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  1. 1 hour ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:

    Galashina's rifle needs a spirit level.  Her form appears off... unless there's a strange camera angle, she's holding her rifle at about an 8 degree cant.  :huh:

     

    It looks like her sights are offset, too.  If her form is "off" it seems to work pretty well for her.   Got her into the Olympics,  got her into the final 8, got her the silver.  Looks like both slapped the trigger on the last shot. 

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  2. 2 hours ago, Four-Eyed Buck,SASS #14795 said:

    Misspell in original post, too. Believe it's Agana, not Againa.

     

    Thanks for the catch.  The caption said  "Agan,"  I korected Otto 4  times on it and thought I had it.   Corrected to what the caption I saw was. 

  3. 1 hour ago, Still hand Bill said:

    no replacements have been released with enough range (300 miles plus rated) and awd at a reasonable price (sub $50k).    Imho we need another battery breakthrough to really make EV’s viable for everyone

     

    And some sort of adapter,  with built-in electronics so CHAdeMO  and Tesla chargers can be used by everyone.  Right now there are adapters so Tesla can use CHAdeMO, and allow Teslas to talk to the chargers, but not the other way.

    16 minutes ago, Four-Eyed Buck,SASS #14795 said:

    Out west the power situation looks awfully dicey what with rolling black outs/brown  outs. And then they want you to put  extra strain of the grid charging EV's.:rolleyes::blink::blush:

     

    Yep.  "We are goingtosave the planet by forcing all cars and home appliances to be electric!"  "We have to save ourselves by not using electricity!"

  4. 1 minute ago, DocWard said:

     

     I will say I had faith in Joe to post something different and interesting.

     

    Thanks,  Doc.   Of course,  I  did pick the subject line wording with malice of forethought knowing that a fair number would go in the tip over direction. 

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  5. 52 minutes ago, DeaconKC said:

    This is why I would not want an all-electric vehicle. I can certainly see owning a hybrid in the future.

     

    Yep. It can be a pain. And definitely takes planning and a different mindset.  But you can say the same about the internal combustion engine transportation in the early years.  

     

    My opinion is that until there are enough affordable EVs with honest, real world ranges of 300 miles (which would be sticker mileage of about 380), and good sized fast charger stations at reasonable distances they won't catch on in significant numbers.

    We got our Leaf because it was more affordable than dropping 5 grand or more into repairs on a 20 year old Tundra.  It's a good commute vehicle for me, it's comfortable for my wife to ride in, and the savings in gasoline makes about 3/4 of the monthly payment. 

     

     

    39 minutes ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

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    When I took the test drive the salesman asked why I was considering an EV, going green,  money, something else.   I told him money because I have no delusion about EVs being some sort of panacea to "save the planet. "  Heresy, that, here in so very woke Sonoma County. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438 said:

    And remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease; publicize your problem.  In this instance, social media is your friend.

     

    Most local news shows have some sort of consumer help/ investigation program.   Get in touch with them and describe your ongoing issues with a known problem and lack of solution and satisfaction.   Name names. 

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  7. Went out to charge this morning.   40% to 85%, half an hour,  $7.  I  could have used the Level 1, plug into 110 home current  and taken all day to charge for maybe a bucks worth of home current,  but we still have $200+ on the EVgo account courtesy of Nissan so I might as well use it.   That account is only good until 24 March,  2022 and I don't want anything left in it.

  8. #OTD in 1926 during the U.S. occupation of Haiti, Marine Warrant Officer Faustin Wirkus was crowned Faustin II, king of the island of La Gonave, by the natives who believed his unusual name indicated that he was the reincarnation of Emperor Faustin I. He reigned for 3 years before the Marines reassigned him. His story became the basis for sensationalized articles in several men's pulp magazines.

     

     

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  9. 24 July 1944 - Battle of Tinian D-Day

    #OTD the 4th Marine Division conducts an amphibious assault on the northwest coast of Tinian, while the 2d Marine Division makes an amphibious assault in the south.

    The Japanese conducts a major banzai attack against the beachhead that evening and suffered severe losses. In eight days Marines reach the southern coast of Tinian and all organized Japanese resistance is finished.

    Find out more about Marines in WWII in our WWII Gallery: http://www.usmcmuseum.com/wwii.html

    Tinian,"J-day," 24 July 1944: Marines dismount from an LVT at an invasion beach. Rocky coral prevented this LVT from going up on the beach (USMC 88112).
    Naval History & Heritage Command

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  10. 2 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:

    Good on him.

     

    I am a little surprised they took him seriously.

     

    I  would think that any time they get a call, "Hey, one of your fighters that just took off is shooting sparks and flame out his tail pipe." they will take it seriously. 

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    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/uk/raf-base-plane-spotter-malfunction-scli-intl/index.html
     

    Simpson, who previously worked for Boeing in designing aircraft traffic control procedures, listened to the radio communications between pilot Maj. Grant Thompson and the base to see if any action would be taken, but to his surprise nobody else seemed to have noticed.

    When he heard that the aircraft was set to refuel over the North Sea, Simpson realized the pilot was unaware of possible problems with his aircraft.

    "It suddenly dawned on me that they had no idea what was going on," the 56-year-old plane spotter said. "So at that point, I called the base, by looking on Google for the telephone number."

    Simpson, who previously worked for Boeing in designing aircraft traffic control procedures, listened to the radio communications between pilot Maj. Grant Thompson and the base to see if any action would be taken, but to his surprise nobody else seemed to have noticed.

    When he heard that the aircraft was set to refuel over the North Sea, Simpson realized the pilot was unaware of possible problems with his aircraft.

    "It suddenly dawned on me that they had no idea what was going on," the 56-year-old plane spotter said. "So at that point, I called the base, by looking on Google for the telephone number."

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  12. 5 hours ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

    I'm trying to imagine an electric vehicle travelling in Northern Ontario,

     

    Or Texas,  Nevada,  Montana, Wyoming. 

     

    I  tried to map out a trip in our Nissan Leaf from Santa Rosa California to Lexington Kentucky.   With a 100% charge we have a theoretical range of about 170 miles.   I don't know what the long uphill through the Sierra will do to that.  I think that there are enough fast charge stations so the longest stretch is about 100 miles.   Need to take 70 rather than I-80 out of Salt Lake. 

     

    The biggest issue is that it takes about 45 minutes to go from 25 percent to full charge.   So about every 2 hours we would have to stop for about an hour. 

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