Why the Tesla Semi heavy hauling electric truck just won’t happen.
Attention-craving, pot smoking Tony Stark wannabe, Elon Musk, has been strangely silent lately on the mighty Semi – and there has to be a reason for that. He’s not hyping it at all, which (I think you’d agree) is oddly out of character.
Musk apologists – the rank and file Tesla Cult members – are conveniently forgetting a couple of key facts on this: For the Tesla Semi actually to happen, on time, there needs to be a network of so-called megachargers in ‘Murica, capable of delivering one megawatt of electrical grunt – to recharge the trucks in the claimed 30 minute window.
If you’re watching this in Retardistan, and you live near an Interstate, kindly do let me know if you’ve seen one of these Tesla Megachargers under construction at some nearby truckstop. I won’t stand by to be bowled over by your Instagram bangers on that.
No word yet, also, on the miraculous new tech that allows the batteries to be charged 10 times faster than Tesla’s current best chargers. So there’s that. And Musk himself is specifically not responding to journalists’ questions about the Semi. And it’s not like the messiah not to talk up this and that – even if he knows he really can’t deliver. He’s turned that into an art form.
Fred Lambert, a journo who wrote a piece on the Semi in Electrek.co earlier this month, said:
“When asked if [Semi] production is still planned for 2019, Musk didn’t respond.”
The only recent Musk statement I can find about the Semi is a March 31 tweet where he says:
“Really looking forward to getting Semi into production.”
“…so mired in production and logistics for the past 18 months.” Did you see that? Sounds like a warm-up for the ‘Semi not happening’ speech. But ‘looking forward to it’ could be true. It’s pretty limp on the ‘enthusiasm’ quotient, but maybe he really is looking forward to it.
I’m really looking forward to getting blown in a hot tub full of cheerleaders. I really am. In fact, this is my default enthusiastic state every morning when I awake. We all need a little something for motivation. But there’s no evidence that’s going to happen, either. Sadly.
The tech that makes the Semi possible did not exist when Musk announced the Semi in November 2017. There’s no evidence it exists today. This is going to be another Tesla house of cards. You mark my words.
If this was going to happen and the deadline was going to be met – the pre-orders from FedEx, DHL, UPS, Pepsico and Walmart were going to be delivered, Musk would be humping it publicly like two rats in a wool sock. Personal opinion.
It might be a good time to get the hammer ready for those Tesla Semi coffin nails – because earlier this month Marku Lienkamp, the chair of automotive engineering at the Technical University of Munich, told Business Insider that the Tesla Semi was (quote):
“…pointless both economically and ecologically.”
That’s unfortunate, but the numbers absolutely stack up, based upon the composition of the European power grid. In fact, if electricity is sourced from a gas-fired power station, the efficiencies of a diesel truck and an electric competitor are exactly the same.
Martin Daum, who heads up Daimler’s truck division, which is a hugely credible engineering R&D powerhouse actively developing its own electric trucks for the future and diesel trucks in production today … well, he’s even more critical of Tesla’s bullshit claims about the Semi’s alleged performance.
“If Tesla really delivers on this promise, we’ll obviously buy two trucks: One to take apart and one to test. Because if that happens, something has passed us by. But for now, the same laws of physics apply in Germany and in California.”
I really cannot imagine a more elegant way to call someone a bullshitter. That’s a really classy way to do it. I mean: you might say it in French. That would be even dirtier and classier. Like wiping your arse with silk. #merovingian.
Martin Wittmer, from the Laboratory for Commercial Vehicle Technology at the Dresden University of Applied Sciences, also appears to use actual facts to conclude battery powered long-haulers like the ‘probably not going to happen’ Semi are little more than a pie in the sky fairy tale.
“Battery-powered trucks are realistic for distribution, the post office, or refuse collection. But today’s lithium-ion batteries are too heavy and too expensive for transporting goods over long distances, and after just two to three years, their storage capacity will already be in significant decline.”
Musk has never made a statement – at least not that I could find – about how he intends to overcome the decline in battery performance that is an inevitable consequence of current battery technology. It is effectively the same as buying a conventional truck with a fuel tank that shrinks, over time.
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just a few tips that worked for me when my iphone 5 battery started dropping to low percent and then it just wont charge. Hopefully this might help you.
When the battery is so discharged that the charger won’t recognize the connection.
It’s 8 o’clock at night. Dinner is over. You’re sitting down to watch a movie or Monday Night Football — and then it happens . . . “Mommmmmmmmm (or Daddddddddddd), my calculator isn’t working. I have to turn in my math homework tomorrow, and my graph isn’t showing up.”
“This can’t be so bad”, you think. “I passed high school math. Heck, I even installed the Quicken Accounting System at work. How complicated can a calculator be?”
The last time you looked at your child’s TI-83 or TI-84 was in August at the office superstore; it was in the front of a shopping cart with on top of a pile three ring binders and notebook paper. It didn’t look so bad then, but now you take a closer look and there are all kinds of keys you never saw before on a calculator. At the bottom is something familiar — a normal looking array of number keys, and at the right are the usual add, subtract, multiply, and divide keys. But what the heck are “MODE”, “DEL”, “STAT”, “ZOOM”, “TRACE”, etc. ? What are you going to do? Who ya gonna call?
Here are a couple of really simple things to do; but remember, the title of this article is “Help, My TI-83 / Ti-84 Won’t Graph”, and that is really all that is addressed in this article.
The Graphing Buttons
Look at the top row of buttons on the TI-83/TI-84 calculator. There should be five of them, set apart from the other buttons; and they should have the following labels:
[Y=] [WINDOW] [ZOOM] [TRACE] [GRAPH]
This is where all of your activity is going to take place.
The Three Major Problems
Most of the time when a graph is not displaying, there are three reasons:
- Graph Function.The graph function is not entered properly, or not entered at all.
- Graph Not Turned On. The graph function is entered properly, but graphing is not turned on.
- Viewing Window. The viewing window for the function is set to the wrong size or location.
We will deal with these one at a time.
Check that the Graph Function is Entered Properly
Push the [Y=] key at the top of the calculator. This puts you into the Y= editor screen. You should see a screen that looks something like this:
Plot1 Plot2 Plot3
The expression “2X+1” is just an example, but you need to see some kind of expression in the Y= editor screen, not just a bunch of blank “Y=” lines. If all you see is the following, then you need to add an expression:
Plot1 Plot2 Plot3
If you want to try a really simple expression to make sure that the calculator can plot, use “Y1=X”. This should plot a nice 45 degree line directly through the origin of the graph screen.
Check that the Graph Function is Turned On
It is possible that graphing of the function is not turned on in the Y= editor screen. This error is a little bit subtle. Look at the “=” sign in the equation you are trying to plot The “=” sign, must be highlighted.
If it is not, you must cursor to the “=” sign and press the [ENTER] key, to highlight it.
Viewing Window must be Set to Correct Size and Location
If the viewing window is set to the wrong size or location, the calculator may plot but you won’t see it on the screen.
There are many ways to set the viewing window, but an easy reliable method is to simply “Zoom Out”, until you see the function you are trying to graph. Push the [ZOOM] key at the top of the calculator. Then push “3” to zoom out. Repeat until you see the function you are trying to graph. Now you should have some idea what window you need to use to see the function plotted. Push the [WINDOW] key at the top of the calculator and adjust the display characteristics as necessary.
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* option #2, try option 1 again but this have the apple device connected to a lap /pc.
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In this video I show you how to modify a makita li ion battery which won’t be charged and indicated as defective by the makita charger even it’s in a healthy condition.
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