Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/11

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Subject: [Leica] Not buying a Hummer
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Tue Mar 11 13:52:40 2008
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I believe that some of these studies take into account the entire  
life of the vehicle, as Doug mentioned, from smelting the metals to  
disposal of the heap at the end of its usefulness. Which, from an  
environmental point of view - certainly makes sense. if we truly  
cared about the environmental impact of our lives and our stuff -  
we'd get very serious about how to keep our tools (and vehicles)  
running and performing for a life time or two. Was a time when a  
tradesman's tools wore out about the time the tradesman wore out. My  
grandfather was a cabinet maker. His auger and crank drill were about  
done when he died (he didn't own a power tool). All of his planes are  
still quite useable.

Fond regards,
Picture A Week -

On Mar 11, 2008, at 3:20 PM, Sonny Carter wrote:

> On 3/11/08, simon jessurun <> wrote:
>> I read a study that a H1 is actually less of a burden on the  
>> environment
>>  then a prius because of the batterypack.
> Does that really make sense to you Simon?   Think about it.
> Toyota Prius II Battery Pack uses 38 prismatic NiMH modules. Each
> module consists of  six 1.2 V cells connected in series. The module
> has a nominal voltage of 7.2 V,  capacity of 6.5 Ah, weighs 1.04 kg,
> and has dimensions of 19.6mm(W) x 106mm(H) x  275mm(L).
> Lab data says it  can go 290,000km  without degradation.
>  Read this:

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