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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by stevemarl » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:10 am

It`s all academic now, just caught a bit of Ru Paul`s Drag race: if this is where we`ve come to we are, as a species, doomed! `Those whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad`. Night everybody!

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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by pbar » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:28 am

stevemarl wrote:
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We are omniverous, we have canines, in pre-history we hunted and ate meat
No, we decided, and evolved to eat cooked meat over many years, it isn't natural for us to do so -

But there are several serious problems with the “canine teeth” argument, the most glaring one being the premise that “the presence of canine teeth = meant to eat meat.” In truth, with the exception of rodents, rabbits, and pikas, nearly all mammals have canine teeth. In fact, several herbivores and primary plant-eaters have ferocious canine teeth, and, as you’ll see in the gallery below, the largest canine teeth of any land animal belong to a true herbivore

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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by pbar » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:30 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:46 pm
Eating meat is as instinctive as walking upright.
No Hamish, it isn't the case.

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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by stevemarl » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:11 am

To say we are not omnivorous is strange, the fact is we have eaten meat for millions of years, there are cave paintings of hunting, we were known as hunter gatherers, how can we not be classed as omnivores? I`m not being awkward I honestly don`t understand? I`m not saying we should or shouldn`t, just that we always have. QED.

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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by stevemarl » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:46 am

pbar wrote:
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and, as you’ll see in the gallery below, the largest canine teeth of any land animal belong to a true herbivore
Don`t know where that`s from, but I`m assuming that would be Elephant tusk? But, that animal didn`t appear like that overnight, it has evolved over millions of years, quite possibly from an animal which may well have been 1/4 the size and a vicious carnivore? Like the sabre toothed squirrel! Seriously, the canine thing WAS flippant, but equally the presence of canines (heavily adapted to another purpose entirely) in a herbivore doesn`t mean they weren`t descended from something that hunted? Also rodents don`t have canines but rats are omnivorous. Everything`s a melting pot, evolving over millions of years. Except me, apparently, I`m just sinking.

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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:04 am

My cat eats brined button mushrooms , asparigas ,popcorn ,pringles, cheese ,vegemite and ham&chicken paste on toast and baked beans (we have experimented ) he doesnt like pop rocks ( that was real funny )and probly wont try another wasp ( even funnier .....coz it escaped and stung Merv too ) :lol: , and he likes flat beer.
Stupid cat :lol:
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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by stevemarl » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:53 am

Paul,
this is how bad it gets, 1/4 to 6 now and still Morpheus just teases me. I`ll be hallucinating in a bit.
Was just thinking though, you can`t possibly say that we are/were the only animals that need to cook our meat, what about all the species with similair needs, now extinct `cos they couldn`t work a microwave? Hmm, bet you hadn`t thought about them ;)

(This is ridiculous. Deb reckons I should meditate, `mindfulness of breathing` etc. I think temazepam tomorrow night`s a better bet)

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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by pbar » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:37 am

Thanks for your replies Steve, will try to catch up on it all later. I am conscious that we are spoiling Brooky's electric vehicle/ Capri thread, straying too far off topic for too long.

Hopefully someone will bring it back to topic soon.

We could of course start a new one up for this, will revise my Origins Of Species in preparation just in case, I can see it on the bookshelf actually as I type this.

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Post by Major_Tom » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:55 am

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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by Bug » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:55 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:04 am
My cat eats brined button mushrooms , asparigas ,popcorn ,pringles, cheese ,vegemite and ham&chicken paste on toast and baked beans (we have experimented ) he doesnt like pop rocks ( that was real funny )and probly wont try another wasp ( even funnier .....coz it escaped and stung Merv too ) :lol: , and he likes flat beer.
Stupid cat :lol:
Jeez! Wouldn't want to be there when it farts!!!

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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:57 pm

Yeah ,they were pretty bad when they were little ,not now tho . We got two (same litter ) so they have company, and we would have a cute wee ball of fur each on our lap .....then one would cut loose, faaaark they were bad .
We didnt feed them all that stuff at once ,just when we are eating it . Fun tho to see what they will eat . Biggest laugh was introducing them to snow.... :xd: ..which was on the driveway ...next to my Capri .....which may be a good candidate for electric conversion , anybody know anything about this ? Comments ?
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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by 80s-new-man » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:45 pm

I can see the cities having people bumming around in electric cars but seriously, spending 20 - 75 grand on one ?
Most of my last contracts involved me driving 1.5-2 hrs each way every day to earn a crust. That’s 135 miles each day, and what, I just grind to a halt after 100 miles?
Oh yes, I could go to a petrol station, having been converted at a massive cost and carbon footprint, to queue up for the half-dozen charging spaces, to twiddle my thumbs wandering up and down the A14 for 3 hours waiting for a space, only to waste the next 3 hours waiting for my ever so charismic electric “car” to get recharged...mmm good job you’re not ever gonna be late for an interview or important meeting - if only you could nip in to a petrol station, and whack a couple of gallons in the tank in the space of 5 minutes....oh but that would be faaaar to sensible , wouldn’t it!!
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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:30 pm

pbar wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:30 am
Mc Tool wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:46 pm
Eating meat is as instinctive as walking upright.
No Hamish, it isn't the case.
Yes it is



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Re: How do we make an all electric capri

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:37 am

Hmm what ever happens with all of this electric conversion I can guarantee one thing. Industry will change because it has to. If classics have to go electric then they will do, it's a sad fact. Thing is things always get cheaper as technology improves and productivity increases, look at everything that once cost us a fortune and now doesn't. Its the expense that will be the biggest challenge.

Manufacturers like Ford, Peugeot, Vauxhall etc will struggle to charge a premium for Blue Collar badges, even on PCP deals. If they aren't careful premium brands will run away with market. Look how Ford with Vignale, has it worked? I don't have the figures but I doubt it. The reason the Mach E is badged as a Mustang is for Ford to be able to charge (pardon the pun) a premium for its products, it would never get away with a 50k Blue oval badged car. All this talk put out in the press of the link to Mustang being an innovation brand etc and its right that the Mach E sits with the badge is bol*!cks, it's just they cannot produce a 20k Electric market leading car and the Blue oval can't pull an Audi, Jaguar driver into the driving seat of a Ford without distinguishing itself differently like Lexus brand did. Does the Mustang work? To my mind no, the product might be good but its NOT a mustang and Ford should have chosen a different angle, maybe making the Ford script all chrome and no blue anywhere I don't know or certainly another direction. Scorpio died because it lacked investment as BMW then Audi took the market as well as premium Jap crap. Ford keeps trying to be more premium whilst keeping customers but its struggling I think and the more it doesn't know what its doing the worst that will get. I don't think moving manufacturering away from the UK is a good long tetm move. I think it will go full circle and I hope it returns with UK being the gateway for the US to sell into Europe.

I don't know what the future holds but it certainly won't be the Otto cycle

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