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Comment: Re:That's not quick? (Score 1) 190

by mikeiver1 (#47743567) Attached to: How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?
You fail to bring up the fact that Tesla and Panasonic are teamed up to build a factory here in the states to produce LiPo batteries (likely cutting edge tech at that) to bring the high cell cost under control. I suspect that this should bring the cost down over the next few years to around a third of the $20,000.00 number you pull out of your ass. This then makes it around $6,000.00 which is the price of an engine in most modern cars of tesla caliber. Convergence of tech also has higher life cycle batteries coming into production in the future and so we can expect that the number of charge cycles the cells are capable of handling will in fact go up. so which dealer or car manufacturer do you really work for and why is it that your company still is not working on a viable competitor to the Tesla?

Comment: Re:That's not quick? (Score 1) 190

by mikeiver1 (#47739797) Attached to: How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?
So, addressing both of the questions this way... First the chargers have a stack of modules built in the charge controller cabinet, 12 in total with 6 per charging station. The 175Amp is the breaker rating for each charge controller with 3/0 copper cable being the size specified. REMEMBER, Each charge controller is capable of charging two cars at once hence the breaker sizing. So the reality of it is that they could pull nearly 100KW in theory charging a pair of cars at the same time. Also remember that there are losses involved as well and these are dissipated by the chargers liquid cooling system. Rei, once you up size the cable to the point that Tesla specifies voltage drop and resistive losses are not an issue. The calculated losses for the longest run which was around 90 feet was only in the 10s of mV at best. The cable feeding each station is a pair of THHN insulated 250MCM copper. In the trade this is good for 241.3A continous load. There is also a 4Ga ground conductor as well as a custom control cable between each station and the controller consisting of a 10Ga ground, 6 conductors, 2 of which are twisted and shielded and the rest has an over all shield as well. Pulling the cables is not really that hard since we keep the turns to a minimum. In fact, code requires it to have less than 270 Degrees of bends. The pipe used is 2" Sch40 PVC, no lube. Only took a couple of guys to pull. All this is from memory 6 months old so... As to the batteries needing cooling, the have it built into the packs themselves. Remember that pulling also generates heat and so requires a robust cooling system to protect them from thermal damage or run away. I will drag out the pics and upload them to photo bucket in a album if I get motivated enough and link it here if anyone is interested.

Comment: Re:That's not quick? (Score 5, Interesting) 190

by mikeiver1 (#47726565) Attached to: How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?
Having just completed a 6 charger installation I can tell you that the digging is the hard part. In our case it was a little over 3 weeks start to finish due to allot of landscaping and blacktop work as well as installing a dedicated half mega Watt transformer complete with piping to the utility service box some 90' under a road that we could not disturb. On the technical side, the prints are fairly detailed and the charging stations and controllers (one charge controller per pair of stations) are well engineered. The insides are modular and have a liquid cooling system for the 12 charge packs. Each charge cabinet is fed with 3 phase, 480VAC at 175Amps. The output of the controller can be as high as 410VDC at 120Amps per charge station. Of course I doubt it ever really gets there. Ultimately, for the electrician, it is a simple install and nothing to technical.

Comment: Now what could go wrong? (Score 5, Interesting) 376

by mikeiver1 (#47699695) Attached to: Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up
So just how would one handle the issue of not ever having ever downloaded any copyrighted content and still having gotten locked out wrongly? Oh yah, just pay the $20.00 fee and then challenge it later to get reimbursed....SURE! This friends is the business model of the future of entertainment. Grab your ankles and say "thank you sir, may I have another?"

