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Jon

Member since: Jun 18th, 2007

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Does Thunderbolt fortell the end of the line for the Mac Pro as we know it? (TUAW.com)

Apr 20th 2011 10:29AM "This means that at any time now, Apple can pull the plug on the current Mac Pro and not shock an entire industry."

I would imagine most industries that rely on Mac Pros would be very shocked indeed. I would have no choice but to switch to Windows on my next upgrade.

Apple.com showing changes (TUAW.com)

Jan 26th 2011 3:43AM I couldn't work out what animations you were talking about until I realized that they only seem to work on Safari and Chrome. Firefox unfortunately doesn't play them (not even the latest Fx4.0 beta).

Extra! Extra! app may be scraping news museum's feed of front pages (TUAW.com)

Oct 27th 2010 4:00PM I bet he regrets asking for a review now.

Although all publicity is good publicity I suppose...

Obama's infrastructure plan could offer real reform while providing better transportation options (Autoblog Green)

Sep 15th 2010 12:39PM Larzen: can you substantiate those accusations? Backing up spurious claims seems to be unfashionable nowadays.

Apple awarded new patents (TUAW.com)

Sep 3rd 2010 11:52AM So anyone who uses (or was already using) an auto-suggest system is now in violation of Apple's patent?

Sen. Voinovich (R-OH) calls for a raise to the gas tax (Autoblog Green)

Aug 10th 2010 1:59PM "The rich buy more, hence get taxed more."

Who says they do? I know some very wealthy people who just hoard their money and try to avoid spending any of it.

Also, the point you are missing is that even if rich people do purchase more, they purchase considerably less as a percentage of their overall income. This would be a tax on poor people and a gigantic tax break for the rich.

However, I agree with you that the tax system is complicated and would welcome any simplifications to the tax filing process.

How electric vehicle chargers will be like fire hydrants (Autoblog Green)

Jul 17th 2010 12:17PM I seriously doubt that "most" of the people in your area do that.

Report: Honda to abandon clean diesel development, focus on hybrids (Autoblog Green)

Jul 17th 2010 12:07PM Tim, if it were not for government intervention, automakers would be making cars that got one mile per gallon and spewed black death out of their tailpipes with no thought for human health or the environment.

The free market does not do anything unless there is an incentive to do so. Sometimes those incentives don't exist within the market so the government has to step in. The purpose of government intervention is to make up for market failure.

I don't understand why right-wing Americans love corporations so much. The corporations are NOT your friend. Neither is the government, but at least you vote for the government. I didn't vote for the CEO of BP or Haliburton.

I'm all for a largely free market but as a consumer you would be worse off if it was 100% free.

The changing politics of climate change, and how they could hurt green cars (Autoblog Green)

Jul 12th 2010 10:50PM I can't believe terrorism is third on that list. Far more people die from heart disease, flu, alcohol abuse and domestic violence (to name just a few) than from terrorist attacks, particularly in the West.

I guess it all comes down to the media misrepresenting the risks of certain situations (such as the fact that crime has dropped significantly in recent years but fear of crime has risen a lot) and the general gullibility of the American populace. The main problem is that people are wasting time debating the fundamental "does it exist, does it not" equation instead of actually working together to get things done, and the media could do more to influence public opinion.

UK committee says fuel prices must stay high to force drivers into efficient cars (Autoblog Green)

Jul 3rd 2010 2:35AM "I think intelligent people can decide to buy green vehicles on their own."

You're right... except they're not doing that. Or maybe it's that intelligent people are a minority group.

Either way, the end result is that most vehicles on the road are not green - in fact quite the opposite. People only purchased green vehicles when there was an incentive to do so. Now that Cash for Clunkers has ended and the economy seems to be on the mend, people are becoming interested in SUVs again.

But it's clear to me that many people in this country are incapable of intelligent and open-minded thought. They put up a fight against an increased gas tax of a few cents but they don't bat an eyelid when OPEC increases the price by ten times that amount. They refuse to fill in the census and then log onto Facebook and give out their personal details to the entire world.

Do they not realize that they elect their government? If you don't like the government's policies, vote for someone else. Why trust your money or information with a corporation or foreign entity over which you have no say or influence whatsoever? At least you vote for the government - you don't vote for the head of BP or Saudi Arabia.