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Comment Re:I went to the Nikola Motors website (Score 1) 144

it should work on either gas or diesel, you shouldn't have to select. If not, that's a massive failure.

While i would tend to agree with you, when it comes to a turbine very few can run multi fuel without changing a compressor stage or two and the ones that can take a heavy efficiency penalty for it. Note this is mainly military service turbines as they have to run no mater what, and a little more cost is never an issue for them.

Personally i am wondering how they are planning on passing emissions. While yes they are are going to be way low on CO2 compared to IC engines, CNG Turbines typically have high NOX levels. I want to know what Turbine they are planning on using, i couldn't find that information anywhere.

Comment Re:This doesn't make sense. (Score 2) 216

If you made it a hollow cone 1 mile tall and 1 mile wide at the base and a surface of 6in think reinforced concrete, you would be looking at only ~450m for the concrete. Now you need to have a solid structure to support that, but even then you are only looking at maybe a x2 multiplier IF you can come up with some really slick methods of erecting a self supporting cone of steel.

that being said a 1m high and wide cone could be built for ~1 billion in material costs. And for the UAE, that is nothing more than the latest show off challenge and the typical price tag to go with it. (their super sky scrapers are ~1.5 billion each)

Comment Re:Computers are no good at lying is that a joke? (Score 2) 173

this is a joke, have you ever seen a progress bar be accurate when downloading or installing something?

There is a difference between being able to lie and being good at lying. Everyone knows that progress bar is wrong, so that is bad lying. Good lying would being able to convince you it is right and making you do something different than you would because of the lie.

Comment Re:curious bias in summary (Score 1) 364

There have been some wild guesses as to Putin's wealth,

The real question for me is WHY? why do we care what Putin's personal net worth is? We already know who he is, what he does, and what is character is like. Spending energy chasing his various hidden agendas does nothing for the general public.

Now spending that energy on the revolving door that is western politics. That would be useful to either expose corrupt politicians or make it known for potentials.

Comment Re:Anyone can answer? (Score 1) 460

when i said "instant" i meant the current observed effect of gravity. As I move through space i feel gravity everywhere and always and there for the bull feels instant as i move into an area of higher gravity. i guess "constant" would have been a better term to use, but i was trying to phrase it using the words of the GP in order to make a link for the explanation.

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