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BattleMaster
Aug 14, 2000


Avast!

for some reason I forgot about the man named Tesla and thought the guy was talking about Elon Musk being as awesome as a Tesla car, which is true

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MomJeans420
Mar 19, 2007





I was behind a new Model 3 yesterday (still had paper plates) and portions of the trunk had absolutely no gap from the rest of the body while other parts had a huge gap, to the extent that I was wondering if it was hard to close the trunk. I can understand your average person not noticing panel gaps but I can't imagine taking delivery of a brand new car that already has issues using the trunk, unless the design is such that those tolerance issues really don't matter. Maybe Tesla has learned how to build around assembly problems so things still function well enough, but that would still require caring about the cars so I don't think that's true.

Chris Knight posted:

Given how unsettling the Plaid is to pilot at that speed, however, you wouldn't want to do 200 mph even if it could. Because it gets up to speed so quickly, we could simply lift off and coast rather than slam on the brakes. But that gave us a lot of time to ponder the Model S's high-speed behavior, which, frankly, was terrifying. It wanders in its lane, with lots of slop on center in the steering that doesn't have anything to do with the yoke. Putting it in the sport steering setting helped a little, but it's like Tesla neglected to dial in its high-speed steering and handling behavior. This is not what you want when traveling two-thirds the distance of a football field every second. Tick. Tick. Every other car that's in the same conversation—from the Porsche Taycan to the Bugatti Chiron—is unerring and locked on its lane at 150-plus mph.

Good thing they don't have poorly cast suspension parts that break from normal usage.

mystes
May 31, 2006



Luigi Thirty posted:

the genesis of British early warning radar research was someone asking the Tizard Committee about German death rays in the 30s

they did some math and said “no that’s not possible because of the inverse square law but I bet with a big enough antenna you could detect reflected energy off airplanes”
Is that true? Pretty cool if so.

knox_harrington
Feb 18, 2011

Running no point.

MomJeans420 posted:

I was behind a new Model 3 yesterday (still had paper plates) and portions of the trunk had absolutely no gap from the rest of the body while other parts had a huge gap, to the extent that I was wondering if it was hard to close the trunk. I can understand your average person not noticing panel gaps but I can't imagine taking delivery of a brand new car that already has issues using the trunk, unless the design is such that those tolerance issues really don't matter. Maybe Tesla has learned how to build around assembly problems so things still function well enough, but that would still require caring about the cars so I don't think that's true.

Good thing they don't have poorly cast suspension parts that break from normal usage.

or brakes that catch fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahLMzBTg0gw

FMguru
Sep 10, 2003

peed on;
sexually

halt and catch fire (the halting part is optional)

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


FMguru posted:

halt and catch fire

hahahahaha

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.




Fun Shoe

FMguru posted:

halt and catch fire (the halting part is optional)
lmao

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.




Fun Shoe

Elon Musk: halt and catch fire

goddamnedtwisto
Dec 31, 2004

If you ask me about the mole people in the London Underground, I WILL be forced to kill you

Fun Shoe

mystes posted:

Is that true? Pretty cool if so.

not really, no - it was one of those things that happens a lot with technology where loads of people independently discovered about 80% of the knowledge and techniques required, but never really appreciated what they had. the germans and the british both noticed that passing metallic objects caused radio interference even before the first world war, and the americans were playing around with detecting ships by the drop in signal strength when they passed between a transmitter and receiver, but it wasn't until the very eve of ww2 that everyone started to put everything together.

there's a kernel of truth to it though - the cavity magnetron, which was essential for making radars small enough and robust enough to be carried on planes (and cheap and reliable enough to be used in microwave ovens), *did* come out of research into focusing radio waves enough to destroy planes in the air, although it wasn't considered powerful enough for this and so was forgotten for a couple of years

LanceHunter
Nov 12, 2016



Chris Knight posted:

Elon Musk: halt and catch fire

"Tesla: Halt and Catch Firetruck" is probably still the best title this thread ever had.

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.




Fun Shoe

LanceHunter posted:

"Tesla: Halt and Catch Firetruck" is probably still the best title this thread ever had.
that's the one I was trying to remember! :cheers: let's bring er back

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.



goddamnedtwisto posted:

not really, no - it was one of those things that happens a lot with technology where loads of people independently discovered about 80% of the knowledge and techniques required, but never really appreciated what they had. the germans and the british both noticed that passing metallic objects caused radio interference even before the first world war, and the americans were playing around with detecting ships by the drop in signal strength when they passed between a transmitter and receiver, but it wasn't until the very eve of ww2 that everyone started to put everything together.

there's a kernel of truth to it though - the cavity magnetron, which was essential for making radars small enough and robust enough to be carried on planes (and cheap and reliable enough to be used in microwave ovens), *did* come out of research into focusing radio waves enough to destroy planes in the air, although it wasn't considered powerful enough for this and so was forgotten for a couple of years

yeah, the British were doing research into weather radar and everyone knew about detecting ships with radio waves, it wasn’t until that was asked that the scientists put 2 and 2 together and realized you could detect airplanes as easily as you could thunderstorms with the right equipment

big scary monsters
Sep 2, 2011

-~Skullwave~-


lol at using radar to detect planes, a couple webcams and our advanced neural network can do the job just as well or better

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

[ASK] me about OS/2 WARP




also dont forget that we owe microwave ovens to a melted chocolate bar in a technician's pocket

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.



at one point the British got the Germans to give up on radio navigation for bombers because their system was close enough to the frequency of BBC television for them to use the transmitter in London to blast garbage and overload the receivers

the pilots blamed the ground stations and the ground stations blamed the pilots and Hitler said gently caress it and cancelled the whole thing as a waste of resources

Zamujasa
Oct 27, 2010





Bread Liar

tesla: HCF or KIL trying

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.




Fun Shoe

cybertuck '78

H.P. Hovercraft
Jan 12, 2004

one thing a computer can do that most humans can't is be sealed up in a cardboard box and sit in a warehouse


Slippery Tilde

Jonny 290 posted:

also dont forget that we owe microwave ovens to a melted chocolate bar in a technician's pocket

i will continue thanking the Men In Black for this alien technology

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.




Fun Shoe

https://twitter.com/rajbrueggemann/status/1464051515723853833

Zamujasa
Oct 27, 2010





Bread Liar


:five:

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



Lipstick Apathy


lol

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Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
tider skal henrulle,
slægt skal følge slægters gang





lol

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