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Comment Re:How long will the company stay up? (Score 1) 494

So to summarize:
1. Ford/GM/Chrysler continues to build huge diesel trucks which are driven as commuter cars and spew 10x the pollutants (which I have to breath while sitting at a stop light on my bicycle), no problem
2. GM knowingly kills 143, eh
3. VW cheats on smog test, OH MY GOD THE HUMANITY!

What is wrong with this picture?

Comment Re:Fraud Opposed to the Ideals of Nerddom (Score 2) 317

This practice, how despicable it may be, is now commonplace.

And THAT is why I think 99% of on-line ""reviews"" aren't worth wiping my ass with. Most of on-line reviews these days pretty much are either shills or have some emotional problem which translates into inexplicable hatred towards some inanimate object or establishment.

Comment Gas powered generator trailer as range extender? (Score 0) 229

What are the engineering limitations as to why electric vehicles do not have the ability to add a trailer which has a gas powered generator to extend the range? If a generator trailer were available for long drives(which pretty much all extended range use cases fall into), then wouldn't this take the "range anxiety" issue out of the picture?

Comment Stock market? (Score 1) 271

What I am wondering is WHY all the articles (not just about Google) on how "businesses are ""failing"" " when all these businesses are posting 10-20% growth, yet some analyst says it's "bad" and so stocks get hit on that. Everything from Cheesecake Factory or Chipotle failing (while people are lined up to say "shut up and take my money") to a list of other businesses are getting these same "analyst reports" which are saying businesses are failing. Are these stock analysts trying to push some narrative to make stocks go down???

Comment Re:I don't think that's quite right. (Score 3, Interesting) 324

In Windows, you don't need elevated privileges to install an application to a user-specific location.

Where have you been? Unless you're deploying "Hello world" written in C++, it is certain you're going to have to distribute some library which insists of being installed in the system area along with registry entries. Therefore you will have to have admin privileges. Heck even just copying to Program Files takes admin privileges starting with Windows 7.

Comment Re:About Fucking Time (Score 2) 435

Only President Obama could get gas to $2.50

Really? Really? Please explain how this happened. First of all, the current cheap gas has all to do with OPEC and NOTHING to do with Obama. Seems to me that between the Keystone Pipeline / recent EPA rulings / ethanol mandates, Obama has been trying to make gasoline MORE expensive, not cheaper!

Comment Spent 100 million on what? (Score 3, Interesting) 87

Hydrogen stations in California have had a choppy rollout. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) first created the "hydrogen highway" concept in 2004 by executive order and budgeted $15 million for hydrogen demonstration projects, stations and buses through 2008. Schwarzenegger increased spending in 2007, signing A.B. 118, which provided roughly $90 million for hydrogen through this year. A bill that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed last year, A.B. 8, reformed the funding process, allocating $20 million per year through 2023 or until 100 stations are built.

So CA has spent $100 million so far, and all we have are 10 stations? Where did all the money go?

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