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    Why did we abandon hydrogen cars so quickly?

    I don't but a neighbor has one. He has a 3 year lease, on last year. He now hates the car. While fuel is free with the lease, it's $12 - $16 USD if he kept the car. He has had a loaner Camry twice due to no fuel available. He has had no mechanical problems, but some unexpected driving...
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    Why did we abandon hydrogen cars so quickly?

    "Why not? NiMH batteries are literally the electricity - hydrogen - electricity conversion for example and modern NiMH are in excess of 90% efficient charge/discharge." This thinking is so wrong on so many levels. Battery chemistry and storing hydrogen from electrolysis are not really...
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    Why did we abandon hydrogen cars so quickly?

    I am not sure where the size vehicle will favor hydrogen, maybe trains and bigger? If it's at all possible to use electricity directly (or batteries) you have about a 40% efficiency advantage. The electricity - hydrogen - electricity cycle just cannot be made very efficient. But hydrogen does...
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    Are components with high power draw an issue for you?

    7 years ago I put in a ton of solar, it has paid for itself in reduced electric bills. I am not at all worried about power use, it's free. Heat is taken out by the heat pump, my system is water cooled and almost silent.
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    Why did we abandon hydrogen cars so quickly?

    90K miles, hundreds of 1/4 mile runs (all the Hellcats and Demons quit due to breakage) and still not one dime in maintenance. 0-60 has slipped to 2.4 though on Dragy. If EVs are trash, they are still way ahead of any other tech right now. I am not sure any Taycan owner would agree with you either.
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    Why did we abandon hydrogen cars so quickly?

    Correct me if I am wrong, but this looks like a hydrogen holding system, not a hydrogen creation system. Something Toyota could use to get rid of the high pressure tanks which Sandy has said is a problem. But it does not address the basic problem of how expensive hydrogen is and will be...
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    Why did we abandon hydrogen cars so quickly?

    More likely it will never happen. BEVs are too good and too far ahead. Toyota seems more interested in slowing BEV adoption to keep ICE sales than FCVs. No one else really has a contender for the BEV vehicle array. While the theory is good, FCVs are just too expensive to run. Check the Toyota...
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    600w psu enough for R9 290?

    Because the rest of the world does not matter? I am glad you are running well, but just because you are does not mean the manufacturers are wrong. And, sometimes it is good to be able to expand - like when your friend lets you test out crossfire with his card while he is on vacation.
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    Where would you install your Games? ( SSD or HDD )

    I have too many games for my SSD. Anything I need to load quickly gets a temporary load on the SSD. MMO's and offline games can usually load slower so they go on the raid. As an aside, this is one reason I hate games that have to be installed. Most games can reside in their own folder and can be...
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    Will my PSU handle the GTX 770?

    That was supposed to be funny EarthDog.
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    Who is moving to 4K?

    I have to agree about the blacks, I play in a fairly dark room and my "blacks" are a very dark grey.
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    AMD Fiji XT R9 390X Specs Leak

    All LED here except attic and a few motion detectors. They come on so seldom it is not worth the cost of replacement. So far the rumors I see are just what we expect, no die shrink, more power.
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    AMD Fiji XT R9 390X Specs Leak

    100Watts = accidentally leaving a light on in the attic
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    Upgrading a 560ti 448 to a 970ti worth it or wait?

    As usual the opinions posted mostly are correct, but all fluff. The 970 is a great buy right now and there is no good reason to wait. That being said you need to look at your future. Will you be hardcore 4K 120 Hz or traditional 1080 60 Hz for the next couple of years? 1080 at 60 Hz should be no...
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    Will my PSU handle the GTX 770?

    Hehe, you are right mission critical could probably get by with a tier 2 PSU.
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