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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2600 on: July 14, 2015, 10:28:13 AM »
This racism debate is wonderful, and I'm sure exactly why everyone reads this thread. Can we talk about gun control next?

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« Reply #2601 on: July 14, 2015, 10:29:11 AM »
This racism debate is wonderful, and I'm sure exactly why everyone reads this thread. Can we talk about gun control next?

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You'll need to head over to Overheard at Work to catch up on that debate.
That was a week ago. Let it go. ;)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2602 on: July 14, 2015, 11:01:33 AM »
"I am a single mother of four and pregnant. I'll take anything anyone has to give."

Words escape me.

My first rude response was "obviously".



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« Reply #2603 on: July 14, 2015, 01:20:22 PM »
I've joined a local community group on FB, so I don't know this woman personally, however, her FB posts are quite telling.

Monday: She posts, "In Search Of infant clothing donations. I am a single mother of four and pregnant. I'll take anything anyone has to give."

Thursday: "For Sale $100 Chinchilla with cage and misc supplies. I'm 7 months pregnant and cannot chase him around any longer."

commenters tell her to take it to humane society.  She replies,"I spent a lot of money on this and don't make a lot, would like to get some of my expenses back. I've thought about a pet sitter until my baby is born, but that might cost a lot for 2 months?"

Update: I went back and trolled the page for more information. Not that it matters, but her name is Mandie with an /ie/ and she's a white cashier at Panera.

Her EXACT post read like this: "Hate to ask but does anyone have anything they dont need or want but cant sell? Having a hard time finding baby clothes for 0 to 3 months sleepers and onesies. Due in fall. Single mother. Had to cut my hours back due to complications plus have 4 other kids to support. Let me know please. Thank you."

Someone asks: Boy or Girl?

She replies (I'm copying and pasting here): Girl. I cant even pay my phone bill right now i cant spend a dollar on clothes at lots for tots have to find handmedowns or free things.

Next, someone gives her the number and website information to Seeds of Hope (a charitable center for women/children).

Her next reply:My fiance was cheating we separated n he isnt helping with much of anything. Ive asked a few times. Eventually i will get child support but didnt expect any of this to happen. Need as much help as i can get. Do i need to be a Y county resident because im in X county?

People give her more info like St. Vincent Depaul in her county.

Then she says:Ill have to call but it appears you have to take classes to earn points for help with baby gear. Going to call wic office think they offer car seats etc.

Someone says, The classes are to help you. Worth checking into.

Throughout all this I can't help but notice not one "Thank you" from this woman. Several people in the meantime have offered her little things like clothing, bassinet, and misc baby items...

Oh, and back in May she asked the group this: "Does anyone have the coupon thing for free moby just pay shipping i lost my codes....frustrated."

And this: "looking for a photographer for maternity pictures in X county."

Ug.

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« Reply #2604 on: July 14, 2015, 01:44:58 PM »
Oh, and back in May she asked the group this: "Does anyone have the coupon thing for free moby just pay shipping i lost my codes....frustrated."


Oh- those things are the biggest rip offs. The quality is shit and the shipping is insane.  (Also, not Moby's. They are off brand slings that most people find to be sized wrong.)

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« Reply #2605 on: July 14, 2015, 05:23:43 PM »
Oh, and back in May she asked the group this: "Does anyone have the coupon thing for free moby just pay shipping i lost my codes....frustrated."


Oh- those things are the biggest rip offs. The quality is shit and the shipping is insane.  (Also, not Moby's. They are off brand slings that most people find to be sized wrong.)

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« Reply #2606 on: July 16, 2015, 01:10:41 PM »
A high school classmate of mine just posted a story the hometown newspaper wrote on his parents' purchase of a Tesla.  Granted, I understand the potential for the technology and admit their "green" potential, but the quote went something like:

"More people should consider the purchase of a Tesla.  They really ARE so good for the environment!"

Given that they start at $69,000 (which is more than I and most people make in a year) it just hit me as an uppity, clueless thing to say.  Just simplistic.

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« Reply #2607 on: July 16, 2015, 01:24:05 PM »
Oh, and back in May she asked the group this: "Does anyone have the coupon thing for free moby just pay shipping i lost my codes....frustrated."


Oh- those things are the biggest rip offs. The quality is shit and the shipping is insane.  (Also, not Moby's. They are off brand slings that most people find to be sized wrong.)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2608 on: July 16, 2015, 06:38:40 PM »
"More people should consider the purchase of a Tesla.  They really ARE so good for the environment!"


About half of a car's lifetime energy use is in its manufacture. Buying a new car for environmental reasons is like screwing for virginity.

