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Staytite

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Why is a McDonalds hamburger called a hamburger when it contains a 100% beef Patti ?

From the McDonalds web site :

Hamburger

1056 kJ | 251 kcal1056 kJ 251 kcal
100% beef patty with onions, pickles, mustard and a dollop of tomato ketchup, all in a soft bun.
A classic, every time.
 
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I'm keeping my petrol-powered rides for a while longer.

For me, the whole EV thing is akin to changing to LED lightbulbs to save the planet--pissing against the tide. Sure LED bulbs are a step in the right direction but a wholesale change in land use patterns to require less transportation, change in agriculture techniques and reversing decades of consolidation in manufacturing and distribution is needed.

That said, consider that state of the art coal-fired electric plants are very close to the theoretical limits of carnet-cycle combustion efficiency, something around 68% IIRC. No diesel or gasoline engine comes near even half that. So an EV will produce less carbon even if charged from a coal plant. But--

As previous posts have alluded, the elephant in the room is the electric distribution system, particularly in the US. Politicians haven't listened to the engineers and the results have been wide-spread power outages and fires started from sagging high-tension wires. Merchant generators, with no stake in the distribution grid, could give a rip about such engineering arcana as power factor. All the while the bean counters skimp on maintenance and crypto currency mining and cloud computing load the system for no reason other than to line the pockets of already obscenely rich men. As I said, I'm keeping my petrol-powered and my push bike.

I hope this didn't venture too far into politics; it was intended to be an engineering rant.
 

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I'd vote for banning small displacement 2-cycle engines. In my neighborhood, non-stop leaf blowers and mowers from 8-6 6 days a week. I have an electric mower, it's great.
 

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I'd vote for banning small displacement 2-cycle engines. In my neighborhood, non-stop leaf blowers and mowers from 8-6 6 days a week. I have an electric mower, it's great.
Are Norton owners in a position to complain about neighbours noisy engines ?!

People in glass houses etc …?
 

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C'mon Eddie, those high whining 2 cycle leaf blowers are much louder and by far more obnoxious than any normal Commando note.
Plus it seems like there are always 3 or 4 of those screaming leaf blowers howling away at the same time way too early on a Saturday morning!
Then there is the 2 cycle exhaust gasses.....of which I have inhaled far too much of in my short time here on this rock.
 

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Is there an agreement for loss of charge prematurely (sounds sex related), where the dealer comes and picks you up? GMC says 400 miles on a charge, then shows it pulling a travel trailer, and you know your not going 400 miles while towing! Just the vehicle for me to run to Texas! Vacation would be over before I got there!!! Oh did mention $104,000 price tag
 
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