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Nicholas Chase

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San Francisco Bay Area gets $5 million for EV chargers, Detroit will charge $40 per month (Engadget)

Aug 12th 2010 2:20PM @mryuk there are plenty. Ford even built a ranger all-electric for a while. Converting an old toyota to electric is one of the easiest conversions because the batteries can be mounted under the bed.

San Francisco Bay Area gets $5 million for EV chargers, Detroit will charge $40 per month (Engadget)

Aug 12th 2010 2:19PM @hprox please. I refute you:
1. The Nissan Leaf will have an 80 mile minimum range. The average American commute is 16. So even if they forgot to charge it one night, they'd still get home without charging at work.
2. Even powering an electric car with COAL is better than driving a combustion engine to work.
3. If we quit spending BILLIONS UPON BILLIONS ON fossil fuels, maybe we'd have a little leftover for some wind/solar/thermal/tidal/biogas plants?

San Francisco Bay Area gets $5 million for EV chargers, Detroit will charge $40 per month (Engadget)

Aug 12th 2010 2:12PM @aztek Amen, I live in Eugene, and at Lane Community College (less than a mile from I-5) We're almost finished building a SOLAR EV CHARGING STATION. Now, does that sound like something a GREY state would do?

Google and Verizon publish joint policy proposal for 'an open internet' (Engadget)

Aug 9th 2010 7:07PM @redpanda here's another summary of this garbage legislation: http://www.freepress.net/files/carving_up_the_internet.pdf
"The deal allows ISPs to split the open public Internet into two “pipes.” One of these pipes will be devoted to socalled
“managed services,” a pay-for-play platform that will destroy today’s level playing field that gives every
new startup the chance to turn a good idea into the next Google or Facebook. This could also lead to exclusive
deals that restrict consumer choice and reduce competition. Most worrisome is that the presence of pay-for-play
managed services could stifle the growth of the open Internet, freezing the “public” Internet in 2010 while the
“private” Internet takes a few big players on the fast lane into the future."

Google and Verizon publish joint policy proposal for 'an open internet' (Engadget)

Aug 9th 2010 7:03PM @redpanda turns out engadget's more in-depth reading confirms everything that press release stated. They want to gut the FCC. Fiber and wireless internet would be deregulated and tiered, complete with priority content pricing. This is bullshit.
http://www.freepress.net/press-release/2010/8/9/google-verizon-pact-worse-feared

Google and Verizon's net neutrality proposal explained (Engadget)

Aug 9th 2010 6:46PM Better than the first, but you garble the true horribleness of this plan with what sound like nice, net neutral concessions when truly this is the antithesis of net neutrality. http://www.freepress.net/press-release/2010/8/9/google-verizon-pact-worse-feared

Google and Verizon publish joint policy proposal for 'an open internet' (Engadget)

Aug 9th 2010 3:37PM Engadget's take (and of course, google's) is bullshit. Here's the real scoop: http://www.freepress.net/press-release/2010/8/9/free-press-urges-policymakers-reject-google-verizon-pact

Seriously engadget? You just read google's press release and treat it like gospel? I though you were cool.

Verizon says original Droid 'doesn't have the hardware' to support a mobile hotspot (Engadget)

Aug 2nd 2010 1:07PM @magallanes Not every manufacturer intentionally renders the device unable to be upgraded except by the manufacturer. Hence the HTC Dream has been running Android 2.2 for over a month now. Hence my old HTC Titan from January 2007 was running windows mobile 6.5.5 even though the last manufacturer update was winmo 6.1 in early 2008. Try that on a milestone, or a droid x. Apple would brick your iPhone when you jailbreak it, if it could get away with it. Not every manufacturer is mandating planned obsolescence.

Verizon says original Droid 'doesn't have the hardware' to support a mobile hotspot (Engadget)

Aug 2nd 2010 12:50PM Ok, people. Do you get it yet?
MOTOROLA IS NOT YOUR FRIEND.
Motorola does not want you to mod your droid.
Just be good little sheeple and upgrade to the droid x.
Quit bothering us about our old hardware.
Stop modding it.
Just buy the latest droid and STFU.
If you keep buying from this manufacturer, you'll get what you deserve: a hobbled piece of hardware locked into obsolescence as soon as almighty motorola comes out with something new.

How many trees must die for iWave's Earth-friendly headphones, iPhone cases? (update) (Engadget)

Jul 29th 2010 4:33PM Does it make sense to use dangerous (ie, the gulf oil spill) methods of extracting fossil fuels from the earth and ship it to China where a toxic factory can shape it into something that's supposed to contact your SKIN?
Sure, I'd prefer recycled water bottles or some such material, but I'm not going to knock them for trying.
At least trees grow back. You can't put fossil fuels (or the toxins they emit) back into the ground but you can grow another tree.