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by TheBeastie
Apr 19, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 280
Views: 16991

Re: Tesla Model 3

Aside from articles that claim Elon has ignored wasting billions of robots in areas of car manufacturing that more experienced car companies have long tested and failed to implement. There have been a few articles like this that say some folks who work at the Tesla factor live out of their car becau...
by TheBeastie
Apr 18, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 280
Views: 16991

Re: Tesla Model 3

I have read a stack of articles over time saying Elon/Tesla have been ignoring expert opinion that the core reason they have such poor production numbers is that they are trying to use robots in the manufacturing cycle where other car manufacturers don't (and have very much examined doing so but it'...
by TheBeastie
Apr 18, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1829
Views: 48407

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

When talking to some people who say things like "Hydro is the renewables solution for Australia" I instantly know I am wasting my time because we all know South Australia would love to have hydro but they dont have the water etc, they would be building hydro if they could, even tiny crappy sized one...
by TheBeastie
Apr 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1829
Views: 48407

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The funny thing about South Australias huge once in a 50 year storm is that almost no homes were hurt, sure a few really old farm sheds with no trees around them lost their roofs but aside from that it was just trees falling over and the downed power-lines. The only reason why a bunch of power lines...
by TheBeastie
Apr 15, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 280
Views: 16991

Re: Tesla Model 3

I really do think Elon Musks business endeavors are all about building a cash pile big enough so he can go to Mars. Its possible that Elon smells the end of Tesla at least in a highest sellable share price and hes looking at other things, maybe the reason he did that flamethrower was to see how much...
by TheBeastie
Apr 12, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 280
Views: 16991

Re: Tesla Model 3

Awesome cars, poorly run company. Where else can a company get away with never making a profit, and losing -$4000 per car? https://www.tflcar.com/2018/04/tesla-first-quarter-2018-results/ Amazon went without making profit for many YEARS, seems to have worked out pretty well for them. People never t...
by TheBeastie
Apr 09, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1829
Views: 48407

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

....Over all, 1,600 coal plants are planned or under construction in 62 countries, according to Urgewald’s tally, which uses data from the Global Coal Plant Tracker portal. The new plants would expand the world’s coal-fired power capacity by 43 percent. And even with all that - solar is growing fas...
by TheBeastie
Apr 08, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Tesla crash Mountain View California
Replies: 50
Views: 1287

Re: Tesla crash Mountain View California

I don't care how large or hard the barrier was the autopilot didn't see it, or the autopilot is so badly programmed its coded in a way that it just ignores huge steel/concrete barriers and continues to drive into them hoping its just an identification road mistake or something. Obviously, Tesla/Uber...
by TheBeastie
Apr 07, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1829
Views: 48407

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

For me, I often look at wind/solar as a manipulative whacking stick that those who are in the wide circle of politics use to wield power on peoples minds. When NSW government sold its electricity grid it seemed to be at the end of a years barrage from ABC media that solar panels are going to make th...
by TheBeastie
Apr 05, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Tesla crash Mountain View California
Replies: 50
Views: 1287

Re: Tesla crash Mountain View California

I don't know if its been said clearly enough yet (I did go through all the posts) but it has been confirmed that the owner who died in this Tesla did have Autopilot enabled when it crashed. Tesla Model X was in autopilot before fatal crash http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/31/technology/tesla-model-x-cra...
by TheBeastie
Apr 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Supercapacitors vs batteries. Capacity.
Replies: 126
Views: 3131

Re: Supercapacitors vs batteries. Capacity.

Maybe it doesn't matter so much what they call it. If it has 1,000,000 cycle life and the cells can be shipped at zero volts, it is not like your typical battery. Exactly, even if its 500,000 or 100,000 cycles that's pretty different. The main other thing to note is its about 2.5Wh per cell (maybe ...
by TheBeastie
Apr 02, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Supercapacitors vs batteries. Capacity.
Replies: 126
Views: 3131

Re: Supercapacitors vs batteries. Capacity.

