Costs include the transit time. As others have noted, public transit is much slower than driving in most cases. I commuted via rail near San Francisco for years (caltrain) and considered it ok. Not smelly, not too crowded except on a MLB night. Still, useless now to take transit as wife simply is no longer able to walk far enough to make use of the limited times and access.
Rails are great because they own the space. Not competing with cars. Buses are...generally horrible... as they have all the problems of using the same roads as cars plus scheduling issues and waiting-in-the-rain issues.
Once in a while a sign gets overpainted a little by someone: 35 changed to 85. What does the vehicle do then?
4.4% is a LOT more than govt bonds pay. It's not 1985 any more.
I'll believe Bolt when they start shipping to customers. GM has a long history of not delivering what they promised. Will Bolt be like Fiat 500e, loss leader, hence low volume by plan or ??? Going to be interesting to watch.
Yup. I'm at 2560x1140, 27 inch, and I want more ppi
I want to see better monitors (and GPUs to drive them). Pixel density like good tablets. I'm at 2560x1440 on 27 inch screen and tablets are so much better pixel density.
Violates TOS for many of us. Plus upload speed horrible from Comcast. (and the other posters are mostly right too: this is just a bad idea.)
RyanFenton: the use of various techniques to discredit aspects of science that suggested companies had to change their behavior began in the 1950's. For example, denying that smoking harmed health. Denying that chemicals were poisoning birds. For the details see "Merchants of Doubt" by Oreskes and Conway.
"Natural Effects" is a complete cop-out, since all natural effects involve changes that force climate change. And those forcing effects are measureable (are the deniers pretending the forcing issues unmeasured or unmeasurable?).
Mounting sllghtly off the roof, to the roof, gets decent solar generation and shades the roof in high summer and
... minilmizes the danger
from high winds. Having panels up in the air on one of those
rare 50MPH winds is... scary.
Currently using an inexpensive single-led backyard white light. 6 inch square solar panel. Small battery hidden somewhere inside. Stays astonishingly bright all night illuminating a rose tree (pointing a bit down, not up at the sky). Way more than enough to read by. Something to free much of the world from darkness.
I had a bunch of old home movies converted to CD and unfortunately they are still boring.
Any voting system can be subverted. The cool thing with electronic voting is that the subversion will of course make recounting meaningless.
"Social security and disability checks are why the USPS matters today. They have guaranteed delivery" Maybe they do, but nothing else has guaranteed delivery. Some 1st class mail never makes it here...every month.