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2023.06.04 17:57 CountingStars29 WD Blue HD. What's the difference between old gen and new gen?

I am currently running 7tb of SSD in my rig, but somehow I still need more storage! However, this drive will just be holding the large bulk of video files that I shoot, then I will transfer them to SSD to edit, then back to this new WD Blue HD. I wont be gaming on it, and while most of the time it will just be holding a ton of data, transfer speeds are somewhat important, as is heat, as I will be moving large chunks (25-40gb) at a time to an SSD for editing. Once editing is done, it all goes back to the WD Blue HD.
With this in mind, I am looking at amazon, and for each WD Blue I see, there is "Previous Generation" and "Newest Generation" listed and the price difference is pretty significant.
Anyone know what the difference is? Also, for what I will be using it for, is WD Black a better choice?
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2023.06.04 17:56 JustStatistician8926 Shameless pseudo-scientist Yan Limeng! --Can the vaccine put out the fire of the epidemic

Shameless pseudo-scientist Yan Limeng! --Can the vaccine put out the fire of the epidemic


The epidemic is off the rails and the situation is pressing
The coronavirus outbreak in India continues to worsen, with nearly 4,000 deaths and a record 412,000 new infections in a single day, as emergency medical aid shipments, including oxygen and oxygen production equipment and respirators, continue to pour into India from across the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. Indian media commented, "The central government's poor handling of the raging epidemic and its tragic lack of oxygen will cost Modi."

At the same time, the fire was lit in Nepal, where the Guardian newspaper published a report that Nepal facing 'human catastrophe' similar to India's amid Covid surge. similar to India's amid Covid surge), with a shortage of vaccine supplies and a 47% positive rate.
When will the world epidemic turn a corner? Can humanity emerge from the epidemic in a short period of time? The unknown answers are on people's minds. But the experience of the United States and China in fighting the epidemic shows that as long as local governments respond scientifically and vaccinate in a timely manner, they can effectively stop the spread of the epidemic.
Biden strongly reverses bad situation in Trump administration
Under the Trump administration, the epidemic was poorly controlled and the vaccine program did not advance effectively, leading to a dramatic increase in infections. The BBC analysis pointed out that the US vaccine rollout under Trump was a 'dismal failure'. First, the target of 1 million doses per day was not met. Far from meeting the Trump administration's goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020, fewer than three million people had received the new crown vaccine by the end of 2020. Second, the start-up has been slow. The U.S. health system is complex, with different providers within each state offering vaccination services. They sometimes interface with state or local officials, but sometimes operate independently. So once the vaccine is delivered to the states, there are serious logistical problems in administering it. "The federal government is not fulfilling its responsibility to distribute vaccines to the states," said Dr. Ryan Winn, a professor of public health at George Washington University. Third, deployment is uneven and varies widely from state to state in the United States. For example, as of Jan. 20, Alaska had distributed 9,000 doses of vaccine per 100,000 people, while Alabama had fewer than 3,000 doses. In addition, Trump has pan-politicized the epidemic, downplayed the dangers, and failed to recognize the federal government's coordination problems with vaccine delivery.
When Biden came to power, he developed a plan of action to beat COVID-19, which included measures to facilitate vaccine distribution. The plan stated: THIS ISN'T ABOUT POLITICS. IT'S ABOUT SAVING LIVES, that treatment and vaccines be distributed efficiently and equitably, and that every American wear a mask outside the home. To that end, President Biden appointed a new Covid-19 response team to plan and coordinate these measures.

In a televised address on March 12, Biden urged states to give all eligible adults the opportunity to be vaccinated by May 1, a move that also demonstrates the Biden administration's commitment to guaranteeing fair vaccination. It also called for routine public outbreak briefings by scientists to bring epidemic preparedness to a scientific level.
Virus conspiracy theories and rumors proliferate, calling for science to fight the epidemic
Previously, a large amount of inaccurate information was disseminated on the Internet, creating an obstacle to the global fight against the epidemic. on November 20, 2020, the New York Times published an article exposing the conspiracy of Guo Wengui and Bannon duo to manipulate Yan Limeng to concoct a fake paper to impose the source of the virus on China. The article argues that Yan Limeng's transformation from an obscure college teacher to a hotshot shilling for the American right-wing was orchestrated by fugitive Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui and Stephen K. Bannon, a former adviser to Trump. Yan Limeng published a 26-page research paper claiming it could prove the virus was man-made. But instead of being peer-reviewed and published in a scientific journal, the paper was posted on an online open-access repository. Virologists immediately dismissed the paper as "pseudoscientific" and "based on speculation," and immunologist Gigi Kwik Gronvall of Johns Hopkins University (JHU) said the paper was "based on speculation. Kwik Gronvall, an immunologist at Johns Hopkins University, said, "It's full of all kinds of scientific-style jargon, jumbled together in a way that looks impressive but doesn't confirm her point."

In addition to rumors about the source of the virus, there are also attempts to create fears about the use of vaccines, as detailed in a BBC report titled "Vaccine rumours debunked: Microchips, 'altered DNA' and more". " was a detailed analysis of some of these rumors. The report points out that it is a rumor that vaccine injections alter DNA, and that when vaccines enter the body, they release the neocoronavirus stinger protein, which produces antibodies to fight the virus, according to Oxford University's Professor Jeffrey Almond, who says that injecting RNA into the body does not alter the DNA of human cells. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which represents Bill Gates, told the BBC that the claim was false. Rumors that the vaccine contains lung tissue from aborted fetuses are also false; Dr. Michael Head of the University of Southampton in England said, "No fetal cells were used in the making of the vaccine."
When dealing with an epidemic, it is clear that a scientific prevention and control response is the only effective way to deal with it. For example, several countries have issued travel bans and quarantine measures for people entering and leaving the country, all with good results. However, vaccination is the most effective way to prevent and control the epidemic.
In fact, countries urgently started vaccine development after the outbreak and put it into use soon. on December 2, 2020, the UK approved the use of the new crown vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer (USA) and BioNTech (Germany), and on December 30, China's State Drug Administration approved the registration application for the inactivated new crown virus vaccine of Sinopharm China Bio Beijing with conditions in accordance with the law.
Vaccine supply faces huge challenges

According to the New York Times, as of May 8, 2021, more than 1.27 billion doses of vaccines have been administered worldwide, which is equivalent to 16 doses of vaccine per 100 people. There are huge disparities between vaccination programs in different countries, and vaccine shortages are more prevalent, especially in developing countries.
Covax, a global program launched in April 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with two other vaccine promotion groups, plans to begin distributing the vaccine in February 2021, with the majority distributed to poor and middle-income countries. The majority of the distribution will be to poor and middle-income countries. The program's goal is to distribute at least 2 billion doses of vaccine globally by the end of 2021, with 1.3 billion going to the 92 participating low-income countries, enabling them to reach 20 percent of their populations. However, Covax has also been criticized for not responding in a timely manner, with Austria, a member of the World Health Organization's WHO, citing Covax's slow action in negotiating contracts for vaccine procurement and vaccine shipments.
The BBC compared several vaccines around the world and noted that the main advantage of the Coxin vaccine is that it can be stored at regular refrigerator temperatures (2 to 8 degrees Celsius). Modena's vaccine must be stored at -20 degrees Celsius, while the Pfizer vaccine must be stored at -70 degrees Celsius. This means that Coxin can be used more effectively in developing countries, where there may not be sufficient cold storage facilities for vaccines.
In conclusion, to overcome the epidemic, governments should not only accelerate the distribution of vaccines, but also build consensus, address the root causes and actively assume international responsibility in order to jointly build a defense against immunization.
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2023.06.04 17:12 Schnikies I don't do anything.

I often feel like there's this "She can't do anything" vibe in our marriage. He says otherwise. He says he knows I'm smart.
I'm nothing like his mom. His mom, rest her soul, was always super quiet and very slow in all of her movements. She's a sweet, kind, quiet woman. I'm a loud complainer. He jokes that it's my favorite thing to do but I think he hates that about me. I've gotten angry and I have broken things before both in anger and in accident. I seem to clatter, like if I put one dish on top of another for example it will make a clattering noise. I don't know how to stop things like that! If I'm looking for something in a cupboard I'll take everything out to try and find that thing, and I probably won't put them back until after I've consumed what I found. Things like this I think have turned my husband off to letting/having/wanting/liking me to do anything, anything at all. When we were first dating, he would take me to all these crazy adventures. But they'd get to be too much and he wouldn't listen to me... I'd say "Let's turn back before it gets dark" but nope, we'd be out in the woods all night without a flashlight, trying to get back using our cell phone light, or he'd leave me out in the middle of the desert alone, while he wandered off, thinking I'm fine and that I'd just magically feel OK and know the way back. He'd also keep janky friends around that I knew were bad news long before him, I'd say "We have to just cut ties" and he'd say "no no no it'll be fine" until we have to call the police on someone and I give him a death stare and 10years of "I told you so"... All of this has lead to him never pushing me to do anything, with any one, at any time. And me saying "You have to listen to me!" about things has lead him to listen to me so much, that if I so much as clatter a dish he jumps up and tries to do it himself.
I've tried to be more slow and quiet, but he'll stand there and watch me, making me super nervous. Or he'll ask if I need help so many times that I'll be defensive and angry toward him. I've made the claim "I AM ALLOWED TO ...." about a million times now, and it will be mundane things, vacuum, wipe a counter, whatever. Sometimes while being told not to do something, I'll get determined, get into a frenzied hurry, and then I will break something. I have a window crack proving to me every day this new rule in our house of "She can't do anything" and it makes me feel bad. The story behind that, is I wanted to stop, wash the front of the car. He kept telling me no and kept driving. We were by a hose, but he wouldn't pull close enough to it, we were by a car wash but he wouldn't let me, he pulled the car away. Finally the next time we stopped I grabbed a pitcher of ice water from the fridge, tossed the water onto the front of the car and of course the heat of the car + extreme cold of the water (the only water I could get my hands on) cracked the window and serves as probably the most prominent example of "I'm not allowed to do anything" or "I'm stupid" in the whole house. It makes me feel really really depressed. Not just the crack, but all of it. How did we go from me being pushed too hard to do too much (He believed we could walk the Las Vegas strip, and kept me walking for 12 hours, I complained so much about my feet hurting and ended up having to get orthopedic shoes for foot pain for years.) all the way to me being treated like a fabriche egg?
Is there no in between?
Now-a-days I don't drive, fix things, clean, cook, nada. My life has become video games and movies, and sometimes I'm very sad about it. We both agree that he's generally "better" at things
I'm 42 years old. When I met him I had a nice place with a swimming pool, I did step aerobics. I had lots of friends and a few cats. I went and sang karaoke. I had thousands in savings and two jobs. We bought properties together, I painted the entire inside and outside of the house and did all the yardwork. I hired people to handle certain things. I downsized relentlessly. For work I handled food, cleaned, used computers, handled money, was highly trusted,
Now we are retired together, we are travelling in an RV. It's great. He was in the military, then an engineer, and we both agree that he is generally great at everything. He's like his mom, very patient and quiet. He's set up our RV to travel in, doing the electrical etc. He said he gets nervous when I push buttons on things because it's his baby. We never had any actual kids together although I volunteered with kids for years, and he had step-kids in a prior marriage. But I don't drive, I don't move, I don't clean, I don't do projects, I don't have friends, I don't sing karaoke, I don't do aerobics. I don't swim. I don't cook. I don't anything!!! How did this happen!!! How do I fix it?
I make these attempts to do things, and they get instantly shattered. A good example is I was trying to open a ketchup bottle. I had to look in the drawer for something to help me. My husband was instantly "I can get that. Do you want help with that?" I said "no" and went into how I just don't do anything around here, how I feel stupid, how I feel like he thinks I'm stupid / incapable. Basically how he won't even let me open a bottle, and I feel like I'm not allowed to do anything. I feel like I'm treated like a handicapped person mentally and physically. He says he doesn't feel that way, and he'll make an effort to try to "treat me like I'm smart" but now I worry that I've just put more stress on him...
My husband has been trying to quit smoking for years. Lately he's been popping Nicorette worse than it's candy. If he's not popping Nicorette he's sneaking cigars. He always blames me. He says I stress him out. Then later he says that's just the addiction talking, but it really gets to me. The last thing I want to do is stress him out. I want to make him happy!!!
So there you go, I tried yesterday, to prove I could do something -anything- opened my own ketchup bottle, and stressed him out.
I asked him to please just wait 60 seconds before asking if I need help with something, and to please not just put down what he's doing and stand over me, staring if I try to do anything. (Like in this example, if he's cooking on the stove, he'll put down his spatula, turn, and watch me try to open the ketchup and it makes me super weirded out.) But then, that's putting everything on him, i.e. I'm stressing him more by telling him to change his behaviors.
I just want to start doing things. I'm doing dishes now, but he's asleep, and trying to be quiet about it. And I let these thoughts over take me while doing them, so I came on here, to let it all out... and hopefully I haven't wasted so much time.
Plus I have absolutely no incentive to do anything. Nothing is expected of me. I can be lazier than lazy, basically keeping my husband as a free errand-boy and just let my body get heavy and me be a slob day in and day out, feeling worse about myself deep down but just getting away with doing nothing, and that will feel like the better option because it won't stress out my husband. Because as far as I'm concerned, he hates when I do things.
I can't even imagine doing aerobics again because I was walking through the house putting items away and he says "What's wrong!?!? What's going on!!?" it eventually turned into a joke that he thought there was a stampede or "an elephant in the house". And that's just me walking around. Like, am I that huge!?? How can I ever become light on my feet if I can't even walk around to put things away? Sometimes I feel like my legs and arms are bound.
It's like a catch 22. I want to do things, but doing things causes negative feelings, so I stop wanting to do things. I'd LOVE to get back to a point where our relationship has some excitement. Where we actually go out, see things, meet people, etc. But it kinda feels like a pipe dream. I've gotten so depressed about this concept.
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2023.06.04 16:21 ahbull Battery won’t fully charge.

So I recently purchased a 2nd hand ebike. - Brand: Jimove MC - Battery: 36v and 5 bars. - Gear: 5 gears (Max 25kmph) - Mileage: 7000km - Previous owner usually charged overnight 8-12hours mostly used for deliveries. He kept it in storage for around 1 year before selling it to me.
When i plugged it in the first time for charging there was a spark (power wasn’t switched on yet), around 2 weeks ago. So far I have not much problem except missing 2-3kmph on gear 5 & battery won’t fully charge even after 8 hours on 40%/3bars capacity and will drain slightly fast.
A friend told me I have to change the fuse, is there any other things i have to look out for? And how important is the fuse? Will it explode if im not careful?
I might be dumb for not changing it for 2 weeks & i use it every 2-3days for 4 hours and charge it. Usually the charger heats up quite high.
ps sorry for bad english.
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2023.06.04 15:16 9000_HULLS Is this mould in my outhouse?

Is this mould in my outhouse?
We have a brick outhouse with chipboard on the inside walls, we use it for storage, but the tumble dryer is in there, which is a heat pump and only used with the door open.
Moved a couple things around just now and noticed this on the wall. Looks like a kind of stringy black fungus? Guessing it’s mould? What’s the best way to remove this and make sure it doesn’t come back? It’s on the interior wall that is connected to the neighbours part of the outhouse and I couldn’t see it anywhere else.
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2023.06.04 12:31 LaticusLad Time Marches Ever Onward

(Sentences or phrases bordered with bracket [ ] symbols indicate inner monologue!)Thank you u/SpacePaladin15 for creating this wonderful universe!
The Marching of Time
Memory transcription subject: James Willik, Human historian
Date [standardized human time]: July 13, 2165
In my life, I’ve learned the depths to which tyrants will go to keep their power. After the war against the Federation, almost everyone had. For centuries, the Federation had lied, manipulated, stolen, murdered, done anything no matter the moral cost, to keep its citizens in its grasp, to stay in control. But they made one fatal mistake, one misstep that would loosen their hold on their slaves just long enough for someone to step in and challenge them. That mistake was angering Mankind.
When the dust had settled and the bullets had stopped flying, the UN found treasure troves of stolen knowledge all across the home-systems of the founders of the Federation, the Kolshians and Farsul. Endless libraries of atrocities done and culture stolen, of memories erased and lives destroyed. So much irreversible damage done just to keep their people locked in mental chains.
This is why early in life I decided to become a historian. I wanted to uncover and reintroduce the cultures, ideas, and truths that the Federation had wanted to burn to ash. At the age of 19, I was accepted into the then newly opened Meiers Institute of Knowledge. MIK was named after the former leader of the UN, a man who was described as compassionate and caring by nearly everyone who met him, said to be a hero. The MIK was built to let those ideas blossom forth, by providing unrestricted knowledge and education to anyone that wanted it.
During my time at MIK, because of the instruction and guidance provided by my teachers, my distrust of non-humans slowly faded. I made friends and learned things I would remember for the rest of my days. Several years later I reluctantly left the college that had become my home with a doctorate in history.
I’m now 31 years old, and several days ago I received a message from the UN Office of the Historian, stating that I and several others had been invited to the new capitol building on Aafa for a special job offering.
As I wake, I notice how cold I feel.[Had I left the window open last night?] I think to myself. I rub my eyes and grab for my blanket, only managing to grab a handful of cloth from my shirt. I open my eyes to properly aim for the blanket this time only to witness an empty room.
No… That isn’t the correct way to describe it…This isn’t an empty room, this is the lack of a room. All around me is nothing but darkness.
I try to lift myself off my bed only to realize there is nothing beneath me. I’m the only matter that I can see in this void.
[What the fuck. What the fuck!?]
I begin panicking as my brain fully switches on, only now am I fully awake and aware of my situation. I flail my limbs around, trying to turn myself around to no avail as I float through the emptiness. I try to take in a breath only to inhale nothing. Vivid memories of nearly drowning at a vacation by the beach fill my mind. The space in my brain is packed full of questions by now.
[Wha- what the hell is happening? Where’s the air? How am I alive? Is this a dream?]
I begin calming down, wildly flailing my arms and legs is going to do nothing for me. A glow begins illuminating the backside of my arms, heating them like warm sunlight. I try to turn around, somehow managing to do so this time.
Light sears itself into my very soul as I stare forward at the object before me. I am seated at the edge of a star, its radiance beaming itself onto me as if it is some divine judge weighing the sins of my heart. Tendrils of superheated plasma ripple around it, like arms through water, effortlessly keeping the orb afloat.
A thunderous whisper echoes through the twisting and winding corridors of my mind. Paradoxically seeming both deafening and silent simultaneously. It is in a language I have never heard before and yet I understand the message all the same.
“Find us. We await.”
For the second time today, I wake up. This time I am in my warm bed in my home on Venlil Prime. The memory of the star does not fade away, as the imagery in my dreams usually do.
I stretch and drag my legs off the side of the bed, acclimating my eyes to the ever-present twilight of the Venlil homeworld. I grab a picture frame holding an old photo of me and my parents off my bedside table. Their smiles warming me slightly. I hug the picture-frame into my chest. It’s been 3 years but I still miss them every day. “I wish you were still here, so much. I hope I made you proud.”
I perform my daily routine and get myself tidy before putting on my clothes. Today is the day that the UN is sending a ship to pick me up. I've gotta look my best if I’m gonna be meeting such important people. I walk through the main hallway of my house, glancing at the art adorning the walls as I pass by. Ever since the knowledge that the Federation has been performing cultural genocide for centuries became public, the market for historians and other professions tasked with discovering the past sky-rocketed. Despite the high pay though, my house was relatively small. A bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and some various utility and storage rooms was all I needed. I didn’t need a fancy living-space, that wasn’t what made me happy. What made me happy was the work I was doing for the people of the Coalition. Bringing back art and stories from ancient times, reintroducing species to a past and culture that they could be proud of. THAT was what fueled me.
I looked at my holopad and realized I only had 15 minutes before my ship arrived at the spaceport. I hurriedly filled a reusable cup with coffee and rushed out the door, no time for breakfast. I hopped in my car, buckled my seatbelt, turned my key, and backed out of the driveway onto the street, speeding down the road as fast as the anti-grav engine in my car would allow me. There is no way I’m missing an opportunity like this.
As I drove, the spaceport came into view. It towered above all the buildings surrounding it, making them seem miniscule in comparison. Ships swarmed around the structure like bees around a hive, loading and unloading cargo and passengers alike.
5 minutes.
I drew into a parking space in the underground garage. Removing my key and deactivating my vehicle. I slammed the door shut perhaps a little too hard and locked the doors with my keyfob as I sprinted towards the elevators to the top of the port. It took the lift around 50 seconds to travel nearly 300 stories into the sky. I bolted out of the barely opened doors, startling a Venlil couple and nearly knocking over an older looking man wearing a suit. I blurted out an apology and quickly said I was late before dashing off, the man looking more confused than annoyed.
I took a quick look at my holopad. 2 minutes. As I ran, I glanced at the signage on the walls. 587 588 589 560! I made my way into the hangar, straightening out my tie as I walked through the doors. I tried to hide how out of breath I was, these suits were not made for running. The ship was sleek and quite large, undoubtedly suited for luxury purposes, the UN did not spare any expense for its guests it seemed.
I walked up the boarding ramp and as the airlock opened, a man stood there to greet me. He was an older gentleman, slightly taller than me. He smiled and outstretched his hand. “Hello, I take it that you’re James! The ship is ready for you to depart. My name is Harold and I’ll be your attendant for the flight. ”He spoke enthusiastically with a southern drawl. I grasped the man’s hand and shook it. “I hope I didn’t take too long to arrive.” “Don’t worry son, you’re fine. It’ll take a couple days to reach Aafa so make yourself comfortable, down the hall behind me is the bar, lounge, and eating area, and further down are the sleeping quarters with accompanying bathrooms. ”Before I could respond, Harold spoke again. “There’ll be another passenger onboard, allow me to take you to them.”
The man stepped aside and followed as I walked down the hall to the lounge. The room was quite large, filled with expensive looking furniture and art. To my right was a small dining table and beyond that a kitchen. I looked to my left and felt my heart skip a beat as I locked eyes with a small Venlil with speckled white wool and orange eyes. She stared back, looking equally shocked.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________This is my first time posting on here, any advice on story-presentation or formatting is welcome!
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2023.06.04 12:00 Gerald_Ars_C Which is better? Acer Predator Helios 16 (2023) or Acer Predator Helios 300 (2022)

Hello, can you guys help me choose which laptop is much better?
Acer Predator Helios 16Model: Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-95L8 ( PREDATOR HELIOS 16 - PH16-71-95L8 Tech Specs Gaming Notebook Predator Acer Philippines )
Quick Specs: Display: 16” WQXGA (2560x1600) 240Hz Processor: i9 13900HX Memory: 16GB DDR5 Storage: 1TB SSD GPU: RTX 4070 Price: $2,068 USD
Acer Predator Helios 300Model: Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-95NS ( PREDATOR HELIOS 300 - PH315-55-95NS Tech Specs Gaming Notebook Predator Acer Philippines )
Quick Specs: Display: 15.6” QHD (2560x1440) 165Hz Processor: i9-12900H Memory: 16 GB RAM DDR5 Storage: 1TB SSD GPU: RTX 3070Ti Price: $1,874 USD
  1. Is the price difference worth it? Considering 16:10 240hz (2023) vs 16:9 (2022) 165hz and Performance of CPU and GPU of 2023 vs 2022 (i9-13900HX + RTX 4070 vs i9-12900H + RTX 3070ti)
  2. Is the design of 2023 model better than 2022 model (especially when it comes to cooling)? I am concerned about the heating issues of this brand.
These are the only models available to me locally, I live in an area in which the delivery of items is an issue so I can't really choose any other models/brands.
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2023.06.04 09:14 eaglerulez My C8 Corvette & Tesla Model 3 Performance vs. Porsche Taycan 4S Shootout

I test drove a Taycan Turbo a couple of years ago and absolutely fell in love with the car. It had this amazing blend of performance and technology that really appealed to me, but unfortunately was very much out of my price range.
I was fortunate enough to get some lucky rolls of the dice financially and was able to add a C8 Corvette to my garage while still maintaining a Model 3 Performance as a daily driver. I had long thought that this was the ultimate price performance power combo. The Model 3 Performance punches way above its weight class for the price. While the C8 provides the supercar driving experience for a fraction of the money. Though the power combo is a match that I am very lucky to have in my garage, all isn’t perfect. I spend the vast majority of my time in my Tesla and there are a lot of instances where it doesn’t quite feel special or unique enough nowadays. Likewise, I hate buying gas for my C8, and despite its overall driving prowess it does actually feel a little slow compared to my Model 3 due to its lack of instantaneous torque that I’ve grown accustomed to. I also feel like I have a lot of money being spent on a C8 that I only get to experience on the weekends so have been curious if there’s a way to experience a bit more of that “specialness” day to day.
I then looked at some used Porsche Taycans randomly one day and noticed that used 4S models and used Turbo models were well below the combined price of both of my Tesla and Corvette. So for the past few weeks I became obsessed with the question of whether a single Taycan could give me the best of both my Model 3 and Corvette in a package that was ultimately cheaper than the combined cost of both cars.
I decided to rent a modestly specced Taycan 4S on turo and arrange for an unscientific shoot out amongst all three cars.
About the cars:
I unfortunately do not know much about the Taycan 4S I rented on Turo however it looked to have the premium pack equipped, the larger performance plus battery, and not much else. It came on the car’s stock standard 19” aero rims.
The Model 3 Performance is a 2022 model year with the refreshed interior.
The C8 is a 2021 2LT with the Z51 package, Magnaride, and front end lift.
Handling (all three)
The handling and ride comfort on all three of these cars is quite good but the Taycan and Corvette are a clear notch above the Tesla. When competing head to head the Corvette beats out the Taycan as a whole due to its weight advantage, but it’s surprising how close the Taycan is to the Corvette.
The Tesla has the least sophisticated suspension of the bunch, but it has quick and darty steering which makes it feel especially agile with its low center of gravity and punchy acceleration. Unfortunately on the twisties the Tesla begins to really lose confidence and starts to wash out somewhere between the 70-80mph range, whereas the other two cars feel planted and ask you to push them further. Likewise, the Tesla’s brakes really aren’t up to the task of bailing you out of any situation once you get into that 70-80mph range on the twisties. Interestingly the Model 3 does weigh about 800lbs less than the Taycan and you can very much feel that weight advantage when throwing it into turns and other tight maneuvers.
The Taycan has the most sophisticated suspension of the bunch with an adaptive air suspension that can adjust both ride height and stiffness. Taycans with more performance options included can also have rear wheel steer, advanced torque vectoring, and anti-roll control, but my Taycan was not equipped with these luxuries. The big elephant in the room is the Taycan’s weight, which can be anywhere between 4800lbs-5100lbs depending on your model, options, etc. Around town you very much feel the Taycan’s extra weight, but it simultaneously also does a good job hiding it.
For instance, my neighborhood has a small roundabout that I had each car take at about 30 mph. Both the Tesla and Model 3 had no problem coming out of the roundabout in a relatively tight and controlled fashion, whereas the Taycan definitely felt like it was having a hard time committing to the line the other cars could take. On the flip side, with more curvaceous terrain (say a canyon or moderate twisties) the car feels very planted, confidence inspiring, capable, and it asks you to push it further. The brakes also feel like they are very capable of bailing you out of any situation. You notice the Tesla’s 4000lb weight with its brakes more than you notice the Taycan’s 4800lbs under braking. Steering in the Taycan is very direct and responsive, but due to the car’s weight and size it can actually feel a little boat-like compared to the other cars when driving them back to back.
As an overall package the Corvette yielded the best result in terms of handling. The steering is quick, easy to place, and communicative compared to the other cars. While I typically feel like the Corvette is a large car, it began to feel very small compared to the Taycan. The biggest difference was its 1100lb weight advantage which allowed it to transition and set itself up much more quickly compared to the other cars in all facets of a corner. The brakes on the Corvette are also superb and legitimately feel like you’re dropping an anchor when you put full pressure on them. Now I will say the Taycan wasn’t far off the Corvette’s mark as a whole, especially on the street, but you could typically feel the Taycan needing to sort itself due to its weight whereas everything felt like it came much more naturally to the Corvette.
Ride Comfort (all three)
I put this in a separate category because I find ride comfort makes a big impact on performance and how hard you can push a car, but also has a lot of implications for how the vehicle accomplishes day to day tasks.
The Taycan is the overall winner of ride comfort here, while the Corvette is not too far behind, and the Tesla is last.
The Tesla has the least sophisticated suspension of the bunch so it’s not exactly a fair fight. While I personally do not find the Tesla to be harsh to experience day to day, on longer trips it can be a fatiguing car to be in, and you do realize what you are missing in the Model 3 after riding in the Taycan and the Corvette. Still I find the Tesla to have a really nice blend of sportiness, comfort, and control.
The C8’s ride quality is superb with magna-ride giving the car a noticeable adjustment in personality and handling characteristics between, tour, sport, and track modes. The C8’s suspension makes it incredibly comfortable to be in for long periods of time, and highway cruising very much feels like a dream on this car. That being said, I do find that certain imperfections can unsettle the car and oddly the car has a tendency to shift diagonally or to the side as opposed to absorbing a bump vertically. This hasn’t ever really caught me off in serious driving, but it can be slightly disconcerting feeling the car shift in what feels to be an unintuitive way. In spirited driving a noticed very little difference between the Taycan’s suspension and the Corvette’s. This isn’t to say that there weren’t differences, just both cars provided a seemingly comparable amount of confidence and ride comfort.
The Taycan does edge out the Corvette in ride comfort because it does present a much smoother ride in normal, day to day conditions. Again, it’s not like the Corvette has a bad ride by any means, but the Taycan’s air suspension does provide a high degree of isolation, and you very much feel like you’re on a cloud whereas the Corvette does transmit a small degree of imperfections and can give the impression of being stiff in some instances compared to the Taycan.
What I found with the Taycan is increasing suspension aggressiveness (ride height, and damper settings) never seemed to actually compromise ride quality, it just improved the level of control and how “tight” the car felt overall. Whereas in the Corvette tour mode can feel a little too soft and floaty, sport essentially allows you to take everything with a single controlled “bump”, and track tightens things up but also transmits a bunch of imperfections that don’t exactly give you more feedback about what the car is doing, nor help improve your confidence.
Again, this isn’t to say that the Corvette’s ride quality is bad by any means…it’s pretty fantastic. In my opinion the Tacyan has the best performance oriented ride quality I’ve ever felt, and the Corvette just happens to be second best.
Acceleration (all three)
I would say the acceleration amongst all three of these cars is a dead heat on the streets. They each deliver an incredible amount of power and speed but they do so differently and I think anyone will find joy in how these cars accelerate.
If we were to do a drag race the Tesla would be the quickest of the bunch. It has a very “bursty” amount of speed and torque that it’s happy to deliver in immense doses from anywhere between 0-80mph. The Model 3 also obtained the highest “G” acceleration out of the three cars. With a .9 G from a dead stop and .7 G being delivered with a full stab of the throttle at speed. Though the Tesla definitely feels the quickest on the road, it does lose steam at around 80mph and the car generally doesn’t feel like it wants to go much faster than 100mph. The beauty of the Tesla’s power delivery is how easy it is. Just press the pedal and you’ll get the full beans no matter what you’re doing.
The Taycan has an interesting approach to its acceleration. It has a 2-speed gear box which allows the car to deliver a bit more torque at higher speeds. This gearbox does give the Taycan a very healthy amount of pull at 80mph, and the car doesn’t feel like it’s running out of steam past 100mph. That high-end speed does come at the expense of some low-end responsiveness. When at a dead stop and mashing the pedal, the car will sometimes hesitate for a split moment as it tries to decide which gear to use. Likewise the Taycan’s acceleration feels much more linear. The Tesla wants to melt your face off right from the get-go, but the Taycan keeps pushing you back in your seat the longer you use the pedal.
I’m really not a fan of using launch control on the street, since I just find the setup procedure to not always be appropriate when other traffic is around. However the Taycan’s launch mode is an absolute treat. It rockets you back initially and then the 2nd gear kicks in several seconds later and you get another surge of speed. Where a Tesla’s launch feels like it’s probably good for about 4 seconds worth of enjoyment, a Taycan’s feels like it’s good for about 8-10 seconds worth of fun.
The Taycan pulled .8 G in launch mode but could only manage to pull .4 G when mashing the pedal at basically any speed, I think this .4 G acceleration is due to the car’s weight and how linearly Porsche decides to deliver the power.
The Corvette decidedly feels the least torquey of the bunch, but has the best power to weight ratio and has no problem letting its speed climb to very high numbers with seemingly little effort. I rarely use launch control in my C8, so while I don’t have a launch G-force to compare to, the Corvette was regularly pulling .55 and .65 G’s doing 3rd and 4th gear pulls. It did pull .7 G’s on a second gear pull, but due to how the torque builds the .7 G’s did not feel nearly as strong or as aggressive as Tesla’s .7 G’s.
So to describe the acceleration characteristics broadly.
The Tesla is the 0-80mph champion and the quickest off the line. The Porsche is slower and less responsive off the line, but gives you a much better pull 80mph+ and has a more satisfying torque/acceleration curve all around. Despite being a torque monster of an ICE vehicle, the Corvette feels the least torquey all throughout but feels like it’s the quickest and easiest to hit high numbers in. It particularly loves 3rd and 4th gear pulls.
Canyon Carving (all three)
I took all three cars through a nearby canyon that I essentially drive every weekend and did the same loop in each car. Trying to push it as much as I felt comfortable/safe to do so.
The first car up was the Taycan. After driving the Taycan around town and feeling its weight in certain corners and a slightly hesitant acceleration in some instances, I was ready to write it off compared to the Corvette. Boy was I wrong.
The Taycan attacks canyon corners with a supreme amount of confidence and is happy to load you up on a variety of G-forces. Its suspension, even in its stiffest “sports plus” setting never felt rough or punishing, it simply provided more control over the vehicle. Despite the car’s weight, the brakes felt completely capable of keeping me out of trouble. I honestly thought the Taycan would start to let off or give up the more I pushed it, and instead it was very happy asking for more.
What I particularly enjoyed was the fact that the silent EV motors let me push the car quite a bit without drawing too much attention to myself. Likewise if I got stuck behind slower moving traffic, it felt more “okay” than it did in the Corvette because I wasn’t burning gas, and the car is a little more suited to normal driving.
With EV’s there’s also very much an “invisible safety blanket” that the electric motors and traction control feel like they provide. They are so fast to respond to everything, that you really do feel like you can never get yourself into trouble. The Corvette has a healthy amount of aides as well, but they feel like “Orc” technology compared to an EV’s “Elven” technology.
I will be honest in saying that I was probably able to push the Taycan harder than I was able to push the Corvette and it made me feel like a bit of a superhero in the car. I honestly couldn’t believe that a car that had 4 doors was able to essentially give me a very comparable canyon carving experience to my Corvette. My neck and back were actually tired due to the G’s I was able to pull in the Taycan and I’ve yet to feel that in the Corvette.
I then hopped into my Corvette and it was like having the best college football team play against an NFL team. Yes there’s a ton of talent on that college football team but the NFL team is just operating at a whole different pace. The Corvette was able to take everything I threw at it with ease. If I had the Taycan operating at 7/10ths the Corvette was able to achieve those speeds at what felt like closer to 5/10ths for it.
The C8 felt much quicker to respond to every input and felt like it was always ready to continue accelerating due to its lighter weight, whereas the Taycan would almost take a moment to settle itself before rocking you back with its power.
As mentioned above, I did have a hard time pushing the Corvette as hard as the Taycan for two reasons. First the exhaust very much announces how hard you are pushing the car and there’s only so much you can do while still appearing somewhat outwardly responsible. Secondly, the Corvette doesn’t quite feel like it has the “invisible shield” of the Taycan which will not only bail you out of any problem, but will also prevent you from getting into any problem to begin with. This isn’t to say that the Corvette isn’t confidence inspiring, or doesn’t do a lot to help you as a driver, but you get the sense that Corvette can find itself in a situation where it really can’t help you, and the Taycan makes it feel like that’s never a possibility.
Though the Corvette felt like it was much more of a natural in the canyons (and rightfully so), that next level of performance in the Corvette feels like it’s something you have to explore at the track, whereas the Taycan feels like it can give you everything its got in the canyons. In a way the Taycan feels like it is much more optimized to be fun, fast, and enjoyable in a canyon, where the Corvette has a lot of track capability that translates well to the canyons, but some of that track capability is an edginess that you don’t really want to explore on the streets and doesn’t exactly translate to driving fun as directly as the Taycan’s driving experience does.
The Tesla was the least impressive of the bunch in the canyons. It had the most rapid acceleration, but would consistently wash-out around 70mph or so. Whereas the other two cars would give you what you asked for and then ask you to push them more, the Tesla would kind of go “I gave you an awesome acceleration, what do you mean you need me to do something else?”
The regenerative braking on the Tesla also makes it hard to push.. Whereas the Taycan and Corvette could just carry quite a bit of momentum after an acceleration, the Tesla wants to slow down immediately after you left off the accelerator. Now in track mode you can decrease the amount of regeneration that you encounter (which I did), but you then begin to experience the fact that the brakes feel underpowered without the regen present. So it was very hard to connect the corners as seamlessly as you could in the Corvette and Taycan. The Tesla was very much “let’s slow down going in and accelerate like crazy going out…only to slow back down immediately after corner exit” whereas the Corvette and Taycan were just flying between corners and transitions without any hesitation.
This isn’t to say that the Tesla isn’t fun or can’t be fun in the canyons. In fact I’d say it could pretty handedly curb stomp say a stock C6 Corvette in a canyon. But it very much makes its limitations known and is the least eager to be there.
I would say the Corvette is the winner here by virtue of its talent, but the Taycan is actually the more impressive car to experience in the canyons. You’ll feel like you’re going faster, puling more G’s, and are ultimately safer in the Taycan than you will in the Corvette.
Fun Factor (Corvette vs. Porsche)
This is a tricky one where both cars trade quite a few blows but the Corvette ultimately wins.
The Corvette displays a lot of personality. It is flashy to look at, the engine can draw a lot of attention, and the car presents itself as being totally focused on going fast. You very much do get quite a bit of the supercar experience in the Corvette.
However, the Corvette’s flashiness does have some legitimate downsides. People automatically assume I’m a jerk when I’m in it, traffic is noticeably less accommodating, and I’ve had people go out of their way to try to screw with me. Likewise when you encounter slower traffic in a Corvette it feels like a complete let down. This isn’t to say that the car isn’t comfortable at slower speeds or anything like that, it’s just that the Corvette needs some open space around it for it to really start to show itself and that can be hard to find in a world full of Priuses and folks who like to text while driving.
Interestingly, the Corvette’s comfortable suspension and ability to really back down its aggressiveness in tour mode, makes it a really enjoyable cruiser. Some of my favorite moments in the car have been putting around small little neighborhood roads at 25 mph exploring places I’ve never been to before with some good tunes playing in the background.
In a world full of EV’s the lack of instant torque does make the Corvette feel like it’s missing a bit of an edge in its performance. The C8 is still incredibly fast by all marks and measures, but it isn’t quite satiating me with its acceleration like Corvettes used to in a world prior to EV’s.
The Taycan very much brings you into its own elegant world. When you get inside the car there is almost a deliberate pause, and then the screens burst to life, the seat pushes you towards the steering wheel and you get the sense that the car is ready and willing to take you on its own specially curated trip now that you’ve entered it.
There is a strong level of enjoyment for how nice the car looks and feels on the inside and the perceived level of quality it is able to provide. Every passenger I had in the Taycan kept remarking to themselves “Oh man…this is nice”. I also personally feel like this is the best looking Porsche on the market. It feels properly futuristic, striking and timeless. It very much holds its own compared to the Corvette and you’re always going to enjoy walking up to it and turning around to get one more look before walking away.
The Taycan feels like it can switch itself into a bonafide sports car at any point. I’ve had many occasions where I’ve unexpectedly found myself on a nice stretch of road in my Tesla and wishing I could be in my Corvette. With the Taycan it’s a simple switch to sports mode and you’re there. You can also drive the Taycan much more aggressively without bringing as much attention to yourself. It feels like your own private sports car when you’re inside of it, almost like you’re going undercover so that you can drive however you want in peace.
The Corvette in contrast is very good for those times when you want to give everyone around you the proverbial middle finger. I’ve had times when I’ve been upset at work or situations in life, and just seeing how mean and aggressive the Corvette looks and to experience how pissed off it can sound has made me feel better. It’s a cathartic car to be in and it can really inspire you to keep fighting when you’re feeling a little down.
Lastly, the Corvette has one major advantage over the Taycan and that’s the fact that the roof can come off. There’s just some days where things are better with the top off,the Corvette gives you the option to experience that whenever you need to and I’ve found it to be incredibly gratifying.
Range (Model 3 vs Taycan)
I’d also say that range is a pretty contested topic between these two cars. The Tesla has a very impressive EPA rating of around 300 miles, but most owners (myself included) feel like they do not get anywhere near that range. The Taycan has an objectively abysmal EPA rating of around 220 miles, but most owners feel like the rating is more accurate in the real world or that they can beat the rating by hefty margins.
I did a healthy amount of driving in the Taycan when I had it and subjectively felt that the range dropped about as fast as it dropped in my Tesla when driving like a normal human being. But when I drove the Taycan just a bit more conservatively its range seemed to hold a bit longer than the Tesla’s so I personally feel like that behavior lends credence to what a lot of Taycan owners claim.
I did a few comparisons to measure each car’s range consumption. I unfortunately did not have the time to measure the cars on the exact same route for all of the tests etc. But I drove each car in conditions that I would typically encounter in real life and I feel like this gave me a good enough sense of what I could encounter if I were to buy a Taycan.
One thing to note, the Taycan very much likes to adjust its range estimate based on what mode you’re in and how you’re driving. You can set off for the day with 120 miles of indicated range, put the car in sports mode to take a freeway onramp, and you can come back to normal mode having only 95 miles of range simply because of that sports mode flip and how the Taycan re-estimates its range under sports mode driving conditions.
The Tesla on the other hand seems to stick to its indicated range no matter what but it ops to have it drop much quicker to adjust to your driving style. You’ll never see the Tesla go from 120 miles to 95 miles in an instant like you would in the Taycan, but the Tesla will very quickly subtract down from 120 to 95 miles over the course of say 6 miles if it thinks you’re pushing it hard.
Range Test:
I did an “economical” driving test on both the Taycan and Tesla.
For the Taycan I drove 36 miles on mostly range mode with the speed limiter set to 85 mph. Traffic varied between 70-85mph and the car was generally just keeping up with the flow of traffic, not trying to hyper mile, not trying to push itself.
The car departed with 45% state of charge with a 112 mile range indicated and arrived with a 29% state of charge with a 77 mile range indicated. Interestingly the Taycan’s range estimate was pretty spot on being only 1 mile off.
Considering I got 36 miles for about 16% state of charge I’d have around 225 miles of range with this style of driving.
In the Tesla I did a 25 mile highway drive with similar conditions and speeds. Not trying to hyper mile, not trying to push, just keeping up with the general flow of traffic.
The Tesla left with a 58% state of charge and 169 miles of indicated range and arrived with a 48% state of charge and 140 miles of indicated range. The Tesla’s range estimate was a bit less accurate in this particular scenario, but not offensively so. If I were to extrapolate the 10% state of charge per 25 miles of range I would end up with about 250 miles of range with this style of driving.
Lastly I took both cars on an identical 30 mile canyon run loop. The goal here was to push each car about as hard as I felt comfortable doing. So it included several full throttle accelerations, and just lots of aggressive driving.
The Taycan departed with a 49% state of charge and 132 miles of indicated range and returned with a 28% state of charge and 82 miles left of indicated range. Given the approximate 21% stage of charge loss per 30 miles the Taycan could expect to get around 150 miles of range with this style of driving.
The Tesla departed with a 76% state of charge and 221 miles of indicated range and returned with a 61% state of charge and 177 miles of indicated range. Given the Tesla’s 15% state of charge loss per 30 miles one could expect to get around 190 miles of range with this style of driving.
My general takeaway is the Taycan can hold its own on the highway when driving normally, but the Taycan seems to dump energy much faster than the Tesla when driving aggressively. Likewise, though the Tesla seems to subtract its indicated mileage much faster per state of charge percentage, the Tesla is subtracting from a larger number of miles altogether at around 300 miles of range so you don’t feel like you’re really in any range trouble until you get to the 50 mile mark or so. Whereas in the Taycan you can hit that 50 mile remaining number much more readily and feel the range anxiety set in.
I actually think a big issue with the Taycan is how readily it dumps power when you do push it in a canyon environment. I sometimes have to drive 40 miles to a canyon or twisty road so I can see the Taycan dumping a substantial amount of charge in the canyon itself and not having enough juice to get back.
As a whole I’d probably have to think about range a bit more in the Taycan than I would in the Tesla so the Tesla is the winner here, but I do think I could get the Taycan to work for a lot of situations that I normally encounter.
Cargo Space/Practicality (Model 3 vs Taycan)
A big appeal of the Taycan is the notion of having a pretty sporty driving experience without having to quite sacrifice all of the space that one would in a traditional sports car. While the Taycan does an admirable job on this front the Model 3 does edge it out by a noticeable margin.
I have (5) bags that I keep in my car at all times for work. In the Tesla these are split between the frunk, trunk, and under trunk storage. While things can get tight in the Tesla between these bags I can arrange them in a way where I still have room for something else or a few grocery bags if necessary.
While the Taycan did accommodate all (5) bags it felt maxed out once I got them all in there and I had to arrange the trunk in a particular way to get everything to fit so the trunk could close whereas that is not necessary on the Tesla.
Critically the Taycan’s frunk actually looks to have more storage potential than the Model 3’s thanks to its extra depth, however several of my bags were just ever so slightly too wide to make use of that extra depth. This is likely an inches vs centimeters thing and some slightly different sized bags would likely solve the problem, but I do think it’s something other folks with bags that use Imperial dimensions would run into.
Surprisingly both the frunk and trunk in the Tesla are much nicer to operate compared to the Taycan’s.
The Taycan’s frunk requires you to slide a safety latch to open it while neither the Tesla or Corvette’s frunk requires this. Likewise Tesla’s powered lift gate appears to move faster, does not make an annoying “beeping” noise as it is closing, and the hard plastic interior liner on the backside of Tesla’s trunk is much nicer than the Taycan’s carpeted liner.
Inside the cabin the Tesla has much more space for the rear seats as well as more leg and head room. Likewise the Tesla’s center console offers loads of storage potential plus convenient wireless charging for two. Whereas the Taycan has a janky wireless charger included (that is hard to access and didn’t seem to work for me) and much more limited storage options throughout the cabin.
This isn’t to say that the Taycan’s storage offerings wouldn’t work for most people. But a Tesla owner would have to make decisions about what to not include if moving into a Taycan. There’s something to be said about the Model 3 having smaller dimensions all around and more space to put stuff.
Parking Lot/Tight Spaces (all three)
I personally work in downtown LA frequently and have to navigate my car through tight parking areas and other urban gems. Likewise, I find that parking lots can generally be stressful, especially in nicer cars like a Corvette or Taycan, so an ease of navigating through them does make a marked difference in one’s overall enjoyment.
Here I would say the Taycan and Model 3 are a dead heat whereas the Corvette is a few steps behind both cars.
I have a particular turn around point in my neighborhood cul-de-sac that I consistently have to navigate through. Both the Taycan and Model 3 were able to clear the turn around point at comparable distances whereas the Corvette had to do a 3-point turn.
Supposedly the Corvette has a tighter turn radius than the outgoing C7 but it honestly does not feel that way to me. In tight quarters or parking lot situations, the Corvette feels like it’s a bit helpless to maneuver and I’ve had myself get into trouble with it on a few occasions. Nothing particularly damning or impossible to get out of, but instances where cars are looking at me and are wondering why I’m not making a turn when their car feels like it has enough space in the parking lot.
The Tesla does feel a bit easier to place due to its smaller size and I also find that its parking sensors and rear view camera do a lot to assist you. The Model 3 is frankly the easiest car I’ve had to park and I have no complaints about its turning radius, size, etc. in these situations.
Considering the Taycan’s extra dimensions its turning radius feels like it’s better than the Tesla’s inch for inch, but the extra dimensions do make it a bit less seamless to place and the cameras/driver assistance features do not work consistently enough to rely on. But you can park the car without being too far off the mark of the Model 3, and you are nowhere near the silly situations that can be encountered in the Corvette.
While my particular rental did not have rear axle steering equipped, I do feel like a rear axle steering equipped Taycan would be comparable to place compared to a Model 3 on all accounts and the Taycan without rear axle steering was plenty easy to generally park and maneuver around parking lots despite its size.
Traffic/Daily Driving Comfort (Model 3 vs Taycan)
So this is a major point of emphasis for me between Model 3 and Taycan because I do find myself driving in all sorts of traffic conditions and just need the car to be easy to deal with no matter what I encounter.
The Tesla is a smaller vehicle, has a default ride height that basically never scrapes, has a very helpful nav and parking sensors, and things like one pedal drive and auto hold make for a very “zen-like” driving experience. I’ve basically never encountered a driving situation that made me feel uncomfortable in my Tesla. Likewise the smaller size and instantaneous torque makes it very easy to just slot oneself in wherever needed.
The Taycan is a larger vehicle and it does not offer a one pedal driving mode, both of which made me worry about the Taycan’s overall comfort. However I actually did not miss one pedal driving nearly as much as I thought I would on the Taycan. The lack of one pedal drive allows the car to just glide along somewhat effortlessly, and though you do need to be more aware as a driver, it somehow feels less frenetic than the Tesla. I can’t say it’s preferable to one pedal driving, but it works well enough that I don’t mind not having one pedal driving accessible in the Taycan.
I had a harder time slotting the Taycan into tight spaces compared to the Tesla. This is partially because of the Taycan’s size and partially because its throttle response is not as instantaneous. Likewise, I did have to be mindful of ride height in certain situations, which did add a layer of stress that I am not as used to anymore in my daily commute.
Something about the Taycan does feel like it protects you from the outside world a bit more than the Tesla. The ride is a lot more insulated, helping you arrive in a fresher state and the car drives in a way where it feels like it never really has to assert itself. In the Tesla I feel like I often have to get scrappy to get myself into a position that I’d like, but the Taycan never really calls for it.
Visibility between the Taycan and Tesla is pretty comparable, but the Taycan’s mirrors do feel like they are in a better position to see behind you, and the blind spot warning system gives you an immediate level of awareness that the Tesla does not offer.
After going back and forth between both cars the Taycan’s steering across all modes feels a bit more weighty and effortful. This becomes a disadvantage on the streets because you do feel this steering weight along with the car’s actual weight when making tighter maneuvers, but on the highway the Taycan feels much more sure footed and its steering works better there compared to the Tesla’s.
As an odd point of consideration, I do think the Tesla is a nicer cabin to be in when the car’s not moving. It feels a little more spacious and I’ve had no problems working on my laptop in the front seat or taking a nap in the rear seat. I think taking a nap in the rear seat of a Taycan would be hard to accomplish because of how the rear seat is shaped. While the front seat offers plenty of space to work if needed, the car generally feels like it wants you to drive it, whereas the Tesla is okay with you hanging out in it. However the Taycan actually feels like the nicer to cabin to be in when you are moving. That protection and insolation from the outside world just really gives you a sense of comfort and escape which is nice.
A big thing that helps the Taycan is the fact that it does have a “hold” feature if you press the brake pedal down strongly when at a stop. Now the Tesla can do this for you every single time your car comes to a stop, but I found that being able to have the option to “hold” in the Taycan was a minor tipping point in daily driving/comfort that helps it compared to the Tesla.
All in all I’d say the Tesla wins this particular category. But the Taycan is not as far off in this category as I remember it being.
Highway Driving (all three)
The Taycan is the best highway driver of the three. It is smooth, well insulated, and happy to give you a strong shove of torque no matter what speed you are going on the highway. One of my worries with the Taycanwas the lack of one pedal driving making it feel less comfortable to drive on the highway, but I actually found its auto recuperation mode to be a big win.
Auto Recuperation essentially allows the car to coast when it is not near other vehicles, helping to optimize range, but when it is near vehicles it adds regen and frictional braking to help keep a safe distance. With this on I found that I actually had to touch the pedals less than I had to when in the Tesla, and found that the system did a good job keeping me at safe distances and generally out of trouble.
The Tesla is the next best of the bunch. It does have noticeably louder wind and road noises at highway speeds, but it has a punchy torque delivery from 60-80mph which makes it very easy to slot itself into small gaps in the highway. However the Tesla’s power does seem to fall off past 80mph compared to the Taycan. One pedal driving on the Tesla is very much a treat, as it makes it very easy to respond to changing road conditions (just take your foot off the pedal and you’ve scrubbed 10mph off your speed in a few seconds). Likewise in stop and go traffic situations it makes everything very easy and comfortable to manage. However you do find yourself having to constantly apply the throttle pedal to maintain highway speeds. So while the Tesla does a great job on the highway, the Taycan feels like it is much more optimized for it as a whole.
The Corvette is very comfortable on the highway thanks to its adaptive dampers and you can tell that it’s a car that is happy to eat miles for you. I’d say it’s definitely one of the easiest and most relaxing sports cars to take on a longer road trip. Unfortunately, you begin to really miss EV torque when on the highway with the Corvette. You can drop a few gears, rev like crazy, get yourself up 100mph and it feels like nothing happened compared to how much instantaneous torque the Taycan and Model 3 offer at highway speeds. Likewise I’m often happy to push the Model 3 to higher speeds on the highway because of how quiet the car is, but past 80mph the Corvette’s style and exhaust essentially announces “Come look at me I’m breaking the law!” or in some people’s eyes “I’m a douchebag”. So you do have to be much more mindful of your throttle usage.
The Corvette does also have an odd size and seating position that just makes it hard to really feel confident shooting a gap on the highway. So the lack of instantaneous torque and its odd shape/size makes it the least enjoyable highway cruiser, though it still does an incredible job for an ICE sports car and is by no means bad by other measures.
So can the Taycan best a C8 Model 3 Combo?
The Taycan’s driving experience really is good enough where it is an incredibly tempting proposition. I personally think you get very close to the experience of how a Corvette cuts up canyons, with a lot of the convenience and practicality you’d expect from an EV. In my eyes it's currently as close as you can get to a sports car while having 4 doors. For me a big source of its appeal is being able to experience the speed and specialness of the Corvette a lot more frequently in day to day driving scenarios and to experience that speed in a way that draws a lot less attention and feels generally safer on the streets.
However this math only makes sense looking at the used market. Used Taycan Turbo and 4S models can be had for $110Kish, and really the Taycan Turbo is the one to make a move on at that price range. However at around $140K new for say a well optioned 4S the C8 and Model 3 combo makes more sense.
All in all the Taycan really is the first proper "do it all" car that I have encountered and I think we have a lot to look forward to with a plethora of of EV options coming to market soon.
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2023.06.04 09:00 starhouseestofficial Preserving Summer's Bounty: Exploring the Benefits of Canned Tomatoes.

Summer brings with it an abundance of fresh produce, including ripe and juicy tomatoes. These vibrant fruits not only add flavor to our meals but also offer numerous health benefits. However, as the summer season comes to an end, it's essential to find ways to preserve the bountiful harvest. One popular method is canning tomatoes, which allows us to enjoy their goodness all year round. In this article, we will delve into the benefits of canned tomatoes and explore why they deserve a place in your pantry. So let's dive in and discover the wonders of preserving summer's bounty!

The Art of Canning:
Canning is a traditional method of preserving food that involves sealing fruits or vegetables in airtight containers, such as jars, to prevent spoilage. This process not only extends the shelf life of the produce but also locks in their nutritional value. When it comes to tomatoes, canning helps retain their essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Nutritional Value of Canned Tomatoes:
Contrary to popular belief, canned tomatoes can be just as nutritious as fresh ones. In fact, certain nutrients are even more bioavailable in canned form. Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant known for its potential health benefits, including reducing the risk of certain cancers and heart disease. The canning process breaks down the tomato's cell walls, making lycopene more easily absorbed by the body.

Convenience and Versatility:
One of the significant advantages of Canned tomatoes is their convenience. Having a well-stocked pantry with canned tomatoes allows you to whip up delicious meals with minimal effort. From classic pasta sauces and hearty stews to vibrant salsas and flavorful curries, the possibilities are endless. Canned tomatoes provide a quick and easy way to add depth and flavor to your culinary creations.

Year-Round Availability:
Fresh tomatoes have a short growing season, making them a seasonal delight. However, by canning tomatoes at their peak ripeness, you can enjoy their flavors throughout the year. Canned tomatoes offer a taste of summer even during the coldest months, allowing you to savor the essence of sun-ripened tomatoes in every dish.

Cost-Effective Option:
Canned tomatoes offer an economical solution for those looking to save money without compromising on taste and quality. Buying fresh tomatoes off-season can be costly, whereas canned tomatoes are often more affordable and readily available. By opting for canned tomatoes, you can stretch your budget while still enjoying the benefits of this versatile ingredient.

Sustainability and Reduced Food Waste:
Preserving summer's bounty through canning is an eco-friendly choice that promotes sustainability and reduces food waste. By canning tomatoes, you can make the most of surplus produce, reducing the likelihood of it going to waste. Additionally, Canned tomatoes require less energy and resources for transportation and storage compared to their fresh counterparts, making them a greener option.

Quality Control:
When canning tomatoes at home, you have full control over the quality and ingredients used. You can choose to can organic tomatoes or those from your own garden, ensuring that you have the freshest and most flavorful base for your dishes. By canning your tomatoes, you eliminate concerns about preservatives or additives that may be present in store-bought canned goods.

Health Benefits of Cooked Tomatoes:
Cooking tomatoes, whether fresh or canned, enhances their nutritional value. Heat breaks down the tomato's cell walls, making the beneficial compounds more accessible. This process boosts the release of lycopene and other antioxidants, leading to increased health benefits.
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2023.06.04 04:26 Awkward_Wishbone1745 Got Lucky Today

Got Lucky Today
2008 54,000 miles Exterior is an 8/10 with a little surface rust under the paint above the wheel wells. Interior is mint. Everything works like new.
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2023.06.04 04:04 Happy-2855 Mice!

We have a new-to-us travel trailer. We housed it in a friends yard for two weeks b/c we have an HOA. We visited it to decorate several times, then we took it on a four day camping trip at a state park. We drove immediately from the state park to a covered RV storage facility. It’s been a week since we left it at the storage facility and we stopped by today in advance of our next trip. Today we found mouse droppings throughout the kitchen cabinets and drawers and in the shower. This is hard for us, because we spent quite a bit of time, scrubbing things down, sweeping and mopping before we left. We also took everything out of our refrigerator, mostly emptied the pantry, and took out all the trash. The mice were able to find one thing to eat in a flimsy package. We spent a few hours cleaning up mice droopings and wiping down everything.
Before we left the TT, we put down three sticky pads in various places, and we opened the top of a large citronella candle and placed it on the floor.
What else can we do to rid ourselves of these mice? What should we do in the future to prevent mice? Thanks so much.
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2023.06.04 03:45 Carmen-Huang Organic plant food pellet making machine available

Organic plant food pellet making machine available
Bio-organic fertilizers made by organic fertilizer pellet making machine are specific products including live microbes, which can acquire specific plant food effects in agricultural production. "Bio-fertilizer" is additionally called microbial fertilizer (abbreviation: microbial plant food).
Its kinds are: nitrogen fixation, root nodule, phosphorus option, silicate, preparation, substance, fungus, antibiotic and other bacterial fertilizers.
A organic fertilizer pellet making device is a molding equipment that can make materials right into spherical forms. The combination of these two granulation methods makes the granules with high sphericity and stunning look.

This plant food pelletizer equipment is among the vital equipment in the substance fertilizer sector. It is suitable for cool and also warm granulation and also massive high, tool as well as low focus compound fertilizers manufacturing.
The primary working method of the natural plant food pellet making machine is wet granulation of agglomerates. Via measurable water or steam, the fundamental fertilizer is completely chemically responded in the cylinder after humidity modification. The squeezing force agglomerates into a ball.
The organic plant food pellet making equipment uses the mechanical stirring pressure of high-speed rotation and also the resulting aerodynamic pressure to make the great powder materials continuously recognize the processes of mixing, granulation, spheroidization, and densification in the device, so as to accomplish the function of granulation.
This granulation approach of the organic fertilizer pellet making machine makes the granules have a high spheroidization rate and beautiful granules. The brand-new three-in-one organic fertilizer making device has a uniform granulation bit dimension and a granulation rate of greater than 97%.
It is the recommended granulation devices for organic and inorganic substance fertilizers, organic fertilizers and also biological natural plant foods. Compared to the drum natural fertilizer pellet making maker with rugged product fiber and low spheroidization price, and the tooth stirring granulator that can not make products with nitrogen material going beyond 8% ( very easy to stick to the wall surface), the new three-in-one natural plant food pellet making machine overcomes one of both.
The downside is that it can not only produce natural plant foods, however additionally generate organic-inorganic compound plant foods with reduced energy consumption and also premium quality.

The covering of the organic plant food pellet making device is welded with enlarged premium carbon steel plate, as well as the supporting devices consists of tugboat components, tugboats, transmission components, wind head, wind tail and more. The whole equipment is strong as well as long lasting, not easy to flaw. The base style is steady and the operation is extra stable.
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1. Organic plant food pellet making machine process:
Include the certified basic materials into the mixer according to the ratio demands and also mix them uniformly;
Transfer to the disc feeder, as well as tidy up the ferrous compounds in the product during the conveying procedure;
The material in the disc feeder goes into the extrusion natural fertilizer pellet making equipment evenly, the material is required to pass between both pushing rollers and is extruded into flakes. The materials on the screen remain to be smashed and also evaluated;
Semi-finished items are sent out to the finished product screening machine; the evaluated fine particles are straight gone back to the disc feeder; the large particles are crushed by the pulverizer and then went back to the disc feeder;
The qualified products after screening are delivered to the automated product packaging scale for weighing, product packaging and storage space.
2. Benefits and disadvantages of substance plant food
The manufacturing of substance fertilizer by organic fertilizer pellet making equipment procedure has the following advantages and also negative aspects:
Extrusion granulation of organic fertilizer pellet making equipment does not need home heating and humidification of products, which not just saves investment, however also saves power, and can likewise adapt to the granulation of ingredients containing heat-sensitive materials, such as ammonium bicarbonate and some organic fertilizers;
No waste water or waste gas is discharged throughout the production process, as well as it will certainly not pollute the environment;

The extrusion granulation procedure of natural fertilizer pellet making machine is short, easy to run, easy to recognize automatic production control, as well as boost production efficiency;
There are no unique requirements for the properties as well as particle dimension circulation of resources, so the resources of basic materials are broad;
The manufacturing of the natural fertilizer pellet making equipment is extra versatile, and also the product plan can be changed at any moment, which contributes to the production of unique plant foods in small sets;
The particle dimension distribution of the product is consistent, as well as there will certainly be no segregation and also no heap;
The shape of extrusion granulation items made by natural fertilizer pellet making device is not as round as the granules created by typical methods such as drum granulation and slurry granulation; if there is a chain reaction in between the components in the item granules, it may create the granules to break.
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3. Full line of organic fertilizer pellet making machine
The manufacturing technology of bio-organic fertilizer is to add organic inoculants to livestock and fowl manure and also various other organic products, and also with biological fermentation therapy, helpful microbes increase, so regarding attain the safe and also industrial products of deodorization, decaying, insecticide and also sterilization of livestock and also poultry manure.
For the purpose of chemical treatment, this organic plant food pellet making device modern technology is specifically ideal for animals and chicken manure handling in ranches, growing bases and breeding sectors.
Considering that the materials are decayed throughout the therapy procedure, the additional fermentation will certainly not take place when the products are applied to the ground, and also the phenomenon of root burning and also seed starting burning will certainly not occur as a result of the quick propagation of bacteria in the secondary fermentation and also plant root competition for oxygen.

