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  • Will Tesla's Performance Live Up To Its CEO's Hype? [View article]
    I stopped reading after "We think that was mighty white of him for chipping in $1M and we hope it didn't force him to skip meals."
    Nov 20, 2012. 04:23 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Do With Tesla's Stock [View article]
    Yep, that never ceases to amaze me how the same error has been quoted and requoted several times on SA with no apparent corrections! Bring back Julian!
    Jul 17, 2013. 07:01 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla-Learning From History [View article]
    Did Ballard ever have a run on a successful prototype aka Roadster before putting there generation two vehicles into production?
    May 20, 2013. 09:38 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Tesla's Growth Story May Not Go Per The Script [View article]
    @ Dan right on, ... Actually the i8 isn't even EV "electric vehicle" it's a HEV or BHEV "battery EV".

    And, the i8 only has a 24 liter tank, that's less than 7 US gallons, so it translates to a MPGe of less than 50, assuming the quoted 310 miles is accurate.

    Wow! The Toyota Prius gets 50MPGe in pure hybrid mode. About, 72 MPGe for the plug-in which has a larger battery. Of course it does, have a usable 10 gallon tank.

    My point is that for a hybrid 310 miles is not saying much, but for a Pure-EV 250 miles of the Model S is saying a lot!
    Dec 10, 2013. 05:51 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple Sustain Advancements In Future iPhone Generations? [View article]
    I believe that "new" is not the author's point, rather "superior", superior experience and user experience. Here's a recap of what Alex lists as "room to improve":

    5K displays
    materials that comprise and protect
    sapphire display
    memory technologies
    Nov 8, 2014. 11:08 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    I, I'm not seeing this "outrage" largest lines in history at the stores you know!

    I think what you're seeing is two different cultures, those that like to verbalize and voice concern, and those who like to buy what gives them the best user experience, the latter are clearly the silent majority.
    Sep 21, 2012. 02:09 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullish Algorithmic Forecast For Tesla, But Is Now The Time To Buy? [View article]
    It's the monster we allowed to grow under the bed - auto dealerships.
    Mar 17, 2014. 11:30 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Is It Time To Take Partial Profits? [View article]
    A sub-$10K EV?! I think that's called a golf cart!
    Sep 6, 2013. 01:03 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ITC Rules Apple Infringed On Samsung Patent, Shares Fall Post Session [View article]
    @ Renee, ... Wow ... it is a cease and desist order not a damage award. Cease what? Shipping iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. Facts:

    1) iPhone 3GS discontinued 9/2012
    2) iPad 3G discontinued 3/2011
    3) iPad 2 3G discontinued 3/2012

    Albeit, the 3rd and 4th generation were 3G capable, LTE shipping, they were not part of the ITC ruling.

    Hence, this ruling will have ZERO effect on Apple's price and volume, I assume you mean sales volume, other than the continual sell AAPL on bad news even if it is nonsense broken record.

    Also, you are in error, stating, "Apple is currently facing the question of whether or not it cheated on its taxes ..." That's not true Renee!

    Care to correct that? Even Senator Paul Rand said the hearing was a sham. Further, TODAY the New York Times, which lately looks for any reason to bash Apple had this to say, "These overseas profits create deferred tax liabilities that will not be taxed until the cash is repatriated." How exactly is that cheating? There is no suggestion whatsoever that Apple "cheated." What is your basis for such blatant sensationalistic falsehood?

    Care to correct the above errors???
    Jun 5, 2013. 03:21 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla completes its own Cannonball Run [View news story]
    @ Stone, what are you __tching about, you can't conceive that he actually owns one of his own cars? He's like the number one share owner, he can drive whatever he wants on vacation.
    Jan 26, 2014. 10:21 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Think Twice Before Test-Driving A Tesla [View article]
    @ Saibus, I'm actually one of your followers, but you do seem to missing the point here and your reply to Smoot seems to just dig a deeper hole:

    "Point A to Point B": true, but clearly here the breakdown was driver error, not to mention A to B has to be within the range, that's the nature of an EV. Tesla clearly has warnings about cold weather range, I know that and I don't even own one.

    "refuel whenever": Again, it's an EV to make this argument is biased, there are places west of the Mississippi I would not go in certain vehicles, e.g., SUV's unless I had a full tank to start with. I was actually stranded a couple of times in my Jeep Cherokee days. Clearly this driver did not "top off" when he had the chance like the owners manual describes/warns.

    "$50K .. very fast, very far": That's obviously a case of driver ignorance, with an EV and an HEV, what constitutes common sense for an ICE does not necessarily transfer. In an HEV one needs to get to speed as soon as possible for best MPGe experience, that is, driving slowly does not necessarily increase overall trip MPGe. Like Samuel said this NYT driver was ignorant of how to drive for best performance, his range would have been limited even in warm weather conditions.

    BTW, even the towing was inane. They should have sent a tow truck with a dolly, no dragging needed, maybe a little lift to get the dollies on the wheels, that's how Prii are towed, same locking happens upon a dead battery.
    Feb 11, 2013. 04:05 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's CEO Discusses F1Q 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Just a couple of quick thoughts from reading this that has not shown up on the articles yet.
    1. the guidance going forward has changed methodology. In the past Apple gave one conservative point of estimate, in the future starting now Apple will give a range. I think this is clearly pointed at the analysts, so the misses due to wild guesses should abate somewhat starting with Q2.
    2. Tim Cook said basically that he did not want to be specific about their "high interest" in TV, sweet!
    3. The loss of a week comparing y/y numbers was mentioned several times. Apple makes like $4B/week, clearly some of the "misses" can be atttributed to this missing week.
    4. One thing I'm sure has not been reported Apple bought back $4.5B in stock in Q1, wow! How was that not reported today. Apple plans to return $45B to shareholders over 3 years. I must have been asleep in 2012, I thought the return was to be only $10B. This is huge! Clearly this speaks to the sitting on the cashpile and doing nothing going forward bears?!
    5. It was refreshing to hear Tim say that he is aware of the "rumors" that drove the stock down, especially the one from ... cough ... Nikkei, although he did not refer to it by name. His remark was basically product channel inventory process is complex, chill out people.

    I'm pretty excited as an AAPL long, most of my concerns as an investor were laid to rest, especially what some were calling managements ineptitude w/r to shareholder value. Clearly Tim and team are aware and are addressing at least with my #1 and #5 most investors largest concerns.

    It will be very interesting to see how the estimate range plays out w/r to analysts projections going forward.
    Jan 23, 2013. 10:02 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another 'Typical' Tesla PR Stunt [View article]
    I think what Dan is saying is that The Model S has an added value in making a long trip - no need for an oil change. That is that teslas going cross country don't have to stop for an oil change, or have one pre-trip, yet another savings driving an EV.
    Jan 31, 2014. 11:43 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Tesla Design New Vehicles In Time To Prevent More Devastating Battery Fires? [View article]
    Is that misuse grounds to have an atricle pulled by Tesla, and consider this, "We predict that Tesla may have to spend a lot of their cash on hiring new designers and lawyers if this issue pops up again in the form of more battery explosions "

    @patently false news, What explosion are you referring to? Are you speculating that explosions will occur in the future?
    Oct 6, 2013. 08:42 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wins And Losses In Apple's IOS 6 [View article]
    the key word here is "preloaded apps"
    a user can "add" Google Maps and YouTube to the home screen and BAM, like it never disappeared!

    non-issue for what 4 clicks!?
    Sep 21, 2012. 08:20 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment