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I reach my workplace, primarily/typically, by:

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Small vehicle (car, etc), internal combustion
  14674 votes / 46%
Small vehicle (car, etc), electric
311 votes / 0%
Mass transit, public or private
  5168 votes / 16%
Bicycle, Walking, or other human power means
  5990 votes / 19%
Boat of any kind
205 votes / 0%
Plane or other aircraft
  334 votes / 1%
A network connection
  2378 votes / 7%
My imagination
  2308 votes / 7%
31368 total votes.
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  • Since I mainly work at home, "workplace" is largely a state of mind.
    "Walking" sort of fits, as in walking from one room to another, except that I don't really have a separate room for work, so reaching the workplace is more a matter of putting on my Magic Work Hat.
    "A network connection" would be a silly answer, given that I reach the work server by way of a few feet of Cat6.

    • by Xtifr (1323)

      How is a "few feet of Cat6" not a network connection? Your packets may not travel over the public Internet, but I fail to see how that makes them not network packets.

  • In time (Score:5, Interesting)

    by JanneM (7445) on Saturday June 23, 2012 @10:48AM (#40420863) Homepage

    In time it's about 50% train, 50% walking, for a total of an hour and ten minutes one way.

    I could take a bus for most of the walking bit, but I spend all day long in front of a desk, so the morning and evening walks really help me refresh my mind and loosen up my body. And walking through the town is way more interesting than spending the same time on some boring treadmill or gym.

    • Re:In time (Score:5, Interesting)

      by theSpartan (58831) on Saturday June 23, 2012 @12:23PM (#40421477)

      same here. I like the "decompression" time on my commutes. When I drive it isn't the same. I guess walking and using public transport takes away the aspect of being in control of my time or whatever else, but it's also helped me develop patience. Kinda reminds me of when I was in the infantry (hours of boredom/moments of terror). My favorite part of course is that I live in Germany, so drinking a beer on your train ride home isn't looked down upon so badly when not done to excess (sheiss' Azzis!)

    • by ggeens (53767)

      75% train, 25% (folding) bike, total about 1 hour. So I selected public transport.

      Biking time is mostly from home to the station. Alternatively, I could take the bus to the station, or my car. Bot take twice as long to get there.

      I prefer trains over car rides: it gives me time to relax or work a bit on a personal project. The bike trip is about the only workout I get during the day.

  • Depends on time of year. In the summer, I bicycle and/or walk. In the winter, I take the tram. It's roughly 6 months each, so it's hard to speak about "typically".
    I can't be the only one that switches methods depending on time of year.

    • by CastrTroy (595695)
      Where do you live? I live in Canada, and I can easily bike about 8 months out of the year. This year, I only took the bus for 2.5 months because of the unusually warm winter. With the right clothing, biking until the snow comes is quite simple.
      • by Kidbro (80868)

        Sweden. And to be honest, I could probably slap on another two months of biking or so a year, but I really don't enjoy it when it drops below 5 Celsius. I'm also somewhat constrained by using rental bikes [goteborgbikes.se] which are only available Apr 1 - Oct 31. My choice, of course, but it's quite convenient not to have to worry about maintenance and theft.

  • by Faldgan (13738) on Saturday June 23, 2012 @10:58AM (#40420923) Homepage Journal

    I've been riding my bicycle to and from work about 80%-90% of the time for the last 10 years, typically between 5 to 10 miles each way. There are some advantages and some disadvantages to doing this.

    Disadvantages include:
    Co-workers look at you funny. It's getting more common now, but a lot of people think that you have to be some sort of eco-freak or wacko to ride a bike to work. This alters their perceptions of you, often in a negative way.

    Showing up to work dirty, wet and/or sweaty. It sucks when they don't have a shower facility available. Plus you have to bring all your clothes with you.

    Time to get to work is usually longer. Right now it takes me about 50 minutes from the time I close the door on my house until I can sit down at the first meeting of the day. This includes 30 minutes for the actual ride, 15 minutes for showering, and 10 minutes for walking back and forth from the shower, bike locker and my desk. If I just drive it only takes me about 30 minutes total.

    Biking is dangerous. I've been hit by cars accidentally at least 6 times and intentionally twice. No major damage yet, but it's been close a couple of times. Plus I've just fallen down on my own a couple of times.

