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Old 02-27-2020, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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YET ANOTHER reason to love Billy Idol

New York City anti-idling campaign, SHOULD BE NATIONAL OR GLOBAL:

"Billy Idol Is the Face of NYC’s New Anti-Idling Campaign"

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...172324079.html

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Old 02-27-2020, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Idling is dumb.
Electric engine and cabin warmers are only nearly 100 years old.
I think the first patent for an electric engine block heater that I have seen dates back to the 1930s.
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True that. But those are not even on the radar here in MAGAtville, where the imbeciles always run their Autostarts to the max of their timed runs and where they sit in their idling SUVs and PUs 30 feet away from perfectly good heated interior spaces in buildings for seemingly hours on end. W. T. F. ? I'd report their asses but here there is nobody to report them to because L.E. and everyone else in local gummint is doing the same.
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$3.50 a gallon gas really cut down on a lot of that.
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$3.50 a gallon gas really cut down on a lot of that.
For a few days at first, then no, it didn't.
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I had an idea for a fake website that probably would go viral, but never pursued it because I figure most of the attention would be inflammatory.

Set up a site that purports to sell a universal "remote engine stopper". :-)
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had an idea for a fake website that probably would go viral, but never pursued it because I figure most of the attention would be inflammatory.

Set up a site that purports to sell a universal "remote engine stopper". :-)
I want one!
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Even though I'm favorable to avoid unnecessary idling, having anti-idling policies enforced that way is somewhat frightening.
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We got our first JEMS bucket truck at work this month. The acronym stands for Jobsite engine management system. My company owns many in many locations but this is the first one in our yard. The system has a 4 mega watt LI battery pack and a shore charger plus an air conditioning compressor. The controls unit is behind the front seats. This unit uses engine heat for heat and the battery operated air conditioning compressor to provide cab comfort when the engine is in shut down mode. The battery pack powers all electrical load while the engine is off.
As soon as the truck stops and is put in park the 5 second timer counts down and shuts off the engine. When ready to drive away to the next job just put your foot on the brake pedal and the engine starts. If you take your foot off the brake it counts down again.
To use the bucket to repair power lines turn on the pto and set the parking brake and the timer counts down and the truck shuts off. The lineman just starts the truck from the bucket and proceeds to do his work. When he wants he can shut off the truck from the bucket and the system switches to the back battery pack.
So far so good and a pretty good increase in fuel economy.
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I'm way more comfortable with letting the economic sense speak for itself than for some bureaucratic-enforced mandate.

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