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Comment: Re:Time (Score 1) 157

by Rei (#49610195) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

i simply don't belive it. the same argument was used to justify subsidies for electric cars, yet they still don't make economic sense and are more of a novelty or rich person's toy.

Really? So the Model S costs the same as a Roadster?

Sorry if we can't please you with prices instantly dropping to 10% of their former value. I find it unfortunate that you have to be inconvenienced by the fact that these things don't instantly jump forth by orders of magnitude. But if you can't see the continual line of improvements in electric cars from the start of the California ZEV days up to the present day, then I can't help you there.

Comment: Re:Not Actually $3500 (Score 1) 157

by Rei (#49610167) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

Of course we're not talking about what the houses uses all the time. We're talking about the spikes that make up part of everyone's everyday lives. Using the stove. Using the microwave. Using an electric kettle. Using a hair drier. Using an electric washer or drier. Running the toaster. And on and on. These things all can use 1 1/2 kW on up just on their own. Anything that needs to make heat is going to gobble down the power.

2 kW sustained max is just way too low.

Comment: Re:Not Actually $3500 (Score 1) 157

by Rei (#49610147) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

Burning natural gas, aka heat, is not a "higher grade" energy than electricity, it's a lower grade energy. Electricity can be converted losslessly into heat. Turning heat into electricity loses a large chunk of it.

I agree though that 2kW sustained / 3kW peak is too low for most people - even if they don't use an electric stove. Yes, one can arrange to not use multiple high consumption devices at the same time, but the goal needs to be to not make people's lives more complicated. It's so easy to forget what you have going, too... I always forget that I can't run my microwave and my electric kettle at the same time because they're both on the same circuit and combined it's too much power consumption.

Comment: Re:Attacking me now are you? (Score 0) 298

by dbIII (#49609717) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

It's quite simple. "Deliberate pissing on beliefs" is generally good when the beliefs are crap

You should note that the belief you say is crap is the belief of not worshipping idols - one which you probably share. In my mind the crap is the extremes it gets taken to and how they react about it (eg. murder).
Good job in blowing a molehill of a post that was really about deliberately poking the bear into a mountain over other stuff because apparently it wasn't interesting enough. The personal attack with "You need to get your... *something* re-calibrated" is a nice touch.

Comment: Attacking me now are you? (Score 0) 298

by dbIII (#49609557) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas
Oh so I've got to "correct my worldview" with some random goatse link or something instead of expressing freedom of speech - funny how libertarians do that when someone wants to say something other than propaganda they want to spread.

This thing in Texas was a deliberate case of shouting fire in a crowded theatre - you can do it but consequences should be expected.

Make it myself? But I'm a physical organic chemist!

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