    Advantages include:
    Cost. It's not free. A good commuter bike with all the accessories you need like helmet, clothes, lights, luggage tire pump and whatnot will cost you over $1,000 And their are ongoing maintenance costs like chains, chain oil, tires, tubes, etc. But it's way cheaper than $20,000 for a car and 13 cents per mile in gas (assuming 30 MPG and $4/gallon gas) and I never have to pay for parking.

    Exercise comes as part of the package when you bike to work. While it does take longer to bike to work than to drive, it's faster if you include a workout. 50 minutes of biking to work includes a 1/2 hour workout. To drive and do a 1/2 hour workout would take at least an hour and 20 minutes. And then don't forget to pay for a gym membership. It also helps enforce exercise. This may be just me, but I'm lazy enough that after a long day at work, I'd skip the gym. But my only way home includes 30 minutes of exercise. I'm almost always the most healthy person around because I get 5 hours of bike exercise in every week at a minimum. People ask how I manage to stay so healthy and eat (nearly) whatever I want. It's not genetics or a naturally fast metabolism. It's that I get an hour of cardio every work day.

    Traffic is now an amusing problem for other people. I love days when there is a big game in town and traffic is at a standstill.

    • by MisterSquid (231834) on Saturday June 23, 2012 @01:27PM (#40421887)

      I live about 20 minutes walking from my work. About 2 years ago, I developed a wart on the bottom of my foot that persisted for months and made walking difficult and injury-inducing. My posture and gait were badly affected and, as a mid-distance runner (10K - marathon) I was getting quite out of shape. My low periods were lasting longer and my self-confidence was not what it had been. Nothing therapy-worthy, but I was not as happy as I am when I'm well-exercised.

      Four months ago, a friend of mine and her boyfriend had their bicycles stolen, and I tagged along when they went replacement shopping. I got so excited in offering advice I found myself really wanting one, too. I'd considered bicycling but wrote off cycling in SF as too dangerous, even though I am a very experienced bicyclist.

      I bought a street bicycle (track style with 8-speed internal hub and front and back brakes), outfitted myself and it with safety gear (helmet and lights), and pretty much only ride during daylight hours. I've logged over 1,000 miles and the size and scope of the city have dramatically shrunk for me. Everything is so much more accessible and there's no parking required.

      My fitness rapidly came back and my commute which would be 15 minutes by car (including parking) and 20 minutes walking is 5 minutes by bike, 7 minutes if I go really slow.

      I've had a couple of spills and have exchanged words with motorists (why they feel entitled to tell cyclists how to bike is beyond me; I obey signage and vehicle laws) and I revert to walking or mass transit when the weather is bad, but the small investment of a bicycle has helped me recover my health and self-confidence and has made SF more accessible than it had been the two years previous.

      Every time I use my bicycle to get groceries, run an errand, or meet friends at a cafe, I'm boosting my physical and mental health and reducing my commuting carbon footprint and as someone in his middle age (mid-40s) these things are more important than when I was a strapping young lad.

      I like to ride my bicycle!

      • Yes! I was randomly gifted a beat up CroMo 16-spd Bianchi and went through it with a fine-toothed comb. Started riding the thing last summer and now I'm hooked. Lost 30 pounds and my attitude has changed for the better dramatically. Car is up for sale. Bicycles are amazing machines!

    • Bikes commutes are especially awesome when you live in that grey-zone between bus/metro/car and walking.. say, 2 miles. With traffic and time finding parking, my drive to work was about 15-20 minutes, or 30-40 minutes walking. But when summer rolls around, by bike it's 5 minutes door to door.

      And, on those short commutes, if you take your time and keep your HR under 120, you're not even sweaty when you arrive. Of course, you lose the cardiovascular benefit, but that's what pleasure rides along the bike pa

      • Many years ago, I lived 5 miles from work, but there was a big hill in the way, and it was New Jersey so it was usually either hot and humid or cold and humid, so I didn't bike very often (at least there was a shower at the office when I did). For about 5 years I was commuting by train, and could have biked from home to the train and the train to the office, but usually I'd drive to the train and then walk to the office, and the weather here runs to hot much of the year, with no shower at the office.

