Since Tesla only sells EVs, it is correct to say "every Tesla". I understand that the government is not picking a company, but it doesn't make Tesla any less dependent on federal aid.
They approached existing dealers first. Only if existing dealers refused to build a dedicated facility would they offer up the territory to a new dealer. I'm sure you could find Saturn dealers who owned no other GM franchises, but I am under the impression that this was rare. I do know one Chevy/Cadillac/Oldsmobile/Pontiac/GMAC dealer who told them to go pound sand.
And GM had the advantage of using their existing dealers. They leaned on them to build new showrooms, but most were existing dealers. It really and truly was just a re-branding effort. The new relationship with labor was interesting, but never really produced an exceptional car.
Not just loans - every Tesla car is "subsidized" by thousands of dollars via a tax write-off for the buyer.
And yet the gas is cheaper than in next-door PA, where you have to get out in the cold. If you end up in NJ frequently, you even time your gas purchases for when you are on the Jersey side.
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I'm one of the users seeing this. The ads are still obvious to me - I assumed that they did it to make the site more mobile-friendly, but it could be a downward slide down your slope.
Fraud is not "against regulations", it's "misrepresenting what you offer or offering a thing you aren't going to do". Not all laws are "regulations" in the same sense that, say, the banking industry is "regulated".
(yes, I know I should be paying use tax anyway)
Paying an unenforceable tax would be quite foolish, IMHO
Or at least not very pragmatic.
They do. They can block your IMEI number, for one thing. For another, they can lean pretty hard on manufacturers who hope to sell phones in their stores.
Just so you aren't in a hurry. Free "super saver" shipping has gotten slower and slower over the last year or so. It's gotten so bad that I actually shop around again. They should not underestimate the effect this has on customers - I took a vacation from Newegg when they started occasionally using some bizarro shipping scheme that had my packages leaving my state for Kentucky and then eventually coming back after a hand-off to the USPS.
Agreed. It's still not cheap enough to move my media to, but it sure beats Dropbox on price.
Yes, in this experiment, you'd be hoping that the incentive for the extra cash would outweigh the incentive to do funny business with the federal dollars. You'd have to keep a sharp eye on collusion above all else. I'm not saying it would work, but I think it would be an enlightening experiment. At first, do it on something like a highway and see what happens.
No you got me there - he definitely did put Linux right there in the subject.
I still know what he meant, though maybe only because I missed the subject.
It's usually "/home" these days, but it can be almost anything - and historically "/user" has also been used. In any event, I think it is pretty clear what he meant, even if he's used to a different unix distro than you are.