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A Crazy Story With Electric
  • Fair enough.

    I guess I assumed that people were thinking of electric-battery powered boats based on the discussion. But if its just a matter of weight, we all know that boats can be arbitrarily heavy and still float (as long as they are big enough to compensate for that weight).

  • People are having trouble following Harris’s campaign Twitter account
  • I mean, when people point out that Joe Biden is a Neocon who supports Israel and USAs rightful dominant place in the world... Erm I agree with that and want to vote for him.

    I'm a Neocon. And proud of it and can defend a lot of my positions.


    What pisses me off about the new wave of conservatives is that it's all reactionary. There is no guiding philosophy.

    With regards to neoconservatives: I know we get a bad rap since Bush. But events like Ukraine show the importance of us being the stalwart defenders and stepping up to challenges around the world.

    But thats the thing. I'll tell you that while proudly wearing my colors as a Neocon. This 'Libs of TikTok' bullshit is just fucking awful politics. We can't actually work or talk around our issues when people are pretending to be on the wrong sides of debates

    Politics shouldn't be about 'owning' the other side. Politics should be about effectively communicating our beliefs to each other, especially our disagreements. And finding compromises where possible.


    Anyway, it's Joever to some extent so I guess all in on Kamala. She's still acceptable to my philosophy if only because Trump + JD Vance is such a bad choice. So y'all got my vote this year, at least temporarily.

  • People are having trouble following Harris’s campaign Twitter account
  • Unlike you and your ilk, I’m willing to go outside the safe zone (fkn lol) and interact with people who have different opinions. Only cowards stay in their little bubbles chit talking day in and day out. And that’s a knock at both leftists and rightists.

    I'm a Republican. This area is outside my safe zone. But outrage politics affects us all and I judge people who engage in it harshly.

    But sure. Judge me harder daddy. I haven't stated my opinion yet, I'm simply pointing out that you're engaging in outrage politics and you probably shouldn't be flexing on that.

  • People are having trouble following Harris’s campaign Twitter account
  • No.

    You, like other conservatives, are hooked on the ravenous red meat of outrage. And instead of trying to move away from outrage politics, you defend it. And more importantly, you do so while claiming to be of a different ideology because you've noticed that the word "conservative" is no longer looked well upon in some social circles.

  • 'Problem for Tesla': Dems flee automaker over Musk’s Trump endorsement
  • TSLA has sold fewer cars this year despite dropping prices and enticing customers with 0% financing. Not just Q2 (most recent data), but also Q1.

    It will be a few weeks before the Trump Endorsement truly is felt, but I'm wondering if Elon has pissed off Democrats enough to the point where they are selling Tesla cars and buying new cars. But Democrats were already clearly no longer buying the car this year.

  • 'Problem for Tesla': Dems flee automaker over Musk’s Trump endorsement
  • https://fortune.com/2024/07/23/elon-musk-backs-down-from-45-million-a-month-pledge-to-trump-says-he-doesnt-subscribe-to-cult-of-personality/

    I'm surprised how quickly he turned around. Is Musk clinically bipolar?

    I'm wondering what backroom discussions happened. Maybe Elon noticed that no Republican actually likes him or what he does. Well, Musk still is spending money to some degree on Republicans for this cycle, but he's no longer embracing Trump as much as he did this past weekend?

    Or maybe Musk's attention changed and he's already moved onto the next controversy.

  • RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world

    Tesla’s 2Q profit falls 45% to $1.48 billion as sales drop despite price cuts and low-interest loans

    apnews.com Tesla's 2Q profit falls 45% to $1.48 billion as sales drop despite price cuts and low-interest loans

    Tesla’s second-quarter net income fell 45% compared with a year ago as the company’s global electric vehicle sales tumbled despite price cuts and low-interest financing.

    Tesla's 2Q profit falls 45% to $1.48 billion as sales drop despite price cuts and low-interest loans

    Big declines in TSLA profitability this past quarter.

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    GOP threatened to sue over November ballot if Biden dropped out. Experts call that 'ridiculous'
  • Step 1 of the plan is to at least make people aware of the plan.

    There's more options available than expanding the court or whatever. Ultimately, the reigns of power largely rest in Congress and the President. Supreme Court is the moral center, they're only effective if people believe their judgements to be moral and just. Otherwise, their statements are just fancy words on a piece of obscure paper.

    Supreme Court has no ability to write laws or enforce them.

