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  1. UrsS

    Coronavirus

    The question here is what is the percentage of infected unvacinated people compared to other states. Even if the vaccinate rate would be 80% there would still be 20% of the population that can get the virus and that is still a large number of sick people.
  2. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    If I recall correctly the UAW threw the workers of the old NUMMI* plant under the bus - totally abandoned/sacrificed them to get some deal in Detroit. Now no auto worker in Fremont want to have anything to do with the UAW. * That was the Toyota/General Motors joint venture which Tesla bought...
  3. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    May I suggest that Elon buy 2 republican senators with the left over proceeds of his tax sale. It appears that currently only 2 senators are needed to pass or block any legislation. This way Elon will have total control over almost any US legislation until the next 'election'. 🤷‍♀️
  4. UrsS

    Anyone have experience with Bridgestone Quiettrack tires

    Got Qiettrack on my Model 3, so far ~~ 6000 miles. About same efficiency as the original Michelins that came with the car. I had another set of tires inbetween that gave me about a 5% lower efficiency. The most striking thing about them is how much quieter they are. My Model 3 is an early one...
  5. UrsS

    Coronavirus

    Follow the money: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-4d0d18b24e0dd41de2424e19b3ed994f
  6. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    According to Mich McConnell there will be no bipartisan anything whatsoever.
  7. UrsS

    Wiki Butt dialing FSD purchase

    Happened to me. All of a sudden there was an $11,000 charge on my credit card from Tesla. I had no idea how this came about. Nobody else uses my cell phone and to butt dial that purchase is about as likely as Elon getting to Mars by tomorrow evening. I'm suspicious that that 'butt dialing' was...
  8. UrsS

    250000 miles on a 90D

    Very interesting. I'm curious how this continues. Please report periodically. Wish I had a battery like that one in mine (85) - it is at 84% after 8 1/2 years.
  9. UrsS

    2012 Model S P85 Battery Replacement Receipt - sharing is caring

    $22,000 for a new battery - way more expensive than driving an ICE ? There is one cost nobody her has mentioned yet: the damage caused by the CO2 from the ICE (health, climate catastrophe, air pollution damage . . .). The only study on this I saw so far (and I can't find the link any more) put...
  10. UrsS

    Difficulty swiping trip and tire pressure cards in new driving visualisation

    Touching the windshield wiper icon at the bottom row brings up that card. From there you can swipe left for tire pressure and right for the various trip miles cards.
  11. UrsS

    Yellen's idea to tax unrealized capital gains

    What about taxing every financial transaction with something like 1/100 of 1%? Deducted by the broker at the time of the transaction. You sell $10,000 of stock and you pay $1 in taxes, you buy some other stock with that $10,000 and you pay another $1 in taxes.
  12. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    This reminds me of the early days of nuclear power: "Electricity too cheap to measure - free for everybody . . ." Perhaps a little bit of environmental (and other) reflections prior to rushing into Chernobyl, Three Miles Island and Fukushima would have benefited a few thousand (million?) people...
  13. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I'm desperately waiting for the 150kwh battery so I can tow a trailer. More efficiency in the car does not help that at all. And I have the sneaky feeling that I'm not the only one.
  14. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    " . . . it is the Tegra daughterboard that Tesla charges $120 for. Total cost, including labor, is closer to $400." Wait a minute. If Tesla sells the daughterboard for $120 it should cost them somewhere between $12 and $60. Normal mark-up for parts between manufacturing and end user are 100% or...
  15. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    True, but the Mission of Tesla (Accelerate Sustainable Energy) will be advanced considerably faster than under Moscow Mitch's rule. And that is why I hold TSLA and drive Teslas. All that money does me no good on an overheated planet.
  16. UrsS

    No wonder Elon is anxious to get Tesla Semi production ramped up

    Smog is the stuff that comes mainly out of the tailpipe of ICE vehicles. So, if there is anything coming out of the tailpipes of your trucks it is smog. So, yes these truck, no matter how 'clean' their exhaust is, they produce some smog.
  17. UrsS

