Since on the topic of single point failures
If you like boating in the deep water (open sea) you know that having your rig fail is BULLSHIT.
If you ride aggressive (like shooting out in front of cars) you know that having your rig fail can mean death.
Single Point failures are to be avoided
Like... girls with big purple herpes on their lip are to be avoided
Dont do it
Just... dont create systems with single point failures.
A single point failure is more than just a single point where something can fail.
There are "Single point failure mechanisms"
Ok - Smart guy... what does THAT mean
... (glad you asked) ...
A single point failure mechansim
Qualifies as an avoidable single point failure
IF the failures leading to the Single Point Failure are undetectable under normal use.
This is important
... Above I described a single point failure - the anderson popping out ...
In the first case you noticed - but it was still a single point failure because you lost power
(Reliability failure, not fire failure)
In the second case you did not notice
(Fire failure, then reliability failure)
There can be a cascade of failures which result in a single point failure *
Lets say you have a motorcycle
Lets say you wire it runs 900A
Lets say you run 20 Anderson pairs in parallel (it WOULD work just fine)
Lets say one of the 40 connection points pops out
Lets say two pop out
At some point, you will reach "runaway"
We call it runaway because it is a SQUARED PROBLEM
It can be fine, for the equivalent of FOREVER, then rapidly devolve*
>.. These are the REAL SCARY single point failures ..<
Ya gotta address these things if you are producing goods which are packaged in fancy plastics.
Not "you should"
More like "You frocking must"
If you dont
Its only a matter of time before one of the following things happens
1) Loss to life and property
2) The boogie man (Government) will crawl up your ass
We can choose (and have been choosing) to self police
Self policing is what we want - this is the most efficient
... If you ship to the UK you will notice that the regs are MUCH MORE STRICT ...
Because they have the boogie man telling them how, what, when, where, and why
We in the US live in the wild west
We do as we please and ... innocents sometimes suffer the conciquences
(price you pay for freedom. Harsh - but true. Dont care if you dont believe it... Fisher Price could give a frock about your kids... they just dont want to get sued by your Lawyers)
... Ignore the Fisher Price reference - that just came out because I am pissed that all the local second hand stores wont sell kids stuff due to recall and lawyer bullshit ... Replace Fisher Price with the car company from FightClub........ and any big business run by business people*
Since off on a rant - why do I say Elon Musk is a Hero?
I blow that guy constantly because he is a rare example of an Engineering-Business man.
He is not an Engineer
He is not a Business Man
He is an Engineering-Business man
He surrounds himself with the best Engineers money can buy...
And the best business people he can find
He created PayPal - which was one of the most globalizing tools ever created... a tool that completely disrupted not only banking but politics. Its powerful... if you dont understand you may one day... its POWERFUL.
He also laid his balls out on Tesla
He was all in
Solar City - Even tho Solar is still a bust... I guarantee that his actions there will help to keep driving down the cost.
It was $5/watt
It was $0.5/watt
Now it is dropping still
4 panels makes an HONEST kilowatt***
(Thats free energy that cools the earth)
Do I care what he says?
Thailand is known for its ex-pat sex tourism with underage kids. His comment was CLEARLY along those lines and funny to those of us with a dark sense of humor.
I dont care what he says... its not his job to be PC for you*
Thats the job of liars like your School Principle, City Councilman, Mayor, Governor, Congressman, President, etc
(Liars the whole batch - at least from Governor up - as its impossible to reach those heights without being a liar**)
-> And since I am going tangential ->
It is IMPOSSIBLE to become a billionaire (unless you are Elon Musk and a tiny handfull of others) without being a crooked, greedy, shady, bastard of a person
Its just that simple
Its just that true
CUNNING SELF INTERESTS AT THE DIRECT COST OF OTHERS
... Why dont I include some - like Elon - and maybe the Google guys - in that batch??? ...
Because of what they have done, how much they have gambled, how much they give back, etc.
Look at what Elon did, how much he gambled, what he is gambling now. SPACE is the future and he is all in. He may lose his ass and end up with a petty $100M... but once I am rich... he will always have a place at the head of the table.
Google guys are cool - they fund all sorts of beautiful things... LIKE GOOGLE.
They play fair... for instance... if you negotiate poorly at time of hire... Google often ramps you up to median.
CANT SAY THAT ABOUT THE BILLIONAIRES FUNDING THE STARTUP EV COMMUNITY
NUFF SAID - Shitbag no-good bastard
Eh... Yea... Jury is out on Amazon
Yea they have certainly revolutionized things... but we have to let it settle.
Let the taxes creep in. Let the early players starve out. Let the competitors catch up...
We will see.
As far as the guy running the company?
No idea if he is doing anything beautiful.
... Ok... what is beautiful?
In Santa Cruz the dirtbag rich people give back to the community *
This is true
It directly impacts me
My life is made better by some rich people in SC County
Donations to the right spot.
In the last few months I attended a "Meet your congressman" - Funded by [urlhttps://events.time.ly/ubb7r2z?event=10781998]Ow[/url]
The same Ow's subsidized a VERY HIGH QUALITY youth learning camp in my neighborhood. The cost (like the above) was trivial... and the program is top notch. All day, at a very good museum, with tons of nature hikes and nature activities, with good staffing, kid loves it and wants to go back every time. They go to the beach, down to creeks, poke around with bee hives, get hands on in cold water reef tanks, do rad art.. . .
... I can afford that because it was subsidized by a local rich family ...
Thats called giving back.
The people I shit talk just take and take and take for themselves... and give only what they are forced to give.
Sometimes we just kill all those people (know your history)
To rewind back to usefulness
back to Elon back to Funding of Startups back to ethics and Government control
WE DO NOT WANT THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLLING EVERYTHING
THAT ALWAYS TURNS EVIL
THE ONLY OPTION IS TO PRACTICE: "Universally Preferable Behavior"
Yea... Call me an anarchist.
When I was captured and caged during Occupy thats what the twit jr officer labeled me with "HEY - its that Anarchist"
Right... Schinder the G-Man... and Anarchist
Continuing to roll up...
Startup companies run in shady ways
Just dont do it
Dont make us (er... I... mean... THEM) drop the hammer on you.
* Pay a fair wage
A fair wage is (unfortunately) determined by a mathematical calculation based on your area.
* Pay for your Quality team
And hire people who are QUALIFIED and are SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS in EXACTLY (or as close to...) what you are doing. If you are making swords - dont hire a rubber specialist. Maybe hire a rail-road steel mill guy... but not the guy who made flubber. There are BIG DIFFERENCES in the EE realm. 1.8V technology (Cell Phones) has nothing to do with 180V technology (Lithium). You need people in your quorum who actually know what is going to happen in the future. If you do not have this then you will learn of the future when it comes. This will result in more losses than you would incur if you simply invested wisely up front.
Supposed to be talking about boats
Ok Boats... BOATS....
I live 2 blocks from the yacht harbor.
Lots of boats down there
Big boats, small boats, e-Boats, rubber boats, stand-up paddle board boats, kayaks, home brew...