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« Reply #2609 on: July 16, 2015, 08:29:54 PM »
"More people should consider the purchase of a Tesla.  They really ARE so good for the environment!"


About half of a car's lifetime energy use is in its manufacture. Buying a new car for environmental reasons is like screwing for virginity.
That's a rather risky generalization, especially WRT a company that's building its next plant to run off 100% renewable power....
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2610 on: July 16, 2015, 10:50:39 PM »
"More people should consider the purchase of a Tesla.  They really ARE so good for the environment!"


About half of a car's lifetime energy use is in its manufacture. Buying a new car for environmental reasons is like screwing for virginity.
That's a rather risky generalization, especially WRT a company that's building its next plant to run off 100% renewable power....

Running off renewable power is green washing. Is the plant built of renewable steel?  Do the batteries use renewable nickel?  Do the trucks delivering the parts run off renewable diesel?  I bet the 50% number stands up well in an in depth analysis.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2611 on: July 17, 2015, 05:42:40 AM »
I don't think it's green-washing. By all accounts Elon Musk and his company care deeply about the environment. I agree that the electricity to run the factory is not the total impact of making a car, but I think it's hard to argue that he's running the plant off of solar only because it looks good.

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« Reply #2612 on: July 17, 2015, 06:30:05 AM »
I think the question is whether he would have built a new factory anyway or whether he just built a new one to have it run on solar. If he would have built it anyway but has converted the plans to make it greener, then great! If he's demolished a perfectly good one to build this one, then it is greenwashing at it's most reprehensible.

Just like buying a car: if you were going to buy a new one anyway, by all means choose an Eco model, but don't scrap your old car just to upgrade.

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« Reply #2613 on: July 17, 2015, 07:40:35 AM »
I think the question is whether he would have built a new factory anyway or whether he just built a new one to have it run on solar. If he would have built it anyway but has converted the plans to make it greener, then great! If he's demolished a perfectly good one to build this one, then it is greenwashing at it's most reprehensible.

Just like buying a car: if you were going to buy a new one anyway, by all means choose an Eco model, but don't scrap your old car just to upgrade.
It's new construction.

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« Reply #2614 on: July 17, 2015, 08:08:19 AM »
Running off renewable power is green washing.
Unsupported assertion, and odd given that the answers to your questions could refute it. All else being equal, renewable power reduces pollution compared to the alternatives. If you think they're doing it for appearances, feel free to present evidence for that.
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Is the plant built of renewable steel?
Ha ha ha. Yes, they grow the steel on steel trees with organic fertilizers.
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Do the batteries use renewable nickel?
They don't use nickel at all. They use recyclable lithium. There are some fairly low-impact ways of getting it (like evaporated seawater). The more of it that goes into service, the less it will have to be produced. Even optimistic scenarios for EV penetration in the transport sector show lithium production declining within years as recycling replaces production. The packs the automakers building now will generally have lifecycles measured in decades, after which >90% of the material will go back for remanufacturing.
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Do the trucks delivering the parts run off renewable diesel?
Probably not yet. But the trend is toward lower-impact designs throughout the sector, especially with OEMs that are leading that transition. BMW just announced yesterday that it had built a 40-ton electric truck to shuttle parts from one plant to another.
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I bet the 50% number stands up well in an in depth analysis.
Back to my initial point, which I thought was clear enough: without actually doing the analysis, we'd both be unwise to support specific figures for the industry or this specific plant. The historical average has likely changed, and will to continue to change, for known reasons.

I think the question is whether he would have built a new factory anyway or whether he just built a new one to have it run on solar. If he would have built it anyway but has converted the plans to make it greener, then great! If he's demolished a perfectly good one to build this one, then it is greenwashing at it's most reprehensible.
For their first facility, they took a derelict plant from a former joint venture between two other automakers and rebuilt it (and with much more efficient, low-impact processes than most). The next phase in growth required a unique approach that wouldn't work in any existing facilities - the scale alone precludes it.
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Just like buying a car: if you were going to buy a new one anyway, by all means choose an Eco model, but don't scrap your old car just to upgrade.
Couldn't agree more.

I'm not trying to talk everyone here into buying a Tesla, nor am I about to do so myself, but a lot of the snark toward them seems to be based on fundamental misconceptions of the company's charter. Feel free to disagree with their strategy or methods, but it's an established fact that profiting from high-end luxury EVs is a means to an end, with the end being mass production of low-impact, affordable cars to replace today's gas engines. I do strongly support EV adoption, and they've done a lot to make other car manufacturers take the idea seriously, which is good for all of us in the long run.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2615 on: July 17, 2015, 09:57:40 AM »
I'm not trying to talk everyone here into buying a Tesla, nor am I about to do so myself, but a lot of the snark toward them seems to be based on fundamental misconceptions of the company's charter. Feel free to disagree with their strategy or methods, but it's an established fact that profiting from high-end luxury EVs is a means to an end, with the end being mass production of low-impact, affordable cars to replace today's gas engines. I do strongly support EV adoption, and they've done a lot to make other car manufacturers take the idea seriously, which is good for all of us in the long run.

