• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

4,771 Awesome


About MikeMelga

Profile Information

  • Location Freimann, Munich
  • Nationality Portuguese
  • Hometown Porto, Portugal
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth
  1. You earn 100k, why don't you hire a professional accountant and him take care of that?
  2. Police Brutality in the USA

    Same shit as decades ago, the difference is now we have cameras everywhere.
  3. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Yeah, but no online configurator like in America, so I assumed it was not up and running yet.
  4. Lufthansa Strike

    Unsure how it is in other countries, but in Portugal the whole air flight industry, especially ground crew, is a "job for the boys" thing. You know "someone" who can get you a job there.
  5. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Interesting, I heard that they had a large backlog in US and that V3 would take a while to arrive here.
  6. Kudos! Lots of respect!  
  7. Lufthansa Strike

    I hope they do give their slots, it is shameful what is going on in German airports. This is pure monopoly and the EU is right.   Germany needs the EU as much the EU needs Germany. So no kick in the nuts, a compromise must be reached.
  8. Climate change

    Who? Please quote.
  9. Space rocket launches and ISS docking news

    There are 3 things you can make money in space with: primary sector; mining Secondary sector: manufacturing of 0-g items, life fiberoptics Tertiary sector: tourism, satellite communications, satellite launch, satellite servicing, government services   I think mining will come in 10 years. Manufacturing can come in 5 years. high end fiberoptics looks to be profitable even with a cargo Dragon. Surprisingly, tourism cannot generate that much revenue.  Satellite launch has also hard limitations.  But internet by satellite is a huge and profitable area.   To make mining and manufacturing profitable, we need to scale up launches to reduce costs per kg. My guess is that new satellite constellations will provide this boost.  
  10. Coronavirus

    Well it seems that last week the number of deaths in Sweden were underreported, probably due to the holiday. This week is looking bad again, with 2 consecutive days over 95 deaths. Most likely the total week's tally will be higher than last week and be close to the values of 2 weeks ago. If this is confirmed, not only means a reversal from last week, but also shows that the trendline is no longer linear and that we have reached a new plateau. The next 2 weeks will be interesting, as many countries will open up borders, but some have already said they will not open up to Sweden.
  11. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    There were discussions since 2018 regarding the solar business. It was not going well because the roof was too expensive, too hard to install and prone to failures. Then their solar business almost went bankrupt. Since then they redesigned it and seems that the V3 is a big step forward, but AFAIK, it is not even available in Europe, so I guess your friend got the V2.
  12. Space rocket launches and ISS docking news

    @BradinBayern, it is very clear now that NASA has become pork barrel source. So you don´t get what you pay for any longer. If it weren´t for SpaceX, we would be making paper rockets for the next 50 years. Hopefully SLS will be cancelled and funds diverted to companies like SpaceX. But most likely they will just reduce the budget.
  13. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    @fraufruit, do u know if it V2 or V3? At some point they stopped installing V2 because there were indeed many problems with it. V3 came end of last year, so my guess is he has a V2.
  14. Space rocket launches and ISS docking news

    The space programs were always military driven, but somehow NASA sold us that it was a civilian scientific endeavor.
  15. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    That would be weird because lead time in Europe right now is 3 to 4 months. And European prices are higher than 1 year ago... so the question is why can´t they ship them to Europe? Could also be related with the Model Y. This new model will definitely eat up sales from Model 3 and X and potentially from Model S. So until they ramp up Model Y, they probably have lots of demand for it, but decreased demand for the others.   Saw a comment on Reddit that it could also be a response to aggressive prices from other manufacturers that accumulated stock during the lockdown.