WheelsRCool

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  1. WheelsRCool

    So What Happened?! Details Inside

    The message that was up was funny: "LamboPower will be back in a few hours..." That was up the whole time! Also I notice you got rid of Wheels World (just kidding there seriously, I know that it was pretty inactive)
  2. WheelsRCool

    So What Happened?! Details Inside

    Same, I find the whiteness makes it harder to navigate and read.
  3. WheelsRCool

    Is the Model X a perfect daily driver?

    Why do they rate the "available energy" as a certain amount of kilometers if the energy consumption increases and thus decreases the range? Or did you mean kilowatt-hours instead of km...?
  4. WheelsRCool

    Incoming

    Very nice, timeless design too, IMO easily looks like it could be a brand-new 2018 model.
  5. WheelsRCool

    Is the Model X a perfect daily driver?

    Your original statement was the following: My point was that Apple is no different, their tech has been around forever too, just the particular execution hasn't. Same with Tesla. That is also why I used the rocket example. SpaceX has been very revolutionary, but "what technology did they invent?"
  6. WheelsRCool

    Is the Model X a perfect daily driver?

    We've been launching rockets forever too, but it wasn't until Elon Musk that cheaper, reusable rockets that can land upright became available. We have been charging batteries forever too, but until Tesla, no one in the automotive industry had produced any kind of such automotive batteries and/or electric cars like Tesla has. Regarding Apple, what revolutionary tech did Apple invent? Personal computers were around before Apple came along, and so were cellphones before the iPhone. Apple executed on the concepts with existing technology and new developments and innovations they made to create truly unique products. Tesla has done the same. BTW, I am not myself comparing them with Apple, although I suppose they could be comparable to Apple's earlier years. I agree that Tesla can be open to the wolves and should not be cocky.
  7. WheelsRCool

    Is the Model X a perfect daily driver?

    I understood you meant it as a figure of speech. I took it that you were saying that the tech Tesla is using has been around since the invention of the electric car, which was over 100 years ago (so "forever"). My point was that while the electric car itself has been around "forever," the electric car tech that Tesla has been using has not. Before them, no one had developed car batteries that had the range or the charging times that Teslas have.
  8. WheelsRCool

    Is the Model X a perfect daily driver?

    Would disagree with you in one respect---the tech Tesla did hasn't really been around forever. Yes, "electric cars" have been around forever, but developing electric car technology to the degree that Tesla has no one had done before, and the automotive industry had claimed could not be done. Tesla has brought the concept very far, the problem is that it still isn't far enough yet. Elon Musk as of late seems to be cracking mentally which is not going to help things either. Too much pressure I suppose.
  9. WheelsRCool

    Is the Model X a perfect daily driver?

    Teslas don't need brakes?
  10. WheelsRCool

    Is the Model X a perfect daily driver?

