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  1. What spiderpig and Maxine said.   But figuring out the machines is not so easy as they are not user friendly and the translations are not good.   If Deutsche Post put in a few more of the machines, along with a supermarket style weighing scales and maybe the odd chart with postage rates, they could probably fire 100,000 counter staff and save a few million.
  2. https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/travel_and_recreation/motoring_1/driving_offences/penalty_points_for_driving_offences.html   According to the above you should have filled your son's name to the form but not made payment.   But once it gets to court, I think judges don't have much discretion.   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/why-thousands-of-traffic-cases-are-now-in-doubt-1.4067357
  3. Coronavirus

      Another question - do they test everyone who dies after they're dead? I think in Italy they do.
  4. Coronavirus

    Yeah, it's kind of frustrating that they give out these numbers without more details about how they are arrived at, leaving people to guess and speculate, which is not necessarily helpful.   My speculation nonetheless: perhaps if someone has a serious underlying condition like cancer, they're not classed as serious CV?
  5. Coronavirus

      Perhaps, but it could also be the case that young people, or the population at large, in Italy had the same rates of infection at the same stage (2-3 weeks ago) but they didn't do the same level of testing as Germany has done.
  6. Coronavirus

      I agree, raw mortality numbers I.e. deaths are the vector to watch. On these figures the UK is exactly 2 weeks behind Italy and Germany is 3 or 4 days behind the UK.
  7. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    COVID 19 is turning out really well for Tesla.   First of all Elon Musk's billion dollar fraud trial related to Solar City got postponed.   Now Fremont county has ordered the factory there to basically stop production. Ok, that might seem like a bad thing but if there are fewer Teslas being made that makes them a rarity and therefore should push prices up, right?   And as they currently lose money on every car they make, if they stop making cars then they must start making money, right?   And as a 100 billion dollar car company, they must have lots of other factories, right?
  8. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      https://www.statista.com/statistics/314741/revenue-of-tesla-by-segment/   Some figures at above link for Tesla's revenue by segment.
  9. COVID-19 and Berlin‘s nightlife

    Shuttering the clubs seems like overkill. If you go to some cool scuzzy underground club in Berlin, even before the crisis, and you don't pick up some virus, you're probably doing it wrong anyway.
  10. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/04/electric-car-insurance-woes-evs-have-more-accidents-tesla-model-s-most-expensive-to-insure/   According to insurers in Norway, Teslas are involved in more accidents and cost more to insure.   Tesla's insurance is only available in California, insurance is regulated at state level apparently so it would take a long time to roll out. Or, like the boring company and solar roof, insurance may turn out to be another of Elon's shower thoughts that should pribably have stayed in the shower.   This week GM announced a battery breakthrough, announced up to 20 new ev models, a new battery plant and a 2 billion dollar investment, and figures for the first 2 months of the year show Tesla sales are steady in the US but being overtaken in Europe, Japan and China  - yet the stock price still went up $100???!!!  
  11. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      Half of the Tesla figure is accounted for by a tax change in the Netherlands.   https://insideevs.com/news/390401/tesla-model-3-deliveries-netherlands-11000/ As mentioned above, sales for this year have fallen off a cliff, but that may be partly explained by the lagging supply as it takes time to ship the cars from America. The first ship with new Teslas of this year has apparently just arrived, so the figures for March will be more indicative   Edit - figures from Italy for January 2020 as an example   https://cleantechnica.com/2020/02/11/2020-starts-with-a-bang-for-italys-ev-market-january-sales-up-587/   I think the European market is very different in that many consumers, especially in the larger markets will tend to prefer a brand from their own country if possible so Tesla's initial dominance will wane as domestic automakers expand their offerings.  
  12. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

        Shipping announced for the day before the Solar City trial is scheduled to start   https://teslamag.de/news/musk-prozess-solarcity-alle-vergleich-ausser-musk-26779
  13. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

              After 3 years they had 31 roofs in California, despite receiving almost a billion in bailout funds from New York.   https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/in-version-3-launch-tesla-acknowledges-difficulties-with-solar-roof-so-far     " Tesla does not have roofing installation partners yet, but Musk said he's open to creating a "Tesla-certified installer" program, and enlisting outside roofers to help improve the installation process. That move could get the product to market more rapidly; it eliminates a potential labor bottleneck and leverages the sales capabilities of established companies. According to numbers through April, Tesla had installed just 31 roofs in California, the leading state for residential solar installations.  The in-house installers are targeting an entire roof installation in eight hours, which would be seriously speedy. When asked when the roof would be available at mass-scale, Musk replied, "That’s now, actually." But then he noted that anyone can place an order now, whereas actual production was still ramping up. He wants to get to 1,000 per week at some point in the near future."   Wake up and smell the snake oil.   And, oh yeah, stock down another 10% today.
  14. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    https://www.wheelsjoint.com/tesla-sales-collapse-in-norway-audi-e-tron-takes-the-lead/   Meanwhile in Norway...