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maguro_01 133 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 13, 2016 3:12 PM Member since: Jan 24, 2000
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  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 13, 2016 3:12 PM Flag

    Structural unemployment accounts for millions of lost jobs and job descriptions. That is very much a fact and it's accelerating.. You are likely living in the past and don't get it. We will have to support you too, if we don't already.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 13, 2016 3:03 PM Flag

    Wow, so many failures. The Right makes such a big deal out of States
    Rights,, but when they fail as usual, they blame the President, no less.

    And most of the Red States, the greatest whiners, are being supported financially by the Blue States they complain about so much. After all, they are more successful. Oh wait - doesn't being on welfare like that mean that the Red States are somehow less than worthy? Oh, that doesn't apply to them. It doesn't apply to corporations either. Just people the Right doesn't like..........

  • Reply to

    Beta Testing

    by messnervan Jul 12, 2016 9:55 AM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 12:04 PM Flag

    Did they overlook the simple question of whether the death and accident rate would go down with driver assistants since it likely would go down drastically? Sheer chance and a high death rate is likely more morally acceptable.

    The idea of spending some money on highways would certainly make robot assisted driving safer, but it would add safety to all driving now. It isn't happening now, reflecting our real values.

    The intersection with the truck collision was dangerous in the best of circumstances and required the car driver to slow down, but he didn't. It does sound like he was paying no attention at all. It even sounds like he could have dozed off, as cruise control car drivers can do. Again, some "dead-man" throttle capability would seem necessary and what one loses with even cruise control. How many accidents are a result?

    Another improvement might be a camera on the driver to determine the driver's state. Face recognition software is getting better all the time to enable it.

  • Reply to

    Beta Testing

    by messnervan Jul 12, 2016 9:55 AM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 11:52 AM Flag

    Run a driving simulator and see what 1000 drivers do. Is that a better result? See if "ethicists" would go for automated coin flipping.......

  • Reply to

    SEC investigation

    by montana.skeptic Jul 11, 2016 4:24 PM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 11:13 AM Flag

    So your business plan is to get the Disney Franchise on Mars?

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 11:11 AM Flag

    Well, Musk has only mentioned going to Mars and colonizing it. Your plan to do mining and some refining and basic fabrication in the Asteroid Belt clearly trumps it. IMO, you should start more modestly on the Moon as you could use solar instead of nuclear power and it's so much closer.

  • Reply to

    The Plan - Part 2

    by mikeedgar Jul 12, 2016 8:51 AM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 11:03 AM Flag

    Uber is a business, not a government department. Was it Uber's CEO who said that if Tesla had a self driving car he would buy all he could get his hands on? Like truckers, he looks forward to much lower labor costs.

    But truck "trains" on Interstates will happen before general purpose self driving cars. It would be easily possible to have the "trains" being met outside terminating cities to drive into town. The terminating trucks just pull out of the line or join it. Something analogous to harbor pilots, if you will. Automated cab drivers won't be so easy, but they will come.

    After what happened to Lincoln and Cadillac, one would think that high end cars sold to fleets would have to have some differences in appearance and equipment from the car line even with a common platform. What remarks can people with experience in car marketing/sales make about that? Is there such a person here not a dedicated short?

    Fleets could easily trade off performance one would think. What use would a company owned Uber vehicle, say, have for Ludicrous Mode or anywhere near it, or even such large screens and much of the software and controls? Given the hw/sw built into present Tesla's, over the air services, control, and surveillance could be sold to fleet companies, leaving Tesla's own parallel system. IMO.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 10:42 AM Flag

    You really have no basis for that at such an early stage of development. IMO, 700mph is out of reach, but twice and more than HSR may be doable. After all, it's in the simulation and early prototype stage. It could turn out to be safer than rail vehicles and much cheaper for new construction. But it's still a bit early to say. No grade crossings at no additional expense is an economic and safety feature.

    There are serious projects being considered, like the island hopping connection between Denmark and Finland with overall profit and economic development one of the parameters. Dedicated shorts are also giving the so far erroneous impression that Americans are less and less entrepreneurial and enterprising. Fortunately that isn't true, at least so far. It may yet be that the US will have to import Hyperloop systems if they do prove to work well.

  • Reply to

    Democrats embace bloating the debt

    by towncryer911 Jul 11, 2016 7:08 PM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 10:23 AM Flag

    The President spent some to dodge a Depression and likely keep you off the street but the US debt outside the government is now just over 3/4 US GDP, better than most other developed countries. Obama's administration has also cut deficits such that the debt is only growing slowly.

