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Why can’t we do this in America?

VW boss Martin Winterkorn says gas and diesel engines will be around for a long time to come, but “the future belongs to all-electric cars.” The automaker is staking a claim to that future with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain it calls Twin Drive. It will debut in a Golf fitted with a 122-horsepower diesel engine and an 82-horsepower electric motor.

“While the e-motor on a typical hybrid model just supplements the combustion engine, the exact opposite is true on Twin Drive,” Winterkorn said during the car’s unveiling in Berlin. “Here the diesel or gasoline engine supplements the e-motor.”

Full Story at Wired

Only 3 Days and 14 hours Remaining!

Yes, I have opted to be the cheapest person in the world today by NOT buying Linux for my old computer, instead I am downloading Caldera Linux from an FTP server. I seriously doubt it will take that long. I bet it is just saying that because it is accessing a new directory, that always slows things down a whole lot. I am expecting this download to be done by tomorrow morning.

I have to fix my car tomorrow morning. I got my cylinder heads refinished the other day. It cost me $90. Muchos cheaper than what I thought I was going to have to pay ($180). It is times like these that I hate working. I have to work on the most notorious of days when it comes to football. Alabama vs Auburn. aka The Iron Bowl. They don’t play in Birmingham anymore, I wonder why they still call in the Iron Bowl?

I must have been right about the directory hunch. It is saying 2 Days and 16 hours Remaining now! Cool. I will have a new Linux Box in a couple of days.