Tesla Cyber Truck is a joke!@#$

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , on 2019/11/22 by rmolby

So, I stayed up later than I should have to watch the Tesla Cyber Truck reveal – what a disappointment!

First of all, it looks like the F117’s steal fighter’s ugly duckling step child, and it is not practical in any way other than for some damn city slicker wannabe cowboy to roll his ATV into it and go tear up nature.

This vehicle was a masturbation of ego on Elon’s part and his designers… and what a failure! The tailgate ramp jammed, the windows broke after the impressive glass demo, the bed cover is a disaster waiting to happen.

The only really awesome item on the agenda was the stressed steel skin and maybe the glass break demo off the vehicle – I am not even going to call that a truck!!! WHATEVER Tesla!!!

This thing overall is a big pile of garbage, just like their Space Ship Mk-1 is a piece of garbage… before they put something like this in front of the publish, they need to get their $hit together and come out with a refined product like they have done with the Model S, X, 3, Y, and Semi…

I sincerely hope we will NEVER see this piece of crap waste of awesome steel technology on any web site or video channel again!

@elonmusk @Tesla are you seeing this!

You just disappointed a Tesla fan to the point where I don’t give a crap about EVs and the only reason why I will NOW buy a Tesla is because of the FSD future and the charging network.

Get off the dope and design a REAL truck… WAIT… you already have a REAL truck, why are you not scaling it down to pickup size?

REALLY?

Look to Bollinger for a real working man’s truck and to Rivian for the city slicker crowd!!!

Elon Musk – get real!!!

After publishing this post, I decided to see what others think about this dismal failure on Tesla’s part, and I think I agree with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, who compared it to Ford’s Edsel disaster, and in his NY Times piece Karen Zraik mentions Elon’s comment:

Trucks have been the same for a very long time,” he said. “Like a hundred years, trucks have been basically the same. We want to try something different.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/business/tesla-cybertruck-pickup-truck.html

No $shit Sherlock, pickups have not changed for a REASON… the basic design is sound and functional!!!

If I drop a 2x8x16 beam on the Cybertruck’s bed cover, I will need to get a new bed cover! If I drop a heavy I-beam acroiss the bed, I will have to replace the whole damn vehicle!!! At least with a regular pickup I can just replace the bed!!!

John Koetsier said it well over at Forbes:

Tesla Cybertruck Is Ugly As Sin. There, I Said It

John pretty much is on the same thought level as I am, and also likes the Bollinger Pickup and SUV…

CNN’s Business’s Peter Valdes-Dapena is also critical of the Cybertruck and even though I hate the MSM (Maint Stream Media) I have to agree for the most part what they all say.

So, I still hate it… it’s ugly… is non-functional from a work truck standpoint… it’s junk… period.

The Tesla Effect!

Posted in Economy, Technology with tags , , , , , , on 2019/11/15 by rmolby

WOW, what a few eventful months it has been!

Even though I have known about Tesla for quite some time, it’s just been since late last year when the Model 3 was released that more and more people have become aware of The Tesla Effect.

What is The Tesla Effect?

To explain this, you have to first think about what it takes to operate a conventional Diesel or Gasoline car:

  • First we have to build the car (about 10,000 to 20,000 moving parts
  • Then we have to transport these cars via trucks to dealerships
  • Then the salesperson has to make the deal with you
  • Then when the tank is empty we have to fill the tank
  • To get the gasoline we need the following:
    • Expensive oil drilling equipment has to extract the oil (pollution from oil contaminated drilling mud, water, oilwell & tanker spills, etc.
    • The oil needs to be pipelined or shipped to refineries (pollution from spills and seeps, dirty bunker oil burning tankers)
    • The oil needs to be refined in old, expensive, polluting oil refineries
    • The refined gasoline needs to be pipelined or trucked to gasoline stations
    • People have to fuel their cars (pollution from spilled fuel)
  • People drive their cars (pollution from tail pipe and leaking engines)
  • We have to maintain the cars (lot’s of failures with 20000 moving parts!!!)

Now let’s look at the Tesla cars (but this holds true for many EVs):

  • We have to build the EV (less than 500 moving parts, mostly electric or servo motors, bearings, etc.)
  • Tesla sells the cars directly to customers and trucks the cars directly to them
  • People plug in the cars at home (50-75%) or plug into public recharge stations (only pollutions is from fossil fuel derived electricity, only additional electrical infrastructure required is a high Amperage electrical outlet in your garage or on the side of the house)
  • Maintenance is nominal with so few moving parts (most pollution is from making the tires, and the tire wear rubber dust)

Now, the above it very simplified, but you get the idea!

