Death to FLASH!
Can't come too soon.
437 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Can't come too soon.
If you’ve read our review of the Tesla S, you might get the impression that all electric cars can make sensible petrol car replacements.
$100,000 of consumption is $100,000 of consumption no matter if its building batteries or refining oil.
It would be better if it weighed 2500 pounds? :-)
If the National Sheriff's Association is correct then lets take this to the logical extremes. Clearly mere citizens are all at risk having unique license plate numbers on our vehicles. At risk having a phonebook published with our name, number, and address.
If police cruisers were not INTENDED to be identified as police cruisers then they would use plain unmarked vehicles, which they often (mostly) do.
Have been "test driving" for 11,000 miles with no end in sight.
Tesla needs an interior designer with mechanics of human knowledge. The measly two cup holders are where my elbow needs to be. While the window switches on the door are Mercedes issue unlike Mercedes Tesla didn't place them where a human wrist readily flexes to reach.
Then with about $10k of solar panels one never has to purchase fuel ever again. Its a lot of capital, but its possible. Not everything free citizens do has to make economic sense. After all I'm using a luxurious 15" laptop to type this little message rather than a 13" which would be "good enough".
Am guessing SATA Express PCIe doesn't allow multiple volumes on one interface? If not that is sad. I think Apple got it right with their Fusion driver. The operating system knows best about what to cache on SSD vs HD. Hybrid devices such as Seagate and now WD can not take full advantage because they can only guess.
After all, Windows 8.1 no longer runs in my 640MB PC-XT. Clearly they didn't tell me the OS requires memory!
Tesla already builds Superchargers near restaurants, shopping, etc. Its one of the selling points to the landlord that they will bring a captive affluent clientele to the premises for the duration of a charge. Sometimes Tesla gets the lease for free.
… tax revenues are down. Employment is down. The "Google Tax" priced UK services out of the market. Tech industries moved elsewhere.
I think they are safe with "Banana" but Blueberry, Blackberry, or Apple Pi would have been asking for trouble.
Mail.app isn't fixed for me. Deleted emails don't stay deleted. Replies quote the "On ... wrote:" line. My MacBook Pro has more trouble with WiFi in 10.10.1 than 10.10.
Am prepping an external drive to revert to Mavericks. Or Mountain Lion.
… while being in most respects just as goof.
Is goof a Britishism like "kit" and "sorted"? :-)
Since when has Hollywood got anything right?
In the USA there would be support for the NSA's logging of all phone calls if only they'd use that data to prosecute those who ignore the government's Do Not Call registry.
... gun free zones. Mass shootings only occur in gun-free zones where the shooter knows there will be plenty of victims with no means of defense. Never in a bar where off-duty police officers hang out.
Torvalds reminds me of Obama in most every way.
It will be a real advance when appliance operators quit trying to invent drone service with off the shelf toys. One needs fixed wing aircraft to efficiently serve this remote island and quite frankly something like a Piper Cub or Cessna 172 with a human pilot would be cheaper and more reliable.
The 3.8% drop simply weeded out a few cowards and day traders. Nothing fundamental has changed in spite of the iOS 8.0.1 gaff.
I don't see any excuse for processing financial transactions on an OS which requires "antivirus" scanners. Should not be using a general purpose OS for a cash register.
Radio Shack has been virtually irrelevant to Amateur Radio for decades. Their stock of parts is down to a couple of cabinets which may or may not have half the bins filled. In years past they used to have walls of parts that could be viewed when searching for a match or solution rather than dig through the drawers.
In the past 5 years or so the only things I have used Radio Shack was for a CR2032 battery holder and a couple white LEDs that I had to have fairly quickly. The battery holder was something I needed to fondle before purchase because it was going in a tight space where one didn't exist before. I shaved a lot of its back off and re-routed one of terminals.
Edison said, "To invent one needs an active imagination and a pile of junk." Radio Shack was a poor substitute for the real radio stores we once had, but to Radio Shack's credit they stuck around longer.
AES is a block protocol, not as stream protocol.
Credit card clearing houses skim an average of 2% off every transaction so out of $100 they take $2 off the top (merchant gets $98). Then out of that $2 for facilitating the transaction more securely Apple gets $0.15, and somehow Apple is the greedy bad guy?
They are upset Yahoo!'s corrupt judge overturned their corrupt judge.
