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Old 2011-02-26, 21:14   Link #50
blinded by blood
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oakland, CA
Age: 34
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Battery tech has just lagged so far behind everything else. We've got smartphones that are basically computers in your pocket, but they can't last more than a day or two on a charge...

EVs are even worse...

Public transport doesn't solve the shipping issues, and it doesn't always work for individual transport, either. I hear far too many people saying the AC in AC Transit stands for "Absolutely Crappy."

The public transport we have now needs to get a hell of a lot better before it can even approach replacing cars.

Time is money, and it takes me hours to do errands (especially if I have to go between SF and the East Bay)... most of those hours are spent by waiting for the fucking bus to show up. Don't even get me started on full buses, buses missing timing points, the GPS trackers being inaccurate, buses skipping stops, bus drivers generally being dicks and trying to knock my disabled girlfriend over...

If I had a car, I could get everything done in a quarter of the time or less--with far less headache. Just a lot more money spent.
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