dragonsomnolent writes: A company by the name of H-Line conversions in Wichita, Kansas is converting cars to hybrids by ripping out their standard engines, and replacing them with a setup slightly reminiscent of a modern diesel locomotive. He puts in an electric motor powered by batteries, which are in turn charged by a bio-diesel generator. His client list includes Niel Young and Arnold Schwarzenneger, but at a cost of $40,000, it might take a while for this to get to the masses.
dragonsomnolent writes: "Microsoft Corp. has landed in the Wikipedia doghouse after it offered to pay a blogger to change technical articles on the community-produced Web encyclopedia site. Jimmy Wales expressed his fellings on the matter "We were very disappointed to hear that Microsoft was taking that approach," Wales said Tuesday.
Microsoft acknowledged it had approached the writer and offered to pay him for the time it would take to correct what the company was sure were inaccuracies in Wikipedia articles on an open-source document standard and a rival format put forward by Microsoft.
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