Is Canada ready for the coming electric vehicle revolution?


Hoid
#1351
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Besides, shifting the planet's economic power centres from the various oil patches around the globe to a few Rare Earth mines in China might not be a sensible move, at this time.

Now, if a big Rare Earth deposit is happened upon somewhere in Canada .... we're Uber alles!

Under development in Quebec/Labrador
 
JLM
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#1352
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Besides, shifting the planet's economic power centres from the various oil patches around the globe to a few Rare Earth mines in China might not be a sensible move, at this time.


I would say the wisest solution is to make use of all available resources, especially ones that provide revenue.
 
Curious Cdn
#1353
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I would say the wisest solution is to make use of all available resources, especially ones that provide revenue.

You mean like strip mining coal and burning it, everywhere again?
 
JLM
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#1354
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You mean like strip mining coal and burning it, everywhere again?


Where and if there's a benefit (but why would you pose a question to a "wee brain"?)
 
Curious Cdn
#1355
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Where and if there's a benefit (but why would you pose a question to a "wee brain"?)

Whether there is a "benefit" or not is purely subjective.

If you don't believe in the dangers of elevated atmospheric carbon or the environmental degradation of strip mining whole mountain ranges, it's a benefit.

If you think that those things are wrong, you will see them as crimes.
 
JLM
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#1356
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Whether there is a "benefit" or not is purely subjective.

If you don't believe in the dangers of elevated atmospheric carbon or the environmental degradation of strip mining whole mountain ranges, it's a benefit.

If you think that those things are wrong, you will see them as crimes.


1. Pretty well ALL benefits are subjective (otherwise there'd be no need for a dozen political parties)
2. Pretty much every activity has some downside to it and some benefit.
3. I doubt it - drinking too much pop can be seen as wrong but that doesn't make it a crime!
Perhaps there's a philosophy course offered somewhere near you which might enhance your thought process.
 
Curious Cdn
#1357
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

1. Pretty well ALL benefits are subjective (otherwise there'd be no need for a dozen political parties)
2. Pretty much every activity has some downside to it and some benefit.
3. I doubt it - drinking too much pop can be seen as wrong but that doesn't make it a crime!
Perhaps there's a philosophy course offered somewhere near you which might enhance your thought process.

Oh, my grasp of the material is pretty good.
 
MHz
#1358
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Well.........................................


A LOT OF US are worried . . .

Are you at all worried that you refer to yourself in the plural. I love it as that is what a mentally ill person does.
https://counsellingresource.com/feat...nd-narcissism/
Illeism and Narcissism

Have you ever heard someone talk about themselves in the third person? That’s something called illeism, and while it’s probably a fair bet that not too many are familiar with this term, most of us have probably heard someone talk this way at one time or another. But what do you make of a person who references herself in this unusual manner? Is illeism a sure sign of narcissism? Lately, according to many political blogs, some folks seem to think so. But the truth is more complicated than that. The fact is, folks talk about themselves in this manner for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it can indeed be reflective of an inflated ego. But much of the time, it indicates something else entirely. So how can you tell what’s really going on with someone who references themselves in the third person? Fortunately, there are other, more reliable signs you might be dealing with a narcissist, and given how prevalent narcissists are these days and how problematic they can be in relationships, it’s a good idea to know those signs as well.
Illeism is most often employed as a literary device, and writers use it for a variety of purposes. Professionals crafting evaluative reports, for example, will often refer to themselves as “this writer” or some similar reference to deliberately avoid being viewed as rendering a purely subjective personal opinion as opposed to providing a more objective summary of evidence that has been assembled. Authors of novels use illeism with certain characters they’ve created as a stylistic tool, mostly for various types of emphasis. But it’s rare for people to employ illeism in common conversation. Because we all have our own unique ideas and experiences and prefer to speak for ourselves when we share what we think with others, we generally do so using what grammarians call the first person singular pronoun (i.e., making those “I” statements much touted in assertiveness training classes). In some cultures, there are actually occasions where speaking in the first person might even be considered either rude or impertinent. Of course there are those “royal” occasions where monarchs or other state officials use the first person plural form “we” instead of the typical singular form to denote that they’re not just speaking for themselves but rather for the masses as holder of a representative office. Still, it’s pretty unusual for the average person to use illeism. Most often when a person does so it’s because they’re being either defensive about or protecting a particular image. That’s why some think that folks who talk about themselves in the third person might actually be revealing their narcissism. For narcissists, of course, it’s always about image.
Just because someone is concerned about their social image, however, doesn’t make them a narcissist.
Just because someone is concerned about their social image, however, doesn’t make them a narcissist. People of genuine honor often guard their reputations with considerable passion. They may have worked very hard to forge their character and their public image as well, so they hate to see that image tarnished in any way. For that reason they might emphatically assert something like “John Smith is not the kind of man that would say or do a thing like that!” when defending themselves against unfounded accusations or other attempts at character assassination. But sometimes people who talk about themselves in the third person can in fact be displaying an air of haughtiness and grandeur. It’s their way of asserting that their very name or identity is important, inherently carrying significant social weight, and should command your respect. In recent years, several political figures have been criticized for that possibility; Bob Dole was famously parodied in popular TV sketch comedies for referring to himself repeatedly in the third person during his campaign for president of the United States. Recently, Donald Trump has also been criticized for illeism, and it’s his frequent referencing of himself in the third person that has so many of the blogs buzzing about how this reveals his narcissism.
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While some have suggested that illeistic people are most likely narcissistic, for a period of time in recent years there appeared a consensus among researchers that high usage of the first person singular personal pronoun was itself the more reliable indicator of narcissism. Most recently, this notion has lost support, even among the original researchers who came up with the notion. So it seems that how folks refer to themselves simply isn’t a reliable tip-off about their character. Fortunately, there are a few other and much more reliable signs you might be dealing with a narcissist, even if you’re not sure which of the two main types of narcissist they are (see “Two Types of Narcissism and How to Tell the Difference”).
For one thing, when speaking about themselves narcissists frequently “fish” for compliments, validation, approval, etc.. If they’re of the more “vulnerable,” neurotic variety, they get anxious and feel easily hurt or slighted if you fail to heed their invitations to stroke their ego, whereas if they’re the more “grandiose” or character disturbed type, they’ll show their disdain for you if you fail to recognize what they already know to be their greatness. (You can find much more information on narcissism and narcissistic characters in Character Disturbance.) Also, when talking about their affairs with others, narcissists will rarely acknowledge error or personal shortcomings. Somehow, they’re always right and everyone else is wrong. If they have a history of failures in their relationships it’s never their fault and always the other party’s — or it’s bad luck, bad timing, circumstance, etc. Lastly, it’s not so much how someone references themselves that will reveal their narcissism but rather how they regard and refer to you. If someone’s repeatedly ignoring, disregarding, or stepping all over your feelings (even if they claim it’s not “intentional”), or acting like you don’t exist, don’t count, or especially, don’t compare, you’re probably dealing with a narcissist, or at least someone with a fair degree of narcissism in their character. So, if you’re involved with someone who has the unusual habit of referring to themselves in the third person, beware for sure, but don’t necessarily panic. Be less concerned with how they reference themselves and more concerned about how they regard you and the other people in their lives. That’s the surer test of their character.
 
