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by M564038
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2451

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

An awful lot of good happens in those situations! Some of the nicest things in life! Man! Talk about ignorance! Wikipedia describes pretty well what actually goes wrong when it does go wrong: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stampede#Crushes I learned long ago that nothing good happens in large gathe...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2451

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

Having worked with large concerts and festivals, I know these kinds of crowds take on a life of its own. There can be areas of pressure where it builds up so that you lose complete control over your own body in the mass of people in the most mundane of cirmcumstance, at other events there can be mor...

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by M564038
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 8605

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

Don’t even call it politics! Those people has never had a concious political thought in their lives.

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by M564038
Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17465

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

But, you see, I already live in the future. Most of what you write is simply factually wrong anyway. The information you seem to be exposed to in the US regarding these questions, seems to be very volored by the influence of the fossil industry. You need to move on. As I mentioned before, time will...

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by M564038
Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17465

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Battery recycling and repurposing is entirely possible and already happening. Repurposing batteries that are to worn to be efficient for EVs in to local storage, back up units etc. even enter the chain as a second life for these units, pushing recycling further out. Our summer house’s solar battery ...

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by M564038
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17465

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

But, you see, I already live in the future. Most of what you write is simply factually wrong anyway. The information you seem to be exposed to in the US regarding these questions, seems to be very volored by the influence of the fossil industry. You need to move on. "Hearing your arguments is a...

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by M564038
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1388

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

Keith’s playing in those clips is exactly as it has always been. Mick sings really flat, and seems to have lost it, however.

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by M564038
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17465

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Indeed, nuclear IS the safest power source per kWh produced. (source: WHO) That public perception of nuclear has been skewed by very hard work from the fossil lobby in decade after decade is a fact, a very unfortunate fact that as had a devastating impact on the politics of nuclear. That both german...

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by M564038
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17465

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The problems with nuclear, batteries, windmills are absolutely and positively miniscule compared to the problems with fossils. It is an insane comparison. Over 70 years if nuclear power, a high estimate would be 1000 deaths, in -1- disaster with ancient technology that went absolutely as wrong as ut...

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by M564038
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17465

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Norway doesn’t struggle to power electric cars. Norway struggles with a dry year and promises of export to europe. Everyone here seems to think electric transportation will have a meaningful impact on the grid. It won’t. Electric transportation is a single digit percentwise increase spread out over ...

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by M564038
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 2099

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

Yes. That is a decent definition, but I have to arrest them on using the term «write». That isn’t a very good term. «Creates» would have been more correct. Is a car a vehicle or are only forklifts allowed to call themselves vehicles? To put it simple: Those terms are sometimes seen as being about di...

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by M564038
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 2099

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

Is a car a vehicle or are only forklifts allowed to call themselves vehicles? To put it simple: Those terms are sometimes seen as being about different genres and thus mutually exlusive, with one being more prestigious than the other. The modernistic composers in the european high-culture tradition ...

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by M564038
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 2099

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

I'd agree with John Williams as nr1 and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Benny Andersson (ABBA, BAO, Orsa spelmän, various musicals) tied at nr 2. McCartney maybe, but not as good as the three above. LOLoarama!! Not as good? Are you absolutely positively joking? Why don't you ask John Williams, Bjørn, Benny...

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by M564038
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 2099

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

Wilson is great, but he is not exactly Paul McCartney, is he.

IPFreely wrote:
The answer is Brian Wilson and it isn't even close.

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by M564038
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying A Helicopter With 15 Minutes of Training
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: Flying A Helicopter With 15 Minutes of Training

Technology and progress WILL at some point make trained pilots obsolete in most situations. However, at this early stage, it is worth remembering that 1 landing doesn’t make you a pilot. Not a few landings either. Any autonomous or heavily assisted system available to amateurs needs to be at least a...

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by M564038
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1588

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

For those who haven't registered this tidbit, McCarthy's right hand man during those proceedings, were later a mentor for Donald Trump. You can't make these things up.

