Americans have a habit of being completely unable to see more than three years ahead of time. They treat their finances this way (let’s buy it now, we will figure out how to pay for it later), their assets and infrastructure this way (if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it!), their healthcare this way (I’m fine! I don’t… Read more
They would likely even go as far as victim-shaming. “Well they should have had their own generator, just like any sane person would!”.
If the Tesla crazies had their way...
There’s one for all of British Columbia. Want a Tesla and live in Victoria? Better be cool with having to take a ferry ride to the mainland to have anything done that their roadside contractors can’t fix.
“No reverse gear” is the norm in hybrids - always has been. Prius has never had a reverse gear, for instance. Just spins MG2 backwards.
No thanks. I'll stick with my NiMH batteries. They're cheap and I'm guaranteed not to run into a failed proprietary internal LiIon battery in year four.
Largely yes: but customers don’t have much of a say in how Amazon packages things. There’s no good reason that they shipped my laptop sleeve -- already packaged into its own plastic bag - in a paper/plastic bubble envelope. That’s just wasteful! I would have been more than happy to receive it in a simple paper bag /… Read more
I can live with the cardboard boxes: those are largely benign. I just wish they would stop it with the paper/plastic combination bubble envelopes! They aren’t recyclable and they don’t rot. There’s no reason to wrap everything thall that they ship in them! Just toss it into a paper bag, please!
I’ll be honest: I’ve been a car nut forever, but I will never understand the draw of a mechanical watch. I’m a “simplify, never complicate” person, with an engineering background. Mechanical watches are the antithesis of fundamental engineering: thoroughly obsolete, needlessly complicated, perform less desirably than… Read more