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  • Tesla Motors: China Update [View article]
    I think it is highly unusual to allow the free use of patented information. Could it be that Elon Musk has some new technology in the pipeline that will make the gesture seem hollow and too late or the Chinese to unramp the Tesla debut?
    Oct 23, 2014. 07:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Make Of The Class-Action Lawsuit Against Disney [View article]
    I am still trying to figure out how not cold-calling or "poaching" someone else's employees is the same as depriving those employees of a fair wage. It wouldn't stop the employees from applying and being considered. If they conspired to fix wages that might be another story.
    Sep 13, 2014. 06:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla An Energy Company? [View article]
    Actually they don't. They will yield up to 25% of full sun even on cloudy days. You can even get a sun burn under a foggy sky.
    Aug 18, 2014. 10:09 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: 3 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares During The Last 30 Days [View article]
    The chart school on the same website is good, but the definitive and authoritative source for Point and Figure Charts is: <u>Point and Figure Charting</u> by Thomas J. Dorsey.
    Jun 30, 2014. 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Has More Loyal Followers Than Joe Carroll, Shorting It Is Not Easy [View article]
    I heard Unicorns are a big source of methane;-) So that could be a problem.
    Apr 29, 2014. 08:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Tesla's 'Not A Recall' Victory Will Crush Q1 Earnings [View article]
    Eh? Putting the batteries on the roof would raise the center-of-gravity that gives the vehicle such superb handling and likely increase the amount of structure needed to hold that kind of weight.
    Mar 31, 2014. 12:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Yes To GigaFactory [View article]
    I am not sure it is quite that simple. Consider that in some areas you buy electricity at the retail rate, but you sell it back at the wholesale rate. Putting it in the electric vehicle means less to sell at the wholesale rate, but a net savings between the retail and wholesale rate in overall energy used. The electric vehicle may also keep you from buying as much at the retail rate if you use some of its power at night and recharge during the day. (A premium for shift workers.)
    Mar 31, 2014. 12:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is A Rarely Roped In Tesla Ripe For The Buying? [View article]
    Battery technology will improve. Too many people now see it as THE big obstacle to progress. As for the future, if you are flexible and innovative, it might be neither Lithium nor NiMH! OR just buy the license and let someone else have that part of the pie. Tesla still makes money, AND sells a lot of cars.
    Mar 27, 2014. 01:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Downside Bias Defined [View article]
    In 1995 I went to an electronics store in San José to see the new color TVs. There were lots of "big-tubes" a few low resolution LED TVs and one plasma TV. This beauty was around 55" across. It was playing a travelogue which featured a film made by a camera mounted on a airplane over spectacular scenery. It had a half life of 20,000 hours and resolution that made It feel like you were looking out the window of the airplane. Unfortunately, it was $20,000. I could only afford a $500 TV and ended up buying a refurbished model from Sears.

    We all know now (20 years later) that even better TVs sell for a tenth of the price. The logic applied to Tesla is a bit flawed just as it would have been if applied to TVs back in 1995. It is easy to imagine that electric cars will dominate by 2034 just as much as you won't find a CRT in anyone's show room now. Why should Tesla be any different, seeing that they only have to come down by a factor of 3 to be a car of the upper 50%? They also have enough money to buy out anyone who has a better idea for any one piece of that car and they care passionately about being the best. That sounds like enough to me.
    Mar 18, 2014. 11:23 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dumb Investment Of The Week: Tesla Motors Stock [View article]
    OK, here you go:

    Each $1 bill weighs one gram. There are 454 grams to a pound. So one pound would have 454 notes. Take 1,000,000 dollar notes divided by 454 and come out with approximately 2203 pounds for one million dollars in one dollar bills. A little over a ton. But why stop with dollar bills?? ;-)
    Mar 4, 2014. 07:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney: Ability To Manage Dilution Will Drive Value [View article]
    Sound more like a question for your tax accountant who knows your tax situation;-).
    Feb 17, 2014. 09:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • KonaRed: Why This $75 Million Company Could Drop 70%+ [View article]
    Coffee beans grow in many places, including here in Puerto Rico. I don't think obtaining the beans would be a problem ever. It's the part of the bean they use and the process that makes the product interesting (and profitable). Coffee producers were throwing the part they use away, so it is very low cost.
    Feb 17, 2014. 08:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How 2014 Could Be Like 1929 [View article]
    Those who still think that Smoot Hawley caused the Great Depression should read this: http://bit.ly/1m2Q3vN
    Feb 17, 2014. 08:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Evidence Of Peaked Model S U.S. Deliveries Continues To Pile Up [View article]
    I don't think I would worry too much about stagnating deliveries until you can go and pick one up now. When the *cars* start piling up then the piling "evidence" will mean something. In the meantime aren't all markets cyclical so that that number should naturally fluctuate?
    Feb 14, 2014. 05:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Net Neutrality Monster Has A Close Relative [View article]
    Hmm, throughput also went down last winter. But, this winter's weather has been worse. So perhaps so many people are staying home and watching NFLX and other streaming that service is degrading. Might it not be a temporary trend at that intensity?
    Feb 12, 2014. 07:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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