I'd certainly consider any state that responds to human suffering with murder to be a failed state- so the United States is 3/50ths failed (so far, it'll be on the ballot in the rest of the states soon enough).
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Yep. He's also recently done a hybrid version by adding a Honda Generator that he can remove for the race, but use for driving around town.
Yeah, you're right. Contractor started out that way, but did NOT make it into production that way.
I do know of a homebrewed race car that runs that way......he once wired it wrong in an experiment and did a quarter mile in 9.2, completely emptying a 3kwh battery pack.
Yes. Of course, I bought mine second hand- I let the first owner pay for their "clever programming".
I do note that many of my wished for hacks *did* eventually appear, in the 2012 model year, with a variety of body types.
And that we're now down to about $3000 for the plug in and additional battery capacity modification. Parts anyway, labor extra.
The Dodge Ram Contractor is built that way- plus it's a full size, full power pickup truck that provides 48KW 120 volt outlets on the remote jobsite.
1) That might be part of my problem- I have had trouble to adjusting to the "light touch" needed for proper prius hypermiling video game playing. I have always been a bit of a leadfoot, and so I do have a problem with rabbit starts.
3) Yeah, that's probably the reasoning. I use it in 25 to 35 zones all the time though, and it really increases my mileage numbers, but that's related to my comment 1 above.....
7) that would take a heck of a jumper cable to deliver the 273 volts and who knows how many amps to spin M1.
And thanks to looking that up, I found this Emergency Response guide which does not say what to do if you run out of gas in a prius.
Here's a bit on what a hassle bricking a prius by running out of fuel + electricity is- nobody in America has done it yet, but I could easily see somebody accidentally leaving the car turned on when parking it (I've done it myself) in which I give it about a week before it's dead.
To the rest of the human race. After all, most people are on ISIS hit list if you understand their theology.
"imagine the next Star Wars movie where Jedi prefer blasters"
Funny, I saw that last night in the Disney Star Wars Rebels Cartoon. A Padawan who actually built a blaster into his lightsaber- so that he had both ranged and hand-to-hand weaponry.
DS9, bad as it was, did a MUCH better job of showing the implications of Utopia, especially in the Sisko-extended-family story line.
Bill's last set of answers, and my answers to his answers
>>1. The only reason to run the gas engine under 25 miles an hour [â Typical residential speed limit] should be for recharging and generating, period. EV mode only at low speed.
>And Toyota may have started out planning on along those lines, but may have gotten focus group research that indicated people preferred a little more acceleration.
To having Communists read your stuff.
Seriously, I was buying Lenovo before now. I did not get burned on Superfish. But I'm done with Lenovo. If this is what they try get away with without effort at hiding, then what they are they spending effort on hiding? I don't need the PRC in my network also, I have the NSA for that.
I have a problem when people who are under the influence go out and interfere with non-intoxicated society.
That is not and never has been one of pot's effects. You're describing alcohol, not pot. Why not outlaw beer? Sorry, dude, but your stand is illogical, irrational, and ignorant.
No, it's the supporters who are claiming that the moon is made of green cheese, that human beings are powerful enough to affect climate significantly.
There is a scientific consensus for that. But a mere consensus does not make it true, and it is, after all, a very fantastic and fantasy filled claim that has not been borne out by correct models.
Coincidentally, I saw this JE this morning right after seeing a report on CBS's morning news program that said that marijuana is by far the least dangerous of all recreational drugs. They found the most dangerous was alcohol, followed by heroin, followed by cocaine. I did a quick search, it doesn't look like they've posted it to their web site.
I've found an incredible amount of misinformation about marijuana. This article says "Those who might remember pot from the 70s - the marijuana grown and sold in Colorado today is up to 10 times stronger."
The difference isn't strength of the pot, it's how its potency is measured and how pot is and was sold. They take the pot, grind up the entire bag and test it.
Today, pot is grown indoors so it has no seeds, and only the buds are sold. In the seventies, they put the whole plant; stems, seeds, leaves and all. Leaves are far less potent than buds, stems have very little THC and seeds have none at all, and the seeds are heavy. I saw pot in the '70s that the seeds were more than half the weight of the bag. So grinding up the whole bag would indicate that it's 10 times stronger, when stoners always threw the stems and seeds away and usually saved the bud for the weekend.
The best pot I ever smoked was in Thailand in 1973-4.
Now, even if pot wasn't the safest of all recreational drugs, even if it were the deadliest, how does your neighbor getting stoned affect you or society at large?
There's a chapter in a book that was required reading in a college history class in the late '70s that shows how incredibly moronic prohibition is. Alcohol and Al Capone
Look at Mexico and Columbia. Prohibition is purely stupidly evil.
It shouldn't even indicate that. Consensus has zero to do with truth or even confirmation of theory, scientifically speaking. The majority saying that the moon is made of green cheese does not mean that the moon is actually made of green cheese.