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cosmic_slate, (edited )
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For starters:

  1. In the worst case, this leaks App Store searches. Who cares? You’re already carrying a cellphone which is substantially more intrusive. Your carrier is likely selling your location and demographic data as you speak.
  2. Zero investigation was done about what this tool does besides just opening a network connection. For all we know, it could be merely be downloading a DB to fix up/normalize EXIF fields.
  3. Even Kaspersky says it was likely a test/debug feature.

You’re not advocating privacy, you’re advocating pedantry without respect to the larger picture. Do consider your fingerprint and how unique it is (likely) being a Linux user on Firefox with a number of adblocking addons blocking certain types of traffic. You are substantially easier to track despite trying to embrace privacy.

The Linux community is the absolute worst part of using Linux.

cosmic_slate,
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Even the worst of Google searches pull up more relevant content than an empty Fediverse community.

There simply isn’t enough quality content yet.

cosmic_slate,
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Disagree that’d be within the realm of possibility at the current trajectory the last few months.

The niche communities are on Reddit or individual forums.

Forums will almost certainly never federate and there’s no point in a community that’s found it’s ground outside of Reddit to take hold here. You’d get people coming in from /All shitting all over the place.

The worst part of the Fediverse are the people and that’s the most important part needed to sell it.

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A year ago they also pitted the R1T against the Hummer EV:

youtu.be/OfUlV0Woxuo

And a few fun videos between different EVs and other vehicles.

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Well no, EVs don’t take 8 hours to charge at L3 chargers.

cosmic_slate,
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Oh?

cosmic_slate,
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Personally I’d lean towards getting a R1T if I had a spare $80k.

cosmic_slate,
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Sure, why not? Beats spending hours a day posting negativity on Lemmy ;)

cosmic_slate,
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Get pumped for March 7th! While not a pickup, it’ll be exciting to see how Rivian pulls off a cheaper SUV and if any of it might apply to a truck down the road.

cosmic_slate,
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I’m really not sure how someone can enter a vehicle discussion forum and be surprised people talk about vehicles.

cosmic_slate,
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Consider your downvotes, friend :)

Tesla-beating BYD and other Chinese carmakers using Mexico as back door poses ‘extinction-level’ threat to U.S. auto sector, warns trade group (fortune.com)

China has become a powerhouse in electric vehicles. Its automaker BYD recently topped Tesla in global EV sales, with Elon Musk warning of Chinese carmakers, “If there are no trade barriers established, they will pretty much demolish most other car companies in the world. They’re extremely good.”...

cosmic_slate,
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This isn’t a Tesla quality thing. This is about traditional companies like GM and Ford who are still playing catch-up and won’t be able to compete.

This gets into a hairy situation because it’d be another manufacturing segment “lost” and kind of plays into the whole “without unions…” argument.

cosmic_slate,
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Rivian’s network is incredibly tiny compared to Tesla’s network but they plug a couple of holes in Tesla’s network coverage.

Exciting news all around.

cosmic_slate, (edited )
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There’s just some really salty people who browse /All.

I’ve banned a couple of people who’ve been downvoting random things in my instance because they don’t even live near where my region targets (based on their post history).

For fun, look at the Tesla communities, it’s littered of random downvotes from salty people.

I’d eventually like to see a feature to limit voting to communities someone is subscribed to. Sure it can be worked around but it would take a smidge of effort. But there are probably a trillion more important things in the backlog.

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The Cybertruck’s range lags behind its competitors. A dual-motor Rivian R1T achieved 390 miles in our test (albeit on more efficient tires) and our long-term Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat hit 345 miles.

The consumption data is even more interesting. While testing the Rivian, the R1T used 42.3 kWh of energy to travel 100 miles, and the Lightning used 43.7 kWh per 100 miles. Despite being shaped like a giant brutalist triangle, the Cybertruck used 45.1 kWh of energy, making it slightly less efficient in an apples-to-apples comparison

I’m glad they’re publishing average consumption stats too. Compared to crossovers it’s a substantial hike in power consumption but also different shape and class of vehicle and whatnot.

I’d be curious if they end up doing a comparison with and without the tonneau cover. I’d guess the gap in power consumption between the R1T and CT would widen a fair bit more. Still seems like the R1T is the truck to beat.

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It’s especially impressive since the R1T came first.

I’d be curious for a comparison with and without the tonneau cover since I’d imagine a fair bit of usage will be with the cover rolled up.

cosmic_slate,
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You know for a used market to exist, someone has to buy it new at some point?

As for me, I plan to hold onto my car for 8-10 years. I had a windfall on top of a windfall and figured “fuck it, #yolo”.

Nothing wrong with used cars but I’d have a little hesitation buying a used vehicle of any vehicle manufacturer’s first go-around with EVs…

cosmic_slate,
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There’s been a lot of noise about it for sure but it helps blast away the notion of EVs being entirely unaffordable now.

For example, you could walk away paying ~$16k for a 2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range if you qualify for the EV tax credit: hertzcarsales.com/…/2022-Tesla-Model+3-cd3e616c0a…

If you told me that 2 years ago, I wouldn’t believe you.

cosmic_slate,
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$500 is an great price, it sounds like you’ve struck gold with it!

Purely from a cost optimization POV, buying used makes a lot of sense, but not all purchases are made with cost optimization as the priority.

cosmic_slate,
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Yup! There’s a few limits, like it has to be at least two model years old and can only be used once on a vehicle.

www.irs.gov/…/used-clean-vehicle-credit

cosmic_slate,
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I’m glad there seem to be more people of the reasonable variety on this fuckcars community versus other platforms.

Eliminating/reducing car dependency is going to be a much easier problem than just deleting cars from existence.

One fewer mandatory ride in a car is a win no matter how you slice it.

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