Completely agree. It's a means to an end.

It's the $100k+ Mercedes S-Classes that start with all the new technology and then eventually it trickles all the way down to even the low end C-class models.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2616 on: July 17, 2015, 10:13:03 AM »
I might be wandering into paranoid conspiracy nut territory here but ....

I wonder why it took a non-car maker to start taking electric cars seriously?
The Tesla is a lotus chassis with some standard Panasonic 18650 laptop cells and a couple of brushless DC motors - not exactly beyond the engineering competence of Volkswagon or Toyota.

Electric cars potentially last a long time, there are few servicing costs (brakes last forever, no oil changes, no timing belt ... ) so no profit for dealer service centers and no incentive to trade your 3year old car to a new model once the loan runs out.





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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2617 on: July 17, 2015, 10:18:25 AM »
Check out the documentary about the GM EV-1, Who Killed the Electric Car?. The filmmaker comes to the same conclusions you do.

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« Reply #2618 on: July 17, 2015, 10:19:20 AM »
I might be wandering into paranoid conspiracy nut territory here but ....

I wonder why it took a non-car maker to start taking electric cars seriously?
The Tesla is a lotus chassis with some standard Panasonic 18650 laptop cells and a couple of brushless DC motors - not exactly beyond the engineering competence of Volkswagon or Toyota.

Electric cars potentially last a long time, there are few servicing costs (brakes last forever, no oil changes, no timing belt ... ) so no profit for dealer service centers and no incentive to trade your 3year old car to a new model once the loan runs out.

I don't think it's a conspiracy, just entrenchment.  I don't think the engineering was trivial, though.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2619 on: July 17, 2015, 10:51:48 AM »
I might be wandering into paranoid conspiracy nut territory here but ....

I wonder why it took a non-car maker to start taking electric cars seriously?
The Tesla is a lotus chassis with some standard Panasonic 18650 laptop cells and a couple of brushless DC motors - not exactly beyond the engineering competence of Volkswagon or Toyota.

Electric cars potentially last a long time, there are few servicing costs (brakes last forever, no oil changes, no timing belt ... ) so no profit for dealer service centers and no incentive to trade your 3year old car to a new model once the loan runs out.

I think you are right.

I wouldn't be surprised at all to find out that oil companies secretly join forces to lobby and ensure hipster electric stuff doesn't take off. Got to burn fossil fuels 24-7-365...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2620 on: July 17, 2015, 10:56:17 AM »
Yesterday on FB, a hs friend picture of herself and a buddy with the caption "Cartier Pasha" buddies.

I had to google that.

It's a watch...that's several thousand dollars?

I have to admit - she travels to exotic places, dresses very high fashion, is 45 with the body of a 20 year old (she's single, no kids, in pharmaceuticals).  So, she can probably afford it.

But several thousand for a watch?

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« Reply #2621 on: July 17, 2015, 01:17:52 PM »

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« Reply #2622 on: July 17, 2015, 01:56:31 PM »
I don't need a watch at all but I am seriously considering one of these as a luxury item.
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I saw "Skeleton" and "Steampunk" and "Self-Winding" in the URL and just assumed it involved a little automated skeletal hand that would pop out and wind the watch for you.

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« Reply #2623 on: July 17, 2015, 02:06:36 PM »
Running off renewable power is green washing.
Unsupported assertion, and odd given that the answers to your questions could refute it. All else being equal, renewable power reduces pollution compared to the alternatives. If you think they're doing it for appearances, feel free to present evidence for that.
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Is the plant built of renewable steel?
Ha ha ha. Yes, they grow the steel on steel trees with organic fertilizers.
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Do the batteries use renewable nickel?
They don't use nickel at all. They use recyclable lithium. There are some fairly low-impact ways of getting it (like evaporated seawater). The more of it that goes into service, the less it will have to be produced. Even optimistic scenarios for EV penetration in the transport sector show lithium production declining within years as recycling replaces production. The packs the automakers building now will generally have lifecycles measured in decades, after which >90% of the material will go back for remanufacturing.
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Do the trucks delivering the parts run off renewable diesel?
Probably not yet. But the trend is toward lower-impact designs throughout the sector, especially with OEMs that are leading that transition. BMW just announced yesterday that it had built a 40-ton electric truck to shuttle parts from one plant to another.
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I bet the 50% number stands up well in an in depth analysis.
Back to my initial point, which I thought was clear enough: without actually doing the analysis, we'd both be unwise to support specific figures for the industry or this specific plant. The historical average has likely changed, and will to continue to change, for known reasons.

