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" The moral of the story? The Tesla isn’t a typical prissy $100,000 car. It’s meant to be driven, and driven hard. It’s not just a daily driver, it’s a high performance yet practical and extremely safe car. It’s better than a traditional car in so many categories it’s fall down funny. "
Most $100,000 cars are babied by their owners. Never taken out except on a warm Sunday. Garaged and kept with extremely low mileage. Only…
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I think of Musk's McLaren with bird poop on it. :)
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It's called Continuous improvement, bitches. Deal with it.

" Should we eagerly anticipate the P110D or the P200D or the P1000D and the relentless assault by the madmen of Palo Alto on the laws of physics? "

Of course, and don't call them madmen, it's taken.
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+Kiki Jewell The odd bit is that I read both the Fountain Head and Atlas Shrugged long before the Intertubes and learning about the odd ducks that follow her or her eccentric life. I identified very directly with the main characters in many cases. I just can't seem to figure out how I drew radically different things from the book than many other folks. The tone (specifically the melodrama) is interesting and clearly biased by the time and the fact that Rand had escaped the Russia. Still, if you read it today, and realize that a book with that strong of a female protagonist was written and published in 1957, it's rather mind boggling. Clearly an offline topic (if you are interested) but I've always been confused by how warped the views of some self proclaimed 'Objectivists' are. Somewhere along the way 'Objectivist' got swapped with 'Right Wing Asshole', which is B.S. The cronyism of ULA, the car companies, et all is a very scary realized case of the 'rotters' in book (oil subsidies, BTW are straight from the book) as well as passing laws to prevent the sales of cars in specific states, etc.
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Tesla Model 3 prototype sightings have gone dark for almost 2 months now and none have emerged since the official ‘pencil down’ on the design last month… until now. The last sight…
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Daylight competes with the light of a HUD.
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About 1/3 off, but...
" Vermont Public Radio reported that the customers will have to agree to occasionally discharge power from the battery packs, back into the grid. GMP said that, following the periodic discharges, the homeowners’ batteries will be quickly recharged for their use in case of an outage. "

Green Mountain Power (GMP) of Vermont is beginning to sell discounted Tesla Powerwalls to its customers to help stabilize the power grid.
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Linked story is just based on this story from June: http://www.wbur.org/morningedition/2016/06/28/vermont-tesla-home-batteries
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Biased? +Damon Lavrinc ?
We report.
You decide.
Just because guys like Elon Musk founded a company doesn’t mean they're qualified to run them.
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The morbid tagline of these folks 'kills' me. Something is always 'dying' or 'being killed' and of course the next day, everything is fine. The old folks may remember the consistent 'death watch' for Apple (that worked well) The reality is rarely to companies implode and 'die' they usually become, slowly, painfully irrelevant and when they do sell out to another firm or close the doors, most folks are like "They're still around? Really" The one thing I'll give them is that there is a lack of knowledge of Aristotelian logic with VC folk... namely the basic notion of contraposition. Just because a number of successful people have been 'rock stars' does not mean that you need to find a rock star and give them cash. I think some folks these days actually fear a company is failing if they don't have enough drama internally.
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" “When the driver failed to respond to 15 seconds of visual warnings and audible tones, Autosteer began a graceful abort procedure in which the music is muted, the vehicle begins to slow and the driver is instructed both visually and audibly to place their hands on the wheel.” "
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SpaceX uses new transporter for the first time.
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Wow, the scale is still hard for me to grasp -- see the little guy driving around 3:44???

Also, the char marks above the grid fins show an interesting pattern -- the flames are clearly still very hot up there, more than just smoke. The fins must be directing some of that flame onto the body. Interesting.
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" The Editor At Large of thedrive.com seems to be attempting another EV record run from LA to New York in a Tesla Model S dubbed the P144D, so far Roy has posted several updates of his exploits to his official Facebook page: "
Alex Roy is well known amongst car-nuts the world over, I was first made aware of this larger than life car enthusiast in the early 2000’s by virtue of the Team Polizei 144 exploits on the Gumball 3000 and the Bullrun rallies, during these rallies Roy became well known for comically decorating his car as …
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" These satellites represent the first set of the 70 total satellites that will be launched on SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, marking the start of a series of seven launches scheduled over the next 18 months. "
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Mars Colonial Transporter - IAC Announcement Promo
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Published on Aug 26, 2016
This video was made to promote the upcoming announcement of the Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT) architecture by Elon Musk at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) on September 27, 2016.

We are at the cusp of a major inflection point in human history; the transition from being a single planet species to a multi-planetary one. This video is a tribute to the efforts of SpaceX and NASA to usher in this new era, and my hope is that it conveys the significance of Musk's announcement to a broader audience. The MCT is rumored to consist of the largest rocket ever constructed and the most sophisticated spacecraft ever developed, capable of transporting humans beyond the Earth-Moon system and landing on the surface of Mars.

If you find this video interesting I would encourage you to visit http://reddit.com/r/spacex to learn more about the rumored MCT architecture, the challenges the system will face, and the methods that SpaceX may employ to overcome them. Members of the /r/SpaceX community will be attending the IAC to report on the MCT announcement, so make sure to visit /r/SpaceX on 2016-09-27 for the latest information and discussions about the MCT announcement as it happens.

Not an official video I believe.
But still interesting for us fans.
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My breath is bated!! Excellent video!
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" It is the nature of disruptive technological shifts that it seems like nothing is changing—until it seems as if everything is changing at once. Electric vehicles have been a long time coming, but they now represent such a clear and present threat to the gasoline engine that Mr. Fox, of the service-station association, now recommends that members signing long-term contracts for fuel include an option to renegotiate if more than 10% of a state’s fleet goes electric.
If Tesla can deliver on its current promises with the Model 3, says Mr. Fox, “gas vehicles are history—it’s horse and buggy days.” "
Keywords columnist Christopher Mims writes that in 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much sooner than most people realize..
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I assume he means WSJ which is in the url -- it stands for Wall Street Journal. An easy mistype.

Keep in mind that +Michael Vescovo is likely trolling. However, I'd actually like to know more about what he thinks, because perhaps I can dispel some misunderstandings.
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Griddy McGridfinFace ‏@FalconGridFin
I would love to see a @SpaceX response to this, where almost all the parts just say "SpaceX" as their manufacturer
https://twitter.com/FalconGridFin/status/769958895481593857

Can you say "spreading around the pork fat"?
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+Chris Prophet
As long as they keep "contributing" to the politicians' campaigns, they'll last a bit longer.
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“changing the energy cycle from petroleum-based to solar-electric; and moving into space.”

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Elon Musk (born June 28, 1971) is an American engineer and entrepreneur best known for co-founding PayPalSpaceX and Tesla Motors. He is currently the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity. Musk is best known for having created the first viable production electric car of the modern era (Tesla Roadster), for designing a private successor to the Space Shuttle (F9/Dragon) and creating the world's largest Internet payment system (PayPal).

The Tagline has been changed (Nov09, 2012) from Verified to more active because Mr. Musk does indeed have a G+ profile that is verified ( +114461178896543099856 )   and he has used it for the occasional hangout and posted a few photos. However fans always want more, so I will continue to echo his Tweets and post news items till he (or his media minion) take on this task. However I do appreciate that he is an extremely busy individual and I guess spending his time changing the personal transportation industry and going to Mars rather than posting to various social media sites is acceptable. ;)






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