* Posts by kathologist

3 posts • joined 13 Sep 2019

Gas-guzzling Americans continue to shun electric vehicles as sales fail to bother US car market


Re: Elon may be right

I bought my first new car ever last year. I dearly wanted to get a hybrid, but when it comes down to it, I went with a gas version of the Kia Soul. The added $ was just not worth it when I could only charge it at home & the added cost of installing a proper charger.(I actively avoid traveling to metro areas from where I live in the boonies).

Distance anxiety and lack of public charging, the high cost of electricity from Pacific Gas & Electric. You know, the corporation responsible for the fires and enforced blackouts in Northern California.

In the Bay Area, it's a different story- accessible charging, even free charging. This side of the mountains is another story.

Outside of the metro areas, it's a LONG way between where you live, where ya want to go & where you can recharge. Unless you are traveling to a metro area as part of your itinerary & have the time needed to recharge there, you are SOL.

Fairphone 3 stripped to the modular essentials: Glue? What glue?


Virgos go for tech like this

While I may waste time reading about tech deep dive topics, I'm a basic user.

My life experience has taught me hardware devalues fast & non-repairable/replaceable faster.

Like one of the commenters posted - I try to maximize the life out of hardware.

I DO care about e-waste.

I DO care about extreme environmental issues living in fire/flood/earthquake Northern California. Being able to swap out parts is essential.

I live rural, so DIY is part of my DNA.

When it costs more to have a mobile than a pc, that stirs my ire. Not having the control over the damn thing stokes it further.


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