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by Izits
Sep 20 2017 2:46pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle Push
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle P

(a lot of stuff) Unlike that guy and his cat, you're obviously no dummy. Would you be willing to talk with me about some fundamentals of socialism? I have an excellent understanding of the free market but I really don't get socialism, I'd love to ask you a few questions. If we're going to banter we...
by Izits
Sep 20 2017 2:30pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle Push
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle P

Your own words - "The electric cars are not considered cost effective to everyone who is being forced against their will to subsidize them." I am being "forced to subsidize them"- I have to pay the same taxes to support EV's that everyone else does. And I think they are cost effective. So do the pe...
by Izits
Sep 20 2017 1:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Australian helmet laws, edit (survey results )
Replies: 47
Views: 3224

Re: Australian helmet laws

One single study, by Thompson Rivara & Thompson in 1989, came up with the much-repeated 85% protection figure. Guess what? That study covered a couple dozen children who were brought by their parents to a single hospital in Seattle. If you look at their paltry data, you can also extrapolate things ...
by Izits
Sep 20 2017 12:47pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pole says no to carbon
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Pole says no to carbon

Good news for me, I love aluminum. It's stunning how long the wheelbase is on these bikes.
The article says Pole is choosing not to have bikes made where the governments are even more oppressive than usual.

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by Izits
Sep 20 2017 10:31am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle Push
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle P

What I mean is you take a look at something chiefly technological but your view is just always just clouded by angry political opinions. So instead of an objective, apolitical assessment of the technological benefits of a piece of technology, you find a way to shoehorn an existing political rant in...
by Izits
Sep 20 2017 3:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Australian helmet laws, edit (survey results )
Replies: 47
Views: 3224

Re: Australian helmet laws

The fact that head injury and fatality rates have stayed pretty much exactly the same in the USA during the period when helmet use rose from zero percent to about fifty percent is a good testament to their overall effectiveness. // Bicycle helmets obviously work to reduce impacts-- that's what they...
by Izits
Sep 20 2017 2:35am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle Push
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle P

I think you just have strong anti-government views and that colours every issue you happen to look at. Most folk here are concerned with the technological, scientific and perhaps sociological aspects of EVs. I have strong anti-murder and anti-rape views too. There's nothing wrong with seeing both t...
by Izits
Sep 20 2017 1:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?
Replies: 167
Views: 13711

Re: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?

To answer the question that Izits has been asking, which is why wouldn't people choose the option that results in the most comfort and convenience, there's a lot more to it than that. By framing the question that way, you're making a lot of assumptions without realizing it, and I believe that some ...
by Izits
Sep 20 2017 1:02am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle Push
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle P

I'll re-phrase my statement to be more clear. The electric cars are not considered cost effective to everyone who is being forced against their will to subsidize them. That is even more false. I can think of a few hundred people at my company alone who are being "forced against their will to subsid...
by Izits
Sep 20 2017 12:52am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle Push
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle P

I have no idea what you mean by subsidise at gunpoint. You must have some weird shit going on wherever you happen to live. All subsidies are enforced at gunpoint because they are all paid for with taxation which is always enforced at gunpoint. It's not "weird shit", it works exactly the same where ...
by Izits
Sep 18 2017 9:38pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle Push
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle P

The key point is right there. The electric cars are NOT cost effective. If they were, people would choose to buy them without being forced to pay for them at the point of a gun. Given that people are buying EV's in places that have no incentives, that is provably not true. (Of course, sales are muc...
by Izits
Sep 18 2017 3:35pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle Push
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars Electric Vehicle P

MitchJi wrote:...The government offers generous subsidies to makers of new-energy vehicles. ...
The key point is right there. The electric cars are NOT cost effective. If they were, people would choose to buy them without being forced to pay for them at the point of a gun.
by Izits
Sep 18 2017 3:24pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport

for those who just need a car to get from A to B, owning a car for themselves would be much more expensive. You're saying the same thing Tony Seba said, that it's cheaper to share a car than to own one. And I agree. But we don't just do everything that's cheaper, otherwise we'd all live out of a ca...
by Izits
Sep 18 2017 3:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Australian helmet laws, edit (survey results )
Replies: 47
Views: 3224

Re: Australian helmet laws

First, wearing a helmet doesn't reduce health care expenses. This have been proved statistically. Nevertheless, let's say you are right. What is next? - a law that forbids overweight people to eat - a law that forbids any kind of extreme sports - a law that forbids traveling without necessity purpo...
by Izits
Sep 18 2017 12:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?
Replies: 167
Views: 13711

Re: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?

