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  1. tander

    If you can't sleep in it, it is not self-driving

    To me, or rather my Grandparents, it's really not semantics. The difference between what Tesla has now which is pretty cool, and sleep in your car self driving is my legally blind Grandpa could get in, tell it where to go and arrive like magic. This would be a huge thing for our elders that tend...
  2. tander

    Do New Model 3s have UV/IR Blocking?

    This seems like a good question for all cars, surprised consumer reports or someone doesn't include this, or better yet why dermatologists (subtle hint:) don't ask auto manufacturers to just take care of it from the factory, almost as many people die of skin cancer as car accidents right?
  3. tander

    Information about UV Blocking for Tinted Windows

    This was a great post, thanks, would love to hear more about those upper ranges. I would like to know why it's not mandated for auto manufacturers to make sure all auto glass offers the most protection, especially considering for many if not most people driving is where they get the bulk of sun...
  4. tander

    Information about UV Blocking for Tinted Windows

    I had an experience that kind of relates to this. I did a two day bike ride that was like 8+ hours outside each day. I wore a short sleeve jersey, maybe applied sunscreen once a day but don't remember so probably not, especially on my arms. After the 2nd day, taking off my jersey I noticed a...
  5. tander

    MASTER THREAD: Powering house or other things with Model 3

    Seems like a real waste of an opportunity, almost negligent, for Tesla not to allow this during emergencies. If you could run your gas furnace fan with a Tesla that could make a huge difference for some people. Most Tesla's have like 10x the energy as that Ford.
  6. tander

    Powering house with a Tesla during blackout?

    All good points but imo it seems like like would be pretty easy for Tesla to software allow it for any car that is in a county that has a declared emergency or extreme weather or something like that. Also I wasn't talking about running an entire home from it, I just want to be able to basically...
  7. tander

    Powering house with a Tesla during blackout?

    That's understandable but for for emergency type things like in Texas it seems like a no brainer and really almost negligent for Tesla not to open it up for that, I mean it's kinda crazy to have this giant battery on wheels parked at a house with no power or heat, my back of the napkin math is a...
  8. tander

    Powering house with a Tesla during blackout?

    Thanks for the link, seems like it would be great to be able to do, although I'm guessing it would eat into power wall sales
  9. tander

    Powering house with a Tesla during blackout?

    Looking at options to power house during power outages, of course there is a power wall but we already have a model y with a big battery, is there a way to rig that up?
  10. tander

    Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Discussion Thread

    That's kinda crazy to think about, if crypto by nature can't be devalued it might end up being better than fiat because it would make it basically impossible to corrupt or manipulate with money printing, so in the very long term it would be more stable as a currency. It would be like all the...
  11. tander

    Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Discussion Thread

    If companies are putting all or parts of their balance sheets into bitcoin or cryptocurrency I could see that being pretty profound. If Tesla were to do that it wouldn't be surprising to see all car companies, and then just all companies and individuals follow suit. And with the limited nature...
  12. tander

    Consumers disdain for “Self Driving”

    I still have 2 Grandparents, one that can't drive, another that barely does. Really hoping FSD gets here sooner rather than later, the implications for their ability to visit friends, make doctors appointments, and just stay independent longer are huge. For the one that can't drive it was a huge...
  13. tander

    Head rests - so narrow and far forward

    Did you ever do this? I have no idea where to take it?
  14. tander

    Nokian WRG3 tires

    Thx for reply. Hope Tesla continues to improve on sound deadening. I compare everything to my Grandparent's old Lexus LS and have yet to sit in a car that quiet, one of those things I never cared about until I realized how high the bar can be.
  15. tander

    Summer Report On Winter Tires: Nokian WRG3

    Thx, just meant noise with regard to wrg3 versus humm of a proper snow tire.
  16. tander

    Summer Report On Winter Tires: Nokian WRG3

    Do you remember if you ever got them on black ice? Considering getting them again, but had them before on a rwd front engine car and they were basically unusable on black ice in that car, everywhere else they were a great compromise.
  17. tander

