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    Roadster History Europe/APAC

    Xenons were optional upgrade on later Roadsters, so, many do not have them. To me the 2 biggest shortcomings with Roadster were weak headlights and weak brakes. ( The brakes have a challenge with so much torque to go quick and so much weight from the battery pack.) Xenon upgrade was a big...
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    Roadster History Europe/APAC

    Back in the day there was some fuss when DOT was set to deny Tesla's ability to sell Roadsters based on old style air bags coming form Lotus. I think Tesla may have been able to piggyback on some Lotus exemption to sell them (as a low volume specialty manufacturer) even though the air bags...
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    Roadster History Europe/APAC

    Another way to put it... All of the major components, drivetrain, chassis, etc, are identical. It is just little "accessory" items that can differ. The mobile connectors and other charging cables can be different between regions.
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    What did you park next to? (Or what makes the Roadster look tiny?)

    Ford GT40... https://www.hagerty.com/media/archived/three-ford-gts-make-majestic-sights-and-sounds/
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    Roadster History Europe/APAC

    Most obvious external things are the side repeater lights (on the front fenders) not required or installed on North American roadsters, and some tail light differences, mainly extra reflectors on the rear diffuser and some kind of extra rear fog light on German roadsters. I think the security...
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    Chevy Bolt - 200 mile range for $30k base price (after incentive)

    https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/ice-cars-are-dangerous.13753/ https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/gas-stations-are-dangerous.2427/
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    Comprehensive USB Bug List

    For some reason, I don't think Tesla views flash music playback as a "primary use case" and doesn't appear to give it the same QA attention as some other functions. I also think they use 3rd party libraries for a lot of the media functions and so their dev team could be like "we took a library...
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    Comprehensive USB Bug List

    I wonder if there is any copyright or royalties concern with showing album art...
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    Coronavirus

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/30/opinions/secret-weapon-ending-pandemic-mcbride/index.html
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    Coronavirus

    It is shocking how fast we went from massive demand, hard to get appointments, and very long lines to no waiting please come get some. I thought for sure there would still be people clamoring through May before we got to this point. Maybe they underestimated how many people either aren't...
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    Coronavirus

    Your linked article was April 6th. This was April 5th: https://www.thelily.com/can-the-vaccine-make-your-period-worse-these-women-say-yes/ Seems to have started from anecdotal Twitter posts:
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    Coronavirus

    If they are concerned about the vaccine affecting menstruation, they should be even more alarmed about what actual COVID does... https://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/generalobgyn/87333
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    MASTER THREAD: 2021 Model 3 and differences from 2020

    As far as I know, there is no body difference between any of them. Well, only minor thing is the badge on the back and performance may get the "lip spoiler" stuck on the trunk lid. Performance also has different brakes. So you can check inside the wheels to know if it is a performance model or...
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    Coronavirus

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/04/finding-universal-coronavirus-vaccine/618701/
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    Coronavirus

    Day 3 after Pfizer #2... Feeling fairly normal. I would say the only side effect I had was a little tiredness.
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    Tarocco Rosso

    I wonder if this might be it? :
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    Coronavirus

    You caught me. I got Pfizer #2 yesterday there. I take my old LEAF as a "beater" car to places I might get door-dinged and leave the Model 3 at home. No side effects for me so far 24+ hours later. I feel fine. Maybe you spotted me? I was the guy way overdressed with the full face mask and...
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    Today's Roadster Orphan

    Oh OK... So the eBay listing was a fake, but actual #938 was offered and sold through other means... (?)
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    Coronavirus

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/04/post-vaccination-risk/618500/
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    Coronavirus

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/science-briefs/fully-vaccinated-people.html
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    Coronavirus

    https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/6-myths-about-covid-19-vaccines-debunked
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    Today's Roadster Orphan

    Well, I hope you get your car. At a minimum, that eBay listing was really sloppy with wrong details and pictures of a different car being shown.
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    Coronavirus

    Also perhaps some has to do with vaccinated people surviving and thriving. Less worry about short test cycle and unknown side effects. "Come on in, the water is nice...."
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    Coronavirus

    https://news.yahoo.com/america-is-about-to-hit-a-vaccine-wall-as-demand-drops-with-or-without-johnson-johnson-162241805.html
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    Coronavirus

    https://news.yahoo.com/bidens-top-intelligence-officials-wont-rule-out-lab-accident-theory-for-covid-19-origins-193406642.html
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    Coronavirus

    Some people just seem unable to think for themselves, and look for others to guide them. Unfortunately there are those taking advantage of this by pedaling "alternative facts", distorted reality and some political agenda. It is sad when your leaders don't have your best interests in mind.
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    Coronavirus

    https://dallasvoice.com/a-harsh-lesson-in-the-reality-of-covid-19/
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    Ongoing annoyance with "button" states on the touchscreen

