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flashrob 814 posts  |  Last Activity: May 29, 2016 5:51 AM Member since: Apr 2, 1999
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  • GOOGLE SEARCH this:

    Behold! Tesla Motors Inc's (TSLA) 10-million Square Feet Battery Producing Monster Is Coming This Summer

  • well, THAT TYPE OF "OLD-BOY THINKIN"" ...well could you imagine HOW YOUR LIFE WOULD BE TODAY ...like you be "readin' that book by "kerosene lamp and/or candle this evening???

    or you wouldn't be havin' NO "SUPERBOWL SUNDAY" EACH YEAR...

    or watchin' the NBA games...

    or "flyin' on a jet"

    or usin' a CELLPHONE or a COMPUTER...

    or have "air conditioning"

    etc. etc. etc. ...

    .............
    so "change" ESPECIALLY IN TECH... keeps "flusterin' these OLD-BOY TYPES" who WANTS TO "KEEP LIVIN' IN THE PAST..." (mainly because they doin' pretty well, financially... and "don't need NO TECH innovation" TO TAKE ALL THAT power/control/wealth...away from them...

    well, I ain't seen "any horse-drawn LIVERY... of any type "plyin' the streets of Manhattan"...like movin' people/vegetables/meat/furniture/booze...etc. etc. THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE... until "mainly Nikola Tesla and Henry Ford... "knocked the socks" off the "old buzzards" who maybe had a "vested interest" in HORSEY STUFF and/or Kerosene, and candles, and such...

    SO "MORE BIG CHANGE" IS UPON US... with POWERFUL, ECONOMICAL, PERFORMANCE PURE ELECTRIC VEHICLE...

    ...........
    ANOTHER "ELON MILESTONE...

    GOOGLE SEARCH this:

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX does it again. Nails fourth landing

    hey "honey"

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    When carmakers taunted horses

  • flashrob flashrob May 27, 2016 4:10 PM Flag

    basically...MOST LOST ON OPTIONS...

    a. see how this work BOTH near strike-price CALLS AND PUTS... BOTH LOST CONSIDERABLY...

    b. see how "big money" play this game???

    ............
    so you THINK "tesla AUTOPILOT" some big issue... THINK AGAIN...

    that just SOMETHIN' FOR "MEDIA AND TESLA SHORTS" TO HYPE/SPIN...

    .............LARGELY IRRELEVANT "TO PRO BIG MONEY MARKETEERS!!!"

    ...like a "fly landin' on your arm...as you biting into burger at barbecue...ANNOYING ...maybe you "get ketchup" on yourself ...when you get startled and swat at fly...

    but DON'T RUIN "YOUR HOLD GOOD TIME AT PICNIC"...get me "nother BEER...

    "my hotdog ready yet??? chef...

  • Reply to

    I tell ya I'M INNOCENT!!

    by otto.thepsychopilot May 27, 2016 7:49 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 27, 2016 3:58 PM Flag

    a few common sense points about this issue:

    a. THERE IS "SUCH A THING AS "INSURANCE"...so in any event I don't see "any huge potential liability for TESLA ...just because of that...

    b. lot of something like this ..."settled out of court!"

    c. NOTHING "LIKE THE HUGE LIABILITY SETTLEMENTS OF "GM WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH...where there "were MULTIPLE FATALITIES...if I remember right...

    d. GM didn't go out of biz...EVEN "WITH SUCH A MASSIVE" CULPABILITY...

    e. basically "just a minor blip on the radar" in SCALE SIGNIFICANCE COMPARISON....

    f. this could take YEARS before settled... TESLA investors NOT GOING TO MAKE THIS MUCH OF AN ISSUE ...in trading it's stock....

    two weeks from now... MOST OF THIS WILL BE "WATER THAT ALREADY PASSED "UNDER THE BRIDGE, ETC."...

    ....MUCH ADO ABOUT "VERY LITTLE" ...IS MY TAKE...

    ............
    sent a note to customers... about DOs/DON'Ts ...with respect to autopilot system...

    maybe some "changes to software"...NOT ANYTHING LIKE "THE GM IGNITION SWITCH MALFUNCTION...where "major mechanical systems" SUDDENLY DISABLED ...etc....

