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Comment Toxins != carbon (Score 1) 555

This is talking about particulate matter and toxic substances released into the air during operation. Modern ICEs are really incredibly clean when it comes to these emissions.

It is NOT talking about carbon emissions. ICE vehicles emit carbon as they burn fuel, and electric vehicles do not. Electric vehicles can be 100% carbon-neutral in operation if they are charged by appropriate technologies (solar, wind, etc).

Comment Heat (Score 2) 138

You'd better build the power plant next door. Imagine the energy that thing would consume.

The Empire State Building uses about 9-10 megawatts peak, and that's filled mostly with people and offices, not high-density servers.

Comment Re:Wha? (Score 4, Interesting) 218

The customers don't benefit when the entire industry is harmed. Imagine Comcast and Time Warner metering Netflix to 1 GB/month while letting you use their own video services without metering. Netflix would basically cease to exist, and take their programming along with them.

This is why net neutrality as a concept exists - so that the delivery companies don't get to decide which content providers are allowed to exist.

Comment Re:So, the credit card company needs to sue? (Score 1) 138

They might be able to sue, but maybe not. The credit card company is going to have a pretty thorough contract with the retailer that accepts payments via that credit network. It probably covers this type of situation with specified recourse, whether it's a fine, arbitration, liability, etc.

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