In 2001, a PowerBook G4 would have set you back $3500. Suppose instead that you had purchased $3500 in Apple stock instead of the computer…that stock would now be worth about $110,000. Even an original iPod’s worth in AAPL ($399) would be worth almost $12,000 today. (via)
It seems like things everywhere have taken a really bad turn. I feel sick.
The Florida Legislature passed a similar law yesterday. Pathetic!
I very recently received a speeding ticket for going 29 in a 20 on St. Charles. I was super pissed, of course, for the $75 fine, but have to agree with the arguments below.
anthropophagous on traffic cameras:
first - i would much rather get a ticket from a camera than a ticket from a cop. A camera can’t search your car at will, can’t run your (or your passenger’s) driver’s licenses, and doesn’t have the power to choose whether or not you get a ticket. Also a camera (regardless of whether or not it is precisely calibrated) has a speed limit at which it takes a picture. I’m assuming it doesn’t have different speed limits depending on who is driving the car (and what color they are and whether or not they are in the correct part of town) or what kind of car is being driven.
secondly - these improve driving safety (which i don’t really think the presence of police officers do. I think that people who tend to speed, or tend to run lights are people that think they will get away with it)……
very interesting arguments
My mother got sick while I was rich. I don’t really wanna get into to it, but my mother was sicker than my father, okay? And my mother’s alive. My mother’s fine, okay?
I remember going to the hospital to see my mother and wondering, was I in the right place? Like, this is a hotel! Like, it had a concierge, man! …If the average person really knew the discrepancy in the healthcare system, there’d be riots in the streets, okay? They would burn this motherfucker down.” —CHRIS ROCK, responding to host Bill Maher asking if he ever went to the emergency room as his primary healthcare provider, on Real Time (via inothernews)