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  • Swayed By The Arguments In Tesla? [View article]
    @Dave_M: a car that never needs roadside assistance would be...magical.

    I think Tesla has approached the marketing question astutely and I admire them for that... However since the tradeoff for my demographic is not "Tesla or Mercedes", I'd have to say I'm in the "not swayed" group.

    It's probably going to take an initiative that gets the car into places where average guys can interact with it, to win over the rest of us.

    @Berylrb, the software update at supercharging station idea is brilliant.
    May 1, 2013. 04:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swayed By The Arguments In Tesla? [View article]
    Now see, that alone would be a deal breaker for me, but that's not to say other owners won't be perfectly happy with the car.
    Apr 30, 2013. 07:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swayed By The Arguments In Tesla? [View article]
    (that was @berylrb) - this is for the Tesla owners: how is roadside assistance for your cars? If you need a "jump" can another motorist's vehicle handle the task, or a AAA truck; or do you need special equipment?
    Apr 30, 2013. 07:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swayed By The Arguments In Tesla? [View article]
    I'd like to see Tesla succeed, but I'm still holding to my first impression that at present it's not the car for a one-car family or for someone whose job involves frequent lengthy road trips in parts of the country with limited access to qualified service personnel, parts, etc.

    I'm glad your hybrid is working for you.
    Apr 30, 2013. 06:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore." Those comments from Thorsten Heins have set the tech press abuzz. Many note Heins' remarks, which follow past comments about BlackBerry (BBRY +4.3%) taking a cautious approach to tablets, seem strange given the market's staggering growth. But an explanation appears to lie in March remarks from Heins about BlackBerry pursuing "a mobile-computing experience" that allows users "to carry one computing device." Instead of competing in a hotly contested tablet market, BlackBerry seems to be pushing a vision of (BB10) smartphones paired with PC/tablet docking peripherals. Time will tell if they'll be more successful here than Motorola[View news story]
    LYogi, that's a consideration, but remember there are cellular-enabled tablets, like the iPad minis.
    Apr 30, 2013. 06:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore." Those comments from Thorsten Heins have set the tech press abuzz. Many note Heins' remarks, which follow past comments about BlackBerry (BBRY +4.3%) taking a cautious approach to tablets, seem strange given the market's staggering growth. But an explanation appears to lie in March remarks from Heins about BlackBerry pursuing "a mobile-computing experience" that allows users "to carry one computing device." Instead of competing in a hotly contested tablet market, BlackBerry seems to be pushing a vision of (BB10) smartphones paired with PC/tablet docking peripherals. Time will tell if they'll be more successful here than Motorola[View news story]
    Schools will eventually go paperless; this transition is already underway in some locations where every student is provided, or expected to buy, a computer. I don't see smartphones as becoming the platform of choice in that segment of the market, so I agree with both of you.
    Apr 30, 2013. 06:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forces That REALLY Move The Markets  [View instapost]
    This chart is very clever.

    Got any more?
    Apr 30, 2013. 04:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Moody's And Preferred Stock Investors View Same Market But See Very Different Risks [View article]
    For me this is a great example of why getting more data often doesn't lead to more insight...unless, or until, you know what you are looking at.

    The old saying about the forest and the trees? Still true.
    Apr 29, 2013. 05:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swayed By The Arguments In Tesla? [View article]
    Thanks for sharing. I understand they are working on a longer range battery? That will help. Has it been in the shop yet, how difficult is it to find a qualified mechanic?
    Apr 29, 2013. 09:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Swayed By The Arguments In Tesla? [View article]
    hi wipster, no - I don't own a Tesla, and I've read really positive comments from people who do.

    nonetheless based on my experience traversing the country several times, I'd have to say I'd be nervous taking this car, say, across the Mohave or the Rockies. Guess I'm not much of a pioneer!
    Apr 29, 2013. 01:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Questcor Pharmaceuticals: How Can Such A Profitable Company Be So Risky? [View article]
    Let me see ...who wrote the article we are commenting on.....?

    I see that it is in fact... not Michael Fuller.

    Michael. Kindly get back into your cage and tend to your own posts instead of acting as a self-designated blog cop.
    Apr 26, 2013. 07:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Invested $10,000 5 Years Ago ... [View article]
    True, but I like that he calculated the results of staying invested through the drawdown.

    WSW: what I would have liked to see is the change in total number of shares from reinvestment.
    Apr 25, 2013. 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SolarCity Shines Bright Like A Diamond [View article]
    I'm not sure I agree with you that "the" goal of alternative energy systems is lower production costs compared to fossil fuels; though it might be considered one goal.

    Renewability, reduced emissions pollution, lesser effects on the environment compared to coal mining and shale fracking, and localization of production to reduce transport/transmission would rank higher on my list.

    Not all costs in a system are production costs.

    I'm glad that you're covering this sector. Looking forward to reading more.
    Apr 25, 2013. 04:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Questcor Pharmaceuticals: How Can Such A Profitable Company Be So Risky? [View article]
    Jim, in an open web environment it is imprudent to cite persons who can be considered part of a vulnerable population.

    Further, anything anyone tells you that you did not personally experience or witness is unverifiable by definition.

    You are just going to have to take my word for it. Sorry.
    Apr 25, 2013. 03:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Questcor Pharmaceuticals: How Can Such A Profitable Company Be So Risky? [View article]
    Michael - take a journalism class.
    Apr 25, 2013. 03:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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