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April 04, 2009
Here's something you may or may not have heard about...
ELECTRIC CARS - A REALITY!
Now, I swear this to be true: I was carrying on some kind of usual confrontation-esque debate [the way I do] nearly 2 years ago, over the feasibility of the 'electric car' - that would eliminate vast amounts of carbon being emitted into our collective air supply.
The argument against it was, typically, one of convenience. "Can you imagine how long it would take to recharge the batteries?" This was one of my opposition's presumably rhetorical questions, to which I replied: "Well, I guess you'd have to figure out a way to swap out the batteries… like, instead of going to a gas station, they switch your dead battery for a fresh one." I was rebuked by, "oh ya? Who's paying for these batteries?" To which I answered, "I dunno, maybe some company who owns them? That we rent them from? Like a cell phone provider!"
Well, holy crappa'moe'lee, it's happened again. Apparently there's this company called "A Better Place," run by a guy named Shai Aggasi, who was setting this all up AS I WAS THINKING IT (I forget the word for this phenomenon - but I think it explains the development of math and gunpowder somehow as well).
Anyway, as this is the "NEWS" page, I thought I'd tip you off to this fantastic development. You may or may not have caught Mr. Aggasi's appearance on CBC Television's "The Hour" with host George Stroumboulopoulos a month or two ago...
If not, the link to The Hour's interview: IS HERE.
HERE IS A YOUTUBE VIDEO I FOUND ABOUT IT - ENJOY!
Sounds great, doesn't it?!!!
My favourite childhood song...
"Yellow Bird High Up in Banana Tree"
...sung by mariachis... to a baluga whale.
This Bird is a Snowboarding MACHINE!!
Here's a neat-o auto-tune mash-up featuring
the late-great "Cosmos" host Carl Sagan...
Stephen Hawking also appears
in this wonderful auto-tune fiasco:
If you like what you hear, check out Third Man Records' website for release info on the track
Deathly Brinicle, a.k.a. the
"Ice Finger of Death"
filmed by the BBC!!
CLICK HERE (or the picture) FOR THE FULL STORY!
This TED video demonstrates something I've noticed myself
since my days of youthful ignorance: Isn't it a bit alarming
that the 'average' person can't fix household things anymore?
I remember my grandfather could find a piece or part for nearly
anything he owned that broke. Even my dad was pretty handy.
Now though, it's like nobody can fix anything by themselves!
It doesn't help that most things these days are nearly impossible
to fix at all... like toasters. Does yours even have a visible screw
to turn? Take a look! I bet it was sealed in a factory and there
is probably no way you could possibly get into it without bending
or breaking it further. Does this worry you? It worries me....