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Tue Jul 17

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:47 PM

Re: Rabitloop (a design proposal)

Replying all in one post:

You might be surprised at the amount of traffic on I-64 commuting between Charlottesville and Waynesboro/Staunton

Perhaps...but given that those two cities only have about 50K people in each of them, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:37 PM

Re: Rabitloop (a design proposal)

Let's guess 10,000 per hour for ten hours (both directions): 100,000 rides at $10 each. One out of 60 residents using some portion of the loop for a roundtrip per day (e.g. Richmond-Short Pump). One million dollars of revenue per day with [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:03 PM

Re: Rabitloop (a design proposal)

You seem to be assuming that a medium-speed Hyperloop will be huge and very expensive. What if it is inconspicuous and relatively cheap?

I don't think that's possible. But even then, it would still be deployed first in [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:21 AM

Re: Rabitloop (a design proposal)

I don't assume this. I visualize this medium speed Hyperloop connecting two medium size cities one hundred to two hundred miles apart with a stop every ten miles or so. Virginia Beach to Charlottesville for example.

I don't [more]

Mon Jul 16

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:48 PM

Re: here comes Ford

As promised during the Ford campaign, overturning the previous Wynne government incentives has become one of the low-hanging fruit policy changes which has been targeted first.

And this deep into the thread, the title now acquires [more]

Sat Jul 14

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:00 PM

Re: here comes Ford

When I’m considering long-term investments, I like to look at the fundamentals. No, not the beancounter Al fundamentals. The physical ones.

Generating, transporting, delivering, and utilizing electrons is huuugely, inherently simpler and
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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:35 AM

Re: here comes Ford

I think most rational car buyers put a priority on four factors: performance, reliability, MPG, and cost. It is only after those issues are satisfied that stuff like sound system, styling, and the number of cup holders come into play. [more]

Fri Jul 13

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:22 PM

Re: here comes Ford

If you are limiting your argument to the the Model X that's fine with me. I'm not sure what the point is though. Right now, the Model 3 is Tesla's major car project, and it appears to have no mass produced EV competition for the next [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:07 PM

Re: here comes Ford

Nobody said they do. You are being deliberately obtuse again.

I never said anyone here said they did. You are being deliberately obtuse. I was merely making that observation in response to numerous comments by btresist about ICE [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:43 PM

Re: musing: construction

I'm just wondering about the economics of it.

While regional construction of new residential units is certainly affected by national population growth, shifts in population can affect it even more. Even if you have [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:15 PM

Re: here comes Ford

While that's a lot of SUV's in the context of auto production

OCD: s/b "While that's not a lot of SUV's...."

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:15 PM

Re: here comes Ford

I don't think this is true. I suspect the next 20 years will be a period of numerous consolidations where the number of legacy car companies will be much reduced. Autonomous driving means that cars will be programmed to stay within the speed [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:54 PM

Re: here comes Ford

Jaguar is expected to produce less than 15,000 I-Pace vehicles per year for the first few years.

Yes - that's why I said your comment was an exaggeration, not completely incorrect.

While that's a lot of [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:59 AM

Re: A simple common sense question

If during voir dire a prospective juror had made the same comments about the defendant that Strzok made about Trump would any judge in the country allow him to sit on that jury?

Probably, yes. In trials of elected officials, the fact [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:15 AM

Re: here comes Ford

Are you actually this ignorant or are you simply disingenuous? This is absurd. Tesla doesn't build cheap cars because it chooses not to. Nissan builds cheap cars because it wants to.

Exactly. If Tesla has a "lead" over [more]

Thu Jul 12

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:43 PM

Re: here comes Ford

If so, then Tesla has at least a 2-3 year window with virtually no competition in the high margin segment of the industry.

I think that's a bit of an exaggeration. There's a few high-end models coming to market in the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:43 PM

Re: here comes Ford

Not sure why there should be such uncertainty. The patent application is from Tesla, not Panasonic, and it talks about being able to link together cells of different chemistries, voltages, ages, etc. so it clearly is not limited to a particular [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Tesla Motors board. 1:48 PM

Re: phase out

Besides the two Model S-es in our lot here, I usually see at least one or two more on my daily commute. Pretty common. The Model X seems to be less common, and I sometimes go a week or two before I see one. But this one is the first Model 3. And [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:39 PM

Re: here comes Ford

For 99% of the driving people do it's basically the same. In fact, I would argue EVs are better because people never have to stop to "refill", they just plug in when they get home.

I think that's part of why [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:48 AM

Re: here comes Ford

It isn't an "official" document, but it has quotes from folks not associated with Tesla so it is probably credible. The article talks about the grid-level storage in South Australia that is described as "a network of batteries [more]

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