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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,281
    Everybody's avatar should be their most recent driver's license photograph.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,264
    Nothing wrong with balance, a little here and a little there

    Keep in mind the US has managed to cripple cities and towns ie big steel, coal, manufacturing etc

    Made us a weaker economy overall. Take out big oil that leaves the US with only engineering, but manufacturing will still move abroad, along with good paying jobs.

    Know your history on why we became a great nation. We lead in both development and manufacturing

    You reap what you sow
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,264
    And FYI we are no longer the only leaders in development and of course you know we lost the manufacturing years ago

    Keep it up....mark my words
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,773
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Everybody's avatar should be their most recent driver's license photograph.

    Mine is carved in a cave wall..
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  • ADJADJ Posts: 46
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Everybody's avatar should be their most recent driver's license photograph.

    Mine is carved in a cave wall..

    You had a cave?? Lucky.
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,773
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Everybody's avatar should be their most recent driver's license photograph.

    If I do that...I'll be mistaken for a tree hugging person of Seattle...lol.

    If you could only get to Seattle...
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    ADJ wrote: »
    Actually, I think that EVs are a viable alternative to gas/diesel vehicles right now in a lot of scenarios. Certainly not all of course, but in my situation I drive maybe 20 miles round trip to my workplace and back and rarely drive around town more than 50 miles in a day. An EV makes great sense for me and probably would for many people. Nonetheless, I drive a gas pickup :)

    That being said, I would never champion unforced funding the dreams of Musk or his ilk . As you said, it will succeed (or fail) on its own merits. Ultimately I think it will succeed in the end but that's just my own opinion.

    My bigger issue with the comment that I quoted was that people wouldn't be able to remember to plug in their car to recharge, which to me is idiotic.

    In operation they may be viable for some people, but I was speaking more from a production/acquisition standpoint.

    Of the vanishingly small percentage of total vehicles sold that are EV, how much smaller would that percentage be if the $10k(ish) subsidy were to be eliminated? Additionally, how much MORE would a Tesla cost if Musk weren't raking in billions from the government (or would Tessa exist at all)?

    THAT is what I mean by viable...
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,264
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  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,907
    edited November 2017
    I do have some reluctance in basing my life choices on a romance novel fashion model (despite the fact that his dad was an engineer).
    Despite clear and concise product labeling, Mr. Fabio seems somewhat confused by the distinct differences between margarine and butter.



    I prefer the scientific work being conducted by afficionado Mr. Young
    (information relayed to me by a certified 'Merican)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=qnYCYDWUCRc

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,500
    No one has heard from Rick88 but Sal gets all this attention... SMH...
  • ADJ wrote: »
    charley95 wrote: »
    ADJ wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Yeah....ok. Most of us can't remember to plug in our phones, now you want us to plug in our cars too ?

    Get up for work, and realize you forgot to plug in the car last night. Then what ? Then you get fired, can't pay the nut on the electric car, and buy a beater gas powered car while you look for a new job.
    .

    That's just beyond stupid. That's like saying people can't remember to fill their cars up with gas. No, electric cars aren't the answer now but internal combustion engines were a poor replacement for horses too once upon a time. Centralized power production with virtually lossless distribution makes a hell of a lot of sense. The tech isn't there to make it better than fossil fuels right now but that doesn't mean it won't be.

    Are you a millennial?

    Not sure why a person's age is relevant to their viewpoint but I am probably older than you.

    I'm 53 and pretty much view the world just as Walt Kozwalski did in Gran Torino! Just think how great the world would be if we all had a neighbor like him. He would not be a bleeding heart, that I can tell ya!
  • JstasJstas Posts: 14,207
    If you have to resort to fear mongering about rumors, speculation and vaporware to get people to pay attention to your "message" then your message is not worth passing along.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,447
    ADJ wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Yeah....ok. Most of us can't remember to plug in our phones, now you want us to plug in our cars too ?

    Get up for work, and realize you forgot to plug in the car last night. Then what ? Then you get fired, can't pay the nut on the electric car, and buy a beater gas powered car while you look for a new job.
    .

    That's just beyond stupid. That's like saying people can't remember to fill their cars up with gas. No, electric cars aren't the answer now but internal combustion engines were a poor replacement for horses too once upon a time. Centralized power production with virtually lossless distribution makes a hell of a lot of sense. The tech isn't there to make it better than fossil fuels right now but that doesn't mean it won't be.

    LOL, well, people do forget to put gas in their cars. Gas engines as a poor replacement for horses ? That's there is funny, you do stand-up on Tuesdays and Thursdays ?

    Our electric technology is so great on the distribution side, that we have brown outs as is today. Everyone turning on their AC at the same time stresses the grid. Lets add 220-440v access to that grid by the millions and see what happens.

