Out of the Blue

Maybe I should go out and buy a lottery ticket to press my luck. I won our Final Jeopardy prediction game again yesterday by guessing the correct response based on the category before the question (answer, technically) was revealed (I won't say what it was out of consideration for time-shifters). It feels like cheating because I my response was literally the only thing I could think of that fit the category, but a win's a win, right?

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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 15, 2024, 21:26
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 15, 2024, 21:26
Jun 15, 2024, 21:26
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 15, 2024, 21:05:
That was just for the ones they did allow... Model 3 never had buyouts on the leases.
Apparently they wanted the used ones for a fleet of fully self-driving cars.
But that seems mostly bullshit... they sell used cars on their site... they just want them because used Teslas hold their value extremely well.
I'd found another link that mentioned "self-driving fleet" as the reason but got distracted and did not edit the post, not that it matters.

Seems like an odd way to run a business, you have a customer that wants to buy a product and you tell them no.

You'd think they would have given the person that leased it a price, and if it was too high the person could walk away. Especially since the self-driving fleet was a continually changing pipedream.
They'd still have several lease returns to use for their non-existent fleet.
just odd
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 15, 2024, 21:05
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 15, 2024, 21:05
Jun 15, 2024, 21:05
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 15, 2024, 08:42:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 14, 2024, 22:02:
Always intended to buy out the lease on the first one but they wouldn't let me.
Gotta ask, what reason did they give for not allowing you to buy?


RedEye9 wrote on Jun 15, 2024, 09:15:
https://www.cars.com/articles/tesla-no-longer-allows-lease-buyouts-on-any-models-449359/

That was just for the ones they did allow... Model 3 never had buyouts on the leases.
Apparently they wanted the used ones for a fleet of fully self-driving cars.
But that seems mostly bullshit... they sell used cars on their site... they just want them because used Teslas hold their value extremely well.

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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 15, 2024, 09:15
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 15, 2024, 09:15
Jun 15, 2024, 09:15
 
https://www.cars.com/articles/tesla-no-longer-allows-lease-buyouts-on-any-models-449359/
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 15, 2024, 08:42
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 15, 2024, 08:42
Jun 15, 2024, 08:42
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 14, 2024, 22:02:
Always intended to buy out the lease on the first one but they wouldn't let me.
Gotta ask, what reason did they give for not allowing you to buy?
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 22:02
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 22:02
Jun 14, 2024, 22:02
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 14, 2024, 22:00:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 14, 2024, 20:55:
What happened to Verno?
He traded his tesla for an electric porshe taycan 4s. My guess is he's spent every waking hour at the dealership trying to keep it running.
There only so many hours in a day.⚡🪫

Wow, he really did lol
I'm on my second Model 3... keeping this one.
Always intended to buy out the lease on the first one but they wouldn't let me.
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 22:00
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 22:00
Jun 14, 2024, 22:00
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 14, 2024, 20:55:
What happened to Verno?
He traded his tesla for an electric porshe taycan 4s. My guess is he's spent every waking hour at the dealership trying to keep it running.
There's only so many hours in a day.⚡🪫
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 21:19
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 21:19
Jun 14, 2024, 21:19
 
It looks like he has the email link setup on his Blue's account, so someone could try that if they wanted to.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 20:59
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 20:59
Jun 14, 2024, 20:59
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 14, 2024, 20:55:
What happened to Verno?
Guy went from posting 20 times a day to zero overnight.
Last seen in January.

I noticed a week ago that he's no longer a mod, either.

A loss of he's no longer regular. I think he has me blocked, but he was a good contributor and mod.
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 20:55
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 20:55
Jun 14, 2024, 20:55
 
What happened to Verno?
Guy went from posting 20 times a day to zero overnight.
Last seen in January.
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 19:14
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 19:14
Jun 14, 2024, 19:14
 
Nullity wrote on Jun 14, 2024, 12:56:
Would you be willing to post it in secret tags? I don't typically watch Jeopardy, but I am curious about the details regarding your new powers of foresight.

