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Comment Re:I'm not the biggest tesla fan (Score 1) 238

What you did was restate a simplified/broken version Tesla's publicly stated strategy and phrase it like you uncovered a big secret. Tesla has repeatedly stated that the goal of their current vehicles is not to make a profit but to act as a proving ground for the development of the manufacturing infrastructure. Electric vehicles suffer from a major lack of economics of scale. Thus to make competitive vehicles they sell them for little to no margin. Once scale is achieved Tesla's goal is to be able produce higher value for lower cost vehicles than the equivalent ICE. This will eat into the economics of scale with ICEs and thus destroy their ability to be competitive. Resulting in ONLY electric's being viable consumer vehicles. This strategy is why investors poured billions into them.

Comment Even the accusation is not enough (Score 5, Insightful) 742

Even if 100% true making a choice to override military commanders is not an indictable offense (even if wrong in the end). Hell that's actually the exact reason why we have civilians in charge (to override commanders for non military reasons). If that statement is correctly attributed to him that's a shame on him. It is just a stupid statement.

Comment Re: Ham-handed (Score 1) 280

If you cant tell the difference between infrastructure and the technology IP used to create it. You are an absolute idiot.

Anyone can steal technology it is what it is, what you cant do is steal trillions of dollars of infrastructure. Its just physically impossible The use military strategically planned for critical elements of the internet's infrastructure to be located within the U.S. for the explicit reason of maintaining control despite jackasses from elsewhere whining.

Literally go build the internet over again. Try. I dare you. I don't give a fuck whatever nation you are part of. Hell even the whole EU could try and no one would give a slightest fuck. Your idea of internet freedom simply does not matter. You do not control it and do not have enough influence to create a new one. So your opinion is worthless.

Comment Re:Deals with Disney are deals with the Devil (Score 0) 175

If you take the gun from John Wilkes Booth and give it to a another person. Abraham Lincoln is not alive because of that unknown person, If you want to argue a pure logical statement (both of us would be correct) and ignore the realities of different orders of magnitude of responsibility ill gladly sit here and troll you.

Comment Re:Hydogen is just a way to store energy (Score 1) 630

" hasn't exactly eroded the ICE market" Yet

"Are you speaking for every vehicle consumer in the world?" Yes obviously.

"My understanding is that roads are mainly funded by fuel taxes" Partially for maintenance, Capital costs which are the bulk of the costs were mainly sponsored by general gov liabilities. Subsidies by economics of scale.

The only reason why gas stations or the production of ICE's is economically viable is due to the massive economics of scale.Its taken me too long to pull up articles referring to the economics of scale of ICE's so I will mearly cite myself. (the internet is now clouded with references to the economics of scale for electric engines).

Gas stations operate on razor sharp margins. As soon as the market for ICE's is even 5% displaced you will see a massive pullback in gas station penetration .

Picture it as a massive technological hysteresis

Long story short. 50 years ago ICE's would win ~10 years ago ICE's only won due to economics of scale. ~7 +-2 years from now ICE's will see their economics of scales vaporize over night and instead by replace by economics of scale for electrics causing. Causing a massive price spike in ICE's and a massive price reduction in electrics thus causing a complete capitalization of the ICE market.

Its a classic technology adoption curve. Nothing too fancy.

Comment Re:Hydogen is just a way to store energy (Score 1) 630

You are missing a point. Interstate travel simply does not matter to many many (my estimation the large majority of people). They fly, they take a bus they take a train. The same with towing. Electric cars will not be all things to all people and that does not matter. The dude who needs to tow his boat long distance can go screw himself, he will have to pay double in a few years as others (via economics of scale) are subsidizing him. Collectively we are sick and tiered of paying for features (massive towing capacity and huge ranges on vehicles) that people neither want nor need.

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