        These

    • Round here nobody thinks it strange to cycle, many offices have showers (I don't think it's a planning requirement, but maybe I'll look into whether I can make it such), and it's often much faster than driving (at least cycling gives you a consistent time, even if it's slighlty longer than driving on a really good day with no congestion). Plus at £200 upwards for a decent bike it's somewhat cheaper than you're finding it.

    • by toygeek (473120)

      I rode year round for 3 years, 5.5 miles each way. Even had one job that was 10 miles. It was *awesome*. I never lost any weight, unfortunately... don't know what happened with that. Guess I didn't ride hard enough. But, I still got lots of exercise. I also had several incidents with drivers... couple of scary ones, and one fall that I caused myself that broke my left hand. That really sucked.

      These days I telecommute for a virtual call center, its ok, but I miss getting out of the house. My other job is ons

    • by xaxa (988988)

      It really depends where you live. Your disadvantages are far smaller problems for me. I've cycled about 13,000km in the last 3.5 years (on the same bike).

      There are about 40 bikes in the racks at work, in a building for about 150 people. One or two "cyclists" have fancy racing bikes and use the showers, most don't go fast enough to need it.

      I have waterproof overtrousers (cost £10), which suffice for all but the heaviest rain. If it's really wet I'll take a change of clothes, but that happens only t

    • by artor3 (1344997) on Saturday June 23, 2012 @10:38PM (#40425655)

      Don't forget to let your car insurance company know that you don't commute by car. I know they knocked $1500/yr off my premiums when I switched to public transit. Easily enough to cover the cost of your bike and gear right there.

    • by AbRASiON (589899) * on Sunday June 24, 2012 @12:09AM (#40426187) Journal

      Reading your post I am only this far in.

      "Co-workers look at you funny. It's getting more common now, but a lot of people think that you have to be some sort of eco-freak or wacko to ride a bike to work. This alters their perceptions of you, often in a negative way."

      Let me make one simple guess - American right?

    • by Trogre (513942)

      Intentionally twice? I find this absolutely baffling. I have two questions about this that I hope you won't mind answering:

      How do you know people were trying to hit you with their cars?
      Is attempted murder not a criminal offence where you live?

      • by ClayJar (126217) on Sunday June 24, 2012 @08:58AM (#40428333) Homepage

        I can't speak for his experience, but I can tell my own story about being intentionally run down by a motor vehicle.

        It was a dark and stormless night (hehe). To be specific, it was late on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, and I was riding across town to drop some goodies off at a friend's place. We have virtually no bike paths, and those we have tend not to be connected to anything, so it's all road riding here. The road was one of those five-lane jobs (two in each direction and a suicide left in the middle), and traffic was extremely sparse. (We're talking maybe half a dozen cars total at the busiest intersection along the route.)

        When that light with maybe half a dozen vehicles turned green, I rode on and was passed by the cars that had been waiting. Not far down the road one of them, a pickup truck, moved into the suicide left lane as if he was going to turn into some apartments, but he didn't immediately complete the turn in spite of no oncoming traffic. As I approached (two lanes away, riding near the white stripe on the outside edge of the outside lane), all of the sudden I saw his white reverse lights come on. He floored it and cranked the wheel around, backing hard across both lanes in my direction and continuing all the way into a doctor's office parking lot.

        Had I been expecting it, I could likely have quick-turned a bit harder to avoid the hit, but you don't expect someone to try to injure or kill you. So, my turn wasn't quite hard enough, and I went into the side of the pickup as my bike went down. The guy continued back, crushing my front wheel, then paused for a moment before peeling out and driving off. My reaction wasn't quick enough to avoid the assault, but it was just fast enough to let me escape with a broken bike and only minor injuries (scrapes and bruises, mainly).

        So, a pickup truck stops in the middle of the road for no reason, waits for the bike, throws it into reverse, and floors it across both lanes and into a parking lot. Can't get much more blatant than that. Moments after the guy drove off, a car pulled into the parking lot to check how badly I was injured. He had seen the whole thing and was virtually dumbfounded. He had never seen something like that in his life, he said, although I'd hope most people would fall into that category. I got a very close and intimate look at the pickup truck (obviously). I had a witness who saw the whole thing. So, why didn't anything come of it? The guy had an illegally obscured license plate. Without being able to ID the vehicle, the police would be happy to take a statement from me, but that was the extent of it.

