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3 Cost Effective Ways to Solve Metro Manila's Traffic Problem

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The Facebook page of ANC 24/7 is asking for its reader's suggestion on how to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem.


This got me thinking, "what is the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem?" It's easy to make suggestions, what's hard is the implementation and the cost of implementation. So what is the the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem and the most cost effective solution?

Punitive Fines
First of all, any implementation will definitely cost money, a lot of money. The cause of the traffic mess is the people themselves so it's only right that those causing the traffic problem should be fined and the fine should hurt. That way, the fines will pay for the cost of enforcing the law.
The fines should start at P500 and goes up every week if you don't pay it within 15 days. To enforce this and prevent people from ignoring the fine. It will be tied to their driver's license or car registration. They cannot renew their d…

Star Trek Phone

For those who are Star Trek fans, they know that the idea for the cellphone flip phones came from the show. Don't you wish you had one of those communicators they used to carry on the original show?

Well, now you can! A company called Sona Mobile is making a Star Trek Communicator themed phone in honour of the 40th Anniversary of the show.

It's runs on Windows Mobile and the interface is themed from the show. With ringtones and beeps similar to what you'll hear on the original series.

It's got text messaging, plays videos and games as well.

Check it out

Picture that lies!

It's very hard to find the truth in the press nowadays. Just see this list of pictures that were altered.

http://news.com.com/2300-1026_3-6033210-1.html?part=rss&tag=6033210&subj=news

Google Office Suite

With all the free offerings of web applications available right now on the web. I'm beginning to wonder whether there's even a need to buy software anymore. The biggest of these companies of course is Google.

Though they seem quite content to do it quietly, it looks like they are building an online alternative to Microsoft Office. Microsoft is aware of this and that is one of the reasons they are building their Windows Live platform.

How is Google doing this? They started with Gmail. Remember when most companies like Hotmail or Yahoo who were offering free e-mail only gave you free 250Mb of e-mail? Well, Google's Gmail upped the ante with free 1Gb of e-mail storage. It is now up to 2.5Gb and growing.

Google also bought the company Writely.com which makes a web based Word Processor. Then there's Google Spreadsheets which is an online spreadsheet. So the two most used Microsoft Office programs are already available online for free. Then there's Google Calendar which you…