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Comment Re:Good on him (Score 1) 168

One day you should actually drive an EV instead of just spurting unjustified nonsense.

You can get a lovely used luxury car with better interior quality than a Tesla for around ten grand in very good condition. (The best examples of older luxobarges seem to run about that.) Per dollar, it walks all over the Tesla. Yes, the Tesla is a better car. It's not a hundred thousand dollars better. Used Teslas won't be that cheap for decades.

Comment Re:Good on him (Score 1) 168

I've watched the Jay Leno's Garage on his Doble. It was an amazing thing. But the system takes up too much space. Compare the Doble to a Fiesta with a 1 liter Ecoboost engine and there's no contest in any category. Physics limits how small a steam system can be; it could perhaps be more compact than in the Doble, but how much more? If you're going to go that far in your quest for a new-old engine, NASA's proven Stirling engine tech is probably a better example.

Comment Re:Good on him (Score 1) 168

Whatever you do, don't take a Tesla test drive. It will make you hate your slow, noisy, polluting ICE car forever.

What makes me hate my ICE car is unreliability. But when it's working, my A8 Quattro is not exactly an unpleasant driving experience. You can get a spectacular (old) one for ten grand and the price difference will pay for fuel just about for life. I should have spent more on mine :p

Comment Re: Stop it with the SJW crap!!! (Score 1) 674

Yes, but clean energy is (at least now) more expensive than burning fossil fuel. I live in a country that made such a push and yes, you're right, my way of life changed not by one bit. Then again, I can afford the +20% energy bill due to subsidies for wind and solar power.

So, in a way, you're right: You needn't change your way of life. If you can afford it.

Comment Re:Feminist/SJW Echo Chamber Circling The Bowl (Score 1) 98

Considering that SJWs consider everything that disagrees with them as "harassment", you lose a lot more. You lose the main function of Twitter: The exchange of expressions of opinions.

Twitter could have been the proverbial "marketplace of ideas", where people can offer their point of view and by approval and disapproval we could have seen the true opinions of people visiting, unblemished and unencumbered by peer pressure, due to the general anonymity of the medium. Yes, that does mean that you get to see the radical and even the mean side of society, but if that is what you see, this is what we are.

We might not want to see that, but if this is what such a place ends up to be, it does mean that we are down in our core radical assholes, moderated by a society.

Comment Re: it'll still be political (Score 1) 98

If you filter out crap you do not want to hear from things you read, be my guest. It's your prerogative to keep yourself sheltered from reality (but please don't complain to me should reality somehow enter your world regardless and hit you in the face unprepared).

If you filter out crap you don't want to hear from things I read, I have to leave, because that's not your prerogative. It's mine.

If they make it OPTIONAL, so people with fragile souls and special snowflakes can avoid facing opinions that don't match theirs and feel safe inside their echo chamber of friends who only parrot their own opinion, fine. If it is mandatory, why bother going on Twitter anymore? I already know my opinion, testing it for validity requires pitting it against opposing opinions, only that way I can actually find out whether it is valid.

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