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Comment: Re:7 Year Old, Not Seventh Grader (Score 1) 207

One of my engineers is a native of Iran. He suggests that he feels he is in many ways a different person when he speaks English as opposed to Farsi. I personally am struggling my way through learning Japanese. Though I count myself by no means competent in the language, I can see hints of this in how my thought processes must bend around the language. I don't feel this so much for Spanish, but then I also found it to be a comparative cakewalk to Japanese.

Comment: Re:Charging amperage (Score 1) 395

And thus you have describe electric vehicle "fast" chargers. Multiple conductors going to different regions of the pack.

Regardless, I'm still puzzling why everyone is assuming that Tesla is the bar at which electric vehicle battery capacity is set. Tesla is presently the show off for the affluent crowd. The everyman finds their battery pack installed in a Nissan Leaf or similar. Then we're talking about ~20-25kWh and then numbers start to make a bit more sense. I seriously doubt anyone putting this stuff together thinks they're going to get 60kWh in 2 minutes. Even if you could get 60kWh in 2 minutes, you wouldn't need to.

Comment: Re:misleading (Score 1) 208

No the argument is that everyone is unfairly ganging up on mobile use to the exclusion of all the other ways a driver can be placed in a sub-optimal position of operating a vehicle. Cheeseburger guy is going to be more likely to cause an accident than the hands-free mobile guy, but nonetheless everyone is picking on the latter and forgetting about the former.

A person having a hands-free mobile conversation isn't going to be listening to the radio, isn't likely to be chatting with other occupants, isn't likely to be eating a cheeseburger, etc.. It isn't an additional distraction, it's just a different one. In many cases a smaller distraction relative to other activities that no one seems to give a second thought to.

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