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Comment In a word, no (Score 1) 888

Electric cars will never become the mainstay until they can completely replace a gas powered car. Presently there are a number of problems:

1) lack of infrastructure. With charge times being very long on most electrics it takes too long to refuel on the go. Having home users install charging hardware at home is often an added cost, and only solves the problem for one location.

2) up front cost. Most EVs have shit range, and if you want one with good range you're headed in to the luxury car market.

3) very little in the way of used cars. People who buy new cars are suckers who are essentially throwing away 50% of what they paid in the first year of ownership. Used EVs that do show up in this market are often there because they have subpar range or performance.

4) EVs are priced to be a toy for the rich. You'd think that with fewer moving parts and simpler gearboxes that these cars would be cheaper, but this often isn't the case. One can argue that the cost savings over time justifies the higher sticker price, but a lot of people won't take the long term view.

5) Range anxiety. Yes, I get that a lot of people just need a commuter vehicle and that a 100 - 150km range is probably sufficient for those. However, what happens when the edge case comes up where you have to go further, or move to a new city? In a gas powered car this isn't a problem. In an electric this is a major inconvenience.

In order for EVs to really take off public infrastructure has to improve DRASTICALLY. There has to be an EV priced to sell - this means 500km range for ~$20,000 - $25,000 new. People like Musk aren't doing the world many favors by trying to build the most tricked out EV ever for rich people instead of focusing on the majority. This will not drive adoption, it will hurt it.

Comment Re:stupid article (Score 4, Informative) 484

Had this problem on a laptop. There is a relatively simple fix. Basically, something was corrupted in the download for one reason or another. The fix is dead simple.

1) Delete all the files at C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
2) open cmd.exe as admin
3) run "wuauclt.exe /updatenow"
4) Open windows update. You'll see windows 10 downloading.

It will download the patch again.

Comment Re:Thanks.. (Score 4, Insightful) 557

I don't think it's fair to say men can't talk about women's issues because they're men. That just creates a closed loop where any outside argument can be shut down by saying "well you're not a woman, so anything you say is invalid". That's the sort of thing you see a lot from hard line feminism - the idea that nobody but them can truly understand the argument, and we just have to take their word for it. Other SJW groups tend to do the same things. Any time you hear something like "check your privilege" or statements which point in that direction, it's a sign that the person you're talking to probably has no reasonable rebuttal to an argument.

Comment Thanks.. (Score 0, Troll) 557

I appreciate all your accomplishments as a developer. I don't appreciate all your comments as a feminazi.

I'm getting really tired of people trying hard to make it seem like all women are victims and we need to be run like a nanny state as a result. If you continue to treat men like the enemy you'll have a self fulfilling prophecy.

"Once they go up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department." -- Werner von Braun