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About MikeMelga

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  • Location Freimann, Munich
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  1. The War in Ukraine

    As long as the west keeps giving weapons and food to Ukraine, the Russians don't stand a chance. Now the question is what Putin will do when pushed against the wall.
  2. What are you cooking today?

    Technically yesterday... 2 large Douradas, each enough for 3! Straight from Portugal, from the ocean! Just before seasoning and hitting the grill! Veggies, mid sized shrimps and lot of green wine!
  3. Bitcoin - a decentralised digital currency

    But wait... aren't they advertised as hedge against inflation? And equivalente to cash? If this were any other product on the market, governments would have long accused it of false advertisement!
  4. Bitcoin - a decentralised digital currency

    Gotcha, there is money to be made if you understand how it works. Money comes from the vast majority of uninformed investors, who invest in complex mechanisms which are very susceptible of being manipulated. Sounds all very healthy!   And while all these poor fellows are being tricked and losing their money, environment suffers and criminal activity is rampant! Hospitals being victim of bitcoin ransomware everyday! But it's the future!
  5. Bitcoin - a decentralised digital currency

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/business/dealbook/terra-crypto-stablecoin.html   Smells of a scam, behaves like a scam, must be the future!
  6. Bitcoin - a decentralised digital currency

    Just wait until 3rd world countries bails on it, get even poorer and start civil unrest. Fucking nightmare.
  7. Bitcoin - a decentralised digital currency

    Go guess, companies like to profit, even from scams.
  8. EDIT: I made a copy paste mistake. 20*.29/100 is 5.8c.   I checked an EV database to get more accurate values. Ioniq 5 on highway has an efficiency between 20 and 26kWh, depending on temperature. So cost per km is between 5.8c and 7.5c per km.   For the cheapest Tesla, with similar range as the Ioniq, the efficiency is between 16 and 21 on highway. Meaning bewtween 4.6c and 6.0c per km.   As an extreme example, a Tesla M3 SR+ in mild weather in city driving does 10.4kWh/100km, which means 3.0c per km.
  9. Depends on car efficience. An Ioniq does around 17kWh/100km on average. Probably 20 on Autobahn. So 20*.29/100= 3.8c per km. The Tesla is about 20% more efficient, but we're counting pennies at current charging costs.
  10. Yeah, most horror stories come from America.
  11. Speaking on the topic, when buying an EV, BE AWARE of the following: - car lifters can only used the 4 marked spots to avoid battery damage (tip is for Tesla, but others might have the same issue) - if an EV needs towing by a small truck, and if you have a motor on the rear, DO NOT allow them to keep the back wheels on the ground. That will destroy the motor and electronics.
  12. Any recommendation on where to do the TüV for an electric car? Especially around Munich. I have a few concerns, especially because lifting the car has special consideration due to battery supports.
  13. Laws on sitting a child in a front passenger seat

    Ressurecting this thread. Is there a definitive conclusion if a child under 12 can sit in the front seat, if the child is under 150cm, but with a booster?
  14. Zero Covid

    ... and one more to the ignore list!
  15. This is not completely true. Amazon has low margins and their most profitable business area are web services. Interestingly, their international web store was only profitable once! If Amazon had no AWS, it would be worth 10x less. At the same time, they have over 150.000 business doing revenue over $100k per quarter!