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by neptronix
Jan 21, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

Well, we've had some pretty bodacious dips due to the FUD with south korea and the insider trading shit that their government has been doing. Yet, the market is still alive and growing after the weak hands have been shaken out. Crypto certainly isn't going away. I bought during a couple of those dip...
by neptronix
Jan 05, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

So Amazon came into this world a big money maker. Of course there's people all over the internet saying differently to try to support some point they wish they could make. They are aided by the lack of real detailed info, I sure can't find it. Only articles that rave on and on without telling much....
by neptronix
Jan 05, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

On the note if it's stored on a paper or hardware wallet how do you get your new form of currency when the fork happens? You needed to have looked this up before you bought bitcoin! Anyway, google this.. i'm not a bitcoin guy, i don't know.. But.. you should have your money in a paper or hardware w...
by neptronix
Jan 05, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

I don't doubt the utility of Ethereum - it sounds like it's doing what bitcoin was promising/ought to have been doing. It satisfies a demand (low cost, easy global transactions) and is practical for everyday use (fast, cheap). Well actually, ethereum has been failing to do what bitcoin promised to ...
by neptronix
Jan 03, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

Appreciate some stocks are traded speculatively, but ostensibly Amazon et al are raising capital to invest in growing the business/building infrastructure that will hopefully eventually result in a highly profitable business capable of paying dividends. The "real" value of the stock would then be i...
by neptronix
Jan 03, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1203

Re: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!

Oh, that makes sense that induction motor thinking is different.
by neptronix
Jan 03, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

Sidenote: Amazon was a very smart investment with hindsight, but was it in the early days? Plenty of very similar startups went to the wall and retrospectively were an awful investment. Amazon didn't go public until the public was clamoring for it. Boggy AT&T isn't letting me search for the numbers...
by neptronix
Jan 02, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

If Bitcoin has no inherent value, pays no dividends Many stocks do not pay dividends, but people still buy them. Amazon has never paid a dividend - yet there's plenty of people who have been made rich by buying amazon stock. You wouldn't call anyone an idiot for buying amazon stock, would you? :mrg...
by neptronix
Jan 02, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: 2000 Honda Insight: Convert, or No?
Replies: 50
Views: 5334

Re: 2000 Honda Insight: Convert, or No?

Nice to hear that you managed to fix that long running problem. Now with that money invested, you can continue receiving the benefits of that car! After that kind of work, i'd be hanging on to that baby for a while. Electric cars are providing more value with every generation, but you still have lit...
by neptronix
Jan 02, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1203

Re: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!

Hm, that's contrary to how i was taught to count poles. You could be right, i could be wrong.. but.. What i find is that magnet sections divided by 2 = the pole count for every motor i've seen where the manufacturer specifies the number of poles. Example: the MAC motor has 32 magnet sections but 36 ...
by neptronix
Jan 02, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

It has lost 1/3rd and he responds by saying that. The stock market has done that multiple times. Individual stocks do that all the time. Bitcoin has had larger corrections in the past. Bitcoin's price is recovering.. meanwhile, other coins have blown up in value and rebounded well beyond their valu...
by neptronix
Jan 01, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1203

Re: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!

I think it could be good for my brompton. It has 16" wheel and I need it to spin to 25mph. Where can I buy with the relevant controller? 11 reduction x 8 poles x 540 rpm = 47520 eRPM. You're absolutely going to need a controller that's capable of a little beyond 50,000 eRPM.. phaserunner, or one of...
by neptronix
Jan 01, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

The thing with mining Crypto currency is you need thousands of dog hairs just to play the game. You dont need a good cpu, not much ram, but the gpu's are expensive! It takes a while to amortize the hardware you invested in... it can take up to a year in some instances. I got lucky. I started on eth...
by neptronix
Jan 01, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

I suggest you look into the segwit/lightning network and form your own opinions, I'm confident bitcoin will be around, but I'm much less confident it will be the current BTC chain. An amusing write up for the uninitiated: https://hackernoon.com/chapter-one-alice-and-bob-9fa315aeef62 If you held bit...
by neptronix
Jan 01, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 151
Views: 8750

Re: Bitcoins

http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/28/investing/bitcoin-hits-10k/index.html That was quite a fall. OUCH! Yes, but you have to think longer than that if you want to succeed in investing at all. And if you want to get ahead in our monetary system, you need to invest. I'm still holding by BTC. So is everyon...
by neptronix
Jan 01, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1203

Re: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!

I did have an experience where I damaged the gears on one of the motors, while I was late, I increased my phase current limit to 70A, and also removed my speed limit (36V battery, 35A battery current limit). Going up a steep (12% grade according to google maps) I blew the gears. I suspect I was sit...
by neptronix
Jan 01, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1203

Re: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!

Could you explain what's bad about the Q128H's eRPM? The eRPM is too high for most controllers to handle. BMSBattery recommends one specific controller for the motor in their lineup, and refuse to sell a higher speed winding for this reason. The motor is crippled by design. They also removed all so...
by neptronix
Dec 30, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1203

Re: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!

Yeah. I've always been attracted to the Cute Q128H... but the eRPM is too high because of the 16:1 or so reduction.. therefore it only comes in a terribly slow 201rpm at 36v wind. Also, that motor doesn't seem to be built very sturdy. I spent a while trying to explain to BMSBattery that the motor co...
by neptronix
Dec 29, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1203

Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!

Was going over vendors' pages looking for new stuff. Came across this interesting geared hub. Figured i'd kick off a thread about it. It's got two gear reductions inside for a overall reduction ratio of 11:1. Very cool. It to be rated for around 350 watts continuous and comes in at 5.6lbs or 2.55kg....
by neptronix
Dec 15, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1399
Views: 28376

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

You'd think so, but we also experience 50-80mph wind a couple times a year and that makes things difficult for solar panels. At least in the valley, where all the energy useage is. Not to say they couldn't use a couple brain cells and build some aerodynamic solar panels, but instead, we get projects...
by neptronix
Dec 15, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Madness. Why such slow penetration for hybrid?
Replies: 65
Views: 1765

Re: Madness. Why such slow penetration for hybrid?

I am incredibly disappointed in the direction this thread went in. I looked over 'solera ebiker's posts and just decided to nuke the guy. Nothing but inflammatory posts. A zero value member of the community. Actually, a negative value member of the community. I left his posts because context would b...
by neptronix
Dec 08, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum software upgrade on 11/17/2017 technical issues thread
Replies: 131
Views: 5834

Re: Forum software upgrade on 11/17/2017 technical issues thread

Okay, that's troublesome that more than 1 person is getting that 403 permissions error. I have disabled a component i think might be responsible for this weird response. Can y'all do me a favor and see if that made a difference? As for fixing the memory leak.. i am working 2 jobs and also filling in...
by neptronix
Dec 06, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differences between the old and new version of phpbb & proposed changes
Replies: 118
Views: 4945

Re: Differences between the old and new version of phpbb & proposed changes

Ah, well, if I have my FF browser fullscreen like yours, the border goes away for me once I'm about 7 levels in on the font increase. Less with a narrower window. Normally I only use my browser about 5/8 my screen width, and only 5 levels greater font size. That's at 1680x1050 on a 22" (IIRC) Samsu...
by neptronix
Dec 05, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum software upgrade on 11/17/2017 technical issues thread
Replies: 131
Views: 5834

Re: Forum software upgrade on 11/17/2017 technical issues thread

Okay, since some of you have oldschool computers.. what i've done is slowed the animation of the forum post icons on the left of the category list to about a third of the speed. Let me know if that helps.. i imagine it will. The SSL problem is a big ??? because it's a client side issue. If it happen...