Well, not quite....
Well, not quite....
Then why do they call it "unlimited?"
Because they're selling to you.
It's not up to the consumer to know if a company's business plan is sustainable or not.
It is, if you want that company and your data to be still there in X months time.
Claiming unlimited usage and then having a cap is just false advertising.
If that's illegal where you live, call them on it. If not, move somewhere with decent consumer protection legislation.
IIRC, the research which found plastic bags will last for "hundreds of years" was in fact looking at plastic bottles.
That's my recollection too, in my case gained from here (about 10 minutes in):
(That plays in the UK, but I've no idea if it'll work in whatever corner of the planet you're in)
Specifically it's referring to Polyethylene Terepthalate (are you old enough to remember Terylene? If so, that's the stuff. If not, good for you).
Given Tesla's previous unsuccessful attempt to sue Top Gear in the UK, I'm amazed that in 2013 we seem to be witnessing a slanging match "I was doing X speed / No you were doing Y". Surely anyone reviewing a electric car (actually, any car) would have a GPS not connected to the car with them and be able to provide full logs on request?
Also, wouldn't anyone driving a Tesla for the first time and seeing the range display reading an unexpectedly low value take a a picture of it with their phone?
There's a bit more "he said / she said" in this followup article:
including links to Elon Musk's "detour" claims, and the NYT journo's rebuttal.
It's already done in Europe on beer producers:
It works very well in the UK.
A quick look here:
Suggests roughly twice as many new mappers (at least in the UK) during the last 24 hours than would be normal.
The Chileans would certainly remember, if they didn't write their dates the "wrong way around".
I'm planning on watching this BBC Documentary this weekend; it looks like the first segment discusses game theory.
Perhaps not quite up there with some of Adam Curtis' other stuff (e.g. Pandora's Box), but definitely well worth watching.
Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.