  • Reply to

    I tell ya I'M INNOCENT!!

    by otto.thepsychopilot May 27, 2016 7:49 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 27, 2016 3:34 PM Flag

    I'm putting SOME COMMON SENSE in as a "separate reply" WITH RESPECT TO "TESLA"...

    yeah...you shorts WANT TO JUMP "ALL OVER THIS"...WELL TRY THIS:

    TESLA "DOESN'T CLAIM THE CAR "CAN DRIVE ITSELF WITHOUT AN OPERATOR"

    WHICH MEANS:

    a. because THERE IS AN OPERATOR INVOLVED...THINGS HAVE TO "BE ARGUED LEGALLY" TO determine "liability"...

    b. got that SO THE "FIRST THING A DEFENSE ATTORNEY" tells a client...DON'T'

    1. ADMIT ANYTHING...let alone ...accept "some responsibility" for any wrong-doing, or even partial responsibility/culpability...

    2. this IS "LEGAL COURT CASE 101" ...so obviously A BIG COMPANY is not going to admit anything...

    3. LOOK AT GM "as an example" with the ignition-switch thing...IN WHICH THEIR WERE MULTIPLE FATALITIES...
    ...ADMIT NOTHING...SAY NOTHING that more than the most "general stuff" like THERE WILL BE A COURT-HEARING or some-such...

    4. ANY POTENTIAL "PRODUCT LIABILITY" ...involves "VERY COMPLEX POTENTIAL LEGAL ISSUES...

    .............
    SO, I'M "NOT AT ALL SURPRISED" at TESLA's position ON THIS ISSUE...

    ...this should be an "interesting issue" if it makes it to court...

    ...the WHOLE "NINE YARDS" on what is "meant, intended, promised WITH AUTOMATED CAR SYSTEMS...

    ................
    even "power-steering" IS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS...

    a. me driving ...AND IT FAILS... well I should be "strong enough" to STILL STEER...

    b. little "old lady" VERY WEAK... could result in crash... BECAUSE SHE NOT STRONG ENOUGH to "steer WITHOUT THE POWER ASSIST, etc.

    ..............
    so THIS IS ALL "POTENTIALLY COMPLEX LEGAL STUFF"...

    AND "TESLA" DOING THE SENSIBLE THING... just like "when my lawyer say to me" ...ADMIT NOTHING... I'LL DO THE TALKING, etc.

  • Reply to

    I tell ya I'M INNOCENT!!

    by otto.thepsychopilot May 27, 2016 7:49 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 27, 2016 3:21 PM Flag

    I'm not a big fan of "overly-automated driving system"....BUT consider this...

    a. some degree of automation "is useful" and definitely called for... for example...some "senior" having a "heart attack" WELL "A BIT OF AUTO SOFTWARE"...
    ...could ONLY HELP and reduce "damage" in such an instance...

    b. issues where "you're going to change lanes" and YOU HAVE THE ADDITIONAL WARNING or prevention "because you don't see, because the "passing vehicle is in a BLIND-SPOT...

    c. some "auto braking" IS DEFINITELY USEFUL... one good reason... various driver's have different reaction times... if this is coupled "with some kind of warning" that the vehicle BEHIND YOU is likely to impact you... THIS EXTRA WARNING might give you the opportunity to "employ" some defensive driving...

    d. PERSONAL EXAMPLE: someone once "ran a light" on a busy highway...both lanes of the traffic "in front of me" abruptly "stopped"... THERE WERE SOME IMPACTS AMONG those cars in front of me...;
    ...I have super-fast reaction times...and was driving a "sports-car" SO I HAD NO PROBLEM "powerfully braking QUICKLY" so as not to "rear-end" the car in front of me"...
    ...however, as I came to a stop...I SAW THAT THE DRIVER COMING UP BEHIND ME... WAS "NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO STOP"...HE WAS ALREADY IN A "PANIC SKID SLIDE"...

    ...SO I MERELY ...cut the wheel and "goosed the accelerator" and rapidly CUT UP ONTO THE ISLAND DIVIDING THE HIGHWAY... he slid to a stop INCHES from the "back of the car" I had BEEN BEHIND...

    now, I'm kind of an exceptional driver... 'but a rear-automated warning system" for this kind of situation WOULD BE VERY USEFUL... FOR MORE "TYPICAL DRIVERS"...in more typical type cars...

    so AUTOMATION is "definitely" THE "WAY TO GO" ...but only for certain THINGS...

    I THINK IT'S PRETTY "COMPARABLE TO "AUTOMATIC PILOT" IN A COMMERCIAL JET...

    very useful BUT ONLY TO A POINT, etc.