JLM
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#1359
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Oh, my grasp of the material is pretty good.


I'm sure you think it is!
 
MHz
#1360
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I'm sure you think it is!

Your posts show your comprehension level sucks.
 
Curious Cdn
#1361
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Your posts show your comprehension level sucks.

It's a little like interacting with a badly written bot.

JLM might be a downloadible app that was created as a college Nerd prank.
 
JLM
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#1362
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Your posts show your comprehension level sucks.


Everyone here knows your comprehension level sucks!
 
petros
+1
#1363
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Everyone here knows your comprehension level sucks!

Cognitive. He has cognitive problems.
 
spilledthebeer
#1364
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Under development in Quebec/Labrador




POOR STUPID hemerHOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He is fading into obsolescence and has not even noticed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He MISSED the big announcement from Alberta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Scientists there have FOUND A WAY....................................


to extract LARGE QUANTITIES of Hydrogen fuel from tar sands............................


WITHOUT producing a lot of pollution in the process!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In the past extracting hydrogen would produce huge quantities of Methane.................................


the new process works WITHOUT producing Methane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Scientists are now working to see if the process can operate efficiently....................................... ..


ON A COMMERCIAL SCALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!


If the process works on a large scale......................................


then Hydrogen fuel is the WAVE OF THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The use of hydrogen as a fuel means that the only tail pipe emissions will be WATER VAPOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A hydrogen fueled car would have similar range to a gas car...........................................



and the same ease of refueling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And a hydrogen car would NOT suffer from the crippling deterioration that a Lithium battery suffers from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In short - a hydrogen powered car would have all the strengths and NONE of the limitations of electric TOY cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The ONE FLAW in a hydrogen fueled car- IF YOU ARE A LIE-beral......................................


is that production of hydrogen cars will KILL the LIE-beral hope....................................


of RELENTLESSLY price gouging us on electricity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!



Who killed the electric car???????????????????????????????/


NOBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!


The electric car committed SUICIDE..........................................


after discovering how many technical limitations it had............................................


that COULD NOT BE OVERCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
JLM
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#1365
Certain amount of "Electric" shouldn't do any harm!
 
spilledthebeer
#1366
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Certain amount of "Electric" shouldn't do any harm!




OH FOOLISH and Joyless LIE-beral Monkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The LIE-beral DEVIL is in the details!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


It is the whole issue of FORCING electric TOY cars on us..........................


so that LIE-berals and electrical union HOGS can have a MONOPOLY on all things electric...........................


and thus be free to PRICE GOUGE US.......................................


and CRIPPLE OUR LIVES..............................



AT WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!


