Can Someone Get a Note to Elon Musk?

By: Sunday July 20, 2014 6:40 pm

You’ve got the chassis, motor and battery. Why not pop on a ’68 Ferrari 250, or Jaguar E-Type body? Or even Jim Rockford’s car. I mean, if they can make Taco Bell tacos with Doritos, surely the car companies of the world can work together to create works of lasting beauty. Plus I hear you know how to work with Europeans, so you’re already past the first hurdle.


Over Easy: Monday Science

By: Monday December 10, 2012 6:06 am

Increase in mutations at Fukishima. The corium in unit 1 is in a state where earthquakes increase radiation. They’re not reporting increases in neutrons that would be indicative of recriticality. Theory is that there’s a crust on the corium that the quakes fracture.

The Mooch Has Your Money in His Pocket

By: Wednesday January 18, 2012 7:13 pm

The giant investment banks like to pretend they are high class, but every once in a while you see them for the ass-lickers they are. Take this article in the New York Times, describing the efforts of the big finance companies to woo newly rich tech people as clients. Goldman Sachs took one of these guys for a factory tour of Tesla and to see a screening of the last Harry Potter flick. There are a lot of people who will make a bunch of money as a new round of IPOs for Facebook, Groupon, and Zynga hit the market, and the insiders will get rich. It won’t just be the top dogs, either. There will be plenty of money going to developers and even (gasp) administrative assistants.

FDL Movie Night: “The Revenge of the Electric Car”

By: Monday November 7, 2011 5:00 pm

It’s baaaack! The electric car is charging its way onto the freeways and Chris Paine, our guest tonight, documents the vehicle’s resurrection by GM (who killed off the EV1), Nissan and Tesla along with Reverend Gadget aka Greg Abbott’s retro-fitted electric cars which use the bodies of Boxters and other sports cars to house rechargeable batteries. In Revenge of the Electric Car, Paine takes us through the death of the EV1 to the return of the electric car, spurred as much by public demand as by rising gas costs, corporate rivalry, and in some cases the creators’ desire to redeem themselves or to be heroes.

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