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Comment: Re:Car Dealers should ask why they're being bypass (Score 4, Insightful) 148

by TheGavster (#47913535) Attached to: Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

Tesla points out that new car companies in the US tend to fail and they blame the dealership system for this because they say they're invested in existing auto companies and brands.

I blame the dealerships too. The last time I went shopping for a car, I told the salesman I was looking to replace my Chevy Malibu, and wanted something small to midize that was good in the snow. Despite the bevy of options on the lot, he walked me over to a Challenger SRT ... a rear-wheel drive boat that most likely isn't even particularly good in the rain. Looking around, though, the dealer had invested in a lot of special edition models of sports cars (2 Mustang Roushes, a GT500, the Challenger, etc) and that was what he needed to sell that day. If I was the guy making midsize sedans, I wouldn't want that guy involved in selling my cars either.

Comment: Re:Slashvertisement (Score 1) 182

by Zontar The Mindless (#47897987) Attached to: The MOOC Revolution That Wasn't

.... If even ONE person did it, it is not a failure. The fact that thousand of self-motivated, self-paced individuals take advantage of world-class education systems, all for free-- it's by definition a success.

Most people want their thinking and learning done for them. There is no magic cure for this, alas.

Comment: Re: Pet Peeve (Score 2, Insightful) 147

by TheGavster (#47851337) Attached to: Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon

Casualties from modern, western nuclear designs are easy: zero. You get more exposure from a banana than standing next to TMI during the event. And yes, the nimby folks are the source of most of the problems. We wouldn't have plants decades past their intended life using obsolete designs, and we'd be storing nuclear waste in geologically sound facilities rather than temporary storage pools.

As for scalability, you can add a reactor to a nuclear site much more easily than you can add a dam to a hydro site.

Comment: Re:"He's really not an expert" (Score 2, Insightful) 362

A factual statement followed by a mischaracterisation followed by a statement that really doesn't mean anything but is supposed to sound like it does.

And we're supposed to accept this rather poor attempt at being clever in lieu of logic.

Yes sir, we are indeed on Slashdot.

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