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flashrob 370 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 30, 2016 6:35 AM Member since: Apr 2, 1999
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    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.

  • Reply to

    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...

  • Reply to

    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.

  • Reply to

    Is $35K really accurate?

    by kevin_kevin_ghali May 25, 2016 2:07 PM
    flashrob flashrob May 26, 2016 8:47 AM Flag

    rumor: bolt have "option available" FOR "PEDALS" so as to go up hills...

    seriously: why would you "buy" a BOLT...for 30k whatever...THAT IS "DOG-SLOW" COMPARE TO THE "STANDARD 35K TESLA MODEL 3...

    use common sense:

    a. you walk into the "chevy dealer" and he tells you...

    b. you can have this "chevy MALIBU" or this "chevy CORVETTE"

    c. you: "I don't think I can afford the Vette!

    dealer: "but the VETTE is about the same price!"

    d. you: WELL WHO WOULD BE STUPID ENOUGH TO "BUY THE MALIBU?"

    e. dealer: well, there are a LOT OF TESLA SHORTS... so "the malibu" IS FOR THEM...(no accountin' for STUPID!)

  • think about "WHEN YOU HAVE TO COVER... like you decide "things ain't lookin' to good for your "short position"...CONSIDER THIS"

    a. their are "individual shorts" and they may/may not DECIDE to COVER...

    b. their are the "big funds" who do this ...but they are a bit "slower and more conservative"

    c. BUT NOW.... you got TOO BIG "FAST ACTION ...NETWORK LARGE SHORTERS"...

    MEANING: CITRON AND CHANOS...

    .......
    NOW IF THOSE GUYS "DECIDE TO START COVERIN'" ...IN HUGE NUMBERS OF SHARES AND VERY RAPIDLY... what do you think is GOING TO HAPPEN...

    TESLA STOCK could have a "very sudden HUGE GAIN"... you know in the past...LIKE WHEN IT "SUDDENLY WENT UP ...LIKE 20 POINTS "IN ONE DAY!"

    ..........
    WELL IF "CITRON AND CHANOS" START COVERIN' "BIG TIME AND FAST"...

    LOTS OF "LESSER SHORT-PLAYERS"...ARE GONNA "GET CREAMED!"

    ..........
    so think about that ...IS "YOU" GONNA BE THE "BAGHOLDER" ...in such a SUDDEN AND PROBABLY UNEXPECTED MOVE...

    the BROKERS "with smaller trades" ...WELL I GUESS "they won't have much clout" ...

    if a couple of "big networks" is "buying up THOUSANDS/TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SHARES...RELENTLESSLY...

    ..........
    SO JUST MY THINKIN' ON THIS... maybe I'm wrong... BUT "THEN...I'M NOT SHORT" so don't really have to worry about somethin' like this "suddenly happening!"

  • Reply to

    Measure of Success

    by lasalleenola May 25, 2016 11:37 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 25, 2016 12:48 PM Flag

    correction: THIS: these are "pricier limited mkt niches" WHERE "THEIR ARE LOTS OF "UNSOLD INVENTORY"...

    SHOULD READ:

    these are "pricier limited mkt niches" WHERE "THEIR ARE............NOT/NOT/NOT...... LOTS OF "UNSOLD INVENTORY"...

  • Reply to

    Measure of Success

    by lasalleenola May 25, 2016 11:37 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 25, 2016 12:45 PM Flag

    HERE'S SOME "REALITY FOR YOU ABOUT TESLA PRODUCTION NUMBER"

    a. TESLA "is not in the LOSING mass-mkt niche"... TESLA S ...competes with "PORSCHE 911 level cars... AND THE NEW MODEL 3 will be "going after mid-range performance GUZZLERS...like performance mustangs and camaros... AND ALSO "BMW"...

    these are "pricier limited mkt niches" WHERE "THEIR ARE LOTS OF "UNSOLD INVENTORY"...

    now as you read the following STATISTICS ON "PORSCHE PRODUCTION AND SALES" ...understand THESE ARE "THE SIX LEADING 911 configurations and the PRODUCTION NUMBERS INDICATED.... are for "THE TOTAL PRODUCTION OF 911s "FOR 52 YEARS!"

    GOT THAT SHORT??? this is the "production numbers for THE LEADING SIX 911 PORSCHE CONFIGURATIONS... AND "NOT FOR ONE YEAR"...BUT FOR "52 YEARS"

    ...........
    and I don't think PORSCHE HAD ANY PROBLEM "STAYIN' IN BIZ ...FOR 52 YEARS... MAKING "THIS RELATIVELY LIMITED NUMBER OF CARS"...

    and TESLA ...IS NEAR TO PUTTING OUT "THAT KIND OF COMPARABLE PRODUCTION...in just "a few years"...

    TESLA is marketed to a more UPSCALE MKT NICHE WHERE LOTS OF PEOPLE STILL HAVE "MONEY AND GOOD JOBS" ...

    you shorts keep "harpin' about MASS SALES... that's FOR "CHEVY BOLT" AND NISSAN LEAF"...

    TESLA IS "NOT PURSUING "THAT LOSING HIGHLY-COMPETITIVE MASS MKT...

    ......................
    SO ...GOOGLE SEARCH this:

    TOTAL 911 NEWS THE SIX MOST PORSCHES ALL TIME

    ////////
    and have a "wake up look" AT WHO "TESLA IS COMPETING WITH" WITH THE MODEL S...and PORSCHE... "HAD NO PROBLEM ...DOING "A MORE LIMITED PRODUCTION AND SALES...

    PORSCHE... is not AND...NEVER INTENDED TO COMPETE with "ford and chevy"

    got that short???

    ..........
    so your WHINING ABOUT "TESLA PRODUCTION NUMBERS" if FULL OF "UNREALISTIC COMPARISON CRAP!

    .........
    TESLA S ...is more like "a pure ev COMPETITOR FOR PORSCHE 911...

    AND "TESLA MODEL 3" will be a cheaper "but still somewhat pricey" model of Tesla...TO COMPETE with "BMW" guzzler...

    you must really think WALL ST PRO FUND MGRS are "stupid" to not know this!

  • flashrob flashrob May 25, 2016 12:17 PM Flag

    oh... here's the link on APPLE SUPERCHARGER stuff...

    GOOGLE SEARCH this:

    Exclusive: Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

    ..........
    this is FABULOUS NEWS FOR TESLA!!! (READ MY INDIVIDUAL POSTS ON THAT...IN THIS THREAD...

  • flashrob flashrob May 25, 2016 12:11 PM Flag

    and by the time MODEL 3 ...is being pumped out...

    "JUST IN-TIME DELIVERY "APPLE" will probably "have already UP AND RUNNING... a great many...; supercharger stations... ALL OVER THE PLACE...

    YEP... "LOOK OUT BELOW "SHORTS"...this is a real "nail in the coffin" OF GUZZLER!

  • up 'til now... TESLA has pretty much BEEN CARRYING THE LOAD "both in terms of tech and "financially"... pretty much OUT THEIR "BY THEIR LONESOME"...

    APPLE entering this PURE EV FRAY means this:

    a. Apple has the "huge financial resources" TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS... to VERY RAPIDLY ...build a "huge global network of SUPERCHARGER STATIONS..."

    b. TESLA was "tryin' TO DO IT ALL" and they were doin' VERY WELL...but they could USE A BIT OF BACKUP... like TESLA been "stretched a bit thin" ...trying to DO IT ALL... CARS AND SUPERCHARGER NETWORK, etc.

    c. NOW... with "super-rich APPLE" entering the fray... TESLA can EASE BACK OFF ON THE EXPENSES OF THE SUPERCHARGER NETWORK...and FOCUS more on the "model 3" AND continued "great Model S..."

    d. so, THE WAY THIS WILL GO... APPLE will probably build "THOUSANDS" maybe more...SUPERCHARGER STATIONS "ALL OVER ...especially in Europe, and the U.S.A.

    ...MEANING "THE KIND OF PEOPLE" WHO CAN AFFORD A TESLA... well "payin' Apple for a charge...is piddlin' little...BUT IT'S "AVAILABILITY" ...

    ...WHEN MY GUZZLER IS RUNNIN' "LOW ON GAS" ...I don't quibble over "that I got to pay" a few more pennies AT THE "PREMIUM GAS STATION" ...I JUST DON'T WANT TO HAVE THE "MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION" OF "RUNNIN' OUT OF GAS/JUICE!"

    so, goin' cross country...if APPLE builds "supercharger stations" all over the place LIKE SAY IT IS WITH "MCDONALDS"...well then...

