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Originally Posted by Fr0sty View Post
so this is how they use taxpayers money
I bet more tax payers use public transport to get to work than those who drive, in large cities anyway.

So I think that's a moot point.
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It seems every bus stop I go to in those cities will be a miniature hell for me. Curse you Apple! Even your logo makes me start raging! It would be funny to watch malware and viruses pop up onto iPhones though. Haha. I would like to see that.
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I bet more tax payers use public transport to get to work than those who drive, in large cities anyway.

So I think that's a moot point.
how do you think a project like that got the ok in the first place???


by a committee of some sort .. wich is payed with public founds ....


and i don't want to start about the free charge part in the story ...


and public transportation is viable because people pay for it ....
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It seems every bus stop I go to in those cities will be a miniature hell for me. Curse you Apple! Even your logo makes me start raging! It would be funny to watch malware and viruses pop up onto iPhones though. Haha. I would like to see that.
O_o

~Aaaanyways.

That's nice, but that won't be durable simply because some people have absolutely no idea what "not being a douche and respecting the place where you live" is.
And honestly, why bus stops?
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Because you sit and wait at bus stops?
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Because you sit and wait at bus stops?
I don't know anyone who actually waits for more than 5 minutes at a bus stop (on a regular basis).
And 5 minutes, no let's be generous, 10 minutes is not enough to charge your phone significantly. It could probably save you if your phone is around 5%, but it's not worth the trouble and the expenses making such hubs imply.

Oh and a bus stop is the last place people will want to show-off their uber-smartphone. If this gets popular, we will probably get an all new breed of thieves who specialize in bus-stops operations:
  1. Wait at bus stop
  2. Random dude 1 charges his phone
  3. Bus arrives
  4. Snatch the phone
  5. The poor dude wastes time thinking about whether he should take the bus or not
  6. You're already far away when he starts running after you if he does
  7. Thus making profit

Edited by MacA - 7/22/11 at 4:25am
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Won't work here. You whip out and iphone at a bus station and suddenly you've got some mean mugs looking your way, and if you're unlucky like my cousin, you get 2 bullets in the chest.

So don't use them? No one is forcing anyone to use these chargers, they are a convenience. That's like complaining about a 7/11 opening up down the street.
    
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People should learn to better protect themselves if they don't want their goods stolen at a bus stop then. Easier said than done if the thief is armed, but my point still stands.
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Loving how obnoxious some people are being. I get the bus and have a 32gb white iphone 4, whats there to say there? I have a car too but still have a bus pass and thus want to use it
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