  • GOP threatened to sue over November ballot if Biden dropped out. Experts call that 'ridiculous'
  • Historically speaking, we Americans usually ignore what the SCOTUS says. Virginia was practically segregated into the early 1970s, for example, well over a decade after Brown v Board of Education.

    That's the hilarious part of the SCOTUS. They kind of don't matter.


    The response to an unjust SCOTUS is to ignore them. Like what are they actually gonna do about it?

  • Kamala Harris has a nearly 40% chance of beating Trump, bookies say
  • How, exactly, would he do that? Given the way that banking laws work, and given that book makers limit bets from any single person, any way he was trying to circumvent their limits would be blatantly obvious.

    "Here's $50 Million bucks. Go make Donald Trump's odds slightly better in a way that makes you lose upto $40-million bucks. Keep $10 million for yourself"

    Also, don't put it on the books. This is a gift.

  • Far-right trolls have launched a racist crusade against Kamala Harris
  • I've accepted the racism and sexist thing as a real risk for Kamala. But I think most Democrats have accepted it too and are coalescing around her.

    Here we go people. Buckle up and prepare for a ton of racist and sexist attacks. I assume the Lawyer / Prosecutor experience for Harris will come in handy for this and she'll come up with good Rhetoric / political plan for the situation.

    Arizona Senator Mark Kelly for VP could help insulate Kamala from these attacks. A lot of good VP picks actually could help.

  • 'Problem for Tesla': Dems flee automaker over Musk’s Trump endorsement
  • Except Tesla always had shitty manufacturing and faulty software.

    The difference accelerated after Elon Musk bought Twitter and revealed himself to be a right-wing asshole. (Some would argue that everyone should have known that Musk was always right-wing, but... the cultural zeitgeist never really noticed until after the Twitter purchase).

  • Kamala Harris has a nearly 40% chance of beating Trump, bookies say
  • …The point is so far over your head that I’m going to assume that you’re willfully ignoring it.

    You're the one ignoring my point.

    Rich people do not give a shit about money. Especially lulzy bets we make on the internet.

    I can, and have, bet on things where someone is, or acts like they are, sure of themselves, and I know for a fact that they’re full of shit. I’ve won every single one of those bets, because gambling is a tax on people that can’t do math.

    I can, and have, bet on things because I don't give a shit. Just to bully someone else out of their money and to back down.

    I think you underestimate the amount of money that’s involved here. The sports betting market in the US is worth about $13B, and I would guess–not bet–that the political market is likely around $1B or so, although it’s going to be peaking in November, rather than spread out over the year.

    Cool. Elon Musk is donating $50 Million to Trump per month. A single Billionaire like Musk can manipulate a small market of $1B bookies quite easily.

    Look up the size of these political donations. All of that money is "wasted", Billionaires don't expect political donations to come back and give them money. Its just a way of expressing support in rich people culture.

  • RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world
    www.rawstory.com 'Problem for Tesla': Dems flee automaker over Musk’s Trump endorsement

    Earlier this year, Tesla and X CEO Elon Musk promised he wouldn't be giving any money to either Donald Trump or Joe Biden.Musk sounded adamant, tweeting, on March 6, "Just to be super clear, I am not donating money to either candidate for U.S. President."But Musk later changed his mind, reportedly d...

    'Problem for Tesla': Dems flee automaker over Musk’s Trump endorsement

    > But Musk later changed his mind, reportedly donating $45 million a month of his money to the pro-Trump political action committee American PAC.

    `Nuff said. CEOs are often Republican, but to be this outspokenly political is normally a bad thing for CEOs like Musk. Media company heads (and Twitter/X is a media company) are supposed to at least pretend to be neutral.

    And catering to the far-right seems like a bad idea if your company makes EVs. But what do I know?

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    RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world

    TESLA'S MARKET SHARE OF ELECTRIC CARS IS COLLAPSING

    futurism.com Tesla's Market Share of Electric Cars Is Collapsing

    Tesla's market share over electric vehicles dropped below 50 percent in the second quarter of this year for the first time ever.

    Tesla's Market Share of Electric Cars Is Collapsing

    > But even as sales for EVs are reaching record highs, Tesla's control over the market is starting to seriously wane, slipping below 50 percent in the second quarter of this year, the New York Times reports. Tesla represented 49.7 percent of EV sales over that period, down from 59.3 percent in Q2 of last year.

