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  1. M

    Tesla production line was ‘sabotaged’

    It makes me wonder if Line 3 starts with special base units, and now is being used to upfit them to P3D spec, hence more need for rapid deployment and less need for all-weather permanence, humidity and climate control. Automated measuring, painting, and welding are sensitive to temperature and...
  2. M

    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    Yup. Trump abolished the EPA and EV tax credit the first week he was in office. He's having the White House re-carpeted with baby seals and Air Force One's 747's are now running on whale oil. Obama's Nobel was for building a time machine so he could start the federal credits back in 2005? for...
  3. M

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Many people require two hands to text while driving.
  4. M

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Looks OK to me. He didn't say it would stop at stop signs, avoid pedestrians, react to traffic lights, or whether it will indeed "see" an object it should stop for. If the object is heavy enough, it will always stop for it.
  5. M

    AutoPilot Buddy now officially banned in USA!

    Perhaps call it a hand exerciser that can easily be stored on your Tesla
  6. M

    Blog Musk Says Tesla May Prefer Its Tented Assembly Line

    Pretty sure he nicked that from somebody posting here. "We will have Performance Model 3's very soon, and they will be amazing!" "Wow, I think I just pitched a tent!"
  7. M

    Blog Musk Says Tesla May Prefer Its Tented Assembly Line

    And? You can spray for termites in one day!!! "Elon, the campers are crying for bread!" "Let them eat smores!"
  8. M

    AutoPilot Buddy now officially banned in USA!

    https://www.nhtsa.gov/press-releases/consumer-advisory-nhtsa-deems-autopilot-buddy-product-unsafe
  9. M

    Tesla production line was ‘sabotaged’

    Yeah, I guess it depends. Some sabotage is crime against the public/state. That has to be reported. I guess there is some that would require somebody to press charges?
  10. M

    Elon tweets about assembly line built using scrap parts

    For the OP: Let's say I buy a shipment of 110 x 25' sq tubing, 1x1" .125 wall. When I'm done, there are pieces shorter than 25'. This is one definition of scrap. Another is when you try to fabricate a part, and make a mistake. This is also scrap. You save the big ones. Scrap can also be the...
  11. M

    Elon tweets about assembly line built using scrap parts

    :D "Scrap" has more than one meaning.
  12. M

    Koch Brothers killing public transit

    Correction - The anti-transit group is funded with non-traceable PAC money, legally. There is an assumption that Koch Bros funded it, but no data.
  13. M

    Can't Cancel Reservation?

    Can you imagine putting a down payment on a car, and not getting your refund within 5 days if you ask? I'd be freakin' livid. Yes, they have to verify the funds, then acct'g needs to issue a check. That never actually takes 3 days anymore.
  14. M

    Koch Brothers killing public transit

    NYT isn't exactly a news source anymore is it? Just in case they changed, I started reading... "A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. " Lordy, this is not a creative writing assignment kid. Or are you getting...
  15. M

    Tesla production line was ‘sabotaged’

    Was somebody charged yet? The FBI invaded a workplace I was at when sabotage occurred. Interviewed 500 people in the span of a month.
  16. M

    Tesla goes up in flames!

    Absolutely. All my posts included was the number of reported US Tesla battery fires I could find in <5 minutes. And the correct data for vehicles. There aren't 263 million cars, that was total motor vehicles in 2016. EV fires are not a big risk, but if you doctor the data, then folk could...
  17. M

    Tesla goes up in flames!

    In the USA: 2 puncture fires, WA/TN. Impacts: Lake Forest+Irvine+Mountain View CA, Indianapolis, Daytona Beach. Unknown, Los Angeles while driving. That's 8 from the newspapers. There have been at least 4 internationally. Japan, Mexico, Canada, Norway also in the papers. The true amount...
  18. M

    Jaguar I-Pace

    Average of 40 mph on a freeway doesn't say much. They did find the speed limiter on the trip which is 124mph. And guess-o-meters only work accurately on steady state driving. I can get mine to read 50% error. So it remains to be seen. Real world example. Since late 2015, I've been driving...
  19. M

    Jaguar I-Pace

    Can you point to a Monroney sticker or the link to the EPA range test? Thanks. The only test numbers I've seen is the WLTP # which is 298mi on 84.7kWh.
  20. M

    Jaguar I-Pace

    I see them a several times a year. Last one was a Karma Revero in Irvine, Calif. Most of them are Captured Test Fleet Cars. These are instrumented, and driven by a company employee. This is to collect data to look for problems. When a company says they put 1.5 million miles into road...
  21. M

    Jaguar I-Pace

    MFR plate, interesting.
  22. M

    Jaguar I-Pace

    All mine do except one 2002. The 2004-2017's will all unlock with cellphone. That was... 8? out of 8? cars and trucks. I don't have a 2018 right now, but I'm sure it would. The Jaguar will too. I don't think the Jaguar has a phone embedded in it though, which will sort of suck. It has WiFi...
  23. M

    Tesla goes up in flames!

    Owww... That's going to leave a mark. :D They were trying out a new color, Ronson Red. The so-called 'fire' just proves how accurate the color is.
  24. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    When they needed a wider definition of the effect of man-made yet naturally occurring greenhouse gasses they changed it to climate change. They broadened the term because they found they could blame every kind of natural weather pattern on "anthropogenic greenhouse gases". If it gets wetter...
  25. M

    I don't see why you'd need the quicker model 3.

