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« Reply #330 on: May 01, 2017, 11:49:26 PM »

So if they pay $450 a month to build phones Apple should have plenty of room to pay more and still make billions selling phones for $800

They do, I read Apple has 1.4 trillion in cash off shore just sitting, but why would they want to pay more for labor?
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« Reply #331 on: May 02, 2017, 12:03:42 AM »

They do, I read Apple has 1.4 trillion in cash off shore just sitting, but why would they want to pay more for labor?
Apple and other corporations aren't "stupid"...   if the US wants to double tax them - they will let it sit or use it elsewhere. 

One of the main targets of tax reform is those Trillions sitting in offshore accounts.
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« Reply #332 on: May 02, 2017, 03:02:23 AM »

So if they pay $450 a month to build phones Apple should have plenty of room to pay more and still make billions selling phones for $800
Why would they?

If you can make more money by having the phones made in Bangladesh or Vietnam, why make them here?
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This is interesting...   especially if you drive on 75 up in Oakland County.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDOT/bulletins/19cb37b
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« Reply #334 on: May 24, 2017, 03:52:04 PM »

Maybe in a hundred years the driverless vehicle thing might pan out but I don't see it happening any sooner.  reason being is the idiots that already inhabit the road aren't going to repsect a driverless automobile at all.  They don't have any respect or courtesy for other drivers now

I, for one, don't want to be tooling down the e-way and look over and see a car with no driver, that would freak me out.

IMO, automakers need to stay focused on fuel efficiency and not driverless cars.  Fuel prices will climb back up, only a matter of time and then the 'guzzlers' won't be worth shitte again.

For me, they ain't worth shitte now.
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« Reply #335 on: May 24, 2017, 08:29:28 PM »

They can put a dummy in the drivers seat for driverless vehicles.
Of course there are a bunch of them now
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« Reply #336 on: May 25, 2017, 07:52:02 AM »

They can put a dummy in the drivers seat for driverless vehicles.
Of course there are a bunch of them now

Understatement of the decade there blue2 ;) ;) ;)
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« Reply #337 on: May 25, 2017, 01:46:35 PM »

Maybe in a hundred years the driverless vehicle thing might pan out but I don't see it happening any sooner.  reason being is the idiots that already inhabit the road aren't going to repsect a driverless automobile at all. They don't have any respect or courtesy for other drivers now

I, for one, don't want to be tooling down the e-way and look over and see a car with no driver, that would freak me out.

IMO, automakers need to stay focused on fuel efficiency and not driverless cars.  Fuel prices will climb back up, only a matter of time and then the 'guzzlers' won't be worth shitte again.

For me, they ain't worth shitte now.

I'm sure there will be more than a few 'drivers' who initially make a sport out of dodging over or pulling up behind these vehicles...   probably some more ideas I haven't thought of...

but I also be that once these same 'drivers' realize that these vehicles are video recording everything that goes on around them they'll figure out that the fines and point on their licenses just aren't worth all the effort :o :o :o
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« Reply #338 on: December 26, 2017, 04:31:47 PM »

Lockout wheels on grocery carts.
Kroger on Alexis at Lewis has employed wheel locks on their grocery carts.  You get so far out in the parking lot and the wheels lock.  They had to do it because all the folks across the street in government housing were taking the carts and not returning.  And then they would disappear..
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« Reply #339 on: December 26, 2017, 07:35:51 PM »

Lockout wheels on grocery carts.
Kroger on Alexis at Lewis has employed wheel locks on their grocery carts.  You get so far out in the parking lot and the wheels lock.  They had to do it because all the folks across the street in government housing were taking the carts and not returning.  And then they would disappear..

LOL.....

Almost the same technology as invisible fences for the pooch.....

All because people can't help themselves from stealing carts....

https://www.quora.com/How-do-locks-on-the-wheels-of-shopping-carts-work
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« Reply #340 on: December 27, 2017, 09:11:41 AM »

Lockout wheels on grocery carts.
Kroger on Alexis at Lewis has employed wheel locks on their grocery carts.  You get so far out in the parking lot and the wheels lock.  They had to do it because all the folks across the street in government housing were taking the carts and not returning.  And then they would disappear..

Those have been around for several years.  The Kroger on S. Monroe had some in their fleet several years ago.  When they did the big remodel they got all new (at least refurbished) carts and I haven't noticed any lately. 
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« Reply #341 on: December 27, 2017, 10:07:03 AM »

There are dozens of government housing units across Alexis from that Kroger.  i suspect a number of people don't have access to vehicles so they take the cart home.  But never returned..
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« Reply #342 on: December 27, 2017, 10:20:50 AM »

There are dozens of government housing units across Alexis from that Kroger.  i suspect a number of people don't have access to vehicles so they take the cart home.  But never returned..

My wife finished her Kroger career at the store on Gibraltar Road between Flat Rock and Grosse Ile.   When they built the store it was all part of a planned development with all new homes.  Probably in the $160-200K range when they were built.  They had a similar problem with all the 'health crazed' people walking to the store and then taking the carts home when they left.  You'd drive through the subdivision and see carts parked in all sorts of odd places.

I think people are mostly just lazy no matter how poor or wealthy they are!
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« Reply #343 on: December 27, 2017, 10:39:13 AM »

My wife finished her Kroger career at the store on Gibraltar Road between Flat Rock and Grosse Ile.   When they built the store it was all part of a planned development with all new homes.  Probably in the $160-200K range when they were built.  They had a similar problem with all the 'health crazed' people walking to the store and then taking the carts home when they left.  You'd drive through the subdivision and see carts parked in all sorts of odd places.

I think people are mostly just lazy no matter how poor or wealthy they are!

Exactly.  The attitude is...  It's not mine so why take it back.  Kind of like all the plastic milk crates...
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Re: Science & Technology
« Reply #344 on: December 27, 2017, 10:42:46 AM »

I just found a new use for the plastic milk crates after all these years.  A 20lb propane tank fits nicely in one and will not tip over in your vehicle..
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