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BMW, Mazda Keen To Meet With Tesla About Charging Technology

Two99Point80 Citation for that "50% capacity loss in one year"? (137 comments)

There is a very active LEAF owners' group at mynissanleaf.com and folks have developed a battery-aging model based on formal tests and lots of user data. No one has reported anything like what you posit. How about some proof of that data?

about 3 months ago
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BMW, Mazda Keen To Meet With Tesla About Charging Technology

Two99Point80 Re:Thanks for straightening that out! (137 comments)

Fine. Try this instead: at just over 4 miles/kwh, my retail cost for electricity would've run three cents per mile, or about $70 so far. That better? :-)

about 3 months ago
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BMW, Mazda Keen To Meet With Tesla About Charging Technology

Two99Point80 Re:Thanks for straightening that out! (137 comments)

I'd suggest looking elsewhere than the right-leaning Wall Street Journal for an objective analysis of costs and benefits. And I've owned entry-level cars over the years ('76 Rabbit, '79 Mazda GLC) but to compare their level of features to a LEAF is simply bogus.

about 3 months ago
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BMW, Mazda Keen To Meet With Tesla About Charging Technology

Two99Point80 Re:Generalizing your situation (137 comments)

A little more information... the LEAF is my daily driver, but when I leased it I kept my paid-for Corolla for longer trips only. My annual driving comes to something over 15000 miles, and the annual mileage cap on the LEAF is 12000. I expect to put about 5000 miles/year on the Corolla including vacation driving. At that rate it'll last a good long while. Other EV owners have been known to rent cars for their occasional longer trips, and some lease deals even include rental credits.

about 3 months ago
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BMW, Mazda Keen To Meet With Tesla About Charging Technology

Two99Point80 Thanks for straightening that out! (137 comments)

Now I'll be sure to remember how impractical my LEAF is as I drive to a morning meeting, then the mall for some mallwalking, then the free charging station near the gym for half a "tank" while I work out, then... Silly me, driving 2300+ around-town miles over the past three months for a total fuel cost of $9 (because one of my city's free charging stations is inside a parking deck) without ONCE realizing how impractical it was! :-)

about 3 months ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

Two99Point80 Well, who better to... (98 comments)

...maintain an AI system of "waiting on better materials" projects while keeping abreast of materials research? Seems like they'd then know which startups to fund/acquire.

about 5 months ago
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Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

Two99Point80 One strike and you're out! (518 comments)

You're forgetting the non-zero cost to the economy of people who would ordinarily be stripped from the gene pool by their own idiocy, by standing behind a car, below the sight line of the driver, while the car is reversing.

So you'd strip toddlers from the gene pool? Yeah, that's the ticket...

about 5 months ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

Two99Point80 That's a bit simplistic... (558 comments)

There is much, much more to the process of professional evaluation and diagnosis than what you describe. The process is a whole lot more rigorous than idle speculation.

about 5 months ago
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Ars Technica Reviews Leaked Windows 8.1 Update

Two99Point80 Re:Android is all maximized all the time (194 comments)

Let me know when Android can even put two windows on the screen

My Galaxy Note II can do that.

about 6 months ago
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Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

Two99Point80 "Refusal" being...? (1043 comments)

That's just an invitation to sweep with a narrower broom. Feel free to refuse it.

about 8 months ago
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Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

Two99Point80 Supporting material, read it. (1043 comments)

From the linked PDF: "Thus, diabetes costs alone could nearly equal CBO’s estimate of $20 billion in savings over 10 years from implementing proposed SNAP changes in H.R.1947, in addition to any costs associated with other diseases."

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

Two99Point80 The Tao of Pooh (796 comments)

Benjamin Hoff. Cause for optimism, unlike his later "The Te of Piglet".

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

Two99Point80 Re:Extraordinary Popular Delusions (796 comments)

Absolutely. The parallels to more-recent events are striking/depressing...

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: High-School Suitable Books On How Computers Affect Society?

Two99Point80 Re:Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky (140 comments)

This would be a good one - students could see the further changes which have happened in the five years since it was written.

about a year ago
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When it comes to Slashdot, I normally:

Two99Point80 Department names! (157 comments)

Lots of interesting/useful stories as well, but the department names are a treasure.

about a year ago

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