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    But that is how Centralized Control works for...

    But that is how Centralized Control works for everything: education, health care, farming, manufacturing, ...

    Consider the lowly traffic light. Never optimizes traffic flow. Makes many stop for no...
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    Once again Elon Musk is shown to be brilliant in...

    Once again Elon Musk is shown to be brilliant in controlling Tesla’s battery supply and technology from the get-go.
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    Plenty of other research found fewer...

    Plenty of other research found fewer in-intersection collisions which was more than made up by the increase in rear-ending due to panic baking. But traffic light camera proponents ignored the...
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    Often signaling with right hand? Rear brake is...

    Often signaling with right hand?
    Rear brake is on left, shifter on right.
    I don't believe the video is reversed no matter they are driving on the wrong side of the road!
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    I hear better with -26 dBA ear plugs than...

    I hear better with -26 dBA ear plugs than without. Without, after 30 minutes at 60 MPH I am deaf am deaf for the rest of the day. With ear plugs I still hear most near speech even through the helmet.
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    I agree his ranking is correct but the torque...

    I agree his ranking is correct but the torque wrench conversion to strap force did not compensate for scissor jack extension.

    The screw has more leverage fully extended than at lesser heights.
    ...
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    My 2016 Outback 2.5i has the hallowed "knock...

    My 2016 Outback 2.5i has the hallowed "knock sensor" (all USA cars have it) but 93 AKI makes almost no difference in MPG vs 87 AKI.

    You are wrong to assume "premium" has more detergents than...
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    That is true in most of the USA. Most locales are...

    That is true in most of the USA. Most locales are served by one fuel depot, a terminal on the pipeline network. The local distributor can sometimes fudge a bit as to whether he buys winter or summer...
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    Top Tier is a marketing organization who charges...

    Top Tier is a marketing organization who charges gas stations for the privilege of displaying TT signage. At most TT audits the gas station's purchase records to assure sufficient detergent was...
  10. In a densely populated city why do you need...

    In a densely populated city why do you need battery swap if you have 100-200 mile range? Charge at night, cheaply, always ready by morning.
  11. That seems to be S.O.P. for EV startups. The...

    That seems to be S.O.P. for EV startups.

    The problem with battery swap is that it is a big hassle to track the battery you own and the battery you rent. No one wants to surrender their new battery...
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    Based on that reservation number there is 280...

    Based on that reservation number there is 280 million others in front of you!
  13. Every attempt at battery swap EV has failed. It...

    Every attempt at battery swap EV has failed. It works for lawn and power tools but not vehicles.

    Drill down to the Origem website to find costs and everything is "reserve now".
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    I thought the article was full of platitudes and...

    I thought the article was full of platitudes and mythology. The most useful thing they said was how octane rating did not affect energy content. In practice this is true but when gasoline was made of...
  15. I attended the IMS in Atlanta several years in a...

    I attended the IMS in Atlanta several years in a row many years ago. Realized it was not for me when they replaced the trials exhibition with kids riding "steel ball of death".
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    No mention of where it is made. Or who designed...

    No mention of where it is made. Or who designed it. Sondors is a distributor not a manufacturer.
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    Every time I've been to California made me glad...

    Every time I've been to California made me glad to leave.
  18. Pin 4 of the mini USB connector is intended to...

    Pin 4 of the mini USB connector is intended to signal whether a host or a device is connected. Convention is to ground or N/C. However Garmin uses a resistor to ground to signal "special Garmin...
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    s/guns/motorcycle/g Certainly unsafe to allow...

    s/guns/motorcycle/g

    Certainly unsafe to allow mere citizens to purchase and operate a motorcycle without the government's permission! No background check or anything! Many states (but far from...
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    Illegal shootings only occur in places such as...

    Illegal shootings only occur in places such as Oakland, Chicago, New York, Portland, and schools where criminals know their victims will be unarmed.

    Is not unusual to see open carry in a Walmart...
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    That I've seen Bakelite is brown, brittle, and...

    That I've seen Bakelite is brown, brittle, and deteriorates in UV.
    Then again rubber deteriorates in UV.

    Lots of search engine hits on "hard rubber steering wheel"
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    Wasn't the steering wheel some sort of hard...

    Wasn't the steering wheel some sort of hard rubber? My grandfather's M always left my hands black.
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    Similar thing is occurring with ethanol. EPA...

    Similar thing is occurring with ethanol. EPA found they could not mandate 10% ethanol but they could mandate vendors sell 1 gallon of motor fuel ethanol for every 9 gallons of gasoline. So the...
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    That is the source of Tesla’s supposed...

    That is the source of Tesla’s supposed “government subsidies”. CARB states impose a points system for “clean” vehicles. Some earn points, others require points to be sold. Tesla has no need of these...
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    That is the cicada's hibernating skin. That...

    That is the cicada's hibernating skin. That cicada has already shed the skin. It can't fly in that shell, in that shell it is slow and easy to catch between forefinger and thumb.

    Shortly after...
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