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  1. jerry33

    Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Discussion Thread

    The prices would certainly be shocking.
  2. jerry33

    Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Discussion Thread

    We should probably get out of Doge before the Marshall arrives.
  3. jerry33

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

    Still in planning stages, Tesla site shows only California. But I can sure live with a 70% discount.
  4. jerry33

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

    People who don't want to hear, aren't going to hear anyway, and whatever is said will be spun as desperation tactics. The only thing Tesla can do is to keep executing. It's painful right now for investors, but it was more painful when it was $180. All they are doing is winding the spring.
  5. jerry33

    Green New Deal

    Might as well be in prison as be in an HOA.
  6. jerry33

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

    I think it comes down to two things: Yachts aren't price sensitive so an extra $100K adds a lot of margin. VW does not have to compete against Tesla in the yacht space.
  7. jerry33

    Scary issue with Nema 14-50 adapter melting

    You won't get that from a Mobile Connecter either Gen1 or Gen2 because a NEMA 14-50 has a 50 amp breaker (although the car will only get 40 amps max with Gen1 and 32 amps max with Gen2).
  8. jerry33

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

    Waited nine months for the 2004 Prius. Waiting for delivery on a new product is nothing new.
  9. jerry33

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

    Only Ford built gas stations, and that was only in the beginning. They feel entitled to government (or perhaps utility) supplied charging stations.
  10. jerry33

    Coronavirus

    Or to frame the story the way your advertisers want it.
  11. jerry33

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

    North is up is how Americans are used to viewing maps. The goofy way is fine for the turn by turn, but it's easy to become disoriented when the map is always turning.
  12. jerry33

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

    That's probably a faster way to lose money than shorting TSLA.
  13. jerry33

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

    Why would you bother subscribing when all the news that's fit to read is here?
  14. jerry33

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

    I can tell you've never driven a older Land-Rover (the kind you see in safari movies).
  15. jerry33

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

    P/E ratio is just silly for a growth company. All that should be cared about is cash flow, cash reserves, and execution. P/E ratio is for mature (stagnant) companies.
  16. jerry33

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

    As long as Ford's CEO and other top execs get their golden parachute, nothing else matters.
  17. jerry33

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

    My guess is very few. I can recall how quickly the pre-WWII style cars (tall and narrow) went after the 1950's style cars (short and wide) arrived. You looked at the older cars and thought "Oh, old car". Now it will be "Oh, old truck".
  18. jerry33

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

    Yes, there will be the killer robot headlines just as there were the person dies with seatbelt fastened, or person saved because of no seatbelt. They will all disappear over time as people learn (slowly) that FSD saves lives.
  19. jerry33

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

    It might also be someone who just doesn't want to worry about door dings or keeping the vehicle polished--or wants to have one of those electric ATVs. There's lots of valid reasons other than towing or hauling gardening or construction materials.
  20. jerry33

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

    "The world is coming to an end" has been foretold at every turn of the century. It hasn't stopped in over 2,000 years. "Competition is coming" is similar.
  21. jerry33

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

    The problem here is that it takes a bit of time to become used to FSD and how it works. I suspect a number of people will get the subscription, really hate the first two weeks, and then cancel it never to get it again.
  22. jerry33

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

    I'd much rather pay up front. You can always come up with a one time large amount but the monthly subscription payments are what kills you financially.
  23. jerry33

    Green New Deal

    That's true if you're a believer in the Banana Republic system of government where there are a few rich families and everyone else is dirt poor and have to take any job they are offered regardless of health hazards that job may entail just to be able to eat today. This is what not having a...
  24. jerry33

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

    Correct. The beetles in the pudding here in Texas is that the methane could be burned immediately but that looks scary to people so many cities have banned it. Because the oil companies don't want the methane, they just release it into the air--often near schools and residential areas (Texas now...
  25. jerry33

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

    Yes, this is the main point. Let gas get expensive and people will ditch them as fast as possible.
  26. jerry33

    Induction Stoves

    And Romans thought that lead pipes for water were safe because they used them for a long time before the effects started to occur.
  27. jerry33

