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Comment: Re:How do I refill it? (Score 4, Funny) 191

by Cornwallis (#48405801) Attached to: Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

This car is going to have a major problem with most people because

The first time there's' a catastrophic failure the 24 hour news stations are going to be showing old films of the Heisenberg. Hydrogen will become the really scary new (again) bogyman. "Oh, the humanity"

But no one will think of all of the gasoline powered cars that came equipped with exploding gas tanks. Chrysler Jeeps being the most recent I can think of.

Why would they show films of the Uncertainty Principle?

Comment: Well.... (Score 0) 320

by Cornwallis (#48241743) Attached to: What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

First you'll have to get rid of all those pesky poor people - which increasingly means everyone - since they/we won't be able to afford them.

(The Cash for Clunkers program was another move in that direction since it removed perfectly good automobiles from the market that would typically be used in a few years by people lower on the food chain.)

And yes, I'm serious.

Comment: Re:Will this internet of things die already? (Score 1) 103

by Cornwallis (#47981637) Attached to: Popular Wi-Fi Thermostat Full of Security Holes

An Internet-connected thermostat isn't needed for this. 20 years ago our suburban Maryland home had its heat pump on a utility-controlled program - Kilowatchers - that did the same thing without the Internet. The utility was able to switch the heat pump on and off over the power lines offering the same type of discount thanks to a switch they hung on the outside compressor. It worked great. I see they have discontinued it and started this Internet crap.

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean. -- Albert Einstein

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