  • flashrob flashrob May 27, 2016 11:38 AM Flag

    a big "GOOD LUCK! to you...

    with TESLA I always favor "Call holders winnin'!

    and "Put writers, too..."

  • looks to me "like floor under "big numbers of calls" ...meaning they already lost most of their value...so I don't see "big money" lettin' TESLA drop much lower...

    if they run it up though... to like 225... even better 230 ...they make killin' on PUTS they probably wrote... "this is also in thousands strike price range, etc.

    ..........
    so it's hard to say....THEY COULD BE "BOTTOM FISHIN'" FOR SHORTS...AND THEN ...WHAM "UP SHE GOES"... creamin' the PUT HOLDERS...

    PLUS THEY MAKE A "KILLIN' ON CHEAP CALLS...

    ............
    SO I GIVE "ADVANTAGE TO BIG MONEY" RUNNIN' THIS UP TO LIKE 230... if they WANT TO REALLY WIN BIG...

    .............
    I'M NOT IN... but is the kind of thing I look at "once in a while"...

    whatever... I got other stuff to do...

  • Reply to

    It's the END of the line for TSLA

    by raymontomas May 27, 2016 10:47 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 27, 2016 10:55 AM Flag

    big presumption there... TRUMP already elected???

    Hillary got other ideas ...like "4 more years of Obama...AND THAT'S MORE PENALIZING OF "POLLUTIN' GUZZLER...

    and remember ROMNEY lost BY NUMBERS OF LIBERALS ...outvotin' strong conservative MINORITY...with "full backing of the wealthy republican PACS" ...

    and "he was NOT-POLARIZING THE electorate as TRUMP is doing...

    .............
    I prefer Trump to any other PUB... but at the 'end of the day" I PREFER "SANDERS" ...who like Trump...WOULD NOT BE IN THE "POCKET OF THE PARTY OR THEIR WEALTHY CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTING BACKERS...

    but SANDERS has plenty of "political Washington experience" ...after-all HE HAS YEARS AS A "SENATOR"...plus "he's DIPLOMATIC compared to "the Donald".

    actually the POWER-PEOPLE more prefer HILLARY... both DEM AND PUB ...compared to Trump or Sanders...

  • Reply to

    ELIO..a $7000 car with 60-80 MPG ! !

    by stirfry123 May 26, 2016 6:09 PM
    flashrob flashrob May 26, 2016 8:40 PM Flag

    except you can't take "the wife and kids...and luggage" to DisneyWorld in it...

    also consider "a two-door...two-seater... Porsche Turbo" (at twice the price) in that performance range... and they don't have "lots of unsold inventory of those...

    the Elio is "really more like competition" for those "fancy 2 front wheel motorcycles...only electric... and with "cover from the weather... wind, rain, bugs, dirt...etc.

    Elio is "practically" ...NOT even competition for the "CHEVY BOLT and NISSAN LEAF!"

  • Reply to

    ELIO..a $7000 car with 60-80 MPG ! !

    by stirfry123 May 26, 2016 6:09 PM
    flashrob flashrob May 26, 2016 6:33 PM Flag

    yeah... the ELIO is maybe cool...

    but IT'S LIKE A "3 WHEEL TRIKE" (MOTORCYCLE WITH 2 FRONT WHEELS AND ONE BACK WHEEL)

    so IT WON'T REALLY BE in the "pure ev" runnin' NOT EVEN "AGAINST THE GM BOLT OR NISSAN LEAF...

    but for the price ...I'll be thinkin' about it... BUT AS A "KIND OF MOTORCYCLE FOR with some shelter from rain/dust, etc.

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    Chevy Bolt ===== I told you so

    by kbodie77777 Mar 22, 2016 10:25 PM
    flashrob flashrob May 26, 2016 1:50 PM Flag

    BOLT not complete waste...

    like " some PEOPLE STILL WEAR "white socks" ...with their TUX...when they be takin' ugly-girl to PROM???

    so, there be SOME PEOPLE ...THAT JUST BE "BOLT TYPE PEOPLES..."

    so GM make car for them... (this kind of guy... usually wear glasses, got acne/pimples, on "book-club" in high school, play with self a lot, cetera... AND "WEAR WHITE SOCKS" almost always...

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    Hey Ballcoach

    by rodentologist May 26, 2016 10:45 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 26, 2016 1:39 PM Flag

    oh... last point...