    Absolutely. Inattention is the big killer. When other drivers are inattentive, you might have noticed on a bike, sometimes acceleration is your 'out' to avoid a collision or be stuck following a drunk. Braking and swerving might not work. Left turn drivers come to mind when other cars block...
  26. M

    Dual Motor AWD with standard battery ?

    The S60 did not have Model 3 level acceleration, and had a bigger battery (in theory). It might be OK. But remember that the smaller the battery, the more durable it must be because it will have to cycle more. In other words, 8 year warranty concerns might come into play if the...
  27. M

    Dual Motor AWD with standard battery ?

    I wonder if the battery in the SR version can support dual motors at the level of performance that is expected out of a Tesla.
  28. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    Two things to note about the SPLC. They have some very, very good lawyers and accountants. Concerning their 'loss' in the Nawaz case: "We will look to our insurance carrier to cover the cost of the settlement." (this is $3.4 million) But did they need to? Judge for yourself. With nearly...
  29. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    If you observe the response of many defendants when they lose or settle a lawsuit, you will often hear the exact same thing. SPLC apologized not after they were accused of extortion, but after they realized they were going to have pay money for getting caught via the plaintiff's lawsuit and our...
  30. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    There is an old saying, "Follow The Money". No matter what your political leanings are, alert Americans who are not easily deceived, need to understand this not a good thing. We have entered the New McCarthy Era. Our freedoms of all kinds are under threat by accusation. Accusations are now...
  31. M

    I don't see why you'd need the quicker model 3.

    Passing distance is a safety feature. HP that exceeds the limits of traction on dry pavement is for Experienced and Trained drivers for their personal entertainment, be it a quick blast up a freeway ramp, or closed course events. We have all seen what happens when you run out of skill before...
  32. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    The list for folks wrongly listed by the now purely-political-marketing firm Southern Poverty (cough) Law (gag) Center as hate groups is astounding. Any American who is not a donor to the SPLC is at threat of being labelled a Hate Group, and blacklisted from social networks such a FB/Twit/IG...
  33. M

    ”This Test Shows Why Tesla Autopilot Crashes Keep Happening”

    If a lane change exposing a stopped car causes an impact, you would never get anywhere in a car. It is too common of an event. Yes, people hit cars in front of them. Inattention or lack of adequate following distance causes it. An AEB system that cannot work in that situation is nearly...
  34. M

    Japan Times: There's a better answer than electric cars

    California must be run by the Japanese. We are spending far more on H2 development than EV development.
  35. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    Fix or pretend. Speak or do. Publish or invent.
  36. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    There are networked grids to increase humanities understanding of the universe around them. Join one. Or just join the marketing department of whatever megacorp pulls your chain the hardest.
  37. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    Fix what you can, or pretend. Most choose the second path. You?
  38. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    If you are not greedy, here's more power than you would normally have in 2013 to help cure disease: 64 cores Opteron Linux overclocked Honda Civic radiator water-cooling, 4 CPU 32 cores Opteron Linux overclocked high velocity air cooling, 2 CPU 2 x 24 cores Opteron Linux, recycled from Lawrence...
  39. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    Trivia, there are about 1 Billion cars on earth. Bitcoin power use would cover each car for 260,000 miles a year if they were EV, or 712 miles per day, that is 30 mph 24/7/365 for the entire globe. That my friends makes EVs totally pointless. None can recharge enough allowing for battery...
  40. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    "To ethically mine cryptocurrency, renewable energy must be used." How about BitCoin pollutes the World? Instead of "we need cleaner energy to keep mining BitCoin if possible." Or "only psychopaths who want to destroy the planet use crytocurrency". It's a perfect example of what I'm...
  41. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    Show me a news article from a left wing source.
  42. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    260,000,000,000,000 miles of EV driving a year?
  43. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    Slightly off topic - Why isn't the Green Community infuriated by Cryptocurrency? A massive amount of CO2 is produced every hour in heavily populated regions for no reason whatsoever. Well, except greed. No upside. Completely wasted energy, much of it from coal (China). About 66 TWh a year now.
  44. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    I will be the first to admit I'm pretty stupid. The amount of things I don't know grows geometrically as I age. But what I'm referring to about the 3x factor was how much the leading scientists in the world got their math wrong about the hydrogen bomb they detonated on Bikini Atoll. These...
  45. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    If they got their math correct that is. Remember they are paid, and their jobs depend on, a certain outcome. Is it over 3 times the CO2? Did they measure it using Hubble Telescope Math? Mars Lawn Dart math?
  46. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    I'd love for just one of the most experienced (has actually solved problems in their field) PhDs come out and say, "If we do X then Y will absolutely occur. If you look at this example, which removes all other variables, you will see how these two items interact as a function." Since your...
  47. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    They thought that if a cubic curve is good, a n-th degree curve is better. But within the realm of manufacturable objects, a cubic curve can define anything. Neither solve boundary curves well, but if anything, leaving everything cubic makes it seal better. AFAIK, when you pull back the...
  48. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    It's state of the art science that surrounds you every day, and 30 years old? Probably older. The best scientists in the world are mostly wrong about it though. At least where the rubber hits the road. We moved to NURBS because on paper it makes sense. But in reality? All they do is...
  49. M

    Elon says AWD and Perf orders start at end of next week!

    No, I can legally get my money back, all of it. I cannot alter my configuration choices. But I shook hands. My word is good. It was more than $3500 which I think is what you lose if you order a Tesla and refuse delivery.
  50. M

    climate change - Is Elon too late?

    Correct. If I register as a Democrat, I can vote even if I'm dead, and as many times as I like.

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