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by TheBeastie
Apr 25, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 350
Views: 18381

Re: Tesla Model 3

It could be now that Elon has hands on the details of 21700 cell manufacturing that it could be this special release 200KWh roaster will have especially expensive lithium cells that have more cobalt etc in them then is typically considered financially viable, thus giving them super performance. In a...
by TheBeastie
Apr 24, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1865
Views: 50464

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Run the numbers. There is no way to possibly build out enough wind and solar hardware to even come close to replacing what we are using. Not to mention the storage issue that no renewable (rebuildable) advocate ever wants to talk about. The editorial style of the writers gets a little cutesy and lo...
by TheBeastie
Apr 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla Model 3 battery teardown!
Replies: 26
Views: 562

Re: Tesla Model 3 battery teardown!

This just goes to show how hardcore everyone is on loving Tesla and not being critical when being critical is due. Yeah we all know batteries are affected by cold but I still don't get this either, how can loosing close to half your range because you drive in cold climates be acceptable to so many ...
by TheBeastie
Apr 23, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Why we had big downtime 04/22/18 and intermittent downtime since the upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Why we had big downtime 04/22/18 and intermittent downtime since the upgrade

Is it MySQL as the database? From my experience if the server is dedicated to database work then the actual memory setting of MySQL can't affect performance much as the dedicated server will just load up every block of hard drive storage into kernel virtual memory it can and access it instantly inst...
by TheBeastie
Apr 22, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla Model 3 battery teardown!
Replies: 26
Views: 562

Re: Tesla Model 3 battery teardown!

That new cheaper thermal management method of the Tesla 3 seems to affect the range of the car considerably. This guy driving his new Tesla Model 3 in Canada while wearing full snow gear so he doesn't use the heater at all to keep warm and ruin his range, fully admitted that the range he was getting...
by TheBeastie
Apr 22, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 350
Views: 18381

Re: Tesla Model 3

It is surprising that Telsa is moving to rare earth magnets, this is not good for mass production or green manufacturing. The only reason is to increase the range slightly, at a considerable cost and reduction in "green value" for a vehicle that is supposed to be green. The car being something that...
by TheBeastie
Apr 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla Model 3 battery teardown!
Replies: 26
Views: 562

Re: Tesla Model 3 battery teardown!

Gawd...I love Tesla but who would sit here listening to 4 guys sitting and talking for over an hour. So much of what's really popular on youtube these days (at least for more moderately intelligent people) are youtube videos on just critical thought and ideas on the world. Like Sargon of Akkad chan...
by TheBeastie
Apr 20, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1865
Views: 50464

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

..... What this thread has demonstrated many times is that there now exist feasible alternatives for energy production that don't result in mutual destruction, largely thanks to visionary technical leadership from countries like Germany and companies like Tesla. The challenge is now primarily one o...
by TheBeastie
Apr 19, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 350
Views: 18381

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 factory live out of their car beca...
by TheBeastie
Apr 18, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 350
Views: 18381

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: 1865
Views: 50464

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: 1865
Views: 50464

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: 350
Views: 18381

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: 350
Views: 18381

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: 1865
Views: 50464

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: 1334

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: 1865
Views: 50464

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: 1334

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: 127
Views: 3307

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: 127
Views: 3307

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: 111
Views: 2488

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: 111
Views: 2488

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: 415

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: 1865
Views: 50464

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: 111
Views: 2488

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...