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  1. Quicksilver

    'Bulletproof' secret to Cybertruck windows revealed in Tesla Armor Glass patent

    I have been in most US Army vehicles, armored and unarmored and I can tell you that there is no such thing as "bullet proof" because someone always has a bigger bullet. The best you can hope for is "bullet resistant" where you have enough armor to deflect what the bad guy has sent your way. The...
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    Vehicle to Home (Ford Figured it Out)

    Years ago I ran an Alternative Energy business. This was when most home power systems were cobbled together and the cost of inverters and solar panels was high. At that time I lived in an area where my power came from a Rural Electric Cooperative and I worked with them on how systems would be...
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    Alpha Motors awol?

    Smells like vaporware.
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    Hey Elon - let's make a real virtual storage plant from totaled CTs

    Most insurance companies that total a vehicle become the owner of said vehicle. They then sell them to rebuilders (where legal) or to scrapyards that part them out. I can see a cottage industry where totaled EV's are auctioned off to people that want the batteries more than they want the rest of...
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    Another new detail: Cybertruck has a camera below its front bumper

    Methinks you say that in jest but I can attest to the destructive results of a collision with a hapless woodland creature. A few years ago I was rolling down a dark rural road headed home to the farm when a large raccoon darted out in front of my Hyundai Elantra. I felt the muffled thump when...
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    Tesla Black Box?

    I've said it before and I'll say it is impossible to "idiot proof" anything due to Mother Natures inherent ability to upgrade the common idiot. YouTube is full of "hold my beer and watch this" videos where Darwin Award winners are featured.
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    CyberLandr for Cybertruck has gained $50 million in pre-orders

    Does this company have enough CT's on order to fill their orders or do they think Tesla will put them before already reserved CT buyers because they are buying in large numbers? Or do CT owners have to turn their truck over to the company to do the modifications once they take delivery? I would...
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    Toyota Developing Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine

    Assuming that Toyota were to actually develop this technology to the point they were rolling them off the assembly line where are they going to get fuel? Nowhere in that fluff piece did I see a distribution system addressed. I doubt if any of the major oil companies will want a competing fuel...
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    New Tesla Supercharger in Texas Includes Spaces (Probably) For Cybertruck

    What will charging etiquette be? Should you wait while your car charges? Is there an alarm that will sound on your phone when you are topped off if you are out of the vehicle doing other things? Having been a long haul trucker I have had to deal with knuckle dragging mouth breathers that...
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    When Do We Start Seeing Some Weird EV Designs?

    Back in the days of my misspent youth I had a 1970 Torino Cobra. It had the 429 SCJ engine and C-6 automatic transmission. I bought it from a Tennessee state trooper that had ordered it from the factory to run top end. It had a 140 MPH speedometer in it and it would hide the needle very quickly...
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    Fiery deaths?

    It is an unfortunate reality that we have gaggles of worthless trial lawyers that will sue anyone at the drop of a hat. The never go after the little guy, they go after the company with the deep pockets (in this case Tesla). You may remember the case where some idiot bought a huge RV and proceed...
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    Fiery deaths?

    Two thoughts come to mind after reading this thread: (1) You can never idiot proof anything due to Mother Nature's inherent ability to periodically upgrade the common idiot. (2) Artificial Intelligence will never be a match for human stupidity.
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    Tri-Motor Insurance Cost

    Lots of variables here. I have USAA and we bundle our homeowners and auto insurance together. I have never found any other insurance company that gets close to USAA. I rarely get a ticket but I have filed a couple of claims over the last few years. After the last claim (idiot ran me off a two...
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    Tesla Will Hire More Than 10K Workers For Austin Texas Cybertruck Factory

    In my hometown there was a huge cotton mill back in the day (Late 1800's to 1959) that was a major employer for many years. One of the early incentives for workers was the "Mill Village" where workers lived in company owned homes, bought groceries at company stores, sent their kids to company...
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    Is there anyway to make the CyberTruck carjack proof, (so everyone knows you can't take this car)? It has to be a super cool way of course!!!

    I used to be pretty good at hot wiring pre 80's vehicles.......anything later than that and I would be lost. This reminds me of the attempt by business and industry to "idiot proof" everything. It is impossible to idiot proof anything because Mother Nature is constantly upgrading the common...
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    Tesla is working with mysterious third-parties to deploy Megacharger network for electric semi trucks

    Having been a long haul trucker for a large part of my adult life let me look at this from a drivers point of view. I'll give a brief overview of how the trucking industry works for those unfamiliar with it. You have the Owner Operators or "Independent Truckers". These are the guys that...
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    CyberTruck Insurance

    I have been with USAA for a long time. We have the farm and all vehicles insured with them and get a discount for doing so. No one has ever beaten their prices. Unless Tesla offers lower rates I'll stick with USAA.
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    Tesla Semi and mountain passes

    Having been a Commercial Driver and driven many "dragon flies" (dragging up one side of the mountain and flying down the other side) I can relate to being stuck in a slow crawl up a steep mountain. Detroit diesels were notorious for hauling ass on flat land and dragging ass up hills. I once...
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    Terraforming Mars video

    That voice sounds like what the sound track of an assisted suicide video would sound like.