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Comment: Driver skill (Score 1) 525

by technical_maven (#48499685) Attached to: Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates
The elephant in the room is that German, and European drivers in general, are better and more skilled that American drivers, and thus better prepared to drive at such speeds. A good percentage of American drivers are dangerous at 65 and the danger goes up by the square of the speed...

Comment: Toyota is another EV hater! (Score 2) 462

by technical_maven (#47079643) Attached to: Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car
Toyota despises electric cars and has publicly stated this on many occasions. They plan to sell exactly the number of RAV4EVs that they need to meet CARB requirements (about 2,600) and not one more than that! Toyota believes (foolishly) that the future is hydrogen... It is unfortunate because the Fiat E is actually an excellent electric car! Far better than the gas version, in fact!

Comment: Toyota wanted the RAV4 EV to fail... (Score 1) 659

by technical_maven (#47001757) Attached to: Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?
They used a previous generation vehicle as the mule, which was much less desirable, did not offer Quick Charge capability, screwed with the $7,500 federal tax refund on leases, and generally did everything they could to insure that they would not sell one more than the minimum 2,600 they needed to fill CARB requirements. It is no secret that Toyota hates EVs and will do anything they can to squash them!

Comment: Prior Art (Score 2) 160

I'm sorry but this has existed in one form or other on hundreds of different cameras for many decades! Simply adding one more camera to the list (iPhone) does not make it a new and patentable device! Clearly this is prior art and the patent should have been rejected by the patent office.

Comment: Re:Officials say? (Score 0) 644

by technical_maven (#45565007) Attached to: Officials Say Site Now Performing Well
Decades ago congress passed a law that require that Emergency rooms had to treat people whether or not they could pay... This is the gist of the problem and why so many trauma centers are going out of business... The illegal population now uses these as their own, free medical care, and the Hospital has to accept them and absorb a good portion of the cost...

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