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Comment Re:Dumb idea (Score 1) 255

Yikes! So we replace the scenario of 'driving down the interstate, electrical failure!, steer to the side and stop' with 'driving down the interstate, electrical failure!, stop in travel lane, exit vehicle, find little metal bar, attach wherever it needs to go, get vehicle moving (or push), steer to side of road'.

Comment Re:Dumb idea (Score 2) 255

If your car has a problem today (say, electrical failure) while you are moving you can steer to the side of the road. If your car has a problem today when you are not moving someone can push your car while you steer it to the side of the road. Neither of these are possible with no wheel, you are going to be sitting IN TRAFFIC with no way to move til the wrecker gets there.

Comment Re:Audio (Score 1) 114

What other wireless technologies? Wifi? So you want every pair of wireless headphones, speakers, etc to now have to have some way to select what network to use, provide credentials etc?

Comment Re:I thought diesel ran cleaner (Score 1) 243

You are confusing two different things. Pollutants are measured in PPM. This makes sense - it doesn't matter how they got there, they are still pollutants. Emission standards, however, do not measure PPM. For light duty vehicles standards are specified by amount of pollutant (mass) per vehicle mile. For heavy duty vehicles they are specified by amount of pollutant per hp hour or something similar.

Comment Re:Change the law (Score 1) 1430

Be serious. That thing is a total sham. Look who is in it - all the big states that normally vote the same anyway. Since it is practically impossible to win the popular vote without winning those states they have nothing to lose by being in this 'compact'. But, just in case, they stick in that little 'but only if enough other states do it' clause, which they know will never happen (because the other states DO have everything to lose).

If you think NY would EVER convert votes for democrats into votes for republicans just because other states did, I'll have some of what you are smoking. If that were to ever actually happen the legislature and governor would be replaced so fast it would make your head spin, and that would be the end of the 'compact'.

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