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Comment Re:Yeah, 50 miles when it's *new* (Score 1) 344

Would you buy a bicycle to commute? Many people would not, and yet millions of other people do. Just because *you* have some specific issues with this car doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. Slashdotters, in their rush to denounce everything that is new and different (cough ipod cough), seem to forget that a lot.

Comment 50 mile range may not be the end of the world (Score 4, Insightful) 344

If they price it right (ie: much cheaper than a leaf) then I'd consider it. My commute in the morning is 10 miles each way, plus add 10 miles for a trip to the grocery store and this car can take care of 90% of my driving needs. I already own a mini-van with a trailer hitch so I am covered for long trips or for towing or carrying stuff.

Comment Re:A Perfect Match (Score 1) 88

Don't even get me started on the space program. What a waste of taxpayer dollars! In less than 50 years after we wasted billions to put a man on the moon, the much superior PRIVATE sector has already put a person into low earth orbit and promised us a rocket that will be delivered any day now that will be better than the ones we built in the 60's! And people wonder why everyone thinks the government is so inefficient and useless.

Comment Re:A lop of people seem to be forgetting something (Score 1) 369

The Honda succeeded as reliable user-friendly everyday transportation. Yet the Tesla failed miserably as a supercar. That is all there is to it.

I can test drive and buy a Tesla today in something like 30 different cities around the world. Where can I buy a Honda FCX? Oh that's right, individual consumers cant really buy them at all. What was that about the FCX's "reliable every day transportation"? As far as I can see, the FCX fails at being an actual car, period.

Comment Re:55 miles is pretty good, and not the point (Score 1) 369

If you watch Top Gear for responsible journalism, you are doing it wrong.

Gotta love how top gear apologists alternate between "the review was accurate" and "if you wanted accuracy, why did you watch 'top gear'?" seamlessly whenever the situation requires.

Personally, I'm glad Tesla is taking it to Top Gear, those disingenuous fucks need to be put in their place for their tabloid-level bullshit.

Comment Re:My prediction: it doesn'tmatter, Android will w (Score 1) 307

LOL. You sound like the "IBM guy" in the 80's arguing that the IBM PC-AT will crush the clones due to its obvious technical superiority. Compaq *destroyed* IBM in the PC market, because they realized that great technology can be defeated with even greater business model. In other words, while technical flaws can be fixed, fundamentally self-limiting business models can't. This is not to say that Apple and Microsoft will not continue to be profitable, but that Android will eat their lunch for the same kinds of reasons that other flawed technologies won against their (temporarily) superior competition.

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