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The Hyperloop
I am so amazed about the ability of the human race to fall for this bullshit.
Companies and governments are wasting their money.

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  • 9
    Thanks

    In germany the politicians wanted to push Helitaxis into the cities. Turned out that they were only prototypes and none of them could fly when they first revealed it
  • 9
    But it’s all about the name and popularity, right ?

    Product and quality doesn’t matter. It’s fashion show all the time.
  • 2
    @ScaryException you really don't like em do you
  • 6
    welcome to this world.

    Exploit or get exploited, no in between.
  • 2
  • 2
    Please state which companies and governments are investing in hyperloop over maglev? I'm not aware of any.
  • 4
    @gibus

    India
    US dep of transportation,
    Dubai

    To name a few.
  • 8
    "b-but elon m-musk!!!1!1!1!!1!1"
  • 4
    Reminds me of the time when Theranos was "out for blood"
  • 4
    @Linux Dubai makes sense, because it's known for very extravagant projects which are widely impractical.

    The US government is not building a hyperloop, it's just been classified. California is building a high speed rail line. I think Connecticut is building one also. But there's no actual hyperloop projects being built.
  • 2
    Hug that hyperloop - I can't wait for starlink to get global coverage.
  • 3
    Remember the Triton Gills? Venture idiots shoved nearly a million dollars into a crowdfunding campaign that had a pretty video about a guy who had invented a way to breathe underwater with a very small device.

    He "proved" it worked by diving in his backyard pool for a few seconds at a time.

    At least it was so utterly dumb and fake that the guy had to refund everything.
  • 0
    I'm reminded of 1864...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    h t t p s : / / e n . w i k i p e d i a . o r g / w i k i / C r y s t a l _ P a l a c e _ p n e u m a t i c _ r a i l w a y

    https://ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2012/...

    h t t p s : / / w w w . i a n v i s i t s . c o . u k / b l o g / 2 0 1 2 / 1 1 / 2 6 / l o n d o n s - l o s t - p n e u m a t i c - r a i l w a y s /
  • 1
    @Linux
    US Dept of transportation only gave the nod that the plans are viable. Funding for railway projects comes from the Federal Railway authority.

    India under the current administration won't consider building one until they're so past tense they can copy the existing work from the public domain and claim vedic mathematics made it all possible.
  • 1
    @SortOfTested What are these vedic maths?
  • 1
    @nitnip
    A fiction cooked up in the early days of Hindu nationalism that tries to show that ancient indian religious texts encode evidence of a mathematically superior society that existed historically. It has been a cottage industry since the 60s, when a now discredited book was published about it, and recently made an appearance when a BJP muckity muck tried to give a significant amount of credit to the idea as responsible for the success of the moon mission.

    Hindutva adherents have tried to do the same thing with cold fusion, flying cars etc. It's all rather dumb.

    https://openthemagazine.com/art-cul...
  • 0
    Rode a metro today, felt like a slower and much more mature version of the Hyperloop. Kinda what they're turning it into now, aren't they... Omagerd it's such a fast and modern system!1!

    And what did they get now for a test track.. half the length of an airplane runway, placed in the middle of nowhere. Just enough to get a camera set going? 🤔
  • 0
    @SortOfTested

    Damn, I was so hoping to find the secrets of cold fusion there !

    If only we could figure out what red mercury was..

    One cold fusion secret is deuterium in palladium loading.

    Related links:

    Complicated stuff:

    https://tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~bdj10/...

    > COLD FUSION, An Objective Assessment

    Simple stuff:

    https://undsci.berkeley.edu/article...

    > The science behind cold fusion
  • 0
    @Nanos

    Makes me wonder if its a new material, like kryptonite..

    https://reddit.com/r/science/...
  • 0
    @Nanos
    Cold fusion works, just not on earth.

    India also did not having it 2000 years ago, as a former education minister purported. 😋
  • 0
    @SortOfTested

    Is that because of gravity ?

    They might have had it 2,000 years ago..

    Related links:

    https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4541

    > Defusing India's Ancient Atomic Blasts

    ------

    The facts behind an urban legend claiming a nuclear war in India some 12,000 years ago.

    ------

    http://veda.wikidot.com/ancient-cit...

    h t t p : / / v e d a . w i k i d o t . c o m / a n c i e n t - c i t y - f o u n d - i n - i n d i a - i r r a d i a t e d - f r o m - a t o m i c - b l a s t

    Ancient technology lost to time, maybe, since it happens today quite easily !

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    h t t p s : / / e n . w i k i p e d i a . o r g / w i k i / J o h n _ T i t o r

    https://youtube.com/watch/...

    > Did a 2036 Time Traveller really come back

    > for this old IBM? | John Titor
  • 0
    @Nanos

    Kek, do you actually believe that? XD
  • 0
    @SortOfTested That goes beyond anything I ever imagined. Truly India is ahead of its times when it comes to that kind of shitpost. John Titor has nothing on vedic maths.
  • 0
    @Linux

    Which part ?

    The IBM 1975 5100 model hidden feature of a system360 assembly emulator ?

    Or the 32bit Unix problem due on 314 utc 19th January 2038 ?

    Both of those appear true.

    As for the others, my mind is open to the possibilities.
  • 0
    @Linux

    If you mean cold fusion, and loading of deuterium into palladium, yes the results I've seen indicate that does work.

    Not tested that myself yet though. :-)

    More important things to work on..
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