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Comment: Re:Switching from Mercedes to Tesla after $12K bil (Score 1) 300

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) 300

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) 300

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:I prefer to browse real bookstores (Score 2) 83

by Tumbleweed (#46744313) Attached to: Seattle Bookstores Embrace

Amazon does have tons of books I might not find otherwise, but I still love just wandering around in a bookstore for hours, just browsing. I've found a number of great books that way, that I likely never would have seen just searching a website.

While I find books that way, too, I tend to find a LOT more stuff I like because of the recommendations on Amazon. Those algorithms are scary good nowadays.

Comment: Re:Who is best situated to replace oil and coal? (Score 1) 214

exactly right. What is needed is NOT to try and destroy them, but instead to get them to change because you DO have large investments.
In addition, they need to put their money where their mouth is. Get them to put in geo-thermal HVAC on campus. Put in solar panels that were built by these companies. Heck, if these schools would go together and say that they will buy X amount of solar panels from one of those companies if they built them in the USA, they could help those companies make the jump. At the same time, they gain with cheap electricity.

Mathematics deals exclusively with the relations of concepts to each other without consideration of their relation to experience. -- Albert Einstein