Walmart. There are lots of shitty things about them as a company but they have been pretty ahead-of-the-curve when it comes to sustainability
― Οὖτις, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:13 (one month ago) link
ime they had energy efficiency + renewable generation targets, climate action plans, etc. way before a lot of other similarly-sized companies
― Οὖτις, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:14 (one month ago) link
they’re a relentless machine for tackling optimization problems, regardless of ideological or ethical trappings
― untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:24 (one month ago) link
In Australia we had a spate of residential PV fires caused by poor quality and poorly installed DC isolators. Water would get in they would short, heat up and catch fire. I’d put a small amount of money on this being the installation contractors fault not the fault of Tesla.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link
if their business proposition is anything like solarcity’s residential one, they *are* the installers or coordinate the installation work
― untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 21:45 (one month ago) link
Amazon fire claims add to Tesla’s troubles with PV installs
― sleeve, Thursday, 29 August 2019 15:21 (one month ago) link
― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 9 September 2019 18:09 (one month ago) link
Rad! Under $10k is more like it.
― DJI, Monday, 9 September 2019 18:34 (one month ago) link
100% electric does not solve our problems, but yeah, cars for rich people (currently subsidized in many US states by a wealth transfer to rich people) _definitely_ doesn't solve our problems.
― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 9 September 2019 18:41 (one month ago) link
My impression is that having as much of the global economy's energy needs supplied by electricity as possible is the most viable path to weaning us off fossil fuels. Personal vehicles as a method of transportation are terrible at efficiency, but getting people to stop loving their cars is going to be massively difficult. By comparison, getting them to adopt EVs will be child's play.
― A is for (Aimless), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:44 (one month ago) link
getting them to adopt EVs will be child's play.
this is going to happen v fast, with any luck. Given that the average lifespan of a car is 10 years, it's conceivable we see a massive shift within a decade.
― Οὖτις, Monday, 9 September 2019 19:54 (one month ago) link
This is pretty good news on that front: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2019/09/09/teslas-lab-secrets-talking-about-20-year-lithium-ion-battery/
― DJI, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:09 (one month ago) link
Interesting they mention Sl_lSI partners in that. I’ve met them and they know a lot about finance and a a lot about wishful thinking but stuff all about battery chemistry. Basically they will invest in battery projects that meet their IRR requirements, preferably where someone else is holding the risk.
There are 20 year lithium batteries today. Toshiba Lithium Titanate cells should get you there at a (very high) price. It all comes down to whether the Tesla team can scale that chemistry and electrode structure in a cost effective way. This is probably a when, not if, but when is a long time where battery tech is concerned.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:47 (one month ago) link
― mookieproof, Monday, 16 September 2019 16:05 (three weeks ago) link
what a defense!
― president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 16 September 2019 16:08 (three weeks ago) link
You don't understand, "Mr Unsworth is a pedo guy" is the name of my dog!
― nickn, Monday, 16 September 2019 16:35 (three weeks ago) link
just some guys he does pranks with
― Mitch C. Palace (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 16 September 2019 17:12 (three weeks ago) link
I see what u did there
― Οὖτις, Monday, 16 September 2019 17:12 (three weeks ago) link
In determining my guilt or innocence the court must consider my frame of reference, which is whatever I say it is, because there is no way to corroborate my assertions.
― A is for (Aimless), Monday, 16 September 2019 17:40 (three weeks ago) link
Any Major Afrikaner Will Tell You
― ... (Eazy), Monday, 16 September 2019 17:43 (three weeks ago) link
― now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 16 September 2019 19:33 (three weeks ago) link
let it be clear that "pedo guy" is a known insult among south african youth and not meant to be taken literally
also, Elon hired some scammer out of the UK who randomly offered to dig up dirt on pedo guy for $50K. he will, unfortunately, not be continuing the investigation as our prospective detective is currently in prison
― mh, Friday, 4 October 2019 20:31 (one week ago) link
Elon Musk's deposition in the "pedo guy" defamation lawsuit is one of the most revealing windows into the way Elon Musk's brain works. I don't necessarily encourage you to dive in, but here are some highlights if you're curious: https://t.co/I12CnQWndG— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) October 8, 2019
― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 21:51 (five days ago) link
He seemed suspicious.
― mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 21:56 (five days ago) link
hope musks heart explodes from all the ching some day soon
― Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:01 (five days ago) link