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  1. chickensevil

    Chickensevil

    Jim made it a point to reach out to me and let me know you guys were asking. My work schedule has been super crazy. My company got acquired, we are working on cool new things, pushing into new sectors, so while I have enjoyed the direction things are moving in it has caused me to be rather busy...
  2. chickensevil

    Falcon Heavy - General Discussion

    Actually you may be on to something with the profit side and intentionally running negative. Apparently the 62M$ number is the highest the F6 has cost on their list price since they first started putting numbers out their. Back in 2010 the price was listed between 49.9 to 56M$ Also, according...
  3. chickensevil

    Falcon Heavy - General Discussion

    So, their new costs they show, this *must* be including a cost reduction due to recovering and reusing the 1st stage. Someone feel free to check my math: Let X = 1st stage Let Y = 2nd stage/top of rocket/other costs not directly tied to the cost of each booster F9 Cost: 62M = X + Y FH Cost: 90M...
  4. chickensevil

    Supercharger - Bethesda, MD

    Thanks for following up. They may feel like the one out at Hagerstown is sufficient to cover that path? This is still disappointing.
  5. chickensevil

    End the Use of Front License Plates in Virginia

    Huh, I looked it up, because I never actually bothered, and the only reason to keep them is it makes the state more money due to a better ability to issue fines for violating tolls, parking, and things like red light/stop sign cameras...
  6. chickensevil

    CT Owners - This is about as easy as it gets to contact your state senator ...

    Sorry to see this happen to you guys in CT. As we are dealing with our own battles in VA, my heart goes out to you guys. It's good that you guys can at least continue to buy out of state. I know that isn't ideal as I had to do it with one of my purchases. Hopefully you all can get this through...
  7. chickensevil

    West Virginia Superchargers

    What are the chances that they might pick the Morgantown Mall or the Town Center Shopping area? Both are North on 79. I agree that it does look like the one you listed has the best condensed amount of food places and hotels in the area, but they have also been known to go with shopping areas as...
  8. chickensevil

    Supercharger - Bethesda, MD

    Yeah, due to the arteries out of DC it would do well to keep one on the 270 path. Then all we are missing is one out 66 and you can leave DC in any direction and find charging on the outskirts.
  9. chickensevil

    Articles re Tesla—Fact or Fiction?

    The follow on to that was that the total count of duplicates were determined to be 0.2% or ~800 orders/cars... Out of 400k. Nothing to see here... Another failure from Anton and pals.
  10. chickensevil

    Tesla seeking to open Richmond facility

    Considering I think statistically speaking most of us are in the tech field of some kind that almost puts us on the complete other end of the spectrum when it comes to this subject, so you would think that would make us less biased and therefore better agents of the public... *shrugs* Not...
  11. chickensevil

    Tesla seeking to open Richmond facility

    I don't blame anyone for not testifying. That guy was rather brutal with how he attacked some of us on a personal level. What does it matter about our personal lives and how many businesses we may or may not be affiliated with. That said, mad props to those willing to subject themselves to that...
  12. chickensevil

    Tesla seeking to open Richmond facility

    FYI that staff member was: Anne Gambardella, Esq. Director of Legislative & Legal Affairs 804.545.3006 Virginia Automobile Dealers Association Staff - Virginia Automobile Dealers Association - Driving Virginia Since 1943
  13. chickensevil

    Model 3 Reservation Influence on TMC Conference

    Right? It's so hard to hold back so you don't scare them off immediately, haha!
  14. chickensevil

    Tesla seeking to open Richmond facility

    Ha! Well that was why I made sure to put the words in quotation marks to hopefully relay the sarcasm that I felt about their stance. Sadly though, this is exactly one of their arguments, which is ridiculous as we all know.
  15. chickensevil

    Tesla seeking to open Richmond facility

    Oh good, I don't feel so bad for missing it now. That makes me wonder if the lawyer was anticipating us having read that part giving his direct line of questioning to us and when we didn't respond that we were prepared to talk about it, the lawyer moved on. Maybe? In either case I think the...
  16. chickensevil

    Tesla seeking to open Richmond facility

    @bhzmark wow... You are awesome! where did that pre settlement quote come from? Do you have the full doc? If you don't want to share it, feel free to PM it to me instead. Man, I wish I had this before because that was exactly what the VADA lawyer tried asking us and throwing in our face that we...
  17. chickensevil

    SpaceX vs. Everyone - ULA, NG, Boeing, Lockheed, etc.

