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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2005, 08:36:47 AM »

Would it be wrong to put hyper little kids and scary otakus in a giant hamster ball and make then run to power up our automobiles?
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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2005, 10:41:52 AM »

We must harness the power of STEAM!!!!!!!!! :D
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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2005, 10:49:15 AM »

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Would it be wrong to put hyper little kids and scary otakus in a giant hamster ball and make then run to power up our automobiles?
Remembers that brief scene where they use chocobos running in giant hamster wheels in Final Fantasy 10 to power a ship.  

I don't buy the argument that higher gas prices will cause alternative sources of power to magically appear as a replacement. As what was mentioned earlier...gas is much more expensive in Europe but what do Europeans use to power their cars? Hint: it's not fuel cells, batteries, or hamster wheels. :wink: However they do drive much smaller cars then the average American.
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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2005, 11:01:58 AM »

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Would it be wrong to put hyper little kids and scary otakus in a giant hamster ball and make then run to power up our automobiles?
Remembers that brief scene where they use chocobos running in giant hamster wheels in Final Fantasy 10 to power a ship.  

I don't buy the argument that higher gas prices will cause alternative sources of power to magically appear as a replacement. As what was mentioned earlier...gas is much more expensive in Europe but what do Europeans use to power their cars? Hint: it's not fuel cells, batteries, or hamster wheels. :wink: However they do drive much smaller cars then the average American.


I agree that alternative sources will not be spurred due to gas prices.  It will happen when we run out of oil.  Oil is too big of a business for some alternative to take over.  Look at how powerfull OPEC is, do you think they are willing to give up that power?  America's infrastructure is based on the use of fossil fuels.  I believe that we should look for cleaner alternatives, but realistically I don't see them being a viable alternative any time soon.

I would also like to point out that Hydroelectric power has its costs on the environment as well.  Dams change the natural flow of rivers which result in changes to the environment and ecosystem.    Just look at the historical environmental changes of California due to water policies and you will see what I mean.
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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2005, 11:20:25 AM »

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We must harness the power of STEAM!!!!!!!!! :D


STEAMBOY!!!!  :twisted:
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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2005, 11:26:16 AM »

Dude these gas prices are bunk although I feel it was inevitable.
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2005, 11:30:11 AM »

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Heh, even more of a reason for me to jog and ride my bike everywhere. That and the Light Rail/BART/VTA.


:D I guess that's more incentive to take the BART more often? lmao.
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2005, 12:10:13 PM »

Why not go around with solar panel plates on our heads, lol. We store energy that way and plug into the car and go vrrrooomm! LMAO. :lol:

But seriously Solar energy is the way to go. In Arizona they have a Solar Power Plant by Tempe. Talk about cool.
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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2005, 02:30:53 PM »

no because people want to keep their 57 chevys. they dont want to rely on that technology crap. (sarcasm)
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« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2005, 03:52:18 PM »

I remember 2 year's back, I was on empty and was refusing to pay 1.78 and searched around for the cheapest price and then was left stranded. Now I would KILL to pay 1.78. The most expensive that I've seen was 2.70.

Getting a bike is looking like a really, really GOOD idea at the moment.
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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2005, 04:10:27 PM »

God...I hope I dont have to drive much during Fanime. Those gas prices make me cry back when it breached 2 bucks.

3 bucks however isnt too far off, considering the summer demand is already looking like beyond nuts. *SigH* I tell you..OPEC wants our money like water in the desert...
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2005, 05:07:24 PM »

Dude, I have to commute from San Jose to the Monterey Bay everyday for work, gas prices are raping me.
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2005, 05:14:52 PM »

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Dude, I have to commute from San Jose to the Monterey Bay everyday for work, gas prices are raping me.


I'm so GLAD that it only takes me 3 mins to get to work.

But school is a good 45 mins. ~_~
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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2005, 06:21:14 PM »

the highest I remember it was in Vancouver was 98cents a litre, which is still more than that, unfortunately.
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« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2005, 06:53:46 PM »

Soon to be gas prices,

who will pay then?

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« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2005, 08:15:47 PM »

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Soon to be gas prices,
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who will pay then?


Now that's the truth!
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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2005, 10:21:06 PM »

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Why not go around with solar panel plates on our heads, lol. We store energy that way and plug into the car and go vrrrooomm! LMAO. :lol:

But seriously Solar energy is the way to go. In Arizona they have a Solar Power Plant by Tempe. Talk about cool.


Good idea.I should tell that to my uncle. He runs a solar business.

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« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2005, 03:13:03 PM »

why can't we go nuclear? that way there wouldn't even be a need to refuel!
"rolling nukes" har har har!  :twisted:
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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2005, 05:30:59 AM »

DANG THATS EXPENSIVE!  WHy don't they make Gas out of Soy Beans.
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« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2005, 10:20:41 PM »

Okay, just to let everyone in on something, That same station has been a  local TV news item the last few days, but the reality is it's a Malibu thing.  Most stations in SoCal arn't charging near that much.  Prices I've seen in south L.A. / Orange county are more around $2.22 to $2.39 per gallon for regular unleaded.  Gas in Malibu, and surrounding areas have always been high.  It's just that because someone is charging in excess of $3.00 that this has been hitting the news (not to say that gasoline is cheap).
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