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Comment Re:I'll wait for a third party review... (Score 1) 428

YES!
Even says so in the article:
"Make no mistake: The new shingles will still be a premium product, at least when they first roll out. The terra cotta and slate roofs Tesla mimicked are among the most expensive roofing materials on the market—costing as much as 20 times more than cheap asphalt shingles."

Comment Re:I'll wait for a third party review... (Score 1) 428

"Make no mistake: The new shingles will still be a premium product, at least when they first roll out. The terra cotta and slate roofs Tesla mimicked are among the most expensive roofing materials on the market—costing as much as 20 times more than cheap asphalt shingles."
"Normal Roof"

Comment Re:I'll wait for a third party review... (Score 1) 428

His definition of Traditional:
"Make no mistake: The new shingles will still be a premium product, at least when they first roll out. The terra cotta and slate roofs Tesla mimicked are among the most expensive roofing materials on the market—costing as much as 20 times more than cheap asphalt shingles.

Comment Re:I'll wait for a third party review... (Score 1) 428

From the Fine Article its a comparison to Slate roofing which costs up to 20x the price of normal asphalt shingles. Pretty much a lie in the headline. Even if lasts twice what asphalt shingles do he's still at 10x the price; which is also well above the price of a traditional solar installation.

Comment Re:He isn't comparing to standard shingles. (Score 1) 428

Welp reading closer it was worse than I expected:
The terra cotta and slate roofs Tesla mimicked are among the most expensive roofing materials on the market—costing as much as 20 times more than cheap asphalt shingles.

Looks like he's at the $20-$50 square foot. So its a $60k roof vice a $3k asphalt one. Yeah you can get a standard roof a 5kw solar system and take $10k-$30k to the bank or get his system.

Comment He isn't comparing to standard shingles. (Score 1) 428

He isn't comparing this to standard asphalt shingles which are the majority of roofs installed nationwide. He is comparing them to ceramic shingles which may be the majority installed in certain areas of CA where he is.

Asphalt shingles don't have any issues with transportation breakage, and are not fragile in transport. Those were the issues he was sighting that showed lower costs. Asphalt shingles also run around a dollar a square foot. Installed with new underlayment runs about two dollars a square foot in my area. If he can hit an installed price of three dollars a square foot then his hype is warranted. My guess is his cost will be closer to seven to ten dollars a square foot.
Its not revolutionary when his solar roof is going to run $30k when a standard replacement is $3k.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Totally private, anonymous browsing 2

An anonymous reader writes: In an age of evercookies, zombie cookies, and always expanding efforts to track browsers, devices, and people — is there any way to browse totally anonymous to the sites you are visiting? How can a user today browse with confidence that they can't be tracked or identified, avoiding even being identified anonymously as a returning user or device?

Submission + - Tech cos use patents to turn up the volume on smarter hearing devices (patexia.com)

MikeDandan writes: A group of leading technology companies familiar with consumer lifestyle preferences are helping to reshape the emerging hearables industry. A cross between a tiny wearable and smart prosthetic, it would be unfair to call these devices hearing aids. They are tiny, but powerful, information processors which, if properly programmed to individual users’ needs, can do far more than merely amplify speech.Some will be able to offer simultaneous foreign language translations and are fully customizable with a phone app. Read more : http://bit.ly/2ejphjV

Submission + - Indictments Likely In Clinton Scandals, 99% Certain Server Breached By Spies (dailycaller.com) 13

cold fjord writes: Journalist Bret Baier has been digging into the FBI investigations of the Clinton email server and Clinton foundations that involves at least four FBI field offices. His FBI sources are telling him that baring obstruction it is almost certain that there will be indictments coming. It is now thought to be 99% certain that Clinton's email server was breached by five foreign intelligence agencies. The cache of 650,000 emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop is reported to be yielding emails previously unseen by investigators and is resulting in diverging interests between Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, and Hillary Clinton. There seems to be evidence of lying by Cheryl Mills and Hillary Clinton which might be part of what is behind the reports that at least some of the previously granted immunity to much of Clintons inner circle is now void. All of this is taking place against the backdrop of a four month old IRS investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

Submission + - China Launches New Heavy Lifting Rocket (space.com)

hackingbear writes: China launched its second new rocket in the year. The Long March 5 rocket, lifted off from the Wenchang launch center on Hainan Island, off China's southern coast, at 8:43 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT; 8:43 p.m. Beijing time), carring to orbit an experimental satellite called Shijian-17, which is designed to test electric-propulsion technology. Capable of 25 metric ton payload to LEO, LM 5 is among the most powerful rockets in service. Besides scheduled launch of China's upcoming space station, the Long March 5 will also loft Chang'e-5, a robotic sample-return mission to the moon. Chang'e-5 is currently scheduled to lift off sometime next year, Chinese space officials have said.

Comment Re:Sorry - whose car is this? (Score 1) 305

They created the copy of the software on the car when they manufactured it. I need no license to create a copy of a book I buy. The reason for licensing the copy of software is the act of installing it usually entails copying it to the device. This is not such a case. If no license is required, then why is there a licensing agreement?

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