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About MikeMelga

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  • Location Freimann, Munich
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  1. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    I've been reading a lot regarding this topic. Why are those non-Tesla charging stations so badly maintained and so few? Seems the main reason is that they are not profitable! The upfront investment is too high and the usage is not high enough to justify it. With Tesla it works because Tesla does not need them to be profitable (although I guess they are marginally profitable).   Without Corona I would charge perhaps 10-20x per year on a supercharger, but that's doing very long trips. This year I already used it 4x. But most charging sessions are quite short, 10-15 minutes.  
  2. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Try me. Rules: Western Europe.  
  3. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Check the one I gave you, it follow the route you want.
  4. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Lol, actually quite the opposite. That's a myth hard to die. Mountain routes are BETTER for Evs than for normal cars. They charge on the way down and have much more torque than ICE.   BTW, that path is easily done with a Tesla (Model 3 AWD). You don't even need to charge. Look here: https://abetterrouteplanner.com/?plan_uuid=8f5e95cf-a023-4cd6-953f-bb425485e31e      
  5. Coronavirus

    As @murphaph said, vaccine passports, plus mandatory vaccination for school aged children. They don't need to make it mandatory, they just have to make it hard to live without it. And of course they should make it mandatory for certain jobs, like caretakers. You are not forced to take it, you can quit your job.
  6. Our elderly die because of Russia for a long time ago. Our elderly, our middle aged and our young people die when Trump, elected with Putin's help, perpetuates climate change industries. Our elderly, our middle aged and our young people die when Putin's lackeys spread anti-vaxx bullshit in Facebook and Twitter. DON'T give him more power!
  7. Russia has 8% of people with at least one shot. Europe will reach 45-50% by end of May. Big difference.
  8. Coronavirus

    We don't need herd immunity to keep it under control. My forecast is this is under control by the end of May, or mid of June. By mid of July I seriously doubt there is any restriction left. I also think some restrictions will be lifted within 2 weeks. Restaurants will open by end of May.
  9. Sorry, that argument is void. Russia has its own vaccination problems. They prefer to export than to give it to their own people?
  10. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    BTW, Tesla will have 3 superchargers in the center of munich until the end of the year for those without charging capability at home. TBH the solution should be to force companies to install chargers at work. I'm pushing for that in my company.   One note: Tesla would still be profitable in Q1 without Bitcoin and regulatory credits, the article is wrong.
  11. Police brutality in the USA

    Lots of drones. Flying becomes easier than walking or rolling, because of battery energy density improvements.
  12. Putin can go fuck himself. Bad politics also cost lives. The world had to endure Trump for 4 years partially because of Putin. So fuck him and fuck Sputnik V. That and the chinese vaccines are the only ones I refuse.
  13. Indian IT service companies in Germany

    What do you mean with high level?
  14. Indian IT service companies in Germany

    All being outsourced. Not only because of price, but because Germans are crap at software. Guess what? Overengineering is a disaster for SW.  
  15. 916.388 yesterday. We are over 3.2M already, with 3 days to go. Definitely we will reach 4M. My guess is around 4.3M but it could be that the magical 4.5M is reached.