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Comment Full of assumptions... (Score 4, Informative) 188

One of them is that someone would pay $60 for an iOS version of Microsoft office when there are capable software better suited for the iPad for around $10 per application and they are compatible with Office. Microsoft knows this and wisely licenses its file API instead of diminishing their brand.

Comment Re:Musk isn't doing himself any favors here (Score 1) 841

Have you considered getting your private pilot's license and maybe flying a more direct route?

Distance isn't quite far enough to make the expense of renting and flying a private plane worth the trouble and expense. I also driven in weather that I wouldn't have wanted to fly in.

I don't always fly, but when I do I let the professionals pilot me around.

You're also driving more than 99% of people in the USA. Edge cases will always be unusual. Now consider this - let's say 50% of people switch over to EVs - that leaves more gasoline for your unusual behavior, saving you money at the pump.

The price at the pump is being manipulated. The US exports a lot of gasoline. A fact that is overlooked when politicians talk about the need for more domestic oil exploration.

Comment Re:Musk isn't doing himself any favors here (Score 1) 841

If you must know. I drive the 2011 Honda Accord V6 2-door coupe. Since all of the trip except maybe 12 miles is limited access highway (interstate) the automobile stays in "ECO" mode. The remaining half of the tank is used commuting back and forth between the "away" apartment and the office (gas milage drops a bit, but it's still pretty decent).

Comment Re:Musk isn't doing himself any favors here (Score 1) 841

I regularly drive one-way 380 miles which is 80 miles longer than the largest battery capacity model advertises. I spend 5-1/2 hours to 6 hours on the road during this commute and would not like adding an hour layover to an already large portion of my day. My current automobile is able to make that commute easily with a 1/2 tank of gas to spare.

I would love the lower fuel costs but the lack of range and the fact that I would probably never have any real savings due to the high cost of the car make the Tesla S model a non-starter for me.

Comment Re:Musk isn't doing himself any favors here (Score 1) 841

My thoughts exactly. Elon Musk is just making sure we all know that they have computer logs confirming that their cars have limitations and should not be considered a direct replacement for a cheaper more consumer friendly ICE based automobile. Think of it as a more expensive golf cart.

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