If you have millions of dollars that you cannot prove came from a legal source, the feds will get you one way or another. See Capone for an example.
interesting graph, but I think your explanation on C is a little muddy. I would just say C is the initial cost before any storage medium is acquired.
that is a good point. The few times I saw a company crash and burn, the CFO was one of the last out. The last few precious beans had to be passed out carefully.
Uncertain future? I think Blackberry's future is anything but uncertain.
When I visit western rural China, I am always amazed at what qualifies as a car.
Got a couple pipes, 4 wheels, and an old tractor engine? You have a car! Seriously, it reminds me of mad max, with less spikes and more bungie cords.
I am thankful for our regulations, because there it removes some of the risk that others with poor judgement carry. I think a lot of the reactions to these 3 fires is of the knee-jerk, xenophobic type, but it is to be expected. Tesla just needs to be resilient while they open the new market.
I think you probably mean 1980's Volvo, since the late 60's early 70's were actually pretty cool and lean. I had a 122s that could baja.
except for that 150B$ cash reserve
Phone in the pocket: get some, shoot blanks.
Phone on the nerd utility belt: saturday nights with the syfy channel.
Money buys the smartphones that run linux?
and if you want to make money, don't go into scientific or game programming.
Various MS corporate products demand newer OS's. Sharepoint is one that comes to mind.
Middle class canadians. At least they have healthcare when they get laid off.
and this one time.. at band camp...
gotta love the anecdotes in this thread; superlatively delicious.
People play Diablo 3?
Kidding of course, but taking a drive with Dad in the new car is as American as apple pie.