Author Archives: Kevin

About Kevin

Just an old guy with opinions that I like to bounce off other people.

Christmas came a little early

Last night I got a notice on my smartphone: My Tesla Model 3 has a software update. It’s like Christmas came early and I can hardly wait to open the presents. So what did I get? I got a new … Continue reading

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Tesla Autopilot

I think a lot about Tesla’s Autopilot, every time I drive, and when I comment on the Internet. I have some things I want to say to potential users. Autopilot doesn’t drive your car; Autopilot helps you drive your car. … Continue reading

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Tesla Model S to Model 3 transition

I took delivery of a Tesla Model S 60 kWh (now 75 kWh) in September of 2016 and it has been by far the best car I’ve ever driven. Much can be said about the technology of Model S, its … Continue reading

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Bad bot

My web sites don’t get a lot of traffic. One of them dealing with the birther movement was getting 40,000 unique visitors a month, but after I stopped publishing new articles, that dropped sharply. What continued was search engine spiders … Continue reading

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Web attacks

All of my blogs were down yesterday and I spent several hours scrambling to get things back up. Someone started attacking the Contact Us page on one of my other blogs. I got over 76,000 spam emails from it, but … Continue reading

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Can I guess your password?

I probably could. Just give me a few billion guesses. Web sites that you log into don’t store your password; they use some cryptographic technique to store a scrambled version of it. When you log in, they scramble the password … Continue reading

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I feel like I’m being followed

I posted a message last year on the Tesla forum about an upcoming round trip of about 200 miles and whether I could make it on my then Model S 60 in Winter. The consensus was that I’d have to … Continue reading

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