Unlike Zipcar and other fleets of shared vehicles, a few companies such as
That’s certainly a good way to increase the car-share-pool, but I think it’s going to be a pretty big hurdle to get people to trust their cars with strangers. Cars are like our babies; they have needs and they’re expensive when they get a boo-boo. First, all the FAQs indicate that the car owner is not responsible for renters’ (mis)use. For example,
Even with assurance of insurance, I will still have an emotional struggle to offer my car for communal use. But if it actually puts several grand in my pocket, then that might convince me. I wonder if this would encourage people to buy another car just for the sole purpose of car-sharing-for-profit.
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If you want to make your coal-fired train or power plant more enviro-friendly, then this might be good news for you. A Seattle-based company is planning to offer “
On a smaller scale, you can now fire-up some
According to the
- Nearly as much yield as other sources like soybean and palm oil,
- 100% recycled/re-used source,
- coffee’s antioxidants prolong the biodiesel shelf-life,
- and of course, it creates a nice coffee smell!
So when will we see fuel pumps that offer a choice of smells? Popcorn, french fries, and now coffee. Yum!
Read more in the
This is my first post on the new blog-o-riffic version of tiltshift.com! This is the fourth major overhaul of my personal website since 1996.
- 1996 to 2001 – hosted on Europa (JPG snapshot)
- 2001 to 2005 – “Old” tiltshift.com (archive with many broken links)
- 2005 to 2008 – Tree-text placeholder (in limbo with no public content)
- 2008 to Today – Blog-o-riffic version (you’re looking at it!)
Now, let’s put these bits and bytes to work…