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Comment Re:It was announced too early (Score 1) 112

The only advantage of the Bolt is that it's already available, while new orders for Model 3 will have to wait at least a year.

Apart from that, Model 3 will blow the Bolt away. Bigger car, better performance, lower price.

So basically, the only limiting factor for Tesla to sell these puppies is how quickly they can produce them.

Comment Re:500,000? (Score 1) 112

I said they'll be able to sell that many, not make them ;-)

Making them may be a challenge initially, I expect they'll probably start around 300,000-400,000 in the first year which, while being objectively impressive, will be judged a failure because they didn't reach the full 500,000. After a couple of years, though, they'll easily surpass that number.

Comment Re:It was announced too early (Score 1) 112

They haven't fully revealed it yet. Pretty soon they'll have another event with the final version, and they'll be all over the media again. Expect enthusiasm to skyrocket. I don't think they'll have any problem selling 500,000 per year or more. Certainly not when the first test drive reports come in.

Support services is another matter, I don't know what they're doing on that front, but I'm pretty sure someone will have thought of it. They're pretty nimble, so I think you'll see Tesla service centers popping up or expanding everywhere at a very rapid rate once the first deliveries start. They shouldn't need quite as much support as regular cars, anyway. And it's a much simpler car than model S or X. No problems with retracting door handles, falcon wing doors, etc.

Comment Re:TIL (Score 5, Informative) 309

Good occasion to watch Tim Minchin's "Storm" again, about alternative medicine and such. (Skip the first minute)

Best quote from that video: By definition, alternative medicine has either not been proved to work, or been proved not to work. Do you know what they call alternative medicine that's been proved to work?...

Comment Re:Exposing babies to peanuts (Score 4, Informative) 309

Barely any trace? The chance of finding a single molecule of the diluted compound in a homeopathic product is less than winning the lottery several times in a row. (If the dilution is done properly according to homeopathic rules, which apparently was not the case for these teething gels).

Comment Actively getting rid of ways... (Score 2) 498

But if Microsoft has begun "actively getting rid of ways to keep users from disabling automatic updates", that's a good thing, right?

Automatic updates are bad
Being able to disable them is good
Keeping users from disabling them is bad
So getting rid of ways to keep users from disabling automatic updates is good.

Right? Or am I off by one here?

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