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Old 11-17-2017, 04:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Afaik, with tesla, like microsoft back in the day, IT IS VAPOURWARE until I can go buy one in whatever they use for a store.

There are 3 (count them) and only 3 new teslas in town, all are connected directly to high level workers there in that factory.
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I really hope tesla is successful, definitely moving the industry in the right direction.

I see a lot of criticism on social media because this truck won't be as good as diesel for otr. Duh? It's strong suit is dock work, yard truck, around town delivery, regional delivery, etc.
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:38 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Afaik, with tesla, like microsoft back in the day, IT IS VAPOURWARE until I can go buy one in whatever they use for a store.
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Vaporware is a term used for products that necessarily interoperate (like you plug your car into your pickup truck and now the door won't open). It was a strategy Microsoft used to hobble the industry*. Tesla invites competition as it furthers their corporate goal — saving ourselves on this planet.

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I see a lot of criticism on social media because this truck won't be as good as diesel for otr. Duh? It's strong suit is dock work, yard truck, around town delivery, regional delivery, etc.
Flee social media. You don't need the grief.

I think the strong suit is crossing mountain ranges. 50% faster uphill, and it will never need brake parts. Drivers need to stop every 500 miles anyway.

edit: *Microsoft is totes different today. Here is a comment from a developer on Slashdot today:

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It's not 1995. Microsoft of today is very different of the Microsoft from two decades ago. The presence of Azure alone guarantees that their old business approaches are irrelevant in today's market.

Microsoft has become one of the premiere open source providers. They've released a huge amount of great open source software, from .NET Core to Visual Studio Code to TypeScript and beyond.

Maybe it isn't apparent to people firmly stuck in the past, such as yourself, but Microsoft has leapfrogged many of the traditional open source companies.

People actually like using .NET Core on platforms like Linux and macOS. They like using Visual Studio Code, because it's an excellent cross-platform IDE. They love using TypeScript because it brings sanity to JavaScript.

Yes, Microsoft does embrace and extend open source software. And we're thankful for it! They're providing us some great improvements. That's what open source is all about: allowing a wide variety of contributors to improve the open source software.

As for the Extinguish phase you're fixated on, it's not an issue. They just aren't doing it. They can't really extinguish the projects based on the code they've released under very liberal open source licenses.
The whole world has turned around. Democrats used to be anti-war, Bill Gates used to be evil. I put the blame on Kek.

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I want to know how much that roadster weighs with 200kwh (!!!) of batteries in it. That is insano.

Also: scroll down to the comments section of the linked article only if you dare.
At present, it's probably about 3500lbs. I wouldn't be surprised to see it down to about 3000lbs by production, assuming Tesla is still around.
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Why wouldn't they still be around. If things go sideways, they can lobby Congress to repatriate some of those billions in cash apple is hoarding overseas.

They're both into autonomous vehicles, but Tesla has the superior CEO — so better investment and cross-licensing than a take-over.
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The new Megacharger will be a sight to see. 8 pin pairs for a 300A charge rate each at 800V. It might need wheels under the charge connector to get it over to the truck. Or a suspension arm. it will definitely be too heavy to carry.
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Always looked at those RC cars and wondered why we couldn't have the same acceleration in a real car...well, now we will.

Only other thing going on in the back of my head is wondering where we're going to get all the lithium to make these beasts!
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When they say "more efficient than a diesel," I think of this.

It interests me that there is a Kek that actually has meaning, although you figure it must mean something somewhere, like apparently the code for Ewok Airport in Alaska. I had only seen it used as "`Kek', a variant of the acronym `LOL' (I do not know how to form coherent sentences)"

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