If an electric car is out of juice on the road, how do you fill it up like you do for a gas car?
The best answer is to buy / lease an Extended Range EV (EREV) like the Chevy Volt or the Ford Fusion Energi. These are EVs with a gasoline generator for backup. I leased a 2012 Volt for 3 years and now I'm leasing a 2015 Volt for 3 more years. I plug it up in my garage every night when I get home and the battery is full every morning. I can drive 40 (sometimes 50!) miles on that $1.30 of electricity then it will automatically start the generator to keep the battery charged to about 20% while you drive around like normal. You can drive 340 miles or so on 9 gallons of gas, pull into a gas station, get more gas, then drive across the country if you want like a normal car. The game changer is being able to plug in and drive on grid power (or directly on sunlight if you have solar panels!) instead of gasoline. So now instead of buying gas every few days or weeks (if you have a hybrid) you can now go several months between fill ups! I've only filled my tank twice since Christmas and that was only because I drove it 1200 miles round trip for Christmas and drove down to Miami in March to see the Formula E race. Since I drive less than 40 miles a day I can do 99% of my driving on the battery without using a drop of gas (even if I go 100 MPH, the generator will not turn on until the battery is drained.) But having the gas range extender means I can go anywhere a gas car can without worrying at all about running out of juice. This is probably our best bet until we can have 200 - 300 mile range out of batteries alone as well as the Tesla Supercharger like chargers for all cars when we go on road trips. Otherwise we just plug in when we get home and use gas if we run out of juice or on long trips.
I live in NJ and will work in NY, do I still have to fill out the NJ W4 or will the IT-2104 suffice?
The prior two commenters did not answer the question. If you work in New York but live in New Jersey, the IT-2104 should be all you need, because you have no earned income in New Jersey, so there should be no reason to complete an NJ-W4. There is one caveat however - if you are going to spend a significant of WORKING days in New Jersey and your employer actually tracks this and withholds New Jersey income tax, then you should complete an NJ-W4 so not too much New Jersey tax is withheld. Otherwise there is no reason to complete an NJ-W4.
Civil Engineering: How do I calculate road cut fill?
Well, normally, I would use my drafting software to help me, however, the typical basis for calculating earth volumes is the average end area method. You have an existing surface and you have a design surface. Sometimes, you add material, or fill, to reach the design surface. Sometimes, you need to excavate, or cut, to get to the design surface.In the picture above, Area 1 and 3 are cut sections. Area 2 is a fill section. You need to find the area of Area 1 and 3 and use the calculation below to determine the cut volume.You need to know the cross-sectional area for at least 2 locations, and their distance apart. The method assumes that the volume between each cross section is a trapezoid. Calculate the area of each section, A1 and A2, and and use the following formula for a trapezoid:Volume Cut = L* ((A1+A3)/2)There is no fill area on the section with A3. Assume, the fill area is zero at this location. In this case, you use the equation for a pyramid. This is because there is assumed to be a single zero point at the furthest cross section. In actuality, it could be zero somewhere within the length between the cross sections.Volume Fill = L*(A2/2)
My neighborhood road has a a lot potholes. What can I do to get it fixed? Do I need to fill out a request form to the government?
First, you need to find out who has maintenance responsibility for the street. Sometimes, it’s the municipality, sometimes, the county, sometimes, the state. It could also be privately maintained.Let’s say it’s a city maintained street. Contact the city Public Works department and report the condition of the street. Most Public Works departments should have a priority list of streets in need of repair. They should be able to tell you where your street ranks on that list. If you think it’s too far down on the list, you might contact your City Councilman/Alderman to complain. It’d be a good idea to get as many of your neighbors to do the same thing.
I am planning a road trip from Chicago, IL to Niagara Falls, NY. How should I plan it over a 3-day weekend?
Since no one has answered my question and I have successfully taken the trip this weekend, I am qualified to answer this (in detail). For the highly busy (& smart) readers, the bold texts should suffice!Day-1, 11:30 pm CST, Chicago, IL -- Solon,OHWe drove throughout the night and after a couple of hours of drive in the opposite direction reached our place of stay in Solon, Ohio at about 10:00 am ET (2 hrs later than planned), which was our Day-2.Day-2, 2:00 pm ET, Solon, OH -- CVNP We went to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, took a nice and beautiful hilly trail from the Standford House area to the Brandywine Falls. We went back to our stay in Solon, OH at about 6:00 pm ET and spent rest of the evening playing cards.Day-3, 9:30 am ET, Solon, OH -- Niagara Falls, NYWe hit the road and headed for our final destination Niagara Falls State Park. We reached the area around 2:30 pm ET. The place being a highly famous tourist attraction, was extremely crowded and it would take forever to maneuver through the traffic and find a parking spot.Again, the park and it's attractions were super busy and there were huge queues to get the tickets and do the activity. We did the "Maid of the mist" (Niagara Falls Boat Rides & Trips).Day-3, 7:30 pm ET, Niagara Falls -- East Aurora, NYAfter having one of the worst (early) dinners of my life, we headed towards our stay area in NY.Day-4, 11:30 am ET, East Aurora, NY -- Chicago, ILWe got up late following morning from the tiresome trip to the falls giving us a late start back home. We made it safe & sound back home 10:00 pm CST.Tips & Info:-1. It is a long, long drive.2. The CVNP is a beautiful place but know in advance what you want to do there. It is easy to get lost there or end up getting too tired.3. The Niagara Falls area is crowded and very touristy.4. Avoid the restaurants in that area and plan to drive a couple of miles away for good food.5. Plan with delays in mind (traffic or otherwise).6. Lastly, watch for speed, especially in Ohio. The Ohio cops are stricter and higher in number around the highways.
How safe is a road trip from NY to LA for two girls?
There are many factors to take into account to determine the answer to this. How old are the girls? How are they traveling? Do they know anyone along the way? I was pretty young and traveled all over the USA by myself but I had lots of training with law enforcement and the Army along with being very confidant in myself. Those who would be the most troublesome to these girls are the type who would prey on the less confidant, gullible girls over those who are vigilant, know their route and have a good vehicle. Knowledge of their route is very important for being able to stay out of areas of cities you are going through that are less then desirable to having some knowledge of how to obtain help if needed will make the trip easier. Also having regular check ins and someone who has knowledge of the planned route is essential to safety. Good luck!
How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.