When was the last update to the OS that caused a major problem? Oh the certificate issue that broke updates from Microsoft just a few months ago...
almost certain they are going to ask the state for some kind of bailout
Um, no it really isn't almost certain the state will bail them out since that doesn't really happen. And if they default on their bonds, why would that affect surrounding communities?
And I am curious when "investing" became a guaranteed profit and no chance of losing your money? Isn't it supposed to carry some risk?
Both of those WiFi services were free, as in supported by tax dollars and really easy to throw on the chopping block when most people pay for a separate internet connection at home and use cell service elsewhere, so no real demand for it.
So it will become mismanaged very quickly — like all collectively-owned things.
Holy Over-Generalization, Batman! Sigh, I could try to argue but guessing "examples" or "facts" from the "real world" aren't really going to convince you.
Well it's a 40 minute recharge time. And if you go by federal laws which require truck drivers to take a 30 minute break within the firs 8 hours of their maximum 11 hour drives, then the requirement to recharge doesn't really seem like a big deal.
And it's great that you can drive for 16 hours just about straight through, but put a wife and two kids in the car and good luck with that.
Really? Everyone you know does trips over 5-6 hours (300 miles) only stopping for 5 minutes at a time? You must not know anyone who does long trips with kids, wives or dogs who all need to stop way more than that and spend more time doing it.
The biggest problem I see is that we already have a pretty good infrastructure for delivering electricity with almost none of the complexity or drawbacks of dragging cylinders of gas around. Electric is already here and viable as Tesla is proving. As soon as I can get a Tesla for less than $50k I am all over it.
It probably also has something to do with inflated executive salaries too, since those cost money just as UAW salaries do. There was a pretty big stink when Dimler bought Chrysler when the german workers were worried they would start paying the Daimler execs the same ridiculous salaries Chrysler did/does.
And american car quality took way too long to come close to import quality/reliability standards for it to make a difference and that had nothing to do with pensions or labor costs.
Wow, you guys seem obsessed about fill up time. If I am on a road trip taking a 40 minute break every 5-6 hours doesn't really sound like a problem to me.
...are areas that are like europe and get not so much...
Sigh. And yet they manage to generate a lot of electricity. In Germany, every other house had solar on the roof, but maybe thy just like alternative roofing?
I actually bet more potential EV owners are put out by the cost of the car initially than anything else. I always hear about long trip anxiety but they have these places where you can go and rent a gas car pretty cheaply for long trips. I have even heard of people doing that so they don't put miles on their regular car! Crazy.
But when you can buy a reliable used car for $10K it's hard for me to justify going out and dropping 30K for a new EV car.
Oh, you're right, you found a situation that it isn't ideal for. Forget it, just throw in the towel, it won't work for this guy to go blow money in Las Vegas so let's just forget the whole idea.
And 220lbs? I bet you have relatives heavier than that so subtract one passenger.
And what next-gen rechargable are we waiting for that is going to be perfect for this use case?