I think the question is whether he would have built a new factory anyway or whether he just built a new one to have it run on solar. If he would have built it anyway but has converted the plans to make it greener, then great! If he's demolished a perfectly good one to build this one, then it is greenwashing at it's most reprehensible.
For their first facility, they took a derelict plant from a former joint venture between two other automakers and rebuilt it (and with much more efficient, low-impact processes than most). The next phase in growth required a unique approach that wouldn't work in any existing facilities - the scale alone precludes it.
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Just like buying a car: if you were going to buy a new one anyway, by all means choose an Eco model, but don't scrap your old car just to upgrade.
Couldn't agree more.

I'm not trying to talk everyone here into buying a Tesla, nor am I about to do so myself, but a lot of the snark toward them seems to be based on fundamental misconceptions of the company's charter. Feel free to disagree with their strategy or methods, but it's an established fact that profiting from high-end luxury EVs is a means to an end, with the end being mass production of low-impact, affordable cars to replace today's gas engines. I do strongly support EV adoption, and they've done a lot to make other car manufacturers take the idea seriously, which is good for all of us in the long run.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2624 on: July 17, 2015, 02:24:39 PM »
Running off renewable power is green washing.
Unsupported assertion, and odd given that the answers to your questions could refute it. All else being equal, renewable power reduces pollution compared to the alternatives. If you think they're doing it for appearances, feel free to present evidence for that.
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Is the plant built of renewable steel?
Ha ha ha. Yes, they grow the steel on steel trees with organic fertilizers.
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Do the batteries use renewable nickel?
They don't use nickel at all. They use recyclable lithium. There are some fairly low-impact ways of getting it (like evaporated seawater). The more of it that goes into service, the less it will have to be produced. Even optimistic scenarios for EV penetration in the transport sector show lithium production declining within years as recycling replaces production. The packs the automakers building now will generally have lifecycles measured in decades, after which >90% of the material will go back for remanufacturing.
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Do the trucks delivering the parts run off renewable diesel?
Probably not yet. But the trend is toward lower-impact designs throughout the sector, especially with OEMs that are leading that transition. BMW just announced yesterday that it had built a 40-ton electric truck to shuttle parts from one plant to another.
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I bet the 50% number stands up well in an in depth analysis.
Back to my initial point, which I thought was clear enough: without actually doing the analysis, we'd both be unwise to support specific figures for the industry or this specific plant. The historical average has likely changed, and will to continue to change, for known reasons.

I think the question is whether he would have built a new factory anyway or whether he just built a new one to have it run on solar. If he would have built it anyway but has converted the plans to make it greener, then great! If he's demolished a perfectly good one to build this one, then it is greenwashing at it's most reprehensible.
For their first facility, they took a derelict plant from a former joint venture between two other automakers and rebuilt it (and with much more efficient, low-impact processes than most). The next phase in growth required a unique approach that wouldn't work in any existing facilities - the scale alone precludes it.
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Just like buying a car: if you were going to buy a new one anyway, by all means choose an Eco model, but don't scrap your old car just to upgrade.
Couldn't agree more.

I'm not trying to talk everyone here into buying a Tesla, nor am I about to do so myself, but a lot of the snark toward them seems to be based on fundamental misconceptions of the company's charter. Feel free to disagree with their strategy or methods, but it's an established fact that profiting from high-end luxury EVs is a means to an end, with the end being mass production of low-impact, affordable cars to replace today's gas engines. I do strongly support EV adoption, and they've done a lot to make other car manufacturers take the idea seriously, which is good for all of us in the long run.



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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2625 on: July 17, 2015, 10:34:29 PM »
I have nothing against Tesla. I've ridden in one. It was awesome. And we are putting in a Tesla charging station at work. But the post I was responding to stated that 50% of a car's lifecycle energy consumption comes from building it. I was arguing in support of this. The steel, copper, nickel (Prius) / lithium (Tesla), aluminum, foam, control components, etc. have to be extracted, refined, fabricated, transported, and assembled. The plant's steel, concrete, copper, glass, etc. have to go through the same process.  All this takes energy.

