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So, today, Tesla announced new options for the P85D that upgrade the battery pack to 90KWH for additional range,  and introduce a new Ludicrous mode that results in a 0-60mph time of 2.8s (at 1.1 Gs!). But, this nugget from Elon's explanation of how they generate the extra power (now 762hp!), delights me even more:

we came up with the idea for an advanced smart fuse for the battery. Instead of a standard fuse that just melts past a certain amperage, which means you aren’t exactly sure when it will or won’t melt or if it will arc when it does, we developed a fuse with its own electronics and a tiny lithium-ion battery. It constantly monitors current at the millisecond level and is pyro-actuated to cut power with extreme precision and certainty.

So, basically, they designed a fuse that instead of simply melting, intentionally BLOWS ITSELF UP. You know, FOR PRECISION.

http://jalopnik.com/the-tesla-model-s-just-got-upgraded-to-ludicrous-speed-1718577723

#p90d  #tesla #elonforpresidentofthegalaxy
The Tesla Model S P85D is already insanely fast. No, seriously – its 691 horsepower made it so fast it’s got an Insane Mode. But that’s not fast enough, because Tesla just found a way to step it up even higher than that, to 762 horsepower. To Ludicrous Mode.
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+Girl Scouts​ get it. Wish I could say the same for the +Boy Scouts of America​.
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... if people work for it.
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Space is hard. I was watching this with my kids live yesterday morning. We were all hoping to see a successful launch, and even more excited to watch SpaceX make a third attempt at recovering the launch vehicle. But yesterday was not the day.

Space is hard. I'm certain that SpaceX will find the cause, fix it, and try again. Success is refusing to let failure stop you. You learn, and you try again.

By the way, this article suggests that this is SpaceX's third lost rocket. But that's wrong. Prior to this launch, they had a 18/18 launch success record. Now it's 18/19. While it's true that SpaceX did attempt and fail to recover the first stage after launch twice before, you can't call those rockets lost. Prior to SpaceX, no one even tried to recover the first stage. Until SpaceX, it was simply a given that the rocket would be lost after launch. And it didn't matter as long as the rocket did it's job and got the payload to space.

Space is hard. This is definitely a setback. But SpaceX will learn, and they'll try again and again and again. And one day, a human will set foot on Mars.


On Sunday, Elon Musk’s SpaceX saw another rocket explode—this time only minutes after launch. And following what must’ve been a fun night of review for the SpaceX team, the verdict on what went wrong is in: They don’t have a clue.
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+Jacob Miller That goes with what I thought, initially, too...valves are tricky, they have caused problems throughout the history of the space program...
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I was appalled when Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court. Since then, my expectations have been surpassed. One justice - I think it was Scalia - declared that he felt there was more evidence for creationism than evolution. Sadly, I can imagine no other country where such flag-waving Christian zealots are in such positions of power and influence. I don't know whether to be distressed or outraged. American people, you are a sorry lot.
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Lol. Still hoping The Donald is trolling us.
 
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I hate that it wasn't me 
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Little Caesars Soft Pretzel Crust pizza is back! More than a little uncomfortable with how excited this makes me.
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Nailed it.
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+Ralph Thomas​ It is in the picture on the right. Admittedly, calling it "Seal face" seems a little insensitive and is probably not standard practice in the medical community.
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Judge Posner: ❝ gratuitous interference in other people’s lives is bigotry. The fact that it is often religiously motivated does not make it less so. The United States is not a theocracy, and religious disapproval of harmless practices is not a proper basis for prohibiting such practices, especially if the practices are highly valued by their practitioners. Gay couples and the children (mostly straight) that they adopt (or that one of them may have given birth to and the other adopts) derive substantial benefits, both economic and psychological, from marriage. Efforts to deny them those benefits by forbidding same-sex marriage confer no offsetting social benefits—in fact no offsetting benefits at all beyond gratifying feelings of hostility toward gays and lesbians, feelings that feed such assertions as that heterosexual marriage is “degraded” by allowing same-sex couples to “annex” the word marriage to their cohabitation. ❞
It was no surprise that the Supreme Court held Friday that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. It is very difficult to distinguish the case from Loving v. Virginia, which in 1967 invalidated state laws forbidding miscegenation. There was, as an economist would say, a “demand” (though rather...
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"The government cannot bestow dignity and it cannot take it away. Only I can do that, when I put my pubes on a lady's soda can." #Thomas

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“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” – John F. Kennedy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, September 12, 1962
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