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Comment: Re:More importantly (Score 1) 389

by schlachter (#47930341) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

The battery will not be more than 30% of the value of the car.
It will last for a least 10 yrs in the car.
It will be used for other purposes or recycled after those 10 yrs.
The car can last much longer than the battery. It doesn't need to be scrapped.
Replacement batteries will be much cheaper by the time they are needed.
The motor itself is likely to last much longer than a gas engine as it's much simpler.

Comment: Re:Still pretty affordable (Score 1) 389

by schlachter (#47930281) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Assuming the car is $35K and looking at household income in the USA

It looks like you can start to afford this car when you're in the 75th percentile, and comfortably afford this when you're in the 85th percentile of American households...assuming average housing/living costs.

If we go by the 85th percentile range, there's 45+ Million potential households that could afford/buy this car.

Comment: Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (Score 1) 270

by schlachter (#47926703) Attached to: College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

What percentage of IT/scientist/engineer folk wear casual clothes to work?

I personally wear jeans and a t-shirt most days, with the occasional polo shirt or button down when we have executive leadership visiting. I'd wear a suit if it came with a substantial raise, but otherwise no.

Federal grants are offered for... research into the recreation potential of interplanetary space travel for the culturally disadvantaged.