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Comment: Re:Missing the point. (Score 1) 330

by romanval (#49405561) Attached to: Inexpensive Electric Cars May Arrive Sooner Than You Think

Most electrics are bought as a 2nd car, since a vast majority of people don't driver further then 50 miles a day. So the range anxiety may be a moot thing, since lots of people use their gas car (or choose to fly) rather then worry about driving their electric car across the country..

Comment: Re:Personally... (Score 1) 397

by romanval (#49380793) Attached to: Why America's Obsession With STEM Education Is Dangerous

Apple-- (specifically Steve Jobs) figured it out long ago: Cramming all sorts of technology into a thing does not make that thing useful; it takes an overall humanistic approach... involving psychology, human intuition, and aesthetics.

If design wasn't important, why else would Android start off as blackberry clone but turn into an iPhone clone within a matter of months?

+ - Science skeptic Ted Cruz to oversee NASA and US Science programs->

Submitted by romanval
romanval (556418) writes "In a move that shows how the last election is turning the U.S. into a bizzaro state, Senator Ted Cruz (R- Tx); a man who claims there isn't enough evidence to prove climate change is occurring, is to chair the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, where he will oversee NASA and U.S. science programs. Fellow climate change denier Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will also chair the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard upon his confirmation."
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Comment: Sounds like Tesla's Gigafactory can be used (Score 1) 491

by romanval (#47868655) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

.. to provide batteries at 1/3rd their current cost.. then the bus will have ~100 mile range while costing the same. (Space/weight isn't an issue, since a regular diesel bus already weighs around 75,000 lbs.)

Better yet, have batteries slotted into the bus like a giant laptop battery. A robotic arm can swap them out in seconds.

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock. -- Henny Youngman