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Comment: Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (Score 1) 331

by Khyber (#48019145) Attached to: State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

"The states have the right to legislate their own local economy."

When it comes down to a product from one state being sold in another, no they do not. This is EXPLICITLY STATED IN THE CONSTITUTION.

" They are not preventing Tesla from selling their cars, they're simply saying "if you want to sell here, you must be an auto dealer."

Wrong, they are not saying that. They are saying they are not allowed to sell directly in that state without licensing the dealership rights to someone, first. That is an illegal restraint of trade and violation of Tesla's right to license their invention/product as they see fit, among other things.

Comment: Traffic engineering (Score 2) 241

by mbone (#48015745) Attached to: At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

I can actually understand this - suppose I was an agent and I made up a random name, like 'Polly-O string cheese'. If I used it consistently, a spy for the other side could do traffic analysis - things like " 'Polly-O string cheese' always gets a coffee, except for 2 recent periods of about a week each. Suspected agent X was reported as being in country Y, an ally of ours, during those 2 periods, and at no other time. Next time 'Polly-O string cheese' doesn't get a coffee, if X is in country Y, get the Y state security to arrest him.

If I were agent X, I would be very nervous at having to give any name, even if I could make one up each time. Humans are not very good at making up random things...

Comment: Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (Score 1) 331

by Khyber (#48014075) Attached to: State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

"You have to break them too (or at least get blocked from acting due to the laws) in order to gain standing for any court actions."

Just drop it in federal court for the states violating the Federal Government's right to control interstate commerce, thus causing Tesla damages.

Done, provable, evidence in spades. RICO lawsuits to follow against car dealerships after that ruling.

And I'll guarantee you Tesla won't settle. They'll end this shit once and for all.

Comment: Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (Score 1, Insightful) 331

by Khyber (#48014067) Attached to: State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

"Do you have a theory on what grounds Tesla could use to take the matter to court?"

This is an interstate commerce issue and thus Tesla has the right to sue the fuck out of the states for violating that.

Done, easily provable, absolutely indefensible in the courtroom.

The states will fall in this legal battle. They hung themselves with this, and since there is record of it happening in a lot of states, Tesla is going to win.

I won't be surprised to see car dealerships getting named in the lawsuit, either. Tesla will win against them on illegal restraint of trade. Tesla will bring out every bit of campaign 'donation' and make the case that these states were bought out, bribed, and then go into RICO lawsuits.

Tesla's going to win. Any angle they take, there's evidence in spades to support their case and absolutely demolish the other side.

Comment: Re:how mush pressure does it take accounting (Score 2) 301

by Khyber (#48010481) Attached to: Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

"The trash you buy for stainless silverware now a days is an iron mix and will rust"

No, the trash most people buy today that they think is stainless is usually chrome-plated crap.

Good stainless steel (that includes surgical-grade stainless, which is highly magnetic) will not rust.

"Anything that has a iron mixture will rust over time."

Except Austentite has iron in it, so that directly contradicts your claim - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

Austentite sucks because it is too ductile, until you drop in other alloying elements and carbon. That's why it's used in pans, some silverware, etc. It is not typically used in things where a lot of pressure is expected unless it has undergone a two (sometimes three) step hardening and alloying process.

One thing it's REALLY good for - rotary hard drive enclosures, for shielding, exactly because it is not magnetic.

If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.

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