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by wrongfunds
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions to Tesla owners
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Questions to Tesla owners

Another question:- Anybody know how to stop the Easter egg screen from pushing the VIN/mileage screen down when’re you touch the T? Every time I try to stop it or slide it back up, the name change dialogue gets triggered. I’d rather explicitly access the Easter eggs than have them be default when I ...
by wrongfunds
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions to Tesla owners
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Questions to Tesla owners

After doing some internet search, it looks like the currently released version is 2018.42.8 which introduces Track Mode for Model 3 Performance cars. Since mine is at 2018.42.8.1.1, I am pretty behind. The delivery center should have updated it before the purchase :-( Yesterday night, car asked for ...
by wrongfunds
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions to Tesla owners
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Questions to Tesla owners

I have not yet able to find the odometer and/or tripmeter. I have only 3 dots on the left hand side under the picture of the windshield wipers. I have swiped left and right but do not see the odometer. Also missing from the bottom strip is the phone icon. Also the navigation icon(s) which switches b...
by wrongfunds
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions to Tesla owners
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Questions to Tesla owners

I wonder if I can do "reset location" at the end of the driveway. I wanted to do that but then there were some warning screens and I wanted to make sure I would not have to go through the remote setup again! By the way, where is the "track mode" ? I think my car has V9 software on it but when I went...
by wrongfunds
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions to Tesla owners
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Questions to Tesla owners

I was able to set up both garage door openers but not chose auto open or auto close option. The book mentions that once I come near my house, the home link button should automatically "drop down". It did not happen for me. In my other cars, I press the button well before turning in to the driveway a...
by wrongfunds
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions to Tesla owners
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Questions to Tesla owners

Thanks guys! The MVPA from the account does not show amount due to be zero. May be it will be updated after the weekend? Even though I used referral code and the recipient has been already credited with my purchase, the free 6-months supercharging is not being shown in my account. I have opened a ca...
by wrongfunds
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $34k Volt vs $54k Model 3?--help me decide??
Replies: 114
Views: 11728

Re: $34k Volt vs $54k Model 3?--help me decide??

Note that Tesla Model 3 is NOT in the list of 30 cars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fastest_production_cars_by_acceleration#By_0%E2%80%93100_km/h_time_or_0%E2%80%9360_mph_(0%E2%80%9397_km/h)_(3.0_seconds_or_less)[i]_[ii] I think the $1M claim is stretching it but if some limitation aka "4 do...
by wrongfunds
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $34k Volt vs $54k Model 3?--help me decide??
Replies: 114
Views: 11728

Re: $34k Volt vs $54k Model 3?--help me decide??

I don't think the hardware exist in the steering wheel to heat it. They could certainly add that feature say in 2019 or later model.
by wrongfunds
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: ‘01 Honda Odyssey: won’t start, needs $2700 repair. Junk it or fix?
Replies: 65
Views: 4042

Re: ‘01 Honda Odyssey: won’t start, needs $2700 repair. Junk it or fix?

Alternator will eventually need replacing and the transmission will eventually go again. But none of this has anything to do with the vehicle not starting. I mean without you having an independent and trustworthy mechanic, it is going to be difficult to figure it out what is preventing the engine fr...
by wrongfunds
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21690

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

thanks! followed your suggestion.
by wrongfunds
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions to Tesla owners
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Questions to Tesla owners

I just took delivery of Model 3. I have misc questions about the vehicle - UMC box aka travel charger pack:- what should it contain? - how do I remove the wall end adapter from the charger wire? I see no latch anywhere - right now two phones are using the same credentials when logging in to Tesla Ap...
by wrongfunds
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21690

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Is this a good place to ask stupid questions about the Model 3 or I should create n account in one of the other forums? Generally, I would create an account but these questions just need answers from vehicle owners which does not involve deep technical knowledge about the car itself.
by wrongfunds
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21690

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3 I am finally declaring the complete failure of the original topic for myself! You guys failed me completely to talk me out of buying Tesla Model 3. A spectacular White on White Model 3 Performance is right now sipping 4mph juice in my own garage. Trying to set ...
by wrongfunds
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: ‘01 Honda Odyssey: won’t start, needs $2700 repair. Junk it or fix?
Replies: 65
Views: 4042

Re: ‘01 Honda Odyssey: won’t start, needs $2700 repair. Junk it or fix?

