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Comment: Re:Good for him and the world. (Score 1) 109

No the big problem with the China push was regulatory. In order to have an electric car, you have to have a way to charge it. Installation of charging stations at the owner's home was required - and that means it's limited to those who own an actual house (not an apartment). So the market instantly shrunk down by orders of magnitude. I know several wealthy people in Shanghai who were interested in the Tesla, but because they lived in penthouse apartments could not get a charging station installed - and thus end up sticking with the latest Mercedes or Porsche.

Comment: Where did all those toolings go? China! (Score 1) 117

They all went to China. Beers, sodas, juice drinks - so many use disposable pull tab tops. And they're the original US toolings that were pumping them out in the 70s and 80s. How do I know? Because the top of the can is still embossed with English, just like back in the day. Newer toolings (China sourced) are all in Mandarin, but you still see a lot of those older toolings used to stamp the pull tabs - English embossed and all!

Comment: Re:Who wears a watch these days (Score 1) 290

My Pebble works throughout my house. It's a 2400 square foot two-story, and when I'm cleaning the car, working on a bike, or gardening - I tend to leave the phone on the fireplace mantle (near the middle of the house). My Pebble maintains connection with it, no problem. When a call comes in, I know if I need to clean up and go call back, or can just ignore it for later.

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by LynnwoodRooster (#49460689) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

Cool. So we agree she DID do it. You have your proof. Straight from her own mouth.

Oh, and what she did was against State Department regulations. I particularly like the 2011 regulation that Clinton herself signed where employees are warned to "Avoid conducting official Department business from your personal e-mail accounts." I guess HRC didn't send a single e-mail after that date, did she?

She broke regulations, she covered it up, she's destroyed any possible evidence of wrongdoing. If that's the person you want in charge of the Government, well...

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by LynnwoodRooster (#49460205) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid
I guess PBS got it wrong about HRC using a private e-mail server exclusively. But that would put them at odds with Hillary Clinton herself who admitted she used her personal e-mail server for Government business. But if we can't trust her own word on this matter - how can we trust her as President?

Comment: $2000 per year for 10 people? (Score 1) 332

by LynnwoodRooster (#49457551) Attached to: California Looks To the Sea For a Drink of Water
Sign me up! My wife and I use VERY little water (no lawn, few flowers, irrigate about 6 minutes total per week; short showers, 2 loads of laundry a week) and we're paying $200 per month. We live in Ventura, CA. So if It's $400 per YEAR for both of us - I'm all for it! Desalinated water is cheaper than what we pay right now - why aren't we moving to it immediately?

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