to do this on a big scale, like the FUD article seems to suggest is going to happen, then you would need something a little better then a hobbyist "CNC" from Harbor (junk) Freight.


At $1200 for a lower that has no finish on it and doesn't have the upper with it? This is just another PR stunt by some anti-gun group that cooked up this terrible idea. Shocking how stupidly long it took them to come up with it considering the amount of time the 80% lowers have been around. And for what that's worth, what criminal is going to spend that type of cash and time for weapons he can obtain illegally and cheaper then the one this D-bag is selling?


FUD, a term coined on slashdot that now is apparently the stories they strive to put on the site. Sad common sense is no longer used on this site.

about three weeks ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

NetNed Re:Whoah, wait a minute... (232 comments)

Kinda like the whole story that focuses on one area of a continent instead of the whole continent and uses that as proof the whole continent it that way even when it is measured that it is not. The area they always use is a unstable part of Antarctica. Using it as the model for the whole continent is like using a desert to judge the state of the continent. The whole article is a garbage piece and an example of how low the AGW people will go to keep the money rolling, bending the very science they claim as "FACT!" or "indisputable".

about three weeks ago

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