If the dealer's lips are moving, then he is lying. How in the world do you go from a running car to not starting car and come up with diagnosis of clogged converter? They don't clog instantly. If you have been driving with flashing check engine light for months and were noticing vehicle slowly loosi...
by wrongfunds
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Used Tesla Model S? What to look for
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: Buying Used Tesla Model S? What to look for

If the autopilot and/or self-driving is the most important feature for your Tesla consideration, then you should at least consider purchasing the currently available cheapest Model 3 with that feature. With the incentives, you might be paying comparable price. I suspect that used Model S with simila...
by wrongfunds
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

Just look at most of the iPhone photos and the ISO information embedded in it. Most outdoor pictures will have ISO of 20 whereas a real camera will be at 64 or 100.
by wrongfunds
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

I hope some of you know the answer to the following question. I just compared few indoor pictures taken from iPhone7+ and Sony A6000 kit lens. The Sony picture shows ISO of 3200 without using flash but iPhone shows ISO 100. HOWEVER, when you start pixel peeping the actual noise in the picture, the S...
by wrongfunds
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21690

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Please explain the plugshare as I will not have the charger installed until 1st week of December and I need to find nearby chargers until I can charge mine overnight at my house.
by wrongfunds
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21690

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Where are the Model 3 drivers? It has been weeks since any M3 talk here! Less than a week until I throw approximately $80K away on my insanely stupid purchase :moneybag
by wrongfunds
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Developing Complete Plan for Windfall
Replies: 37
Views: 3017

Re: Developing Complete Plan for Windfall

I sympathies with you completely. I have the same anguish every time the megabucks/mega-millions goes above the half billion dollar mark. It is very agonizing trying to figure out how to make the perfect plan for my windfall. To be frank with you, I do have sigh of relief when my ticket misses the w...
by wrongfunds
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Financial] Habits of the Rich
Replies: 222
Views: 29229

Re: [Financial] Habits of the Rich

You said 50K annual income and 100K loan in your original reply and that is where the confusion came from.
by wrongfunds
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Financial] Habits of the Rich
Replies: 222
Views: 29229

Re: [Financial] Habits of the Rich

Forget co-signining; I am still stuck on definition of half vs double; I could have never thought that 50K was double of 100K.
by wrongfunds
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When is Too Long to Return a Hair Dryer to Costco?
Replies: 73
Views: 4923

Re: When is Too Long to Return a Hair Dryer to Costco?

Wow; so many speculations in this topic!!!
by wrongfunds
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric wrench / screwdriver for the home auto mechanic
Replies: 27
Views: 1523

Re: Electric wrench / screwdriver for the home auto mechanic

I have DeWalt small impact wrench. It is perfect for automotive work under hood and under dash. I also have bigger impact wrench for lug bolts etc but the smaller one gets used all the time, even inside house. It did great job putting in big lag screws to mount flat screen tv adapter to the wall. If...
by wrongfunds
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

For those who don't know https://www.dpreview.com/ is a fabulous camera/photography site. They have Forums, not as well moderated as they are here but nevertheless moderated, for just about every brand and class of camera where folks can help if someone has a problem. They also review cameras, came...
by wrongfunds
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

For those who don't know https://www.dpreview.com/ is a fabulous camera/photography site. They have Forums, not as well moderated as they are here but nevertheless moderated, for just about every brand and class of camera where folks can help if someone has a problem. They also review cameras, came...
by wrongfunds
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

I started watching from the latest backwards. It is a fascinating series. It is really a pleasure to watch a professional work her/his photography skills.
by wrongfunds
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

There's a semi-popular Hong Kong based photography gear review site called Digital Rev that occasionally poses that basic scenario: They invite well-known photographers to do a "cheap camera challenge." They often impress poor quality gear, but the limits of that gear can at times be very obvious. ...
by wrongfunds
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When is Too Long to Return a Hair Dryer to Costco?
Replies: 73
Views: 4923

Re: When is Too Long to Return a Hair Dryer to Costco?

How many of you missed the point that it was not OP who was returning the hair dryer but rather the neighbor. I mean if OP was asking the question for onself, I would have understood but rampant speculating on neighbor doing Costco return? IF this is not definition of idle gossip, I don't what know ...
by wrongfunds
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When is Too Long to Return a Hair Dryer to Costco?
Replies: 73
Views: 4923

Re: When is Too Long to Return a Hair Dryer to Costco?

What exactly am I paying the membership fee to Costco if it not for their ability to stand behind their well publicized guarantee? May be I would have different feeling if I were a Costco stock holder but I don't. Of course I am still amazed that this topic has been allowed here given that there is ...
by wrongfunds
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home sale etiquette: wall repair
Replies: 53
Views: 3635

Re: Home sale etiquette: wall repair

Flat screen TV mount screwed to the wall; what to do with it? I suppose, let the TV go with the house and put it in the P&S agreement or keep the mount on the wall for the next owner to install his own TV? Provided the part that fits to the TV is kept with the mount. I have decided, I will just not ...
by wrongfunds
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When is Too Long to Return a Hair Dryer to Costco?
Replies: 73
Views: 4923

Re: When is Too Long to Return a Hair Dryer to Costco?

