The idea, I think, is that if your politicians do their job well as far as foreign affairs are concerned, you don't have a hostile air force that's camping out there. So you only really need it in case of a sudden attack (or, really, to prevent one from happening in the first place).
It doesn't make it a new design, though.
Most countries in the world really primarily focus on their defense capability. This is especially true of South America, which doesn't seem to be a fan of that whole "peacekeeping" business.
And Brazil only has one aircraft carrier.
Dominated what? Ancient Soviet jets that are several decades older than it?
And no, foreigners are not protected by the US Constitution when they're outside the USA. If you believe that you should be, I suggest you invoke the US Fourth Amendment (just to see how far it gets you) next time you are arrested in wherever you are.
This is a non sequitur. The reason why you won't get far by invoking 4A is because it's usually not the US government arresting you, and 4A is a limitation on the power of that government. If you're detained by US armed forces, for example, then the Constitution fully applies - basically, it applies wherever there is effective US jurisdiction, whether it's on US soil or not. That's why a bunch of Gitmo shenanigans were ruled unconstitutional.
There are plenty of trucks in WA, but they're mostly on the east side of the Cascades. SUVs are plentiful in Puget Sound area, though.
OTOH, you do see a lot of Priuses and Leafs here. And an occasional Tesla.
If Tesla overlooked this requirement and put a 15A plug on their charging cable, then they are liable for any damage caused by their improper cable plug selection and lack of warnings.
You think they're that dumb?
Right from Tesla's site:
NEMA 5-15: Standard Outlet 100V/12A 1.4kW 5km/hour
NEMA 14-50: RV'S And Campsites*, 240V/40A 10kW 46km/hour
NEMA 6-50: Welding Equipment 240V/40A 10kW 46km/hour
NEMA 10-30: Older Dryers 240V/24A 5.8kW 27km/hour
NEMA 14-30: Newer Dryers 240V/24A 5.8kW 27km/hour
Note that the number after the dash for NEMA designations is the max amps. Generally speaking when somebody says '15A connection' or some such, they're talking about the NEMA 5-15 connector, not the amps the car's pulling.
*Interesting:Hit up a RV park or camp site, set up a tent for the night and have a fully charged Tesla in the morning.
12AWG is not always connected to a 15 amp breaker, however. In my house, some idiot used 14AWG wiring for several "20 amp" circuits.
As you say, idiot, improper installation, all that stuff.
That's in open air [powerstream.com], where each strand of conductor has proper cooling. Wiring for power transmission, you only want to shove around 5.9A through 14AWG.
I think you're getting your definitions mixed up, and 'powerstream' isn't helping. Power transmission is generally in the open air, on power cables. Behind drywall is still 'open air' enough for NEC requirements. Heck, it's still true in shielded conduit. The reason why you can only push 5.9A through a 14 gauge cable in that situation is because it's intended for long distances and you need to limit voltage drop.
Inside a house is between it and chassis wiring, which allows 32A for 14 gauge wire.
Also, the thing to realize with Spoke's chart is that the first number is the breaker, the second is the maximum load you're to plan for the circuit. IE if your proposed circuit is going to use 14A, you don't use 14 gauge wiring, you use 12 gauge, and a 20A breaker rather than a 15. This way you avoid nuisance trips.
Same deal in florida. The sad thing? I've seen more pumps overflow in locations like that because the people are actually more fallible than the little metal latch.
Same deal with the new 'anti-spill' gasoline cans. Many of them are so hard to use and pour irregularly(due to not having a proper vent) that you end up spilling more gasoline, defeating the purpose behind mandating them in the first place.
Plus, again because they suck, I've seen a lot more people using non-gasoline containers to store gasoline. How's that increasing safety?
You mean the part that says this?
Fire scene investigators, on the other hand, require an understanding of fire chemistry and fire dynamics, but unfortunately many field investigators do not possess such knowledge. In fact, many field investigators possess no formal education beyond high school. While there exist other forensic disciplines where technical skills learned through apprenticeship may provide adequate training (e.g., fingerprints, firearms identification, and handwriting comparison), it is difficult to argue that individuals who have a limited understanding of the chemistry and physics of fire development can draw reasonable conclusions about fires.
I especially like the ATF Test where they asked a group of 53 investigators to determine what quadrant the fire started in in two test bedrooms they set on fire. Only 3 got it right in each test, and the 3 were different in both tests. Remember that this was the equivalent of a 4 choice multiple-guess test, blind choice/rolling dice would get you higher accuracy.
This becomes really concerning when you have these people testifying that they believe the fire was caused by arson in a capital murder trial. The most famous Texas innocent execution case depends on the fire investigator giving false testimony. It's horrifying in a way when you read that various witnesses changed their view of the suspect from 'loving father' when they believed the fire to be accidental to 'Monster' when they heard the officials thought it was arson.
That would be a piece of evidence, not the whole body of it.
How do we know that Musk(and his failure-analysis team) didn't review more evidence than just the logs?
I can't imagine finding a breaker big enough for that charger is easy.
Why not? Visit your average 'big box' home supply store such as Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards and you'll find the 50A breakers just down the row from the 15 and 20A ones. Past the 30 and 40A ones. Maybe a shelf down (240V vs 120V). The NEMA 14-50 plug for the Tesla should be within the isle somewhere.
When was the last time you changed the oil in your ceiling fan? Your blender? CD player?
What's the expected life and duty cycle of those devices? Heck, power level makes a difference. Most of the fans I remember are oil filled.
but I don't believe it has a transmission.
It does have a very simple one: 1-speed fixed gear (9.73:1)
Mostly because the Roadster that the S shares many aspects with kept blowing up the 2 speed they tried to have in there.
It's an electric car - battery, wires from battery to electric motor
Nope, not it. You haven't gotten the power to the wheels yet(the Tesla doesn't use hub motors). So you still have the single-speed transmission, differential, and driveshafts to the individual wheels. All of which, including the shaft in the electric motor, need lubrication and therefore oil.
Changing it out might be a 100k mile job, but it's there. That being said - small engine tools are much more likely to be a source of dirty rags in the garage of somebody who owns a Tesla.