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2018-03-08 12:41:31 AM  
oxygène ( jean michel jarre) 1976
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2018-03-08 01:46:10 AM  

bughunter: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bld8IbPs​9i0]


Someone always beats me to it. Nothing is obscure on Fark.
 
2018-03-08 03:29:41 AM  
A rolling moss grows no stones.
 
2018-03-08 05:59:00 AM  
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2018-03-08 06:36:16 AM  
I don't think it would like the salt here. Looks a lot cooler than shiny rims though.
 
2018-03-08 06:52:44 AM  
the company said it will be enough to power both an artificial-intelligence processor in charge of watering the moss and a visible-light communications system (LiFi), which would allow high-speed data transmission in the line of sight-for vehicle-to-vehicle communications in an era of self-driving cars, for instance.

Really, all it's missing is blockchain. They really need to throw some blockchain in there.
 
2018-03-08 06:55:11 AM  
I'd upgrade mine to aftermarket Randy Moss tires, +50hp!
 
2018-03-08 06:56:54 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: I don't think it would like the salt here. Looks a lot cooler than shiny rims though.


By the time these are introduced, there will be no reason left to put salt on roads.
 
2018-03-08 06:58:55 AM  
Interesting idea if they can get it to work. I'd probably try a green algae or something instead.
 
2018-03-08 07:17:23 AM  
I think I would rather continue the trend of reduced tyre and hub weight in order to facilitate improved suspension.

This seems like a step backwards.
 
2018-03-08 07:26:44 AM  

jso2897: Lars The Canadian Viking: I don't think it would like the salt here. Looks a lot cooler than shiny rims though.

By the time these are introduced, there will be no reason left to put salt on roads.


Also, there will be no roads

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2018-03-08 07:52:52 AM  
So a burn out will spray green crap and set your wheels on fire? Sign me up!
 
2018-03-08 08:13:06 AM  

jso2897: Lars The Canadian Viking: I don't think it would like the salt here. Looks a lot cooler than shiny rims though.

By the time these are introduced, there will be no reason left to put salt on roads.


Self driving cars aren't going to change the fact that ice and snow covered roads are slippery. Granted they aren't going to drive like idiots because they think 4 wheel drive makes them immune to winter weather.
 
2018-03-08 08:17:34 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: jso2897: Lars The Canadian Viking: I don't think it would like the salt here. Looks a lot cooler than shiny rims though.

By the time these are introduced, there will be no reason left to put salt on roads.

Self driving cars aren't going to change the fact that ice and snow covered roads are slippery. Granted they aren't going to drive like idiots because they think 4 wheel drive makes them immune to winter weather.



I think he was referring to the fact that global warming would make icy roads obsolete in most areas inhabited by the car using species.

/tongue-in-cheek of course.
 
2018-03-08 08:19:12 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: jso2897: Lars The Canadian Viking: I don't think it would like the salt here. Looks a lot cooler than shiny rims though.

By the time these are introduced, there will be no reason left to put salt on roads.

Self driving cars aren't going to change the fact that ice and snow covered roads are slippery. Granted they aren't going to drive like idiots because they think 4 wheel drive makes them immune to winter weather.


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2018-03-08 08:30:51 AM  

jso2897: Copperbelly watersnake: jso2897: Lars The Canadian Viking: I don't think it would like the salt here. Looks a lot cooler than shiny rims though.

By the time these are introduced, there will be no reason left to put salt on roads.

Self driving cars aren't going to change the fact that ice and snow covered roads are slippery. Granted they aren't going to drive like idiots because they think 4 wheel drive makes them immune to winter weather.

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Well that's really your fault for making jokes too early for people to be properly caffeinated now isn't it.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-03-08 08:37:41 AM  
this concept underscores that it might soon be antediluvian to think about tires only with respect to metrics like traction, grip, ride, handling, and wear

This is a tire for crawling through rush hour traffic in good weather, when those factors don't matter.
 
2018-03-08 09:16:46 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: [biography.com image 425x425]

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They look tired.
 
2018-03-08 09:18:04 AM  

ZAZ: this concept underscores that it might soon be antediluvian to think about tires only with respect to metrics like traction, grip, ride, handling, and wear

This is a tire for crawling through rush hour traffic in good weather, when those factors don't matter.


Exactly. Wet, heavy plant matter does not make a well performing wheel...

Also you need sunshine in the first place for them to work.

Good luck getting any of that in the UK.
 
2018-03-08 09:25:12 AM  
This is kinda ridiculous but I love moss so I am all for this.  (Seriously I got a separate moss garden with a dozen luscious green varieties).
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Car of the future.
 
