Re: >>convince other editors<<
Ironically, sites with massive tools are probably OK; sites with females not wearing head appliances are more likely what they're beefing about.
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and the fine should extend to the company officers personally as well as anyone involved in negotiating the deal in the first place. It needs to stop being okay to build corporations with the specific intent to break existing laws or circumvent regulations using flimsy arguments.
Not an EV problem, but ENTIRELY a planning and preparedness problem. It barely even gets cold there, what are you whining about? Plus, the typical altitude of Wyoming is over a mile above sea level making the cold more tolerable than it would be at or near sea level.
Did you know that european semi trucks often have more powerful engines than north american models? They're not narrower either, so what do you mean by "bigger semi rigs" ? You think they don't have B trains in EU?
If it's REALLY cold, then it doesn't matter if you have a combustion engine, because the exhaust moisture will condense and freeze in the exhaust system, plug up the exhaust and stall the engine. Been there, done that.
What you really want are plenty of waterproof matches, and some tea candles. When it's -46C and the wind is 110+KPH then you will feel the cold.
It not being considered at the outset is simply no less than malpractice and negligence. If your business is the storage of important and valuable things, it's not a question of whether or not someone will come to get some of it, but rather how frequently attempts will be made.
Just more "take an obvious outcome and pretend you didn't see it coming because it's to do with the INTERNET so it's totally different than before".
Cars WERE generally up to that level. However, now we have "CVT"s and "dual clutch gearboxes" and "high pressure turbos on tiny blocks". Headlamp assemblies that are over $2000 are not unusual. How long will an "active electronic engine mount" last compared to a rubber bush? Does it matter if a starter is only $200, if you have to have the whole drivetrain out to change it? ($2000 labor)
Automakers are actually quite decent at making them reliable - the new trick is fitting the reliability ONLY within the realm of warranty while making it as difficult and uneconomical to service as possible.
It's not harsh. it's the opposite. amazon originally (and quite blatantly) walked all over the labor relations laws. It's not like they invented some new ways of doing so - it's all old hat stuff here. Executives SHOULD ALREADY be serving jail time for conspiring to break federal labor laws. Why do we constantly see the courts serving up these "court ordered" "reminders" that they aren't to be breaking the law again - usually for a period of time.
But how much money did they make doing these things? I bet that $100 mill is just a license fee in comparison.
Yeah according to wiki annual revenue in 2020 was like $1.25 billion. They were doing this to all and sundry customers so there is simply no way $100 million covers the refunds. What about punitive damages? They were in the wrong. Why does the FTC think it is okay to license corporate wrongdoing?
Working at a scrap yard, I'd say it's equally likely that some derp tried to "steal it's catalytic converter" and caused the fire, than it being some crash related damage. The guys that go around doing this are beyond comprehension, don't expect they are able to know it's electric or that there's nothing to steal that they could carry off.
Yes, actually, you CAN go down to the automotive dealer and buy a factory scan tool and do all of the things yourself. Some stuff like making keys and reprogramming requires a subscription to retrieve encryption keys but it's all >available<, if expensive for the average toolbox.
You CANNOT buy a JD scan tool. You're not allowed to own one! They would sue you for having it! It would invalidate your service contract if you even dared to put certain parts on yourself. And they would still have to reset the tripped computer, which means you're back to a service contract or at least paying them (more, sans contract) to come out - which they won't get around to doing until you are PROPERLY screwed, harvest / farm work wise.
It's not a slap on the wrist, it's a small tax on highly profitable business practices. Just like the 'fine' for companies conspiring to keep wages down, the amount is so small that the behavior was HUGELY profitable. Why would other companies not try and do the same, there's so much money to be had! The fines need to be larger than the profit from the illegal behavior, for starters.
They admit no wrong when they do this, it shouldn't be allowed. They obviously knew this was going on the whole time, and there just never managed to be budget for getting the bad reviews up to speed, oh darn!
Unpressurized flammable liquids do not become bombs when punctured or impacted. They are also not embrittlement time bombs waiting to go off - and a high pressure rupture would likely result in an explosion 9/10 times because hydrogen is so easy to light off. Modern steel and plastic tanks take a huge amount of abuse and don't require scheduled hydrotests that the tank would have to be completely removed from the vehicle to perform.
The police have an obligation not to do these things - the punishment in this case should be the same as what a civilian who hacked into the system and did the same would face. 20 years? 30? A civilian certainly would not get mere community service. This is an outrage. Government employees and police should be faced with MUCH more severe penalties rather than the obligatory scot-free package. In the first place, part of the supposed qualification involves specifically knowing these things must not be done.
Some of these devices cost more than my van did, with a govt safety on it. Those speakers at the beginning seem like especially poor value.
And +1 on the slow TV gripe. On my generic DLED TV I have plenty of time to imagine some 80's transforming robot separation and recombination sequence going on inside.
The price is all wrong here - it's obviously not that great of a cooler and it's an underclocked Fury chip. It should be cheaper as with any lesser product. It's not like it's smaller because of anything but the size of the cooler and reduced power requirements really. I mean, come on. Enough BS. Specialty form factor? How about Reduced Net Cost?