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by M564038
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Hertz. The car rental company bought 100,000(!) Teslas today.
Tell me again how EVs is not happening;-)

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by M564038
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 16977

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Gun sounds are amongst those hard effect sounds, that is almost always made into what the audience expect it to sound like, rather than what it actually sound like. Same with telephones, sirens, the way a microphone always makes a slight feedback squeel when someone says something hich is supposed t...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 16977

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

They certainly are far from the top of the list judging from most sensible metrics. No actually, at least in civilized parts of the world, you hire an expert to do and certify your electricity-system. Doing otherwise would be illegal, and you are not allowed to second guess, modify or re-do the expe...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 16977

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

No actually, at least in civilized parts of the world, you hire an expert to do and certify your electricity-system. Doing otherwise would be illegal, and you are not allowed to second guess, modify or re-do the experts work in any way. Someone manage to electrocute themselves on that system? There ...

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by M564038
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 16977

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Everything is simple if you break it down. It is just not his job. A pilot doesn’t stop his aircraft on the runway before take-off to go outside to double check that they remembered to put the wings on. He is working from a tried and tested assumption that the system is working and someone actually ...

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by M564038
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 16977

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Might seem obvious, but: Your dad don’t make the rules. Things simply can’t work that way when making a movie. The actors perform, all that other junk needs to go somewhere else. What else should the actor check? That the cameras a REALLY rolling? That the boom mic doesn’t distort and the sampling r...

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by M564038
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 16977

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

This is where it’s get silly. Of course you point a gun twoards someone if you are an actor on a film set and the script and director tells you so. You are absolved of the responsibility to check such things, just as you are absolved from the responsibility of checking that the bomb prop isn’t a REA...

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by M564038
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

That would have been all good and fine if it weren’t for, you know, the tiny little problem of climate change and local air pollution. A/C going full blast on a modern EV will last you 3-4 days, so that should make most rush hour traffic doable. There are millions of desirable ICE vehicles ready to ...

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by M564038
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

I visited the NIO-showroom in Oslo today. It is enormous and in the most expensive spot in town. Packed with people .Not a fan of china in any way, but they are insanely aggressive with their EV-strategy. Can Japan and the US really afford to lose the automotive industry to the chinese? Because that...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Those prices are still shockingly low. It is not right to sell gas that cheap with global warming happening. There was recent news in India about how petrol and diesel costs more than ATF (Aviation Turbine Fuel) which is AFAIK highest in the world. The petrol and diesel prices are higher than htat. ...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

As I said earlier in the thread. The Jaguar is several years, and the Ioniq 5 does the same only better for more or less half the price. Thats how much things have changed only since 2018. The i-pace is a nice car(I’ve tried it) but several years old. Jaguar losing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Having tested a lot of EVs, I can attest to the fact that the german's have some way to go before they are as good as Tesla. The software in the ID3/4 is dissapointing, and there are certain other aspcts which just aren't there yet. Same with the Audis and the Merc EQA. However, the coming BMW, the ...

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by M564038
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Haha! 5 it is! Typo! Indeed. The free education and healthcare, kindergarden as a right for all children, the 9 weeks vacation, paid paternity leave, clean air, low crime- and homicide rates, entrepeneur and innovation-friendly business policies is like a chain holding me down! I am so sick and tire...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

And thank god for women drinking too much! I would probably still have been single if it weren’t for them! The Culture, or should I say lack of Cult surrounding it makes it very different from certain other well known countries. Very true, you guys don't know freedom like we know freedom. Your happi...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Indeed. The free education and healthcare, kindergarden as a right for all children, the 9 weeks vacation, paid paternity leave, clean air, low crime- and homicide rates, entrepeneur and innovation-friendly business policies is like a chain holding me down! I am so sick and tired of things being lik...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Norway has very low homicide rates. Not having an active self-defence gun culture plays an important part in that. There are very few guns out on the streets. Police is not even armed, usually, and that gives «the bad guys» a lot less incentive to carry firearms. As a result. Crime involving death i...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Or his fellow crazy countryman 5 years his senior, Anders Breivik killing 69 with guns only 50km away in 2011. Better start profiling for Eastern Norwegian men born between 1975 and 1985, as we gotta be pretty high on the terrorist per capita list! Perp is a Danish citizen AND a recent convert to th...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

He visited a mosque 2 or 3 times in 2017, they haven’t seen him since and noted he didn’t know how to pray. He was a paranoid- schizofrenic, arrested several times for threats against his parents, commited to mental care numerous times, never held a job and lived off of welfare for his entire adult ...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

