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  1. Comment on Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030 – it will phase out all car models with internal combustion engines, including hybrids in ~finance

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    I didn't claim those three added up to the amount of time spent charging, only that they can be done concurrently. Nor does everyone always opt for fast food. If you're frequently making hours...

    I didn't claim those three added up to the amount of time spent charging, only that they can be done concurrently. Nor does everyone always opt for fast food.

    If you're frequently making hours long trips, you're an outlier, and not the first serviced here while EVs are still relatively young. That doesn't mean that EVs don't already meet most of the needs for the average person.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030 – it will phase out all car models with internal combustion engines, including hybrids in ~finance

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    Unless you absolutely need a level 2 charger, a level 1 charger (a 120v outlet) nets me 5 miles of range per hour, which is pretty fine for most commutes given how long cars sit around.

    Unless you absolutely need a level 2 charger, a level 1 charger (a 120v outlet) nets me 5 miles of range per hour, which is pretty fine for most commutes given how long cars sit around.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030 – it will phase out all car models with internal combustion engines, including hybrids in ~finance

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    If you're going to use numbers at least don't exaggerate them. 38 minutes of charging added to a 460 minute drive is only 7.6% of the total travel time spent charging, and that can be done while...

    If you're going to use numbers at least don't exaggerate them. 38 minutes of charging added to a 460 minute drive is only 7.6% of the total travel time spent charging, and that can be done while eating/bathroom/stretch breaks are implemented. A large amount of people aren't going to forego eating for 8 hours or opt not to stop for at least one bathroom break.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030 – it will phase out all car models with internal combustion engines, including hybrids in ~finance

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    The time to charge really isn't that big of a deal IMO. I've got a Tesla Long Range AWD with around 300 miles of range. A 500 mile trip in reality is about 2 charging stops when I start from 100%...

    The time to charge really isn't that big of a deal IMO. I've got a Tesla Long Range AWD with around 300 miles of range. A 500 mile trip in reality is about 2 charging stops when I start from 100% at my house, and each stop to charge is about 20 minutes. Here's an example of a regular trip I made pre-Covid. For an ~8 hour drive, those are pretty natural stopping points to me to get out, stretch my legs, grab a bite to eat, or visit the bathroom. It's really easy to grab food at a drive-thru and eat in the car while it charges while watching a show or a movie.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Nickelodeon creates Avatar Studios to create new Avatar, Legend of Korra content in ~tv

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    As long as the creators have control over the universe and any content created in it, I have faith. They have proven themselves quite capable, and willing to walk away from projects they don't like.

    As long as the creators have control over the universe and any content created in it, I have faith. They have proven themselves quite capable, and willing to walk away from projects they don't like.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on I'm working on creating a new religion. You may read the beta version of our scripture at disciples.technoslug.org in ~talk

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    It doesn't work on my PalmPilot either!

    It doesn't work on my PalmPilot either!

    6 votes
  7. Comment on I'm working on creating a new religion. You may read the beta version of our scripture at disciples.technoslug.org in ~talk

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    Is there a particular reason the website looks like it's from 2001? I greatly enjoyed the irony of the second of the Three Vital Precepts and the first of the Thee Illusions.

    Is there a particular reason the website looks like it's from 2001?

    I greatly enjoyed the irony of the second of the Three Vital Precepts and the first of the Thee Illusions.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Fry’s Electronics is shutting its doors for good in ~tech

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    Well, that's sad. I spent a year working there while waiting for deployment orders about a decade ago. It certainly had its quirks but I ultimately enjoyed engaging with customers about items and...

    Well, that's sad. I spent a year working there while waiting for deployment orders about a decade ago. It certainly had its quirks but I ultimately enjoyed engaging with customers about items and topics. I guess that just leaves BestBuy and Microcenter as electronics retailers?

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Elon Musk should come clean: Tesla’s emissions are rising in ~enviro

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    Some of us are. It's nice to have an otherwise attractive EV option too, that isn't as pricey as a Porsche.

    Some of us are. It's nice to have an otherwise attractive EV option too, that isn't as pricey as a Porsche.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Elon Musk should come clean: Tesla’s emissions are rising in ~enviro

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    I find this argument to be a red herring. For starters, a 20% reduction is nothing to scoff at, and it's better than the status quo of continuing to push ICE vehicles. Additionally, one of the big...
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    I find this argument to be a red herring. For starters, a 20% reduction is nothing to scoff at, and it's better than the status quo of continuing to push ICE vehicles. Additionally, one of the big benefits of EVs is their emissions aren't static. As fossil fuel powerplants close in the future, an EV will benefit from those changes, and it will allow time for EVs to trickle into the used market to those that couldn't afford them new.