2018-03-08 09:26:57 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: jso2897: Copperbelly watersnake: jso2897: Lars The Canadian Viking: I don't think it would like the salt here. Looks a lot cooler than shiny rims though.

By the time these are introduced, there will be no reason left to put salt on roads.

Self driving cars aren't going to change the fact that ice and snow covered roads are slippery. Granted they aren't going to drive like idiots because they think 4 wheel drive makes them immune to winter weather.

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Well that's really your fault for making jokes too early for people to be properly caffeinated now isn't it.


Probably.
 
2018-03-08 09:32:09 AM  

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Toxygene
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2018-03-08 09:33:18 AM  

berylman: This is kinda ridiculous but I love moss so I am all for this.  (Seriously I got a separate moss garden with a dozen luscious green varieties).
[img.fark.net image 276x182]Car of the future.


Separate moss garden is the name of my lawn cover.
 
2018-03-08 10:05:43 AM  
Moss is happy just sucking moisture from the air, or would you have to water your wheels?
 
2018-03-08 10:06:36 AM  
A rolling Firestone gathers no moss
 
2018-03-08 10:47:33 AM  
I realize its only moss and a bit of water but wouldnt the additional (unnecessary) mass just increase the amount of energy needed to move the vehicle in the first place?  Certainly aren't going to generate nearly enough "free" energy to overcome that.

Would be better to slap a sticker on the thing that says "Your purchase includes $20 for us to plant 2m2 of this moss stuff on a rooftop somewhere that will sequester..." blah blah blah.
 
2018-03-08 10:52:55 AM  
This kills my sister's favorite joke: "What's green and has four wheels? Grass!... I lied about the wheels."
 
2018-03-08 11:51:36 AM  

the_cnidarian: I'd upgrade mine to aftermarket Randy Moss tires, +50hp!


Not available for Plasticore tires.  Radial cost and weight mods are applied after Randy Moss.
 
2018-03-08 11:57:02 AM  

a particular individual: bughunter: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bld8IbPs​9i0]

Someone always beats me to it. Nothing is obscure on Fark.


Especially not the worlds foremost pioneer of electronic music.
 
2018-03-08 12:52:18 PM  
This seems obvious, but if i park my car in the garage and fly off on vacation for 2 weeks when i come back are my tires dead from lack of sunlight?
 
2018-03-08 01:16:11 PM  
This gave me a great idea. Roadkill filled tires.
1. It gets the roadkill off the road and out of sight (it's on the inside of the tires)
2. As it decomposes, the gases keep your tires fully inflated.
 
2018-03-08 01:25:04 PM  
FTA: Goodyear said that, in a metropolitan area with 2.5 million vehicles, if all vehicles used this tire it would absorb 4000 tons of CO2 per year

From the Googles: Last year, all the world's nations combined pumped nearly 38.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, according to new international calculations on global emissions published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

So, yeah, I'm not seeing this as anything more than a marketing gimmick.
 
2018-03-08 01:40:51 PM  
How can a tire be full of moss if it is constantly rolling?
 
2018-03-08 06:20:01 PM  

MythDragon: How can a tire be full of moss if it is constantly rolling?


They didnt carve them out of stone?
 
2018-03-08 09:29:13 PM  

a particular individual: bughunter: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bld8IbPs​9i0]

Someone always beats me to it. Nothing is obscure on Fark.


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2018-03-08 09:42:50 PM  

Muso: a particular individual: bughunter: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bld8IbPs​9i0]

Someone always beats me to it. Nothing is obscure on Fark.

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Sure, but when was the last time you heard anyone mention him? Anyway, you make an entire downtown your stage, you're gonna have a good turnout.
 
2018-03-08 10:21:53 PM  
Big deal, my whole car has moss on it by the end of winter.

/Pacific Northwest
 
2018-03-08 11:11:40 PM  
This is an incredibly stupid idea, and if you believe there's any value in it, you are stupid as well.
 
2018-03-09 01:05:00 AM  

berylman: This is kinda ridiculous but I love moss so I am all for this.  (Seriously I got a separate moss garden with a dozen luscious green varieties).
[img.fark.net image 276x182]Car of the future.


Looks like something this guy would drive...

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2018-03-09 01:09:16 AM  

2chris2: This is an incredibly stupid idea, and if you believe there's any value in it, you are stupid as well.


Here's another really good story from 2 years ago. Be sure to check the comments. They are a hoot!
https://www.caranddriver.com/features​/​nygard-lund-has-the-future-of-the-car-​in-his-hand-feature
 
2018-03-09 01:10:32 AM  
Nostalgic-O-Demo (Special Edition) by Oxygene, 2000 | Complete Atari ST Demo
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