That is all.
Cars are a red Herring for carbon emissions. It is Electricity that is the big issue.
The simple solution is to replace coal with nuclear, and wind backed by natural gas peaking plants.
When you put it that way it sounds much more sensible, and tint as simple.
I do not disagree that technological advances will save us. I do disagree that carbon taxes and regulations will.
When these things you advocate outperform the old fossil fuel based variants, they will take over completely. Oh and those subsidies won't eventually matter. The new industries will get some of their own, and, this it the key part, if they outcompte fossil fuels on efficiency, there will be no way, subsidy or not, fossil fuels will win.
This just takes patience. Time will march on and in 30 years there will be no more gas automobiles. That process will not be simple, though. It will be a complicated evolution of both the technologies and the marketplaces they operate in.
And the numbers are interesting. A few months after NASA told Universe Today that 20% of astronauts may face this problem, a new study points out that 21 U.S. astronauts that have flown on the International Space Station for long flights (which tend to be five to six months) face visual problems. These include “hyperopic shift, scotoma and choroidal folds to cotton wool spots, optic nerve sheath distension, globe flattening and edema of the optic nerve,” states the University of Houston, which is collaborating with NASA on a long-term study of astronauts while they’re in orbit.
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A "nice -n 19" process is completely unaware he is throttled and kicked off the CPU for long periods of time, unless it is interacting with something _else_ (a resource) outside of his own process.
Like the observation that space is expanding at ever greater rates of speed, without explanation?
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Since the idea is that this universe is a simulation, who says it is a simulation of reality? Maybe we are some kids crazy fantasy world in which the container has to be larger then its contents! FREAKY!
The trick to thinking outside the box, is to stop thinking the box is real.
IF this is a simulated world, there is no reason to assume the rules in the simulation are the same as the ones of the world in which the simulation is running.
Ahh but you see I agree with you. The thing is that it is not anymore moral to steal from the "rich" than the poor because frankly unless you are a multi billionaire someone is always richer and unless you at the point of death from starvation someone is always going to be poor compared to you.
" The fine is nominal — one part of government fining another is rather pointless, but it does show that there's a little bit of accountability"
in the voice of Sir Humphrey Appleby.
No minister it is not pointless at all. You get to show that their is some accountability at no cost to the government in monetary terms. The error will be shown to be a problem with a contractor that is following his original contract instead of the new updated rules so no one in the civil service will be held responsible and in the end nothing really will change and we can get on with the business of running the government.
People behave badly when they think they can get away with it. I expect that this will be a problem with a self-driving car unless you want to introduce recording devices to monitor the passengers the whole time, then you introduce another avenue for privacy invasion.
Your "simple" plan cuts transportation by a huge margin, say hello to large price increases for anything transported further than a trivial distance. The food you eat is not just transported, but planted, and harvested using the energy whose price you massively increased. Increase food prices even more. Your plan for coal breaks the power grid. Brownouts, blackouts and mandatory rationing will be necessary. Oh and the impact on food refrigeration will help increase food costs even more again.
Your "simple" solution would cause massive chaos, social unrest, riots and death. I suppose if thats your simple goal, then you're fine.
It also has four-wheel-disc. That was one upgrade that the Impala got that even the police-package Caprices didn't.
And I have been to real drag races. The cars barely take-off because they drive into the water-box and burn the debris off their tires before backing to the starting line and taking off.
This is assuming that they are gasoline or other fossil-fuel powered. If they manage to improve battery technology by the time this becomes practical then they might return nightly for a battery exchange.
I hate hipsters, assholes, and golddiggers. And I hate people that try to get ahead by stepping on other people's heads.
Watching the fight between Uber and Lyft, it feels like the appropriate way to do a little bit of social good is simply calling Yellow Cab.
The reason is simple. They are poor people in the third world taking money from the rich people! Why should they care? They are sticking it to the man.
Just remember that next time you feel no sorrow sticking it to the man. You are the man to someone else.