There hasn't been $2.7B of Yellow Pages in all the history of Mexico.
Obviously this solar flare must be due to mankind's wonton release of CO2 into our atmosphere!
Doom! Gloom! When Will We Ever Learn?(™)
Lesbian, nothing! Its beastiality! New frontiers for television!
Oh, wait. Nothing new here. These are long established characters in the Doctor Who universe.
I agree the "best is the cheapest" but Detroit failed due diligence. Is not cheaper if it doesn't do the job. Is incompetence to buy without testing. To implement without monitoring performance. But then again I'm being redundant as Detroit has demonstrated nothing but incompetence at every level, even down to the purchase of batteries powering devices which only serve to make easy money.
The clue is in the "rechargeable battery". The OP wanted to replace them with solar cell plus capacitor.
Not just any capacitor but an ultra capacitor. An ultra capacitor could run the meter for days. Its just a matter of balancing cost of an ultra cap vs rechargeable battery.
While you are at it what is Amazon contributing?
And why is it permissible for Amazon to behave this way and not Apple? Apple let the publisher set the selling price of which Apple would take 30% but on the condition no one else be given a better deal. Amazon is demanding to set the price and if the publisher balks at Amazon's demands then Amazon does everything short of dropping the publisher. Amazon claims their behavior is simply negotiating tactics but it has every earmark of policing a monopoly in their favor.
Hollywood doesn't understand anything they can't manipulate at the whim of a screenwriter.
Romance, wars, faster than light travel, Klingons, they understand. Science they do not.
EcoNuts are already screaming bloody murder about vampire drains, of devices plugged in drawing power but doing nothing. Yesterday the cry was over simple transformer wall-warts perpetually plugged in to the wall but intermittently connected to devices.
So now you want to add complexity, cost, and massive transmission losses with wireless charging?
They haven't said where the Gigafactory will be built.
If they build in California then I'm dumping my TSLA stock.
I don't think the photoshop operator knows screws (or photoshop) as the Arapaho image has been mirrored into a left-hand screw.
Seriously, 0.02%? That seems awfully high to me. Several orders of magnitude too high.
Tired of perpetual updates (are you listening Adobe FLASH?),
Thunderbird is an ugly mess,
And then intolerance for Eich daring to have his own opinion drove the final nail in their coffin.
Anyone with talent is welcome.
Al Gore got there on political patronage.
AAPL is $95.32 as I write, $4.82 short of its adjusted high of $100.14. Way too early to celebrate. Unless your goal was to simply get published. To beat others who don't have any ideas who will do the same thing. This is only the first of many.
This demonstrates markets work just the way they are supposed to: Stupid people lose.
Fortunately if FCC bureaucrats were bought they didn't stay paid for. The spectrum in question was allocated for space transmitters whose overlap into the GPS spectrum would be very weak. GPS receivers were designed for those conditions. Thats what GPS makers were promised. Am glad to see the FCC standing by that promise.
$1m is pocket change to Elon.
10 nicely equipped Model S's.
Mavericks is pretty well loved by owners of older Apple gear. Possibly its biggest under-the-hood improvement is its revamped memory management system, which means it can run – and run well – on some relatively old devices.
Thats an interesting claim. I have a script to open 46 URLs of online comics, one every 30 seconds, which since the latest Mavericks security update brings my 8 GB MacBook Pro to its knees with a 23 GB VM space and 12 GB swap file.
What Apple did is nothing compared to what Amazon is doing.
Problem is the ODB socket in my car is just above my feet so I'd worry about kicking the ridiculously big plug out if I left it in all the time ...
They don't have to be connected to the ODB2 socket, they can be connected most anywhere you can tap the CAN bus.
What do government bureaucratic robots need that Microsoft Windows offers over and above Linux or FreeBSD? Irrespective of bugs, viruses, and other malevolent code?
Perhaps the CO2 experiments keep failing because someone at NASA knows full well their foregone conclusion is wrong.
There's certainly an argument that for the journeys the vast majority of car owners do - under 10 miles in mostly urban areas - that this vehicle is an excellent choice. I find it a bit odd that so many commenters will suddenly, with no warning, need to undertake a drive of over 300 miles. Perhaps those bringing up this objection are either projecting their particular use case onto everyone ('I need to do this, therefore so does everyone'), or maybe it's a case of FUD as you allude to.