    To clarify for everyone, I don't think anyone is wishing for bad things to happen to individual people. If they are smart engineers with good qualifications, they will certainly land on their feet. The space launch industry on the whole is growing... not shrinking... this is just one company...
  18. chickensevil

    End the Use of Front License Plates in Virginia

    I signed this, but Lanny, wouldn't that still require a Tesla owner to have a plate in MD if it had passed? because they have a bracket that you can drill on to the front of your bumper if you choose to. What constitutes "designed without a means to secure and display the front plate"?
  19. chickensevil

    Tesla seeking to open Richmond facility

    While I would agree, they did bring it up and their argument is that if there are two different meanings on something in an agreement and one could more broadly be applied to the whole agreement over the other one then we should take the stance that is the loosest meaning possible. That being...
  20. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    Wow, that's a slight characterization of what I stated. To clarify, I stated that consumer reports has ranked Tesla #1 in customer satisfaction, so while “I am sure they (Tesla) have room for improvement, but I am not sure how dealerships can put themselves above the level that Tesla has set”...
  21. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    I suppose the angle is that if Tesla fails then who is going to be there the pick up the pieces. Because one of their arguments continues to be that we need dealers to protect us from companies that go out of business. So when Tesla fails... They want to continue to hold on to a failed...
  22. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    I think his argument is that Tesla organized us to fight for them so if Tesla is going to do that then so will we. Of course that isn't entirely true. We actually knew about the hearing before any emails was sent by Tesla and people were working to see if they could go or if it would be helpful...
  23. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    I wish. There are some really detailed notes being taken by other members who came far more prepared than I. We should get some excellent digents from the others later on. Just trying to give you all a few tidbits here and there during dull moments. Speaking of tidbits... For whatever it's...
  24. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    Their expert witness is who spoke equated hybrids, and Cars like the Volt and i8 as "competition" saying that nothing Tesla makes is unique to the industry. He also tried to use the fact that EVs have been around for over 100 years now as evidence that this isn't new technology and wouldnt be...
  25. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    They are finally arguing over the settlement. Tesla lawyers are saying what we are saying about how this settlement doesn't limit the persuit of stores. He forced her to read the same lines of text we all pulled out and basically forced her to state that is what it says. Their defense amounts...
  26. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    Lunch photo! by chickensevil posted Apr 25, 2016 at 2:04 PM
  27. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    Also this! It certainly made me stop and hesitate on if I really wanted to do this. Considering we still had 5 people get up and swear in I would say the scare tactic failed miserably.
  28. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    He made assumptions based on the price of the car. Also I forced the issue as I was number 4 and was tired of their shenanigans so wanted to blow up that angle.
  29. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    Just FYI they did let us testify under oath, with cross examination, and five of us got up and said our peace. Took about an hour, hour and a half for just our small portion. Really glad the hearing officer let us. Boy being under the sweat box was intense! Everyone did a fantastic job in what...
  30. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    More to come soon but wanted to throw this out there in objection to allowing public opinion the VADA lawyer basically threatened that if getting emails and having people show up was a requirement of determining public interest then he would make some phone calls. He apparently got a copy of...
  31. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    So I'll be at Glen Allen Supercharger around 7 for breakfast since I got down here waaaay early.
  32. chickensevil

    Virginia Dealer Association suing Tesla to prevent new store openings

    Thanks for all you do, Bonnie! You could easily sit in CA where the laws a sensible for Tesla and not worry about our problems, but instead you do what you can to help the other states and spreading the word. Seriously, thank you.
  33. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    Will got back with me. He will unfortunately be in CT tomorrow, but they will have a consultant whose name is Bea that will be there. He did say that we should be able to make statements and it would be very much appreciated.
  34. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    Edit: Bleh, a bit too long having read this outloud. Unless I can have about 10 minutes of speaking time??? I probably should condense this down a bit. Alright I'm going to use this as what I intend to state if given the opportunity. So feel free to critique any holes in the statement. From a...
  35. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    By the way, sent an email to Will (Tesla Government Relations Manager) asking for clarification on how we can potentially help with this hearing, and if they would like any of us to give statements (if offered). I will pass along any response I receive on this!
  36. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    I will make it to the hearing Monday. I got approved to take off work. So I will see you guys there. I would potentially be willing to make a statement if that is something that can be done. It wasn't clear if we would be able to provide public opinion on the matter? Don't you currently take...
  37. chickensevil