Comment: Verizon letting its copper network rot (Score 1) 93

by mikeiver1 (#47685903) Attached to: Groundwork Laid For Superfast Broadband Over Copper
That would be great if they actually offered Fibre in allot of areas where they only offer copper line service. The fact that they refused to roll out fibre 15 years ago when it became feasible and put the breaks of the monopoly of the cable companies being just about the only credible broadband providers. I call broadband at least 10Mb/sec down. xDSL for the boast part is not really broadband when most of the time you are lucky to get in the range of only 3-4Mb/sec or at best a single HD stream with little to no headroom. NOT BROADBAND! Sad that Google is the one actually rolling true broadband but at the cost of our privacy. AT&T rolled out their hybrid system and it really sucked. Both have milked the consumers best they can with the decrepit copper infrastructure. They now find themselves in real danger of loosing completely the race for the consumers business in areas where they have overlap with one of the cable providers. Cable companies were smart to adopt technologies capable of providing a real and credible broadband service to consumers. I suspect that the horses have now left the proverbial barn and in the next 5 to 10 years we will likely see one or more of the regional bells selling to the cable giants do to a complete lack of ability to compete in any meaningfully profitable way.

Comment: Re:There is no incentive because they PAY for it! (Score 1) 316

by mikeiver1 (#47660419) Attached to: Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"
Well considering that the connection was capable of supporting around 1Mbps and gaming used around 1/10th of that I see little to no issue, that and we gamed from around 9PM to midnight. Also considering that in the prime times of the evening the connection would show signs of throttling due to usage I had no worries about your issue. As mentioned, they had 4G in the area so there was overlap and plenty of bandwidth available for dickheads like you to show your shaved balls pictures to your mom and sister. Assholes like you are the reason that there is such an implied shortage of bandwidth, you and your fucking facebook bullshit and all the petty BS pictures and spam. You should format your drive and put a bullet in your head if you are on a jury and checking your FB account. Have a shit day moron.

Comment: Re:There is no incentive because they PAY for it! (Score 5, Interesting) 316

by mikeiver1 (#47611617) Attached to: Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"
I have a Verizon account with 2 cells and one data card on the unlimited plan. I pay $216 a month for the whole thing. In the past they were to only internet I could get in the third world city of Santa Ana, CA that we lived in. We used to stream netflix and game on the connection, sometimes running well into the high teens of GB. I did get a notice from them to the effect that they were going to cap or throttle me should this continue. I responded that a lawsuit for breach of contract sounded fun and that I would be happy to take them there after contacting the press. I informed them that I had logs from my DEDICATED firewall showing the average transfer rates and volumes etc over past months and I would be happy to see them in court in front of a jury of "my" peers. It was not to long after that that the tower that they leased was dropped and the signal went to crap in our area. So fuck them I says, I built a very high gain Yagi/Uda and put it on the roof facing the tower that I now had to hit. I went from -103dBm to -52dBm and got the bit rate back up. I then started downloading ISOs for fun and pulled down near 23GB that month. All the while logging. They then called me again and I promptly told them that unlimited was what I signed on for and I was paying for. I was using 3G and they had 4G rolled in the area. I suggested that they move me to the 4g or stop calling and wasting both our time. They chose option 2. The phone, electric, banks, and gas companies are out of control but they pay big sums to the assholes on the hill so they can be. The load is transferred to the assholes of the middle class. Half the time I feel like I am going to burp up corporate cum from getting fucked so hard from so many different companies and the governments.

Comment: Re:A right to be forgotten (Score 1) 370

Agreed, I was thinking the very same thing. Google and others should make sure that not just the negative but ALL links to the person/s is removed. In this way people like the doctor are deprived of any benefit as well from having the negative items removed. I do think that in addition there should be a notice that the person requested that negative information links be removed. There should be a stigma attached to those that try to game the system.

Comment: Well no shit! (Score 1) 477

by mikeiver1 (#46925013) Attached to: Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected
So here is the deal. When you place such idiotic DRM on the media as to make it nearly impossible to play with anything other than the latest bluray player that is constantly updating the encryption firmware this is the result. This will of course be used to support yet more invasive monitoring of ISP and their traffic and force yet more moronic laws for monitoring and removal of "Suspected" infringing content from sites. Just FYI, AnyDVD HD from Slysoft is awesome and works like a charm. Not cheap though! Fuck you Sony, glad to see you take it in the ass again. Stop being assholes and treating me like the one or two percent that actually steal content and give me my movies sans DRM and maybe I will buy a whole lot more of them.

