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Ravijour - TRUE LOVE TESTER


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#43
(02-11-2014, 10:58 AM)WarBicycle Wrote:


That ain't gonna happen. Cool vid though...
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#44
Please explain.
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(02-11-2014, 08:55 PM)Paul In Sweden Wrote:
(02-11-2014, 10:58 AM)WarBicycle Wrote:


That ain't gonna happen. Cool vid though...

(02-11-2014, 09:20 PM)John L Wrote: Please explain.

John, While the video looks really cool... with all the touches of Hollywood...

Without even looking at any tables or doing even a napkin calculation I can see what appears to me serious frictional engineering flaws of the internal components of the wheel. In addition to that, I see real problems with the outside design of the tire. I cannot fathom a tread design such as that or guess at what type of process or material they would use to construct it and how a design like that would be suitable for ANY terrain.

But celebrities are building spaceships, purchasing Islands, fleets of private super-jets, yachts and telling us we for the sake of the planet must conserve. I dunno... looks to me like these wheels would cost as much as a home.

Hope this is not one that has been thought up and put together by yet another OBAMA/Hillary/DNC campaign financial bundler.
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#46
For the record, I look at it as pure SciFi. The tread being loose and flexible, and yet not be torn away when under pressure, is a bit hard to swallow. This is obviously just another concept item that companies put out to prove that they are eventually going to achieve this somewhere down the road,..................hopefully. S5
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#47
I'll take some of those tires to get through the potholes.
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#48
FRED!!!

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#49
I thought we were supposed to "wake up and smell the coffee"! I think the smell of bacon might repel me.
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#50
(04-20-2014, 10:36 AM)Ron Lambert Wrote: I thought we were supposed to "wake up and smell the coffee"! I think the smell of bacon might repel me.

The 'others' only let me smell the coffee, if that. I have no medical condition that would prohibit coffee consumption. The embargoes & restrictions are done to preserve the sanity of the others.
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#51
Video: Giant Chinese 3D printer builds 10 houses in just 1 day - YouTube
A Chinese company is using 3D-printed blocks to build cheap and quickly assembled houses as a possible solution to the urgent problem of modernizing housing conditions in Chinese villages. The blocks are made from a mixture of sand, concrete and glass fiber, materials processed from common construction waste, which is pumped layer after layer through the top of a 6.6-meter-tall, 32-meter-long industrial printer.


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#52
Interesting concept. Solar Freakin' Roadways!








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(05-25-2014, 10:23 AM)John L Wrote: Interesting concept. Solar Freakin' Roadways!

The most frequent word used in the presentation that came to mind was "IMAGINE", which is appropriate.

IMAGINE putting solar panels on top of the Whitehouse and being able to power a handful of light bulbs during the day?

IMAGINE the money you would make selling solar roadways to the government?

IMAGINE the money you would make on the government maintenance contract for the solar roadways?

IMAGINE the money you would make replacing the solar roadways with conventional roadways?
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#54
You negative minded Spoil-Sport! S6
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#55
There's a blue-sky presentation currently being made called Operation BlueStar, that is supposed to revolutionize energy storage. I was amazed that the Tesla Motorcar has not been sliding into irrelevance, but actually growing by leaps and bounds. Their major obstacle has been lack of available American manufactured efficient Lithium-Ion batteries. The BlueStar project is under construction and may revolutionize transportation by electric power. Elon Musk has mentioned the project publicly and the architectural plans for the huge complex is ready. Investors are lining up.

Very annoying presentation - but full of useful independent information.
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#56
Reuters Wrote:San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc., valued last week at $18.2 billion just four years since its 2010 launch, has touched a raw nerve by bringing home the threat of technological advances to one of the world's most visible trades.

I like it because this technology is concurencial to the old-fashioned and often prohibitive cab services.
In western europe cabs are so expensive that normal poeple won't even think of using them. It's a luxury reserved for the rich.
Let them die!
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(06-11-2014, 04:58 PM)Fredledingue Wrote:
Reuters Wrote:San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc., valued last week at $18.2 billion just four years since its 2010 launch, has touched a raw nerve by bringing home the threat of technological advances to one of the world's most visible trades.

I like it because this technology is concurencial to the old-fashioned and often prohibitive cab services.
In western europe cabs are so expensive that normal poeple won't even think of using them. It's a luxury reserved for the rich.
Let them die!
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You just gotta' love it.

Quote:"This about an all out assault on our profession, our livelihoods," said Max Small, a driver of one of London's black taxis for 34 years. "These big companies are coming in, not playing by the rules."

Can you say Trade Guilds? Unions? Inability to roll with technological advance?

I can just envision the horse drawn carriage industry doing the same thing with the advent of the automobile. S13
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#58
Yes, along with barge halers...
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#59
This looks like a pretty good security barrier device, in order to stop suicide bombers driving vehicles.



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Here's something who's time is definitely overdue.

'Digital nose' on a chip can sniff out diseases

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