The Daily Populous

Thursday May 11st, 2017 morning edition

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CEO Elon Musk first hinted that it would be cheaper than a regular roof after accounting for energy savings, and later said that Tesla’s solar roof could cost less than a regular roof – even before energy production.

The company says that the “typical homeowner can expect to pay $21.85 per square foot for a Solar Roof.”.

What is important to understand is that not all tiles on the roof would be solar tiles.

The $21.85 per square foot price point was calculated for a roof where 35 percent of the tiles are solar (solar tiles cost more per square foot than non-solar tiles).

Tesla broke down the cost of both its solar tiles and non-solar tiles against traditional roof solutions.

Tesla says that it will manage the entire “Solar Roof experience—from the removal of your existing roof through design, permitting, installation, operations and maintenance of the new Solar Roof.”

Tesla solar roof products are perfect for homeowners who want solar and need a new roof relatively soon, but a regular solar panel installation is still a good solution for people who don’t need a new roof. »

Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry

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A day earlier, the Senate panel began pressing a little-known government bureau that tracks money laundering and terrorism financing for leads in the Russian investigation.

The Senate’s rush to press forward with its investigation set up a potential showdown with the Trump administration over the future of the F.B.I. investigation.

To a president who puts a premium on loyalty, Mr. Comey represented a fiercely independent official who wielded enormous power. »

Deadpool TV series coming from Donald Glover

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FXX has ordered an adult animated comedy series following the R-rated, trash-talking superhero from Atlanta creator Donald Glover along with Stephen Glover.

“Deadpool, Donald and FX — the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth!,” said Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb.

Though both executives mentioned FX’s not-an-X-Men series (it’s totally an X-Men series) Legion, the more natural pairing for a Deadpool animated series would be Archer, for all sorts of obvious reasons. »

French Dislike Donald Trump Even More Than Putin, Xi and Merkel, Poll Finds

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While President Donald Trump isn't exactly well liked in the United States, he's viewed even more unfavorably in France, a new poll released Thursday found.

Some 82 percent of French people view him unfavorably, more than any other politician included in the Suffolk University poll.

Some 0.27 percent—or three of the 1,094 people surveyed—had never heard of Trump (bless their hearts). »