    At the end of B Clinton's administration the government was on a path to solvency with lower deficits than at present. But the Republicans persecuted him individually, at that time they weren't trying to paralyze or overthrow the US government as a whole. B Clinton's successor simply blew up US finances with no attempt whatever to pay for them. I'm reminded of Cheney's remark about how "Reagan proved deficits don't matter".

    Today's Republicans aren't Conservatives and the Democrats have switched places with them in some ways like more prudent fiscal management.

  • Reply to

    Democrats embace bloating the debt

    by towncryer911 Jul 11, 2016 7:08 PM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 10:02 AM Flag

    The posters here "ARE THE PEOPLE" ? Hardly. A few would like to be American Taliban but most are losers fired up by Right side money and mob raising. I believe I treat with respect opinions I merely disagree with. I may argue with a real Libertarian but sometimes I even find points of agreement and try to treat them with respect. Why should I treat with respect some gun nut who wants a Civil War while living off California? Many of the posters are Southerners who are real racists. Every so often they really make it plain. I'd like to encourage them to secede.

    In 1999-2000 this discussion group was hit with such a flood of Right posters that you could just sit there watching the write-only posts scrolling across the screen. Posting was pointless as few were ever read. The Administration then elected turned out to be a serious threat to the security and welfare of the United States. The flood of posts turned off as though by a switch, and some did read as machine generated. His party only survived that debacle by being heavily funded by our would-be Plutocrats themselves funded by Republican Trickle Down "Economics". They are an existential threat to the United States and intend to be though they wrap themselves in the Constitution.

    If they come to run the place your own life will change and not for the better.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 9:37 AM Flag

    Obama has been trying to cut general access to military grade weapons to the fringe population of the US. The police in Dallas unfortunately paid the price you should have paid - it's your chickens coming home to roost.

    Some of the people shot lately have been shot 20-30 and more times. Their corpses in the street were used for target practice.

    Of course, the US Right seems to want a new Civil War.

    President Obama has been a fine President and likely has kept you off the streets, especially in the Crash. He has saved you from a Depression you would not likely have survived. The US and the world aren't out of the woods yet.

  • Reply to

    Democrats embace bloating the debt

    by towncryer911 Jul 11, 2016 7:08 PM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 9:21 AM Flag

    Older voters voting Republican these days are voting to shorten their own life expectancies to save Republicans and their funders money. It's unlikely they are nobly sacrificing years of life to make corporations richer - it's more likely they have just been conned by them yet again.

  • Reply to

    Democrats embace bloating the debt

    by towncryer911 Jul 11, 2016 7:08 PM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 9:14 AM Flag

    Which are likely keeping you off the street. The corporate welfare is what's unsustainable since it rots the capitalist / market system, the base of the economy.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 9:07 AM Flag

    How many years have these id's been here with essentially the same posts endlessly every day? For all the hours you have spent here over years of time, have you moved the stock one penny?


  • Reply to

    TSLA Rescission by Law.

    by richardatirs Jul 12, 2016 2:05 AM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 8:57 AM Flag

    The timeline doesn't suggest that, actually. What was GM's history with the bad ignition switches again?

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 8:52 AM Flag

    You would be better at writing Soap Opera than investing.

  • Reply to

    SEC investigation

    by montana.skeptic Jul 11, 2016 4:24 PM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 8:47 AM Flag

    Since Murdoch bought the WSJ, it is less a Conservative financial paper and more and more Fox. On Sunday they try to imitate the NYT in some ways but do a poor job of it. An hour after reading it, it's completely forgotten.....

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 8:41 AM Flag

    There is little point to such a post here. It's likely not a put-on, but a sign of both desperation and questionable sanity from the Right. They have spent a lot of money on mob-raising and the chickens are coming home to roost.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 8:25 AM Flag

    No they don't. You simply invented your statement. The shooter did not use an auto weapon, snipers do not. An officer in the Dallas department mentioned that open carry made police work in such shootings more difficult for police.

    You are either easily conned or simply a liar.

  • Reply to

    She got away with it

    by btthw Jul 11, 2016 3:24 PM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Jul 12, 2016 8:15 AM Flag

    Including Republicans in Congress. But they keep working on that and expending public funds to do it.

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