Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Mar 2011 20:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A major deal just went down in the United States, which seriously shakes up the mobile industry on the other side of the pond: AT&T has announced it plans to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom.
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RE[6]: Invisible hand
by ricegf on Mon 21st Mar 2011 23:15 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Invisible hand"
ricegf
Member since:
2007-04-25

Sorry, I'm commenting way to much (and way off topic), but...

"electric cars are a dead end"

Why is this? Electric cars can be directly powered by fully sustainable energy sources like wind, solar and geothermal. Sustainable hydrogen would be manufactured using electricity (most today comes from fossil fuels, of course) but at a significant efficiently loss, and the other alternatives of which I'm aware pollute rather badly.

"Electric heaters should be banned"

So you prefer wood-burning stoves or fossil fuels? Hibernating underground? Freezing all winter?

Sorry, just not following what you're suggesting here.

+1 on the telecommuting, though. I truly enjoy it!

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RE[7]: Invisible hand
by spiderman on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 07:29 in reply to "RE[6]: Invisible hand"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Well, the electric cars are interesting but we just do not have the ability to produce enough energy to run them, even with nuclear power. We can afford to run some of them for PR purpose but we just can't put an electric car in the hand of even half the people who need transportation.

As for heating, in my opinion, the solution is isolation and low heat.

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RE[8]: Invisible hand
by Neolander on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 07:59 in reply to "RE[7]: Invisible hand"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

So, what do you think about the idea of dropping individual cars, having people travel with bikes and public transportation instead when possible, but keeping them for...
-Heavy loads (postal services, delivery, buses, professionals like plumbers who need to carry heavy tools around as part of their job)
-Events where speed is a critical issues (medical emergencies noticeably)
-People who technically can't use bikes and public transportation for some valid medical reason

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