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Comment Re:He should try trains (Score 1) 176

Many more variables. For a short list:
- Has the track been washed away by a recent storm?
- Is there a truck stalled on a crossing?
- Is there another train on the same track?
- Has one of the axle bearings seized and is generating huge amounts of heat?
- Has livestock (or human) stepped onto the track?
- Has one of the wagons derailed while going around a bend and is about to tip half the 7 km train over? (yes, Australian iron ore trains are that long)
- Has a coupling broke and half the train is being let behind?
- Has the lead loco lost comms with the other locos? (Australian iron ore trains have multiple sets at the front, middle and rear of the train)
and so on...

Comment Re:Who gives a fuck (Score 1) 85

From Wikipedia:

In June 2009 Tesla was approved to receive US$465 million in interest-bearing loans from the United States Department of Energy. The funding, part of the US$8 billion Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program, supports engineering and production of the Model S sedan, as well as the development of commercial powertrain technology.[49] The low-interest loans are not related to the "bailout" funds that GM and Chrysler received, nor are they related to the 2009 economic stimulus package. The loan program was created in 2007 during the George W. Bush administration.[50] Tesla repaid the loan in May 2013. Tesla was the first car company to have fully repaid the government, while Ford, Nissan and Fisker had not.

So, Tesla took a loan from the government and paid it back. Whereas Ford, Nissan and Fisker took loans and have not paid them back yet. And GM and Chrysler took bailout packages and did not fully repay them. Oh, how evil of Tesla to pay back when others didn't !!!

Comment Threatening the industry (Score 1) 707

after an executive from the company called its solution a "nuclear weapon" threatening the industry.

In other news, burglars complain that locks on houses are a nuclear weapon, threatening the industry.

I think it's diminishing my experience of advertising

How on Earth can you diminish advertising even further than it already is?

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