Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted with a ludicrously long windshield wiper

captaincranky

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Holy Crud that's an ugly vehicle. Did they make it from an Ikea flat pack?
To tell the truth, it looks more like something you would find at Gwyneth Paltrow's "Goop" website, under, "ladies relaxation devices".

Disclaimer: I posted this link for reference only. I did not enter, nor do I endorse any of that crazy b!tch's massively over priced wares, or truly bizarre claims for her, products.
 

Neatfeatguy

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I assume you're talking about the Pontiac "Aztec"'
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and not the Piper "Aztec"
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Although, the Piper will never be as pretty as the Cessna 310
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My step-dad had a Pontiac Aztec - one of the most problem riddled cars he ever owned. He was constantly working on fixing something on it. AC, head gasket, alternators (yep, had to replace it twice because the rebuilt he found only lasted about 2 years) and a handful of other things during the 6 year span he owned it. Ugly as heck and a complete POS.
 

umbala

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And (in America) where are you going to generate the power, required to keep these things charged up? Wind? Solar? Stored batteries?
The problem is wind isn't always blowing, the sun isn't always shining and stored batteries?
Well, see wind & solar.
With nuclear, coal, gas type plants, when the demand increases, you crank up the generating
capacity to meet the need. Hard to do that with "stored" energy.
This kind of backward thinking is partly what's ruining the planet. Just because we're not able to meet rising demand for electricity using renewable sources right now doesn't mean it won't be possible in the future or that we should simply stop trying and stick with what works (ie. fossil and nuclear sources.)

The problem with sticking with the tried and tested methods of generating power is that they're not "renewable" and pollute the planet, meaning we will eventually run out. I know that every generation seems to use the thinking: well we won't run out of fossil fuels during *my* lifetime so why should *I* worry about it? Eventually we will run out though, but by then the planet will be so polluted it won't make a difference, and if you can't see that then maybe you don't deserve this planet in the first place.
 

p51d007

Posts: 3,091   +2,556
This kind of backward thinking is partly what's ruining the planet. Just because we're not able to meet rising demand for electricity using renewable sources right now doesn't mean it won't be possible in the future or that we should simply stop trying and stick with what works (ie. fossil and nuclear sources.)

The problem with sticking with the tried and tested methods of generating power is that they're not "renewable" and pollute the planet, meaning we will eventually run out. I know that every generation seems to use the thinking: well we won't run out of fossil fuels during *my* lifetime so why should *I* worry about it? Eventually we will run out though, but by then the planet will be so polluted it won't make a difference, and if you can't see that then maybe you don't deserve this planet in the first place.

You really think we are going to run out of oil, gas, coal? Not likely! I remember in the 70's, they said we would run out of oil by the 2000's. We've found MORE sources of oil. I don't have a problem with wind/solar. But, STOPPING all use of coal/oil/gas is stupid. Plus, as far as batteries go, do you know where a LARGE portion of the "materials" to make those batteries come from? Red China.
 

Underdog

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You really think we are going to run out of oil, gas, coal? Not likely! I remember in the 70's, they said we would run out of oil by the 2000's. We've found MORE sources of oil. I don't have a problem with wind/solar. But, STOPPING all use of coal/oil/gas is stupid. Plus, as far as batteries go, do you know where a LARGE portion of the "materials" to make those batteries come from? Red China.
You've got a point there. Media has been telling us for years that the oil and other useful commodities are running out. What in fact is happening is the industries that extract these things are looking harder for alternative sources, places that are more costly to exploit. Things will get more expensive for sure, but the supply will carry on a long time yet. Oh, and you can forget about the old international agreement not to mine in Antarctica.
 

Neatfeatguy

Posts: 788   +1,374
You've got a point there. Media has been telling us for years that the oil and other useful commodities are running out. What in fact is happening is the industries that extract these things are looking harder for alternative sources, places that are more costly to exploit. Things will get more expensive for sure, but the supply will carry on a long time yet. Oh, and you can forget about the old international agreement not to mine in Antarctica.

Can't do that - trying to mine Antarctica.

If you believe any of the stories.....well, that's where secret corporations/government bodies work with aliens that live under the ice. Deep space, space ships are constructed there at facilities and we've already visited Mars (years ago), established bases across other celestial bodies and have FLT travel capabilities.

Or so I've heard.
 

captaincranky

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If you believe any of the stories.....well, that's where secret corporations/government bodies work with aliens that live under the ice. Deep space, space ships are constructed there at facilities and we've already visited Mars (years ago), established bases across other celestial bodies and have FLT travel capabilities.
I know, right? I'd expect that John Kennedy Jr. is the CEO and alien liaison ambassador, Jimmy Hoffa manages the construction aspects, and Elvis Presley is the resident singer at the casino.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 18,527   +7,370
No more offensive to the eyes than a Humvee I guess.
Well, not really. The Humvee projects alpha male and military power. It's "badass ugly", if you will.. Whereas, the "Cybertruck", looks like the second hand clunker that George Jetson drove, before he got a job promotion and bought his flying car.

Besides, if you absolutely insist on chrome adornment, there's always the Hummer 2. It's just plain ugly though, without the ferocious presence of its big brother.

They say you can tell the size of a vehicle's whatchamacallit, by the size of its tires, and the Hummer 2 has, well, smaller tires.
 
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Arbie

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This kind of backward thinking is partly what's ruining the planet. Just because we're not able to meet rising demand for electricity using renewable sources right now doesn't mean it won't be possible in the future or that we should simply stop trying and stick with what works (ie. fossil and nuclear sources.)

The problem with sticking with the tried and tested methods of generating power is that they're not "renewable" and pollute the planet, meaning we will eventually run out. I know that every generation seems to use the thinking: well we won't run out of fossil fuels during *my* lifetime so why should *I* worry about it? Eventually we will run out though, but by then the planet will be so polluted it won't make a difference, and if you can't see that then maybe you don't deserve this planet in the first place.
Nuclear does not "pollute the planet". Mining the uranium generates some pollution which I'll bet is far less than that from making any power-comparable solar cells and batteries. Spent nuclear fuel is stored in canisters which just sit there and cool off - a long-term but tiny hazard and not affecting the air or water.

And your offensive arrogance about who "deserves" the planet seems to be based on the assumption that some totally non-adverse means of generating stupendous amounts of power forever can even be devised. It's hardly "backward thinking" to observe that this isn't in the offing.