Again you disregard externalities-- in this case, people in other countries getting screwed out of the fruits of their labor Americans can underpay. And it's set up this way so Americans can be pacified while being screwed out of the fruits of their own labor, distracting themselves with cheap toys...
by Izits
Sep 17 2017 10:14pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Suggestions to Harden Plastic Enclosure
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Re: Suggestions to Harden Plastic Enclosure

What about 3D printing a custom enclosure out of ABS?
by Izits
Sep 17 2017 9:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?
Replies: 167
Views: 13711

Re: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?

I just asked a simple question, why should anyone be expected to intentionally make their lives less spoiled, less convenient or less happy? Isn't the goal in life to bring yourself as much personal satisfaction as possible without infringing on othres? You can't fault people for doing exactly that...
by Izits
Sep 17 2017 8:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?
Replies: 167
Views: 13711

Re: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?

This particularly perplexed me: I think a big reason why ebikes are not as popular in the U.S., is because our society is largely out of shape/ overweight and downright spoiled. We're spoiled? What, people should want to make their lives less convenient, less happy? You've got to be kidding me. Yes...
by Izits
Sep 16 2017 3:02pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport

Although quite long, this presentation gets interesting after about the first 18 minutes. However I think his assessment of the cost of buying and owning an electric car conveniently overlooks the cost of battery replacement every 5 or 10 years. The cost of a replacement battery is so high, and the ...
by Izits
Sep 16 2017 2:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?
Replies: 167
Views: 13711

Re: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?

I'm sure that's what Rumme was referring to. But the question still stands, why should anyone be expected to intentionally make themselves less spoiled, less comfortable and less happy than they are able? (Claiming there is more danger in going faster means nothing because that danger is already fac...
by Izits
Sep 16 2017 11:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?
Replies: 167
Views: 13711

Re: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?

He he. ... I can now enjoy a ride and get some moderate exercise while riding to work. Yes, I'm spoiled. And I have no problem with that. It would be nice if more people in the world could be similarly spoiled. You're saying being spoiled is good, and I agree. Rumme was saying people should stop be...
by Izits
Sep 16 2017 10:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?
Replies: 167
Views: 13711

Re: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?

Having read through this entire thread, I find myself asking why ? Why do we care if ebikes are mainstream? Ask yourself if it's because we want people to fulfill their desires better and be happier, or is it because we want to force our views on others? Wouldn't it be enough to let everyone choose ...
by Izits
Sep 16 2017 1:37am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next up, Irma
Replies: 28
Views: 2442

Re: Next up, Irma

Some charities have high over head. See the white bearded dude tv ad, must be $500 an airing. The newest one is Ewan McCreggor of Star Wars fame, trying to save Syrian children. There is this one charity that grinds hard downtown they want to save children too, and they pay these up beat, talkative...
by Izits
Sep 14 2017 3:56pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: OK, a little gas every now and then, when no one is watching
Replies: 33
Views: 2988

Re: OK, a little gas every now and then, when no one is watc

Remember we're talking about car drivers here. The least creative problem solvers around ... So according to you the most creative problem solvers around are people who have lost their driver's license, people who couldn't qualify for one, children and teenagers who are too young to drive and geria...
by Izits
Sep 14 2017 12:03pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next up, Irma
Replies: 28
Views: 2442

Re: Next up, Irma

And now we have federal relief care packages to the tune of $15 billion dollars. This is a bad thing for government to do, it's always harmful to the citizens and to western civilization in general. "But Izits!" I hear the zombies saying, "How can you be against helping the poor people who had their...