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03-28-2012 06:39 PM

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 05:03 AM

Why do you always post a link to another post of yours elsewhere, wouldn’t it be better to just post directly to the article?

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 05:11 AM

derosa,

LumberJocks is not the only bunch of people that I like to inform…
... it’s easier to post it in one place & point everyone to it.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 05:24 AM

Joe:

Thanks for the Posting. I had NO Trouble at all clicking My Mouse Twice to see the Movie. The First Site has a lot of Good Stuff on there! I’m ALWAYS on the Hunt for More Information!

I noted with Interest the Forum on Continuos Heart Compression WITHOUT Mouth To Mouth (CPR). Principal being, that it is of the Utmost Importance to Keep The Blood Flowing To The Brain. When that stops …so do you!

Back to The Volt… The Combined Costs of Buying and Operating one of these White Elephants is “Obscene”!

I read a study on one during a 300 Mile Run. The amount of Extra Charging Time, Cost of, etc. to get there with the Volt was about Three times Longer and More Expensive than a Standard Internal Combustion equipped car.

Why would GM think that anyone in their Right Mind would buy one of these things.

I also took the Opportunity to make ANOTHER Stop Off at Your Web Site and “Helped Myself” to a couple more “Jigs”.

Thanks: Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 06:00 AM

thats not funny,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 03-29-2012 10:46 AM

How many pounds of COAL were needed to charge the Re VOLT ing? OOOPS! Forgot. They are all charged by WIND power. Yeah, wind power, that’s the ticket. Wind power. And uh algae, yeah, algae too.

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 03:57 PM

There’s so much wind power exiting DC, why do we even need those vertical three bladed flappers? Oh yeah – to catch the exiting hot DC air.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#7 posted 03-29-2012 04:34 PM

Rick
Glad you got more out of it!

eddie:
I guess you’re in favor of it hook line & sinker! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 03-29-2012 05:06 PM

Energy use of a mid size electric vehicle is around 0.6 MJ/km, while comparable vehicle with conventional combustion engine uses 3 MJ/km. Electric vehicle is roughly 5 times more efficient. Period. End of story. (Forget about greater specific power, flatter torque curve, simplicity, longevity and scalability of electric motor).

It comes as no surprise that in a country where average high school grad lags behind in science in comparison with his peers from pretty much any developed country, and where average Joe measures energy is shovels and pails this simple truth did not sink in into the minds of general public.

The only technical issue that hampers wide acceptance of electric car is onboard energy storage, which will undoubtedly be overcome by actually trying. This will most likely happen somewhere abroad (which again will not surprise me).

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#9 posted 03-29-2012 05:26 PM

Chevy didn’t build those cars to make money. They built them to shut up the green energy people. It is more effective, and cheaper, to invest the money to prove that it is a dumb idea, than it is to waste years trying to reason with them. The bio-fuel craze has brought us higher gas prices, and driven up the price of corn. People still don’t see the correlation. Exxon was willing to spend $600 million to prove that you can’t run cars on sea weed, either. Now they have the wackos defending them for investing in our future. It’s all just public relations to appease the idiots. It seems to work pretty well. They are the only ones who actually buy that junk, anyway. Nobody does it because they want to save money, or have a better car, it’s about feeling environmentally aware, and impressing the other morons with your enlightenment.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#10 posted 03-29-2012 05:55 PM

Viktor, I know about the benifits of electric power too. They have been running locomtives with electric motors for years. I believe that the diesel engine is just to charge the batteries, and the actual power comes from the electric drive. It works great. So do many of the hybrids that use a combination of both for power, or just use the gas engine as an onboard generator. These are practical ideas that have been proven and we should build on those. The idea that an all electric vehicle can be better, than a gas powered one, is still just a pipe dream. It’s a lovely idea. All the little cars zipping along silently, with no exhaust what so ever. I’m sure it will happen some day, when they figure out how to put a nuclear reactor under the hood, without everyone crying about that, too.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#11 posted 03-29-2012 06:55 PM

Speaking of the wind turbines, my FIL sent me a link to some research and picstures stating that the big problem with them is that they havent developed a grease that can withstand the heat generated from the turbine, eventually causing catastrophic failure.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#12 posted 03-29-2012 09:22 PM

That would explain why actual MTBF for wind turbine gearboxes are “only” about 10 years and growing, while other components being even more reliable. And that covers any breakdown not just catastrophic ones. Wind turbines, chrsstef, are one of the less maintenance intensive modes of power generation.

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#13 posted 03-30-2012 11:55 AM

I’m sorry. do you smell something?

Thanks Joe.
That was my morning pick me up laugh.

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#14 posted 03-30-2012 12:41 PM

I choke on the price of a regular car, much less these alternate energy tin cans that are going to save the world.

-- Life is good.

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#15 posted 03-30-2012 12:57 PM

Currently, wind and solar electricity generating plants are not economically viable without massive government subsidies and coercive mandates.
If such schemes, including totally electric automobiles and $50.00 light bulbs, cannot attract private investment, as stand alone products, why should taxpayers, consumers and utility rate payers be forced to invest?
Such nonsensical, illogical concepts are prime examples of an ideological government’s overreach.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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