@kennybaese: I should probably drive one, but I just don't like the way the Golf works. If I'm driving a pure electric, I want it to look different.
@kennybaese: I can lease one for two years for between $8-10k depending on options if I pay up front. Combined with the fact that the electric car lets me opt out of PGE's crazy tiered pricing, I'll be close to even. When you factor in maintenance for my existing car, which just hit 100k miles, I'm confident that we'll end up even, at worst, over the two year lease of the car.
The Leaf is the last real contender. I'm driving one this weekend, and will report back on the podcast next week.
@johndeere97: @ccfoo242: I've driven them in the past, they're too short for me.
FYI, we pushed the first of several changes earlier this week. We have more stuff coming, including rules for member accounts and flagging, a more active flagging implementation, and eventually integration with anti-spam services. The problem with using Aksimet isn't the cost of the service, it's the cost of developing the integration.
@MAGZine: Check your PMs ;)
@crazyivan: The price is really helped by tax incentives and the reduced price of transport though. In CA, with a pure electric, you can get a tax credit of around $10k from the feds and the state, and the cost per commute for me drops from $12ish to $1ish because our electric company drops the rate dramatically at 11PM if you have an EV.
@Beauds28: It's about 3.7miles/kWhr, and kWhrs cost about $0.10 from my power company if I charge between 11PM and 6AM. That means I'm looking at about driving to and from work for less than a buck a day. Right now, it's about $12/day in gas, if gas is cheap.
Best advice my dad gave me:
Be predictable and assume nobody else will be
Second best piece of advice:
When making a protected left, don't turn your wheel until you actually start to make the turn. If you crank the wheel over while you wait for a gap, getting rear ended could push you right into oncoming traffic.
@ronerickson: I drove my pickup for the better part of the year before I learned I didn't have to double clutch to shift.
@General Desire: I've seen tons of demos on stage that don't work in the real world or have significant gotchas, or whatever.
The sender on international shipments can't cover duty, it's different in every country. The fact that DHL charged you $10 to cover a $4 charge is ridiculous though. I thought we used the postal service for international shipping by default. If we're using DHL by default, I'll see if we can change that.
@gekitsu: If we had massive traffic, I'd agree with you. This is a very minimal forum software. For the volume of posts and discussion we get here, more advanced software would be overkill. Of course, it could be a chicken or egg situation, but my general feeling is that most of the conversation that used to happen on messageboards has become centralized and lives on social networks and places like reddit now.
@Andy3E: @gekitsu: Integrating a new forum software seems like a good idea, but integrating it and keeping it working with the other stuff that runs on these sites isn't going to happen because it will be a massive amount of work. If we reach a point where another piece of forum software is the solution, we'll probably just have to shut down the forums.
@Kevinthomas1138: We can. I have a copy of Divorce here, and ordered a copy of Westminster.
@YGKtech: We figured we'd try something new. Since it's kind of off-topic, we didn't want to spend a bunch of time editing a massive video, but I wanted to share some of the stuff that I was excited about playing at PAX East.