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  • Tesla Motors, Hype Or Revolution? [View article]
    >consumer reports back in 1988

    Maybe you can fill us in on some other 1980s technologies you're reading about in 30 year old magazines. What were they saying about cell phones?

    I just bought a new car. The dealer recommended 10,000 km or 6 months for the first oil change. You can rest assured that they are hedging on the safe side of vehicle maintenance, since the power train is under warranty for four years.
    Oct 21 10:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors, Hype Or Revolution? [View article]
    >Motor Trend's Car of the Year

    What is the significance of this award?

    Because the Volt has also won it. As has the Prius. The Cadillac CTS has won it twice in the past 6 years. That's better, no?
    Oct 21 10:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors, Hype Or Revolution? [View article]
    >So much in a hurry for that long trip I cannot afford to stop for 30 minutes

    What happens if the line to charge your car is two or three cars deep? Is that so hard to imagine, if Tesla becomes even modestly popular? Think about the lines at a gas station if it took half an hour to fill up.
    Oct 21 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: IBM To Unload Semiconductor Unit - Report [View article]
    I'm not going to try to pick style trends, but I'm with you. As it is, my watch is worn purely as a fashion accessory. I never even think to look at it for the time; that's what my cell phone is for.
    Oct 20 09:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Portfolio Keeping You Up At Night? Take One Of These [View article]
    >Sounds more like like a personal disagreement between warring religious factions.

    Well, lots of things sound like nonsense when you have absolutely no understanding of them.

    Keep with the war analogies, you're doing your fellow soldiers proud!
    Oct 17 04:47 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Dangerous Market Since 2008 [View article]
    >I've seen you make this statement repeatedly on SA for a long time.

    It's DGI magic: buying at bargain prices, never selling, revinvesting all dividends, making money no matter the direction of the market, but always with a "powder keg" of cash kicking around to perpetuate the cycle and load up on beaten up dividend stocks. Don't ask questions!
    Oct 17 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Can Earnings Season Reverse The Stock Market Decline? [View article]
    >That's a little over $20/month

    Our consumption of oil goes way beyond our personal fuel usage. Theoretically, there should be savings all the way up the chain.
    Oct 15 02:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's New $120,000 Flagship Matches The $61,000 Dodge [View article]
    >Don't give me that self-pity.

    Self-pity? I'm proudly Canadian. Though, unfortunately, it means that I inevitably face subzero winters. Of course, we don't schedule our trips around the weather here, that would be futile. Small price to pay to live in a great country.
    Oct 10 10:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's New $120,000 Flagship Matches The $61,000 Dodge [View article]
    >One choice is the top of the line, highest quality performer that garnered the highest rating in consumer reports

    Terrible analogy. The iPhone 6 doesn't have nearly the edge on its competitors as Tesla does, currently, in EVs. The cell phone market is filled to the brim with quality choices.

    The only similarity is the cult mentality surrounding Tesla and Apple as brands.
    Oct 10 10:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's New $120,000 Flagship Matches The $61,000 Dodge [View article]
    > No regard for the company or the future, just looking to make a quick buck

    If nobody sells, then nobody can buy.
    Oct 10 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's New $120,000 Flagship Matches The $61,000 Dodge [View article]
    >you provided my P85+ with your money

    So you sold your stock?
    Oct 10 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's New $120,000 Flagship Matches The $61,000 Dodge [View article]
    >Most people prefer not to take long road trips in subzero weather.

    Most people live in places where they don't have a choice.
    Oct 10 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Microsoft Becoming Inefficient And Unprofitable? [View article]
    >"When that happens the good ship Microsoft will sink like a stone."

    When that happens, maybe, but we aren't remotely close to that yet, as anyone who has tried to do real work on a Chromebook or iPad will tell you.

    Really, who knows who will survive and thrive in the future. But it's not like Microsoft isn't aware of this technological shift, so their odds are as good as any.
    Oct 9 01:52 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Glu Mobile: Coming Unglued ... [View article]
    >"Do you have any clue that the game is based on an engine which can support any celeb"

    I think you're seriously overstating this technology. It's called "re-skinning", and is extremely simple.

    I have a hard time putting my money on a fad B-list celebrity in a fad industry
    Oct 7 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Hinges On McCafe Launch In Canada [View article]
    >Another bad move by MCDs.

    I don't know about "bad"; I'd say only marginally significant.

    The single serve coffee cup market is competitive, and it's not like any of it is spectacular quality. It's simply convenient. I guess this move could help with the McD's coffee branding. The real money would be made stealing some of Tim Horton's customers at the drive-through.
    Oct 7 12:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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