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Comment Re:Different things triggers different reactions (Score 1) 677

I would venture to say there is a difference between "seeing" and "comprehending' the big picture.. I work with managers+ all the time, and they can all "see" the big picture, but if a piece of the puzzle is missing they are at a loss to draw it in. then you have some who "comprehend" will take the gap as an opportunity to make it their own, and tailor it. they are two very very different things.

Comment Re:Personally I don't care (Score 1) 283

Citation needed? really? and then you link to an unlicensed adapter being sold on a forum?

Also note they are clear on that one that it does NOT work with the charging stations, only the home charger, so it doesn't even fit into the conversation going on.

Also you are saying that Tesla insists that any other "company" that wants to use the network needs to support it (I'll use your comment as my Citation). Again if they wanted to increase adoption they could easily allow consumers to buy and adapter and to then pay for the power consumption, but they don't.

All of the manufacturers to a point are creating barriers rather than removing them. This is an area where regulation could actually help, by forcing a standard much the same way DOT regulates the distribution and dispersing of fuels.

Comment Re:Personally I don't care (Score 4, Informative) 283

Not exactly true, they have been trying to get others to "License" their charging standard. Tesla built a standard and the rest of the industry built a standard (and Tesla refused to participate).

Now to top that Tesla sells an adapter so that Their cars can use the Industry standard for quick charge, but refuse to sell the licence for their standard to be used in an adapter that allows others to use their chargers.

So in simple terms, their "trying" has been wanting to get a kick back for every car built, Not actually removing barriers for within the industry.

Again as a consumer and end user, i'd buy an adapter and pay to use their chargers if i could, but i can't because the option doesn't exist. Also i'd love to buy their car, but i can't because they do not have anything within my affordability range.

Comment Re:Personally I don't care (Score 1) 283

I will say, as an EV owner but someone who can not afford a Tesla (we have a used Leaf) it infuriates me that Tesla has spent so much effort building a network that they will not even let others pay to use. I know they are going for the vendor lock in vertical market, but it is slowing down overall EV adoption..

Comment Re:Just a free Pandora user here. (Score 1) 115

i have had Pandora for years, i got tired of listening to the same song over and over regardless of what station i was on. also the random adding of "artist" adds for paid subscribers, where you have to turn it off per channel.... it just got to be a bit much. mix that with already having Amazon prime, and it's "free" version, which i honestly like better because the stations keep true and don't bleed over..

I'm counted in one of their 5m paid subscribers, but i canceled my membership, and don't plan on using the rest of it (from now till April)

Pandora was great - then they stop evolving, and are getting eaten up.

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