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  1. fuzzy1

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    In some Teslas, the power wiring is a rigid, aluminum bar bent to shape and covered with insulation. These have no flex which makes them like any other solid part without the need for wire support structures:
    Tesla's Extraordinary Design Evolution - Caresoft Teardown - Autoline



    They compare and contrast the charging cables of a Rivian and Cybertruck.

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    I use Firefox (both on my PC and Android device) and both have the uBlock Origin extension and connect through my piHole. Ads are foreign to me lol.
     
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    I take that you now no longer have anything to ad. o_O
     
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    "Ad Guard" for me too. I flipped the switch after a a long series of "dating" advertisements that reminded me of the urban Blue Light street with scantily clad, workers . . . teasers.

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    Speaking of chargers ... any ideas on what may have happened here?

    Randall Cobb ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Home Incident (msn.com)
    "Cobb’s wife, Aiyda Cobb, posted to Instagram to update everyone on the incident. According to her, the family’s house caught fire due to their Tesla car charger combusting. The fire started in the garage, but spread to the rest of the house, forcing the family to quickly evacuate."

    Randall Cobb is a well known professional football player for those interested in who he may be.

    I would guess maybe wiring issues ?
     
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    Actual fault (no pun intended) is yet to be seen. Often these fires are piss poor wiring, then they blame the EVSE. It's well worth it, especially 240v breakers, to be arc fault protected.
    The irony is there's a house fire every 1½ minutes.
    49 House Fire Statistics: How Common Are House Fires?
    Blame a car charger? Media gets all over it like flies on stink.
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    It's not for lack of trying, given the budget increases:

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    And:

    KUOW - Off the Charts: Did Seattle defund the police?

    (So the budget decreased after the data in the graphic above, but only because 911 dispatch and parking enforcement were moved out of the department.)

    Are you suggesting that the problem is that the "city clowncil" isn't nice enough to police officers so they don't investigate property crimes? :unsure:
     
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    A neighbor’s house burned down the day after they had a sprinkler system installed.
    They thought it was the irrigation controller mounted in the garage.
    It went to court and the investigators said it was an unrelated wiring issue.
    But I wonder if they can ever be sure
     
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    That employment headcount chart is 5 years out of date. SPD has shrunk since then.

    There are a lot more problems than that, including hostile police union leaders that hold the people's constitutional civil rights as subordinate to their union's collective bargaining rights, mayors & clowncil repeatedly hamstringing and driving police chiefs out of their positions, and city leadership unable to coherently deal with a wide variety of widespread problems, including homelessness and drug abuse.

    Note also that during those years in your chart, Dems on the city clowncil were the right-hand political wing, not the left-wing.

    But not being a resident of the city itself, I don't get a vote on those issues, instead having to experience the spillover into the broader region.