And that is why it is reasonable to believe that 50% of a car's lifecycle energy consumption comes from building it.
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« Reply #2626 on: July 18, 2015, 09:46:15 AM »
And that is why it is reasonable to believe that 50% of a car's lifecycle energy consumption comes from building it. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
According to Argonne national labs study
A mid range steel car is about 65GJ to manufacture and 6GJ to recylce and uses 960GJ for a 120,000 mi life.
A car with a lot of aluminium uses 10% more energy to make, less to recycle and 12% less fuel during it's life (also Aluminium is only practical to make where the electricity is hydro)

65GJ is about the energy in 500gallons of gasoline - at 100% efficiency.


Figures from toyota for a gasoline vehicle:
Driving 72 percent
Fuel production 8 percent
Vehicle production 6 percent
Material production 12 percent





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« Reply #2627 on: July 18, 2015, 02:36:27 PM »
Would you happen to have a link for that?  I looked on the anl.gov website and could not find it.
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« Reply #2628 on: July 18, 2015, 02:45:56 PM »
I think the question is whether he would have built a new factory anyway or whether he just built a new one to have it run on solar. If he would have built it anyway but has converted the plans to make it greener, then great! If he's demolished a perfectly good one to build this one, then it is greenwashing at it's most reprehensible.

Just like buying a car: if you were going to buy a new one anyway, by all means choose an Eco model, but don't scrap your old car just to upgrade.
It's new construction.

Yeah, the Gigafactory will produce more Li-ion batteries than the entire world combined does today. It's necessary to build the 500,000 cars and Tesla PowerWalls they want to sell, and will dramatically reduce the cost of batteries. It's a big deal.

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« Reply #2629 on: July 18, 2015, 02:52:27 PM »
(also Aluminium is only practical to make where the electricity is hydro)

Or geothermal. They make about a million tons per year of aluminum ingots in Iceland where the geothermal energy is very plentiful. It's a great idea. Otherwise the energy would just be wasted.

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« Reply #2630 on: July 18, 2015, 03:32:51 PM »
Would you happen to have a link for that?  I looked on the anl.gov website and could not find it.

Was from an old posting on physics forums, the anl sirte seems to have link rot for everything.
The only valid link I could find was http://www.transportation.anl.gov/pdfs/TA/106.pdf

Their main site is http://www.transportation.anl.gov/ The vehivle lifecycle data is now behind a login page.
You cna validate the rough numbers though from just the energy cost of making steel and the number of man-hours it takes to build a car

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2631 on: July 20, 2015, 09:44:49 AM »
DW is still mildly pissed at her brother & sister-in-law for their 'dream' destination wedding that she had to shell out a lot of money she didn't have to be a part of.

We were invited (extended family) to a wedding where after all the out of state resort reservations were made, money spent - and then the bride and groom called it all off at the last second. People were locked into their travel plans in most cases.

The next time the groom married (diff girl), the wedding was still hundreds of miles away. We went - again - but didn't stay very long. Nuptials, dinner, and things got rowdy and bawdy (alcohol) - and the center of the spectacle were people we didn't even really know. Time to pack up the kids and head back to the hotel. We were wallflowers at that point anyhow. Were not motivated to stay and watch them twerking with each other. SMH. Somebody's 50-something Mom was grinding with her step-son... No thanks... Bye!

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« Reply #2632 on: July 20, 2015, 10:12:43 AM »
We were invited (extended family) to a wedding where after all the out of state resort reservations were made, money spent - and then the bride and groom called it all off at the last second. People were locked into their travel plans in most cases.

The next time the groom married (diff girl), the wedding was still hundreds of miles away.
If you said "bride" instead of "groom" I would swear I was related to this person. First wedding: ~1400 miles away, called it off at the last minute. We went for a visit anyway (we have a lot of family in that area so it wasn't so bad). Sort of hilariously, some distant relative showed up for the wedding while we were there because they forgot to tell her it was canceled. Ouch.

However many years later, she got married for real, this time a destination resort wedding over 2000 miles away. I didn't go to the second one. Now that I am older I've decided that it's ridiculous to travel that far for a wedding (nevermind the expense) unless you really and truly deeply care that the person in question is getting married.
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« Reply #2633 on: July 20, 2015, 11:45:36 AM »
I saw a GoFundMe for a chick trying to raise money to get out of her DUI charges.  Super classy.

There was recently a road-rage-induced hit-and-run against a cyclist here in Atlanta. (Last I heard, the cyclist had emerged from his coma and is now re-learning motor skills.) Once they found the car involved, which was hidden under a tarp in a parking deck, it was determined that it belonged to the girlfriend of the perpetrator. She's been charged with "tampering with evidence" because she helped hide the car.

That asshole had the audacity to try to get her legal expenses crowdfunded!

