Woman Used Ambulance Like a Taxi, Ignoring the Social Contract

The social contract is a sacred thing, and, in the vacuum of constant police surveillance in which most people carry on with their daily-chores, we count on strangers to follow a few unstated or quietly stated rules that help society run with greater efficiency. Don’t sneeze into a crowd of people with one’s mouth… » 4/28/13 9:39pm 4/28/13 9:39pm

How To Power Your Home With Your Car

Even if you're not directly in the path of Superhyperthunderricane Sandy, there's still a vast number of people who may be affected by losing electrical power. And, as we know, living without electricity means you're about six hours away from reverting to cannibalism, wearing skulls, and building a Thunderdome. » 10/29/12 3:00pm 10/29/12 3:00pm

OnStar Helps 3,000 Per Hour Get Out Of Hurricane Gustav's Way

GM saw a 30% rise in OnStar call volume Sunday, mainly from Gulf coast residents fleeing the approach of Hurricane Gustav. GM says it had as many as 500 OnStar advisors helping evacuees — more than 3,000 per hour by Sunday — get directions, find Red Cross shelters and make hotel reservations. Customers pushing the… » 9/02/08 9:40am 9/02/08 9:40am