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Comment: Re:Oh i think its overvalued but its much differen (Score 1) 252

by Type44Q (#49100799) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

The reason I would avoid Uber stock is their business model falls foul of the law in most of the countries where they operate, only a matter of time until they are shut down.

Ha! Don't you get it?? Laws are meant for you and I, not for huge companies (or the .0001% who control them)... though I imagine that you may've been told differently).

With billions in venture capital funding to play with, it's only a matter of time until Uber gets most of those laws rendered moot - at least the ones that matter, anyway; Uber will obviously have to continue to strategize and pick their battles (Deutschland, for example, probably won't be selling out their taxi industry to Corporate America any time soon). :)

Comment: Re:Exiting...Giving up...Spinning off (Score 1) 187

by Type44Q (#49100707) Attached to: Why Sony Should Ditch Everything But the PlayStation

Say what you will about Sony but in the 80s and 90s you want a damned good cutting edge piece of gear that will easily last the better part of a decade if not longer? Then YOU BOUGHT SONY

Sony's quality was acceptable enough in the 70's and 80's but had already begun to turn to shit by the time the 90's were underway.

If you wanted very good Japanese electronics, you bought Pioneer or Kenwood. If you wanted damned good, you BOUGHT DENON. :)

Comment: Re: Only 30 Grand? (Score 3, Informative) 426

by Type44Q (#48793365) Attached to: Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

Diesels are extremely cheap to maintain and last an extremely long time. Getting 200-300k miles on a diesel engine with no maintenance is common

You're 25 years out of date (i.e. we're not talking about your great uncle's ultra-reliable W123 anymore). There's every likelihood that one of these new German diesels (with their myriad failure-prone sensors and crappy wiring harnesses) will have you constantly headed back to the dealership for repairs, at least until the factory warranty runs out.

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