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It's ironic that the first car old man Porsche invented was an electric car.

...and the first Studebaker was electric...
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Not really. Maybe you don't know your Pokemon too well, since Zapdos would be a much better choice.
In other news, I like how people completely forget that technology has to start somewhere... I mean, I thought this was a computer enthusiast site? Ya know, the kind of people that actually remember when x86 CPUs had their clockspeeds measured in MHz, harddrives were measured in MBs, and RAM was measured in KBs?

...THIS...

I have said this same thing many times. We are at the START of this technology. Sure electric cars as a concept have been around for a very long time, but there has been zero motivation or incentive to advance the technology until recently. Companies now try to advance that technology and people complain... People who have neither the money or desire to own one of those vehicles, yet they still complain.... It's a freaking comedy.
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Well how delightfully Pollyanic! thumb.gif

well SOMEONE had to counteract your cynicism thumb.gif
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well SOMEONE had to counteract your cynicism thumb.gif

I am sorry that you mistake realistic evaluation based on life experience for cynicism. If you think that somehow people having a few more sheckles in their pockets than the "Average Joe" somehow makes them more honest, you have a whole lot of catching up to do. By that Pollyanic measure the Trillionaire criminals who run the fraudulent worldwide banking system would be "Ghandiesque".
    
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What are the chances of people on a car forum being more educated about cars than on a overclocking forum?
Maybe you should assert your not so obvious knowledge instead of implying it. No one knows what you are talking about.

read title of thread. then realize its impossible for the whole pack to go bad at once as its made up of a gazillion little cells.


didnt realize i had to explain somthing that was pertaining to this thread.

this article has been disproven already by another site. just more sensationalist electric car hate. that was the meaning of my comment.
Edited by NKrader - 2/28/12 at 12:40pm
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Originally Posted by Nintendo Maniac 64 View Post

If it's a general car forum, then you're right. But when I said "pretrol-head", I mean the kind that are very much into your traditional ICE vehicles. A good amount of those people laugh at anything that doesn't run gasoline or diesel.
For a computer analogy, it'd be like people laughing at anything that doesn't run on x86.

Bad analogy...

The engine (aka processor) of today's cars is much more advanced than the engine in the cars produced a couple decades ago. Better life span, better mileage, lighter and smaller with the same HP with less cc's.
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Bad analogy...
The engine (aka processor) of today's cars is much more advanced than the engine in the cars produced a couple decades ago. Better life span, better mileage, lighter and smaller with the same HP with less cc's.

I think it's a sound analogy.

The CPU of today's computers is much more advanced than the CPU in the PCs produced a couple decades ago. Better clockrates, lower vcores, lighter and smaller with the same IPC with less battery consumption.
 
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I think it's a sound analogy.
The CPU of today's computers is much more advanced than the CPU in the PCs produced a couple decades ago. Better clockrates, lower vcores, lighter and smaller with the same IPC with less battery consumption.

Agree with the CPU, but the same can be said of that petrol engine. Better HP, lighter, uses less gas, etc.

A better analogy might have been to cite leaded vs unleaded gas but that is the fuel not the engine/processor. The comparison didn't sound right is all since both devices have made huge advancements.
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A better analogy might have been to cite leaded vs unleaded gas but that is the fuel not the engine/processor. The comparison didn't sound right is all since both devices have made huge advancements.

Well, the way I was looking at it was comparing x86 to something like ARM. Even though RISC-based is nearly just as old, it's only been recently that it has seen such a strong amount of R&D go into it - the same goes for electric vehicles. And both x86 and the ICE have had a large amount of advances since then, but in the same way, that doesn't mean ARM or EVs are something to just blow off.


EDIT: I just realized, the connection goes even deeper. x86 and ICE are relatively large and complex. Meanwhile ARM and EVs are much simpler all around.
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