    Phone App: iPhone/Android app

    No service, just regular updates. Unfortunately it might have been a year or more since I tried to unlock the car from the app. So I have no inkling as to when it stopped working.
  18. UrsS

    Phone App: iPhone/Android app

    Can't unlock the car from the app. For some time now - U do not know how ling or what version - the unlock feature is not working on my Android app any more. It connects to the car, honk, flash lights, climate, etc. work, but it does not unlock the car. I uninstalled and re-installed the app -...
  19. UrsS

    Coronavirus

    ..but we spend very little to stop this.. Really? Although I have no data to support my inkling here, but I think that the amount of money spent on an ongoing base to reduce traffic injuries and death far exceeds whatever is, has been, and will be spent on Covid-19; probably including the...
  20. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Maybe late to the discussion about Elon's 'fascist' tweet, but I did a tiny bit of google search: The Alameda County sheriff’s ties to the racist far right Now add the fact that Chevron has a huge refinery in Alameda county and spends lots of money influencing local elections - there are...
  21. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    About AI and Stop signs: Once FSD recognizes that it should stop at an intersection weather there is a stop sign or not then I think the stop sign problem has been solved. Sort of like a reasonable driver. :)
  22. UrsS

    Coronavirus

    How believable is this? Early Antibody Testing In Chicago: 30-50% Of Those Tested For COVID-19 Already Have Antibodies, Report Says
  23. UrsS

    Market politics

    Looks like Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign.
  24. UrsS

    Sudden loss of charge amount and driving mileage.

    There is a whole tread dedicated to this - has been going on for a while: Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software
  25. UrsS

    Coronavirus

    Well, I'm so far back in reading the posts that my comments would be out of context; and this is not the "Which Health Care System Works Best" thread. But now that you ask: First let me say that I do appreciate your medical knowledge (of which I have none) your information and your intellectual...
  26. UrsS

    QuietTrack vs Avid Ascent GT vs PureContact LS tires, which is most efficient+quiet?

    Since you had 18" wheels I assume that you are driven a Model 3. I thought that the quiettracks are not available for the Model 3 yet. :confused:
  27. UrsS

    Software wishlist

    Here you can find instructions on how to get all the battery information on your car. Lots of useful info on battery life etc. Also lots of rants about Tesla's communication. Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software
  28. UrsS

    Software wishlist

    There is probably more information than you bargained for here. But if you read through the posts you will find how to get all the info you want from your car: Model S: Battery & Charging
  29. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    This is not political, it has to do with reality. A word of caution: By now we should have learned that whatever Trump says has absolutely no meaning. He can utter the exact opposite within an hour or less. He does not have any knowledge (of anything) and whatever he says and does is only for...
  30. UrsS

    Market politics

    Republicans - they think (know?) that the laws(of physics) do not apply to them. keep politics out of this forum:mad: - - - but this is physics, not politics :D:p - - - and it is Sunday !
  31. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    So, my actual needs are about 3 hours of driving (even in cold weather) without having to worry about having only 2 miles left at the next charging station and without having to wait an extra hour to charge from 95% to 100%. So, yup the Leaf we had just did not quite make it - although we loved...
  32. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Zerknalltreibling ( = ICE) When some Germans did not want to use foreign words - about 80 years ago, or so.
  33. UrsS

    Climate Change Update Investor Thread

    Well, perhaps :eek: just wanted to clarify in my understanding what you are getting at. Sorry I did not intend to be offensive. I have run across people who do want the apocalypse as soon as possible. :)
  34. UrsS

    Climate Change Update Investor Thread

    If I read you correctly you are supporting/applauding everything Trump and the oil companies are doing because it will get us to the total extinction faster? :eek:
  35. UrsS

    Using an inverter to charge a computer: recommendations? cautionary tales? effect on 12 v battery?

    I don't have any Autopilot or Self Driving at all. So I guess it would not be turned on. Other than that I did not turn anything off on the car that is normally on, although I have Sentry Mode off in my garage. :)
  36. UrsS

    Using an inverter to charge a computer: recommendations? cautionary tales? effect on 12 v battery?