    I think the early iPhones were "magically intuitive" doing "less is more" with few buttons and few instructions, but "guesses" what might work tended to be right. Fast forward to now with so many functions and gestures upon gestures, it has a learning curve and needs training instead of just...
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    Coronavirus

    Well lets say you had a severe condition with a 20% chance of death each year... But you can do a procedure with a 40% chance of death or full recovery. If you decided to put that off until after COVID then you would reduce the excess death stats (on average) this year. But for you, waiting is...
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    Coronavirus

    ^^^ There is the debate if people were passing because they couldn't get care for whatever they needed due to COVID taking all the hospital resources. Or maybe they got worse care because the hospital staff was exhausted from COVID. But some people (tongue in cheek?) claimed that avoiding...
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    Coronavirus

    "In very rare cases, there is an allergic reaction, but this is easily addressed with an EpiPen." I would have stopped short of saying "easily addressed". EpiPen doesn't make everything "all better". It may save someone's life, but still a trauma to go through...
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    Tarocco Rosso

    Special order factory Lotus paint color. Basically a Roadster painted in one of the Elise colors.
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    Tarocco Rosso

    The "Poire Vert" looks a bit more "greenish" and your "Acid Green" looks more yellow. But I am looking at an image distorted by my computer monitor and your camera. So your in-person eyes are what really matters.
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    Coronavirus

    Unless insurance or government pays for it... (Well not expensive to the patient...) https://www.cms.gov/medicare/covid-19/monoclonal-antibody-covid-19-infusion https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/28/928841997/government-signs-deal-for-covid-19-treatments-from-eli-lilly
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    Coronavirus

    I am fairly sure my wife got a "polyclonal" antibody treatment as a trial participant. When they showed putting her on that (or placebo) her symptoms cleared up dramatically starting the next day and she got discharged soon after. Her doctor was now advising her to get vaccine first dose 90...
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    Coronavirus

    Just a general comment that I think there are 2 main "lines of attack" we have that are most effective at stopping this from harming people: #1: (obviously) the various vaccines #2: Monoclonal antibody treatments EARLY in the course when symptoms are first detected. If #2 were widely...
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    Coronavirus

    Yes, I was rather curious to know if I would have side effects from first dose since I had been previously closely exposed to 2 family members who had active COVID, but I never showed symptoms and had 2 negative antibody tests. It sure seems like I somehow managed not to catch it even though I...
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    Coronavirus

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/02/health/us-coronavirus-friday/index.html
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    Coronavirus

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/01/health/covid-vaccine-side-effects/index.html So far, for me, one day after 1st Pfizer, the only thing I am noticing is a slightly sore arm.
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    Coronavirus

    Likely the same, yes... Long line back into the park...
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    Coronavirus

    https://news.yahoo.com/wh-os-not-credible-coronavirus-report-angers-scientists-and-politicians-alike-172005157.html
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    Tarocco Rosso

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    Tarocco Rosso

    And Deedwest has another possibly one of a kind paint color with the "Ion Blue" final 5 North American Roadster. I think it may have been a Ford paint called "Grabber Blue." https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/roadster-paint-colors.66832/#post-3485894 Maybe this was the one "Atomic...
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    Tarocco Rosso

    The "Insane Green" AKA "Poire Vert" is also a bit mysterious and elusive. From what I can tell they decided to offer Lotus "Krypton" green, and started by painting USA Sig #100 in that color to show off in some EU press events, but then Lotus adjusted the paint formula before others were...
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    Coronavirus

    Got my first Pfizer today... My local community center seems to have a received a new batch of Pfizer & Moderna and recently accepted appointments to randomly give you one or the other.
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    Tarocco Rosso

    This might be the most rare "factory color". Only offered in Europe. There are a number of Roadsters that were special ordered in "one of a kind" custom colors, usually from the Lotus Elise/Exige palette. For instance, a copper (#500), and an Aubergine/Eggplant as seen in Tex EVs Avatar.
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    Tarocco Rosso

    Another pic:
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    Tarocco Rosso

    Also, attempts to pick one out of a lineup can be iffy due to variety of cameras and lighting producing different looking shades from the same paint. I looked at many pictures of Very Orange that I thought might have been Magma Orange... There are even some photos where it is hard to tell if...
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    Tarocco Rosso

    These colors seem mythical. Maybe they planned them but never produced them? But you can buy touch up paint! 😜 https://colorndrive.com/nz/touch-up-paint/tesla-tesla-roadster-tarocco-rosso-pearl-met-4rd00,136418/details
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    Coronavirus

    These days it is hard to know how many of those people you see "partying like it's 1999" have been vaccinated and/or already had COVID. Opening things back up is making sense for that demographic. The problem is when everyone else thinks it is time to join in (maskless and not distanced.) We...

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