And that LIE-beral GREED and lust for power........................................


is POISONING ALL LIE-beral policy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



So called LIE-beral environmental policy.......................


has a LOT MORE to do with.................................


CREEPING SOCIALIST DICTATORSHIP........................


than it does with the environment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
JLM
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#1367
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

OH FOOLISH and Joyless LIE-beral Monkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I meant limited amount, Stupid!
 
MHz
#1368
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Everyone here knows your comprehension level sucks!

Do you often refer to yourself in the plural? That makes you mentally ill in case you missed that post.
 
JLM
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#1369
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Do you often refer to yourself in the plural? That makes you mentally ill in case you missed that post.


Where did I do that? Me bad!
 
spilledthebeer
#1370
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I meant limited amount, Stupid!




Oh?????????????????????


You are unable to express yourself precisely....................................


and are forced to issue corrections....................................... ....


but somehow I AM the stupid one................................



FOR FAILING TO INTUITIVELY GATHER YOUR MEANING????????????????????


Because of YOUR inarticulate expression OF YOUR THOUGHTS?????????????????????


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Hoid
#1371
The world is electrifying fast. Manufacturing processes, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and now airplanes are making the move to electrons that Edison predicted more than a century ago. And they are all doing so for much the same reasons: quieter operation, reduced maintenance requirements, better performance and efficiency, and a more flexible use of energy sources.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/transporta...ally-practical

European scientists developing axial-flux motor with amazing power density. About 5X the normal e vehicle standard.

The design allows for in-wheel mounting which would enable varying torque to each wheel in order to steer. Known as torque vectoring in aeronautics.
 
JLM
#1372
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Oh?????????????????????


You are unable to express yourself precisely....................................


and are forced to issue corrections....................................... ....


but somehow I AM the stupid one................................



FOR FAILING TO INTUITIVELY GATHER YOUR MEANING????????????????????


Because of YOUR inarticulate expression OF YOUR THOUGHTS?????????????????????


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That should be good for anything between 1% and 25%. The more leeway you give, the less likely you are to find yourself in arguments!
 
JLM
#1373
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The world is electrifying fast. Manufacturing processes, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and now airplanes are making the move to electrons that Edison predicted more than a century ago.


That will work alright until we near the end of the source. We don't have a lot of rivers left to dam up or habitant to inundate!
 
Hoid
#1374
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

That will work alright until we near the end of the source. We don't have a lot of rivers left to dam up or habitant to inundate!

sigh
 
JLM
#1375
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

sigh


Tired today?
 
spilledthebeer
#1376
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The world is electrifying fast. Manufacturing processes, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and now airplanes are making the move to electrons that Edison predicted more than a century ago. And they are all doing so for much the same reasons: quieter operation, reduced maintenance requirements, better performance and efficiency, and a more flexible use of energy sources.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/transporta...ally-practical

European scientists developing axial-flux motor with amazing power density. About 5X the normal e vehicle standard.

The design allows for in-wheel mounting which would enable varying torque to each wheel in order to steer. Known as torque vectoring in aeronautics.






Yes...........................................


but HOW SAD for you ..............................................


that it all amounts to NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


WHEN LIE-BERALS HIT THE DEBT WALL.................................



And the BRIBERY/subsidies run out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NO WONDER Elon Musk wants to send a rocket ship to MARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!


HE PLANS TO BE ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


To escape angry Tesla creditors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Hoid
#1377
GM strike is about e cars

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/th...ars-2019-10-05


From the outside looking in, the talks between the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) striking members and the management of General Motors look like normal disagreements over pay. In reality, they’re really about the future of cars in the U.S.

UAW members’ anxieties and uncertainties are actually shared by GM GM, -0.20% and most other automakers, which know that it’s no longer a question of when internal combustion engine cars will be replaced by electric vehicles, but how quickly the changeover will take place.

The shift to electric means a fundamental transformation of what workers will do and how many are needed to do it.

Electric cars have far fewer parts, which means far fewer people are needed to put them together. When one analyst took apart a Chevrolet Bolt and Volkswagen Golf, he found that the Golf had 125 more moving parts than its electric counterpart. What’s more, the electric vehicles’ parts are often easier to put in place using automated machines. The UAW’s own estimates that the move to electrification may cost 35,000 members to lose their jobs may not be the most scientific study ever done, but it’s also probably not far off.

Fewer workers needed
 
Curious Cdn
#1378
Would YOU buy an electric car from GM?

They'll be bursting into flames in the show rooms. Everything on them will suddenly go "keeboing" the day after the three year warranty expires.
 
Hoid
#1379
i wouldn't buy anything from GM
 
Curious Cdn
#1380
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

i wouldn't buy anything from GM

My wife was driving our two little kids, both in car seats in a Pontiac that we used to have and the wiring harness burnt up, sending her and her two chicks running away from it. There were no protectve fuses on any of the branches either, so the whole thing was toast. The Subaru that I had at the time had an on-line fuse wherever the system branched to prevent that sort of total failure.

They still make crap. They deserve to go bankrupt. This time around they will, too.