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Comment: Range and recharging time (Score 2) 208 208

Those are the main two. Let's take a look at my work week that starts tomorrow.

I leave home in a pickup truck and drive 267 miles to a motel. Assuming the motel has a recharging station, I guess I could recharge overnight before going to work Monday morning, but what are they going to charge to sell that electricity?

Assuming they have a recharging station and the cost is reasonable, I can work Monday through Friday as usual, putting about 100 miles per day on the vehicle.

What about Friday? After a day's work how do I recharge fast enough to make it home? Sure, I'd have some miles left after working to make a little ways up the road, but what then? Stay in another motel Friday night to recharge my vehicle? That makes it pointless to even try to make it home for the weekend.

Ideally an electric-powered work truck like mine would have at least a 300 mile range, and recharging would take 15 minutes or less. If we get the technology to that point, then my company would consider replacing our fleet.

Comment: Re:Thank God! (Score 1) 74 74

There are several apps on my Galaxy s5 that cannot be disabled. Some are Samsung apps and some are AT&T apps. The "Disable" button is there, but is greyed out. All I can do is force stop them and they'll return anyway. It's enough to make me wanna pull my hair out.

At least they won't update. I have auto update turned off.

Comment: Re: Access buried conduits along the rail line? (Score 1) 40 40

You know where's it at, but you don't know how to spell it? It's Stevenson, not Stephenson.

And I'd hate to commute from either Chattanooga or Huntsville. The roads are not great, and it would take longer than you estimate, especially with traffic.

Comment: Re:I actually like Charter (Score 1) 70 70

I've been a Charter customer for years and I am totally satisfied. I have super fast and reliable internet service with no data caps and never even a hint of throttling.

And every month AT&T sends me a letter offering "high speed" internet service that's less than one tenth as fast. Ha, fat chance!

Comment: Re:Prime Scalia (Score 1) 591 591

Scalia is right, and the Republic is officially dead. There's no coming back from the slippery slope of SCOTUS re-writing law to please the administration. Congress is just a rubber stamp for whatever the administration wants nowadays. Almost like a dictatorship, wouldn't you say?

It's over. Welcome to Fascist America. You all wanted it. Hope you're happy.

Comment: Re:Artificial? (Score 4, Insightful) 163 163

HFCS is the worst offender, but even simple fructose is bad. It goes straight to the liver. You should keep your intake of the stuff to the barest minimum you can. It's as bad as alcohol for your body, and you don't even get the benefit of a buzz. Just lay off the fructose and your liver will thank you.

Stick to dextrose (glucose) for your sweetener. It's much easier to digest. Just don't go overboard with it.

If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong. -- Norm Schryer