Right now I can get a predictable ride with a car in front of my house in 10 minutes. When you're on a 7:30 AM flight, how much extra time do you have to shave $5 off a ride that cost $20 to begin with and is at least a third less than a cab ever was?
I don't know, how long in advance do you know that you'll be taking the flight? Since the flight is travel itself, did you decide to fly on it at 6:30 AM of the same day? If not, and you decided to fly at least a few days in advance, why not order both at once?
This isn't solar PV, this is solar thermal
Well, maybe that's the first mistake right there. PV has surpassed CSP in economy a long time ago. That's why so many long-planned CSP projects have failed in recent years.
forget things like "didn't realize that we lost O-ring redundancy at temperatures below 40F",
Well, the engineers did realize that, this was just MBAs (or their cousins) killing people as usual. Meanwhile Proton has been flying for decades with a design flaw.
What's wrong with co-operation?
Proton explosions? Fobos-Grunt not even leaving LEO? Nauka being ten years late to the game? It's like in school, if you have to be paired up with someone for some activity, there will always be people who perhaps wouldn't be your first choice unless your teacher or circumstances forced you.
We can predict everything, except the future.