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

    True, but generally only if the spin-off company is losing money or the acquisition price is as high or higher than future potential income. Alternatively there could be some regulatory reason (e.g. They want to purchase X company but they can't without getting rid of Y company.) I don't believe...
  28. jerry33

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

    At least it would stop the complaints about phantom drain.
  29. jerry33

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

    Theoretically true. In practice, not so much.
  30. jerry33

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

    The difference is that nuclear power always needs to be grid-tied. Solar can be residential or community based, so transmission lines aren't 100% necessary. Of course, the utilities will do their best to make sure they are grid-tied, but that's political not technical.
  31. jerry33

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

    The $31.89 is basically for grid maintenance. It's not called a tax, but it basically is.
  32. jerry33

    Coronavirus

    Much as I would rather use DuckDuckGo, every time I've tried it, it's never given decent results. Is there any trick to finding what you want using it?
  33. jerry33

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

    Isn't the average MPG based on the EPA numbers? If so, then 20 MPG is closer. And 20K a year isn't particularly high, although it's higher than "average" because there are many cars that are weekend driving only or very short commutes.
  34. jerry33

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

    Texas will be on the list next year at either $100 or $200 depending on which bill gets passed. $100 is only a bit over what the average driver pays in gas tax so it's not the end of the world. $200 is punishment for EVs.
  35. jerry33

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

    I've yet to have news streamed on my iPhone. Anyway, there hasn't actually been any news since news programs switched from being a public service to being revenue generators.
  36. jerry33

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

    Mainly because the old guard sectors are more directly impacted. The newer sectors won't be impacted for a while. In some cases, perhaps a long while.
  37. jerry33

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

    Generally when the buttons stop working, people purchase a new car rather than spend the money repairing them because repairs of buttons or switches always seems way too expensive for what they they are.
  38. jerry33

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

    Sure--as long as Tesla pays more than the rest of the auto and oil industry combined. Otherwise, it's just money thrown away.
  39. jerry33

    Coronavirus

    I believe the questions are there mainly to remind people of how they are supposed to act.
  40. jerry33

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

    Doesn't that just refer to the footage between the commercials?
  41. jerry33

    Coronavirus

    My second Moderna shot, in the other arm, was a bit more sore than the first one but not enough to limit mobility.
  42. jerry33

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

    I'm sure they asked for campaign contributions--the only sure way to get taxpayer funded action.
  43. jerry33

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

    Not so strange. Wall Street has a history of rewarding companies the cut employment. Shutting down plants is one way of cutting employment. Doesn't do much for future viability, but Wall Street has never cared about that.
  44. jerry33

    Induction Stoves

    By July all gas will be gone at our house. (Most is gone already, just the tankless hot water heater and the HVAC heating are left).
  45. jerry33

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

    That's not a bad plan. I don't block them, but I don't go to them either.
  46. jerry33

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

    1. No. Others will have to help. 2. No. Legacy companies have too much debt, too much internal resistance, and the need to maintain dividends to keep investors invested. Even if Tesla gave them the technology, they wouldn't have the capital to use it as it was meant to be used. 3. We'll have to...
  47. jerry33

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

    Then why is iOS much harder and less intuitive to use now? Some of that is replacing colours with shades of grey that aren't always apparent at a glance. But a lot of it is that it's now much harder to find what you want to do. (and yes, iOS isn't as bad as some others).
  48. jerry33

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

    The issue with the 25 new EVs in four years is the internal resistance at Toyota to EVs. Unless they have an outside partner that's pro-EV I don't see it happening--at least not on a large scale. I doubt that they will partner with Tesla because the last partnership didn't pan out. My...
  49. jerry33

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

    I guess someone has never heard of data compression. And of course, servers don't store data, storage devices store data.
  50. jerry33

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

    It doesn't take much weight to activate the sensor. A heavy bag of groceries will do it. If you also buckle the seatbelt, you can defeat the safety measures. There is no safety measure so foolproof that the Universe can't create a fool capable of defeating it.

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