Tiresias
Tiresias
12/12/19
1:51 PM
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My microwave oven isn’t a several-thousand-pound mobile machine that is fully capable of killing someone. Read more

12/12/19
8:26 AM
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My wife and I have no kids, but we also both made the decision to buy a Prius when we needed to get cars for our jobs. We live in a town with basically no mass transit, but we can’t move to another town due to specific circumstances in our lives. Read more

12/12/19
7:58 AM
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Remote start is one of those “features” that shouldn’t exist. There is absolutely no useful reason for anyone to be able to start the motor of a vehicle when they are not physically inside said vehicle with direct access to the control surfaces. Read more

12/10/19
12:46 PM
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My Google Pixel 1 decided to die on me two weeks ago. I have no explanation for this — I babied the phone and never dropped or damaged it. It just decided that it wouldn’t bootstrap anymore, and no amount of factory reloading or sideloading new OS builds fixed the problem. Read more

12/9/19
4:47 PM
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Well, I don’t know what cars you might mean beyond the ones you cited (which I have never tried to purchase or help someone purchase), but I have never had a dealership refuse cash. Most of them have incentives to cash transactions, often in the form of thousands of dollars in discount or rebates.

12/9/19
1:40 PM
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I mean, okay. My white, female, elderly mother-in-law isn’t exactly in the exporting demographic.

12/9/19
1:39 PM
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My mother-in-law, who has over $6 million in liquid assets, more in investments, and has zero debt, can’t be bothered to take out a loan for such a small amount of money. She writes a check for $40k, drives off with the car, and doesn’t think about it anymore. Read more

12/9/19
12:35 AM
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Keep in mind that a lot of people who consider buying a Lexus are going to do so with cash. It’s a luxury car with a lot of the cost wrapped up in the luxury. It’s not an “impulse purchase” like a Mustang or Corvette might be; they tend to be very practical vehicles for very practical people. Read more

11/30/19
3:43 PM
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The problem isn’t the amount of time it takes to recharge — you can get a ~50% recharge in 10 minutes, which isn’t that much longer than it takes to pump a tank of gas. The problem is just the availability of recharging stations. Read more