Started by touchingcloth, January 13, 2023, 04:45:30 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on November 17, 2023, 04:50:43 PMSurely there must be a North American equivalent of NCAP (paging @Dex Sawash). Obviously a lot of manufacturers just merge the various international standards together and work to that so their cars can be shipped anywhere, but it would be very funny if big-brained Musk built a car that's too unsafe to be shipped internationally, putting his truck in the same category as a fucking Lada (FWIW I'd much rather have a Cossack than this piece of shit).
Quote from: Blue Jam on November 17, 2023, 04:39:06 PMHow would that affect the crumple zones, if at all? How protected would the occupants of one of these things be in a crash?
Quote from: Mr Banlon on November 17, 2023, 05:00:02 PMBike frames are usually chromoly steel or high-tensile steel. Aluminium frames are lighter, but will eventually suffer from metal fatigue. (never buy an old aluminium frame bike, it will snap at some point) I don't think I've seen many stainless frames.
Quote from: touchingcloth on November 17, 2023, 05:04:46 PMIsn't the main problem with stainless steel that it just looks a bit naff? I've never opened my cutler drawer and thought "wow! Look at the glittering opulence!"
Quote from: Blue Jam on November 17, 2023, 05:17:32 PMStainless steel is used for cutlery because it's a very unreactive metal which doesn't taste of anything. This is why you don't see copper or brass cutlery because those materials have a distinctive taste which clashes with most flavours. Copper is however used in barware for certain drinks (the Moscow Mule and some beers) because there are exceptions where it complements some flavours.Gold is another inert metal which tastes of nothing, which is why cutlery can be gold-plated with no effect on the taste of food. This is also why adding gold leaf to food does nothing but make it look different and one reason why Salt Bae's gold leaf-wrapped burgers are an expensive joke.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on November 17, 2023, 05:20:53 PMCould they make cutlery out of iron for nutritional reasons? Someone I know with slight iron deficiency has an iron float they can throw in pans when making stews and stuff so it can impart it, presumably it doesn't ruin the flavour.
Quote from: Blue Jam on November 17, 2023, 05:08:30 PMI wasn't referring to stainless steel specifically there, but thinking about bike materials I did wonder if Musk had been tempted to make a car out of carbon fibre and if anyone at Tesla had to scream "NOOOOOOO"?Would be funny if the Cybertruck was made of fibreglass and resembled a Robin Reliant.
Quote from: Mr Banlon on November 17, 2023, 05:25:20 PMMy mate gave me a carbonfibre framed bike. It's worryingly light.I don't trust it.
Quote from: touchingcloth on November 17, 2023, 05:27:13 PMNone of that applies with a car, which doesn't need to be cheap and cheerful in the way that cutlery does. So why make it for something as bland and dull as stainless steel when you don't have to?
Quote from: Blue Jam on November 17, 2023, 05:25:59 PMCast-iron cookware exists and doesn't affect flavour!
Quote from: Blue Jam on November 17, 2023, 05:35:51 PMI think you know the answer to this one...I've been enjoying that Tech Won't Save Us podcast series and I noted the mention of Musk's Marvel cameo and how he seems quite keen on Iron Man/Tony Stark and just wondered "What Would Tony Stark Drive*?", or if he thought a car made of STEEL just sounded manly and badass.*WWTSD
Quote from: touchingcloth on November 17, 2023, 05:50:57 PMI actually don't know the answer to it. I could totally see him making a car out of batshit material: let's make a car out of titanium! Let's make a car out of <thing the Falcon rocket is made out of>! (or, like you say) Let's make a car out of Titan-grade carbon fibre!It's not the nonstandard and unworkable material which surprises me, it's the specific choice of stainless steel. Hell, I have a friend who works in some kind of graphene science, and it sounds like most of his funding comes from advising people on how they can build graphene into bicycle frames (while leaving out the fact that it will have about the same effect as stirring in some coffee granules to the mix), and that seems like the daft material that would appeal to a fan of Ready Player One or whatever it is he's into at the moment. Even a car made of leather would make more sense.
Quote from: Proactive on November 17, 2023, 08:26:45 PMWe've recently had a new kitchen and within about 2 hours our stainless steel sink was, in fact, stained with water, which as a layman is what I believe rain is chiefly comprised of. How's that going to work then?
Quote from: Urinal Cake on November 17, 2023, 08:41:23 PMsport bicycle people are quite mad Middle aged men have more money than sense. But as some one who is sorta one it makes sense. After you've improved everything else they think there must be some way we can do something to the frame. And it's to be competitive.
Quote from: touchingcloth on November 17, 2023, 08:45:51 PMI used to have a manager that had some insanely expensive road bike, "same as Lance Armstrong rides", and the flagship Paul Reed Smith guitar.He was pudgy and literally a novice musician, but "didn't want to be limited by" his equipment.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on November 17, 2023, 08:47:26 PMYeah if you could turn tapping your fingers on a desk into a legitimate pastime some mugs would hand over lots of money for special titanium thimbles and special creams.
Quote from: Milo on November 17, 2023, 08:29:40 PMWater stains are only really a thing in hard water areas. Rain water is intrinsically soft.
Quote from: touchingcloth on November 17, 2023, 08:42:30 PMHave you thought about putting a roof on the kitchen?
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on November 17, 2023, 04:50:43 PMSurely there must be a North American equivalent of NCAP (paging @Dex Sawash).
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