S10, even with the larger 4.3L engine, has the same 105A alternator used in most GM cars.
That 100A is probably when the engine is turning somewhere near 1800-2200RPM or greater as well. At "idle" speeds, 600-700rpm, you might only receive 20-25A.
Prior to the insert of a "high idle" mode into the computers, police cruisers used to end up with dead batteries WHILE RUNNING because the power needed to run the on board lights, computer, radio, etc would be more than the alternator produced at standard idle.
My 3500W continuous generator, with a Honda small engine clone, was $275 on sale. It takes up less space than my gas lawn mower.
Let's not forget that in many cities the dispatcher is also getting kick backs from the drivers to get the choice calls. It's rampant in Boston to the point that several exposés have been written about it in recent history--don't pay the dispatcher at the start of the shift, you either don't get calls at all, or you get lousy ones...
If the (dispatch) system were far more automated the potential for human intervention and exploitation starts to dwindle.
I see a lot of people talking about local investigative journalism--or at least reporting.
To be fair many of you may not know the local Boston market, there are two papers: Boston Globe, and Boston Herald. Globe is the corporate-faced paper (up 'til now) owned by national media conglomerates. Herald is considered more local these days. Generally the Herald is the paper you read when you want to hear about all the dirty BS the local government is dishing, although they can be too conservative and preachy at times for my taste.
Those trams and subways amount to not much more than sideways elevators. I'm guessing that someone monitors these things at large airports/etc just like someone monitors that the elevators are going. But otherwise they are easily automated because they are on rails, their paths are exclusive, secure and well controlled. There are generally double doors so no one can get in/out when they shouldn't, etc...
I'm sure they'll hire experienced drivers, remote Teamsters?
This will end up being a lowest bidder situation and just like call centers, you'll have "simulators" over in China, India, wherever filled with remote drivers.
That mit site is ridiculous. Where can you get an apartment in Boston for $1000 that isn't an unfinished studio in a basement?
What they call a living wage is actually poverty level, or below...
They "cured" the murderous criminal guy with the defective empathy switch in his brain...
My ad is for a "water hammer arrestor" device that screws into a washing machine...
Ghandi, Mother Theresa, etc...
You die for your principals--
As in I love this country (USA) so much, and believe what has been done is so bad, that I am willing to leak this information to world, but of course I will keep the true secrets out of anyone's hands that could harm the US and it's citizens.
I think that is the OP's point and I don't think it's "Flamebait" at all.
Just watched that... completely unsatisfying ending, though I do wonder if it gave birth to a few items that have come to be familiar, or if they were around at the time and re hashed..
5KB to 16GB would be
3,355,443.2X as much wouldn't it?
5KB x 3,355,443.2 = 16,777,216KB
16,777,216KB / 1024 / 1024 = 16GB
128KB Apple --> 4GB Dell
Too much government control is bad.
Too much corporate control is bad.
Now let's sprinkle in corporate control of government through lobbying dollars and astronomical consultancy fees for former government officials...
It's probably worth pointing out at this juncture that one of the things that spurs competition, growth and new technology is the fact that stuff is sold for a profit--sometimes a really huge one.
There would be far less drive to push further and further if it were not for the profit carrot being dangled... if everyone were buying from a municipal ISP for just about break-even costs, we might end up stagnating.