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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    It' not yet a IIHS top safety pick because it hasn't gone through the crash test regime yet. https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/tesla/model-3-4-door-sedan
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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    It's not new, the scores were from years ago and done by the US Government's NHTSA. However, since the introduction of the Model X, it's yet to be tested by other agencies, such as IIHS or Europe's NCAP. The Model S's NHTSA's scores were used to claim incredible safety as well, but didn't do...
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    Tesla Stock Drops Following Employee Layoff Announcement

    Their shares are priced like they're a growth tech stock with years of several dozen percentage growth in revenue/year ahead and nearly unlimited demand for the Model 3. Q3 was also supposed to be the beginning of a golden period of earnings. Now, the warnings indicate the assumptions were wrong.
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    Truck Owners Are Blocking Tesla Superchargers in "ICE-ing" Protests

    There's probably an element of cost as well, another 100-150 feet of thick copper wiring trenched through an existing parking lot adds up.
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    Boring Company's First Tunnel Opens

    That's what you get when you use a TBM designed for sewers and other types of water tunnels.
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    Boring Company's First Tunnel Opens

    The TBM is second-hand and small: https://www.autoblog.com/2017/08/03/elon-musk-boring-company-tunnel-machine/ Seattle's Big Bertha is over 4X the diameter. Those tunnels are much bigger, meant to carry two rail lines and finished to a far higher safety and performance standard (necessary...
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    California Officially Becomes First in Nation Mandating Solar Power for New Homes

    That article is already out of date, considering coal generation in China has been growing. And with it's modern fleet of efficient coal generation, they'll be used for many decades to come. Than why are electricity prices in Germany and Denmark, who've invested heavily in wind, so expensive...
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    California Officially Becomes First in Nation Mandating Solar Power for New Homes

    No, what I see is Chinese coal generation growing more than hydro, nuclear, biomass, natural gas, wind and solar combined And solar growth is already slowing down in 2018, as China caps utility solar installations because subsidies have gotten too high...
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    California Officially Becomes First in Nation Mandating Solar Power for New Homes

    Coal because it's cheap and reliable. This is China's electricity system in 2017: https://chinaenergyportal.org/en/2017-electricity-other-energy-statistics-update-of-june-2018/
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    California Officially Becomes First in Nation Mandating Solar Power for New Homes

    This is Germany's electricity production from January. At the start of the year, it had about 42 GW of solar and 55 GW of wind, with peak total production of about 80 GW. https://www.energy-charts.de/power.htm?source=all-sources&year=2018&month=1 Despite all that wind and solar, "baseload"...
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    VW Says Combustion Cars Will Fade Away after 2026

    At the same trend (for each particular site) that it did 100-150 years ago, before the massive increase in CO2 emissions of the last 50 years.
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    California Officially Becomes First in Nation Mandating Solar Power for New Homes

    It won't though, since solar power generation peaks in the mid-day but California's (and almost all developed areas for that matter) electricity demand peaks in the late afternoon to mid-evening. For example, a particularly hot day in August: It actually exacerbates a problem known as the...
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    Boring Company's LA Tunnel Blocked by Community

    I'm reading it quite correct, it got extracted long before it reached the original exit point.
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    Boring Company's LA Tunnel Blocked by Community

    The tunnel being shorter is in Attachment 4.B: The TBM was already extracted six blocks to the east of Hawthorne Boulevard and the original tunnel exit.
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    Boring Company's LA Tunnel Blocked by Community

    They shorten it. From the city documents, the tunnel starts at 12220 Crenshaw Blvd. It originally was supposed to exit at the intersection of 120th Street and Hawthorne Blvd but has now been shorten to 4012 120th Street with an "car elevator" at 3834 119th Place which is about 6000-6100 feet...
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    Boring Company's LA Tunnel Blocked by Community

    He's not, it took a year to build a narrow, mostly useless tunnel barely a mile long in Hawthorne.
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    Linux 4.20 Performance Decimated by Spectre and Meltdown Mitigations

    Even with the performance loss, the Intel systems still end up with comparable or better performance in the Java tests, GCC compilation, and PostgresSQL. It could be argued that the AMD systems already had their performance-loss built-in.
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    Apple "Determined to Kill Off the Laptop for iPads"

    Xbox One and One S' GPUs are weaker than the Radeon 7790. Only the One X has the more powerful GPU.
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    AMD Radeon Vega 56 at Lowest Price Ever

    My experience with the rewards bundle is that anybody with a supported video card, in this case a RX570/RX580 or Vega card in their system are able to activate the game bundle code.
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    Newer Tesla Vehicles Are Getting Upgraded 'Summon' Auto-Parking Features

