Elon Musk's Hyperloop - travel faster than the speed of sound Page 2

  • Deleted user 12 August 2013 22:50:00
    I call the big one Bitey.
  • DarmokJalad 12 Aug 2013 23:15:48 63,703 posts
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    Where's the toilet?
  • Load_2.0 12 Aug 2013 23:23:22 29,744 posts
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    RightBean wrote:
    Only good for a thousand miles or so he said, further than that and you might as well go on a plane. It's rubbish.
    Reminds me of one of my favourite Simpson's quotes.

    Um, two bucks. And it only transports matter. Um, well, uh- I'll give you 35 cents.

  • DaM 12 Aug 2013 23:23:28 17,373 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Where's the toilet?
    It goes so fast you can just hold it in till you get there. Or are you thinking about low pressure sex?
  • Nanocrystal 13 Aug 2013 01:55:12 1,888 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes would be 1500m/s or about 0.5% the speed of light which seems pretty ambitious.
    0.0005%
  • neilka 13 Aug 2013 08:12:24 22,649 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Where's the toilet?
    That's a smaller parallel tunnel, the Hyperpoop.
  • neilka 13 Aug 2013 08:14:54 22,649 posts
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    Nanocrystal wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes would be 1500m/s or about 0.5% the speed of light which seems pretty ambitious.
    0.0005%
    WHATEVER POINDEXTER.

    You are of course correct.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 13 Aug 2013 08:42:53 47,497 posts
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    B0rked_Gamer wrote:
    RightBean wrote:
    Only good for a thousand miles or so he said, further than that and you might as well go on a plane. It's rubbish.
    Aeroplanes are not solar powered and have a habit of flying in the sky which is hugely unappealing to some folk plus Hyperloop sounds like some awesome futuristic travel method from a sci-fi movie.
    From his statement as well (emphasis mine)

    "Around that inflection point, I suspect that supersonic air travel ends up being faster and cheaper."

    Now correct me if I'm wrong, but since the fall of Concorde we don't have any supersonic commercial aircraft.
  • Fab4 13 Aug 2013 08:53:28 8,844 posts
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    Its like Futurama coming to life :)

    On the downside, have you seen what a dedicated terrorist can do to an oil pipeline? Now imagine that oil as people ;)
  • Deleted user 13 August 2013 09:18:46
    MrTomFTW wrote:
    B0rked_Gamer wrote:
    RightBean wrote:
    Only good for a thousand miles or so he said, further than that and you might as well go on a plane. It's rubbish.
    Aeroplanes are not solar powered and have a habit of flying in the sky which is hugely unappealing to some folk plus Hyperloop sounds like some awesome futuristic travel method from a sci-fi movie.
    From his statement as well (emphasis mine)

    "Around that inflection point, I suspect that supersonic air travel ends up being faster and cheaper."

    Now correct me if I'm wrong, but since the fall of Concorde we don't have any supersonic commercial aircraft.
    No we don't.

    We could build some.
  • neilka 13 Aug 2013 09:45:44 22,649 posts
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    If you put a Concorde into a Hyperloop going in the opposite direction, would it take off?
  • Psychotext 13 Aug 2013 10:02:09 65,469 posts
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    Yes.
  • shadabdurrani 27 Apr 2014 00:27:04 1 posts
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    lots of people do not know the whole background of Mr Elon Musk , Musk is the one who started the biggest payment processor company "Paypal"

    A Glance at the Life of Elon Musk
  • Deleted user 27 April 2014 00:48:31
    Elon Musk also created 'Old Spice' aftershave.
  • DaM 27 Apr 2014 11:27:25 17,373 posts
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    shadabdurrani wrote:
    lots of people do not know the whole background of Mr Elon Musk , Musk is the one who started the biggest payment processor company "Paypal"

    A Glance at the Life of Elon Musk
    He's shit at kitchens though.
  • Deleted user 27 April 2014 11:34:55
    I like the Tony Stark comparison, yeah he's similar in some regards but there the lack of Iron Man suit is a pretty big difference.
  • FartPipe 27 Apr 2014 11:40:44 5,307 posts
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    He's no Barry Scott though.
  • CosmicFuzz 27 Apr 2014 13:26:12 32,585 posts
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    What's the latest with the hyperloop then? Can I ride it yet?
  • Fake_Blood 30 Sep 2015 21:17:49 9,659 posts
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    We don't seem to have a Tesla thread and I don't know a cool title to start one.
    Anyhow, Tesla presented their "new" model x last night. It's not really new as they showed a concept two years ago. I think it took so long to get those 'falcon wing' doors right, but the good news is that it looks like they are able to open even with a car parked real close to it. It is a suv though, and fucking expensive. And even if I had the money I don't know if I would want those 'look at me' doors. But I have a background in engineering and find the whole thing fascinating. I just hope they hurry up and make that $30k regular people car.

  • PatrickEwing 30 Sep 2015 21:29:45 2,411 posts
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    Apparently it senses you approaching the car and opens the doors (whilst allowing for the space it has to open them). I'm impressed that they are pushing the boundaries but I really don't think a range of 250miles can cut it for a family SUV. I can just imagine my kids sitting politely at Gordano services whilst it charges.

    You're right, an average car from Tesla would be a game changer.

    I'm really interested in the Volvo XC90 hybrid due next year, quoting 115 mpg (no idea on real life mpg), 20 mile range on the batteries for town and plenty fast enough, bugger all benefit in kind to boot.
  • MrMattAdz 30 Sep 2015 21:30:23 3,671 posts
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    Pretty impressive if the numbers are true though, 3.2 seconds 0-60 in insane mode and 3.6 seconds with an estimated 250 mile range in the next mode down apparently. Does a family car really need 750bhp though? Can't help but think they should have focused on getting the range up rather than trying to get attention grabbing numbers.

    Also aside from that massive touch-screen that teslas are known for, compared to rivals the quality of the interior components and build quality really do suffer, I guess that's why they didn't spend any time looking at it in the announcement.

    Edited by MrMattAdz at 21:38:58 30-09-2015
  • Fake_Blood 30 Sep 2015 21:41:09 9,659 posts
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    PatrickEwing wrote:
    I really don't think a range of 250miles can cut it for a family SUV. I can just imagine my kids sitting politely at Gordano services whilst it charges.
    It's a bit less than the model s, but the way Tesla describes it is that you'll typically want to drive 100 miles and then stop at a Tesla station and charge for 20 minutes and then drive another 100 and so on. If you have kids you'll be making stops anyway. But I agree more would obviously be better.
  • PatrickEwing 30 Sep 2015 21:52:02 2,411 posts
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    Aye I wasn't sure of the charge time, 20 odd minutes is doable.. What I do wonder is if electric is the way forwards, how many charging points are there going to be?
  • MrMattAdz 30 Sep 2015 21:58:26 3,671 posts
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    Also on the topic of an affordable tesla, aren't there already a number of affordable electric cars and plug in hybrids?

    I get that tesla have done a lot to push EVs forward and that they have a lot of interesting tech, but I can't help but feel that they've almost done an apple iPhone (probably a shit example but I couldn't think of anything else) where people don't seem to care about electric cars unless they're a tesla.
  • Trowel 30 Sep 2015 22:03:32 22,645 posts
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    The e-Golf already outsells the equivalent Tesla 2 to 1 in Norway I think? Vaguely remembered stat from some diesel related stock research the other week.
  • MrMattAdz 30 Sep 2015 22:15:13 3,671 posts
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    What's the equivalent tesla? The model s costs about 20,000 more than the golf.
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