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  1. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      Issuing stock dilutes existing shareholders and rational market theory says the share price should drop, so logically this is not a rational market.
  2. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    So yesterday Tesla recalled 15000 Model Xs, the SEC subpoenaed financial records for a new investigation, 2 billion of new stock was issued - and the share price still went up!   It does't seem connected to reality.
  3. Sufficient salary ranges in and around Munich

    500 - 1000 euro entertainment budget? I guess some people are more easily entertained than others...  
  4. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Rose-tinted is right. When the stock goes up, it's because Elon Musk is a genius; when the stock goes down it's because of market manipulation :lol:
  5. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimcollins/2020/02/03/the-removal-of-teslas-dutch-treat-implies-managements-forecasts-are-wildly-optimistic/   Tesla sales are declining in Norway and the Netherlands, the factory in China is shuttered, stock fell back 20% in one day, nothing to see here.
  6. Griping about the Arbeitsamt

    It's been a while since I've been unemployed but on ALG I, the Arbeitsamt would pay for travel expenses to go to interviews, so I had a few nice day trips on the ICE on their coin.   Lisa is right, each of the guys in the office just have a list of unemployed people and they have to try to get names off their list, they don't really care what you do.
  7. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Being took what the thought would be the cheapest option, not necessarily the least risky. Anyone even tangentially involved in software development should know that making even small changes to software can have catastrophic unintended consequences.
  8. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Monday Tesla denies 'unintended acceleration'.   https://www.tesla.com/de_DE/blog/no-unintended-acceleration-tesla-vehicles   Tuesday, in Schleswig Holstein   https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/panorama/id_87196136/drama-in-schleswig-holstein-seniorin-kracht-mit-tesla-in-baumarkt-eine-tote.html
  9. When you're married afaik the usual choice is between both paying at tax class 4 or 1 partner taking class 3 and the other 5. The latter option is advantageous if only one partner is working, as the working partner gets a larger tax free allowance.   My guess is the default change would be to put both in class 4, unless otherwise notified.   I am not a tax advisor or lawyer and my info might be outdated as it was over 10 years ago I got married.
  10. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      Apple was very much a niche company - before the ipod and iphone Apple had about 4% of the computer/operating system market.   Maybe a better example  would be Nokia.
  11. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      What's wrong, piggy?
  12. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    You're right, the big manufacturers are only slowlyy moving to EVs and Tesla has first mover advantage, BUT it doesn't have scale so it won't be able to beat the big companies on price once they get their fingers out  
  13. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    I think you're right with the Apple of EVs analogy. However, auto manufacturers need scale more than tech companies - if you think of the smaller car brands, they usually belong to giants like VW or GM.   Also I don't see Musk as a corporate type, able to run a global concern, he's more of a freewheeling entrepreneur, which leads me to believe that he'll be looking for an exit sooner rather than later (anyone remember 'funding secured'?), and there may be some parts of his technology stack that the majors are interested in, so a trade sale seems like a win-win  
  14. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      After the recent WeWork shenanigans, I think investors have much less patience with this model.
  15. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-03/tesla-raises-2-35-billion-in-boosted-debt-stock-offerings-jv82k0mf Even so, Tesla has about 5 billion in cash, which covers about 3 months of outgoings and almost half of that was from debt raised earlier this year.