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Comment: Re:Myopic viewpoint (Score 1) 348

by Hamsterdan (#46791427) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

The Insight and Prius are *not* pure electric vehicles. As for Ford, neither are the Escape and Fusion.

The Chevy Spark is new, but not the same class as the Tesla (smaller city car), but it's a start.

When they start building 100% electric Corollas, Civics or other mass-market cars, then maybe prices will go down.

Comment: Tech devices and appliances (Score 1) 644

by Hamsterdan (#46790411) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

Tech: 2 C64s (first model), 3 1541 and 1 1541-II. Logitech optical cordless desktop (mouse needs a new battery door, holding with tape). both NES consoles.
Appliances: My mom's old Panasonic Dimension 4 microwave/convection oven, my 1970 something fridge (still kicking)
AV: 1974 Marantz 2240, 1980s Alpine AL80 tape deck, old Sony turntable, 1970s Harman Kardon speakers. 2000s RCA 52" HD RPTV, 27" Trinitron CRT.

As a previous poster wrote, most things made before mid-eighties were built to last, not so for the newer stuff that has to be either replaced or repaired after only a couple years of use.

At these prices, I lose money -- but I make it up in volume. -- Peter G. Alaquon

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