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Tesla just began an experimental referral program. It allows owners to receive $1000 credit per referral on their Tesla account until October 31st, for up to 10 referrals. Not only that, but it also takes $1000 off the purchase price for the person being referred.

If you already own a Model S, just log into My Tesla for your referral link.


So, of course, it's worth a shot for a slight chance in saving some money on my Tesla purchases. Of particular interest is enabling Supercharging for a Yellowstone trip I have planned next year.

My referral link:
Model S is the world's first premium electric sedan. Designed from the ground up as an electric car, Model S provides an unprecedented driving range of up to 300 miles and can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds without burning a drop of gasoline. The Tesla Model S - the first premium electric sedan, available 2012. Reserve yours today.
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Don't worry +Mark Injerd. :-) can you plus me when your referral price gets down to $1000 or lower? :-)
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Just over a year ago, I shared a video from +Robert Llewellyn debunking one of the top anti-EV myths. As long as people still believe the myth, it's good to be reminded every once in a while how the data proves it wrong.
"  ...Drum roll: It takes more electricity to drive the average gasoline car 100 miles than it does to drive an electric car 100 miles.
Gas cars & electricity use
A gas car that runs at the U.S. fleet average of 21 mpg will consume approximately five gallons of gasoline to travel 100 miles. Using our 8 kWh of electricity per gallon figure, this means that gasoline car uses approximately 40 kWh of electricity to drive 100 miles. An electric car will use approximately 30 kWh of electricity (3.3 miles per kWh) to drive the same 100 miles.  ...  "

H/T +Bonnie Norman 
Oil refining is an electricity hog -- which means many gas cars use more electricity to travel the same distance than a pure electric car.
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I somehow stumbled across +Walterrific's motovlog a few days ago and since then have spent hours each day watching his videos. It's 2am on a Monday, way past my bedtime (this is actually normal, sadly). That's the most addicted I've been to a channel in a long time. He's clean, funny, and tries to make it a better day for people.

Here's a good starter video to whet your appetite.
Sorry about the time that disappeared from your next few days. I just had to share my pain.
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+Mark Injerd Dude me too, i need a damn bike now thanks to him.
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It's over 9000!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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The StarTalk Radio episode on reporting on science was really good.
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After 8 months, my car is now paid off! Thanks to a large tax refund and TSLA stock earnings. This is 4 years and 4 months early for the loan term and about 8 months earlier than planned (without sale of stock).

With an interest rate of 3.97%, total interest was $1070.22, which is about $200 less than if I stuck with the plan.

My original plan until a few weeks prior to the order was to pay cash, but that didn't happen. Instead, I decided to go with financing and pay it off ASAP, at least as fast as I saved up. Getting comfortable with debt is not something I want to take a chance with.

Total cost of ownership (TCO) as of payoff: $86,422.78
Purchase price (pre-tax): $82,070
State tax: $4,924.20
Federal refund: $8,738 ($7,500 EV credit + $1238 for paying state tax)
Title/registration: $463
4 year service plan: $1,900
Total interest: $1,070.22
Insurance: $3,262.54
Fuel/Electricity (odo. 8322 miles): $374.85
NEMA 14-50 installation (gifted): $165
Tire maintenance equipment: $582.15
Cleaning supplies (some gifted): $160.32
Dashcam: $128.95
Safety (first aid kit, wheel chocks, snow brush): $39.25
Misc. (USB drive, USB cable): $20.30

Day 0 / August 14, 2012: Got job as Android developer and immediately started saving up, carpooled by brother for about 20 of the 22 months.
Day 608 / April 14, 2014: Placed order.
Day 661 / June 6: Closed on loan with $40k down.
Day 673 / June 18: Delivery!
Day 926 / February 26, 2015: Paid off loan!
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I witnessed an accident on the way home today and caught it on my dashcam with perfect timing. One second later and I would have missed it. This is the first since I got my dashcam a couple months ago.
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My server has just passed one year of continuous uptime for the first time ever!

Switching to Debian headless was a good idea. No problems whatsoever since getting rid of the desktop environment and doing everything over SSH instead of KVM switch. Before, I had some issues with it freezing.

This uptime doesn't include connectivity downtime from Comcast failures or router reboots, as there have been a few. Even with that, it has had somewhere around 99.8% uptime over the past year.
For power failures, a UPS keeps the server, three other computers, and the network equipment running for about 30 minutes, or longer if the other computers are shut down.
Application servers. Mumble: (default port). Server stats. Operating system: GNU/Linux IP address: Hostname: pilot51-server. System date/time: Sat Nov 1 13:12:00 EDT 2014. Current uptime: -> 1 365 days, 02:13:08 | Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae Fri Nov 1 10:58:53 ...
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This effectively destroys any arguments against renewable subsidies. Renewables get $180 billion a year globally in subsidies, while fossil fuels get $5.3 TRILLION a year. If subsidies for both fossil fuels and renewables were eliminated, renewables would be a no-brainer from a cost standpoint and pretty much stop mass pollution in its tracks.
More privatized profit and socialized liabilities.

"  The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil and gas. These include the harm caused to local populations by air pollution as well as to people across the globe affected by the floods, droughts and storms being driven by climate change.  "

via +Tesla Motors 
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So close! Hopefully third time's a charm, set for June 19.
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You probably knew this was coming after the "over 9000!" post. As of the commute home today, my car passed 10,000 miles! However, I haven't quite driven it all those miles, since I took delivery with 10 miles already on it (as indicated by trip B). So, I'll have personally passed 10k with it most likely on Sunday

Perhaps a frightening detail for those unfamiliar with EV ownership:
I've had my car for about 10 months now and it has not had any maintenance done on it aside from washing, tire pressure checks/reinflation, and one tire rotation, all done by myself. This is normal and does not cause harm to the vehicle.
I have my first annual service coming up in June, which I expect will be a very positive experience despite the nearest service center being over 200 miles away (thanks to stupid Michigan laws banning Tesla from opening a service center in the state).

By the way, 4 days from now will be the anniversary of placing my order.
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I did my first tire rotation yesterday at 6299 miles, 6 months and 2 days after delivery.

Since Tesla doesn't have a service center in Michigan (thanks to some ridiculous laws banning Tesla) and I don't want anyone inexperienced with Model S to work on my car, I decided to take on the task myself. I ended up purchasing over $500 in equipment, which I hope will be worth the cost in the long run.

More details can be found on the TMC thread I started here:
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Lived in Snohomish, WA until 1995 at 8 years old; traveled the western states in a 29' class-C RV full-time with a family of 6 until settling in Huntsville, AL in 1996; moved to Harvest, AL in 1997; moved to Sterling Heights, MI in 2000; moved to Washington, MI in 2003.

Since 1999, the same year my family switched from dialup to cable internet, I've been known online as Pilot_51 or some variation of it. It originated from the time I signed up for the MSN Gaming Zone with the purpose of playing Flight Simulator 98 multiplayer. The MSN Gaming Zone introduced me to online gaming and chat rooms in general.

In early 2010, I started learning Java along with an online friend and a couple weeks later jumped into Android development. Since then I have released over 6 different apps. I've come a long way and it provided me with what is easily my most valuable skill, landing me an Android development job in August 2012.

After 22 months on that job, I took delivery of my first car, also my dream car: a Tesla Model S 60! With the help of a nice tax refund and TSLA stock sale, I was able to have it paid off in only 8 months.
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