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by Howard
February 16th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

There do seem to be delays in getting cars to customers in Europe. Won't bother giving links at present because it's all guesswork but a number of commentators are wondering if the ICO problem is that their inspectors have been finding too many faults in the shipped cars. ICO is a very large operati...
by Howard
February 16th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

Sorry to keep repeating - forget engineering. To be successful in selling cars long term you have to be good at Service and Marketing. Tesla seem to have problems delivering to Europe. Which is not surprising! They don't seem very good at the simple things. Rumour has it that they have fallen out wi...
by Howard
February 15th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: BitDefender remorse
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: BitDefender remorse

Why do you mess about with strange antivirus programmes then? Surely just accept W10 and its security like millions of others? :roll: Because there are still more of us on Win7 than Win10? And after 2 recent experiences of it, I still don't want it. Later in the year I'm going to have to experiment...
by Howard
February 15th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

It looks as though deliveries to customers are beginning

see:

https://tff-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=86 ... 23#p635723

No news on the Autopilot yet.

Howard
by Howard
February 15th, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: BitDefender remorse
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: BitDefender remorse

In my experience Windows 10 is very good at running on older hardware. 1GB RAM is the minimum requirement for 32-bit W10, but it will run much better in 2GB. For 64-bit the minimum is 2GB, but for practical purpose 4GB is enough. I have a 2.7GHz Pentium and 2GB. Running 64-bit W7 Pro. Perhaps it wo...
by Howard
February 14th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

One can argue that there are problems with the European Tesla model 3 as they don't seem to be being delivered too. Interesting times. Regards, If Tesla are arguing that they will initiate and update Autopilot over the air there are a few potential problems looming. How long will they guarantee sup...
by Howard
February 14th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

The model 3 will sell for over £50,000 in Europe, how is that affordable to most people? The VW offering will come in at about 50% of that price next year and will have the features that most people want. John The Tesla is not affordable to most people, they have always had a top down model, sell t...
by Howard
February 13th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

I almost feel like I wrote this, but I didn't although it sums up how I feel about the German car industries approach to battery vehicles: https://cleantechnica.com/2019/02/10/to-all-german-automakers-believe-me-you-are-still-sleeping/ Regards, I only got to his third paragraph: "Today, while ...
by Howard
February 13th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

Has Tesla delivered a Model3 to a customer in Europe yet? The publicity photos a few days ago featured dealers taking deliveries. I've looked for customer reviews on Youtube but there aren't any from actual customers. Even journalists haven't been allowed to show a test drive. It would be nice to se...
by Howard
February 13th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

From out of left field comes a US-based challenger to Tesla. Will they get backing from Amazon and GM? Obviously a completely different vehicle with totally different characteristics. But possibly much more appropriate to the wider US market. And already employing technicians with Tesla backgrounds....
by Howard
February 12th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Mobile from Plusnet (EE) versus Vodafone
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Mobile from Plusnet (EE) versus Vodafone

I made the change from Vodafone to Plusnet more than a year ago. I'm a very light user (no friends :( ) so have a £5 a month deal, SIMM only, and have never got near the limit. Only extra cost has been calling a mobile registered outside the EU which has been a few pence. Reception in my home is bet...
by Howard
February 12th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: BitDefender remorse
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: BitDefender remorse

Which derate MSE because they say it's ineffective. I have no way of judging. It's never detected anything in seven years, but perhaps there's been nothing for it to detect. They also pour cold water on Malwarebytes. That at least did pop up now and again and tell me it had prevented some disaster....
by Howard
February 12th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

We should soon be able to read about European customers' experiences with their new Model 3s. At least two Ro Ro ferries have arrived and disgorged their cargoes. There still seems to be some doubt about Autopilot in Europe. Let's hope Tesla knows what it is doing? It may not be straightforward upda...
by Howard
February 11th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: How Do I Invest
Topic: Books on Investment
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Books on Investment

Thanks to everyone for all their suggestions. I have been investing or over 40 years and currently manage SIPP and ISA for Mrs S and myself with a total value of seven figures. What I was looking for, and apologies for not making this clear, was books on investing strategies rather than beginners g...
by Howard
February 10th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: How Do I Invest
Topic: Books on Investment
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Books on Investment

Dear Shetland This is a contrarian recommendation which you are free to ignore. A lot of people buy books on investing because they don't really want to take risks. Don't bother with books on investing. At least not when you start. Just make, say, 10 investments in a few companies and investment tru...
by Howard
February 9th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Non-parking of driverless cars.
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: Non-parking of driverless cars.

I don't know how old you are, but in my opinion we won't see fully autonomous cars, able to handle normal UK roads, in the next 20 years anyway. Scott. You could be right. I have driven a couple of cars with the latest cruise control (I know this isn't state of the art Californian style) but, whils...
by Howard
February 9th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

The Invasion of Europe I shouldn’t spend too much time commenting on Tesla, but I have to admit I’m hooked by the newsflow at the moment. This will make a super business case study for future generations. After reading posts on this forum about a year ago about how ICE manufacturers are doomed and ...
by Howard
February 8th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

As the Tesla situation is developing fast, my comments less than two weeks ago need updating! Tesla is no longer projecting itself as a super-fast growing enterprise. It is concentrating more on profitability European sales for quarter 1 are predicted to be around 15,000 cars. That's three weeks pro...
by Howard
February 7th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

Truth is stranger than fiction - see report below: https://electrek.co/2019/02/06/tesla-model-3-first-deliveries-europe-delays/ It's amusing to read that early adopters are prepared to put up with this sort of service. Would Apple have succeeded if their launches were as chaotic? Let's hope the Mode...
by Howard
February 5th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1576
Views: 52760

Re: Musk endeavours

Well they've reached Europe at least!

First Ro Ro ship has just docked at Zeebrugge. See below.

And also this link starts with an interesting report on the relationship with Panasonic.

https://www.teslarati.com/panasonic-ear ... quisition/

regards

Howard

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