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"  In Tesla’s case, of course, there are no franchise dealers in Charlotte, or anywhere else in the world, and hence no intrabrand competition. NC’s franchise act simply shouldn’t apply where Tesla has no franchise dealers. A hearing would be pointless in Tesla’s case, and this was the rationale in DMV issuing Tesla’s Raleigh license without a hearing. But the NC Automobile Dealers Association has been lobbying against Tesla in an attempt to block legitimate competition, when this law was, in fact, intended to be a tool to protect the investments of existing dealers. It’s going to be difficult for the DMV to apply a law meant for intrabrand competition to Tesla, which has no intrabrand competition.
  Since there is no one else selling Tesla in Charlotte, what exactly will be happening at this hearing tomorrow? When I called the NC Department of Transportation commissioner’s office, they told me that the public would not be allowed to testify at the hearing, which seems strange because the results of this hearing directly affects the public; indeed, the hearing is supposed to be conducted for the public interest.  "
Three years ago, the North Carolina Senate unanimously passed a bill to ban American electric car manufacturer Tesla Mot…
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"  Not only did the vehicle system completely scrub the cabin air, but in the ensuing minutes, it began to vacuum the air outside the car as well, reducing PM2.5 levels by 40%. In other words, Bioweapon Defense Mode is not a marketing statement, it is real. You can literally survive a military grade bio attack by sitting in your car.  "
*/ Air pollution has a significant and pervasive impact on public health. According to the World Health Organization, it is now considered "the world's largest single environmental health risk," with more than three million people dying every year as a result. This is more than twice the number of people that die in vehicle accidents each year.
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And the big question now would be, how much for the filter and how frequently do you need to replace it?
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A couple of viewpoints on a Nikola Tesla story.

http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/local_news/niagara-falls-state-park-workers-readying-tesla-statue-for-its/article_3756d183-f86e-5365-a02b-3988ea6ddba5.html

"  "With the investment we are making in his restoration and his new seat of honor, we firmly believe that he will become an even greater attraction in the park which will serve to elevate his work at Niagara," Harvey wrote in the letter. "It will be a far more fitting home for this special piece."  "

Or

http://www.niagarafallsreporter.com/Stories/2014/APR08/buff.html

"  Therefore another, more likely, explanation is that the multinational, Buffalo-based food service conglomerate Delaware North Companies, Inc., which owns the exclusive right to peddle snacks, pop, booze, ice cream and fast food in the Niagara Falls State Park, wishes to expand its operations at Prospect Point and the Tesla statue is taking up valuable real estate. It's in the way. Because as we know, while statues uplift a citizenry and can be a source of civic pride and a dignified symbol of our proud industrial past and heritage, they are relatively poor contributors to the corporate bottom line.   "

We report, you decide.
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Charles Gauthier ‏@CyberdineX  
@elonmusk When are you going talk about the Plaid Roadster? Will you offer a Plaid paint job option if owners take the Plaid speed option?

Elon Musk  ‏@elonmusk
@CyberdineX naturally
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/726812607298998272

@elonmusk when is firmware update for full 2nd row seat control and customization coming for Model X? It is quite limited currently.

Elon Musk  ‏@elonmusk
@SacEV next month (with a lot of other good stuff)
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/726878466382041089


http://www.technewstoday.com/25356-tesla-motors-inc-upcoming-2019-roadster-will-be-faster-than-the-mclaren-p1/
http://www.autoblog.com/2015/07/18/next-tesla-roadster-four-years-maximum-plaid/
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Ars takes a closer look at SpaceX's innovative and essential engine.
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In the interests of fairness and equal time, even though officially gutted in 1987 then officially forgotten in 2011 ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine ) , I bring you the other side of the SLS story.
The author is actually a Geologist specializing in Lunar geology.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Spudis

Though he doesn't mention the program cost or lack of technical innovation by re-using shuttle era components. 
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Interesting!
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Over three tons to Pluto for $90 million, hard to beat, in fact it can't be.
New Horizons weighed 1,054 Lbs. at launch. 
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/newhorizons

An average Atlas V launch is $225 Million according to ULA. Probably closer to $350 Million per.
 http://www.ulalaunch.com/faqs-launch-costs.aspx

THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL ROCKET
WITH MORE THAN 5 MILLION POUNDS OF THRUST AT LIFTOFF, FALCON Heavy will be the most capable rocket flying. By comparison, the liftoff thrust of the Falcon Heavy equals approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at full power. Below is a comparison chart of the world’s heavy lift vehicles, based on historical launch data. Falcon Heavy can lift the equivalent of a fully loaded 737 jetliner--complete with passengers, luggage and fuel--to orbit.  Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit than Falcon Heavy.

http://www.spacex.com/falcon-heavy
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Deep space ain't cheap  +Chris Gallaty .
For comparison;
Galileo - $1.4 - 1.6 billion (depending who you ask)
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/galileo/facts.cfm
Mars Science laboratory (Curiosity) - $2.5 Billion 
http://www.space.com/10762-nasa-mars-rover-overbudget.html
Cassini - Huygens - $3.26 Billion 
https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/about-the-mission/quick-facts/
Those are all in numbers including development, launch and operations.
Very different missions that all returned priceless science data, but give a feel for the monetary commitment required.
At $ 700 Mil New Horizons is a bargain.
But if launch costs could be cut in half or more (less?) there's that much more for science.
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- F9 thrust at liftoff will be raised to 1.71M lbf later this year. It is capable of 1.9M lbf in flight.
- Falcon Heavy thrust will be 5.1M lbf at liftoff -- twice any rocket currently flying. It's a beast...
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/726651603906785285

Andy O'Neal ‏@_andyoneal  
@elonmusk will you be able to recover any of the FH cores for the 2018 red dragon mission?

Elon Musk  ‏@elonmusk
@_andyoneal sides def, center maybe
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/726820238361120768

Johan Mancus ‏@JohanMancus  2h2 hours ago
@elonmusk Why does spaceX use imperial units such as lbf for some things, and metrics for others?

Elon Musk  ‏@elonmusk
@JohanMancus Historical precedent. Mars vehicle will be metric.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/726878573001216000
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Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk  
Just posted latest max payload capabilities of Falcon 9 and Heavy

Matt Teare ‏@mattyteare
@elonmusk current or future versions for F9?

Elon Musk  ‏@elonmusk
@mattyteare Basically current, but higher throttle setting. Good performance of recent launches allows us to reduce 3 sigma reserve margin.

Elon Musk  ‏@elonmusk
@elonmusk Max performance numbers are for expendable launches. Subtract 30% to 40% for reusable booster payload.

Luke ‏@lukealization  
@elonmusk Does FH expendable performance include crossfeed? Crossfeed is generally off the table correct? Rather difficult to implement...

Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk  
@lukealization No cross feed. It would help performance, but is not needed for these numbers.

Luke ‏@lukealization  
@elonmusk Furthermore, M1D seems to have been uprated again. Is this a planned change or is this "fuller thrust" upgrade already built in?

Elon Musk  ‏@elonmusk
@lukealization No physical changes to the engine. This thrust increase is based on delta qual tests. It is just tougher than we thought.

Elon Musk  ‏@elonmusk
@elonmusk F9 LEO payload on capabilities page (correct figure on main page) should be 22,800 kg

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/with_replies
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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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