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miamizsun

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haresfur

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Posted: Dec 26, 2023 - 12:46pm

 thisbody wrote:

Does anyone here know a Scandinavian with experience in corruption? Tesla is looking for someone. Requirements:

  • The role is to help ensure that the political, regulatory and fiscal frameworks in the ‘Nordics’ (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) support Tesla’s mission

We are looking for a sleazy lobbyist coke-head who also know their way around union-busting:

  • You have a proven track track record of getting regulatory changes made in the Nordics





thisbody

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Posted: Dec 26, 2023 - 10:19am

Does anyone here know a Scandinavian with experience in corruption? Tesla is looking for someone. Requirements:

  • The role is to help ensure that the political, regulatory and fiscal frameworks in the ‘Nordics’ (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) support Tesla’s mission

We are looking for a sleazy lobbyist coke-head who also know their way around union-busting:

  • You have a proven track track record of getting regulatory changes made in the Nordics

miamizsun

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Posted: Dec 26, 2023 - 10:10am

check the guy's foot in the passenger seat 


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Posted: Apr 27, 2023 - 4:16pm

Elon Musk ordered to ‘stop using deepfake excuse’ in fatal Tesla crash case
cc_rider

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Posted: Apr 20, 2023 - 8:36am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


reminds me of a tweet by this guy

"You want to go to Mars, right? Go."

Thanks a lot, there went two hours. But yeah, I think it's the real deal. Excuse me, Real Deal.
c.

NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Apr 17, 2023 - 11:19am

 cc_rider wrote:
Elon's ego is causing big troubles about five minutes from my house. His Boring Company and huge warehouse - for SpaceX I assume  - are having a huge impact on traffic, road conditions, wastewater concerns...
The neighbors around there are pretty upset about the whole mess. Latest plan is to discharge ~ 140,000 gallons/day into the Colorado River nearby. 'Treated', they're saying. Right.
Elon gets stuff done, I'll admit that. But he does not follow the laws everyone else has to play by.
c.




reminds me of a tweet by this guy

"You want to go to Mars, right? Go."
miamizsun

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Posted: Apr 17, 2023 - 10:26am

 cc_rider wrote:
Elon's ego is causing big troubles about five minutes from my house. His Boring Company and huge warehouse - for SpaceX I assume  - are having a huge impact on traffic, road conditions, wastewater concerns...
The neighbors around there are pretty upset about the whole mess. Latest plan is to discharge ~ 140,000 gallons/day into the Colorado River nearby. 'Treated', they're saying. Right.
Elon gets stuff done, I'll admit that. But he does not follow the laws everyone else has to play by.
c.




do you wanna go to mars or not?
there will be trade-offs and sacrifices sacrileges! 
cc_rider

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Posted: Apr 17, 2023 - 9:00am

 rgio wrote:

A story this morning on Elon's ego causing trouble at Tesla, and surrendering his lead in automated driving in the process.

Musk Overruled Tesla Engineers, And Now They Are In Serious Trouble

Elon's ego is causing big troubles about five minutes from my house. His Boring Company and huge warehouse - for SpaceX I assume  - are having a huge impact on traffic, road conditions, wastewater concerns...
The neighbors around there are pretty upset about the whole mess. Latest plan is to discharge ~ 140,000 gallons/day into the Colorado River nearby. 'Treated', they're saying. Right.
Elon gets stuff done, I'll admit that. But he does not follow the laws everyone else has to play by.
c.


islander

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Posted: Apr 15, 2023 - 7:31am

 Alchemist wrote:

The older packs were Lithium Ion, right?  More prone to fires than Lithium Iron Phosphate / LFP.  I started looking into adding solar + batteries to my home 10 years ago but balked because I knew the Lead Acid technology was soon going to be outdated.  Finally pulled the trigger this month to beat the PG&E NEM3 deadline (California thing), with a Lithium Iron solution, which I feel better about from a safety perspective.

I'm sure the price is great on 2nd hand batteries, though, and also great to give them a new lease on life.


LFP is much better for mobile. We only use that for boats/vans/RVs, and would never use even the new tesla LFP pack for that.  The older ones are NCA or NMC chemistry. They are less stable, but more energy dense. They are also problematic to extinguish if they get started.  I'll be putting these in either containment boxes, or in an adjacent concrete structure with no flammables for this reason.

The prices have actually not been very good 2nd hand until very recently. It's also still hit and miss on availability at a good price. But I just scored several of the 5K packs for about $500 each (they are typically 700-900 or more depending on the source).
Alchemist

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Posted: Apr 14, 2023 - 6:14pm

 miamizsun wrote:
could do without the soundtrack - not that it is bad, but distracting for me
however you get a look at the newer software...
 
I found out my wife had used the (fairly basic) adaptive cruise control on our Acura SUV to drive from the highway onto city streets (stop and go traffic) and back onto the highway again without touching the gas or brakes.  I had to remind her that it's only looking at the car ahead, it would happily blow right through a red light if there wasn't a car in front!  Presumably the Tesla software looks for red lights.  It does show how one can get a false sense of security from such things.
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Posted: Apr 14, 2023 - 6:05pm

 islander wrote:
I have started doing some work on using certain tesla power packs from the secondary market as batteries for solar systems. There are some nice features like cooling and an available interface that make them a pretty good option. I'm trying to use them in a 24V configuration instead of 48V, because that saves a lot of money on switches and fuses, and we carry an inverter that works natively with those voltages.  There are a few conditions and caveats, but there is a lot of promise for using them in a system to support a household or small grid once they are degraded from automotive use. 
 
The older packs were Lithium Ion, right?  More prone to fires than Lithium Iron Phosphate / LFP.  I started looking into adding solar + batteries to my home 10 years ago but balked because I knew the Lead Acid technology was soon going to be outdated.  Finally pulled the trigger this month to beat the PG&E NEM3 deadline (California thing), with a Lithium Iron solution, which I feel better about from a safety perspective.

I'm sure the price is great on 2nd hand batteries, though, and also great to give them a new lease on life.
Manbird

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Posted: Apr 14, 2023 - 2:27pm

could do without the soundtrack - not that it is bad, but distracting for me
however you get a look at the newer software...





That trip sure brings back some great memories. Made that drive into The City hundreds of times. Hit very few pedestrians. 


islander

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Posted: Apr 13, 2023 - 6:15am

I have started doing some work on using certain tesla power packs from the secondary market as batteries for solar systems. There are some nice features like cooling and an available interface that make them a pretty good option. I'm trying to use them in a 24V configuration instead of 48V, because that saves a lot of money on switches and fuses, and we carry an inverter that works natively with those voltages.  There are a few conditions and caveats, but there is a lot of promise for using them in a system to support a household or small grid once they are degraded from automotive use. 
miamizsun

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Posted: Apr 13, 2023 - 5:15am

could do without the soundtrack - not that it is bad, but distracting for me
however you get a look at the newer software...



miamizsun

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Posted: Apr 13, 2023 - 5:14am

 R_P wrote:
Tesla to Build Factory in Shanghai for Large-Scale Batteries
The company plans to break ground this year on a plant that will produce 10,000 of its energy-storage units known as Megapacks annually.


(i haven't read that article, but from another source)
i think this is fantastic 
also, i thought i read where an analyst said that the largest demand for this type of product is in china
so it looks like a win-win situation
in a few years they could potentially go from the current number one emitter to a much better position
battery chem for grid storage isn't as limited as mobile tech too

R_P

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Posted: Apr 9, 2023 - 3:14pm

Tesla to Build Factory in Shanghai for Large-Scale Batteries
The company plans to break ground this year on a plant that will produce 10,000 of its energy-storage units known as Megapacks annually.
miamizsun

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Posted: Apr 5, 2023 - 5:13am

roboting is hard
easier in factories or settings where pretty much all tasks/info are more or less known (closed end)
driving is an open ended scenario with almost unlimited variables, so it is much more challenging
this yt channel has been very straightforward regarding self/assisted driving
there are some very impressive improvements in the latest updated release 
(see for yourself)



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Posted: Apr 4, 2023 - 1:08pm

 rgio wrote:

A story this morning on Elon's ego causing trouble at Tesla, and surrendering his lead in automated driving in the process.

Musk Overruled Tesla Engineers, And Now They Are In Serious Trouble



I watched M3GAN last night, and he was clearly being lampooned. Deadly product, but let's push it to the market.

rgio

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Posted: Apr 4, 2023 - 6:10am

A story this morning on Elon's ego causing trouble at Tesla, and surrendering his lead in automated driving in the process.

Musk Overruled Tesla Engineers, And Now They Are In Serious Trouble

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