    A. not-withstandin' SOME "VPN" internet connection stuff.... WHICH I DON'T USE because I not be workin'... like "one guy livin' here Ph.d chemist" use VPN because of "security" like he work for "big-pharma" ...and got use VPN over internet from home...if he tap into office network, etc.... I don't have those issues...so I don't bother with that...

    B. also OTHER GENRAL TIP "when you use WIFI" on a cellphone...DISABLE "your carrier's DATA"...
    ...like "runnin' BOTH simultaneouly...OFTEN SCREW UP "one or the other or both"...

    so IN HOUSE AREA...I USE WIFI...got AT&T ....DATA....shut off... ....phone still work...just not usin' the carrier for "video etc"...
    if out in country WHERE NO "WIFI" ...I "disable" WIFI... and ACTIVATE AT&T carrier data...then get 20mbs...ANYWHERE THERE BE NO WIFI...that real good ...
    ...but that be 4g signal...CARRIER DROP YOU TO 3g signal ...you use that too much...(just by the month they do that)...
    I don't be "watchin' NETFLIX MOVIE on "carrier data" EVER...so I use "carrier data" sparingly... like only usually a "few minutes a day" when out and about...
    ...also some people PAY LOT for "carrier data" SO YOU BE WASTIN' MAYBE BIG MONEY, etc. if you "use carrier data" too much...

    anyway... got to do some other stuff...

    so hope that help...

  • Reply to

    Hey Ballcoach

    by rodentologist May 26, 2016 10:45 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 26, 2016 1:20 PM Flag

    THEN PULL UP IN DROPBOX ...on downstairs "windows laptop" ...WHICH GOT PRINTER CONNECTED TO THAT COMP...

    a. and PRINT "HIGH-SPEED" IN WINDOWS... (windows got better print drivers and a lot of other stuff that be better than LINUX...

    b. LINUX print with cups... BUT DOG-SLOW... like do good job but slow... most comp-stuff mfrs... won't write "dedicated drivers" for linux... only MS and APPLE...

    c. THAT "REAL TECHNICAL" to do some of that stuff yourself... too much work...DON'T HAVE ALL DAY... to screw around with computers, etc. ...even though can do or figure out how to do "some of the super-geeky stuff..." ...don't have that much time for such...

    so just mostly #$%$ around a bit... with "low-level and mid-range geeky stuff, etc."

    regards,

    hope help some a bit...

    flashrob

  • Reply to

    Hey Ballcoach

    by rodentologist May 26, 2016 10:45 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 26, 2016 1:15 PM Flag

    another advantage to using LINUX...

    a. windows (as far as I have found) has "no equalizer software" TO CONTROL THE "SOUND CARD"... plus sometimes MAX VOLUME isn''t "loud enough" IN WINDOWSi ...
    b. LINUX MINT QIANA (xfce desktop overlay) that I use... "all free this linux stuff..."
    anyway, I run "PulseAudio" volume control and PulseAudio 15 band equalizer...THESE ARE TWO SEPARATE LINUX FREE PROGRAMS... and I can get 3X THE VOLUME LOUDNESS better than MS WINDOWS... plus I can use a "fancy software EQUALIZER in LINUX...
    c. so if I get "crappy sound in Windows" I just "copy the url... START UP A "LINUX MINT" VIRTUAL MACHINE in "Oracles wonderful FREE Virtualbox" ...biz pay big-time for this kind of stuff...) ...free for homeuser...anyway I just paste "url like youtube music" from brower running in Windows ...to browser running in Linux... then I can "play with sound, etc."
    ...most probably wouldn't do this... unless you got real powerful comp...

    like I runnin' I7 intel 64bit quad... 32gb ram... 2 ssd type drives... super high-end "nvidia graphics card...few more bells whistles...so if you "got system like this" you can do all kind of stuff...with this win/linux...can run mac on there too... but don't bother with...someone in house "use all mac" ...but I never much bothered with mac... good for "real comp novices" MAC stuff is easiest for "people who know next to nothin' about computers... MS WINDOWS...helps to know some stuff... LINUX you got to "learn quite a bit" ...but it work great ...if you do that...etc.

    anyway...based on my equipment and experience...that "how I handle comcast"...

    ............
    also LINUX dog-slow on printing.... SO I USE "GREAT" DROPBOX...(and google drive) both of these be "cloud stuff" most heard about...
    ...anyway WHATEVER I need to print... like if I'm in LINUX ...I save in universal format "like .pdf... or changeable word-proccessing ...which is: .rtf" and I dump in DROPBOX on whatever comp or system...I be using...

