Plenty of modern gas-engine cars make no noise besides tire noise on normal local roads.
Living on a corner with a stop sign I observe that even accelerating from
a stop is essentially silent for many modern non-electric vehicles.
When not at home it's really only sensible to use vpn to use the web. You know: to keep our web access private in a public place. So, Netflix does not want us to use what we paid for --- except at home? What?
Had a Mac Air, but
replaced with Dell XPS 13 developer edition with Linux (Ubuntu) using the
Gnome Flashback Metacity, not the default Unity
at login. Yes, Dell sells it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed.
Long battery life, light weight, avoid the Apple bugs
Costs include the transit time. As others have noted,
public transit is much slower than driving in most cases.
I commuted via rail near San Francisco for years (caltrain)
and considered it ok. Not smelly, not too crowded except
on a MLB night. Still, useless now to take transit
as wife simply is no longer able to walk far enough
to make use of the limited times and access.
Rails are great because they own the space. Not competing with cars.
Buses are...generally horrible... as they have all the problems
of using the same roads as cars plus scheduling issues and
I'll believe Bolt when they start shipping to customers.
GM has a long history of not delivering what they
promised. Will Bolt be like Fiat 500e, loss leader,
hence low volume by plan or ???
Going to be interesting to watch.