    Narrowed it down somewhat - the sustaining wattage is somewhere near 250W. I ran our refrigerator and some minor appliances for 7 hours using 245W - the battery got down to 12.0V after 4 hours and stayed there. :)
  37. UrsS

    Using an inverter to charge a computer: recommendations? cautionary tales? effect on 12 v battery?

    Addendum to the above post: Did some experimenting - - the 12V battery looses power continuously if I use 600 Watts :eek: - so the on board charger is supplying less that that. It is fine with a 200 Watt load. So its capacity is somewhere in-between :D
  38. UrsS

    Using an inverter to charge a computer: recommendations? cautionary tales? effect on 12 v battery?

    Well, what do you know - - - I'm not the only one trying to survive PG&E's little punishing bout with the electricity in my Model 3 battery. (I can understand the need to shut off power during high wind events - it just irks me that we are being punished for the decades of neglect and greed by...
  39. UrsS

    Owner experience regarding interior noises?

    On my early model (VIN ..05641 - 28,000 miles) there are no rattles or squeaks but the tire noise on rough surfaces is awful. I'm also suspicious that many people confuse tire noise with wind noise. Tire noise changes with the road surface, wind does not.
  40. UrsS

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    "Musk says Tesla will be out of money in 10 months without ‘hardcore’ changes" That 'quote' is actually a lie. Musk did not say that at all. What he said was that $2 billion in raised capital is really not that much money because that is what they are spending in 10 months (at that time, May...
  41. UrsS

    Another front suspension control arm failure

    Is there any incident where any of these suspect suspension parts actually let go at higher speed, lets say above 40mph? Looking at the geometry with the 2 lower ball joins it looks to me like there must be a lot of stress on the lower geometry when doing very tight turns; and that seems to be...
  42. UrsS

    20,000 mile USA road trip with a Model 3

    You mention Chargepoint several times but not Plug Share. In my experience Plug Share has almost all available chargers on their map. Often there are comments of recent users alerting you to malfunctions or other problems, or just that they had no problems charging - say the day before.
  43. UrsS

    Software wishlist

    Make all writing on the screen at least 3 times bigger so I (and many many other people) can read it. The only number readable is the speed, for anything else I have to lean forward to get closer to the screen and squint and focus and look again = DANGEROUS !!!
  44. UrsS

    Tesla M3 Cabin Noise

    Tire noise depends on the road surface. My Model 3 (early version VIN ...05641) was unbearably / headache noisy on rough asphalt roads. So I lathered sound deadening material wherever I could and got it so I could drive the car. It is still loud, but does not give me a headache any more. I wish...
  45. UrsS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    There are those who invest for personal gain (Capitalists) and then there are those who invest in a better future for themselves and others. Musk is among the latter: Tesla's Mission: "Accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy." So, I guess as long as the world is not 100% on...
  46. UrsS

    Best 19 tires replacement

    Everybody here blames the weight of the car in the tire's longevity. I used to drive a Lexus LX450 - 1000lb heavier than the Tesla S but I had no trouble getting 50 - 60,000 miles on a set of tires. I got 20,000 miles on a set of Goodyears on the Tesla. The weight can't be the reason - so why...
  47. UrsS

    QuietTrack vs Avid Ascent GT vs PureContact LS tires, which is most efficient+quiet?

    Pleeeeze let us know if the cabin noise/droning, especially on rougher asphalt roads, is considerably less.
  48. UrsS

    Safety issue

    I guess that the Tesla engineers assumed that the driver wants to see what is going on rather than relying on some alert system that might or might not indicate some unknown obstacle somewhere hidden in the rear.
  49. UrsS

    No Model 3 battery fires!

    According to Goooooooogle as of May 17, 2018: It says the 300,000 Teslas on the road have been driven a total of 7.5 billion miles, and about 40 fires have been reported. That works out to five fires for every billion miles traveled, compared to a rate of 55 fires per billion miles traveled in...

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