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Author Topic: Things that made you sad today thread.  (Read 4757791 times)

wierd

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116205 on: August 30, 2019, 09:49:57 am »

Americans have a love affair with SUVs.

Again, 80% of US residents live in cities, and have no legit need to drive an SUV as their primary vehicle.

Despite that, SUVs outsold normal cars in 2018 by a fair amount.
https://santanderconsumerusa.com/blog/most-popular-suvs-trucks-cars-in-america-right-now


Why buy a vehicle that:

1) Costs more to drive
2) Costs more to insure
3) Costs more to service
4) Is louder
5) Pollutes more

If you live (statistically) in a city, and cannot get highway mileage?

Answer: VROOM

See also
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0THMwP_MXE

That's why I say its about the sexual insecurities.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2019, 09:52:24 am by wierd »
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116206 on: August 30, 2019, 09:56:36 am »

This scares me. Honestly, if the government was imposing such drastic measures like "no electricity, no running water, nothing modern", I'd much rather end myself rather than live in a world stuck in the Dark Ages.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116207 on: August 30, 2019, 09:57:12 am »

Americans have a love affair with SUVs.

Again, 80% of US residents live in cities, and have no legit need to drive an SUV as their primary vehicle.

Despite that, SUVs outsold normal cars in 2018 by a fair amount.
https://santanderconsumerusa.com/blog/most-popular-suvs-trucks-cars-in-america-right-now


Why buy a vehicle that:

1) Costs more to drive
2) Costs more to insure
3) Costs more to service
4) Is louder
5) Pollutes more

If you live (statistically) in a city, and cannot get highway mileage?

Answer: VROOM

See also
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0THMwP_MXE

That's why I say its about the sexual insecurities.
Behaviors like this are why I find humans confusing

wierd

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116208 on: August 30, 2019, 10:06:15 am »

Me too.

... Me too...
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116209 on: August 30, 2019, 10:55:04 am »

AND-- since you brought it up--

Even IF all the power generated going into EVs was generated by coal, the efficiency increase over gasoline engines would at the least cut (our) CO2 emissions in half.
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/10/electric-car-myth-buster-efficiency/

Quote from: from that article:
not counting the efficiency of the power generation

Of course, let's ignore the single most important aspect. Let's ignore everything that doesn't suit our narrative. That's a very reliable piece of journalism.

Let me state my position clearly. I 'm not against electric vehicles, they can and should become the future of our transportation. But let's not fool ourselves, we won't magically save the planet by buying one. With the current state of affairs it doesn't matter what type of vehicle you use, because all of them burn fossil fuels.

Increasing the efficiency is a stop gap measure. It's helping of course but doesn't solve the problem.

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116210 on: August 30, 2019, 11:03:36 am »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_fuel_power_station

COAL & Oil: ~ 36% energy efficiency

Gas powered: ~56 - 60%

(Which is pretty fucking close to the Carnot efficiency maximum of 64%, which *ALL* thermal difference engines are subject to.)
https://www.e-education.psu.edu/egee102/node/1942


Internal combustion engine: "Big news!" improvement, up to 38%.
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1091436_toyota-gasoline-engine-achieves-thermal-efficiency-of-38-percent

(but if we are gonna be picking nits on this, you also have to factor in the fuel expense costs of shipping the refined fuel to gas stations, vs shipping it via rail to the power plant, and also the % waste at the refinery.)


So, how many dirty plants are coal/oil, and how many are nat-gas in the US?
27.4% in 2019 for coal
35.1% in 2019 for NatGas
https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

(with ~40% being various "other" not from fossil fuel.)

So whoosh batter. try again.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116211 on: August 30, 2019, 11:08:05 am »

It's gotta be that roomy trunk space for all them groceries
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116212 on: August 30, 2019, 11:24:07 am »

There's a joke here, but I'm a little uncertain how to finish it... So, rather than do it myself, I'll provide you (the audience) with a list of three choices, and you can pick whichever punchline you prefer.

Here are the options (in varying degrees of poor taste):
It's gotta be that roomy trunk space for all them groceries
  • Magnum condoms
  • High-caliber fully automatic assault freedoms
  • Children

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116213 on: August 30, 2019, 11:26:41 am »

There's a joke here, but I'm a little uncertain how to finish it... So, rather than do it myself, I'll provide you (the audience) with a list of three choices, and you can pick whichever punchline you prefer.

Here are the options (in varying degrees of poor taste):
It's gotta be that roomy trunk space for all them groceries
  • Magnum condoms
  • High-caliber fully automatic assault freedoms
  • Children

I prefer, option 4-- "Fat asses"
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116214 on: August 30, 2019, 12:04:16 pm »

There's a joke here, but I'm a little uncertain how to finish it... So, rather than do it myself, I'll provide you (the audience) with a list of three choices, and you can pick whichever punchline you prefer.

  • Magnum condoms
  • High-caliber fully automatic assault freedoms
  • Children

If number one quit slipping off, they wouldn't have number three.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116215 on: August 30, 2019, 12:07:17 pm »

......

Can you even understand what the data you just quoted say?

63% of US's electricity is produced using some form of conventional fuel (coal,oil or natural gas).  63% of the increased demand for electricity, that would result from swapping to electric cars, would have to be covered by those very same power plants. It might be better than burning fuel directly into your car but the pollution is still there, spewing out from each power plant.

If you want to push for something, push for swapping to renewable energy sources.

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116216 on: August 30, 2019, 01:03:11 pm »

There's a joke here, but I'm a little uncertain how to finish it... So, rather than do it myself, I'll provide you (the audience) with a list of three choices, and you can pick whichever punchline you prefer.

Here are the options (in varying degrees of poor taste):
It's gotta be that roomy trunk space for all them groceries
  • Magnum condoms
  • High-caliber fully automatic assault freedoms
  • Children
As an American, I find
  • High-caliber fully automatic assault freedoms
as the funniest punchline

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116217 on: August 30, 2019, 01:05:13 pm »

There's a joke here, but I'm a little uncertain how to finish it... So, rather than do it myself, I'll provide you (the audience) with a list of three choices, and you can pick whichever punchline you prefer.

  • Magnum condoms
  • High-caliber fully automatic assault freedoms
  • Children

If number one quit slipping off, they wouldn't have number three.

Thatís what number two is for. /winner of the jokes in poor taste competition
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116218 on: August 30, 2019, 01:35:56 pm »

Why has this thread gone the way it has?

That is one of my many sads for today.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116219 on: August 30, 2019, 01:44:00 pm »

Why has this thread gone the way it has?

That is one of my many sads for today.
Dark humor lightens our days. Don't mean to bum you out, sorry. :(
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