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Not quite as bad as IBM laughing at PC. And before people say who invented what (in terms of these devices) remember that people had been dreaming up small, super powerful devices forever... '68s A Space Odyssey, for example.
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america has no way to complain about gas, canadians get it by the litre for over $1.20 per atm, 4 litres = 1 US gallon do the math and then complain please.
gas prices are cheap for america thumb.gif

Just because its more absurdly expensive elsewhere doesn't make it cheap here.
    
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Just because its more absurdly expensive elsewhere doesn't make it cheap here.

actually it does.
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Pretty much every device that exists or ever will has, or will be, thought of by a Sci-Fi writer.
    
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Just because its more absurdly expensive elsewhere doesn't make it cheap here.
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actually it does.

Yeah it does...paying around £1.42 PER LITRE for gas/petrol currently sad-smiley-002.gif...Thats $10.23 USD per gallon or $2.26 CAD per litre eek.gif

My rig would be insane if fuel wasn't so expensive.
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Yeah it does...paying around £1.42 PER LITRE for gas/petrol currently sad-smiley-002.gif...Thats $10.23 USD per gallon or $2.26 CAD per litre eek.gif
My rig would be insane if fuel wasn't so expensive.

How many miles/km do you drive in a week?
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actually it does.

No, it doesn't. Learn how income works.

Some people in America spend 20% of their income to get to work and back. That is not cheap.
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How many miles/km do you drive in a week?

I do around 42 miles from my house, university and back home again. So I do 210 miles a week excluding trips for food shopping etc...

Still works out cheaper then public transport mind you...but that's another heated topic.
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No, it doesn't. Learn how income works.
Some people in America spend 20% of their income to get to work and back. That is not cheap.

o.0

so does the rest of the world?.

Ever tried to go anywhere in NYC? Those subways are hella expensive.
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I do around 42 miles from my house, university and back home again. So I do 210 miles a week excluding trips for food shopping etc...
Still works out cheaper then public transport mind you...but that's another heated topic.

I commute about twice as much tongue.gif, was thrice as much before I moved closer to work biggrin.gif.

I wish we had affordable/reliable public transportation. I would be able to nap on the way to/fro work. That would be nice.

We're taking this soo OT
*nothing to see here*
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o.0
so does the rest of the world?.
Ever tried to go anywhere in NYC? Those subways are hella expensive.
I commute about twice as much tongue.gif, was thrice as much before I moved closer to work biggrin.gif.
I wish we had affordable/reliable public transportation. I would be able to nap on the way to/fro work. That would be nice.
We're taking this soo OT
*nothing to see here*

Where?

Metro tickets in Germany ar 25 euro for a week pass. My source is me, I've been there many times. My friend teches in germany and makes 58,000USD a year. Do that math and show me the 20%

I was on unemployment making 1600 a month in Washington. My truck costs $140 to fill up one gas tank. I live in an area where public trans is not feasible due to the time it would take with all the transfers and such, and easily spend 400 a month on gas.

Stop talking about things you know nothing about. 7 day Metro pass in NYC is $29. 30 day unlimited metro+bus pass is $100.
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