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Leftwing electric car company shocked to learn leftwing New York Times lies. Hey Tesla, now you know why we hate the media. And by the way, every time you ask for government money we hate you, too.

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ooddballz February 14, 2013 at 8:29 am

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Tesla, great inventor. Lousy car.

StrinaM February 14, 2013 at 8:29 am

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Electric car company shocked…. Hahaha! Sorry, have a dorky sense of humor.

JPTravis February 14, 2013 at 8:44 am

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I think you should get a prize for noticing that.

poppajoe49 February 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm

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Kinda a cheap joke.

mojo February 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

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Got nothing to do with Nicola Tesla, they just stole the name.

ooddballz February 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

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I knew that mojo. But then again, how many folks actually know who Tesla was?
Edison got better press, even though he stole ideas from Tesla.

StrinaM February 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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Not just that… Edison waged full out war on Tesla drag Tesla’s name through the mud. Edison was a snake.

GhostntheMachine February 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm

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Yes he was, and Tesla’s plan for DC was safer than Edison’s AC\DC we ended up with

PsychoDad February 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

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That much is true, but a DC power distribution wasn’t practical. To wire a city with DC current would have required wires with the diameter of the poles they would have hung on.

poppajoe49 February 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

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Getting shocked with DC would stop the heart, not defib it like AC does.

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Actually, I just double checked my foggy memory, here is a better answer:

The answer has been taken from the folowing page:

http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_3/2.html

Direct current (DC), because it moves with continuous motion through a conductor, has the tendency to induce muscular tetanus quite readily. Alternating current (AC), because it alternately reverses direction of motion, provides brief moments of opportunity for an afflicted muscle to relax between alternations. Thus, from the concern of becoming “froze on the circuit,” DC is more dangerous than AC.

However, AC’s alternating nature has a greater tendency to throw the heart’s pacemaker neurons into a condition of fibrillation, whereas DC tends to just make the heart stand still. Once the shock current is halted, a “frozen” heart has a better chance of regaining a normal beat pattern than a fibrillating heart. This is why “defibrillating” equipment used by emergency medics works: the jolt of current supplied by the defibrillator unit is DC, which halts fibrillation and and gives the heart a chance to recover.

flashingscotsman February 15, 2013 at 8:46 am

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I did a little bit of research into this after being hit with the better part of 12,000 volts back in 1981. The paramedics brought me back with a defibrillator. What I determined from my research was that I should stay far away from high voltage electricity, and leave it at that.

JPTravis February 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

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But your flashlight works without batteries, right?

poppajoe49 February 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm

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Sorry Flash, errant stylus.

JPTravis February 15, 2013 at 8:49 am

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Psycho, I think you have it backward. DC current creates lower resistance than AC. Given an equal sized line, more power will travel through it with DC than with AC. At least that’s what I was told… I’m no electrician, and after watching an electrician get third-degree burns when his wedding ring melted off his finger at my office building, I’m scared to death of electricity

Navyvet2 February 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm

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I dont think I would buy a car from a company run by people so incredibly stupid they would be “surprised” that the NYT lies.

Progressive Hemrrhoid February 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm

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We all know that any article from a newspaper that’s customarily used to pick up animal droppings isn’t likely to be very precise. Especially when they are much more likely to pan any form of competition to “Dear Leader’s” pet project the Chevy Spark.

Alien February 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm

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At any rate, Elon Musk going to war with the Grey Lady will be fun to watch

He has that perfect sci-fi name, worthy of Martian Colonial Overlord (remember SpaceX too)

http://www.slashgear.com/tesla-tears-down-nyt-model-s-review-with-cars-own-logs-14269310/

JPTravis February 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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It’s pretty funny that the reporter never considered the idea that an electric car might be keeping track of what he was doing. Where the hell has he been for the last 20 years? Modern cars tell us where we’ve been, how to get where we’re going, how much further we can go without refueling, and how to improve our driving habits. It never dawned on him that driving around in circles in a parking lot to use up the battery would be noticed? What an idiot. No wonder he works for the New York Times.

CO2Insanity February 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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Idiocy is the first test you have to pass on the way to being a NYT Urinalist.

CO2Insanity February 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm

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Every time this happens Musk gets all amped up over it. He’s a wirey little guy who tries to zap his detractors by charging them with falsehoods.

StrinaM February 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm

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Zap… Charging…. Hahaha!

Alien February 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm

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yer gonna Pay for that, Pal..!

poppajoe49 February 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

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Really? Pay Pal?

Alien February 15, 2013 at 11:26 am

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not only do I envy Elon Musk’s perfect sci-fi name, but all the companies he founded too

poppajoe49 February 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm

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I have to resist this line of posting. It is a current situation that lacks power.

StrinaM February 15, 2013 at 8:30 am

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You guys are just cracking me up!

JPTravis February 15, 2013 at 8:40 am

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I think this whole thread is revolting.

JPTravis February 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

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UPDATE: The New York Times reporter gives his version of events: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/that-tesla-data-what-it-says-and-what-it-doesnt/

After reading both sides, I think the reporter’s version smacks of the truth, while Tesla’s version smacks of desperation and lies. I hate to side with the NYSlimes on anything, but there it is.

Alien February 15, 2013 at 11:27 am

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good post.. will read

Missile Command February 15, 2013 at 12:50 pm

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You may be correct JP. Hard to side with NY TImes that shovel propaganda for a living though.