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Re: Solar Roadways
« Reply #340 on: June 25, 2014, 12:28:47 AM »
It depends on what you are arguing. The question "If x is so great why hasn't it been done before" is a good starting point. If taken seriously, the answers will help determine whether it's a good idea to try "x" or not.

In the case of Solar Roadways, answers like "because glass is too slippery, will get scratched, etc" and "because the solar panels don't generate nearly enough power" highlight the problems right away. It may not be an argument itself, but not asking that question at the beginning of a project would be short sighted.
As a starting question, sure. Not after testings, prototypes, and a 17 page thread of far better arguments.

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Re: Solar Roadways
« Reply #341 on: June 25, 2014, 01:16:38 AM »
Silicosis is the only argument I need. Please don't sentence millions of people to agonising death just because of your ignorance.
Kinda like breathing in Car Exhaust?
Kinda, except hundreds of times as bad.
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Re: Solar Roadways
« Reply #342 on: June 25, 2014, 01:31:11 AM »
Silicosis is the only argument I need. Please don't sentence millions of people to agonising death just because of your ignorance.
Kinda like breathing in Car Exhaust?
Kinda, except hundreds of times as bad.
Oh come now.  Why do you think we have air filters?

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Re: Solar Roadways
« Reply #343 on: June 25, 2014, 01:59:53 AM »
Oh come now.  Why do you think we have air filters?
We do not currently have air filters surrounding roadways. Those would be essential to the survival of mankind if this project was pushed in its current form.

That, or we could all wear masks like the Japanese during a swine flu outbreak.


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« Reply #344 on: June 25, 2014, 10:19:46 AM »
Oh come now.  Why do you think we have air filters?
We do not currently have air filters surrounding roadways. Those would be essential to the survival of mankind if this project was pushed in its current form.

That, or we could all wear masks like the Japanese during a swine flu outbreak.



We have car air filters.  So at least those inside their vehicles would be safe.  Until they left anyway.

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« Reply #345 on: June 25, 2014, 10:56:36 AM »
Pedestrians exist. :(
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Re: Solar Roadways
« Reply #347 on: June 25, 2014, 12:53:49 PM »
Facemasks are of the future.

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Re: Solar Roadways
« Reply #348 on: June 25, 2014, 05:35:14 PM »
Facemasks are of the future.

Solar Freakin' Facemasks

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« Reply #349 on: June 25, 2014, 05:59:25 PM »
Facemasks are of the future.

Solar Freakin' Facemasks

Million dollar idea right there

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« Reply #350 on: June 25, 2014, 06:12:31 PM »

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« Reply #351 on: June 25, 2014, 08:22:02 PM »
Any arguments that were not countered was probably because I am not an expert on this. All I'm doing is using my imagination and facts/claims from their website.

Yeah, and neither are we really. We're fighting through proxies. You're using the stats the company themselves provides, we're using stats that don't come from the company. I'd suggest that the company has a vested interest in making their product look viable.

Why hasn't glass been used before?  Because it is brittle and likely to be shattered.  Okay, let's make it tougher and shatter resistant!  Check.
Because it is slippery, especially while wet.  Okay, lets texture the glass a bit to provide traction!  Check.
But with texture, won't it be useless as a solar cell?  As you can clearly see, light is still pretty easily able to penetrate the glass!  Check.

And all for a final cost of less than £450,000 per km.

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« Reply #352 on: December 13, 2014, 07:34:54 PM »
Abandon hope all ye who press enter here.

Science is what happens when preconception meets verification.

If you can't demonstrate it, then you shouldn't believe it.

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« Reply #353 on: December 13, 2014, 07:40:09 PM »
Their bike lanes look so safe! Get your shit together, America.

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« Reply #354 on: December 13, 2014, 09:08:28 PM »
Their bike lanes look so safe! Get your shit together, America.

Comparing them to America is like playing a Civ game and comparing a country with one city versus one with 500. Yeah, that one city is going to be more internally developed than most of your 500, but it's still a dumb comparison.

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« Reply #355 on: December 13, 2014, 09:29:59 PM »
Comparing them to America is like playing a Civ game and comparing a country with one city versus one with 500. Yeah, that one city is going to be more internally developed than most of your 500, but it's still a dumb comparison.
I'm not really comparing them so much as just wanting nicer bike lanes. The ones we have are death traps and we're not even allowed to bike on sidewalks.

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« Reply #356 on: December 13, 2014, 09:34:06 PM »
I'm not really comparing them so much as just wanting nicer bike lanes. The ones we have are death traps and we're not even allowed to bike on sidewalks.

Maybe you should be a real amurrican and drive a massive truck instead of biking around like a sissy.

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« Reply #357 on: December 13, 2014, 09:39:05 PM »
Maybe you should be a real amurrican and drive a massive truck instead of biking around like a sissy.
I opted for a nice middle ground with my old VW stationwagon.

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« Reply #358 on: December 14, 2014, 04:40:26 AM »
I'm not really comparing them so much as just wanting nicer bike lanes. The ones we have are death traps and we're not even allowed to bike on sidewalks.

Maybe you should be a real amurrican and drive a massive truck instead of biking around like a sissy.
Maybe you're missing the point that Holland is getting solar freaking roadways bike paths before Amurrica.  >o<
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Re: Solar Roadways
« Reply #359 on: December 14, 2014, 04:51:00 PM »
But does it light up and melt snow?
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