You can read a pretty good description of these types of Lithium capacitors here. Lithium Ion Capacitors: An Effective EDLC Replacement https://www.digikey.com.au/en/articles/techzone/2015/jan/lithium-ion-capacitors-an-effective-edlc-replacement In that video HillHater posted that guy talks about th...
by TheBeastie
Apr 01, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian
Replies: 110
Views: 2425

Re: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

Don't know if ppl have been carefully reading my posts but I will make this more obvious and clear. The car that hit the cyclist continued to drive for another 40-50 meters AFTER hitting her as the video shows the incident happening right at the water drains/"yield to bikes" sign and the car/bike si...
by TheBeastie
Mar 31, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian
Replies: 110
Views: 2425

Re: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

Uber has already settled with the family of the cyclist. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-uber-settlement/uber-avoids-legal-battle-with-family-of-autonomous-vehicle-victim-idUSKBN1H5092 Good to here, for a 60billion dollar market cap company, they should be easily able to afford...
by TheBeastie
Mar 27, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice from Aussie ebikers - help me decide on best option
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Advice from Aussie ebikers - help me decide on best option

The 350w sounds good to me, I think going too powerful will end badly over time. I have had police sit in their cop cars while I am at the lights stair at my ebike with a kind of scary fury in their eyes, its something you can't forget quickly. In inner Melbourne, if I ride during the middle of the ...
by TheBeastie
Mar 27, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1829
Views: 48407

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Good article here, detailing on the whole, "Victorian coal Loy Yang power-station unit 3 560 MW tripped, South Australia's Tesla battery to the rescue", which was just baloney. http://www.wattclarity.com.au/2018/03/fcas-in-action-what-happens-when-a-generator-trips/ For me this whole thing was a tes...
by TheBeastie
Mar 27, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian
Replies: 110
Views: 2425

Re: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

Did anyone watch my post on the Google car video? https://youtu.be/tiwVMrTLUWg?t=12m33s Here the google car sees a cyclist being an issue from a massive distance away, while the cyclist at that point is about 11 car lanes worth of distance away, thats about 50meters. The short story here is that the...
by TheBeastie
Mar 24, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Kickstarter: Go Fund Me?
Replies: 23
Views: 527

Re: Kickstarter: Go Fund Me?

About four years ago my life sorta "fell apart"... when I woke up from a week in a coma with a broken shoulder, broken ribs... and the "kicker"... multiple brain contusions. So to this day it's difficult to stand and walks, etc having lost my sense of balance. And today I exist supported by the Ont...
by TheBeastie
Mar 24, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian
Replies: 110
Views: 2425

Re: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

When I look at this video, the first thing I think about is where is the raw video? This seems to be just someone with an iPhone recording it from a screen. It even has all the sides with the numbers blurred out. The raw video should also not include the blurred out numbers and white line border. Wh...
by TheBeastie
Mar 22, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian
Replies: 110
Views: 2425

Re: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

A lot of people (dumb people) step on the road and just assume cars will see them and slow down for them and most of the time, of course, the cars do. Now that self-driving cars are here this is going to be extremely dangerous as it seems by the general view of people here that those people are now ...
by TheBeastie
Mar 22, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lying Car Companies
Replies: 45
Views: 845

Re: Lying Car Companies

The average level of co2 in the world is about 410ppm. One of the biggest emitters of co2 in the world is 7.5 billion humans just breathing. Every time we exhale, that exhaled area co2 is at an incredibly high co2 40,000 ppm. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide#Human_physiology The combined...
by TheBeastie
Mar 21, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian
Replies: 110
Views: 2425

Re: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

That is absolutely shit house, the car doesn't even seem to slow down. There would be a ton of "see in the dark sensors", like infrared and lidar and they totally failed. This person died because of corporate greed, this is how I fear dying on the road as well. https://i.imgur.com/f1TnF3w.gif Seems ...
by TheBeastie
Mar 21, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1829
Views: 48407

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Thankfully we have objective data from electricity map .org. Germany has been over 400gm/kWh carbon all winter. Often times over 500. It still gets the vast majority of electricity from brown coal during the winter when the sun and wind are consistently bad. This does not contradict what I wrote. 4...
by TheBeastie
Mar 20, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian
Replies: 110
Views: 2425

Re: Self Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

It was pretty predictable this would happen, there are even videos on youtube where other drivers dashcams have caught Uber driverless cars going through red lights while they are waiting at the red light. https://youtu.be/pzzQ42D9Srw pzzQ42D9Srw The main reason this person is dead is due to corpora...
by TheBeastie
Mar 20, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1829
Views: 48407

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Interesting article on SA's new subsidy scheme from the new Liberal party. It seems to be written by someone who lives in South Australia, as he talks about why "we" voted the way they did. But he doesn't like the Liberal party either. http://catallaxyfiles.com/2018/03/19/david-bidstrup-is-it-a-new-...