Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54678
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2022/08/07 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2013/5/14-24 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:54678 Activity:nil
5/14    Think you can "only" afford a used Toyota? (
2022/08/07 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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2012/10/15-12/4 [Transportation/Car, Science/Space] UID:54499 Activity:nil
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        home: (
2012/7/29-9/24 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:54446 Activity:nil
7/29    Is it really true that we subsidize auto driving to the tune of
        $5k/yr? Shit I could probably hire a private driver for less...
        \_ You might have missed the point.  Hiring a chauffeur to drive your
           private vehicle won't change the amount of gasoline your private
           vehicle use or the amount of real estate it uses on freeways and
2012/7/9-8/19 [Transportation/Car] UID:54433 Activity:nil
        A study at the Berkeley Marina intersection shows that people
        with nice asshole-cars break the law more frequently.
        \_ Alpha animals.
            \_ sense of entitlement coupled with willingness to pay fines.
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2011/12/5-2012/1/10 [Transportation/Car/Hybrid] UID:54250 Activity:nil
12/5    "Eight Ferraris wrecked in million-dollar pileup" (
        "Police and video reports say the wreck began when a 60-year-old
        businessman from Fukushima driving a Ferrari F430 attempted to pass a
        Toyota Prius, but instead hit the guardrail.  That set off a chain
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2011/7/10-8/2 [Transportation/Car/Hybrid] UID:54141 Activity:nil
7/8     Is there some reason we can't have mass market nat gas cars?
        \_ Not enough infrastructure for refuing.  Chicken and egg.
        \_ Not enough infrastructure for refueling.  Chicken and egg.
        \_ It has less than half the energy density of gasoline.  -tom
           \_ So you have to compress it, which results in huge explosions
              during a crash. Same for flywheel tech.
2010/8/23-9/7 [Transportation/Car] UID:53931 Activity:nil
8/23    "China's nine-day traffic jam stretches 100km"
        "... the jam between Beijing and Jining city had given birth to a
        mini-economy ..."
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7/14    DOT Report: Toyota crash data suggests driver error
        \_ "Moving ahead."
2010/3/26-4/14 [Transportation/Car] UID:53762 Activity:nil
3/26 (
        "Over the last 10 years, he said, Ford has more complaints
        related to unintended acceleration than Toyota does."
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