If 'peak' is defined by demand, then isn't the problem ultimately going to be shifted by moving when 'peak' occurs? In fact, that means that not only does the worker foot the bill for the battery, but also for the increase in energy costs.
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Why just the Senate? there are members of the House that should have also made the list...
Does anyone find a little sick irony in naming a crash site after an astronaut who perished in a crash?
is the ONLY way I'd advocate for revoking helmet laws, whether they are for bicycles or motorcycles. If you're willing to give up any and all rights to any assistance to cover your medical or other expenses due to injuries that could have been prevented had you worn a helmet, then I'm good with it. That includes not only public assistance, but private (insurance) assistance as well; unless you're willing to pay significantly more given the additional risk you're willfully taking.
I used to have the same attitude that many of the posters have regarding speed and helmets while skiing. That was until a very good friend of mine, who is an expert-level skier, caught an edge while traversing a blue ski run and self-arrested on a rock. By the time I reached him, a halo of blood had formed. Fortunately we were able to get him off the mountain quickly enough that he survived and was able to make a full recovery.
I have another friend who was skating at a very slow speed and was clipped by another skater coming in the opposite direction. He wasn't as lucky, and has permanent brain damage.
You want to ride/skate/ski/whatever without appropriate protective gear, fine, but don't expect me to foot the bill for your stupidity.
By proxying searches/browsing/etc, they instantaneously gain profiling data for every user that uses the service. I can't imagine that data won't be mined/used for remarketting purposes. Of course, like Comcast has told me on numerous occasions, using my email/browsing data simply allows them to improve my overall Internet experience...
that we've gotten to a point where we can't even spend time with our children without feeling the need to check for email or facebook updates?
that Twitter's systems will get completely overwhelmed and the cost of remaining in 'business' will finally become obviously unjustified.