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by Howard
October 13th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: We surely are not alone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1097

Re: We surely are not alone?

Fabulous video of our Universe and just how utterly insignificant we really are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoW8Tf7hTGA nimnarb Thank you so much for pasting this video. About six months ago I was asked to give a talk about astronomy to our local youth club tonight and your link provided a bri...
by Howard
October 11th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

Sorry, was brought up around horse folk and assumed everyone else would be familiar with the term. Groom: Person who takes care of a pony/horse. In my case she looks after my Dartmoor black gelding. A cheeky chap who yesterday broke into my top garden and ate my plants and got called some very bad ...
by Howard
October 11th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

Dyson gives up making electric cars. I guess the moral is that it isn't as easy as it looks. To be honest I'm not surprised. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50004184 regards Howard Interesting that both Nio and Dyson have had trouble developing BEV. This news imho makes Tesla a whole lot more v...
by Howard
October 10th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

Dyson gives up making electric cars.

I guess the moral is that it isn't as easy as it looks. To be honest I'm not surprised.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50004184

regards

Howard
by Howard
October 6th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

I've now read the Capital One article. It's talking about the US used car market and looking back to the situation which occurred when Tesla benefited from large subsidies and took market share from other luxury car brands. It’s a bit thin on factual evidence however when it talks about depreciation...
by Howard
October 5th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

"The Tesla Effect: How Tesla Is Changing the Used Car Game Tesla’s sales successes are wreaking havoc on the pre-owned luxury car market" https://www.capitalone.com/cars/learn/finding-the-right-car/the-tesla-effect-how-tesla-is-changing-the-used-car-game/1096 - dspp I couldn't get your li...
by Howard
October 5th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: New boiler gas use
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: New boiler gas use

Well it's up to you of course but in the last few years I have had two new boilers installed in two different houses and the warranty only required annual servicing not a service contract. Cost in the same order as sq31. I have never paid for a service contract in my life because I consider them a ...
by Howard
October 4th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: New boiler gas use
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: New boiler gas use

I must say that I have never had a contract for my boiler. You will get a 7 year or more warranty with the new boiler anyway I would think so do not buy a contract as well. Part of that warranty will of course be that it is serviced annually so the chances of a breakdown should be minimal. Dod The ...
by Howard
October 4th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

BobbyD There are a number of things to evaluate when selecting where to put a battery manufactory. 1. Battery production, we recall from earlier discussions about the environmental impact of BEV's is hugely energy hungry. Building your battery in a place which has a plentiful supply of green energy...
by Howard
October 4th, 2019, 12:31 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: New boiler gas use
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: New boiler gas use

Gaggsy I've just looked at the spreadsheet which records our actual gas usage since the new condensing boiler was installed. It indicates that our usage hasn't changed much. In fact I'd guess that the weather each year makes more difference. Your gas usage does look very high. We have a well-insulat...
by Howard
October 3rd, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: New boiler gas use
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: New boiler gas use

Sorry, got interrupted and hit send before final read-through. The boiler heats the hot water and 16 radiators. I'm definitely Gaggsy. Ignore the question mark! Sorry to post bad news. My 20 year old Potterton boiler was replaced with a new condensing boiler around three years ago. I monitor my gas...
by Howard
October 3rd, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

This is a thought-provoking article on road safety. It talks about possible reasons for pedestrian deaths increasing and possible reasons why.

Worth a read.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... rless-cars

regards

Howard
by Howard
October 3rd, 2019, 12:09 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

Two interesting Tesla developments: Tesla Delivers 97,000 Model 3, S & X Globally In Q3 https://insideevs.com/news/374215/tesla-q3-2019-sales-production-deliveries/ Insideevs puts a brave face on this shortfall, but this figure is disappointing, especially as it indicates a further decline in sa...
by Howard
October 1st, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

Insideevs has just reported on Tesla's sales in the USA. Their summary is: "Comparing September 2019 to June 2019, Model 3 sales in the U.S. are down, Model S sales are down and Model X sales are down. Again though, something big is happening overseas and we'll see exactly what that is when Tes...
by Howard
September 30th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

Q3 figures for Tesla are going to be interesting. Analysts are wondering if this quarter is going to show a decline in revenue for Tesla. “Analysts at Credit Suisse and RBC Capital Markets are among those predicting Tesla will post lower revenue for the third quarter than a year ago. If there is ind...
by Howard
September 30th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Where to spend Christmas?
Replies: 14
Views: 972

Re: Where to spend Christmas?

You could join us for a glass of champagne, roast chicken with a glass or two of fine claret followed by a snooze on the sofa.

Bliss!

:P

Howard
by Howard
September 30th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

VW emissions scandal. Mass law suit opens in Germany. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/30/volkswagen-emissions-scandal-mass-lawsuit-opens-in-germany The case involves about 470,000 owners of diesel-powered cars sold after 1 November 2008 by the Volkswagen Group. The cars affected includ...
by Howard
September 30th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Woodford Equity Income Fund Suspends Trading
Replies: 161
Views: 14865

Re: Woodford Equity Income Fund Suspends Trading

Interesting article about Woodford Investment Trust in today's FT. "The board of Neil Woodford’s investment trust is holding talks with potential new managers, as it weighs removing Britain’s best-known stockpicker from the listed fund that bears his name." Apparently the board were not pl...
by Howard
September 23rd, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

Howard Tesla aren’t growing fast enough to re-structure an industry. In producing sub-standard cars, they are conceding the quality high ground to their competitors and giving them time to develop superior products. It could be argued that the re-structuring of the car industry is being led by poli...
by Howard
September 23rd, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3314
Views: 107897

Re: Musk endeavours

Tesla model S far faster than the Porsche at Nurburgring: https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/22/tesla-vs-porsche-ev-rivalry-accelerates-the-death-of-fossil-vehicles/ The S is also cheaper, but for Porsche it is issue of why would anyone buy a ice Porsche when BEV are much better. Perhaps Porsche mar...

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