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2020-09-24 -Short Attention Span Theater-
TESLA and Cars hacked down.
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#1 Tesla drivers get back into their cars after being locked out for more than an hour and massive network outage that hit Elon Musk's firm is resolved - amid fears it was caused by a HACK
Posted by Skidmark 2020-09-24 06:32||   2020-09-24 06:32|| Front Page Top

#2 Tesla stocks fall 10 percent a day after investors slashed $50 billion from its market value as Elon Musk revealed cheaper battery cars are three years away
Posted by Skidmark 2020-09-24 06:47||   2020-09-24 06:47|| Front Page Top

#3 How's that AI working for you now?
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-09-24 08:05||   2020-09-24 08:05|| Front Page Top

#4 Elon Musk reveals Tesla purchased the rights to lithium deposits in 10,000 acres in Nevada to reduce costs by 33% - but critics say it will take 'three to four years to see production'
Posted by Skidmark 2020-09-24 08:47||   2020-09-24 08:47|| Front Page Top

#5 ^Maybe less - now that the gambling tourism industry been Covided (I assume most of the delay is bureaucratic).
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-09-24 08:56||   2020-09-24 08:56|| Front Page Top

#6 Any vehicle with WiFi should not be considered. Electric steering and so on. No way are one of these ending up in our garages.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-09-24 09:37||   2020-09-24 09:37|| Front Page Top

#7 Not interested in the Johnny Cab?

I'm trying to find a decent manual transmission which isn't some fuggn minikia hipstermobile.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-09-24 10:20||   2020-09-24 10:20|| Front Page Top

#8 Our youngest just got a Wrangler with a stick, swksvolFF.

You have to look hard for other domestics vehicles (other than trucks) that have that option.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-09-24 12:44||   2020-09-24 12:44|| Front Page Top

#9 Nice.

Its going to be the youngins My First Car and I'm a bit torn between a new car which will still be valuable if just utilitarian afterwards, like a truck, or a used car which if it ends up in the gutter won't be so much to cry about.

If things go the way of Johnny Cab, I want them to have experienced actual driving.

Its one of those bicycle skills one doesn't forget and can be the difference between winning and losing a situation.

If they do some fool thing like sneak out at night, they will have accumulated enough real driving experience points to not grind the gears before getting out of earshot.

I want it when they are done, because stick shift. I was explaining shifting to the eldest during first lesson and was looked at like I was trying to set a record number of goldfish being put up my nose.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-09-24 16:34||   2020-09-24 16:34|| Front Page Top

#10 Don’t get them a truck as a learning-to-drive car, swksvolFF. We looked into that idea when the trailing daughters were approaching driving age, and were told that empty trucks handle oddly because of the greater sail face but lesser weight, so there’s an increased chance of being in an accident while they climb the learning curve. In the end we let each child choose a basic new vehicle that she and I could both drive (at nearly 5’ I am definitely the limiting factor in family car purchases) — td#1 chose a RAV-4, td#2 chose a little KIA sedan — and I handed down to each in turn my old Dodge minivan. It had plenty of weight and metal to keep them safe until they were trustworthy drivers, and their cars had lost enough value by then that they no longer panicked over the dings and scratches life gives to us all. Their own car thus was a visibly waiting reward — and how much better it would have been as an advanced skills stick shift, which I didn’t think of at the time.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-09-24 20:22||   2020-09-24 20:22|| Front Page Top

#11 Thank you TW, you are absolutely right.

Their learning to drive vehicle will be as a golf caddie for me.

Then my Jeep.

Trucks are squirrely without weight in the back, more so on our dirt roads (some 90-95% of our road system out here). On the other hand, we consistently have steady 30-40mph winds (we really don't consider the weather windy until the gusts hit 50mph) which makes a cross-wind on a city commuter extremely dangerous, especially when an oncoming truck makes a quick wind shield and suddenly the 2-hour tack into the wind disappears, then reappears (its like the cone solemn drill except to goal is to walk a tightrope as there are no shoulders and usually treacherous off the pavement).

Something like a RAV-4 would be about right.

I'm not sure which is tougher to find - a stick in decent shape or a 300 disc CD player.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-09-24 21:40||   2020-09-24 21:40|| Front Page Top

#12 I learned to drive stick, oddly enough, on an arcade video game called Stunt Driver.

Felt pretty good about it, asked my mom to expand on this training, rented a stick shift car, loved it, first car was definitely a stick. Really broke my cherry, for lack of a better term and to use the vernacular of the times, on a race track.

Fast forward, I'm a rookie on the fire department, "Hey City Boy (term used by the farm people for anyone not farm), need a driver for another brush truck, can you do it?" (think John Wayne in The Cowboys but in a Rooster Cogburn accent).

"Yessir"

"Alright, call it in."
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-09-24 21:53||   2020-09-24 21:53|| Front Page Top

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