This one wasn’t one. He was a psychiatric patient that self-declared muslim in a 2017 video. He was also known for walking around mumbling racial slurs to himself, according to neighbours interviewed in the press today. He does seem like the kind of person that could’ve been easily recruited by any ...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Only because you didn’t inform Norway about their NZ citizenship. I know people that didn’t know it was illegal before and have had their passport confiscated and involuntary «returned» to their «real» country. Allowed only from January 1st 2020. Official source: https://www.udi.no/ord-og-begreper/d...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Does as of last year, but yes, probably that is why he is danish in this case.

saleya22r wrote:
Perhaps dual citizenship?

Norway doesn't recognize a dual citizenship.

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

I know those streets well. It is fall, dark and misty last night, people walking around by themselves in narrow streets as easy targets. It is the old mining part of town, lots of 17-19 century industrial wooden buildings on a slope towards the river with knolls and trees. The surface part of the no...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

You can only(at least could only up until last year) be one of them. It is not significant. Why is he being referred to as a "Danish citizen"? Sure his mother is Danish, but his father is Norwegian and as far as I've read, he spent his whole life in Norway. Danish passport holder? Perhaps ...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Seems to be the full jackpot with this one. A terrorist attack by an incel, lone-wolf outsider, jihadi of scandinavian ethnicity with a history of psychiatry his whole grown up life. (Source: Norwegian media.)

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by M564038
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2382

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Latest information suggests he started shooting people after the police failed to control him at first contact.

The crime scene is about 800 meters from Kongsberg defence HQ, home of the joint strike missile and other weaponry.

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by M564038
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is innovation declining?
Replies: 89
Views: 5200

Re: Is innovation declining?

Aircraft of today and yesterday are surprisingly similar in weight when looking at aircraft with comparable capabilities. Heavier engines, more safety structures and more …stuff in the cabin, are my guesses. The A350 is staggeringly efficient, as is the A220 and B787. But I've read countless article...

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by M564038
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Just now, for instance. I don’t know if you are misunderstanding on purpose or what your game is, but we’ll end it here. Now you’re down to not responding to what I write, but what you think I write. Thats not working for me. And exactly where did I not respond to what you wrote? I addressed every p...

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by M564038
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Now you’re down to not responding to what I write, but what you think I write. Thats not working for me. The needs you describe are outliers. The needs I describe are realities. Half of every EV ever sold are sold this year. Not here they aren't, and we are years off from that goal. But since you se...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

The needs you describe are outliers. Half of every EV ever sold are sold this year. Most car manufacturers has announced a cut-off date for their fossil offerings and will shortly only offer EVs. Electrification of the transport sector is a declared as a goal of most every civilized society on the p...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

We have a lousy electricity system. It is a system we share only with albania. It is barely safe and most of the infrastructure is decades upon decades old and especially vulnerable to noisy LEDs and modern electronics and grounding problems. Dreadful. Still EVs are just a 2% bump. It is the same as...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Do EVs in canada use 25 times more electricity than EVs in Norway? Sorry, man! But I see the real numbers! Every day! Here, and we do as I have said before have the highest density of EVs around, the authorities calculate around a 2% increase. And the real numbers over the last few years support tha...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

The latest study from our hydro authority noted that they will need to double our power output if they want to be able to provide enough power to a mass influx in EVs. . Sorry, man! But I see the real numbers! Every day! Here, and we do as I have said before have the highest density of EVs around, ...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4821

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

You overestimate the hit on the grid. I oversee the charging-system in our neighborhood of 500 apartments, there is about 110 electric cars “living” here. They are on average Model 3 type cars. The average draw is about 13kW for the entire system, the year seen as a whole. Large scale EV adoption (i...

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by M564038
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is innovation declining?
Replies: 89
Views: 5200

Re: Is innovation declining?

Well, Percentage-wise, safety has improved greatly. There were few people dying 10 years ago, so a hard number to improve upon, but is has significantly improved. And yes, 15% gains are A LOT, not going to save-the-planet-great, but the 15% promised by the NEO, was enough to force Boeings hand compl...

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