You can expect to hear a raft of fart jokes at a frat party.
I was very surprised at the choice they made, to keep the single-motor S60 & S85 models.
Given that the forthcoming Model X is dual-motor only and the now sizable deployment of Superchargers, I can't help but think that canceling all the single-motor models, offering a discount on options or upgrades to anyone who'd already placed an order ( Call NOW! and get Supercharging at 1/2 price!!! ) or a cheerful refund would have led to an increase in orders and relatively few cancellations.
I doubt the few extra thousand would have made much difference to anyone waiting on a S85 and the range & performance boost across all models probably would have meant an increase in orders. And I can't think of any mass production car in any sane price range where you can lose an entire motor / engine / drive unit and keep on going.
That's an interesting insight about active cooling for quick charging. I myself support battery swapping but it seems it'll be slow to catch on although without it EVs will never match the "refueling" speed of ICE vehicles.
What sort of performance cars did you own prior to your Tesla and how does it compare? I imagine it's quickest off the line but what about highway passing & handling?
It's amusing that your offense at my question & assumption led you to an even more useless response.
In the 5+ hours since my OP and your reply, at least 1/2 a dozen informative or truly insightful comments have been made including a couple by ACs and one with a large photo of a harbor with several decomm'ed ships were made.
Your response achieved nothing except to puff yourself up solely by putting me down, for which you've already been congratulated.
Here's a bonus "rhetorical question" with an implied response: "Is a response by kenh (9056) of any value compared to that by any other Slashdotter incl Anonymous Cowards?"
I was referring only to the "in pristine condition" remark
From the last paragraph of the link:
The Ranger had been in pristine condition, but for a week in August volunteers from other naval museums were allowed to remove items to improve their ships
Says the person who wasn't insightful enough to notice I asked a QUESTION. I'll take my ignorance over yours but thanks for playing.
I'm not disagreeing with you but that's not what Military.com says: http://www.military.com/daily-...
I got the "in pristine condition" from http://www.military.com/daily-..., which is one of the links in the summary. I would think that they should know.
They sold it to a Texan - let's not be too quick to say that it'll be disposed of an in environmentally friendly way. Perhaps it will but perhaps not.
Still, I get your point about not having it sent to some overseas backwater.
But why isn't the Navy doing this themselves? Surely they have the manpower & capability and there must be huge sections that can easily be re-used.
The US Military just has too much money; they've lost all sense of the value of anything.
A historic ship both in the actual theater of war and in the movie memories of the general public, in pristine condition and one penny is the best they can do, for a gross weight of 56000 TONS??
I can't see Tesla making the Gen3 only with a 100 mile range at $35k in 2017 or later - they'll be behind the curve. The Leaf, i3, Spark EV, etc are all in that ballpark right now and will have more range at lower cost by the time the Gen3 is ready.
There may be better options soon if something like Phinergy's aluminium-air fuel cell pans out - this would be more practical for only ~50 - 60kg additional weight.
Article 1 reads (translated by google):"Object. Declared of public interest the development of Information Technologies and Communications, Telecommunication, and their associated resources, establishing and ensuring complete network neutrality.
Its purpose is to allow access to all the inhabitants of Argentina to the services of information and communication equitable social and geographical conditions, with the highest quality standards.
This rule is of public order and excludes any type of content regulation, whatever their means of transmission."
Theres a little bit more about it on articles 56 and 57 of the same law."
In a process known as DNA methylation, clusters of atoms, called methyl groups, attach to the outside of a gene like microscopic mollusks and make the gene more or less able to receive and respond to biochemical signals from the body. In the exercised portions of the bodies, many of the methylation changes were on portions of the genome known as enhancers that can amplify the expression of proteins by genes. And gene expression was noticeably increased or changed in thousands of the muscle-cell genes that the researchers studied. Most of the genes in question are known to play a role in energy metabolism, insulin response and inflammation within muscles. In other words, they affect how healthy and fit our muscles — and bodies — become. Many mysteries still remain but the message of the study is unambiguous. “Through endurance training — a lifestyle change that is easily available for most people and doesn’t cost much money,” says Sara Lindholm, “we can induce changes that affect how we use our genes and, through that, get healthier and more functional muscles that ultimately improve our quality of life.”"
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