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cars | Jason E. Shao

Fuel for Thought: Financial Page: The New Yorker

Fuel for Thought: Financial Page: The New Yorker: In calling for a law requiring better gas mileage in our cars, then, voters are really saying that they’re unhappy with the collective result of the choices they make as buyers. This is a neat quote, summing up how competitive pressures can cause every individual to become ...

Shizzolator

.: Snoop Dogg – Tha Shizzolator :. Give it a URL to see what the page would look like if Snoop Dogg was saying it. Load this page to see what “the Underware goes Outside the Pants” would sound like from Snoop. > Why is marijuana not legal? Why is marijuana not legal? It’s a ...

Lost in Translation

Some jokes showed up in my email box today. While I don’t normally reward Spam, some of these were pretty good. > The American Dairy Association was so successful with its “Got Milk?” > campaign, that it was decided to extend the ads to Mexico. > Unfortunately, the Spanish translation was “Are you lactating?” > ...

Video iPods

We don’t think people have a burning desire to watch video on tiny little screens,” Jobs said earlier this year. But Gates points to the growing phenomenon of kids watching videos during long car trips as proof that there is a market for small screens. “I guess Steve’s kids just listen to Bach and Mozart,” ...

Urban Legends: Automobiles (Sweet Revenge)

Judging from the entries made on one police blotter after another, cars around the nation are having their gas tanks sugared by those whom their owners have displeased. Why is this happening? Because, according to widespread belief, sugar poured into a gas tank will Sugar, Sugar turn into a poor man’s version of liquid cement ...

Gas Prices

What the options are for lowering oil prices | csmonitor.com bq. Some US senators want to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a way to lower the price of crude oil. OPEC is talking about increasing production. A consumer group wants the Bush administration to open up an investigation into the competitive practices of the ...

EPA Inflates Hybrid MPG

Wired News: Hybrid Mileage Comes Up Short bq. after a few months of commuting to his job in Cincinnati, Blackshaw’s hybrid euphoria vanished as his car’s odometer revealed that the gas mileage he was hoping for was only a pipe dream. Honda’s Civic Hybrid is rated by the EPA to get 47 miles per gallon ...

Disposable Cars

New cars are getting too expensive to fix | csmonitor.com bq. Costly air bags, expensive electronics, and lightweight body materials are driving up the cost of fixing new cars. Not only do many more parts have to be replaced rather than repaired, but fewer and fewer body shops can afford the special equipment and training ...

Nafta and Mobile Factors of Production

NAFTA reality check – However, when Ricardo said that free trade would produce shared gains for all nations, he assumed that the resources used to produce goods — what he called the “factors of production” — would not be easily moved over international borders. Comparative advantage is undermined if the factors of production can relocate ...

Onstar and Privacy

OnStar Considered Harmful – “A few weeks ago Slashdot ran an article on the privacy issues in EzPass. Some of the comments referred to other things Big Brother could do with GPS in cars, and now the New York Times has run a column on what else your car is saying about you (free registration ...