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  • On 22 Nov 2014 in What It's Like To Drive Toyota's $57,000 Hydrogen Car, New Renter said:

    zzyzzx says

    For what this hydrogen system costs (at least right now) it probably makes more sense to run things like trains or 18 wheelers off of it, or natural gas, since I don't see electric working for either one of those anytime soon (except commuter trains, of course). We could put a serious dent in our oil imports if all our 18 wheelers and delivery vehicles ran off something other then gasoline or diesel.

    18 wheelers are heading down the natural gas path:

    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1094087_why-arent-natural-gas-powered-long-haul-semi-trucks-selling-better

    The adoption is slow due to high capital costs and lower fuel prices. Those costs should come down as the technology matures. Since natural gas is also far cleaner than diesel there is a push for urban natural gas heavy vehicles. That is where I imagine the technology being matured as well as in Europe where emissions regulations are more stringent.

    Why not hydrogen for long distance trucks? It would be even more expensive, more complicated, with questionable benefit vs. natural gas.

  • On 22 Nov 2014 in What It's Like To Drive Toyota's $57,000 Hydrogen Car, New Renter said:

    Reality says

    New Renter says

    It usually comes down to how good your lawyers are and how long you can afford to pay them. I'm guessing Chevron has some damn good lawyers. This is an example of big oil, not big government.

    Sounds like the problem is big government if all patent law (which is a government creation) does is rewarding whoever has more resources for lawyers. i.e. contrary to the usual government-apologist narrative about government helping the little guys against the big guys, it is a system set up by the government to reward the big guys at the expense of the little guys. Whatever specific field the big guy happens to be in is quite immaterial.

    Fine, start a class action against a big corporation. Maybe if you annoy them enough they'll pay you a few million to go away. Then you can cluck about how the "little guy" finally won a round.

  • On 21 Nov 2014 in Why the run up in generic drug prices, New Renter said:

    APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says

    In the PRISON RAPE ECONOMY if you're not grabbing every last dime you're entitled to from the ASSHOLES!, you're the ASSHOLE!

    Dimes come from assholes?

    Damn, I should check!

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