    Like I said, the amount of money needed to give x amount of people access to x amount of juice simply isn't workable today. Not just because we lack a direct need for it, but we also lack the funds to build such an infrastructure today. Maybe everyone forgot, but our credit card has 20 trillion on it and growing with unfunded liabilities close to if not in excess of 100 trillion. Keyword there is "unfunded", stuff we have yet to pay for.

    We can't even take care of infrastructure needs for cars in general. Roads/bridges ? Nobody is arguing that EV's can benefit a certain percentage of the population, just as solar and wind power can, but none of those choices are a replacement for fossil fuels on the scale we need them to be. That my friend isn't stupidity, it's called common sense, something missing in todays society.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,722
    edited November 2017
    Not an EVhole? Perhaps but another kind of hole most assuredly.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,447
    edited November 2017
    Sal, at least your being honest. If someone like you who is heavily vested in the EV mania, can forget to plug the darn thing in so can those not so much in tune with the requirements. It's not stupid as another member suggests, it's just human nature.

    Point is, with gas....you fuel up once and your good for at least 4 days maybe a week depending on how much you drive. EV's need daily attention and awareness, one more thing to add to the list of things to remember. That's all I'm sayin'...like a high maintenance girlfriend, and we all know how long we keep those. ;)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,561
    edited November 2017
    The "forgetting to plug in" thing is only an issue, from my perspective, because the consequence of forgetting is so much more time consuming for a recharge relative to a refill. I have a coupla 2-1/2 gallon gas cans in my shed. I don't know of a handy way to store a bunch of charge in my shed -- or, more to the point, even if I had a jug of charge, pouring it into my EV would take more than a half minute or so.

    That remains, I think, one of the more significant bugbears of EVs in the present. I expect it to stay thus in the future, too. I am deeply skeptical of "the laws of physics" enabling a safe, practical and cost effective way to recharge batteries quickly -- i.e., at the levels of energy required for a "fill up" akin to an I/C auto's fuel tank.

    Superconductors, e.g., will never be practical nor cost effective for an automobile. Any conductors with finite resistance will generate substantial heat conducting such huge amounts of charge in short times.

    EDITORIAL: I do think Mr. Musk is something of a charlatan. Not a pure-play charlatan, but one who is adept at setting unrealistic expectations (a la Nikola Tesla, of another time). Tesla was only sparingly successful at funding his shenanigans; Musk, so far, is much more so.
  • IMO, one should only guardedly use the words "Tesla" and "Elon Musk" in the same sentence/paragraph and then only in a "Compare/Contrast" situation.

    There's a reason why Elon Musk named his company "Tesla Motors" when perhaps "P.T. Barnum Motors" might be more fitting.
    And while Elon Musk has the backing and assistance of our Powers-That-Be (In-Q-Tel, DARPA, etc), Tesla had to fight against the Powers-That-Be of his time (Edison, JP Morgan, Carnegie, etc).
    It should be acknowledged that Tesla did have the backing of Westinghouse.

    Tesla was kind of a cross between Einstein and a honey badger.
    Profit driven innovation ? Honey badger don;'t give a .... uhm ..... care.

    Here's a little primer (and there WILL be a test later):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=128&v=pkYUF64v2iU


    Yep, honey badger don't give a ...... hoot. :)


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  • maximillianmaximillian Posts: 2,118
    tonyb wrote: »
    Sal, at least your being honest. If someone like you who is heavily vested in the EV mania, can forget to plug the darn thing in so can those not so much in tune with the requirements. It's not stupid as another member suggests, it's just human nature.

    Your original comment implied a habit of forgetting. If your job depended on your phone or your car and you habitually forgot to charge it, then I would fire you. I have no issues with people being occasionally late. There's a myriad of reasons why this happens. Some of it is directly our own human fault. Even gas autos break down. Sal reported he was late on average about once every other year due to forgetting. That is not habitual, and should be excused by a reasonable manager.

    I grant you the Nissan Leaf's range is listed at 107mi which I think is pretty bad.
    This does require a bit more trip planning on a day-to-day tasks. Although I could get to work almost twice before charging, and again, my work has free charging spots. The Tesla 3's range is more inline with gas powered cars. Big reason I would not own an EV other than a Tesla right now. I am hopeful for the future.

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,091
    Russia is also a big polluter.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,515
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    Looks good to me. Maybe the sign needs to be more specific :p
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,496
    Wow...this thread hasn’t been closed yet? Huh...he11 Is cold tonight!!!
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,392
    Every time I open this thread it makes me gag since it goes to Fabio’s picture. LOL
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Every time I open this thread it makes me gag since it goes to Fabio’s picture. LOL

    I thought the same thing... seems to be even more effective than closing it.

  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,773
    Sal is strangely absent from the discussion... >:)>:)
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