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NanoKhuma 2 points ago +2 / -0

Weight distribution and available space, mostly. Given we build EVs with the expectation that the battery rarely needs replaced or serviced, the battery is usually overbuilt to provide longer life and drive distance, which can cause flipping issues if it was built higher up.

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NanoKhuma 4 points ago +4 / -0

I know a large enough wood gasifier setup can run a gasoline engine.

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NanoKhuma 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not even after the holiday season, but during it, that's how you know it's real bad.

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NanoKhuma 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not all Gen Z! I for one turned out well enough to end up here.

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NanoKhuma 8 points ago +8 / -0

Not just that, but who is required to buy into the scam, no other options here.

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NanoKhuma 2 points ago +2 / -0

Maybe the fence post up his ass is finally poking at his brain?

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NanoKhuma 12 points ago +12 / -0

Glad to see the board has readjusted for the most part, I personally hate logging on with the doomer brigade out in force.

Thanks mods for your hard work!

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NanoKhuma 2 points ago +2 / -0

I've been telling people IRL to expect escalations like crazy in the next 2 months if Republicans made any real ground with the election, might this be a symptom of the escalations beginning?

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NanoKhuma 1 point ago +1 / -0

A RINO who does what we want 5% of the time is still better than a Dem who does it 0% of the time.

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NanoKhuma 1 point ago +1 / -0

Because the Feds totally don't want Insurrection powers justified with the normies.

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NanoKhuma 4 points ago +4 / -0

I've already hopped over to Cloudflare in the meantime, since 1.1.1.1 is running A-OK.

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NanoKhuma 3 points ago +3 / -0

"...but stump for Elon now, you're a fool, and you will accept his Mark of the Beast app."

If you'd have started with that, we'd be a lot more clear on why you don't like Musk.

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NanoKhuma 6 points ago +6 / -0

Currently Tesla has 3 battery manufactures besides itself, Panasonic, LG, and CATL, with the BYD deal never officially confirmed. Currently, LG and CATL are both the suppliers for made in China Tesla models, and Panasonic and Tesla itself are the main suppliers for American made models. At present, CATL's contributions to Tesla's batteries is limited to cobalt-free Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, with the extended range Lithium Ion batteries being sourced from LG instead. In addition, we have Tesla's Q1 report from this year. From this, we can glean on page 8 under Battery, Powertrain & Manufacturing that half their currently used batteries are lithium iron phosphate, with predominately the extended range batteries using Li-Ion battery tech. Clearly, if we are to lambast Chinese companies for using child labor in mining cobalt, Tesla has already gotten ahead of the curve and has eliminated cobalt from leaking in via 3rd party Chinese sources.

And, if you want to assume every part is tainted with Chinese child-mined cobalt, do you know who else makes EVs with batteries sourced from CATL? Honda, Hyundai, BMW, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, GM, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz. Essentially every single major automobile manufacturer uses battery components sourced from CATL.

Finally, you're falling into the liberal trapping of conflating the use of a tool for bad things with the tool itself being bad. Just because someone uses a gun to murder an innocent doesn't mean that all guns are bad, just like because someone used mRNA to further a depopulation agenda means that all mRNA will be bad. It'd be one thing if Musk was able to skip nearly every clinical trial, and was using the threat of government force to force you to take the mRNA against your will, it's another if he's making an mRNA rabies vaccine that you likely wouldn't ever have to take under normal circumstances, and would still likely have the option for the "normal" one decades after the fact.

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NanoKhuma 8 points ago +9 / -1

Learn to read your own postings, it says at least Tesla, Volkswagen, Toyota, Lucid and Rivian are relying on both CATL and BYD for these battery packs made with child labor. If you want to have a mature conversation about why you think it's a Tesla specific problem, we can, but right now it's not a good look with the "HAHA pwned!!!" response.

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NanoKhuma 2 points ago +2 / -0

I disagree with the assertion that money isn't supposed to sit idle. Money is to "useful work" as a battery is to a generator, it stores past effort for future use. That's why historically, metals like silver or gold were used for money, and not say, pieces of animal pelts, because of metal's durability and relative scarcity, preserving the value of work over time.

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NanoKhuma 2 points ago +2 / -0

My guy do you not understand the concept of interest? Just like interest on borrowed money, you gotta pay interest to borrow stock, and "meme" stocks like GME have some of the worst interest rates for borrowing on the market. Plenty of people are probably underwater on their position due to that alone.

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NanoKhuma 8 points ago +8 / -0

This.

Futures markets are almost always hardcore B/S because most of the participants playing them are day traders, not companies/individuals using futures to hedge on their input costs for business. This sound similar to how oil prices went "negative" in 2020, where the day traders were all abandoning ship because they couldn't actually take delivery on the future contracts they owned.

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NanoKhuma 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's something a groomer would say, you know if they still work around kids?

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