    Electric cars as the technology is right now (not the price) I think are fine for DDs if you have a fixed commute and wouldn't have range anxiety, but for driving long distances, or taking trips, the technology IMO is not there yet. I drive about 26 miles to and from work each day, and would love to have a nice little electric car that had say a 300-400 mile range where I could just plug it in each night when I got home. I would have an older secondary ICE vehicle for taking long-distance trips, or escaping the area in the event of a natural disaster, etc...the problem is that the electric cars are still way too pricey. They have a ways to go still in getting the battery tech down price-wise.
  11. If there was not any problem of people breeding certain "pitbull" breeds for fighting and violence, then yes it would be surprising. That analogy is wrong. Remember, "pitbull" breeds are not violent, with the exceptions of certain ones from unscrupulous breeders.
  12. You could say that about things like Lambos or firearms ownership. For example: "I can maybe understand someone owning a gun for self-defense, but any guy who owns ten guns, it is a just a penis thing and insecurity on his part." "Only men with small ones drive big SUVs or pickup trucks."
  13. The dogs above can very much be confused with being pitbulls, along with other dogs, to the detriment of the dogs as it then leads them to get treated in the wrong fashion. And yes, sometimes bulldogs can be confused as well. And my point about the beagle versus the "pitbull" is that it oftentimes is mistreatment of the dog that makes them aggressive, not anything inherent in the dogs themselves. In the case of our beagle, we did not mistreat him (the total opposite), but we didn't know how to raise him properly either and as I said, he turned out to be rather mental. Again, there is no such thing as a "breed" of pitbull. All that would mean is that the dogs labeled as pitbulls that are bred for aggression and/or treated wrongly make up the largest share of the attacks. It does not mean that there is anything inherently violent in the dogs labeled as pitbulls as there is no such thing technically as a "pitbull." Black men also commit the majority of violent crimes, obviously it doesn't mean there is anything inherently violent about being black. It has to do with other factors. With dogs labeled as "pitbulls," it's no different. If a "pitbull" dog attacks, it either was mistreated or is one of the breeds labeled as "pitbull" that comes from a breeder who has focused on violence, which as I said, some started doing. And none of those beagle attacks would have been mine because mine didn't disfigure me. Again, no such thing as a "breed" of pitbull. It refers to a number of different breeds. I had nothing to do with the selection of the dog at the time, as I was only around ten or eleven years-old.
  14. They do not have any locking jaws, their jaws are no different than any other dog. As for breeding them to be killers, that only started recently with certain breeds labeled as "pitbulls" and thus you just have to watch what breeder you get them from. Others are specifically bred to be very friendly. I agree though that there are unfortunately a portion of lunkheads that get them precisely because they think they are aggressive and want that aggressive aspect.
  15. That's actually not true. For example, the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier are two different breeds but look rather identical, to the point that sometimes experts have trouble distinguishing the two. Both are generally labeled as "pitbulls," but the Staffordshire Terrier was bred for friendliness and playfulness. Both breeds have a common ancestor that was used for fighting and hunting, but that generally ended in the 1800s and then they became known as great family dogs. However, around the 1990s, some started breeding dogs like the Pit Bull Terrier for fighting. The Pit Bull Terrier is itself generally very friendly from what I understand, but unfortunately now some are aggressive because of people breeding them for aggressiveness to fight. It is important to get one from a licensed, known breeder that breeds for friendliness. Another dog often labeled as a "pitbull" is the American Bully, which is a fantastic family dog and very loving. "Pitbull" usually refers to about four breeds, but there are some breeds that have no genetic linkage to the dogs labeled as "pitbulls" that still look similar, and thus often also get labeled as a pitbull. For example, the Presa Canario. The Presa Canario is a mastiff dog, but it looks similar to dogs labeled as pitbulls, and also can be aggressive as it is bred to be a guard dog and hunting and working dog: Also the Cane Corso: The Dogo Argentino is another one, a mastiff and hunting dog, not bred for fighting. People don't think much of Rottweilers or Dobermans, but they can be aggressive if not socialized and raised properly. However there isn't the concern about them like with "pitbulls" because there aren't the stories of attacks from them. Dogs labeled arbitrarily as "pitbulls" can be very friendly and loving dogs that are excellent with little children. A lot of times, it just depends on how the dog is raised and socialized and all that. When I was little, we had a purebred beagle named Snoopy. (one of these) Snoopy was a bit mental (probably as a result of his being a purebred) and was HIGHLY aggressive. You had to be very careful taking him for walks because if you encountered another dog, he'd try to start a fight with it. He also was very guard dog-like in his behavior. We unfortunately were idiots and didn't know to have him neutered and how to raise him and all that. One day he did something wrong and I spanked him. He responded by almost tearing out my eye (I was extremely lucky as somehow he missed the actual eyeball). He knew he'd done wrong however afterwards, but he still was prone to aggressiveness and we had to have him put down. Now people don't generally think of beagles as aggressive, but if Snoopy had been any of the breeds that look like a pitbull with his behavior, I guarantee you people would have associated it with the supposed aggressiveness of "pitbulls." In reality, it was just a fault of how he'd been raised and his breeding, even though he was one of the "harmless" dog breeds. In fact, had he been one of the actual "pitbull" breeds, he might never have had that aggressiveness problem.