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Comment Re:Great, less parking (Score 1) 111

When I lived in San Diego, my biggest complaint about In-N-Out Burger is that they never have enough parking spaces and their drive through line is so long that it also blocks parking spaces.

Now they are taking their limited parking and giving spaces to Tesla-only car charging. Own a Chevy Bolt/Volt, Ford Energi, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Fiat 500e, Nissan Leaf, no charging for you.

I suppose Chevy, Ford, Chrysler, Fiat, and Nissan can team up and by a slot on the same side of the street as In-N-Out?

Frankly, I can't remember ever seeing a branded charger from any of those manufacturers.

Tesla paid to put it up. Tesla can (and does) make it car specific. Capitalism at it's best.

Comment Re:Good (Score 5, Interesting) 719

Does anyone believe that a single policy will stop global climate change?

The Paris Climate Accord was a step in the right direction. If Trump wants to say he's taking a different step in that direction, fantastic. On the other hand, if he's saying that climate change is a Chinese conspiracy (or a normal fluctuation, or due to solar flares, etc.), that's another matter.

Ob XKCD: https://xkcd.com/1732/

Comment Re:Testable predictions (Score 1) 322

You do realize that "science" isn't just one guy. It's a large number of research teams that come out with competing models. Just like there's a lot of medical research that we shouldn't follow until there's a consensus statement from a governing body (ie: American College of Cardiology).

If you look at the IPCC (or other consensus groups) predictions, they conform fairly closely with reality.

If you find one that doesn't, please provide a link.

Comment Re:So why do you want to exchange S to 3? (Score 1) 260

1 - I'm a relatively short guy. The Model S is a bit big for me.

2 - Newer tech. Want the autodrive features and everything else that's come out since early 2014 (ie: LTE cellular instead of the 3G in mine)

3 - Something different. I know from past experience that after ~5 years I'm usually ready to trade in to something newer. Since I can afford it, why not?

If Tesla no longer exists, I'll have to find a different electric car manufacturer. I know I'm not going back to an internal combustion engine. Filling up gas in the cold is for the birds!

Comment Re:Its ok... (Score 4, Interesting) 260

I'm one of them and hope that he delivers.

Got my Model S in 3/2014 and hope to trade it in for a Model 3 with similar battery size in a couple years.

80k miles on mine so far and still loving it. Battery acts just like it did on day one. I had two proper services so far and took the car in for two other minor issues (a tail light went out once, and the wind shield wiper fluid didn't eject once). Original brake pads but third set of tires (both of the first two sets got changed under tire warranty at my local BJs).

Does great in the snow so far (in North East Pennsylvania) on standard all-weather tires. It's rear wheel drive. Wondering how much better the four wheel drive models could possibly be.

I never had range anxiety and my wife got over it within six months of owning the car. We take it everywhere and she only takes her SUV when my car is unavailable.

Comment Re:No need for HiQ or LinkedIn (Score 2) 101

Like many companies, the one I work for monitors their employees' internet usage. One thing they track is employees hitting job listing sites during work hours. No linkedIn or HiQ or anyone else involved. How hard can it be?

In fact, it's a well-known trick in my company: if you want a quick raise, hit those sites regularly at lunch time, even if you're happy with your job and your salary. Do that for a while, and HR eventually calls you to propose you a better pay package - as if they magically knew you're not completely happy with your current conditions. I've had two pay raises that way, without lifting a finger :)


A friend of mine told me that their employer blocked access to the job sites at the router level, forcing people to use their phone minutes. When he complained to IT, the IT guy told him it was a service to the employees so that management wouldn't bother them because they were looking for other jobs.

Comment Now??? (Score 1) 137

I just got the iPhone 8 (my daughter is old enough to need a phone so she got my old phone).

The touch ID on the 8 is finally good enough that it doesn't slow down usability.

My hope is Apple perfects finger scanning off of the single piece of glass on the front of the phone and uses that as an option in future iPhones. Or, of course, continue the same style as the iPhone 8.

Comment Why? WHY? WHY!!!??? (Score 1) 67

I love System76. Bought a desktop and several of their net top computers. In fact, by shear numbers I own more System76 computers than any other brand.

But why couldn't they just make a deal and take the Linux Mint Cinnamon DE and just add a few desktop images and screensavers and call it a day?

That would be a win for everyone.

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