blackbeardben
Blackbeard Ben
blackbeardben
Sep 25
1

Even that’s a gamble—more likely than not, it’ll take less time overall to fill the ice trays every day than to deal with repairing the ice maker and water supply line every few years. Simplicate, and add lightness.

Sep 25
5

Americans really do have very strong Stockholm Syndrome.

Sep 25
2

Or the bill could be overturned in the courts as unconstitutional because it treats two similar companies very differently. 

Sep 25
1

Also, they could have had 4G installed by 2018, since it was first rolled out in the early 2010's, it’s not going anywhere for the next few years since they only have 5G in very few areas. Although this does point out the problem with basing this in cell coverage, by the time 1 generation gets good nationwide Read more

Sep 25
16

Just remember that the same people who cry states’ rights are also part of an administration that is using federal power to manipulate, alter, and generally fuck with national, state-run elections.

Sep 25
21

How could they future proof their equipment? Make a small, easily swappable communications module separate from the rest of the system, you know something the size of a CELL PHONE. That’s the problem with this type of technonogy being embedded into cars, the lifespan of a durable good (the car) far exceeds that of Read more

Sep 25
7

No, they really like using a combination of Vick’s Vapor rub and sand as a lube. Grinds and burns.....

Sep 25
4

How are the features which require the vehicle to communicate over the network supposed to still work when the network is taken down? Read more

Sep 25
5

Well, this already happened once, when OnStar used Analog cell phone technology (pre-PCS; 1G?) and eventually, it was turned off.  

Sep 25
7

But I think Rivian will be able to get an injunction pretty quickly that allows them to sell in the state. They also have some runway here since they don't have any cars to sell just yet

Sep 25
15

this is 100% it, Tesla gets the exeption not because Michigan likes Tesla (it does not) but because they have no choice due to the settlement but the dealerships want to make sure Tesla is the only competitor they have that can do direct sales (which Tesla gets to do since they never had dealerships). Tesla actually Read more

Sep 25
22

Don’t bring that poor cactus into this. What did that cactus ever do to you? There are perfectly good nail-studded bats you can light on fire.

Sep 25
60

The only “free market” the GOP love is the one where they are free to fuck you up the ass without lube and consent. Read more

Sep 25
21

5th Gear: Among the many drums I bang on here, because I am tiresome, is that all these infotainment/connection systems automakers shove into their vehicles are disasters because they have neither the infrastructure nor the interest to properly maintain them. This is a great case in point. Bricking a feature because Read more

Sep 25
35

Seems like a tough lawsuit for Rivian, what with there being no precedent they could cite and all.

Sep 25
74

So now Rivian has to go through the hassle to sue Michigan, Michigan gets to spend taxpayer money defending a losing lawsuit, and Rivian will eventually get to sell cars there. What a fucking dipshit state.

Sep 25
81

It is a free market. The rep that wrote the bill is selling his government influence to the dealer lobby.  Is there any greater free market?

Sep 25
87

Tesla gets special treatment because they won a lawsuit and the dealer lobby is strong in Michigan. It’s total nonsense and hilariously, the bill is written by a Republican. Gotta love their commitment to the free market!

Sep 25
32

With a cactus that is on fire.

Sep 25
66

Fuck the dealer lobby