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BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles




who the gently caress is giving these people the money in the first place, are they lying on loan applications?

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BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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HAIL eSATA-n posted:

just fix it in http-post

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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lol spending all the money on R&D design work only to let clone manufacturers cannibalize their margins was such a dumb move for a hardware company 90's apple was crazy

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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Wulfolme posted:

if musk had tried to make a car company and ended up only making a powertrain manufacturer we would have nothing to laugh at

like, he could have been the next Bosch and cornered the market as the premiere electric powertrain supplier for the industry but instead he overshot and now every other car manufacturer has invested the time and money to re-create his work and are going to cannibalize his market. It's hilarious

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles




cowboy romance electro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvrZJ5C_Nwg

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



fart-powered cars posted:

man twitter is so dumb this isn't even news. big shock - a large company has some issues with development and some of the issues were lol bad but I guarantee you the technical issues i posted are long gone now

bringing up hardware is always messy and with tight deadlines, poo poo happens, so to be real for a moment: in my opinion tesla is shipping good (model s/x) products, they are road safe and tested, there are growing pains, quality pains and such but nothing they can't fix. model 3 is another story, I hope they fix it

honestly i started out really liking working there and I feel like my 8 years there had an impact and tesla to this day is still full of good folks doing the right thing. i know for a fact all the crap i worked on is probably gone by now as it should be - they are evolving. you'll notice they haven't had further incidents like the thing I posed earlier with the reboot loop, so at the very least rca's are paid attention.

most of tesla's problems are self-imposed management style issues, they'll be forced to fix them at some point, one way or another, but that's up to the board

yeah I'm not buying this until they start running recalls on the clearly underspec'd and dangerous suspension components made from aluminum foam

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



fart-powered cars posted:

not much of a mechanical guy, can't speak to that stuff. my comments are restricted to firmware and my experience driving dev cars. I don't actually own one so I can't really comment on long term ownership or repair issues. besides, you can verify much of what I say by dumping the firmware for yourself.

I do care a great deal about privacy and any connected car's ongoing connectivity should be heavily scrutinized - what assurances do I have they aren't Facebook stalking me?

if you'd like to brush up on it and have some laughs: http://teslabears.club/t/tesla-susp...-grounded/370/2

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



Sagebrush posted:

i hope that when this thread is read in court we get a firm legal ruling on the pronunciation of YOSPOS

let the record show that the "bitch" is implied

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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H.P. Hovercraft posted:

didn't that recent teardown review note that all the missing bolts and mismatched fabrication indicate structural problems that are likely to undermine collision performance

they loving decided to just remove like a quarter of the spot welds in the frame they determined as unnecessary on the fly and didn't re-run crash tests or anything

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



FAT32 SHAMER posted:

how can we fight against the cyberfascists when we are busy fighting ourselves about css colours?

I can walk and chew gum thanks

amber 4 lyfe

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



feld posted:

edit2:


you don't update the keys in the field to solve this problem unless the key is compromised or you want a different key algorithm; the CA can issue a new certificate for the client that works with the same key

always generate a new private key when the cert expires dipshit

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



Mr Luxury Yacht posted:

Back in grad school I went to a transportation human factors conference. A lot of insurance companies also have an interest in the field because a big chunk of it is researching crash risk factors.

Anyway over one of the lunches I was chatting to one of insurance folks about what they thought of autonomous vehicles and they mentioned that one they get a surprising number of claims from Tesla owners for garage door/front of house damage, presumably from the autopark/summon feature loving up and deciding it needs to go another few feet into your living room.

lol the coolaid man of cars

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



*crashes through a load-bearing wall*

heard u were talkin poo poo

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



Fooma posted:

if Bruce Wayne is a billionaire playboy making poor decisions as a figurehead for his company as a cover for his secret identity as Batman, what do you think Elon’s secret identity is?

The Sex Pest

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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hey Elon remember when you said you were going to fix flint and then you dialed that back to providing water filters to houses that don't have them yet and then you didn't do poo poo?

I do, you sack of garbage.

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



ryde posted:

Aren't Flint's water lead levels below the legal threshold now? There's still a bunch of people with lead and galvanized pipes that need to be replaced though.

Not Really.

What happened to kick this all off was Flint (by a emergency manager acting as Mayor/Dictator under edict of the shithead governor) pulled the city off water supplied by Detroit Public Works. DPW was treating the water with corrosion inhibitors because they know lead pipes exist and this keeps the lead from dissolving out in to drinking water. The move was an attempt to further bankrupt Detroit by saddling them with more unfunded infrastructure so they fired up the defunct Flint River pumping station to provide municipal water despite the fact that the water is garbage and corrosive and then further decided to save $500/day by not treating it with the appropriate chemicals. This was a stop-gap for a few years until a new regional water authority spun up which would be pumping from Lake Huron.

This water was corrosive which immediately stripped the protective film from the inside of the pipes causing lead to start leeching along with other metals. The lines are all old as hell and mostly metal instead of PVC so the added stress of increased corrosion started causing water lines to fail at an absurd rate which increases tap contamination. Now they're constantly digging up lines and replacing them and every single time they do this the lead levels in the area surge because the poo poo in the lines has been disturbed and get flushed down to the taps. The whole place is going to be hosed for decades and people can't leave because they can't sell houses with lead contamination.

