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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    I've seen ~15mpg trucks go down to 5-7mpg with a heavy load, so a drop of half to two thirds would not be unusual.
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    A list of some interesting features, if you have others you'd like to add feel free to jump in: - 110v/220v outlets and an air compressor standard. Need to fill your own flat tire? Wanna operate a table saw? Wanna run a little cooler in the woods? Emergency home power backup? No problem. - Body...
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    Interesting discussion by some pros: Interesting claim: "The idea (of the exoskeleton design) was around before, but nobody had the balls to do it"
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    I don't think people in Wallstreet and mainstream media are complaining about the practicality of this thing, it's an emotional response to the look first, and then fill in the blanks after. They see the shape and instinctively think "oh shit, this wont sell" and stock goes down, that's as far...
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    That's just the generational divide showing between Wallstreet and Mainstreet: The old stock traders and media wigs freak out over the design, stock reacts to that. On the other hand you see 250,000 reservations on the first day for this truck, a reflection of the street overriding...
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    Some interesting coverage from reviewers and truck drivers:
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    Google Fined $1.7 Billion Over Monopolistic Practices

    I wouldn't go as far as "don't have corruption or monopolies" but the general gist I agree with more or less. Corporate influence is still a problem there, especially when it comes to intellectual property, despite the efforts of the pirate party and such.
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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    I'm not sure what you're trying to say here, EVs sold more because gas prices got cheaper? Or that people weren't actually holding off on purchases, knowing what's around the corner? Why would a $45k car outsell a Honda Civic at under half the price? Why do some financial experts call this the...
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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    We'll see. They're not small fries that's for sure, and there are signs they're starting to steer the Titanic slowly off its collision course with a recent Panasonic arrangement. But if they can't establish a foothold in China then they're gonna be in big trouble, that country is already...
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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    It's not the rest of the world for sure, but it's the most important state when it comes to car sales: It's constantly a good indication of trends happening to other population-dense states, and it's one of the most in touch with general global trends in other advanced nations. Many parts of...
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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    Toyota's CEO was anti-EV, his engineers showed him their prototype and he coldly dismissed it and ridiculed their idea. No one dared question him due to Japanese corporate culture. They just got caught with their pants down as their Prius sales cratered in California all of a sudden when new...
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    Texas Is Trying to Block Tesla from Servicing Its Cars

    Sounds like Chinese EVs will have a major edge in Texas when they arrive in a couple years. They also offer EV incentives, but setup through dealerships, meaning Tesla can't access it, lots of legislative prostitution going on down there apparently. Pretty short-sighted if this passes, pretty...
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    Tesla Launches $35,000 Standard Model 3

    Wasn't sure where to put this, but this just came out, interesting stuff: They just rolled out the first v3 superchargers today in California (@8:00pm). Nice!
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    Tesla Launches $35,000 Standard Model 3

    That's true, it's a general estimate. It does sound like you're getting screwed down there on power generation costs though. Usually it's either cheap gas and electricity or expensive for both, but there are exceptions. Back in WV I was paying (iirc) $0.08 vs $2.50, and down here in Cali it's...
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    Tesla Launches $35,000 Standard Model 3

    You can plug your info here and get an estimate, it's a 130mpg car basically: We get $1000-$1500 a year in the bank down here, but it varies by location and point of reference.
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    Tesla Launches $35,000 Standard Model 3

    Man this is nuts, it's like watching the shift from carriage to automobile allover again, and it's happening in our lifetimes, that's pretty cool lol.
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    Energizer Smartphone has a 18,000 mAh Battery

    Make it 9000 mAh and get it closer to half as thick and I'm in.
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    Intel Gen11 Reportedly Takes iGPU Performance to Another Level

    My main concern with Intel's GPU products is their lacking track record when it comes to driver support. Performance means little if your game or PC keeps crashing, so I hope they don't skimp on this in the future. They got allot to prove before I can take them seriously.
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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    That's the challenge the publication has with these cars, they don't have yearly update cycles but rather get iterative design tweaks on a monthly or even weekly basis. How do you review something that's already updated with new features, fixes or improvements the following month? They'll keep...
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    The American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report

    Why is it when someone comes to the defense of these monopolies, it's always a comparison between the awful service in rural areas vs a place like South Korea? Why is it not NY or LA vs South Korea? It still looks awful by comparison even in the most dense parts of the country. If you're lucky...
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    Tesla Model X Receives Industry First Perfect Crash-Test Rating for a SUV

    Some cool charts. What the heck is up with the Jeep Wrangler though? Did they design it to be driven upside down? Lol.
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    Congress is Holding a T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Hearing

