Monday, August 18, 2008

Reading Roundup: Aug 18

Reading Roundup is a regular feature of WebEchoes. It exists to limit the number of "read this" posts with minimal commentary on my part.

11 Person Party Bike Car | Pedal Cloud
Amusing, impractical, and probably a complete hoot for everyone. Can I have one?

Do you Live to Work? Ecopreneurs Use their Green Business to Make a Life. : Sustainablog
A good question to consider, no matter what your position in life.

Memo To: New pedestrians, In re: Your skills | TriplePundit
Humorous look at the skills necessary to be an alternative transportation participant.

Schneier on Security: U.S. Government Policy for Seizing Laptops at Borders
I hope that this gets invoked and challenged appropriately, and quickly. This sounds like a huge breach of protections against search and seizure.

Notable quotable | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist
From the "you wish this was made up file"...Lt. Governor of Kentucky says some really inane and stupid things about mountain top removal mining. Its so we can have more breating space. Right.

Green Car Congress: Nissan Introduces Eco-Pedal Intelligent Accelerator Pedal System
Gas pedal pushes back on your foot when using more gas than you need. I envision lots of people with enlarged right calves if this makes it into production vehicles. 8)

Researchers work to turn car's exhaust into power - AutoblogGreen
Yay, waste heat recovery for cars to generate electricity for powering all those electric gizmos we all love and 'need'.

The cruel offshore-drilling hoax, part 1 | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist
Why more drilling isn't likely to help with gas prices or oil supplies in the short or long term.

The Traffic Guru | The Wilson Quarterly
A must read on traffic control and street design. Best Quote: "When you treat people like idiots, they’ll behave like idiots."