    Nokian WRG3 tires

    Did you ever get these on black ice? Had them too, pretty good made sliding very predictable in everything but sheer ice. Considering the new version instead of snow tires just because they are so much quieter when not on snow might be worth the tradeoff of snow performance to me.
  18. tander

    Nokian WRG3 tires

    Sorry to bring this back to life, just wondering if anybody encountered black ice in these and how they performed? I'm considering getting these or the wrg4, but I had them on a front engine rwd car with no traction control (98 Merced e320, basically worst snow car ever), and they worked fine in...
  19. tander

    Should biohazard defense mode be a standard safety feature?

    I mean the frunk is cool but I bet they could figure something out. Or at least include these filtershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hWhc6A-KUE
  20. tander

    Should biohazard defense mode be a standard safety feature?

    Willamette Valley, about 10 miles from the nearest fire
  21. tander

    Should biohazard defense mode be a standard safety feature?

    Have you read much about air pollution deaths? Air pollution That's the math I'm talking about, it's pretty well established, many more people are effected by air pollution than traffic accidents. That's part of why other countries like China, with some of the worst pollution have been faster to...
  22. tander

    BioWeapon Defense Mode Hack For Wildfire Smoke

    So I'm in a certain area that has a lot of wildfires and some of the worst air in the world last week. Not good for people especially those in sensitive populations. I had thought that when you get in your car, you put on recirculate air, and then you've got pretty decent air. But after a 2 hour...
  23. tander

    Oregon Wildfires and Biohazard Defense Mode

    Really makes me wish it was considered a standard safety feature on every car rather than a luxury thing, I have a hunch that if that was the case you'd see first responders/firefighters/evacuees actually save lives simply because they had a clean source of air and made better decisions/one less...
  24. tander

    Screw you, Model 3

    My Grandpa is 98, also WWII vet (3x Purple Heart+POW in Germany as a Jew). He had to quit driving before they came out, but seriously considered letting him try in a parking lot (probably a terrible idea), but if the self driving thing happens does that still count?
  25. tander

    Fire Evacuation: Are Teslas Safer Than Ice Vehicles?

    Would take the Tesla for the air filtration alone!
  26. tander

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

    Yeah it's funny, I usually take clean air for granted too, but it's just such a basic necessity when you think about it (or don't have it):( Would love to see Tesla do for air filtration what they have done for batteries, i.e. make it so cheap and superior that it basically forces all car makers...
  27. tander

    Should biohazard defense mode be a standard safety feature?

    So I happen to live in an area that apparently has the worst air quality in the world right now (from wildfires) and was thinking that the biohazard defense mode (or maybe just call it something more boring) really ought to be just a standard safety feature on every car, Tesla or not, even when...
  28. tander

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

    Seriously considering buying one for that reason. Just tried to do a test drive but they are shutting down because of air quality. Also wondering if "biohazard defense mode" should just be considered a standard safety feature on every car (Tesla or not) from now on. I think you could argue that...
  29. tander

    Paydirt's (TSLA) Option Investing Guide

    Yeah I think like 6mo ago would be 10-20x, but 9mo ago is like 80-90x!
  30. tander

    Paydirt's (TSLA) Option Investing Guide

    Do you know how cheap Tesla LEAPS were 6 months or a year ago? The gains are 10-20,000% right now from 9 mo ago. Options aren't for everyone, but in some ways it's absurd not to use them. Not saying whether it's a good idea or not right now, just they are very powerful tools.
  31. tander

    You're suddenly well off, your lifelong friends are not. Now what?

    I thought he was talking about a financial professional:) Edit: Had a good laugh over this imagining people signing up to talk with a therapist when they really need to talk with a financial advisor. Reminds me of people going to the doctor for stuff when they really need to talk with a...
  32. tander

    MY road noise?

    My Grandma has a 15 year old LS, it is still the quietest car I've ever been in, so peaceful to drive in, way quieter than the Y I drove today, although the tires are at least 2x as thick on the LS.
  33. tander

    MY road noise?

