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  1. Jetex Jim

    Model 3 Winter Tires

    My local village garage refused to do the summer/winter tyre swop for me. He didn't want to touch a Tesla. Maybe someone told him a special tool was needed to lift the car up.
  2. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    With all these companies locked down there's no doubt that there'll be at least a short term hit to economy. But with all the financing packages and emergency spending there'll be a corresponding, deficit financed, push back. There may be some technological advances as engineers start getting...
  3. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    Yes it does and is, since yesterday. But the more enlightened ones have been voluntarily restricting social contact (following government advice) from the previous Saturday.
  4. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    And you are engaged in another guessing game. And here there's no possibility of any stats coming along to prove/disprove it. The strategy countries are adopting is the only one that seems to have a chance of working, the Wuhan strategy. Play for time and try and suppress the curve until a...
  5. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    Yes, deaths are still very low in Germany, less than a 100 for almost 25000 recorded infections. Possibly related to the very high ratio of ICU to population. Yes, people are voluntarily staying in doors and have been avoiding unnecessary social contact. But this is Germany. Do you imagine...
  6. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    And let's not forget, the option to do nothing always has a certain appeal. But the people who are advocating let it rip seem to be the younger crowd, the ones who possibly see themselves as being immune. Fair enough, we all make choices based on our own personal circumstances (regardless of...
  7. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    I hope you are right but I think its a little early to be relaxing. New York is ahead of the rest of the USA, for sure, in terms of the progress of the epidemic.
  8. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    Do you think that the USA is handling things more or less competently than Italy and Spain?
  9. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    Interesting. Where did you find the numbers for the testing that Germany is doing?
  10. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    People struggle to get their heads around exponential growth curves. The 22,000 cases that the USA has might not seem too unremarkable. Italy has almost 54,000detected cases and the USA has a much larger population. But where on the growth curve is the USA? Currently the 'doubling' interval...
  11. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    That's amusing. I think the kids must have been watching a Whitehouse press briefing.
  12. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    Unfortunately economies are like control systems with too much positive feedback (which is why they oscillate) Once they get a large step input in whatever direction positive feedback reinforces it. There's a time constant that will influence the speed of normal recovery. Governments will need...
  13. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    Truly amazing to watch some of those kids, some of them obese, acting as though they are immune. Do they not realise their health is already compromised by their obesity?
  14. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    An interesting report from NPR Intelligence Chairman Raised Virus Alarms Weeks Ago, Secret Recording Shows
  15. Jetex Jim

    Coronavirus

    The Pandemic Ventilator I don't know if this has been seen already. It gives a pretty good look at what goes into a ventilator. (not too much).
  16. Jetex Jim

    Charge to 50% weekdays, 95% Friday & Saturday

    For my work commute I recharge every night to 50% (in the interests of battery longevity, etc) Saturday and Sunday I like a full akku for weekend road trips and unplanned journeys. So I reset my charge-to level on Fridays to 95% and back to 50% on Sunday evening. Is there a way to pre-schedule...
  17. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    Government 'actively looking into' Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge Good old Boris. This sounds like a fine scheme. And there's a fair chance the EU will foot the bill, as both Scotland and NI will certainly be members of the EU again by the time the engineers figure out how to bridge waters...
  18. Jetex Jim

    Funniest Tesla Question Thread

    I have a work colleague more inclined to dumb assertions than dumb questions. He says that it wouldn't do if we all had electric cars because the power grid would fail when we all got home from work and plugged in. (In truth peek grid demand is early evening.) I explained that mine doesn't...
  19. Jetex Jim

    UK to France road trip - how accurate is the ETA?