Quote from: GoFundMe
"As you may or may not know, I've been accused of charges in a high profile case that has sucked up a vast amount of my funds (and my family) for finishing college and personal bills. Because of a crime someone else has done, I may be facing 5 years plus in jail for allegedly "tampering with evidence" With God on my side and a great lawyer, I have to come up with $3,000 after paying a $2,500 bail that I'm still paying on. I'm never the one to put my "business" in the street, but The Bible says, "When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom (Proverbs 11:2)." With that said, I need help! End of story, no sugar coating to it. I'm humble enough to know that when I need help, I need to ask for it so I just pray that out of the kindness of everyone's heart you can please give whatever you can to help me beat this case and win this victory that I KNOW God has already taken care of!"

(Luckily, once a few people complained, the page got taken down.)

I just LOVE the quotation of biblical scripture used in the crowd funding appeal. Never mind that they have apparently missed the main tenants of Christianity and the Ten Commandants with their behavior (nearly killing a person and then trying to avoid responsibility).

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« Reply #2634 on: July 20, 2015, 12:03:22 PM »
I saw a GoFundMe for a chick trying to raise money to get out of her DUI charges.  Super classy.

There was recently a road-rage-induced hit-and-run against a cyclist here in Atlanta. (Last I heard, the cyclist had emerged from his coma and is now re-learning motor skills.) Once they found the car involved, which was hidden under a tarp in a parking deck, it was determined that it belonged to the girlfriend of the perpetrator. She's been charged with "tampering with evidence" because she helped hide the car.

That asshole had the audacity to try to get her legal expenses crowdfunded!

Quote from: GoFundMe
"As you may or may not know, I've been accused of charges in a high profile case that has sucked up a vast amount of my funds (and my family) for finishing college and personal bills. Because of a crime someone else has done, I may be facing 5 years plus in jail for allegedly "tampering with evidence" With God on my side and a great lawyer, I have to come up with $3,000 after paying a $2,500 bail that I'm still paying on. I'm never the one to put my "business" in the street, but The Bible says, "When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom (Proverbs 11:2)." With that said, I need help! End of story, no sugar coating to it. I'm humble enough to know that when I need help, I need to ask for it so I just pray that out of the kindness of everyone's heart you can please give whatever you can to help me beat this case and win this victory that I KNOW God has already taken care of!"

(Luckily, once a few people complained, the page got taken down.)

I just LOVE the quotation of biblical scripture used in the crowd funding appeal. Never mind that they have apparently missed the main tenants of Christianity and the Ten Commandants with their behavior (nearly killing a person and then trying to avoid responsibility).

I'm confused, so the women owns the car that was used in a hit-and-run on a cyclist and then she helped him hide it in a parking ramp with a tarp (I'm guessing until the heat died down). Has the man been charged for assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run, and many more offenses?

That said, I am glad that gf is being charged. Do you know if she is claiming that she is innocent of all this? Is she saying that her bf lied to her, or that she has a perfectly innocent reason that she hide her car in a ramp with a tarp over it?

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« Reply #2635 on: July 20, 2015, 12:04:06 PM »
TENETS. Deeply held principles, that is.
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« Reply #2636 on: July 20, 2015, 02:49:47 PM »
I'm totally against "push presents" (for the concept and the horribly tacky name), but I'm on board with the pre-baby vacation idea. Not somewhere too far  away, perhaps, but it's a nice idea. My husband and I went to a B&B about two hours from home before baby 1 was born. So nice and relaxing. And swimming in a cool mountain lake while pregnant? Absolutely amazing.

We took a weekend away right before baby #1. Took my DW hiking... That is we walked a couple of miles to and from a waterfall. Was fun for her to answer folks who asked when she was due. She'd say something like "next week". And they'd stare at her and say "and you are HIKING?".

We think movement in moderation does a body good. Your body will tell you what its limits are.

FWIW she did natural delivery both pregnancies, no drugs. Not any drama either. She just focused on the task and delivered our boys. I was wide eyed the first time. I knew the basic biology and anatomy but I certainly never attended a birth. ;)

We received practical gifts from family, friends and coworkers but nothing luxury related (thank you!). The ladies at work gave us a baby shower which was certainly welcome. Good people. The best gifts were hand-me-downs from DW's sisters. Kids clothes enough to clothe an army. We passed them along to a couple of friends who did the same. BIG money saver for all of us.
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« Reply #2637 on: July 21, 2015, 04:02:14 PM »
TENETS. Deeply held principles, that is.
Tenants are the people who will pay for my early retirement.

Still necroposting, I see. I'm not mad... I'm just *dramatic sigh* disappointed.

