GRA
Posts: 12386
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:49 pm
Location: East side of San Francisco Bay

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:04 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:55 am
I gritted my teeth through "It's LITERALLY like a giant bank vault" but bailed when he said "It's LITERALLY like driving a giant piece of solid metal around the track." I'm afraid that Millenials LITERALLY make me nauseous. That and why exactly did he turn off the stability control?
<Snip>
SOP for pushing closer to the limits, esp. on a track. See https://practicalmotoring.com.au/voices ... ntrol-off/

People turn off traction control for similar reasons, when doing a fast launch or to allow you to control under/oversteer on corners, i.e.get the tail out: https://flowracers.com/blog/turn-off-tr ... the%20car.

When testing performance cars, auto enthusiast magazines routinely turn off one or both to allow them to enjoy full control and push the car closer to its limits. The average driver, for whom terms like "trailing throttle oversteer" might as well be Greek, and who never pushes a car near its limits, will have no need to turn either off, bar a few situations in snow, sand or mud.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

LeftieBiker
Moderator
Posts: 15731
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:20 pm

The way he was driving the car, I think he would have gotten a better lap with the SC on.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

User avatar
jlv
Moderator
Posts: 1492
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:08 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2014
Leaf Number: 424487
Location: Massachusetts

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:05 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:55 am
LITERALLY make me nauseous.
That literally reminded me of this...
https://youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc?t=164
LEAF '13 SL+Prem (mfg 12/13, leased 4/14, bought 5/17, sold 11/18, 34K mi, AHr 58, SOH 87%)
Tesla S 75D (3/17, 45K mi)
Tesla X 100D (12/18, 23K mi)
ICE free since '18
100K+ 100% BEV miles since '14

GRA
Posts: 12386
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:49 pm
Location: East side of San Francisco Bay

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:41 pm

Has "literally" replaced "you know" among repetitive speaking tics? Or is is just on par with "basically" and "actually"?
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

LeftieBiker
Moderator
Posts: 15731
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:59 pm

GRA wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Has "literally" replaced "you know" among repetitive speaking tics? Or is is just on par with "basically" and "actually"?
As best I can tell, Millenials speak in an endless loop of repetitive speaking tics. Wait, I'll translate:

So, uh, it seems to me, that? Millenials, like, sort of, speak in a LITERALLY endless loop of sort of, you know, ticks. That's MY takeaway, at least. I guess...
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

GRA
Posts: 12386
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:49 pm
Location: East side of San Francisco Bay

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:10 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:59 pm
GRA wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Has "literally" replaced "you know" among repetitive speaking tics? Or is is just on par with "basically" and "actually"?
As best I can tell, Millenials speak in an endless loop of repetitive speaking tics. Wait, I'll translate:

So, uh, it seems to me, that? Millenials, like, sort of, speak in a LITERALLY endless loop of sort of, you know, ticks. That's MY takeaway, at least. I guess...

Then we must flea!
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

LeftieBiker
Moderator
Posts: 15731
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:20 pm

Just to be clear, that homonym was intentional. From car breaks to mute points, millennials are big believers in "close enough."
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

GRA
Posts: 12386
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:49 pm
Location: East side of San Francisco Bay

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:01 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Here I was, expecting you to refer me to the Dept. of Redundancy Dept. for specifying "repetitive" speaking tics. :oops: ;)
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

Return to “Other Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids”