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  •  I actually have no objections to this criticism. (0+ / 0-)

    I've seen nothing from Musk that supports a rapid timescale, nor do I have anything on my own to suggest a rapid timescale.  I'd personally expect about 5 years "plus holdups" (permitting, lawsuits, etc).  That is, 5 years for further design, prototyping, final design, and construction, but then years more for all of the holdups that would invariably occur on the acquisition.

    Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

    by Rei on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 03:23:59 PM PDT

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    •  Your personal expectation is 5 yrs for ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... design, prototyping, trials AND final design and construction?

      What experience in major infrastructure projects from development of the basic technology through to ribbon cutting of the finished project to support that as a reasonable expectation for anybody else?

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      by BruceMcF on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 10:40:30 AM PDT

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