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Electric Car Fever

Maybe you remember Disco Fever. Mid-70s, United States. For no apparent reason, suddenly everyone seemed to be singing in a high-pitched falsetto voice and wearing skin-tight lycra with open collared shirts displaying...

The Textalyzer

Yes, really. They are working on a gadget that can tell the polizei whether you’ve been texting while driving. For your saaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety - as depressingly always. An Israeli company called Cellebrite - which sounds like...

OJ and Air Bags … vs. Oliver Schmidt

OJ - who almost certainly killed two people and definitely got away with it - didn’t get away with participating in an armed robbery and kidnapping. He got 33 years, served about...

Porsche is Doomed

Maybe the worst thing about this electric car business is the way it will - if it succeeds - homogenize cars, make one just like another in every meaningful way. Think...

Pumping Us Up

Most people know they’re paying a lot of taxes every time they buy a gallon of gasoline. Proportionately, few taxes are more regressive than motor fuels taxes - which currently amount to...

Get Ready to Cling . . . Tightly

For automated - note, not "autonomous" - cars to become other than a technocratic curiosity, to make the concept functionally viable on a mass scale, it will be necessary to eliminate cars...

Storage Cubby “Criminals”

You may be aware that cops can simply steal - yes, that’s exactly the correct word - cash found on your person or in your vehicle, in the course of a...

Metastasis

Cancer is never cured - it merely goes into remission. You think it’s over and then . . . Just so, the apparently never-ending diesel emissions “scandal.” Mercedes-Benz, now. It has become the...

Florida “heroes” Hassle Wrong Black Lady

A story just burped up on CNN (here) that is interesting for several reasons. It describes a "routine" traffic stop by Florida cops in which the tables are very suddenly turned...

The Other Side of “Safety”

Technology never makes mistakes - unlike the humans who design it. Who never fail to anticipate the unanticipated. Perfection issuing from imperfection, reversing the usual order of things. Sarcasm, in case you didn’t...
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