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H.P. Hovercraft
Jan 12, 2004

there's a world that we know nothing about, that we can only imagine... and that is the world of books

Slippery Tilde

it's really just a matter of time before elong or a member of his family is killed by a tesla

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Poniard
Apr 3, 2011



muscccccccccc

President Beep
Apr 29, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!


really struggling to see how an autonomous vehicle could handle a large roundabout.

e: this isn’t some “lol americans cant even into roundabouts” joke either.

President Beep fucked around with this message at Dec 10, 2018 around 02:16

Improbable Lobster
Jan 6, 2012

What is the Matrix? We just don't know.



Buglord

https://twitter.com/BAKKOOONN/statu...939066533302273

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with


that's definitely a responsible tweet that won't get anyone killed

Aunt Beth
Feb 23, 2006

Baby, you're ready!

Grimey Drawer

H.P. Hovercraft posted:

it's really just a matter of time before elong or a member of his family is killed by a tesla
didn’t the guy who invented the Segway die in a Segway accident? there’s precedent

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Nap Ghost

Aunt Beth posted:

didn’t the guy who invented the Segway die in a Segway accident? there’s precedent

nah, it was the guy who bought out the rights to it and mass produced them

Jimmy Carter
Nov 3, 2005



lolllll someone got coked up at Tesla and needed to make their sales numbers so they emailed a bunch of Model S leasees and said that they could end their lease early if they picked a new car before the end of the quarter, since the federal tax credit was decreasing next year. Noted App Developer Marco Arment took them up on this and got a new car.

Tesla forgot to tell their bank that they taken the cars back, and people just kept being billed for cars they didn't have. Marco said he was out over $7000, and when he called Tesla HQ, people hadn't heard from the guy who sent the promos out in months.

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

Don't let the little fuckers generation gap you


finally a way to buy a car without all those shady dealership shenanigans

Kevin Mitnick P.E.
Aug 30, 2009

Bob said I should call you to get a login now that I've got my PE.


El_Elegante posted:

capitalism is working exactly as designed, the problem is that it’s ill suited for our reality

i was promised robber barons. rich pothead who wants to be sax russell when he grows up is not an adequate substitute

President Beep
Apr 29, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!


robber baron break-y bumpers

TK-42-1
Oct 30, 2013

looks like we have a bad transmitter


Pillbug

President Beep posted:

robber baron break-y bumpers

i like that your mind went here

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with


to marco's credit he ends his whinefest by recognizing it's a clownshow company and he won't be buying another car from them.

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.



Fun Shoe

President Beep posted:

robber baron break-y bumpers

syscall girl
Nov 6, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


Fun Shoe

infernal machines posted:

finally a way to buy a car without all those shady dealership shenanigans

my dealer said his former tesla customer just ate 12k off the cost of his trade in because welp, it may have worked in sf but it ain't up here

tesla's apparently don't hold value, who knew

Wheany
Mar 17, 2006

Spinyahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


Doctor Rope


oh man, i can't wait until they perfect those experimental features before enabling auto pilot in production cars

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

YOU ARE A BRAIN
IN A BUNKER



your Tesla will be able to self drive, unless it spots an emergency vehicle

refleks
Nov 21, 2006


Boiled Water posted:

your Tesla will be able to self drive, unless it spots an emergency vehicle

Now now, be fair - it will still drive once it spots an emergeny vehicle - straight into them

klafbang
Nov 18, 2009


Clapping Larry

it's called an emergency vehicle for a reason, you know

Not a Children
Oct 9, 2012

$$ Pffft, what do squids know about spending money? $$



Grimey Drawer

Can't wait to get sideswiped by an empty tesla

Munkeymon
Aug 14, 2003

Motherfucker's got an
armor-piercing crowbar! Rigoddamndicu𝜆ous.



Pillbug

syscall girl posted:

my dealer said his former tesla customer just ate 12k off the cost of his trade in because welp, it may have worked in sf but it ain't up here

tesla's apparently don't hold value, who knew

EVs don't in general from what I can tell

buyers are probably rightfully nervous about maybe having to replace the batteries

Soricidus
Oct 20, 2010
freedom-hating statist shill

Pillbug

Munkeymon posted:

EVs don't in general from what I can tell

buyers are probably rightfully nervous about maybe having to replace the batteries

evs currently depreciate faster than similar ice vehicles but it’s not entirely clear how much that’s due to battery wear and how much just because the technology is evolving fast enough that nobody wants last years model with significantly shorter range even new

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



Just-In-Timeberlake posted:

sir phobos, go beat some rear end

H.P. Hovercraft
Jan 12, 2004

there's a world that we know nothing about, that we can only imagine... and that is the world of books

Slippery Tilde

remember when it took him 8 years to complete his undergraduate degree

https://twitter.com/ravenvanderrave...835064030453761

Poniard
Apr 3, 2011



He was learning twice as much for one degree, what a genius

President Beep
Apr 29, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!


