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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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JPTravis
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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.

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

Alien
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good post.. will read

CO2Insanity
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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.

poppajoe49
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I have to resist this line of posting. It is a current situation that lacks power.

StrinaM
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You guys are just cracking me up!

JPTravis
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I think this whole thread is revolting.

Alien
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yer gonna Pay for that, Pal..!

poppajoe49
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Really? Pay Pal?

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

StrinaM
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Zap… Charging…. Hahaha!

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

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

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.

Navyvet2
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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.

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

ooddballz
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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
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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
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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
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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.

JPTravis
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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

poppajoe49
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Getting shocked with DC would stop the heart, not defib it like AC does.

EDIT:
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
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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.

poppajoe49
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Sorry Flash, errant stylus.

JPTravis
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But your flashlight works without batteries, right?

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

JPTravis
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I think you should get a prize for noticing that.

poppajoe49
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Kinda a cheap joke.

ooddballz
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Tesla, great inventor. Lousy car.

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