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Comment: Re:I have a simple legitimate solution to the prob (Score 1) 178

The assets of the company do not vanish instantly as the stock price drops.Once we have 51% of the vote we can vote in a new consumer friendly board of directors to fire the current executives. Comcast is one of the worst run companies in America. It has the worst customer service and only maintains it function by being a monopoly. I have a friend who works with technology provider and Comcast has blown 3 deals with them strictly out of incompetence and laziness.

1st question. You don't upgrade during the transition you upgrade after. Just the roughly 2 billion they paid in dividends could be put to use.

2nd Tv is already dead is is all out IP bandwidth. The last mile doesn't have to be fiber coax is just fine. Also I don't want them to magically maintain a company with no customers, I want the executives fired and the middle management fired and rebuild a customer centric customer own utility. It not a pipe dream it a well worn business model.

3rd Lessig Nader is a joke. You could have one of on the board anyway it doesn't really matter as the economic collapse showed us many boards are just a nepotistic rubber stamp. My Dad still goes through every proxy vote to vote against people he thinks have responsibility for the collapse.

4th it doesn't have to go completely bankrupt, all we need is 51%.

Comment: Re:I have a simple legitimate solution to the prob (Score 1) 178

I have been investing since I was 12. I called the last two major collapses to within 3 months. the 2000's bubble by asking why Rambus was able to lock intel into a exclusive deal and the housing collapse by looking at the number of people getting an associates degree in real estate (learned that by reading that that was an indicator for the tech bubble) "When economic profit is available more people will enter the market and drive the profit to zero." As to your direct criticism why would any institutional investor keep a stock that was being driven into the ground in a hostile customer driven takeover?

Comment: Re:I have a simple legitimate solution to the prob (Score 1) 178

Time Warner wouldn't be able to buy them if we did the same thing to them.

That was a typo. I meant pay your bill and buy stock.

The infrastructure is paid for by retained earnings and not paid out to executive compensation and dividends. Also the existing infrastructure in many places has been totally deprecated. we have had cable since 1984 at my house. They have paid for their capital costs MANY times over. If google can provide gigabit fiber from scratch a a lower price than cable even with content and ad revenue then Comcast could too. Their business model is based on artificial scarcity both in terms of bandwidth & dividing voice, data, TV.

Once we own the company as a customer owned utility it functions exactly like my electrical utility which provides excellent customer service at some of the lowest power prices in the nation. You have to pay your bill but it is lower and the company on the other end works for you. I can see how my typo made this unclear.

Comment: I have a simple legitimate solution to the problem (Score 4, Interesting) 178

If every household in America bought $150 in Comcast stock each month instead of paying their cable bill it would take ~3 years to buy them out. If everyone canceled their account and bought stock it would take less time. Kickstarter's limit is too small for this idea btw. Then we vote out the current board and replace them with Lessig, Nader et al. and BAM gigabit bidirectional IPV6 with al a carte channels.

Too communist for you? Go fuck your self.

Comment: Re:More EVs = More Infrastructure = More Sales (Score 2) 181

by F34nor (#48813847) Attached to: Tesla To Produce 'a Few Million' Electric Cars a Year By 2025

The sunk cost fallacy. So what if they spent money on it if it sucks now? You can never recover sunk costs you can only invest current capital in the best market. Move on.

Ironically GM came up with the Tesla style design after the EV1 and wanted it to have modular bodies so you could switch from coupe to van on the same frame/battery/engine platform. Unfortunately they stuck their head up their ass instead,

Comment: Re:More EVs = More Infrastructure = More Sales (Score 1) 181

by F34nor (#48813827) Attached to: Tesla To Produce 'a Few Million' Electric Cars a Year By 2025

I think his point is that the Tesla got the highest score ever by consumer reports. They said it is the best cat they have ever driven bar none. So if you are considering a M5 or a S4 why would you by something the has a higher cost and less performance?

Comment: Re:How can it not be realistic? (Score 1) 133

by F34nor (#48644593) Attached to: Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

That will never happen in the US. You know it and I know it. When battery swapping has been discussed before by Detroit the consensus was "go fuck yourselves, you can't tell us what to do." I am paraphrasing. Also 50% for believes that the government is incapable of building the federal highway system, putting men on the moon, or anything without fucking it up. It has to be private in the US due to our self reinforcing bullshit machine. Anyway it doesn't matter because this would work just on pure price cost accounting.

Comment: How can it not be realistic? (Score 3, Insightful) 133

by F34nor (#48638551) Attached to: Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

This is the only realistic approach to over coming the issues of charging speed, temperature, and time. You can also then have economy, regular ,and premium grades of batteries based on formulation or size. It also removes any concerns about battery longevity as once premium packs and be moved into economy as they age. This allows the batteries to be pampered when charging as well. Once you know the optimum rate of charge for longevity you now longer have to force feed the battery because of humans needs or time scales, just have a large enough buffer of batteries in the system.

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