    Test drove a performance Y today. Only two complaints, road noise on freeway and seat heater kept coming on (guessing user error). I actually measured the decibels with a free app so not sure how accurate it was but it was a little louder (into the 80's) than the 20 year old mercedes e class I...
  34. tander

    You're suddenly well off, your lifelong friends are not. Now what?

    To be really frank, you will likely get some negative reactions/problems from this good problem to have. But by and large if you give people a chance, as long as you don't flaunt it or talk about it all the time, as long as you are generous, as long as you don't forget that having more money...
  35. tander

    How long till Cyber Truck on Moon or Mars?

    So Tesla and Spacex are best put as sister companies, they are separate but they have the same Dad and will work together when he thinks it makes sense. For example the Roadster stunt was great (and great is a huge understatement) marketing for both companies. Neither company could have bought...
  36. tander

    How long till Cyber Truck on Moon or Mars?

    I guess I'd disagree to an extent, using a Tesla motor alone would be pretty meaty marketing. Stainless steel seems pretty practical too.
  37. tander

    How long till Cyber Truck on Moon or Mars?

    That's a good point, I guess it wouldn't have to be operational for good marketing value.
  38. tander

    How long till Cyber Truck on Moon or Mars?

    Yeah maybe wishful thinking, maybe I should have posed the question as what parts from the Cyber Truck or any Tesla would be suitable for Mars or the Moon without major modification?
  39. tander

    How long till Cyber Truck on Moon or Mars?

    Hmm interesting point, I was thinking more about not needing air to power combustion.
  40. tander

    How long till Cyber Truck on Moon or Mars?

    Just wondering if anybody else has been wondering when/if we'll see a Cyber Truck in space sometime? More priceless marketing for Tesla for sure. Guessing it would need some major modifications, maybe a light weight version? But at least they've got the whole not needing air to run thing figured...
  41. tander

    My Model 3 is a death trap!

    Hopefully you'll be saying "remember how our Grandpa's had to worry about their prostates" too:)
  42. tander

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

    Auto industry: China is giving cash to car buyers to revive sales crushed by coronavirus - CNN Makes me wonder if US will follow suit or revive cash for clunkers.
  43. tander

    Coronavirus

    My back of the napkin math it would cost 15B to test every person I the US, seems like small change compared to all the other numbers flying around.
  44. tander

    Coronavirus

    I keep thinking about that. It seems like there has been so little testing per capita I don't understand how they really know how many people have been affected and make informed decisions. I've had a bad cold for a good 3 weeks, almost better and pretty unusual for me, wouldn't be surprised if...
  45. tander

    Coronavirus

    Makes me wonder if find some way to disrupt ventilators now. Maybe a battery powered version? That's a great idea! I was planning to give blood a couple weeks ago until I got a cold, or maybe the plague so I'm holding off. Would love to get tested for corona and donate plasma to help someone...
  46. tander

    Coronavirus

    Hmm that's a good point. The only thing I wonder about with comparing the US to countries like South Korea is they tend to already be really good about wearing masks and hygiene in general compared to the US even before the virus. I have a feeling that when you've got a respiratory illness and a...
  47. tander

    Coronavirus

    Yeah again not visiting Grandma right now or suggesting people do, just would love to know when I can.
  48. tander

    Coronavirus

    Def, didn't mean to suggest I was contemplating visiting her, just would be nice if I could safely do so. Seems kind of a waste to leave her all alone (she lives alone) for weeks or months if it turned out I already had it and could have been visiting all this time. She has an iPad and is a...
  49. tander

    Coronavirus

    Would be really nice to know just from a practical can I visit my Grandma or donate blood standpoint. Or better yet can I give my antibodies or whatever to her, wish it was that simple:)
  50. tander

    Coronavirus

    If we've hardly done any testing+most people have no or mild symptoms=how do we have any accurate sense of how many people really are/have been infected? Couldn't half the population have it and we just wouldn't know because they feel fine and haven't been tested? Hoping there are some...

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