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Old 01-14-2019, 07:04 PM   #4521 (permalink)
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You don't find it to be a problem if LA, NY, and Miami dictate the outcome of every election?
The combined population of LA county, New York state, and Miami metro is approximately 30.5 million people, slightly less than 10% of the entire US population.

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Old 01-14-2019, 07:11 PM   #4522 (permalink)
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The problem with democracy is that every idiot's opinion is equally weighted. Still, it's probably better than dictatorships in most cases.

I don't really care if executive office is voted by popular, or electoral college. All I care is that the federal government get out of about 85% of the junk they have no business being involved in, and for the executive branch of the federal government to be far more restricted.

If the federal government were properly sized, and the executive branch sufficiently restrained in authority, there would not be much reason to care who's in office as their agenda wouldn't matter much.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:01 PM   #4523 (permalink)
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If we woke up tomorrow and every passenger vehicle magically turned into an electric vehicle over night that would only reduce CO2 production by about 10% because most of our electric power comes from coal and natural gas.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:20 PM   #4524 (permalink)
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That's the spirit, but IMHO this is more viable:


greencarreports.com:Classic 1966 VW Bus With Green Drivetrain: Solar-Powered Electric Motor

The earlier model bumpers and Chrome Jackman wheels are nice, but it needs an overall rake, curved solar panels and a Luigi Colani undertray to the panel array.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:29 PM   #4525 (permalink)
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blue are states that pay more federal taxes than they get back - per capita.
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I'd say this is more viable:



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You can prolly get the Chevy and the house for what the bus would go for nowadays.

If you have money Tesla can sell you all three pieces, the roof, the car and the Powerwall.

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Some time back the subject drifted to energy storage. I don't recall if I mentioned it at the time, but I was thinking that a valid use case for Elon Musk's Hyperloop woul be for energy storage. So here's what I'd characterize as a hubless flywheel, the Terraloop;

It turns out [11:40] that the Coriolis effect isn't an engineering hurdle.
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Nice, but too heavy, poor aerodynamci, making the solar power output not enough to supply the energy needs.
30.000 dollars in upgrade (to simple lead acid battery) and just 30 miles/hour (20mph without sun).

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The earlier model bumpers and Chrome Jackman wheels are nice, but it needs an overall rake, curved solar panels and a Luigi Colani undertray to the panel array.

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Again, too heavy and somehow poor aerodynamics.

Besides, for heavy cars with poor aerodynamic, I believe not all homes would have space/rood area for solar power for home use plus heavy vehicles use.

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I'd say this is more viable:




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Again, too heavy and somehow poor aerodynamics.

Besides, for heavy cars with poor aerodynamic, I believe not all homes would have space/rood area for solar power for home use plus heavy vehicles use.
It's a viable product despite poor aero. There's no such thing as perfect, just good enough.

Doesn't matter if the solar output is enough because you connect the house to the grid.

If you missed my point somehow, I'll just tell you. Putting solar on the roof of a vehicle is beyond retarded.

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