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Comment What a world.... (Score 1) 266

From TFA: "Companies with deep pockets lock down the market by making it too expensive for competitors to operate and to offer lower-priced yet quality products. It is a legitimate tactic; even those who succumb to it don’t really begrudge the approach."

If this is a "legitimate tactic", the so-called Free Market is seriously fubar'd.

Comment "Drive all day" is meaningless (Score 1) 382

Batteries can easily hold a charge for a day. The question is how much work is that battery doing in a day? Winnipeg says its buses travel 50K kilometers/year, which works out to 85 miles day. Bump that to 100 to account for days off due to maintenance, and that's still within the range of most EVs these days. And that's city driving, so they'll be using regenerative braking to recharge frequently.

Lower fuel costs, less maintenance, I can't see any reason e-buses won't work.

Comment Re:Change for the sake of change (Score 1) 489

"Listen, Microsoft, I spent a lot of time learning to use the UI, and you go changing it on me; you're making me spend time to learn the new one, instead of being way more productive with the old one I already know."

We know, and the great thing is all that time you waste doesn't cost us a penny! Toodles!
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