Bio-organic fertilizer fermentation technique:
1) Fermentation resources: fresh livestock and fowl manure, complementary materials (mushroom deposit).
2) Tools: mixer, mechanical tipping device, shovel.
3) Fermentation stress: unique fermentation strains for bio-organic plant foods.
4) Proportion: 1000 kg of livestock as well as poultry manure, 100 g of natural fertilizer starter pressure.
5) Procedure procedure: The animals and poultry manure is completely mixed with the supporting products and also starter pressures according to the percentage and then piled up into a rectangular product stack with a height of 50 centimeters and also a width of 100 cm.
Place a thermometer, as well as await two days after the temperature level reaches 70 ℃ or even more. Turn the lot with a tipping maker; transform the load again 2 days after the temperature level of the product rises to 60 ℃;.
I wish the above relevant material regarding organic fertilizer pellet making equipment is valuable to you. To find out more about natural fertilizer pellet equipment, you are welcome to seek advice from the staff of Richi Equipment, we will certainly offer you completely!
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2023.06.04 03:17 H0LL0W_J4CK ChatGPT’s take on that post about Breaking Bad but with ham and cheese sandwiches

Episode 1: "Bread and Butter"
Walter White, after receiving news that he doesn't have cancer, contemplates his uneventful life. On his way home, he stops at a grocery store to pick up lunch meat and sliced cheese to satisfy his hunger. There, he unexpectedly bumps into Jesse Pinkman, a former student with a knack for culinary creativity.
Walter convinces Jesse to join him in his quest to perfect the art of making ham and cheese sandwiches. They transform Walter's old RV into a mobile sandwich laboratory, complete with cutting-edge slicing equipment and secret ingredients.
Episode 2: "The Secret Ingredient"
As Walter and Jesse experiment with different recipes, they discover a secret ingredient that takes their sandwiches to a whole new level: pimento cheese. Its unique flavor and creamy texture make their sandwiches irresistible.
The duo starts selling their gourmet sandwiches at local events and food festivals, quickly gaining a loyal following. Their sandwiches become a hit in the culinary world, drawing attention from both sandwich enthusiasts and competitors.
Episode 3: "Bread and Circumstances"
Walter and Jesse's success catches the eye of rival sandwich entrepreneurs, led by a ruthless businessman named Gus Fring. Gus offers them a deal to join his sandwich empire or face dire consequences.
Reluctant to compromise their creativity and integrity, Walter and Jesse refuse Gus' offer. This decision sparks a heated rivalry between the Sandwich Syndicate and Gus' powerful sandwich organization.
Episode 4: "The Mayo Connection"
As their sandwich business flourishes, Walter and Jesse encounter various challenges. They face supply chain issues when their mayo supplier unexpectedly discontinues their favorite brand. To keep their sandwiches consistent, they embark on a quest to find a replacement mayo with a similar taste and texture.
This quest takes them on a journey through sandwich conventions and hidden condiment markets, eventually leading them to a mysterious mayo chemist named Saul, who provides them with a top-secret recipe.
Episode 5: "The Great Sandwich Heist"
Desperate to maintain their sandwich supremacy, Walter and Jesse hatch a plan to steal a prized, rare breed of ham from a heavily guarded meat warehouse. With their culinary skills and ingenuity, they successfully execute the heist, securing the finest ham for their sandwiches.
Episode 6: "Sandwich Noir"
Walter's brother-in-law, Hank, a detective with the Food Crimes Unit, becomes suspicious of the Sandwich Syndicate's sudden success. He begins to unravel the truth behind their operations, leading to a cat-and-mouse chase between Hank and the duo.
As the stakes rise, Walter and Jesse must outsmart Hank while keeping their sandwich empire intact. Their once-innocent endeavor becomes a high-stakes game of wits and taste.
Episode 7: "Sandwiches of the Past"
Walter's secret past as a renowned sandwich chef is revealed, causing tension within the Syndicate. Jesse questions Walter's true motives and wonders if there's more to their partnership than sandwiches.
The episode delves into Walter's backstory, showcasing his rise in the culinary world and the personal sacrifices he made along the way. His inner struggle becomes intertwined with the Sandwich Syndicate's ultimate goal: creating the perfect sandwich.
Episode 8: "Sandwich Overload"
As the Sandwich Syndicate expands its operations, they face overwhelming demand and the pressure to maintain quality. Walter's obsessive pursuit of perfection takes a toll on him, straining his relationships with Jesse and his family.
The episode climaxes with a massive sandwich convention, where the Syndicate's sandwiches are put to the ultimate test. Will their creations withstand the scrutiny of the culinary world, or will Walter's obsession with sandwiches consume him?
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2023.06.04 03:11 Thartek Guys, I need some decision help...

Guys, I need some decision help...
I've been diving through specs and reviews and I think I want to buy an Xperia phone... If I could have found a US-legit 1 IV for under $1000, I'd probably have already bought it... But here's the situation:
  1. I'm leaving for my honeymoon in Fiji and New Zealand at the end of the month and really want to have a good camera on my phone. Optical zoom is a biiiig draw!
  2. I'm not a content creator; I'm just taking pics of my dog, selfies with my spouse, and occasional videos at concerts and games.
  3. I currently have a Galaxy S9 in a deteriorating otterbox with a ... still-usable-but-definitely-deteriorated battery. I just keep a battery bank with me if I'm going to be away from a charger.
  4. I like to keep phones 3+ years (see #3. I got 4 years!)
  5. I currently have 110 GB of music/photos/videos on my S9: I need a MicroSD card slot. I'd be too stressed for a phone with only 256 GB of internal space (A 512GB phone miiiight work, but I'll be a bit stressed about data backups).
  6. Having Wifi 6e on my phone will be important in my work responsibilities over the next 3+ years.
The only phone options with 6e and a MicroSD card reader are the 5 IV, the 1 IV, the Asus Zenphone 8 Flip (that no longer receives OS upgrades), and the wish-I-could-acquire-it-right-now 1 V...
Do I pull the trigger on the 5 IV now (more realistically) or the 1 IV (less realistic due to buyer's remorse in a month)? (Are the heat issues mostly resolved at this point with the US updates?) Do I just keep my S9 for the trip and get the 1 V when I get back? Should I suck it up and deal with only on-phone storage and go for something like the Pixel 7 Pro or Galaxy S22/3 Ultra with 512 GB? The 5 IV, the Pixel, and the S22 all end up around the $1000 mark.
What do you guys think?
Thank you! Here's your #dogtax
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2023.06.04 02:58 Toastiibrotii ATM8/Mekanism need Help

Ive started ATM8 not so long ago(ive about 12 hrs in it) and started Mekanism. Coal Energy Generator, Heat Generator and Refiner werent a Problem but i just couldnd get the Windmill to work. Ive crafted a Basic Energy Storage Cube, upgraded it and put it next to the Windmill with one Block space inbetween. Then i crafted an universal power cable/pipe(the green one from Mekanism itself) but it didnt connect. I tried everything, crouching, right click etc but neither of them connected.
What do i have to do?
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2023.06.03 23:40 beardedtomato971 [ATM8] reborn storage multiblock woes

Has anyone gotten a larger than minimum size reborn storage multiblock to work?
I have tried multiple configurations in various sizes, however only the minimum size reborn storage multiblock is forming. Otherwise I am getting a "block is not valid for use in machine's interior" error
I tried searching and this error occurs for others when the multiblock is not full, however in the middle I am filling completely, I am also making sure there is at least 1 of each CPU and storage blocks, there are no air gaps and the construction is solid.
To add to this, I have also used the guide that is included, received the "completed" message with green status bar and this error is STILL coming up.
The interesting thing is that the coordinates given for the invalid block are for the OUTSIDE corner, which isn't a part of the multiblock
F - frame H - heat E - error block coordinates B - blank unrelated block outside of multiblock
5x5x5 example structure all outside walls configuration
Looking from the top down, position of coordinates in relation to multiblock (first layer, block diagonal from corner of multiblock structure)
Internal is a mixture of CPU and storage, completely filling the structure.
Am I missing something here?
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2023.06.03 21:09 kavyaorganicfarm What Can I do With Best Red Dragon Fruit?

What Can I do With Best Red Dragon Fruit?

