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Comment: Re:Tesla wasn't the target, it was China (Score 1) 62

by chuckugly (#48208851) Attached to: Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales
A typical year for me sees my car doing about 5000 miles, with most of that being a few long trips. If it were a completely rational thing I would simply rent a car for those trips, but I dislike the idea of not having ready personal transportation a few steps away. In case of zombies, you know.

Comment: Re:Tesla wasn't the target, it was China (Score 1) 62

by chuckugly (#48208831) Attached to: Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales
About 25% of the time I drive 800 miles in a day. I almost never drive at all; if I'm going to own a car, cost of operation is negligible for anything, unless I'm badly overlooking something. Logically my best move would be to not own a car at all, but I'm not quite ready for that step.

Comment: Re:Tesla wasn't the target, it was China (Score 2) 62

by chuckugly (#48208425) Attached to: Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales
I can't justify two cars, and if I own a car, it has to be able to drive 1000 miles in a day. Until that's true, an electric is off the table for me unless it's cheap enough that I can justify the electric and renting a conventional for the road trips. Sadly, $30K is well above that line, MAYBE if it were $15K, and safe (boring is fine) I would consider it.

But then my operating costs are almost zero anyway.

Comment: Re:This might have been incompetence, not malice (Score 1) 431

by chuckugly (#48208137) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.
Bricking something has a pretty specific meaning, it's like being pregnant; you are not sort of bricked or a little pregnant. These defective devices have been detected and removed from being incorrectly identified. That's not bricked. It's not good, but it's not bricked.

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