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Friday 1:56PM
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Honestly, I’m rather pleasantly surprised that they included so many technical details about the actual drivetrain. Normally they just say “car quick to 60 mph, goes far on a charge,” and that’s it. Smartphone makers usually dish out technical specs more readily than Tesla does.

Friday 1:46PM
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Kinda defeats the purpose of having over 1000hp and absurd 0-60 times though doesn’t it?

Friday 11:51AM
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Chinese automaker NIO is making them work. I don’t know anything about how they integrate heating/cooling into their swappable packs, but they’re doing something to make it work. Also, going through the trouble of engineering swappable batteries just so they can be changed once every decade or 2 in a used car seems Read more

Friday 11:47AM
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Unfortunately, once all automakers are doing it, you won’t have a choice. For example, a smartphone with a keyboard is 1,000,000% better than almost anything available today, for the simple fact that even after years of development, autocorrect is still, really, REALLY stupid; and predictive text is about as reliable Read more

Thursday 8:48AM
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The Blancpain Series (is it still called that? It’s been a few years since I’ve watched) seems to do just fine splitting classes solely by driver skill level.

Tuesday 9:05AM
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They might be exciting if they were (much, MUCH) faster. At least with Formula E you can hear the tires screeching, so the cars sound like they’re doing SOMETHING (and the motors are also loud enough to hear, but are so hideous to listen to I actually do wish they were silent). In these boats you won’t hear a sound Read more

6/07/21 3:48PM
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Because it’s an EV. That’s why. There’s no reason EVs need to be uglier and with worse user interfaces than their combustion-powered counterparts, but automakers keep making them that way (and are also letting the design school rejects design more of their “traditional” cars too (looking at you, BMW)).

6/06/21 10:57AM
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I’ll be going to both Belle Isle IndyCar races. Usually I only go to the Saturday race.

6/02/21 10:38AM
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For me the most interesting part of an ocean liner (or any vehicle) are the engines. If they could at least save one boiler and one turbine for a museum, I’d be content with that. Even that would probably be difficult since they’ve probably been sitting in salt water in flooded engine rooms for decades now, not to Read more

6/02/21 10:31AM
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Not even a dry dock, maybe just a structure underneath where it currently floats that can hold some of its weight while its buoyancy does the rest of the work.

5/26/21 9:51AM
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Are they really becoming that unpopular though? They keep winning congressional/senate seats and holding up everything Democrats try (not very hard) to do. They even managed to get one to successfully run as a Democrat (Manchin). 

5/24/21 10:23PM
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Yes. To me the only thing worse than a boring car is a fake one. EVs are naturally boring, and nothing will ever change that, no matter how quickly they get to 60. But still, I'd rather have them be true to themselves than to pump out some gimmicky fake noise to make them sound more interesting than they are. 

5/24/21 2:58PM
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Don’t they already have that setting in the cars anyway, where they “wall off” the upper and lower extremes of the battery capacity unless you unlock them for something like a road trip?