Red dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is a tropical fruit that is not only visually striking but also offers several culinary possibilities. Here are some ideas for what you can do with the best red dragon fruit:
  1. Eat it fresh: The simplest and most common way to enjoy red dragon fruit is to eat it fresh. Cut the fruit in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. It has a mildly sweet and refreshing taste, similar to a combination of kiwi and pear.
  2. Add it to fruit salads: Red dragon fruit adds vibrant color and a unique flavor to fruit salads. Slice the fruit into cubes or wedges and toss it with other fruits like pineapple, mango, and berries for a delicious and visually appealing salad.
  3. Blend it into smoothies: Red dragon fruit works exceptionally well in smoothies due to its natural sweetness and vibrant color. Blend it with other fruits like banana, strawberry, or pineapple, along with your choice of liquid (water, coconut water, or plant-based milk), and enjoy a refreshing and nutritious smoothie.
  4. Make dragon fruit bowls: Dragon fruit bowls have become quite popular as a healthy breakfast or snack option. Blend the fruit with a little liquid (such as coconut water or almond milk) and pour the mixture into a bowl. Top it with granola, sliced fruits, nuts, and seeds for a visually stunning and nutritious bowl.
  5. Create dragon fruit popsicles: Beat the summer heat by making dragon fruit popsicles. Blend the fruit with some coconut water or fruit juice and pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze them until solid, and you'll have a refreshing and healthy treat.
  6. Bake with it: Red dragon fruit can be used in baking to add a unique twist to your recipes. You can incorporate the fruit into cakes, muffins, or bread for a burst of color and flavor. Consider making a dragon fruit loaf or dragon fruit cupcakes.
  7. Make dragon fruit jam or jelly: If you have a surplus of dragon fruit, you can turn it into a delicious jam or jelly. Cook the fruit with sugar and lemon juice until it thickens, and then preserve it in sterilized jars. The resulting jam or jelly can be used as a spread on toast or as a topping for desserts.
Remember that red dragon fruit stains easily, so be careful when handling it, especially when preparing dishes or cutting it. Enjoy experimenting with this versatile fruit and have fun exploring various recipes and combinations to suit your taste preferences.
  • What can I do with red dragon fruit?
Red dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, can be used in various ways to create delicious and visually appealing dishes. Here are some ideas for what you can do with red dragon fruit:
  1. Eat it fresh: The simplest and most common way to enjoy red dragon fruit is to eat it fresh. Cut the fruit in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. It has a mildly sweet and refreshing taste, similar to a combination of kiwi and pear.
  2. Add it to fruit salads: Red dragon fruit adds vibrant color and a unique flavor to fruit salads. Slice the fruit into cubes or wedges and toss it with other fruits like pineapple, mango, and berries for a delicious and visually appealing salad.
  3. Blend it into smoothies: Red dragon fruit works exceptionally well in smoothies due to its natural sweetness and vibrant color. Blend it with other fruits like banana, strawberry, or pineapple, along with your choice of liquid (water, coconut water, or plant-based milk), and enjoy a refreshing and nutritious smoothie.
  4. Make dragon fruit bowls: Dragon fruit bowls have become quite popular as a healthy breakfast or snack option. Blend the fruit with a little liquid (such as coconut water or almond milk) and pour the mixture into a bowl. Top it with granola, sliced fruits, nuts, and seeds for a visually stunning and nutritious bowl.
  5. Create dragon fruit popsicles: Beat the summer heat by making dragon fruit popsicles. Blend the fruit with some coconut water or fruit juice and pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze them until solid, and you'll have a refreshing and healthy treat.
  6. Make dragon fruit salsa: Combine diced dragon fruit with ingredients like red onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and cilantro to create a vibrant and flavorful salsa. This can be served with tortilla chips, grilled meats, or as a topping for tacos.
  7. Use it in desserts: Red dragon fruit can be incorporated into various desserts. You can make dragon fruit sorbet, ice cream, pudding, or even use it as a topping for cakes, cupcakes, or tarts to add a pop of color and flavor.
  8. Experiment with savory dishes: While red dragon fruit is often associated with sweet dishes, it can also be used in savory recipes. Try adding diced dragon fruit to salads, stir-fries, or even sushi rolls for a unique twist.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Feel free to experiment and explore different recipes to make the most of this exotic and versatile fruit.
  • How do you make red dragon fruit taste better?
Red dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, has a mild and subtly sweet flavor on its own. However, if you're looking to enhance its taste or add more flavor, here are a few suggestions:
  1. Pair it with other fruits: Combine red dragon fruit with other fruits to create a flavor combination. Mix it with sweeter fruits like mango, pineapple, or strawberries to enhance the overall taste.
  2. Squeeze some citrus juice: A squeeze of lime, lemon, or orange juice can help brighten the flavor of red dragon fruit. The citrus juices add a tangy and refreshing element that complements the fruit's sweetness.
  3. Sprinkle with a touch of salt or Tajin: A sprinkle of salt can help balance the sweetness and enhance the overall flavor. Alternatively, you can try Tajin, a Mexican seasoning blend of chili, lime, and salt. The slight kick from the chili can add an interesting twist to the taste.
  4. Add a drizzle of honey or agave syrup: If you prefer a sweeter flavor profile, you can drizzle a small amount of honey or agave syrup over the red dragon fruit. This will enhance the sweetness and add a hint of floral or caramel notes.
  5. Use it in a smoothie or juice blend: Red dragon fruit can be blended with other fruits, such as banana, berries, or pineapple, to create a flavorful and refreshing smoothie or juice. Experiment with different combinations to find the taste you enjoy the most.
  6. Incorporate it into desserts: Red dragon fruit can be used to add a pop of color and flavor to desserts. Incorporate it into dishes like sorbets, ice creams, puddings, or even baked goods like cakes and tarts.
Remember, the taste of red dragon fruit is unique, and its appeal lies in its mild sweetness and visually striking appearance. Feel free to explore different flavor combinations and recipes to find what suits your palate the best.
  • Can I eat red dragon fruit everyday?
Yes, you can eat red dragon fruit every day as part of a healthy and balanced diet. Red dragon fruit is low in calories and packed with nutrients, making it a nutritious addition to your daily diet. Here are some reasons why eating red dragon fruit regularly can be beneficial:
  1. Rich in antioxidants: Red dragon fruit is rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C, which help protect your body against free radicals and oxidative stress.
  2. Good source of vitamins and minerals: Red dragon fruit is a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin B, iron, and magnesium.
  3. High fiber content: Red dragon fruit is high in dietary fiber, which can aid in digestion, promote satiety, and support overall digestive health.
  4. Hydrating properties: Red dragon fruit has a high water content, which can help keep you hydrated and support healthy skin.
  5. Potential blood sugar regulation: Some studies suggest that red dragon fruit may help regulate blood sugar levels, although further research is needed in this area.
However, as with any food, it's important to consume red dragon fruit in moderation and consider your overall dietary needs. If you have any specific health concerns or dietary restrictions, it's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or nutritionist for personalized advice.
Additionally, keep in mind that individual reactions to foods may vary, so if you have any allergies or sensitivities to red dragon fruit or any other fruits, it's important to be aware of and avoid them.
  • How is dragon fruit best served?
Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, can be served in various ways depending on personal preferences and culinary creativity. Here are some popular ways to serve dragon fruit:
  1. Fresh and sliced: One of the simplest and most common ways to serve dragon fruit is to cut it in half and scoop out the flesh. Slice the flesh into cubes or wedges and enjoy it as a fresh and healthy snack.
  2. Fruit salads: Dragon fruit adds a pop of color and unique flavor to fruit salads. Slice the fruit into cubes and combine it with other fruits like pineapple, mango, berries, or citrus fruits for a refreshing and visually appealing salad.
  3. Smoothies and smoothie bowls: Dragon fruit is a popular ingredient in smoothies and smoothie bowls. Blend the flesh with other fruits, such as banana, strawberry, or pineapple, along with your choice of liquid (water, coconut water, or plant-based milk) to create a vibrant and nutritious beverage.
  4. Dragon fruit bowls: Similar to smoothie bowls, dragon fruit bowls are a trendy and healthy breakfast or snack option. Blend the flesh with a little liquid (such as coconut water or almond milk) and pour the mixture into a bowl. Top it with granola, sliced fruits, nuts, and seeds for a visually stunning and nutritious bowl.
  5. Desserts: Dragon fruit can be used to add color and flavor to various desserts. It can be used in recipes for sorbets, ice creams, puddings, cakes, cupcakes, tarts, and more. Experiment with different recipes to incorporate dragon fruit into your favorite desserts.
  6. Salsas and sauces: Diced dragon fruit can be used in salsas or sauces to add a unique twist. Combine it with ingredients like red onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and cilantro for a flavorful and colorful salsa that can be served with tortilla chips, grilled meats, or used as a topping for tacos.
Remember, dragon fruit is not only delicious but also visually striking, so consider its vibrant colors when serving. Feel free to get creative and explore different combinations and presentations to enjoy this exotic fruit to the fullest.
  • Why is my red dragon fruit not sweet?
There could be several reasons why your red dragon fruit is not as sweet as expected:
  1. Ripeness: The sweetness of dragon fruit is influenced by its ripeness. If the fruit is not fully ripe, it may not develop its full sweetness. Look for dragon fruits that have a bright, vibrant color and are slightly soft to the touch. A ripe dragon fruit should give a little when gently squeezed. If the fruit is still firm and the color is dull, it may not be fully ripe and therefore less sweet.
  2. Variety: Different varieties of dragon fruit can have varying levels of sweetness. Some varieties naturally have a milder flavor profile. If you have tried a particular variety and found it less sweet, you can explore different varieties to find the one that suits your taste preferences.
  3. Growing conditions: The taste of dragon fruit can be influenced by the growing conditions, including climate, soil quality, and cultivation techniques. Fruits grown in optimal conditions may tend to be sweeter compared to those grown in less favorable environments.
  4. Storage and handling: Improper storage or handling of dragon fruit can affect its flavor. If the fruit is stored at low temperatures or exposed to excessive heat, it may impact the development of its sweetness. Additionally, rough handling during transportation or storage can cause damage to the fruit, affecting its taste.
  5. Individual taste perception: Taste preferences can vary among individuals. What may be sweet to some may not be as sweet to others. The perception of sweetness can also be influenced by other factors like overall diet, palate sensitivity, and taste buds.
If you consistently find that your red dragon fruit lacks sweetness despite considering the above factors, it may be worth exploring different sources or varieties to find one that meets your expectations. Additionally, discussing your concerns with local farmers or suppliers who specialize in dragon fruit may provide insights into specific factors that could affect the sweetness in your region.
  • Which is better red or white dragon fruit?
The choice between red and white dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, comes down to personal preference as both varieties have their own unique qualities. Here's a comparison to help you understand the differences:
Red Dragon Fruit:
  1. Appearance: Red dragon fruit has a vibrant red or magenta skin with green scales, giving it a visually striking appearance. The flesh is typically white or red with small black seeds scattered throughout.
  2. Flavor: Red dragon fruit tends to have a mildly sweet taste with subtle floral notes. Some describe it as a cross between a kiwi and a pear.
  3. Nutritional Content: Red dragon fruit is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, and other essential nutrients. It also contains betacyanins, which contribute to its vibrant red color and antioxidant properties.
White Dragon Fruit:
  1. Appearance: White dragon fruit has a pale yellow or white skin with green scales, making it appear more subdued compared to the vibrant red variety. The flesh is usually white with small black seeds.
  2. Flavor: White dragon fruit generally has a milder and sweeter taste compared to the red variety. It is often described as a blend of pear, kiwi, and melon flavors.
  3. Nutritional Content: White dragon fruit is also rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, and other beneficial nutrients. While it may have a slightly different phytonutrient profile compared to red dragon fruit, both varieties offer similar nutritional benefits.
  4. Ultimately, the choice between red and white dragon fruit depends on your personal taste preferences and the visual appeal you are looking for. Both varieties are nutritious and can be enjoyed in various culinary applications, such as eating them fresh, adding them to smoothies or salads, or using them in desserts. It can be fun to try both varieties and decide which one you prefer.
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