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Comment: Re:Switching from Mercedes to Tesla after $12K bil (Score 1) 240

by WindBourne (#46785745) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"
You should never have bought 4 MB's. They really do SUX. Highly overpriced for what you get and breaks down far too often (though it was more of the ones prior to 2000 that were horrible).

We are waiting for the Model X and then we will decide which way to go.
In light of how SpaceX has destroyed Airbus, I am amazed that MB, Audi, Porsche, etc have the attitude that they do. Yes, they will have the German gov. forcing everybody to buy their crap, but outside of Germany, it will not happen.

Comment: Re:Tesla as an expensive POC (Score 1) 240

by WindBourne (#46785427) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"
lets see. Not a hybrid, but an electric car. Runs Linux, not IOS. And has the cheapest prices for batteries going. In fact, they charge 10K for 20 KWH batteries, while Nissan, toyota, GM, MB, etc. are paying $20K for inferior batteries that are not even properly conditioned.

And you are welcome to buy a highly overrated POS vehicle that will continue to cost you year after year after year for up to 15 years. Then you will junk yard it because it will be shot.

Comment: LOL; Airbus anybody? (Score 1) 240

by WindBourne (#46785389) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"
Just 5-6 years ago, airbus, esp. the Germans inside of Airbus, were blasting SpaceX and saying that it would never be a threat to them. Now, they want 10's of billions / year in subsidies. Basically, they are in deep trouble.
Now, along comes the CEO of a company that I would say is HIGHLY overrated, and says that Tesla is overrated. Wait for just 3 more years. MB, Audi, Porsche, etc. buyers will realize that they produce nothing but expensive junk.

Comment: Re:Original IPCC report said 10 countries make 70 (Score 1) 156

by WindBourne (#46776395) Attached to: Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US
And yet, that is a joke. China emits more than 1/3 of the CO2 emissions in the world today. America is below 15%. And Europe-OECD is actually ABOVE America. The problem is, that IPCC normalizes in bizarre fashions. The idea that CO2 emissions are compared in a national way is a joke. Germany's emission are climbing fast and yet, total emissions are below America. Many nations in Europe are fairly low, and yet, in terms of CO2 / $GDP, they are monster high.

Comment: Not too many, but instead, LOUSY ones. (Score 1) 135

Seriously, the more that I see of today's profs the less impressed I am. Have you noticed how many announcements are made about various new items that never make it to market, or even to change the R*D? In some cases, it is all predicated on lies. The profs that the universities are hiring are HORRIBLE, and getting worse. Bad R*D and bad teaching.

The American universities are falling apart, in no small part, because of the quality of ppl being hired.

Comment: Re:Well, yeah (Score 1) 134

by jafac (#46744491) Attached to: Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed

So the question here is should the NSA put every single American SSL using business at risk for years on end to protect a single source of SIGINT?

The big question, for real, is; is there a backdoor in SE Linux?

If they were irresponsible enough to leave Heartbleed alone for 2 years, then how can we believe they haven't discovered (or inserted) compromises in other software?

Comment: Re:Well, yeah (Score 1) 134

by jafac (#46744469) Attached to: Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed

"spy agency's job to spy" sounds like a convenient excuse to ignore ethics. All is permissible due to expediency, and because if we don't do it, our enemies will. Guess I thought that we were better than that. If we're going to accept that we're not, then I'm wondering why exactly we came down from the trees in the first place.

Comment: Re:Hiring A War Criminal highlights something else (Score 1) 446

by jafac (#46738085) Attached to: Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

What it really shows is that Dropbox is COMPLETELY BLIND, to the direction of international public opinion. Other US service providers are hemmoraging international accounts, because of distrust, after the Snowden fiasco. And they bring a former National Security Advisor on board, from the Administration which began ramping up abuses? It's complete ignorance. It's a middle-finger to the people they're trying to get to be their customers. These guys are totally out of touch with reality. Not only would I never use their service, if they had stock, and I owned any, I would immediately divest.

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