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« Reply #2638 on: July 22, 2015, 08:24:53 PM »
A high school classmate of mine just posted a story the hometown newspaper wrote on his parents' purchase of a Tesla.  Granted, I understand the potential for the technology and admit their "green" potential, but the quote went something like:

"More people should consider the purchase of a Tesla.  They really ARE so good for the environment!"

Slow news day?

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« Reply #2639 on: July 23, 2015, 05:25:08 AM »
A high school classmate of mine just posted a story the hometown newspaper wrote on his parents' purchase of a Tesla.  Granted, I understand the potential for the technology and admit their "green" potential, but the quote went something like:

"More people should consider the purchase of a Tesla.  They really ARE so good for the environment!"

Slow news day?

Probably a small town. My hometown would totally do this. My mother started stocking a new product line in her store and it was front page news.


Oh, yeah. Various hobbies and collections, feature stores on great cooks (nominated by their families)... Full page spread for that sort of thing, once a week (in a weekly).

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« Reply #2640 on: July 23, 2015, 06:34:35 AM »
I saw a GoFundMe for a chick trying to raise money to get out of her DUI charges.  Super classy.

There was recently a road-rage-induced hit-and-run against a cyclist here in Atlanta. (Last I heard, the cyclist had emerged from his coma and is now re-learning motor skills.) Once they found the car involved, which was hidden under a tarp in a parking deck, it was determined that it belonged to the girlfriend of the perpetrator. She's been charged with "tampering with evidence" because she helped hide the car.

That asshole had the audacity to try to get her legal expenses crowdfunded!

Quote from: GoFundMe
"As you may or may not know, I've been accused of charges in a high profile case that has sucked up a vast amount of my funds (and my family) for finishing college and personal bills. Because of a crime someone else has done, I may be facing 5 years plus in jail for allegedly "tampering with evidence" With God on my side and a great lawyer, I have to come up with $3,000 after paying a $2,500 bail that I'm still paying on. I'm never the one to put my "business" in the street, but The Bible says, "When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom (Proverbs 11:2)." With that said, I need help! End of story, no sugar coating to it. I'm humble enough to know that when I need help, I need to ask for it so I just pray that out of the kindness of everyone's heart you can please give whatever you can to help me beat this case and win this victory that I KNOW God has already taken care of!"

(Luckily, once a few people complained, the page got taken down.)

I just LOVE the quotation of biblical scripture used in the crowd funding appeal. Never mind that they have apparently missed the main tenants of Christianity and the Ten Commandants with their behavior (nearly killing a person and then trying to avoid responsibility).

I'm confused, so the women owns the car that was used in a hit-and-run on a cyclist and then she helped him hide it in a parking ramp with a tarp (I'm guessing until the heat died down). Has the man been charged for assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run, and many more offenses?

That said, I am glad that gf is being charged. Do you know if she is claiming that she is innocent of all this? Is she saying that her bf lied to her, or that she has a perfectly innocent reason that she hide her car in a ramp with a tarp over it?

So...we're not doing that 'innocent until proven guilty' thing anymore? I thought it was kind of the basis of our justice system.

I guess this will help us a lot with the cost of legal aid. Why spend money defending criminals?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2641 on: July 23, 2015, 06:44:19 AM »
Probably a small town. My hometown would totally do this. My mother started stocking a new product line in her store and it was front page news.


Oh, yeah. Various hobbies and collections, feature stores on great cooks (nominated by their families)... Full page spread for that sort of thing, once a week (in a weekly).

Oh I would love that. Our town's local newspaper front pages are normally stories like "Pensioners brutally attacked in their own homes" or "10 arrested in car hijacking gang". What I'd give for full page spreads about pie-cooking aunts.

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« Reply #2642 on: July 23, 2015, 07:32:46 AM »
So...we're not doing that 'innocent until proven guilty' thing anymore? I thought it was kind of the basis of our justice system.

I guess this will help us a lot with the cost of legal aid. Why spend money defending criminals?
I read up a bit (the story wasn't hard to find). According to the police, they had her on video doing it. Since nobody here is on the jury, and we're just making casual statements on an open forum, we have the luxury of being able to assume (and say) whatever we want about that. Of course, I would hope the actual jury withheld judgment until seeing said video, and considered it in light of the larger body of evidence.
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« Reply #2643 on: July 23, 2015, 09:41:40 AM »
So...we're not doing that 'innocent until proven guilty' thing anymore? I thought it was kind of the basis of our justice system.

I guess this will help us a lot with the cost of legal aid. Why spend money defending criminals?
I read up a bit (the story wasn't hard to find). According to the police, they had her on video doing it. Since nobody here is on the jury, and we're just making casual statements on an open forum, we have the luxury of being able to assume (and say) whatever we want about that. Of course, I would hope the actual jury withheld judgment until seeing said video, and considered it in light of the larger body of evidence.