        The vast majority of car/bike incidents I've had are simply oblivious drivers, e.g. passing too closely or returning to your lane before the back of their vehicle has passed you. Even antagonistic drivers are often so due to ignorance, e.g. "Get on the sidewalk!" (which is not only dangerous but also expressly against the law here). Still, every so often you get a psychopath. What can you do (other than mounting a few Go Pro cameras around your bike to gather and preserve evidence)?

    • by swillden (191260)

      +1 for riding.

      It's more challenging for me, because I live about 25 miles from the office. However, I've been doing it about 50% of the time this year, and I really like it. On a decent(ish) road bike, once I'm in shape, I can make the ride in just under 1.5 hours, as compared to about 45 minutes to drive it. So I "waste" about 1.5 hours per day, but in exchange I get a great workout for free, and save quite a bit of money on gas and maintenance.

      Of course, I work for a very bike-friendly company (Goo

  • I sold my car a couple of weeks ago and now I primarily use mass transit, more specifically the bus. It has meant an average 10 minute increase in my commute from 20 minutes to 30 minutes, but I no longer have to worry about traffic etc. and it's much less expensive by far.

    Seriously, take the bus. It doesn't hurt.

    During the riding season, I alternate between the bus and my motorcycle. Oddly enough, my commute takes by far the longest time when I ride my motorcycle, despite higher average speeds...

  • Picked electric because hybrid wasn't an available option. The Prius C is a nice little car for tooling around the city in.

    • Re:Prius C (Score:4, Informative)

      by Macman408 (1308925) on Saturday June 23, 2012 @01:12PM (#40421815)

      Yeah, but 100% of its energy comes from gas in the first place, so you should've said conventional. It just happens to temporarily store some of that energy as electricity to help improve its efficiency. That said, it is indeed a nice car; I have the "liftback" model, for lack of a better name for the non-c variety.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    ...the workplace reaches you!

  • Chairlift (Score:4, Funny)

    by vinn (4370) on Saturday June 23, 2012 @11:47AM (#40421259) Homepage Journal

    Although I sit in the office more these days, at various times my primary transportation has been to ski down to the lift, get on it, and ride it up to work. It ranges from being an exhilarating experience when the sky is bright blue after a big storm, to being bone-chillingly cold, windy and completely miserable.

    • You suck. I pay $1000 per day for that experience.
      • by CastrTroy (595695)
        What ski hill costs $1000 a day? Even the bigger ski hills only charge about $60 a day for a lift pass. Even if you count the chalet at the bottom of the mountain, you probably still wouldn't even pay close to $1000 a day. Perhaps if you were going helicopter skiing, I've never really priced that out. But your parent poster specifically mentioned chairlift.
        • Come live in Oz for a while.

          Admittedly, I go to the snow with my SO and kids, so I should be dividing that figure by 4, but it basically costs around $10k per week including accommodation, meals, lift passes and airfares. It gets a bit cheaper if you stay for 2 weeks or more - but that's one helluva big holiday. If only I were insanely rich.
          • $10k per week including accommodation, meals, lift passes and airfares.

            WTF? Where do you live in Australia where you need to fly to the snow? If you really need to fly, just fly to fucking New Zealand and enjoy better snow....cheaper.

            (disclaimer, I am NOT a kiwi)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 23, 2012 @01:06PM (#40421789)

    I'm unemployed you insensitive clod!

    • by Tim Ward (514198)

      Me too. It's maybe funny for us, but it's not funny for all the unemployed.

      • I'm retired now, so if I commute, it's only in my imagination. I was also unemployed for several years before retiring because I'd been working for over ten years in tech support, and that's all been outsourced. Before that I'd been a programmer but when my call center was closed my programming skills were too far out of date and there was no way I could afford to learn whatever programming language/style was the fad du jour.
  • Dear Americans! (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 23, 2012 @01:35PM (#40421919)

    A SUV is not a "small vehicle".

    • by artor3 (1344997)

      It is next to a hummer!

    • by AK Marc (707885)
      Apparently a "small vehicle" in this survey covers everything from a moped to a full sized suburban (classified as a truck to the feds and most states). Gotta love those options.
    • by jonnythan (79727)

      It is compared to a mass-transit vehicle like a bus or train.

      "Small" means "personal" here.

  • My daily commute to work is by metro train (or subway or underground or what you want to call it).