    Tesla seeking to open Richmond facility

    By the way, the letter response I received from Aubrey L. Layne, Jr. - Secretary of Transportation dated April 8, 2016. (Sorry I didn't provide this sooner been busy) I am pretty sure I posted my initial email to them, essentially it outlined why Tesla has been able to do what I feel noone...
  38. chickensevil

    Tesla seeking to open Richmond facility

    Thank you! +5000 on this. I have watched other hearings in other states and while it is awesome that owners are willing to speak on the issues, we have to make sure that we are speaking directly to the matter at hand. What I had written to the Secretary of Transportation when I had sent them a...
  39. chickensevil

    Virginia Hearing, 4/25 -- Represent!

    As I said in the main thread, I am requesting off work to try and make this, since I have enough notice. Looks like I'll be leaving at 6AM to make it down there in time, lol! At least I'll have a reverse commute through NoVa so that should be nice. Is there anyone we should talk with if we were...
  40. chickensevil

    Tesla seeking to open Richmond facility

    I am requesting off work for the 25th. Hopefully I can get it. As I really wish I could have been there for the first hearing. By the way, I got a response back from the DMV. They sent me a personalized letter in the mail that was signed. Basically saying they were happy to hear of my positive...
  41. chickensevil

    Short-Term TSLA Price Movements - 2016

    It depends likely on what is wrong with the door as to how hard or easy it is to fix. If it is a motor issue / sensor issue that can likely be fixed easily enough by pulling off the door panel. Maybe not the 5 minute fix that a new 12V would need, but then, you also don't have to flatbed the car...
  42. chickensevil

    Articles re Tesla—Fact or Fiction?

    Wow... I looked this up just to read for the laughs... 1st paragraph: This guy wrote an article, but you can't trust him... I mean, I don't want to sound like I am on the level of car and driver... but I've had this for a week, so you can trust me. 2nd paragraph: Car looks good - Hey, this is...
  43. chickensevil

    Short-Term TSLA Price Movements - 2016

    Not to end up in the politics thread/snippiness thread, but at least from an investing TSLA point of view Trump or Hillary would likely do just fine for TSLA/Tesla since they both actually love Wall Street as evidenced by their backing and previous support of things. Not saying we won't get a...
  44. chickensevil

    Short-Term TSLA Price Movements - 2016

    So these are some of the driveability issues I remember from largely your early car pool (I am saying early as in easily up through their June - Aug cars for 2013). 12V - Car will not turn on at all without this. You can have a full 85kWh pack (and now 90) and it doesn't matter. You sub...
  45. chickensevil

    @TeslaRoadTrip 2016 - "The Future Meets the Past" - May 14-15th - Williamsburg VA

    You know what I just realized... I have a wedding I'm attending in Portland that Friday which means I'm not going to be able to make it this year... :(
  46. chickensevil

    Short-Term TSLA Price Movements - 2016

    I posted about it in the wait times thread, they have added a "May" date to new MX orders for the 90D and P90D and a June date for the 75D. They also have only opened the design studio up to US orders it would seem. At least as I change through to other languages/locations, including Canada, I...
  47. chickensevil

    Website wait times for delivery change

    I will note as I try to play around with other countries that is appears that it is just US that is open to being able to use the design studio for now. This may change by the end of the day as they are actively making changes to the site... but as of right now that is the only option. I am...
  48. chickensevil

    Website wait times for delivery change

    Time to start this up on the Model X now :) They put months on the configuration page in the design studio: Model X Design Studio | Tesla Motors You will note that it says for US June for the 75D, and May for the 90D and P90D. With the change to the front end of the Model S, I am wondering if...
  49. chickensevil

    Short-Term TSLA Price Movements - 2016

    Model X Design Studio | Tesla Motors This link works for me, and I have no reservation with them.
  50. chickensevil

    Short-Term TSLA Price Movements - 2016

    Indeed, you have to click the "Reserve your ModelX" button on the main MX page, and instead of taking you to the old link it puts you right into the design studio! Nice catch :)

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