DailyDirt: Horsepower? Why Are We Measuring Anything With Horse-Based Units?

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Mar 2016 @ 10:11pm

    how about switching to whore's power units? that would be impressive. essentially a measure of controlled violence not unlike the whore/scholar tackle in american football, but not exactly like it, either.

    on a less serious note, i think some method for providing energy along major roadways is going to have to happen. something like the overhead lines for commuter trains, but probably delivered through the roadway. since we're going to have to use autoautos, anyway, why not run them on rails? shoot the juice through the rails. we could charge the batteries on the highways for unattached use on off-the-beaten-path trips. onboard meters would establish who and how much to pay.

    side benefit, the exposed highway rails would help control overpopulation (learning to think like flint here).

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