Hehe... Impatient much?Kingfish wrote: ↑Mar 12, 2013 1:35 pmI am suddenly reminded of Genesis II (TV 1973) & Planet Earth (TV 1974), both both created by Gene Roddenberry. Sadly I cannot locate a youtube clip of those terribly painful productions that display the concept of a shuttle-car travelling through underground tubes at high speed.
Hehe... Yah. Exactly. While the tube/"hyperloop"/etc might be handy for long-distances at "high" speeds, the majority of folks most of the time are interested in short, urban distances... Recent press reports suggest most travels are like 10 miles or less... most of the time.
Holland tunnel like. I can only imagine how the Chunnel works. But even in California a high tech bike pathway would run into a wall of disbelief in the Pollyannaishness of it. But maybe Lock's reminder of the electrics running through might encourage people to think there might be a practical value to it.
You made him wait 4 years for that response.
But if 10% of the transportation was the longer distances, this could save more than 10% of the resources, the environmental damage, etc. You have to look at the value in the big picture. Not to mention that the advancement of the technology moves in the direction of finding ways to use it for shorter distances.LockH wrote: ↑Mar 11, 2018 8:56 pmHehe... Yah. Exactly. While the tube/"hyperloop"/etc might be handy for long-distances at "high" speeds, the majority of folks most of the time are interested in short, urban distances... Recent press reports suggest most travels are like 10 miles or less... most of the time.
"Rather than spending money on a cycleway, spend it on making the roads usably safe for *all* kinds of traffic, together."
India as a country offers its own set of challenges. With the population growing at a rapid pace in urban areas, commuting has become a problem. And though modes like Metro rail and BRT corridors are coming up, last mile connectivity still remains an issue that is yet to be solved. Enter CycleLoop, an Indian innovation that promises to change the way we travel limited distances.
Users can choose to pedal the bike themselves and when they do, the sensors cut the power supply. Once tired, the users can switch back to electric power. A little exercise never hurt anybody, is known to boost brainpower and keep your heart healthy. There’s a monetary benefit too. The more the users pedal, lesser they have to pay. For example, let’s say for a particular distance the fee for using CycleLoop is Rs 10 on electric power alone; pedaling can cut that down based on how much a user pedals.
There's been some tunneling for the metrorail and I assume they learned some tough lessons about it, I remember there was a lot of reporting on problems.fechter wrote: ↑May 11, 2018 3:46 pmAs a former mining engineer, I can tell you making an underground tunnel like that is not so easy. Primary issue is water. Dig down deep enough and you will hit it almost everywhere. Flooding tunnels are not fun to work in. Even after you install a concrete liner, it still leaks and you have to constantly pump out the water.
Another problem is rock mechanics. We had a tunnel boring machine very similar to Elon's and after it made a stretch of tunnel, it got stuck because the rock 'flowed' behind it, making the tunnel just a little too small to back the machine out.
Now curious watt the folks in Norway are paying. (Guess is, about zero for diseasal fuel.)The ship was sold to the borough for $5,000 down with the remaining $99,000 due on delivery. But first the ferry needed a modification.
I think he should get the tesla right first.Kingfish wrote: ↑Jun 10, 2013 9:49 amI think that would constrain him with self-interest. Better to have a minion or culture of friendly interests to do it for you.lester12483 wrote:Musk is way ahead of his time. We need more billionaires like him who have vision to help humanity and actually USE their wealth rather than hoard it.
Musk needs to run for senate and get rid of Barbara Boxer in CA or perhaps governor. Then he can actually make some changes for the better.
The numbers are pretty unbelievable -- at a top speed of 760 miles per hour (more than 1,200 kilometers per hour), the so-called hyperloop proposed by entrepreneur Elon Musk could whisk travelers from New York to Washington in 29 minutes, one-fifth the time needed by Acela, Amtrak’s fastest train. Now, Musk appears to have scaled down those ambitions somewhat, at least for an early version of the idea. He has won a bid in Chicago to build a high-speed express train to its O’Hare International Airport. It’s not quite a signed contract yet, but if the parties proceed, it will give Musk a chance to prove parts of his untested technology.
Elon Musk is not getting the Tesla right or wrong. He has a huge team of skilled people for that. Likewise with SpaceX, Hyperloop, Boring Co, Solar City, Gigafactories, etc. Folks might give him credit for these things, and he might even take credit for these things, but in fact there are lots and lots of bright, industrious people doing the actual design, engineering, and manufacturing work.
No, she was talking about the bridge itself, and was very much for it before she was against it. It came up several times during the campaign. She kept the money for it, though.Dauntless wrote: ↑May 26, 2018 8:37 pmAlaska was and is ferrying people to the Ketchikan airport. When they were going to build a $394 million bridge they lost $125 million of government money when it was taken away for Hurricane Katrina. Efforts to find a bridge loan (A business term) then Governor Sara Palin called it a "Bridge to Nowhere." (The loan, not the bridge itself.)
No, she was talking about the financing. She was NEVER against the bridge, she was only against the financial problems that losing the government funding created. The bridge was still supposed to be built, so the road to get there was built. But it hasn't worked out yet.billvon wrote: ↑Jun 18, 2018 11:39 pmNo, she was talking about the bridge itself, and was very much for it before she was against it. It came up several times during the campaign. She kept the money for it, though.
At least she still got to build a road to nowhere. When the bridge was cancelled, DC forgot to cancel the federal funding for the approach road, so Palin spent the money and built it. She was never one to turn down pork.
August 2008: "Ketchikan desires a better way to reach the airport, but the $398 million bridge is not the answer."
I wonder how quickly an emergency stop could be achieved. Not sure how helpful a P-wave sensor system triggering emergency "brakes" would be. I'm sure they would have to design it where a train passing through a certain magnitude earthquake would survive.