    The door-to-door time from my apartment in the southern suburbs of Stockholm to the workplace in central Stockholm is about 37 minutes, of which 25 minutes is on the metro train and the rest walking.

    Motorcycle could possibly be the fastest reasonable choice as they are not as prone of getting stuck in rush hour traffic. Traveling by car would just be silly due to the traffic situation and availability of faste

  • From the kitchen to the office... so I guess that's human power :)
  • I live a 15 minute walk away from where I work. Using another mode of transport to get there faster seems fairly pointless...
  • external combustion.

  • I work from home most days. Getting to the office requires 45 minutes in the car to get to the airport, 4 hours on a 737, then a 20 minute taxi trip.

  • Six weeks ago, I would have answered "My Imagination" because I was unemployed.
    Two weeks ago, I would have answered "A network connection" because I was working a part time job remotely. (I still am)
    Starting last week, I also have a full time job. I clobbered my knee the day before my first day so my commute has been a mix of tricky "small vehicle" driving and "network connection"
    When my knee is recovered, I will start skating to work, my preferred form of "Bicycle, Walking, or other human power means". T

  • is in the air: as a commercial airline pilot. I'm local, but many peers commute by air to begin the trip in domicile, some from thousands of miles away. Commuting for them is more difficult after 9/11. I drive to an employee parking lot and ride a bus to a preflight workspace. I'm paid by the hour, but only flight time- all the other planning and layover time is essentially unpaid. Some live in motorhomes in a parking lot (life's not what it used to be).
    • by T-Bucket (823202)

      Damn, beat me to it... I was gonna say, what if your workplace IS a plane or other aircraft. Living in base must be nice. Never done it myself. Commuting sucks. Living the dream...

  • I carpool since I am disabled and can't drive. It is about 35 miles one way for my workplace and home. :(

  • I'm a self employed mobile marine electrician. So I guess I get to work by walking. That is, from my boat where we live to my work truck in the parking lot. But after that it is a HBV, Hurking Big Van. Not very fuel efficient, but probably uses less fuel than driving a small vehicle and running back and forth to the shop for every little thing.

  • Bike Commute tips: (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Freak (16973) <prius...driver@@@mac...com> on Sunday June 24, 2012 @03:12AM (#40427089) Journal

    1. If your workplace offers a shower, and you wear clothes more formal than can be reasonably worn for your bike commute, bring in the full week's worth of clothes on the first day of the week.
    2. Alternative: If you can get away with it, bring only two/three outer-shirts and pants for a week. Bring new underwear (including undershirt,) and socks every day and mix up the outer shirts/pants each day so it's not so obvious your'e re-using. (Obviously this works best for a low-effort office job where you don't stink up or stain your clothes during the workday.)
    3. If your workplace DOESN'T have a shower, and you work in a town center, check for fitness clubs nearby to see if they offer a 'bike commuter package' or similar, where you just get access to the showers.
    4. In bad weather, decide if you are going to go for "stay as dry as possible" or "get wet then change". In mildish climates with less strenuous commutes, "stay as dry as possible" can be a reasonable choice, where you don't sweat under the "dry suit". In warmer climates or with more strenuous commutes, just get wet then change when you get there.
    5. Look for local bike commuting promotion organizations. (Portland's powerful Bicycle Transportation Alliance - http://www.btaoregon.org/ [btaoregon.org] - is a WONDERFUL organization.) Support it. Use their resources.
    6. If you can't do your full commute by bike now, look for combo public transit/bike options. When I started my current job, I couldn't do the full commute (big hill in the middle,) so I would bike two miles over flat terrain to get to an 'express' bus line, and take that in. Reverse that going home. After a while, I got in better shape to where I can now do my full 7 mile commute (home at 200', work at ~0', 450' hill in the middle,) no problem.
    7. Biking can be faster! My drive in, from starting my car in my driveway to finding parking to walking to the office, takes me 30 minutes. The neighborhood bus line that passes closest to my house takes 45 minutes. My bike ride is currently 25 minutes (and falling as I get in better shape.) Yes, I have to add 10 minutes for a shower and change, but a bit better shape, and I'll be faster biking than driving. (Biking two miles then taking the express bus takes me 30 minutes, and is easy enough that I can wear my work clothes, so no shower time added. It's an express, not a miracle.)
    8. WEAR A HELMET! Really. Save yourself a headache (literally and figuratively.)
    9. Use Google Map's "bike" directions option to find good bike routes. Look for local city-made bike maps. Many cities have dedicated bike paths and less-busy side-streets optimized for bike traffic (fewer stop signs,) just a block or two off a main road, making for safer and more convenient bike commutes.
    10. OBEY TRAFFIC LAWS! Don't piss off the drivers and feed the stereotypes of all cyclists being entitled assholes who ignore all laws. Stop for stop signs (unless you're lucky enough to live in a locale that allows "Idaho Stops" where bikes can treat stop signs as yield signs instead.) Signal. If you're in the road, act like a car (consistent 'ride line', don't weave between parked cars, etc.) If you're on the sidewalk, act like a pedestrian (stay to slower speeds, obey the walk/don't walk signs.) Either way is fine, but be consistent. Don't switch from road to sidewalk repeatedly.
    11. Carry essentials on the bike: Pump, tire repair kit or spare tube, basic bike tools (tire lever, allen wrench multi-tool,) enough cash to get home if your bike becomes damaged beyond simple road-side fix (cab or bus/train,) water bottle, energy bar. I fit all of the above (minus the water bottle,) in a small seat-post bag. Never take it off the bike except to use or refill.
    12. The cash is important. Don't ever rob it for other uses. Just enough to get home from anywhere along your commute (around here that's $2.50 for the bus.) That way, even if you forget your wallet, or are truly flat-broke (or have only plastic, and your form of transit doesn't take credit cards,) you can always get home. Obviously in some less-well-transit-equipped cities, that may mean $40 for a cab that can carry a bike...