Comment: Re:isn't it used on violent prisoners? (Score 1) 326

by mikeiver1 (#46363225) Attached to: The Science of Solitary Confinement
Spoken like a true bleeding heart who's life has never been touched by one of these pieces of shit that end up in solitary. I will grant that there are always those that are in there because of fucked up prison guards or circumstances beyond their control and this vexes me too. But some of these assholes are simply wild animals that are far to dangerous to have any sort of contact with. They can never be fixed. They will always work to only their advantage and all the better if it is at the severe cost to another. They made their choices to continue to pray on others, even when in confinement, and this is the easiest way to deal with them. Is it a perfect system, no! Far from it to be sure and I think getting worse. Can it be fixed by more liberal policies, I think not. We need to fix the underlying social issues driving the mentality of our legal and penal systems. We also must attend to the issues dealt with by the growing segment of our population falling below the poverty line and giving up on the dream of becoming a productive and prosperous part of the middle class. So I guess that my views make me a piece of shit too. But unlike you I have had first hand interaction with some of these animals so I have a bit of a tempered view. Personally I think that you should put your money where your mouth is and counsel these guys. Also I think that they should be released into your neighborhood so you can continue to do your good works and prove "pieces of shit" like us wrong!

Comment: Re:The basics... (Score 2) 324

Actually that is one of the ways they can get wire or fibre or conduit to a location. If the soil is not rocky it works great. BTW, it is not so much "shot" as it simply pounds its way through. It uses a hydraulic power unit run off of air for the energy. Second option is a horizontal directional boring machine. A good contractor can hit a target area less than a foot in diameter at over 200 feet easy. The downside is that this is not a cheap process. The third is to simply blade in the cable with a vibratory blade and puller. Likely the cheapest of the options and easiest to make happen. You, or if you are smart your contractor, would dig ground box holes in front of each home and then the cable would be pulled from hole to hole where a loop would be left for the termination. A conduit would also need to be dug to each home for the actual service drop. After this you then need to have a professional terminate taps for each homes drop. Here is the real issue, getting the assholes to connect you to their service. Good luck with that. My advice would be that you simply add in a pole at the start of the development and a hut for the communications shit as well as power and share it out to the neighborhood. A couple of fast Docsis3 connections bonded would give in excess of 100Mb down and 10Mb up for around $200.00 a month plus power. You could probably do it all with hardware and install financed for around $40.00 per month for each home assuming that all were in for it. In my experience there are always assholes that make this sort of thing a non starter.

Comment: Re:I believe it (Score 2, Insightful) 1010

by mikeiver1 (#45824989) Attached to: New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution
Yah and we are all going to be paying the price for the stupid they are perpetuating on their children for a very long time. On the one had we have an Everest of irrefutable evidence in support of the theory of evolution and on the other hand.... Well we have a text written by a very, VERY small number of middle eastern men a few thousand years ago and "edited" and "interpreted" to suit the "needs" of the various religious groups in power along the way. Oh and lets not forget the countless translations from one language to another etc. So now I pose the questions thusly. Do you believe that the text is the result of some divine spirit that chose those very same men above from one particular part of the planet, and only them, to reveal his grand plan to? Or is it the results of voices in the heads of a few like minded crazies? Taken that you are in the minority, do you actually believe that "God" would only chose this very few "men" from this very specific geographic area of the planet he "created"? Why not tell these very same stories to others in say South and North America, Australia and New Zealand, and Africa and Asia for instance? If you take the above to be true as well, then how is it that "we" are all "Gods" children if he favors one very specific group from one very specific geographic area above all others? Isn't he suppose to love all "His children" equally? I am really glad that I made the choice to not reproduce. I would not want my children to be raised in the dark future that they are going to have to navigate. I personally find it impossible to get my head up may ass to see things from the perspective of the religious believer and I feel sorry for the children being indoctrinated to feed the greedy and self aggrandizing heads of modern churches.

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