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(Reuters)   Boeing planning electric-hybrid jetliner, which presumably will fail to yield or use turn signals, and go 15 mph less than the speed limit   ( reuters.com) divider line
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2017-10-05 01:47:16 PM  
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2017-10-05 02:09:07 PM  
Will it sniff its own exhaust too?
 
2017-10-05 02:10:18 PM  
Oh, thank God it's not just me

/is there some kind of test you have to pass that proves you don't know how to drive before you can buy one of those POSiuses?
 
2017-10-05 03:39:10 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, thank God it's not just me

/is there some kind of test you have to pass that proves you don't know how to drive before you can buy one of those POSiuses?


For BMW there is.

How To Be A BMW Driver
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2017-10-05 03:41:01 PM  
Boeing planning electric-hybrid jetliner, which presumably will fail to yield or use turn signals, and go 15 mph less than the speed limit

And be obnoxiously smug and preachy about it.
 
2017-10-05 03:53:35 PM  

jjorsett: And be obnoxiously smug and preachy about it.


yes came here to make this same point
 
2017-10-05 03:55:23 PM  
Call me when they move the technology to helicopters.
 
2017-10-05 03:58:40 PM  
Fark you, Boeing. When I fly, I wanna roal coal.

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2017-10-05 04:05:08 PM  
15 mph slower than stall speed is bad news
 
2017-10-05 04:08:00 PM  

gopher321: Fark you, Boeing. When I fly, I wanna roal coal.

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Boronated fuels FTW.
 
2017-10-05 04:09:18 PM  
The problem with electric cars is not the car but the drivers.  Who shouldn't be allowed to drive cars to begin with.
 
2017-10-05 04:12:44 PM  

FrancoFile: gopher321: Fark you, Boeing. When I fly, I wanna roal coal.

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Boronated fuels FTW.


I just learned about zip fuels. Cool.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip_fuel
 
2017-10-05 04:14:01 PM  
I want some of what they're smoking if they think they're going to overcome the laws of physics and get regulatory approval for a brand new aircraft type in five years.
 
2017-10-05 04:16:04 PM  
So we should have Tesla design them? You'll still have the smug, but they'll be anything but slow.

/first delivery expected 2078
 
2017-10-05 04:21:00 PM  
Bad drivers aren't exclusive to hybrids. If anything at least the hybrid drivers are being eco-friendly douchnozzles as opposed to everyone else who are just normal douchnozzles.
 
2017-10-05 04:23:34 PM  
I'm pretty sure that one pound of kerosene has a lot more usable energy in it than one pound of charged batteries. I know that Boeing engineering is a little slow on the uptake; but in an aircraft, weight matters.
 
2017-10-05 04:24:37 PM  

wejash: Will it sniff its own exhaust too?


Never seen a Prius do that. Dogs, yes, constantly; but not cars.
 
2017-10-05 04:35:25 PM  
15 miles per hour below the speed of light is still pretty darn quick!
 
2017-10-05 04:46:17 PM  
Let me know when one modified for skydivers gets to the DZ.

Assuming skydiving is still a thing after the current administration hands air traffic control over to the major airlines.
 
2017-10-05 04:46:41 PM  

gopher321: Fark you, Boeing. When I fly, I wanna roal coal.

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Scared about chemtrails? FARK YOU!
 
2017-10-05 05:06:49 PM  

Barry McCockner: [s2.quickmeme.com image 590x393]


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I like how it's a picture of a two lane road. There is no fast lane.
 
2017-10-05 05:48:15 PM  

buzzcut73: I want some of what they're smoking if they think they're going to overcome the laws of physics and get regulatory approval for a brand new aircraft type in five years.


They are planning on the folks at Lockheed finishing the production phase of their compact fusion reactor by then, and making a giant mega-green plane with it. I wish I was joking. Pulled from Lockheed's site:

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2017-10-05 05:49:49 PM  

Krieghund: Barry McCockner: [s2.quickmeme.com image 590x393]

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I like how it's a picture of a two lane road. There is no fast lane.


Not with a Prius on it!

There is no "fast lane" anyway. It's the passing lane. Pass and get outta the way, I'm coming through!
 
2017-10-05 05:52:15 PM  

sunderland56: I'm pretty sure that one pound of kerosene has a lot more usable energy in it than one pound of charged batteries. I know that Boeing engineering is a little slow on the uptake; but in an aircraft, weight matters.


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2017-10-05 06:40:50 PM  
Came to remark on the laws of physics not smiling benevolently upon this effort, glad to see its covered.  I seem to recall Boeing taking similar liberties with their Sonic Cruiser concept ten or fifteen years ago.

I'll be the first to applaud if they drive battery performance high enough to fly an airplane that can earn revenue, but it'd be more realistic to talk about 2032 rather than 2022.
 
2017-10-05 06:42:00 PM  
No shiat about the Prius thing.  My 79 year old mother has one.  I live just off a 4 lane road, speed limit 50.  Every time she takes me out to lunch (because she's bored and wants to get away from my father), I have to remind her that the speed limit is 50, because she's driving 35.  Even after the (every goddamned time) reminder, she only manages to get up to about 42.
 
2017-10-05 07:21:54 PM  
Every traffic jam in America is caused by a Prius somewhere in the mix.
 
2017-10-05 07:43:20 PM  
Part of the way that I take into the office is a ~6 mile stretch of state route with two lanes in each direction and a posted limit of 55 MPH, mostly everyone does somewhere between 60 and 65. I typically fall in the former camp.

So one morning a few years ago I'm tooling along on my way to work being passed by slightly faster traffic on the left, whatever, when a vehicle swooshed by doing--easily--70 to 75. It was a white Prius towing two jet skis.

No one believes me, of course.
 
2017-10-05 09:24:05 PM  

Current Resident: Part of the way that I take into the office is a ~6 mile stretch of state route with two lanes in each direction and a posted limit of 55 MPH, mostly everyone does somewhere between 60 and 65. I typically fall in the former camp.

So one morning a few years ago I'm tooling along on my way to work being passed by slightly faster traffic on the left, whatever, when a vehicle swooshed by doing--easily--70 to 75. It was a white Prius towing two jet skis.

No one believes me, of course.


Any time I see a Prius, they're hauling ass.

One time I was tooling along at only 80 and a Prius blew past me doing at least 100.  in traffic.

If you want to biatch about slow drivers, subby, go for the Jeep drivers.  Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, they can all be expected to drive slow as fark and float across lanes without signaling.
 
2017-10-06 12:17:18 AM  
I expect to see the pilot hunkered over the control wheel, holding it in a white-knuckled fear-of-death grip at 11 and 1. And the rainbow flag sticker on the tail.
 
2017-10-06 01:20:27 AM  
Wait till one gets hit by lightning and it ends up going Mach 5 and burning up in the exosphere.
 
2017-10-06 11:17:52 AM  
Oldish thread but for diehards this move by Boeing is to convince NASA to give them most of the sweet sweet 60 million in research going to be spent on short haul VTOL flight.

Flying buses, by Boeing.
 
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