(Though I do respect and appreciate your concern not to spoil it for others, I can't stand having TV/movies spoiled for me.)
Sure: Before the break Ken announced the category was something to the effect of British Novels of the 1960s.

As I noted, this isn't my wheelhouse, so I came out with the only thing that came to mind: A Clockwork Orange.

Sure enough, I realized as soon as he read the answer/question dealie I had stumbled upon it.
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 18:06
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 18:06
Jun 14, 2024, 18:06
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 14, 2024, 16:34:
The FAA has launched an investigation into a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max plane that experienced a "Dutch roll" motion on a May 25 flight from Phoenix to Oakland, California, causing "substantial" damage to the aircraft. A Dutch roll is when the nose of the plane "may go left to right as the airplane simultaneously banks side to side." The maneuver is caused by "wind or pilot input," and should not be confused with a Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich.
Fake titanium bolts not suspected.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_roll
On October 19, 1959, a Boeing 707 on customer-acceptance flight, where the yaw damper was turned off to familiarize the new pilots with flying techniques, a trainee pilot's actions violently exacerbated the Dutch roll motion and caused three of the aircraft’s four engines to be torn from its wings. It crashed killing all on board.

After the two "suicides" ( aka assassinations ) in 2 months of Boeing whistleblowers, I don't expect much from this company... They'd rather kill people than actually fix anything. Frack'em.
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 16:34
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 16:34
Jun 14, 2024, 16:34
 
The FAA has launched an investigation into a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max plane that experienced a "Dutch roll" motion on a May 25 flight from Phoenix to Oakland, California, causing "substantial" damage to the aircraft. A Dutch roll is when the nose of the plane "may go left to right as the airplane simultaneously banks side to side." The maneuver is caused by "wind or pilot input," and should not be confused with a Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich.
Fake titanium bolts not suspected.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_roll
On October 19, 1959, a Boeing 707 on customer-acceptance flight, where the yaw damper was turned off to familiarize the new pilots with flying techniques, a trainee pilot's actions violently exacerbated the Dutch roll motion and caused three of the aircraft’s four engines to be torn from its wings. It crashed killing all on board.
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 16:10
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 16:10
Jun 14, 2024, 16:10
 
Every once in a while, there's a break in the clouds.
Today, a federal judge ordered the liquidation of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ′ personal assets. Thumbsup
They are still deciding on his company’s separate bankruptcy case.
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 15:37
Prez
 
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 15:37
Jun 14, 2024, 15:37
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Is it better to have friends who are like you or different from you?

I don't think it really matters honestly. I find that what matters is how much or how little emphasis you put on the differences in personalities, priorities, and values. I can be friends with liberals, conservatives, alt right, commies, religious folk, atheists, rich, poor, white or virtually any other race under the sun... on and on and on. Any religion, sexual identiy, gender, age, political belief or culture is fine with me. Until you turn what makes us different into something that divides us. If you cannot accept that I don't believe in a god, I don't believe that the earth is flat, or that I don't believe that half of the country votes a certain way because they are stupid or evil, and won't shut up about it, then yeah, we're not going to be friends. Other than that, I welcome anyone who can stand me. My only exception is if you do things that hurt children or animals. Once I find that out about someone there is no further contact.

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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 15:11
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Jun 14, 2024, 15:11
 
Go Scotland and/or Germany! Euro Cup followed by the summer Olympics...good times.
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 13:30
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Jun 14, 2024, 13:30
 
The story of Shackleton and crew of 27 is one of amazing endurance.
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Just my luck
Jun 14, 2024, 12:56
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Re: OotB: Just my luck Jun 14, 2024, 12:56
Jun 14, 2024, 12:56
 
Would you be willing to post it in secret tags? I don't typically watch Jeopardy, but I am curious about the details regarding your new powers of foresight.

(Though I do respect and appreciate your concern not to spoil it for others, I can't stand having TV/movies spoiled for me.)
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