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Comment Re: Low cost? (Score 1) 990

You need a Renault Zoe, although it's still a bit outside your price point and isn't available in the US.

It's 4-door 5 seater -- tiny by US standards, standard supermini size by European standards. Happily goes at freeway speeds, gets about 70 miles in the winter, 90 in the summer. 250 bucks a month, all-in, brand-new. As I say, still pricier than what you're after, but absolutely comparable to similar-size and specc'd ICE cars.

Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging? (Score 1) 990

130,000 people live in the city of Norwich. Another 80,000 live in the suburbs around and about. So that's maybe 60,000-plus people* who live in homes which would be suitable for off-street charging. EVs are no kind of panacea, but to claim they're impractical for all because there are significant minority cases where they don't work (as yet**) is poking holes at a straw man.

* (130k*20% plus 80k*50%)
** There's increasing numbers of off-street chargers popping up in London. Hopefully, it'll spread round the rest of the country too

Comment Re:$1000? (Score 1) 618

Let me think about that for a second.


I won't waste my time proving this, any more than I would waste time proving that Trump is, in fact, more prone to lying than Clinton. The facts about homelessness are readily available, yet you did not seek them out prior to forming an opinion. I'm not going to spoon-feed you.

Comment Re:$1000? (Score 1) 618

Why should I add information when you don't apply the same standards to yourself? You said, may I remind you, "it seems to me" at the very start of your post. Your entire post is simply an expression of your opinion, and contains no facts at all. I don't see any reason why I should run around providing you with facts that are readily at hand with the help of Google. I'd prefer to attack your thinking instead. Is that mean and cruel and unfair? So be it. Next time, maybe you'll be sufficiently stung by this exchange that there's the remotest chance you'll look up some facts first and allow them to shape your opinion before posting. I admit that's exceptionally unlikely, but whether it happens or not, at least I had the pleasure of calling your misguided thought processes out.

Comment Re:Are we supposed to get in line with other jokes (Score 1) 159

Oh boy. Did you really just do that to yourself?

It is so *sweet* watching people get cross about a language over which they have such little command.

Let's quote the OED, shall we?
1. A thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance:
'she had not yet been given her cue to come out on to the dais'
1.1 A signal for action:
'his success was the cue for the rest of Fleet Street to forge ahead'
1.2 A circumstance or piece of information which aids the memory in retrieving details not recalled spontaneously.
1.3 A feature of something perceived that is used in the brain’s interpretation of the perception:
'expectancy is communicated both by auditory and visual cues'
1.4 A hint or indication about how to behave in particular circumstances:
'my teacher joked about such attitudes and I followed her cue'
2 [MASS NOUN] A facility for playing through an audio or video recording very rapidly until a desired starting point is reached."

Meanings 1, 1.1 and 2 apply here. "Queue", however, is the wrong word. And you are spectacularly, completely, humiliatingly, utterly, wrong. Twice!! Congratulations. Do you vote for Trump, too?

Comment Re:Are we supposed to get in line with other jokes (Score 1) 159

Er, no. In this context, cue is correct, queue is incorrect. How long would it have taken for you to check your correction on Google? But then, I guess the fact that you don't know the difference between cue and queue is ample proof that you're too dim to think of doing that.

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