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  1. jerry33

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

    Didn't I hear that there were 6,000 labelers? (That's the number I recall from awhile ago--might be different, but certainly well over a thousand).
  2. jerry33

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

    My thought is that the most popular App will be one that allows you to rearrange the display and have themes (particular the instrument panel on S and X)--after games, of course.
  3. jerry33

    Lowering amperage a good thing?

    Between 80% and 90%, not enough to worry about. 95%, if you drive as soon as the charge is finished, not much of an issue but don't leave the car at anything over 90%. I'd only charge to 95% regularly if I really ended the day at or below 20%. (And since I have a certain amount of OCD, I'd try...
  4. jerry33

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

    Floating point errors: Numbers are represented in this format as a whole number times a power of two; rational numbers (such as 0.1) whose denominator is not a power of two cannot be exactly represented.
  5. jerry33

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

    The accelerator pedals broke in the Prius a few years ago due to substandard outsourcing (with lots of media coverage). I suspect the same happened to Rivian.
  6. jerry33

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

    The difference is the time factor. A robot might move at 3 or 4 mph, not 30-90 mph.
  7. jerry33

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

    I can assure you it's not by a pep talk, team meeting, or town hall. Those disincentivize employees--even the positive ones because employees think they are a waste of time when they could be productive. I've been to way too many of those.
  8. jerry33

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

    It's similar to the Ukraine. No one celebrates until they recover all the lost territory.
  9. jerry33

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

    The high gas prices just gives them an excuse.
  10. jerry33

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

    The sad part is when gas prices go down for a week, consumers tend to forget the high prices and go back to the gas guzzlers only to be shocked when gas prices rise again (as if gas prices were never high before). Of course, the smart ones buy Teslas then.
  11. jerry33

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

    The problem back then was that Ford had tried putting seatbelts in a few years earlier. Many people thought (or at least asked) the Fords were less safe so they needed seatbelts. People are more educated about safety today, though there are still many who only put on the seatbelts to stop the...
  12. jerry33

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

    The FUD isn't going to stop by advertising--particularly not by advertising to combat the FUD directly. It's more likely to have the opposite affect because people know advertising is basically lies or at best puffery. It's main advantage is brand recognition and Tesla has plenty of that. What...
  13. jerry33

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

    It's what happens on a three day Wall Street holiday. Best news is that there is only one four day holiday.
  14. jerry33

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

    One of the problems is that some of the oil in the ground in the U.S. isn't refine-able by refineries in the U.S. The Permian Basin is an example. New refineries would have to be built to refine this oil.
  15. jerry33

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

    In almost everything, getting a bit more costs far more than the added utility is worth monetarily (e.g. double the price doesn't give you double the utility). Actually cars aren't too bad in this regard. The premium for Plaid is only 30%. As an example look at tripods: A decent one can be had...
  16. jerry33

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

    I'd guess it's because of "perfect is the enemy of good".
  17. jerry33

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

    There was a bill last Texas legislative session to exclude renewables from the calculation of energy production, so there is still a lot of (paid) political resistance. However, I'm pretty sure greed (lower renewable pricing) will win in the end. Every Tesla, solar roof/panel, and Powerwall sold...
  18. jerry33

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

    The problem is that the rate increases are not going to pay for "get off of fossil fuels". They are going to fund the "slow the transition away from fossil fuels as long as possible" group. So "pay for itself" is really the only way to deprive the fossil fuel group of funds.
  19. jerry33

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

    Yep. Did that last year. But if the SP doesn't rise later this year, there will be no solar roof for me next year.
  20. jerry33

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

    ELMS is a kind of pump and dump today. Basically, it's relying on greed to lure people into thinking they can make a quick buck.
  21. jerry33

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

    Don't worry about that. FSD in Chill Mode drives similar to Gilles Villeneuve. And there are two faster modes as well.
  22. jerry33

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

    Overthinking is what I'm seeing here. 1. Do you want a Roadster? 2. Will the extra number of shares improve your lifestyle? 3. No decision is free from regrets, with luck the satisfactions are more than the regrets.
  23. jerry33

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

    Corporate newsletters and blogs are only read by those who are already interested. They never gain any new audiences. Even those who read the first issues, seldom continue actually reading them because they become boring. Mass media could work if it wasn't as big a cesspool as Twitter. Like it...
  24. jerry33

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

    As long as you do not sell, they will get no revenge.
  25. jerry33

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

    And tend to pay as much in cash as is possible because stocks are unreliable in the short term.
  26. jerry33

    Russia/Ukraine conflict

    Nuclear weapons are an 80 year old technology. It's not surprising that any country with the desire and resources to have them can have them.
  27. jerry33

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

    In the 1960s, American Bandstand asked kids what songs would be a hit after playing them. Turns out the kids were terrible predictors. 'Nuff said.
  28. jerry33

    Tesla Semi

    Only trucks such as furniture vans cube out regularly. Weight is generally the limiting factor because it's far more efficient and profitable to haul as much weight as possible. This obviously is for longer distance and doesn't include local delivery where speed and how many stops can be made in...
  29. jerry33

    New Michelin airless tires

    Correct. They've been working on these since the 1980s. A lot like hydrogen: It will always be the .... of the future.
  30. jerry33

    Coronavirus

    I think the problem here is that vaccinated is not equal to fully vaccinated. They may be either counting one dose as vaccinated, or they may be getting the information from their App, which would be pretty vaccinated heavy. Other methods come to mind, but those are the two most likely (IMHO).
  31. jerry33

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

    That's the theory. I think what happens in most cases is that the executives present a plan to the board and then it gets rubber stamped. If the board really did their job, there would be no golden parachutes and executive compensation would be based on the long term health of the company.
  32. jerry33

    Coronavirus

    Maybe Nuralink will help.
  33. jerry33

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

    Downdector shows website login problems with Chase, but I tested and had no issues.
  34. jerry33

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

    Mostly the attitude to not do anything that is even a bit inconvenient.
  35. jerry33

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

    50% of the miles were on road-trips. As far away as Seattle.
  36. jerry33

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

    Most of the CCS standards players are incentivized to make BEVs as lame as possible so gas cars remain relevant. Denise has problems plugging in her standard J1772 into her 2015 Leaf. I suspect the CCS plug will keep a lot of ladies from getting a BEV.
  37. jerry33

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

    Likely due to the smaller pack size. Larger packs can charge faster. We'd need equal pack size (kWh) to actually know.
  38. jerry33

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

    I thought it was mainly for safety so that you don't have jagged glass shards when broken. (Not that there aren't insulating or heat reflecting qualities, which I believe are secondary to safety).
  39. jerry33

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

    Number of days, yes. Number of miles, sometimes, maybe. In my case, the 2013 was close to 50% commute/town and 50% trip. The current 2020 X has 29,000 miles of which maybe 2,500 are around town.
  40. jerry33

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

    This has been the case in the U.S. for quite a while now.
  41. jerry33

    Russia/Ukraine conflict

    The trick is to push when it won't cause a ton of casualties. Better to wear down the opponent and push at a time when there will be little resistance.
  42. jerry33

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

    Hopefully security and you are not the product.
  43. jerry33

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

    I see them, but they are light grey and easy to miss. Helps if you remove the destination chargers. However, in the later browsers the map doesn't display (just a blank page with the buttons to remove destination chargers, etc.). Earlier browsers work just fine. I wish they would fix it.
  44. jerry33

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

    While the logic is correct, if there are few Superchargers there will be more resistance to purchasing.
  45. jerry33

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

    Big contribution to TMC from the Black Pixel Company.

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