Its American to demand range out of one's vehicle. To demand things we only use 1% of the time. Thats why the Ford F150 is so popular. Its the liberating knowledge one may go anywhere, do anything, on a moment's notice.
I routinely drive 160 miles round trip on a Saturday. Recently I went the other direction and drove my Tesla Model S 85 247 miles round trip before returning to the 240V outlet in my garage.
Even so I feel forced to keep a conventional vehicle for when the Tesla won't serve. Tesla says the first Supercharger within my range will be online in August, 130 miles away.
All standard controls are in the places you'd expect to find them on any vehicle. Gas and brake pedals on the floor in front of the driver NOT on the touch screen. Ticky thing on the steering column. Almost all the crud you need is on the steering wheel or on the Ticky things sticking out from it.
Not headlight on/off or fog/aux/driving lights. Those are only on the touch screen.
Now. STOP buying in to the horsecrap about range --> for normal day to day use, I have a round trip commute from *one* end of my city to the *other* grand total of 190Km each day. This car will certainly handle that. And more if needed. This is *not* typical or average in north america. And I seriously doubt that this is *average* in Europe either. Yes, you will have *some* folks who have longer runs in general, but not a typical day to day commute.
80 mile range of lesser EVs is totally unacceptable. The range of the Model S plus the promise of Superchargers makes Tesla a serious player. I waited 7 months with my Model S 85 to try this but Saturday-week I drove 247 miles round trip to see a friend, without stoping to charge. Had 35 miles remaining when I arrived home.
What is the big deal of the keyless driving? My 2010 Toyota has that as well. It is very comfortable to just climb into the car and hit the start button. No key to unlock it - it unlocks itself when you touch the door handle - and no ignition key slot, just a button marked Start/Stop.
Tesla Model S doesn't even have the start/stop button. Open the door and things start lighting up, radio starts playing. Foot on brake, put in gear, drive away. Drove 2007 Prius Pkg 6 (leather, SmartKey, Nav, everything but satellite radio) 7 years before replacing it with a Model S 85 this past December.
Also where are you getting your battery swap pricing?
Tesla once publicly discussed the possibility of a battery futures contract where for $12k they would replace the 85 kWh after the 8 year unlimited mile warranty expired. There was some question as to whether this was an on-demand replacement or whether it was only a warranty extension. Warranty does not replace until capacity falls below 70% of new.
An internal combustion engine keeps the car nice n warm and the ice away. An electric car is going to need a big fat heater to stop them freezing which would kill their range?
I took delivery of my Model S 85 in December 2013. When temperatures are low my 10 mile commute at 14°F was often around 400 Wh/mile. Same commute at 70°F to 80°F with A/C on is usually around 250 Wh/mile in the morning and nearly 300 Wh/mile in the late afternoon.
At low temperatures the car will actively heat the battery (and cool when hot). Can select an Eco mode which is less aggressive at heating the battery but also limits power output and regeneration until the battery reaches safe temperatures.
Why would any sane person choose a navigation system that requires a permanent connection to t'interwebs?
Originally the Model S was to have a healthy allocation for digital music storage. When the car was finally released that feature was deleted, nominally the excuse given was to allocate storage for maps to reduce bandwidth consumption. In the USA Tesla is paying the 3G data costs for the first 4 years of ownership. So its in their best interest to be efficient.
Apart from the fact that things like lights and wipers are mostly automatic these days, the Tesla S does have manual on/off for all these controls on standard steering wheel stalks, just like any other 'normal' car.
Not the headlights which are touch-screen only. And wipers are not on the touch display, they are on the turn signal stalk exactly like older (pre 2012 M-class that I know of) Mercedes-Benz.
I don't know for sure, but I suspect you still have regular stalk controls for those basic operations in the Tesla too, …
The Model S's steering column is borrowed from Mercedes-Benz models. Its the one with the turn signal stalk on the lower left, many grab the cruise control stalk the first time they reach for turn signals.
Headlights (but for high/low) are only on the touch screen. The car complains if you leave with the headlights manually turned on, but automatically turns them off anyway. What bugs me is that the car always boots with headlights in Auto mode. I don't need the lights to exit my garage and there is no way to keep them from coming on before I can turn them off.
Likewise the fog/aux/driving lights can only be controlled from the touch screen. Thats an important function to have at the driver's fingertips to turn off quickly so as not to blind other drivers.