    That was a now-obvious rigged demonstration from late 2016 showing capabilities far in excess of what Tesla can actually achieve.
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    Hyperloop LA Tunnel will Open on December 10

    That's a great analogy. Nobody's going to care about an "electric airplane" if the first thing they show is a used 737 airframe.
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    Hyperloop LA Tunnel will Open on December 10

    Actually, it's only a <2 mile tunnel from the SpaceX property in Hawthorne to the NW side of the Hawthorne Airport. From the city documents, the tunnel starts at 12220 Crenshaw Blvd. It originally was supposed to exit at the intersection of 120th Street and Hawthorne Blvd but has now been...
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    Model 3 Achieves the Lowest Probability of Injury of Any Vehicle Ever Tested by NHTSA

    The Model 3 has yet to do the small offset tests done by IIHS: https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/tesla/model-3-4-door-sedan
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    Solar Roadways Aren't Worth the Investment

    I think this is correct. Typical capacity factor in Europe is in the low teens, utility solar in the American SW desert is in the mid 20%, so 8% is terrible. 4% is so bad they should have just painted the road to look like solar panels and put the solar panels somewhere else.
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    RIAA Releases 2018 Mid-Year Music Industry Revenue Report

    It's still a lot smaller than it used to be, especially once you adjust for inflation. Not surprisingly, the peak came just before the emergence of MP3/Napster. https://www.riaa.com/u-s-sales-database/
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    California Launching Their "Own Damn Satellite" to Fight Climate Change

    Oil is a massive money maker for governments, the subsidies goes from oil to government with royalties, sales taxes, fuel taxes as well as the large spin-off effects of the industry.... That's if they don't already own the oil company to begin with.
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    Net Neutrality Heads to Court as States Seek to Implement Their Own Rules

    Cellular companies throttling data speeds once pass certain usage levels were in place for years. T-Mobile got fined in October 2016 for their unlimited data plans that throttled only because they weren't explicitly clear on the circumstances that would cause the throttling...
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    9900k paper launch

    Yes, if one also overclocked dual-socket Xeon 8180s then it would be close. At 3.2 GHz, they hit 7400. Though nobody who has the need and budget for these type of machines will overclock them.
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    Patrick Stewart to Star in New “Star Trek” Series as Jean-Luc Picard on CBS All Access

    JJ Abrams completely ruined Starfleet as a military when it promoted a cadet to the rank of Captain.
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    Patrick Stewart to Star in New “Star Trek” Series as Jean-Luc Picard on CBS All Access

    Isn't that what people wanted when they said they wanted to only pay for content they wanted and not the dreck they didn't? That leads to extreme splintering.
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    Intel's desktop marketshare in Mindfactory.de

    No, Intel required a >1kW chiller to crush an AMD 32 core running on air in Cinebench, thus forcing AMD to use LN2 to beat in turn.
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X for 1850 USD

    Canadian sales tax is almost never listed on an item before checkout. And it differs between provinces.
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    Intel Core i9-9900K Shows Up in 3DMark Time Spy, Beats the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

    In certain IO related tests with NVME drives, to the point that they're no faster than Ryzen systems. They have little effect on gaming.
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X Rumors

    It's possibly an overclocked 8-core Coffee Lake.
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    8 core version of 8700k is coming this Fall!

    I don't think any TR2 benchmarks have been shown, and the only OCed 28-core score they seemed to have shown was a 7334 score for Cinebench 15, which is faster than dual Epyc 7601s, so a more attainable and reasonable power consumption 4 GHz 28-core would be still incredibly formidable.
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    AMD Thinks Intel's 10nm Stumble will Open Doors

    The Free Market includes competitors like Intel, which can do legitimate actions like lowering price to affect market share.
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    Spectre Variant 4 Disclosed, Mitigations to Result in Another Performance Hit

    Those figures are for recent sales. In Q1 2018, it was estimated that AMD had 12% of the desktop market, 8% of the notebook market and 1% of the server market.
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    Spectre Variant 4 Disclosed, Mitigations to Result in Another Performance Hit

    AMD's sales may have grown by something like 50%, but it's actual share is something like 12% of desktop and 1% of server. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-cpu-gpu-market-share,36592.html
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    Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor, AWD, Performance Version Specs Revealed

    No new bugs because Tesla has perhaps the worst software QC and regression testing in Silicon Valley. And nobody else does initial development in production. Which are much better than the horrible Tesla UI. Into fire trucks?
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    California to Become First US State Mandating Solar on New Homes

    And I completely agree and support that change. And if California does go ahead with mandatory solar panel scheme, I'd expect the new owners will be in for a huge surprise when they realize how little they're going to get from the electricity they're selling at noon and how much they have to...
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