    I drove from Geisenfeld, (near Ingolstadt), in Bavaria, to Calais. (On the 28th December, the second day after I collected the car from Tesla in Munich). This is 927km. Google says 9hrs 17 minutes and it took me 12 hours with 3 stops for charging and bladder maintenance. I got to Calais with 7%...
  20. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    Here's another beauty from the waterlogged satirists of Neuberg, Bavaria. Brexit and Trump in the same boat? Who would have thunk it? Trump as the Pied Piper leading trade, NATO, the environment etc. over the edge.
  21. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    Boris no longer a clown? Hey, he's one of the top three. Here's what those pesky Germans, who run things at the EU, make of him. This was one of the floats(!) at the annual Danube January swim. Clowns rule the world send them back to the circus.
  22. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    Oh dear and too bad the author struggles with the 'Queen's English'. (The apostrophe can be a challenge, even for native English speakers). And let us not forget the Queen herself is of German descent.
  23. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    And so the forces of the right in the UK have finally slaughtered the strawman they created. The question remains, what new strawman will they find to distract the disaffected populace of this disunited kingdom?
  24. Jetex Jim

    the "rear camera doesn't work" problem

    "When my reverse camera died I tried this method as as a first port of call but it did not work. Could it be that it worked for you because you did not have dashcam or sentry mode in use?" Yes, I have no dashcam or sentrymode.
  25. Jetex Jim

    the "rear camera doesn't work" problem

    I've just had the reversing camera go black on me. When I selected reverse I could see the reversing guidelines but no video from the camera. GPS/Navi working normally I did a 'screen reboot', as I've heard it called. (Pressing the two scroll wheels on the steering down and holding them down...
  26. Jetex Jim

    A weekend trip to Pardubice in Czech

    Yes, most of it remained coiled around the drum. That increases the impedance a little (and thus reduce the current). Would that make the circuit breaker more inclined to trip though? All the CB senses is instantaneous current, right?
  27. Jetex Jim

    A weekend trip to Pardubice in Czech

    On Saturday morning I left home in Bavaria and headed east deep into Czech. I learned a few things in the process. East of Prague Tesla Superchargers are a bit thin on the ground. I'd figured I'd top off around Prague (Vestec) and hope to have enough to make it to Hradec Kralove and back, as a...
  28. Jetex Jim

    England M6 Charnock Richard SC

    This is interesting stuff. I didn't realise Charnock was such a saga. We had set off from Hellifield bound for Liverpool. The route my Navi gave us brought us off the southbound M6 quite a bit north of Charnock, and took us through minor roads eventually via Eccleston and Heskin (west of the...
  29. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    And now we see the first steps towards the first inevitable consequence of Brexit - The break up of the UK. This is seen in the reengagement of Sinn Fein in the political process. Northern Ireland assembly to sit on Saturday after three years "Northern Ireland’s main political parties have...
  30. Jetex Jim

    My road trip from Zurich to Salzburg in 24 hours

    Autohaus Muller, in Freising also rents Teslas. AHM-e-rent | Autohaus Müller GmbH Freising is within a short cab ride of Munich main airport.
  31. Jetex Jim

    England M6 Charnock Richard SC

    This Supercharger can be difficult from the north! Heading south the Navi took me off the M6 and came up with a crosscountry route that eventually led to an intercom controlled barrier which was owned by the hotel. The hotel then refused to drop the barrier for me! The woman controlling it said...
  32. Jetex Jim

    OK, so...did everyone get their cars by the end of 2019?

    I ordered in mid September from the Munich Tesla dealers. At the time they had a few inventory cars listed. But they implied I could get a specific car within a month. Rather than take an inventory car, which might have needed collection from Frankfurt or Berlin, I decided to order. I got a good...
  33. Jetex Jim

    No WiFi in underground garage

    I was able to plug a WiFi extender into a socket on the balcony of my apartment. I parked the car pretty much under it and then had a strong WiFi signal. It took a while to download the update and I had to stay with the car as I was a semiprivate road leading to the garages of a private house...
  34. Jetex Jim

    No WiFi in underground garage

    My Model 3 lives in the apartment building underground car park. My apartment is on the second floor, so there are several layers of reinforced concrete between my WiFi router and the car. Software updates require a WIFI connection. I tried to set up my phone as a WiFi hotspot, but it was...
  35. Jetex Jim

    LH Drive Car in RH Drive country.

