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Old 03-05-2018, 04:31 PM   #1726
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Puting the time line in a personal perspective...
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:40 PM   #1727
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What am I looking at there?

How does the temp factor in?

Idk what this is.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:49 PM   #1728
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The black line is the historical record of temperature and the colored section is predicted. They have an interactive site where you can plug in dates of significant things in your life to see how you relate to the change in climate.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:54 PM   #1729
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I think I overthunk something somewhere.

Thank you.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:56 PM   #1730
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Angle of trajectory vs distance, obviously for the same everything else.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:55 PM   #1731
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For the last 10 years the electric consumption hasn't gone up much.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:59 PM   #1732
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:10 PM   #1733
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:34 AM   #1734
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I learned something new today. I already knew the creation of the SUV and minivan models in the 80s was in response to the fleet fuel efficiency (CAFE) requirements implemented by the Feds. Those models were exempt from the fuel efficiency requirements because they were classified as trucks, not passenger cars. I assumed the crossover vehicles were also considered trucks. But I just looked it up and found I was wrong. The crossover vehicles are considered passenger cars, and must meet the fuel efficiency requirements. So I have no idea why they are so popular other than people just like them.

Wikipedia CAFE sub-entry on SUVs and Minivans.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:12 AM   #1735
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People need minivans, but don't want to have minivans.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:30 AM   #1736
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Exactly, minivans replaced the station wagon because the were so practical but they soon acquired the "soccer-mom" stigma becoming uncool. So people bought SUVs to be cool, but they were not as convenient or comfortable so the crossovers were created.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:04 AM   #1737
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Wull I need to haul my bass and band gear, and be just a little less jarred by the urban minefield, and I like to do that while still getting 25 MPG.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:45 AM   #1738
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The minivan was perfect for that, the successor to the VW bus with or without Jesus.
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:29 PM   #1739
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The ideal shape of a vehicle is the van. Anything less and you are not maximizing storage area on the wheel base.

In some instances, construction for example, a standard truck is desired for accessibility and storage of irregular-shaped objects. However, the van has the advantage of securing your storage from the elements, as well as *anyone being able to just walk up and take things*
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:30 PM   #1740
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My 13th birthday I had a party after school and my mother picked up a dozen kids in a pickup truck. That's a big no-no these days, that now requires a van.
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