But why would we call it The Tesla Effect?

Because even though GM has been building EVs for some time, they were trying to maintain their industry dominance and built the cars inefficient to gasoline or diesel standards.

Tesla on the other hand started from scratch, never having built cars… they designed their production models from scratch to be an EV, and have been innovating the battery, motor, efficiency, and safety standards to a level that the conventional car manufacturers cannot compete.

Tesla just about obliterated sedan sales in 2018 and 2019, and I believe the other manufacturers will be shuttering all but the most budget sedan models for 2020… used sedans have dropped in value by up to 75% in some cases… you can pick up a luxury compact sedan like a BMW or Mercedes Benz for the same price as a mid range new sedan… many people not willing to pay for a Tesla will buy a used luxury car or the same priced brand new conventional car… but even this will change in 2020 – but that is just my humble opinion!

Spam Phone Numbers 405 Area Code

Posted in Misc with tags , , on 2019/05/10 by rmolby

These last two to three weeks I have been getting a lot of SPAM and telemarketing phone calls.

I am posting this (and revising as I get more of these calls) to make sure other can try to verify SPAM calls on their own phones.

Here is a list of numbers that have called me so far:

  • 405-291-1257
  • 405-294-9274
  • 405-295-8020
  • 405-296-2303
  • 405-804-2157
  • 405-806-1003

20190510.1339 CDT – Post Created

VPN for Android and iOS

Posted in Android, Internet, iPhone, Technology with tags , , , on 2019/04/03 by rmolby

I just read an article on BetaNews talking about a new DNS and VPN service CloudFlare is introducing.

After reading through this article, and upon recommendation of a freind and co-worker, I installed it on my current phone, and even though I don’t have the VPN portion (I’m on a waiting list), just using the DNS resolver through CloudFlare is making things better for me already.

ISPs spy on your Internet traffic and sell the data. I’m #380193 to get 1.1.1.1 with Warp, a free app which will make the Internet on my phone faster and more private. You should get the app to reserve a place in line. #1dot1dot1dot1 https://one.one.one.one

I am currently #380193 inline to get the VPN service, but I will definitely continue to use the DNS resolver as it sped my internet access by about 5-10%.

If you are interested in adding this to your phone, go to your respective app store, type 1dot1dot1dot1 and the app should show up in the list.

Game Review – The West Quests

Posted in Entertainment, Games with tags , , , on 2019/03/29 by rmolby

Quests are probably the fun and adventurous thing to do in this game.

To gain experience with the game and the game interface, one of the first things you learn about is the basic quests.

Probably one the things to keep in mind when you start taking on quests is to start out with just one or two quests.

Quest Givers in The West

Once you get the hang of the game, the interface and the playing dynamics, you will want to take on 4-10 quests at a time, and try to combine items you need to find or work for so you can gather them in one walking or horseback riding trip.

Keep an eye on the quests panel and use the compass button next to each item you need to find to bring up the mini map and find all the items that are the closes to each other and gather them by making multiple short trips from one location to another.

If you gain lots of $$$ with each gathering, stop at a town nearby and deposit your $$$ into the bank.

You can also complete quests from the quests panel once you see all the items required have a green check-mark next to them.

Game Review – The West – Adventure Character

Posted in Entertainment, Games with tags , on 2019/03/17 by rmolby

So, when playing The West eventually you get to choose a character bonus, and I chose the adventurer character type.

As you can see from the image, the bonus advantages are pretty good. I have yet to try any other character type, but if I was living in this era for real, I think I would have ended up as a drifter/adventurer and so in the end that character type appealed to be the most.

Games – Forge of Empires

Posted in Blogging, Entertainment, Games with tags , , , on 2019/03/17 by rmolby

I discovered a cool game, Forge of Empires, just this year of 2019. It is a fun game to play and I have it running at all time that I am at home and doing stuff on the computer.

I also have it installed on my Android Phone as an app, so I can check in on my empire from time to time at work (on breaks and at lunch only, of course!) and anywhere I am when I am mobile.

Check out more at my Reviews section about the game.

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