Every major city is dealing with lead issues as they replace aging lines but Flint got the turbofucked version of this problem.

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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a really dumb bartender once crushed up a lozenge to powder and took it as a rail which ended with him running out the back screaming with blood pouring down his nose

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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you know what your sinus cavity really loves? powdered menthol

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



Sagebrush posted:

at least half of tobacco field workers will get https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Tobacco_Sickness at least once per season

speaking of weird plant stuff, my dad had to process some agave for some dweeb's phd and it made him break out in head to toe rash and hives

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



Ole Musky's Low-Speed Human Rending Factory

BangersInMyKnickers fucked around with this message at Aug 31, 2018 around 17:36

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



fermun posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR4CFiuR3tQ
no one in this video really seems to mention that this is a 5 year old car that was purchased for something like $100,000 so it probably shouldn't be having constant minor equipment failures.

lol its because expensive cars are loaded with poorly engineered, frail gadgetry and the rich are already accustomed to them failing constantly and in the most expensive way possible

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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Shaggar posted:

nope. without a profit motive theres no way you're going to get people to do work. the myth of the virtuous worker who works for the people is the most hilarious garbage ever.

lol please tell me how salaried employees are in any way influenced by the profit motive happening many, many layers above them. just go whole hog man.

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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Shaggar posted:

if im a salaried government worker with no mandate to actually produce anything theres no way im gonna do any actual work. are you loving insane?

lmbo never grew out of your edgy teen phase after reading some rand, huh?

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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shaggar man your world outlook is extremely sad and its probably making your life actively worse to be that negative about everything

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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Jonah Galtberg posted:

i'm not sure that medicare is as bloated as you say it is, and one of the most basic principles of any universal health care system is that they inherently bring costs down by reducing the power of medical companies and service providers to set whatever insane prices they want. getting most of the populace out of the fragmented private insurance system and consolidated into one government scheme would achieve pretty significant cost reductions on its own

it already has lower costs and better outcomes with a higher risk pool. m4a would be a good first step but shaggar is at least correct that more overhaul would be needed though he's downplaying the scale of the issue with the current system and the amount of improvement even that first m4a step would bring

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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government issues smartcards with a private key that you can't access directly would be p.good

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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Shaggar posted:

yes that's called capitalism.

lol money existed before capitalism shaggar

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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fascism of the worker owning the means of production

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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H.P. Hovercraft posted:

in about 20 years half the US population will be living in 8 states


Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16 most populous states will be home to about 70 percent of Americans.

well at least the house can probably put the senate in perpetual deadlock until this stupid country explodes

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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President Beep posted:

please define “midwest”

west until you smell it, then kill you'resalf

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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H.P. Hovercraft posted:

lol if you don't think the water pipelines will be run directly into arizona first so that saudi alfalfa farmers can keep grifting that sweet sweet unmanaged water and the chuds in phoenix keep their property values

you can't pump water at that scale that far. it's not viable and never will be. gravity is a bitch.

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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H.P. Hovercraft posted:

who said anything about using gravity when you could throw money at private contractors for a nice long force main just like any other pipeline

tho you could also do it municipal aqueduct style and have gravity do the work, using lift stations along the way when the line gets too deep or to cross some hills or whatever


ofc it’s still a ridiculously infeasible distance compared to just a shorter run to a hypothetical desal plant

but yeah america has the majority of the world’s pipeline built here i’m sure they’ve pitched something like a mississippi river pipeline to west texas before

I know a public policy professor who did the actual math on this and we were talking orders of costs increase from dollars per tgal to dollars per gal it was absurd between capital outlay, maintenance, and energy input

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



infernal machines posted:

how come you kids are so GOD DAMNED stupid and just do the stupidest thing possible every SINGLE SECOND OF THE GOD DAMNED DAY?

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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Lutha Mahtin posted:

do regular car companies with EVs give guidance on how long the batteries will last before needing replacement? i know they probably have good tech to keep capacity up compared to (say) a cell phone, but still li-ion is gonna wear down eventually right

I mean, you're basically describing a warranty

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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Truga posted:

expected usable life on good car batteries is ~10 years, they're supposed to retain at least 80% capacity that long.

The point its that the actuaries that calculate warranty periods are intentionally trying to push that number as big as possible before the failure rate spikes and start costing them a fortune, so look at the warranty duration and add maybe a year or two on that for for "standard use" (10k miles/yr I think?)

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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Meanwhile I just replaced the 15 year old lead acid in my Toyota for the first time last year but lol its absurdly larger than even the biggest "compatible" one Napa would sell me

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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Yeah, I'm going to stick to hybrids like the Volt for now until we see what longevity with these different battery chemistries looks like under real world use

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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mewse posted:

I just bought a bike+battery this year, it's conventional lead acid, bringing it inside and putting it on a trickle charger for the winter should keep it alive right?

yes but also the self-discharge rate on lead-acid is slow enough that you really only need the trickle charge to reverse sulfication. You're safe to put it in storage at a full charge and leave it over winter in a climate controlled area.

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

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Triglav posted:

boring company going to hallow out earths crust so cars can selfdrive directly to customers unimpeded by terrain features for $1

crust? that's incredibly inefficient. we're punching straight through the mantle, maybe hit the core while we're at it

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