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Europe Plans To Ban Petrol Cars From Cities By 2050

Vexor Re:To expensive (695 comments)

They would not send the cars to landfills. They would be recycled, not dumped. I also seriously doubt vintage car collectors will be giving up their pristine rides willingly, and certainly not anytime soon. They could easily impose a law to be able to trade in your gas sucking heap for a rebate towards a newer electric car.

more than 3 years ago

Ma Bell Stifled Innovation, AT&T May Do the Same

Vexor Re:T-Mobile Customer Point Of View (354 comments)

I oppose this for pretty much the same reasons. T-Mobile does throttle their bandwidth after 5gigs, however they don't charge any overages beyond the 5gig mark. As opposed to Verizon which last I checked was around $.10 per meg on top of throttling. The AT&T buyout will surely make customer service suffer as well. Nothing good will come out of this.

more than 3 years ago

Americans Favor Moratorium On New Nuclear Reactors

Vexor Re:So uh (964 comments)

I live in Minnesota and we do have nuclear plants in the area. The worst natural disasters we suffer in the Midwest are tornadoes, snow and the occasional river flooding. There aren't massive earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes, or mudslides. Japan has far few options for where they locate plants, the US isn't nearly as limited. It would seem reasonable that we could make some intelligent decisions on location with a good design. I really don't see the problem for nuclear plants in the US. Sure some of our nuclear plants are aging, but there is no excuse (aside from $$$) for why we don't update them with new/safer tech.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft On List of Most Ethical Companies

Vexor Re:"Most" doesn't mean "very". (465 comments)

As a former Accenture (and UPS) employee I'm curious how they got on there knowing what I know. And PepsiCo but not Coke? The list seems biased.

more than 3 years ago

Does Syfy Really Love Sci-Fi?

Vexor Re:Fantasy is now king (742 comments)

As a genre SciFi and Fantasy are almost the exact same. The only difference is Fantasy is never true, while SciFi is "possible". SciFi has axed plenty of fantasy shows as well, the Dresden Files for one. The Dresden Files was/is definitely in the "paranormal" genre as well. Although that show suffered more from completely bastardizing everything that makes the books great. Back to my point, just because they're running fantasy shows doesn't mean that they're completely gone from their roots.

more than 3 years ago

Libya SIGINT Jamming Satellites, Towers

Vexor Re:Could be worse (463 comments)

It could be raspberry jam, and we all know there's only one person who dares to use raspberries.

more than 3 years ago

Which Shipping Company Is Kindest To Your Packages?

Vexor Re:When I worked for UPS (480 comments)

When I worked at UPS we regularly had "bull sperm" shipped through. Came in a phallic shaped 5 gallon drum too.

more than 3 years ago

Which Shipping Company Is Kindest To Your Packages?

Vexor Re:TSA (480 comments)

As a former UPS employee here's the inside deal. The working theory is if a box is marked fragile, it's packed in order to withstand the abuse of normal packages. Furthermore, unless you want your presents unwrapped for you, put those wrapped boxes within a slightly bigger box. Your boxes barely make it through in one piece, wrapping paper doesn't have a chance...

more than 3 years ago

FPS Games That Need a Remake

Vexor Re:Let's get this right. (518 comments)

Pretty sure Tribes is going the MMO route. I think I saw a post not long ago (not on ./) looking for more alpha/beta testers.

more than 3 years ago

Ears Might Be Better Than Fingerprints For ID

Vexor Re:earprints (135 comments)

Ears might not change on their own, but I'm sure we've all seen plenty of people who have 0 gauge piercings which I'm fairly certain counts as a change. In a more direct response to the parent: Now when you go on your crime spree you'll just need to wear gloves and earmuffs. Duh.

more than 3 years ago

Erasing Objects From Video In Real Time

Vexor Re:Perfect Application (175 comments)

This is just terrible. What about those live tv "wardrobe malfunctions"?

more than 3 years ago

How Should Poll Numerical Increments Be Set?

Vexor Missing Option: (311 comments)

Prime, Odd, Even.

more than 3 years ago

Carnivorous Swamp Beast Discovered In Madagascar

Vexor Re:I don't usually complain about summaries (157 comments)

About the size of a cat? Are we talking household "domestic" cat or .....? For science/news "about the size of x" is rather vague.

more than 3 years ago

Gaming Mouse Changes Shape For a Custom Fit

Vexor Re:Not good for lefties? (156 comments)

As a left hander I've always used the mouse with my right hand. I doubt a joystick used via right hand would bother me much. I'd be more irritated at the lack of GOOD (modern)flight sim game.

more than 3 years ago

Rustock Botnet Responsible For 40% of Spam

Vexor Re:Somebody (250 comments)

So if I'm understanding this right. The network spamming "enhancement" products has shrinkage? How ironic.

about 4 years ago

EA Says Game Development Budgets Have Peaked

Vexor Re:Bout time... (157 comments)

Gamers will not play a game with anything less than brilliant graphics.

Starcraft2? Yeah, I thought so.

about 4 years ago

Look-Alike Tubes Lead To Hospital Deaths

Vexor Oblig Simpsons (520 comments)

Nurse my catheter is full and my IV is empty.

*switch switch*

All better.

about 4 years ago

For taking notes by hand, I prefer ...

Vexor Missing Option: (373 comments)

Laptop. I type far faster than I write, not only that I can actually read what I wrote after.

more than 4 years ago

Actually visible to me right now, IRL:

Vexor Re:The poll hates me (274 comments)

Same. I debated on how to answer. Then I closed my eyes and picked the last option.

You'd still be looking at your eyelids though.

more than 4 years ago


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