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« on: March 16, 2005, 06:44:21 PM »

Gas prices are seen Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at a 76 gas station in Malibu, California........ouch!



I have a bad feeling we're all going to be seeing this pretty soon. :cry:
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005, 07:49:21 PM »

Better start gassing up at Costco, Sam's Club or Safeway :O.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005, 08:29:07 PM »

Wow it's not that much here, yet. For once I'm actualy glad I don't drive, don't have to deal with insane gas prices. Now imagin gas costing twice as much as that, because it does in many other contries. My mom's girlfriend's brother in law (lol) is from England and has been out here visiting for a few months. Ever time someone complains about gas prices rising her just laughs and makes some comment about how nice it is to save so much compared to what he's used to.

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2005, 08:56:01 PM »

i'm thinking about switching to public transportation...
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2005, 09:16:45 PM »

It makes me sad that it has been about 16 years since "Back to the Future 2" and we still don't have Mr. Fusion.  :(
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2005, 09:18:08 PM »

YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @____________________@ that's crazy!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2005, 10:13:33 PM »

That's dirty.

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It makes me sad that it has been about 16 years since "Back to the Future 2" and we still don't have Mr. Fusion.  :(

Now that I know more, I realize how ridiculous Mr. Fusion is.  Mr. Fission maybe, but hella not fusion.
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2005, 10:16:54 PM »

dirty huh....gas aint getting any cleaner either.  8)
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2005, 10:17:11 PM »

Man...that's terrible. On to Electric Cars I tell ya!
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2005, 10:38:41 PM »

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Man...that's terrible. On to Electric Cars I tell ya!


Until you factor in repair costs =(.. Seriously though, we need to really look into other forms of fuel...  something like this...http://www.globalstewards.org/biodiesel.htm  With all the fast food restraunts in my area, I'm sure they could supply quite a bit of fuel.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2005, 10:47:10 PM »

I need to grow wings and learn to fly.
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2005, 10:53:45 PM »

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Until you factor in repair costs =(.. Seriously though, we need to really look into other forms of fuel...  something like this...http://www.globalstewards.org/biodiesel.htm  With all the fast food restraunts in my area, I'm sure they could supply quite a bit of fuel.

Personally, I'm all for hydrogen-powered cars.  The exhaust is harmless, hydrogen is the most plentiful element in the universe, and it won't change how cars handle.  Now all they need to work on is getting the cars out there and H-fuel stations.  What a monumental task. -_-
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2005, 11:08:35 PM »

I don't care, I miss driving. I hate Mass Transit and I love to drive. Like this is going to stop me from getting a car. It will sure burn a hole the size of a gundam's cannon, but anime already does that to me as well.
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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2005, 12:11:00 AM »

Heh, even more of a reason for me to jog and ride my bike everywhere. That and the Light Rail/BART/VTA.
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2005, 12:21:03 AM »

Compare to most country, you're glad that you're in America!! Look at the normal price in other coutnry for example Japan!
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2005, 12:27:13 AM »

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Until you factor in repair costs =(.. Seriously though, we need to really look into other forms of fuel...  something like this...http://www.globalstewards.org/biodiesel.htm  With all the fast food restraunts in my area, I'm sure they could supply quite a bit of fuel.

Personally, I'm all for hydrogen-powered cars.  The exhaust is harmless, hydrogen is the most plentiful element in the universe, and it won't change how cars handle.  Now all they need to work on is getting the cars out there and H-fuel stations.  What a monumental task. -_-

uh... I hate to tell you this, but hydrogen is not a fuel source per se.  Yes there is a lot of hydrogen on earth, but most of it is either locked up in water, or various hydro-carbons, and is only a small amount of the mass of the planet (Oxygen is the most plentiful, and silicon is the second.  Think silicon dioxide, aka sand).  Now, how do you retrive hydrogen?  Usualy electricity is involved.  A lot of electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels, nuclear power, or hydro-electric, meaning at best, hydrogen is a power storage system.  I know, you're thinking "...hey what about solar, or wind power?", Solar doesn't produce great amounts of current, and isn't very dependble, or cheap to set up.   Wind requires a lot of area to set up windmills, and needs lots of maintanence.  Hydro Electric might be the best bet for supplying power for hydrogen seperation.  and as far as burning cleaner, well it's somewhat cleaner, but unfortunatly, because of the nitrogen in the air, there's still a lot of nitrogen compunds produced during combustion.  Maybe down the road an easier way to aquire hydrogen will be found, but for now, it's neither cheap, or efficent to do so.  Meantime, until I get my hands on a Shizuma drive, I can get by paying the low(???) price of $2.31 a gallon in Anaheim  
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2005, 12:55:13 AM »

they should figure out a way to use human waste as fuel. that would help make long crappy commutes and road trips a lot more pleasant!  :shock:
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2005, 03:12:03 AM »

I cannot really complain so much about gas prices because I know for some facts that I learned in history and geography that anywhere outside of United States, gas prices are like sky rocketed. The last time I heard was how much gas cost in Europe like around $10 a gallon. Ouchies. So in terms, we can't really complain much; it just that we're spoil. That's all.
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2005, 04:52:38 AM »

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The last time I heard was how much gas cost in Europe like around $10 a gallon. Ouchies.
I've heard it's more like $1 / 1 liter , or $4 for a gallon, so we pretty much there (in the "Ouch!" area).  Or will be there very soon...  :?
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« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2005, 07:24:11 AM »

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uh... I hate to tell you this, but hydrogen is not a fuel source per se.  Yes there is a lot of hydrogen on earth, but most of it is either locked up in water, or various hydro-carbons, and is only a small amount of the mass of the planet (Oxygen is the most plentiful, and silicon is the second.  Think silicon dioxide, aka sand).  Now, how do you retrive hydrogen?  Usualy electricity is involved.  A lot of electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels, nuclear power, or hydro-electric, meaning at best, hydrogen is a power storage system.  I know, you're thinking "...hey what about solar, or wind power?", Solar doesn't produce great amounts of current, and isn't very dependble, or cheap to set up.   Wind requires a lot of area to set up windmills, and needs lots of maintanence.  Hydro Electric might be the best bet for supplying power for hydrogen seperation.  and as far as burning cleaner, well it's somewhat cleaner, but unfortunatly, because of the nitrogen in the air, there's still a lot of nitrogen compunds produced during combustion.  Maybe down the road an easier way to aquire hydrogen will be found, but for now, it's neither cheap, or efficent to do so.  Meantime, until I get my hands on a Shizuma drive, I can get by paying the low(???) price of $2.31 a gallon in Anaheim  
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You are correct, it is something of a task to separate hydrogen from other elements.  However, in the event that it became the primary fuel source, I anticipate mass production to drive down costs.  Perhaps I'm wrong to take such a long-term view, but oh well.  There is also the option of distributed production-production at the point of use.  While that means that each refueling station can serve less cars per day, it requires less capital investment and a minimal transport infrastructure.  Ultimately, I'm just thinking hydrogen is probably a better idea than most cause it just won't run out.
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