H.P. Hovercraft posted:

remember when it took him 8 years to complete his undergraduate degree

https://twitter.com/ravenvanderrave...835064030453761

albert einstein could not even read and didn't even have a degree! also bill gates is actually a siphonophoric colony, akin to a portuguese manowar! he didnt' need college.

Captain Foo
May 11, 2004

the cyberpunk dystopia is now
you are not the runner


Clever Betty

President Beep posted:

also bill gates is actually a siphonophoric colony

lmao

flakeloaf
Feb 26, 2003

Still better than android clock



President Beep posted:

robber baron break-y bumpers

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012





Gravy Boat 2k

economics and physics is a weird fuckin combination

like the hardest of the hard sciences plus the softest of the soft. one professor being all "this effect is so subtle that we need to put the experiment at the bottom of a salt mine and shield it from the earth's magnetic field" and another all "we call these shoeleather costs because they model the personal cost of having your shoes wear out as you walk to the bank"

President Beep
Apr 29, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!


"~*utility*~"

Dixie Cretin Seaman
Jan 22, 2008

all hat and one catte


Hot Rope Guy

Sagebrush posted:

economics and physics is a weird fuckin combination

like the hardest of the hard sciences plus the softest of the soft. one professor being all "this effect is so subtle that we need to put the experiment at the bottom of a salt mine and shield it from the earth's magnetic field" and another all "we call these shoeleather costs because they model the personal cost of having your shoes wear out as you walk to the bank"

economists have math envy and will accept any simplifying assumption if it lets them play with fancy equations

mystes
May 31, 2006



It's like audiophiles. It's pseudoscience and they're making it up as they go but it's also fun to play with expensive toys.

evilweasel
Aug 24, 2002


Sagebrush posted:

economics and physics is a weird fuckin combination

like the hardest of the hard sciences plus the softest of the soft. one professor being all "this effect is so subtle that we need to put the experiment at the bottom of a salt mine and shield it from the earth's magnetic field" and another all "we call these shoeleather costs because they model the personal cost of having your shoes wear out as you walk to the bank"

economics is mostly math, in a classroom filed with liberal arts students who top out at quadratic algebra

if you can do calculus, economics classes are the easiest As you'll ever get in college, you can just reason out the answers to all of the questions. i don't believe i attended more than 10% of the classes for my final econ class and I was so far above the curve that i could have gotten a zero on the final and passed the class (i did not get a zero on the final, so i wound up with an A+).

El_Elegante
Jul 3, 2004
Probation
Can't post for 4 days!


Biscuit Hider

you’re so smart, and handsome too!

evilweasel
Aug 24, 2002


El_Elegante posted:

you’re so smart, and handsome too!

this was not like the furious brilliance of my unparalleled mind doing something amazing, anyone else int he class who knew calculus coulda done the same thing. all of the difficulty in college econ classes are because most of the students don't know the math they need to know to make it easy. pity i don't recall any calculus anymore

basically, if you are passable enough at math to be doing a hard science degree an econ class is basically rocks for jocks-level GPA padding

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012





Gravy Boat 2k

yeah, i had to take a couple of econ classes in college and my big takeaways were (1) i can't believe we're trying to assign a mathematical value to concepts like "personal inconvenience" or "the desirability of a rolex," and (2) do the models seriously never get any more complicated than a line crossing a parabola?

i greatly enjoy correcting people who say "the nobel prize in economics" though

El_Elegante
Jul 3, 2004
Probation
Can't post for 4 days!


Biscuit Hider

Sagebrush posted:

i greatly enjoy correcting people who say "the nobel prize in economics" though

this is a great thing to do

BobHoward
Feb 13, 2012

The only thing white people deserve is a bullet to their empty skull


Sagebrush posted:

yeah, i had to take a couple of econ classes in college and my big takeaways were (1) i can't believe we're trying to assign a mathematical value to concepts like "personal inconvenience" or "the desirability of a rolex," and (2) do the models seriously never get any more complicated than a line crossing a parabola?

same but it was AP Econ in high school for me. i remember the textbook carefully never saying the bad words “calculus” “derivative” or “integral”, presumably in an attempt to not scare the math phobics. as a result it and the coursework spent probably 10x too much verbiage and time describing the results of simple first year calculus, without ever providing a viable way to work anything out for yourself if you didn’t already know calculus. it was by far the easiest, most boring, and least informative AP course I did

at that age i still labored under the illusion that surely there was something more to econ if you pursued a degree in it so I just shrugged it off and kept believing in the invincibility of capitalist theory

KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD
Jul 7, 2012



Fallen Rib

evilweasel posted:

basically, if you are passable enough at math to be doing a hard science degree an econ class is basically rocks for jocks-level GPA padding
didnt u also study political science

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Vomik
Jul 29, 2003

Melting.


Dixie Cretin Seaman posted:

economists have math envy and will accept any simplifying assumption if it lets them play with fancy equations

physics majors have math envy too.

applied equations? what is this, a trade school?

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