    Thank you Elja. I've tried Autopilot now, only very briefly, I'm in the Yorkshire Dales where the roads are very narrow. Tomorrow I head for Hull and the overnight ferry to Rotterdam. Maybe I'll get the chance to give it a better try on the road to Hull.
  36. Jetex Jim

    LH Drive Car in RH Drive country.

    I'm currently visiting the UK with my German spec. Model 3. which I have had since 27th December. I haven't had the balls to engage autopilot yet. Has anyone tried a LH Drive car in a RH drive territory? Has anyone any idea what to expect?
  37. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    So what is this Anglosphere economy? Where is it administered? Nowhere. Is it geographically colocated? No Does it share a customs union? No Does it have a common regulatory system? No Does it actually exist? I'll leave you to decide.
  38. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    Scottish Independence...Boris and his chums will not be in a hurry to grant the Scots a second referendum on independence. (See earlier posts) However, that's not to say the Scots couldn't run one themselves, perhaps using some secure scheme on-line scheme to permit people to vote. If the...
  39. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    Even with better numbers a deal with the SNP would not have been guaranteed. Jeremy Corbyn contrived to make Labour's position on Scottish Independence as ambiguous as their position on EU membership. Corbyn never categorically stated he favoured EU membership and a number of Labour's manifesto...
  40. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    In Brexit Britain, formerly known as the UK, national identity trumps economics. And national identity manifests itself as taking back control from Europe in England and independence from Westminster in Scotland. The Conservatives got 365 seats and Labour and the SNP together got 251. Not much...
  41. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    Of course they do and here's why It's a good way of gaming the FPTP system.
  42. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    How quickly can Northern Ireland join the EU? Rather quickly according to Wikipedia. United Ireland - Wikipedia
  43. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    With Brexit economic reality has long taken second place to (English) national identity. Why wouldn't it be the same for the Scots? And national identity was crucial for the Irish in 1922 and in the long run Irish independence has paid off, see the link below. Of course, as long as the...
  44. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    "The Union looks decidedly wobbly..."
  45. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    For me the main consequence of Brexit will be the breakup of the UK. This will, I think, start with Northern Ireland. NI voted Remain and if, as Corbyn has suggested, border controls between the island of Ireland and England, Wales and Scotland are introduced then post-Brexit a united Ireland...
  46. Jetex Jim

    Brexit

    For sure Andrew Neil's interview with Farage left Nigel gasping and humiliated. Given that Boris has at various times deployed many of the same arguments (that Neil lacerated) I expect Boris will do anything to avoid a grilling from Andrew Neil. Here, for anyone who missed it the Neil/Farage...
  47. Jetex Jim

    Model 3 Scale Model Buildable Model?

    Here's quite a decent model than can be downloaded and 3D printed. Tesla Model 3 by PracTac
  48. Jetex Jim

    More Uk-bound Ships?

    The procedure is to open your account page in an internet browser such as Chrome. With Chrome select: View, Developer, View Source. This will then open the same page but you will see it as HTML source code. Then select:Edit, Find, "VIN" Before a VIN code has been assigned you'll likely have...
  49. Jetex Jim

    More Uk-bound Ships?

    I'm waiting in Germany. I ordered in Munich on the 17th September, (AWD LR M3). I just found a VIN number in the HTML source code! Two emails from Tesla talking about insurance and how the M3 won an award but no clue as to when I can collect the car.
  50. Jetex Jim

    More Uk-bound Ships?

    The next vehicle carrying ship at SFO. Vessel details for: GMT ASTRO (Vehicles Carrier) - IMO 8606056, MMSI 373817000, Call Sign 3FKQ7 Registered in Panama | AIS Marine Traffic will it come to Europe? we don't know... (the German's think it will go to China)

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