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About Rob_Ainscough

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    Rob Ainscough, Software Engineer and 3D artist

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  1. I love my AMD CPUs, equal performance to Intel's best CPUs at half the power consumption. Next gen AMD CPUs and GPUs are reporting some staggering performance leaks. Enjoy. Cheers, Rob.
  2. Per your documentation that comes with P3D: https://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv5/prepar3d/options/graphics/world.html https://developer.nvidia.com/content/dynamic-hardware-tessellation-basics Tessellation breaks up basic shape geometry into smaller geometric elements (performed on a mesh typically). Cheers, Rob.
  3. Let’s talk fire and gasoline/oil Gasoline tanker accident in Caldecott tunnel: https://localwiki.org/oakland/Caldecott_Tunnel_Fire Oil spill list and its devastation and cost: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oil_spills Dave you create road blocks that aren’t there and ignore facts you can verify if wanted to … that’s not pyscho analyzing. You don’t have a standard 110v-120v outlet in your house?
  4. Why not? You stop and charge for 45 minutes just like you stop and fill up with gas for 10 minutes? Is there something magical about hanging out for an extra 35 minutes? You must have one heck of a bladder to go 837 miles without stopping. So you've changed the "terms" of your trip to fit your narrative ... even so, why can't you put additional battery packs in your trunk (if it fits gas containers it can fit more batteries)? And you can do it in an EV ... might take you 25-35 minutes longer with current "affordable" EVs ... the horror! Wow, that's A LOT of charge stations. Cheers, Rob.
  5. Bingo!! Reality doesn't really care what one wants to believe, it's an advantage to operate under facts and I leverage that advantage as much as possible. Cheers, Rob.
  6. No, I just have an open mind and I enjoy the money an EV saves us, increased efficiency in my energy usage, lowering my waste output so all can enjoy a better environment on this planet. Why would I want a vehicle that has two modes of operation (added complexity and maintenance) when my daily commute is 50 miles and my 99.9% yearly use case is well below it's range of 150-160 mi per charge? Just makes sense, why would I want a vehicle that covers my 0.1% use case? Buying used EV with low miles (7900 mi) saves me $13,000 over a new Prius. I can buy a lot of CPUs/GPUs and other computing goodies for $13,000 ... and I'm not taking into account the money I save not having to buy gasoline/oil/maintenance. I'm not trying to sell anyone anything, that's a fool's errand. Topic of this thread was about EVs. Cheers, Rob.
  7. I think you're the one with an agenda, we post the facts and you elect to ignore them, you don't challenge the information, you just ignore it because it invalidates your belief. That sounds more like an agenda to me, than what I and others have presented. I do get the "road trip" aspect ... if one plans to do more than 400-500 miles in a day, then they'll have to make time for a 45 minute charge somewhere along the way vs. a 10 minute stop to fill with gasoline. As soon as EVs hit 700-800 miles that'll cover the "road trip" aspect and range concerns completely (and that is coming 2025 ish). Cheers, Rob.
  8. We already do, posted in this thread (several EVs with that range and more on the way) ... facts do exist, but you have to read them Dave ... full charge 45 minutes, partial charge 15 minutes. No idea what you mean by "standard" ... I had a Mustang ICE that could barely do 225 miles on a full tank of gas ... does that qualify as "standard"? Cheers, Rob.
  9. There is nothing in the MSFS EULA that prohibits it. What's with those cloud reflections on water and weird small cloud puffs Gerard? 🙂 Cheers, Rob.
  10. Read that article again in 5 years and chuckle 🤭 … you can find similar Horse vs. Automobile debates over the same, range, reliability, etc.
  11. It's always about accepting liability (you get on an aircraft and the value of your life is around $175,000 if the plane crashes and you die) ... just have to disagree on this one buddy 🙂 I'm for appropriate regulation also, but I'm not against full disclosures with both parties having to agree to conditions. There should NOT be "don't eat warning" on a bar of soap ... that exists because someone didn't accept liability, lawsuits, money, now we're all warned not to eat soap. Going too far with regulations is just as bad as going too little with regulations, it's a balance that makes sense. If I were to extrapolate your argument further, then every single time you plug any electrical device into a power outlet, it should be done by a qualified professional because they could start a fire, electrocute themselves or others, etc. etc. Every time someone fires up the BBQ, then they should have a qualified person do it? If you go too far down that road of regulation you get to the point where everyone must live in a bubble and not speak or move because such activity has the potential of harm. So back to EV charge stations ... the solution: 1. If you're comfortable with electricity and wiring, install a charge station yourself and save money. 2. If you're not comfortable with electricity and wiring, hire a professional to shift the liability. Cheers, Rob.
  12. Not being defensive ... we're adults, we should have the option to accept liability. Cheers, Rob.
  13. FYI, wiring a Lotus to operate correctly and safely in race environment is far far more complex than wiring power in a home, several orders of magnitude more complex. Cheers Rob
  14. I don’t doubt bad wiring is done both by certified professionals and non-certified. I’d recommend you inspect some of your household wiring power outlets, I’m willing to bet you’ll find some shoddy workmanship by a professional and was certified by an inspector. On numerous occasions I’ve found power outlets with loose wires, not grounded correctly, and some pushed into the conduit wrong such they actually trigger the in plug fuse to trip. … all certified by an inspector. In terms of home sale in CA, you need to provide disclosure and the buyer can either accept or reject or ask for inspection and if need a certified fix, then we haggle of who’s going to pay for it. Cheers Rob.
  15. The best option is to get off the electrical grid completely via storage cells/batteries if power companies start to instigate blatant greed. In CA, even HOA's don't have the power to stop Solar installs. Cheers, Rob.
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