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Comment Re:Bugs mistaken as features? (Score 1) 163

i was thinking the same thing, while i look at it and say "neat" and think about how much fun that would be to use.

Then i also stop and have to ask, Isn't it already hard enough to read someone else's perl code? with this having to pickup someone else's perl code will be a nightmare.

Comment Re:A Jeep will beat a Corvette sometimes, too. (Score 1) 320

These examples sort of prove that it's pretty hard to have a one size fits all role the F35 is supposed to perform.

Exactly, the only way you can make something do anything and everything, or take something and use it effectively for something it is i capable of doing requires an insane amount of money and effort which in the end will be unsustainable.

Sounds exactly like the F35 program to me.

Comment Re:A Jeep will beat a Corvette sometimes, too. (Score 1) 320

Lucky, i'd like to get to know people who can build cars like that. in my region (NCR) we have a lot of active drivers, and a fair number of national champs to learn from. But most of them are Stock/Street or SP class drivers. We have very few real Modified drivers and almost no real modified cars/builders for AutoX.

Comment Re:A Jeep will beat a Corvette sometimes, too. (Score 0) 320

So that first one looks like it was at Carolina Motor Sport Park down in Kershaw SC, that turn he spun on is called the "twitch" for a reason. he obviously over steered into it (notice hitting the rumble strip) and lost control when he tried to back out while still accelerating. didn't bother watching the rest of the vid

Comment Re:Slower, Same range, within 5 years?!? (Score 1) 213

Cited in my post NFPA-70E

In your link the up to 1500v is for the British Standard BS 7671

The wiki entry also states that the US coverage for low voltage is 0-49v and is cover by NEC 250.20

I will note that the NEC also has requirements for high voltage and that NFPA-70E does have an overlap in this area, but the overlap is in that the NFPA-70E is specifically covering safety requirements due to Arc Flash which the NEC does not cover. So you are double regulated but not on the same elements (NEC would cover wire sizing, insulation requirements, labeling, isolation methods, etc.)

Comment Re:Slower, Same range, within 5 years?!? (Score 1) 213

While i'll agree that 800v wouldn't be bad the regulations lump 751-15kV together as that is where the uncommon voltage starts.

Also not ethat when you start getting in the 700+ range minor fluctuation in voltage (by %) can be major in overall impact.

They could do it, but they would need to get an exception to the regulations, which would not be an easy thing to do.

Comment Re:Slower, Same range, within 5 years?!? (Score 1) 213

will someone explain what BMW is doing with the i3? When I think BMW, I think sport sedan. That thing has the specs of a Nissan Leaf and the looks of a Scion Cube. I'd expected something Tesla-ish.

My bet is they are hitting the target market that wants to say "i'm wealthy, and i'm green" who are not wealthy enough to drive a Tesla/i8 and are just snob enough not to drive a Leaf.

From a "looks" prospective i think it looks like just about every sad rendering of a car of the "future" crammed into a echo box frame. To me the i8 looks good but the i3 is up there on the ugly meter on par with the Pontiac Aztek

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