  • Reply to

    Hey Ballcoach

    by rodentologist May 26, 2016 10:45 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 26, 2016 12:56 PM Flag

    ...many wireless receiver mfrs (don't write wireless drivers for LINUX...so you have to be careful if you use "linux" ...

    my MAIN laptop that I use "is real high-end" so I run LINUX in an Oracle Virtualbox...
    a. you can only do this "effectively" with a "real high-end comp" because your limited by the "speed and functionality of the WINDOWS OS...meaning: linux is running in a "virtual machine" WITHIN MS WINDOWS... this works real well because "your not in an either/or situation" YOU CAN RUN MULTIPLE OPERATING SYSTEMS...but you do need a "really powerful laptop/desktop to do this...
    ...the advantage of this... you are "using linux" under the umbrella of MS WINDOWS...which means I'm still getting 180mps...IN MY LINUX VM...because "it's really A MS-WINDOWS OS (HAVE WIN7PRO on this comp...screw version 10...) ...autoupdate is shut off...

    anyway...before you change ISP...consider you getting crappy Internet ...maybe because...

    a. cheapy modem... but comcast lease one is more than good enough
    b. mistake with "cheapy router"... and remember only use 2.4ghz... PLUS THERE ARE "CHANNEL SETTINGS you might have to alter...when you INITIALLY SET UP ROUTER...that can play a big part... if you got "screwed up channel setup"...(can't go into that here...too technical... read instruction jmanual carefully about that kind of stuff... you can "download" free "model info" in adobe ".pdf" format ...that you can get online...google it, etc.
    c. external "wireless receiver" (some have antenna) greatly improve reception over "built-in" one that is in computer...VERY IMPORTANT...don't run multiple "wireless receivers" simultaneously...I disable the "low-performance one" in the comp...when I'm using the "external usb wireless receiver"...

    d. just so you know why I crap around with LINUX...I have "whole systems" on a "keychain usb" so I can take "most of my whole comp setup/files/programs" on that "little keychain usb" ...YOU CAN'T DO THIS WITH MS WINDOWS...too big and too bloated...

  • Reply to

    Hey Ballcoach

    by rodentologist May 26, 2016 10:45 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 26, 2016 12:40 PM Flag

    here's a few tips: I have Comcast in NW New Jersey... you're problems may not be them...could be... but there are "also these other factors below" ...which greatly affect your Internet Speed, etc.

    a. I'm gettin' 180mbs on wireless on computers... 100mbs on rj45 cabled directly into modem downstairs... (I have office with separate comp and hd monitor/tv downstairs and that where modem/router is (put high on shelf..._) ...also get 50mbs on wireless on cellphone...(so I get strong wireless out on deck or upstairs in bedroom, etc.)
    VERY IMPORTANT POINT: don't use 5ghz on dual-band router...THAT IS CLEANER SIGNAL (less interference from "electrical mag/field appliances"...BUT your better off using 2.4ghz...BECAUSE 2.4ghz "has much great range"...like "hundreds of feet" away from router... the 5ghz...has very limited range (even though clearer signal)...so I don't use that because it only works if I'm in the same room as the actual router...

    b. one you should have a "high-end router" ...mine was about $200. for a dual-band... 2.4ghz and 5ghz (very important about this I'll mention later...) ...also "a high-end cable modem (and only certain ones "work with Comcast" ...you can of course go with the "one" that most people lease from Comcast with their service... I have a "higher end modem" that I bought, instead of the lease-one from Comcast ...but can't remember how and why I did that...couple years ago, etc.

    c. here's a biggie: most laptops have a "built in wireless receiver" ...if I use that... my wireless signal is only good for "at most 40mbs" ...whereas "if I use one of the EXTERNAL WIRELESS usb antenna type "wireless receivers" ...I get 180mbs...on same computer in same situation, etc. SO EXTERNAL "WIRELESS RECEIVER" will probably greatly improve "wireless reception"...
    ...one thing to be careful of: if your using MSFT windows...you won't have a problem...BUT I HAVE "SEPARATE WIRELESS RECEIVERS" for comps that run on "pure linux"...that's because...

  • Reply to

    Is $35K really accurate?

    by kevin_kevin_ghali May 25, 2016 2:07 PM
    flashrob flashrob May 26, 2016 8:56 AM Flag

    they are "ignorin' you"...

    because "they only do battery swaps" on TESLAS...

    ...you need to go to the "gas-station" across the street, etc.

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