    PURE EV electric CARS is going to "SUPER POPULAR AND IN DEMAND" and APPLE "DON'T MAKE THE CARS"...AND ISN'T LIKELY TOO... (too complex an operation...even major guzzler are failin' miserably in "coming up with a PURE EV...with performance and range...

    SO THIS "WEALTHY APPLE" gonna BUILD A "HUGE ...ALMOST EVERYWHERE...NETWORK OF "PLACES TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR "PURE EV" ON THE ROAD...

    well...this is FABULOUS GOOD NEWS FOR TESLA...

    a. takes a "big chunk" of FINANCIAL PRESSURE OFF TESLA... so they can devote those resources...TO PRODUCING THE CARS... especically the MODEL 3...

    ...

  • Reply to

    Tesla is DOOMED! says an insider

    by keef.wivaneff May 25, 2016 6:08 AM
    flashrob flashrob May 25, 2016 10:53 AM Flag

    bad "alzheimers day" today ...is you havin' one of "those FREQUENT days???"

    a. we already DISPELLED THE MYTH OF THIS... like in this post from 4May16...

    b. rate of "alzheimers" gettin even "more SHORT-term..."

    ................
    anyway HERE'S A REFRESHER POST FOR YOU "ABOUT HYDROGEN" ...short...

    ...............
    GOOGLE SEARCH this:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/mbview/searchview/?&bn=713b2160-0292-30d8-94ec-297464b33d69&q=hYdrogen%20house&in=b&sm=

  • flashrob flashrob May 25, 2016 9:45 AM Flag

    AND THE "WHOLE AUTONOMOUS DRIVING THING...

    A. WHAT A "CROCK THAT IS"

    B. i'VE USED MY "CRUISE CONTROL ABOUT TWICE "IN YEARS"

    BECAUSE YOU "GET COMPLACENT"

    .............
    THIS IS MOSTLY "JUST THE WHOLE INDUSTRY ...TRYING TO SELL THE "CONSUMER" SOME NEW BULLSH...T...

    BECAUSE THEY "CAN MAKE IT AND MAKE A "SOME DOLLARS" ON IT...

    ....................
    MORON DRIVERS "BUY INTO THIS ZOMBIE #$%$ ...BECOMING A ZOMBIE... MORE AND MORE...

    .............
    ONE "ELECTRIC PULSE FAILURE" AND WHAM... PILEUP ON THE FREEWAY...

    THIS "TOO AUTOMATED DRIVING" IS DOOMED ...IT'S LIKE THE "FLYING CAR THING" ...

    ......
    CAN YOU IMAGINE "THE BULK OF THESE MASS-MKT MORONS" havin' FLYIN' CARS...

    drones is bad enough... i CAN SOMEWHAT TRUST SOME OF THAT...

    ...................
    BUT "MORONS ...especially like you see shoppin' at Walmart... you want these IDIOTS behind the wheel of an automated car...

    they SHOULDN'T BE 'BEHIND ANY WHEEL"... let them take "UBER" ...that's for them!!!

  • flashrob flashrob May 25, 2016 9:39 AM Flag

    what are you takin' TOO MANY STUPID PILLS...

    ALWAYS IN THE FUTURE "MORON..."

    TESLA S ...is the "only pure POWERFULL PERFORMANCE PURE ELECTRIC VEHICLE ...ACTUALLY ON THE ROAD... AND FOR OVER "TWO YEARS STUPID!"

    get with REALITY...

    IT'S DUMB GUZZLER "THAT KEEPS FAILIN' TO ACTUALLY "GET THEIR BUTT TOGETHER...

    AND ACTUALLY "PUT OUT A PURE EV WITH PERFORMANCE AND RANGE...

    "ON THE ROAD" ...

    .............
    TESLA S ...is here and ALREADY IS...

    got that you "illusionary DUMB short!!!

    ..................
    don't SPEAK ABOUT DISSAPPOINTMENT WITH TESLA... it's GUZZLER "who keeps TALKIN' ABOUT "IN THE FUTURE"...

    NOT TESLA...

    TESLA S "IS BEING REGULARLY PURCHASED AND DRIVEN... YOU DUMMY1

GLD
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