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    Isn't this deal with Hertz just going to make the...

    Isn't this deal with Hertz just going to make the wait for the public to get Telsa vehicles even worse? The wait to buy a model 3 today is between one and two months depending on which option is...
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    I wonder how this will affect rental car pricing?...

    I wonder how this will affect rental car pricing? I wonder if Hertz is doing this in part because they simply need more cars to meet rental demand?

    One article stated this is one time Hertz is...
  3. I had a new house built in 2001 to replace a...

    I had a new house built in 2001 to replace a condemned house. New sewer and water lines were installed as part of the project. They didn't ask me, but 1" copper tubing was used. My current house...
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    Some analog meters would actually charge the...

    Some analog meters would actually charge the customer for electricity sent to the grid. Other analog meters would simply do nothing if power was sent to the grid. My utility had special...
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    The number of solar users who are tied to the...

    The number of solar users who are tied to the grid and have batteries is very few. Batteries just don't make financial sense if you have grid access in most cases. Right now, the people who have...
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    I have solar and my electricity certainly is not...

    I have solar and my electricity certainly is not free when you consider the cost of equipment. Because I ended up spending a ton of money to move my panels to make room for a new garage/shop I will...
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    Way more engineering goes into an electric car...

    Way more engineering goes into an electric car battery than into a phone battery. Most electric car batteries have sophisticated thermal management systems to keep the battery in the optimum...
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    What kills cars in Minnesota is rust if you drive...

    What kills cars in Minnesota is rust if you drive the vehicle in the winter. If you drive 12,000 miles per year it is likely your car will have rust issues before the drivetrain fails. My parents...
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    Right now, out of state cars often buy fuel when...

    Right now, out of state cars often buy fuel when in another state so it mostly evens out. Commercial vehicles have to pay fuel tax for each mile they drive in a state regardless if they bought fuel...
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    Yes, your phone might be tracked, but I think...

    Yes, your phone might be tracked, but I think people are worried about GPS data being sent straight to state government. You know that law enforcement is going to go to court to get that data to see...
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    I bought a property before selecting a builder. ...

    I bought a property before selecting a builder. I also got my own construction loan. The small builder allowed me to do my own work like the electrical so long as I got a permit for the work. I...
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    Why can't you leave out the central air? If you...

    Why can't you leave out the central air? If you don't want the central air and appliances covered by the mortgage can't you just increase the down payment by the cost of the central air and...
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    I worked at a fairgrounds in the 1990s that had...

    I worked at a fairgrounds in the 1990s that had passenger shuttles powered by CNG (compressed natural gas). The local natural gas utilities did this as a promotion. They paid for the gas, provided...
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    I doubt there will be any issues getting fuel for...

    I doubt there will be any issues getting fuel for any ICE vehicle in a decade from now unless government bans the sale of petroleum fuels. Congress is unlikely to do so as a whole lot of them would...
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    Sure, you can't put a window air conditioner in a...

    Sure, you can't put a window air conditioner in a casement window, but most houses old enough to need window air conditioners also tend not to have casement windows. Even here in Minneapolis central...
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    What Paul said. Sliding windows are mostly used...

    What Paul said. Sliding windows are mostly used because they are cheap. To me, casements are all around a better window than sliding windows. My current house had sliding windows that were rotten...
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    A decent sized office building was built in...

    A decent sized office building was built in Minneapolis out of wood about five or six years ago. Nowhere near 20 stories though. It seems like this type of construction is better for the...
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    This is only in certain area codes. The reason...

    This is only in certain area codes. The reason for this is because next summer we will be able to dial 988 to connect to the national suicide prevention center. The area codes in question have...
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    I didn't think any electric car manufacturer was...

    I didn't think any electric car manufacturer was actually doing battery swaps at this time. My understanding is the Tesla Model S has battery swap capability. Tesla did a demo on stage once showing...
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    There are a great many people who are dead set...

    There are a great many people who are dead set against GPS tracking of vehicles for road taxes. Law enforcement will certainly be asking judges to allow them to see the data to determine which...
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    I'm not against paying my fair share for road...

    I'm not against paying my fair share for road taxes. However, $250 a year is at least $100 per year more than I pay for 12,000 miles in a 23 MPG gasoline car. An electric car would be a second...
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    I have considered buying a used Nissan Leaf or...

    I have considered buying a used Nissan Leaf or Ford Focus electric from time to time. One reason I haven't done it is because annual registration would be a significant chunk of my annual operating...
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    Unfortunately, for those who commute to work...

    Unfortunately, for those who commute to work during the day there usually isn't a place to charge the car to use some of that solar generated electricity. It seems crazy that California requires all...
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    I personally would not buy a used SSD when new...

    I personally would not buy a used SSD when new ones are so cheap. It is very rare that anyone needs a 4TB SSD. I am still using a 250GB SSD, but I don't store a lot of data.
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    An electric bike for outdoor use can still...

    An electric bike for outdoor use can still provide good exercise while allowing you to ride more miles. I am pondering getting an electric trike that I can use for exercise and to replace a few of...
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