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    Things you could order over 50 years ago that you can't order now !

    It's not quite as restrictive as all that. https://beachconnection.net/news/sutip122409_421.php
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    Reducing pollution is contributing to global warming?

    Perfection is the enemy of good enough. Gravity is real. If you don't like it as a geodesic in space-time, you are welcome to come up with your own explanation, but relativity explains it so well that it has never failed an experimental test. Anthropogenic global warming was predicted a...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think you should call it a footfeed. That's a century-old term that suits very well. Push it and it feeds the motor, let up and it feeds the battery.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Are you talking about the footfeed?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Understand that I was a really little kid, but it was a real truck with a long flatbed and a grain box that would haul several tons of wheat. I remember that the firewall was mostly a euphemism that let engine heat into the cab, and Dad didn't want us to crank the windshield out because he...
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    Reducing pollution is contributing to global warming?

    That paper cherry picks its data in an effort to discredit it. Fortunately for those of us who respect reality, NOAA and NASA have satellite data that is not subject to local variations. https://climate.nasa.gov/nasa_science/data/ I have no idea why the denialists are so dedicated to denying...
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    Reducing pollution is contributing to global warming?

    Sitting next to the Cascadia Subduction Fault, I can tell you that 1000 year events leave plenty of traces that can be analyzed and dated. Thinking you have to shuffle through old newspapers for records is nonsense. The Earth speaks.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    There was a dash throttle on my dad's '50 Chev pickup, and one on the Model A truck he started farming with. They made it easy to drive across a plowed field because holding a constant speed was automatic. I tried the cruise control on a Jeep to do the same thing once, but it did not work. I...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Aren't manual and foot mutually contradictory? It's just a foot controller. Speaking of manual, one thing I miss off road is the dash throttle that would let you set a steady engine RPM.
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    Reducing pollution is contributing to global warming?

    Religion aside, denialism is a classic case of not getting the message. How many 1000 year storms per year will it take to change your mind? I doubt it will ever happen. As long as you stay in the shallow end, you should be fine.
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    Reducing pollution is contributing to global warming?

    The reasonable thing to do if you challenge one nation's conclusions is to look for others. http://www.climatecost.cc/images/Policy_brief_1_Projections_05_lowres.pdf
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    Reducing pollution is contributing to global warming?

    Harden your heart, Pharaoh.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Cocaine is a wonderful topical anesthetic. I had an eye injury when I was 20, and was in such total agony I could not hold still for an examination. A couple drops of cocaine solution in that eyeball and the pain went away. Nothing. Nada. Back in the '70s I also knew a dentist who used it...
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    Reducing pollution is contributing to global warming?

    Which government? It's a global problem, you know. Climate doesn't stop at the border. Other countries take it much more seriously than the US does. We waffled out of the Paris Accords because of the denialist movement in the US.
 
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