A hallmark of the Minnesota anti-PRT propagandist's disinformation campaign is his frequent reliance on guesswork instead of facts.
The regular reader is of course familiar with his biggest solid-gold comedy hits, such as:
- "PRT will lose traction in the rain," in which he ignores that wheel traction is irrelevant in LIM (magnetically-propelled) PRTs (#419 forward). Other times he has claimed that LIMs are used to hover (Oops, *** did it again, 6/22), or that LIM is a system name like Taxi 2000, ULTra or Vectus (Out on a LIM, 3/1).
- "People don't like to ride with strangers," a Wikipedia thread in which he is unable to make his point without misquoting or mischaracterizing his claimed 'evidence.'
I want to know how they bend their guideways. The PRT guideways are steel box frames... kind of resistant to bending. When you look at the PRT graphics the guideways are all curvey [sic] and bendy. The prototype guideway I saw was as straight as a ramrod.He just pulls it out of his butt! At the time I responded,
Trolley rails and LRT rails are made to be bent into shape. Source (#432)
The actual real-world way is to bend the pieces first, and then assemble them into guideway sections. There's an explanation of this technique on pp. 7-8 here:And here's a recent picture to further prove him clueless:
http://www.skyloop.org/cals/rebuttal/001-SLC-T2C-Rebuttal-to-CALS-DFR2.pdf Source (#626)
Another time, Ovendoor even layered-on more idiocy by speculating that guideway can't have banked curves:
Another consideration may have been the need to bank the guideway on curves. Ever notice that the PRT graphics and animations dont [sic] show a banked PRT guideway on a curve? SourceAnother Rectal Reference* source!
In this new photo of the Vectus installation, the guideway is not only curved--it's banked too!
Of course, Klog Openpore has never confessed to these or any other inaccuracies--still claiming to be right about everything he says. Some "transportation expert."
It's his way of staying the course. Hey Kenworth, there's someone here who wants to give you a shout-out:
- PRT is technology, not ideology (Tuesday)
- New Propagandist Talking Point gains inertia: More name-calling and bombast
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Ken Avidor is a scam