  • by jones_supa (887896) on Sunday June 24, 2012 @03:21AM (#40427119)
    Do you have any stories about unusual types of transport? My father as a kid went to school by horse a couple of times. Once at winter we were visiting a skating rink with some buddies and as the roads were so icy my friend also skated all the way back home...
  • 2006 Diamondback topanga comp. Original chainrings. 44, 32 and (not sure, say 26). No idea how many clusters I have gone through. Current one is 25 to 11. I like the 11. Its my favorite. Before I put that on I was running out of cogs all the time. 80 psi road tyres. My commute is 10km in undulating terrain. The inner north of Melbourne. Odometer is 22910 km.

  • by geoskd (321194) on Sunday June 24, 2012 @02:03PM (#40430681)
    I would have thought there would be more pure electric on this list. I hadn't thought I would be in the distinct minority. Now mind you, its not my only car, just my commuter.

    -=Geoskd
  • by CSG_SurferDude (96615) <wedaa @ w edaa.com> on Monday June 25, 2012 @10:44AM (#40438613) Homepage Journal
    I use my Stupid Truck.

    I'd rather have a smaller vehicle, but honestly, the cost to me to have two vehicles is more than I'd save by driving a commuter car to work, and the pickup on the weekends. BUT, I just ran the numbers again, and at $4.00 per gallon of gas, a commuter car would save me $1,430 a year (17 mpg for my truck, and assuming 40 mpg for a commuter car). Extra insurance per year is $900, so now I'm only saving $530 per year.There's no way I can get a commuter car for $530 a year, so I stick with my truck. And don't try telling me that I can always rent a truck when I need one. I USE my truck, AS A TRUCK, every week. I carry bikes, camping gear, fishing gear, lumber, dogs, yard stuff (dirt, mulch, topsoil, plants). During the fall, I use it as a truck to haul tons of mulch around, and I tend to fill up the truck with mulch easily more than 40 times.

    Basically, I'm stuck with my truck.
  • by jsse (254124) on Tuesday June 26, 2012 @03:46AM (#40449785) Homepage Journal
    "Which of the following is the cleanest method to get to school?"

    (in picture)
    (a) Bus
    (b) Car
    (c) Bicycle
    (d) RX-78 Gundam

    My niece took this question to me and asked me if she was right choosing (c) Bicycle during examination. I told her she failed this technological challenge miserably. The correct answer should be RX-78 Gundam, which is powered by two thermonuclear reactors. Under no circumstance could any metabiological energy source beat a neutron-free, deuterium-helium-3 fusion reactor.

    Her father doesn't allow me to talk to her daughter anymore.

    Technophobia parents ruin kids, seriously.

Wherever you go...There you are. - Buckaroo Banzai

 



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