    China's and India's grids aren't as dirty as you imply. India had almost 25% electrical generation by non-carbon sources (hydro, wind, solar, nuclear) in 2019. The USA generated about 37% of its electricity from the same sources in 2019. China generated 30% of its electricity from the same sources in 2019.

    12 votes
  11. Comment on Elon Musk should come clean: Tesla’s emissions are rising in ~enviro

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    I hate to break it to you, but people want PHEVs even less than BEVs. PHEV sales numbers are dropping while BEV sales are increasing, while BEV sales have eclipsed PHEVs for some years now.

    I hate to break it to you, but people want PHEVs even less than BEVs. PHEV sales numbers are dropping while BEV sales are increasing, while BEV sales have eclipsed PHEVs for some years now.

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  13. Comment on BlizzCon 2021 announcements/trailers/etc in ~games

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    I am wary of Blizzard's remasters after WC3. Hoping for the best, but my expectations are pretty low. Which is a damn shame the bar is even that low given how great the original WC3 was. If...

    I am wary of Blizzard's remasters after WC3. Hoping for the best, but my expectations are pretty low. Which is a damn shame the bar is even that low given how great the original WC3 was. If Blizzard can mess that up, they can absolutely mess up Diablo 2.

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  14. Comment on Saskatchewan, Canada First Nation says Biden's move to block Keystone XL pipeline means lost opportunity in ~enviro

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    I was under the impression that this pipeline would make expanding mining of the tar sands more viable, as it lowers the cost of transport for sale. Regardless, I think that denying the KeystoneXL...

    Limiting pipelines has no ability to stop the climate crisis. The only way we can mitigate the issue is through lowering our consumption.

    I was under the impression that this pipeline would make expanding mining of the tar sands more viable, as it lowers the cost of transport for sale.

    Regardless, I think that denying the KeystoneXL is mostly symbolic, but it symbolizes a transition away from expanding fossil fuel infrastructure and production.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Rebecca Black - Friday (10yr Anniversity Remix) in ~music

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    Rebecca continuing on despite all of the hate she received for Friday and then doing this is inspiring.

    Rebecca continuing on despite all of the hate she received for Friday and then doing this is inspiring.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Tesla recalls 135,000 cars after pushing back against regulators in ~tech

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    Again, no sources for any of your information. ??? Partly true, that they did receive a cease and desist over their claim of "lowest chance of injury of any vehicle tested" but that's not because...

    Again, no sources for any of your information.

    Tesla was caught submitting inaccurate data to the NHTSA

    ???

    also ended up getting cease-and desist letters from the agency around their use/marketing of NHTSA's initial (wrong) evaluation of that data on the Model 3.

    Partly true, that they did receive a cease and desist over their claim of "lowest chance of injury of any vehicle tested" but that's not because of a wrong evaluation:

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admonished Musk for claiming the vehicle had “the lowest probability” of injury ever tested by the agency in its safety ratings program, according to the document obtained by government and legal transparency group PlainSite. That’s because NHTSA said the mass of a vehicle plays a role in passengers surviving crashes, something that’s not directly comparable between cars of differing sizes, despite the Model 3′s five-star rating.


    It's also the most dangerous feature and it's contribution to accidents and deaths cannot be overstated enough and most of the safety ratings bodies are only just beginning to factor that into their methodologies for analyzing vehicle safety.

    As someone who uses it on a pretty regular basis, this is completely untrue. Tesla publishes vehicle crash reports every quarter, and fewer accidents happen while Autopilot is engaged compared to manually driven Teslas, and Tesla vehicles as a whole suffer from fewer accidents than average vehicle data.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Tesla recalls 135,000 cars after pushing back against regulators in ~tech

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    Which Forbes link? I must've missed it.

    Which Forbes link? I must've missed it.

    4 votes
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  19. Comment on Hackers can trick a Tesla into accelerating by fifty miles per hour in ~tech

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    This article isn't really true. The cars don't try to drive the speed limit; the driver sets an upper limit, and the cars react to that if it is below that limit. Currently, Tesla vehicles can't...

    This article isn't really true. The cars don't try to drive the speed limit; the driver sets an upper limit, and the cars react to that if it is below that limit. Currently, Tesla vehicles can't drive more than 5 MPH over the posted speed limit on a non-divided road. If the speed limit is 35 MPH on a road nearby, the car won't allow the driver to set the speed beyond 40 MPH.

    4 votes