    Having 4 major providers is awful, that's not gonna do much to promote a free market as is, dropping it down to less just makes things worse, would rather see competition rather than gradually go back to the days when AT&T would charge a dollar per minute, no thanks.
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    AAA Study Claims Cold Weather Significantly Shortens EV Range

    It's not an accurate assessment, but it's not totally wrong. At extreme temperatures, where even regular cars need to be literally plugged in if you wanna start the engine the next day, the degradation of this level can be seen. At more common levels - aka most parts of the US in winter, polar...
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    AdoredTV Analyzes AMD Engineering Sample Benchmarks

    Nice way to present the concept of caching, the first half would be great material for some aspiring tech college freshmen.
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    Tesla Buys Maxwell Technologies Maybe they're interested in applying this to their existing battery production: At such high battery production levels, 10-20% cost reduction could be a billion dollars in the bank per year.
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    Tesla Model 3 Owners Vent about Polar Vortex Affecting Cars

    Just turn the beefy EV heater on by cellphone 5-10 minutes prior to leaving and it will melt the ice away. That's another thing that can help. Having said that, -50f weather is a bit much, I feel for Chicago, having to deal with the polar vortex getting pushed down by the shifting pacific jet...
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    Tesla Rival Nio Causes Traffic Jam as Software Upgrade Incapacitates Smart Car

    lol I'm all for NIO getting in on the action but they're gonna need to think about their safety protocols, for example don't allow an update while the car is not parked, and better warning messages with ability to back out through the user interface - maybe throw in a 5 minute grace period timer...
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    Tesla Launches Cheaper Cars With Software Limited Batteries

    It could change in the future, who knows, but so far there are no indications that they want to milk the repair service, either because they don't have the resources to set such a thing up, or because that's just the nature of EVs with 20 moving parts instead of 20,000. That said, the parts...
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    Tesla Launches Cheaper Cars With Software Limited Batteries

    It's similar to how SSDs do wear leveling, where spreading the stress prolongs overall pack health. These cells are happiest roughly between 30 and 70 percent charge, and perfectly fine in the 10 to 90 percent range, the edge cases are to be avoided whenever possible. The more cells you have to...
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    Tesla Launches Cheaper Cars With Software Limited Batteries

    I believe they stated that service and repairs are not meant to be a revenue model, they want to reduce waste as well as lower load on their service centers. The parts they make they plan to re-use in other projects, so it makes sense for them to make them reliable if they can, for example the...
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    Tesla Launches Cheaper Cars With Software Limited Batteries

    Well while you're at it, do it under Tesla's white hat program, then you get a free Model 3, sell that and pocket $30-40k, use the rest to unlock the $8k option if you wanted it that bad. Double win and legally in the clear lol. My guess: - Yeah, $8k for 25 miles is not a great deal. But in...
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    Tesla Supercharger Sabotaged: The Latest in a Series of Weird Anti-Tesla Incidents

    That's a federal felony, lock them up for a few years and make them pay for it with license plate stamping labor.
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    The Ora R1 Is a $8,600 Electric Car from China

    I think these companies are working on improving their battery chemistry to the point where cobalt content is almost nothing now, Tesla, for example, is at around 3% cobalt content now, and moving toward zero. Other battery manufacturers are also moving in that direction. That should help the...
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    California Dealers File Petition against Volvo's All-Inclusive Car Subscription Service

    Just the dealership lobby in this case. You have better odds at getting around this in Cali than in Michigan, that's for sure.
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    AdoredTV: Comprehending the Navi No-Show

    Lisa Su's video did vindicate some of the parts missing from CES that was expected from the leaks. Looks like allot of frantic corporate politics and strategy behind the scenes by the two companies, amusing stuff.
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    Tesla Drastically Increases Supercharger Prices around the World

    Instead of using gas as a crutch, tax by weight and mileage like many other nations, the damage to the road is a square function of vehicle weight, so heavier cars pay more road taxes.
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    Here Is AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su's Interview from CES 2019

    @7:27 - So confirming AdoredTV's speculation that she was intentionally testing core vs core. And next she brings up that empty space on the silicon when the chip was being presented. Yes it was for a second 8 core, 16 thread chip in the demo, another confirmation of recent speculations by...
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    Tesla Stock Drops Following Employee Layoff Announcement

    Looks like they may potentially be gearing up to start producing the lower margin base models in a few months, gonna need to tighten the belt if they wanna pull it off. Not to mention the financial strain from overseas logistics while cars are in transit across the ocean, and I believe they're...