I would have had no problem although personally I have never had to return anything older than 30-90 days. She would have paid Costco at least $220 over 4 years basically for the privilege of trusting that they will stand behind their stated return policy. Why should she feel embarrassed at the retu...
by wrongfunds
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

Your photos are spectacular, way beyond my capabilities. Thanks for sharing. I especially like our National Parks and you certainly took some great shots. That is the problem with people like him :-) He could have used a 99 cents pinhole camera and still would have gotten better pictures than my mi...
by wrongfunds
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home sale etiquette: wall repair
Replies: 53
Views: 3635

Re: Home sale etiquette: wall repair

When the house was shown and inspected, the holes were not there because "things" were still on the wall. if the "things" do not go with the house as a part of the sale, then you have nails, hooks or whatever contraption was attached to the house. If you take the contraption out of there, then you n...
by wrongfunds
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

:oops: :oops: :oops: I think before asking for recommendations, it should be mandatory to provide ones budgetary restrictions and then the needed feature set. Without that, people write paragraphs on extolling virtues of say Lieca camera and how it is the most suitable choice for the OP who in the e...
by wrongfunds
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

I was stuck in Best Buy for entire day yesterday. I had the opportunity to play with many P&S cameras on display. If OP can spare $300-$400 couple of Sony P&S were very good in that price bracket. If he likes 30X zoom and other features such as tilt screen, optical view finder, WiFi, NFC etc etc; So...
by wrongfunds
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

Malinois000 wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:00 am
A little costly but I purchased a fixed focal Leica Q three years ago and I absolutely love it. Highly recommended.
A "little" costly? That is like saying a Maybach is little costly compared to Corolla :-) Extremely clever humble brag, I have to grant you that!
by wrongfunds
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

I will be honest. If it fits in the budget, the answer to which P&S camera should I buy has been RX100 for many years. Only when you look at what you don't get with RX100 I vs say RX100 IV you start doubting your own decision to "settle" on RX100 I. Let us wait until OP comes back tells us his budge...
by wrongfunds
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

As this topic illustrates, very few people are willing to buy expensive P&S. Cheap/moderately priced P&S market is vanishing at accelerated pace. Even if traditional camera manufacturers wanted to, there is no way they can compete with Apple/Samsung of the world. I feel as if we are back in 1998 and...
by wrongfunds
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

I was recently researching this question myself and found this website to be very helpful: https://independenttravelcats.com/best-compact-camera-travel-point-and-shoot-cameras/ I think in point and shoots today the two big factors for most amateur photographers, technologically speaking, are going ...
by wrongfunds
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

Look at all the recommendations given here for a worthwhile P&S camera. They are all in $700+ range. My point was that if you thought you could get a good P&S for under $200 to take better pictures that your smartphone is capable of, you will be wrong. By the way, I have Sony A6000 mirrorless and ca...
by wrongfunds
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

I think it has been said enough times. What you are looking for no longer exist. To take better pictures than your smartphone is capable of taking, you have to pay even more than the cost of your smartphone. That ship has sailed. Respectfully I beg to differ. My iPhone SE cannot hold a candle to mu...
by wrongfunds
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6176

Re: Point and shoot camera

did you peruse all the sub sections? https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-point-and-shoot-under-500/ if you dont want to spend more than $500, then there really is no difference between your phone and a dedicated camera... The phone can take very nice photos, but I am used to the feel of a camera...
by wrongfunds
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21690

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

NewtoBogle wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:52 pm
MR, White, Aero, EAP
Wow!!! I never thought Tesla would be able to deliver medium range that quickly! I mean I have yet even to see even a single YouTube video on MR Model 3 implying that not even a single specimen exists today.
by wrongfunds
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Are we in trouble?
Replies: 106
Views: 12889

Re: Are we in trouble?

Property taxes $652 a year. Gotta love that prop 13, t
I don't think it works like that. The buyer of that house pays a *LOT MORE* than $652 a year. Or am I wrong in that assumption?
by wrongfunds
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21690

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

For few days, I tried to talk myself out of buying one but finally I gave up and decided that once in a lifetime I will be completely insane and forget being cautious. About 3 more weeks until a white on white performance would empty my bank account. I dread that moment. Where is that smiley showing...
by wrongfunds
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Teaching kids there is an ample amount of money
Replies: 108
Views: 8067

Re: Teaching kids there is an ample amount of money

Did you miss the "down payment" part? The person did not merely gave one million dollar to the daughter but rather the daughter purchased a house which I presume must be over $10M assuming down-payment "help". I mean if I were to help my son towards down-payment, I would like to have some of his ski...
by wrongfunds
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Teaching kids there is an ample amount of money
Replies: 108
Views: 8067

Re: Teaching kids there is an ample amount of money

I recently gave her a seven figure gift for a house down payment.
Million dollars or more for a mere down payment on a house? What is the cost of the house?

I am folding my cards; this bragging game is getting too rich for my blood.
by wrongfunds
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please help me with my car decision
Replies: 42
Views: 3454

Re: Please help me with my car decision

Combined income projection:850
When you say you want to buy a nice used vehicle, I am at loss for words.
by wrongfunds
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can Verizon waive inadvertent international data charges?
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Can Verizon waive inadvertent international data charges?

We called verizon and they reduced the $150 fee to $5. Apparently iphones have some setting that tells it to automatically switch to the most powerful network. So that must have got triggered somehow. Can you explain where $150 came from? It makes no sense. How did $150 charges got added in matter ...