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Comment Re:C'mon (Score 1) 161

I have never understood the logic of paying $800+ for a premium device that YOU KNOW will be worth less than 25% of it's original price in 3 years, and sticking that device in this crazy ugly giant case. It would be like taking your brand new car and covering it in thick foam shrink-wrap before driving it around, to "preserve it", even though it's value will drop regardless.

Myself? I abuse the hell out of my phone, and use an ultra-think case that is JUST ENOUGH to keep it from shattering on drop. Phone is loaded with nicks and scratches. Guess what? I don't give a shit because those nicks and scratches are not detracting from it's eventual resale value in any meaningful way.

Comment Re:Tesla will flourish if complexity is reduced... (Score 3, Insightful) 273

Tesla quite literally can not build cars fast enough to meet demand.

The Model 3 is already the most successful consumer product launch of any kind in history (forget cars), and it won't even start shipping for months. It has years worth of pre-orders in the backlog.

Acquiring customers is far from their problems.

Comment Re:WOW! (Score 4, Informative) 88

If you actually watch the video, you will see the machine adds fibreglass rebar already automatically. Also you will see that the exterior walls are printed hollow so you can spray foam inside them afterwards (basically the same concept as ICF except it is 3D printed).

Yes, the framing, siding, and roofing is not the only part of building a house. Obviously you still have interior work to do after the fact. However, it is a very significant portion, and this machine can do all of them in 24 hours (have a bigger house? Use 2 or 3 machines to keep it at 24 hours...). When was the last time you saw a house framed, roofed, and sided in 24 hours? You can't even assemble a factory-built home on site that fast... I know cause I have one.

Comment Re:Whoah there (Score 1) 22

But in saying it this way, you're attempting to imply you can provide evidence. And I am simply pointing out that there is no reason to even consider that this is a possibility. Don't tell me you will do it later, because that's irrelevant. It's no different than saying nothing at all, or even saying "I have no evidence" or "I cannot provide evidence." They are all exactly equivalent in the end, except that the other methods do not have the implication that you might actually provide the evidence, despite you not giving us a reason to believe that, so it smacks of dishonesty.

Just say nothing at all, unless you have something to contribute. You'll be better off.

Comment Re:It's the media's fault (Score 1) 22

If not for you, then it's not difficult for anybody.

I make no claims about what is not hard for others. I do assert that most people do not do it, regardless of how hard it is.

In this case blaming the media is just doing the democrats' dirty work ...

Yawn. I am uninterested of your characterizations. Either actually make an argument against what I wrote, or do not. So far, you have not.

We all have the same power to turn our backs. You're not that special.

You are not, in any way, arguing against what I wrote.

In theory humans can make the choice.

Of course they can. So? Again: this, in no way whatsoever, implies that the media is not to blame. It just means that we have the power to ignore their bad behavior. But it's still their bad behavior. They are still to blame for it. Obviously.

Submission + - Drone maker Lily faked video, sued for false advertising (theregister.co.uk)

Dotnaught writes: Lily Robotics says its decision on Thursday to shut down and return pre-order payments for a never-delivered drone, which came on the same day that San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón charged the company with false advertising and misleading business practices, was purely coincidental.

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