Can you post a link to the story, or as a PM? My Googling failed.

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« Reply #2644 on: July 23, 2015, 04:53:41 PM »
Probably a small town. My hometown would totally do this. My mother started stocking a new product line in her store and it was front page news.


Oh, yeah. Various hobbies and collections, feature stores on great cooks (nominated by their families)... Full page spread for that sort of thing, once a week (in a weekly).

Oh I would love that. Our town's local newspaper front pages are normally stories like "Pensioners brutally attacked in their own homes" or "10 arrested in car hijacking gang". What I'd give for full page spreads about pie-cooking aunts.


It's actually pretty cool. I didn't know it was part of why I wanted to move out of the city at the time, but I do now.

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« Reply #2645 on: July 23, 2015, 08:06:51 PM »
Probably a small town. My hometown would totally do this. My mother started stocking a new product line in her store and it was front page news.


Oh, yeah. Various hobbies and collections, feature stores on great cooks (nominated by their families)... Full page spread for that sort of thing, once a week (in a weekly).

Oh I would love that. Our town's local newspaper front pages are normally stories like "Pensioners brutally attacked in their own homes" or "10 arrested in car hijacking gang". What I'd give for full page spreads about pie-cooking aunts.


It's actually pretty cool. I didn't know it was part of why I wanted to move out of the city at the time, but I do now.

Lol my wife is on the front page of the town  paper all the time. I always tease her about being a town A-lister. It is a lot of fun. Our editor is a pretty cool (sometimes a little crazy) old man.
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« Reply #2646 on: July 23, 2015, 09:01:03 PM »
Probably a small town. My hometown would totally do this. My mother started stocking a new product line in her store and it was front page news.


Oh, yeah. Various hobbies and collections, feature stores on great cooks (nominated by their families)... Full page spread for that sort of thing, once a week (in a weekly).

Oh I would love that. Our town's local newspaper front pages are normally stories like "Pensioners brutally attacked in their own homes" or "10 arrested in car hijacking gang". What I'd give for full page spreads about pie-cooking aunts.

Damn, sorry to hear that!  I live in Canada's most violent city (Saskatoon, SK) and we get a hell of a lot of the former in our newspaper.

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« Reply #2647 on: July 23, 2015, 09:22:42 PM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

My mother has a Passat wagon.  They are not made any longer.  I told her I have dibs.  I'm a man.

You probably know this but the rest of the world outside the USA gets wagon (estate cars) versions of just about every sedan we can buy here in the USA.

Chevy Cruze, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion (Mondeo), Civic, etc... And the manual transmission can be had in all of these places too...

Our #1 car choice next time is a VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI (diesel) with a six speed manual transmission. The turbo deisel CR-V with a 6MT would also be high on my list but we aren't allowed to buy them here in the USA- Land of the Free.

Land of the free my.... ;) Can't have the CR-V imported but the good 'ole boys can "roll coal" in their domestic branded pickups. Check out You Tube if you don't know what that means. ;)

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« Reply #2648 on: July 24, 2015, 12:57:57 AM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

My mother has a Passat wagon.  They are not made any longer.  I told her I have dibs.  I'm a man.

You probably know this but the rest of the world outside the USA gets wagon (estate cars) versions of just about every sedan we can buy here in the USA.

Chevy Cruze, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion (Mondeo), Civic, etc... And the manual transmission can be had in all of these places too...

Our #1 car choice next time is a VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI (diesel) with a six speed manual transmission. The turbo deisel CR-V with a 6MT would also be high on my list but we aren't allowed to buy them here in the USA- Land of the Free.

Land of the free my.... ;) Can't have the CR-V imported but the good 'ole boys can "roll coal" in their domestic branded pickups. Check out You Tube if you don't know what that means. ;)

I'm partial to the Audi A4 Avant, and don't even get me started on the Volvo V70. SA isn't much of a country for wagons/estates either, they prefer their bakkies (pickups) or SUVs. We got the Camry because the boot width puts it into wagon territory but the lack of vertical storage is often a pain.

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« Reply #2649 on: July 24, 2015, 05:28:28 AM »
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Our #1 car choice next time is a VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI (diesel) with a six speed manual transmission. The turbo deisel CR-V with a 6MT would also be high on my list but we aren't allowed to buy them here in the USA- Land of the Free.

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Great choice! We have a Jetta Sportwagon TDI and a regular Jetta TDI.  Both average between 45 and 50 miles per gallon (depending on who is driving ;) ) Going to have these babies for a loooooong time!
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