    So EV market has grown, but overall sales of Tesla have declined in both Q1 and Q2 this year compared to Q1 and Q2 respectively of 2023. I feel like "collapsing" is hyperbole though, but that's what the article says. (And clickbait attracts more clicks right?)

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    1.5 c Microcontroller alert.

    Very low-end, but 38kHz support is explicitly called out in its product manual. This means that this tiny uC is ideal for TV remote control (or other IR-blasters).

    I wouldn't recommend anyone use this chip unless you were some kind of professional saving pennies. Typical $1 uCs are far easier to work with and have exponentially more power (even $1 8-bit uCs). Still, its an interesting thought experiment for what a 1.5 cent uC could be used to implement....

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    RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world
    finance.yahoo.com We finally know how many Cybertrucks Tesla has sold so far

    Tesla announced another recall for its Cybertruck, its fourth since its release in late last year, but within the recall notice is an interesting nugget on how many Cybertrucks are actually out in the wild.

    We finally know how many Cybertrucks Tesla has sold so far

    The NHTSA recall notice contains a line saying how many Tesla Cybertrucks were affected by the recall. And we know that its "all of them", therefore the number listed is exactly the count of total Tesla Cybertrucks ever sold.

    > Digging through the numbers also reveals estimated monthly delivery figures. Tesla began low-volume production of the Cybertruck at Giga Austin in late November of last year, and a prior recall notice from Tesla revealed that it delivered 1,163 vehicles in December. That leaves 10,525 vehicles or thereabouts produced by Tesla in 2024, giving Tesla an average monthly delivery rate of 1,754 Cybertrucks, with five days left in June.

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    RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world

    Part 573 Safety Recall Report (Cybertruck Recall Notice)

    A complete recall over all Cybertrucks has been filed at the NHTSA.

    > On affected vehicles, the front windshield wiper motor controller may stop functioning due to electrical overstress to the gate driver component.

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    RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world
    jalopnik.com Tesla Cybertruck Unexpectedly Accelerates Into Home With Rear Wheels Locked

    A Tesla rep allegedly told the owner, "the accelerator may or may not disengage when the brake is depressed."

    Tesla Cybertruck Unexpectedly Accelerates Into Home With Rear Wheels Locked

    Another unintended acceleration issue. Fortunately, no one was injured but the Cybertruck still crashed into a house.

    This happened in a rich-enough area that it was filmed by someone's doorbell camera. There's apparently 50-foot long line of skidmarks.

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    RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world
    driving.ca Tesla owners file class-action alleging repair, parts monopoly

    U.S. district judge clears owners to proceed with lawsuit, which claims automaker is violating anti-trust laws with policies

    Tesla owners file class-action alleging repair, parts monopoly
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    RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world
    jalopnik.com EVs Are Selling Well For Everyone Except Tesla

    It seems the EV transition is going just fine — it's only the market leader that's imploding

    EVs Are Selling Well For Everyone Except Tesla
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    Making my first embedded Linux system

    popovicu.com Making my first embedded Linux system

    End-to-end documentation of a journey from no PCB experience to fabricating my own Linux-ready system that can boot the latest mainline kernel. This article is the recommended reading for someone building their first embedded Linux board. F1C100s SoC is used for this sample board.

    Making my first embedded Linux system

    This blogger booted an F1C100s from scratch, even though they made a mistake buying 16MBit instead of 16MByte of Flash. (Requiring to be booted off of USB-bootloader / Allwinner's FEL Protocol instead of Flash).

    So a few mistakes were made, but its still a custom booting Linux + blogpost that explains the steps.

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    RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world
    sherwood.news Tesla's unsold inventory is creating stockpiles you can see from space

    Where have all the Teslas gone? Stored in parking lots, every one....

    Tesla's unsold inventory is creating stockpiles you can see from space

    A nice analysis of various satellite images that estimates how many cars Tesla has in inventory.

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    RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world
    www.washingtonpost.com Musk says his pay package is approved by Tesla shareholders

    Investors and Musk’s supporters, including X CEO Linda Yaccarino, applauded the results. The tally will be finalized at a shareholder meeting later Thursday.

    Musk says his pay package is approved by Tesla shareholders

    > SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla shareholders re-approved Elon Musk’s controversial 2018 pay package by a wide margin, Musk posted on X Wednesday night, appearing to resolve an uncertainty that has loomed over his future with the company.

    > A Delaware judge invalidated the package, worth as much as $56 billion earlier this year, arguing that the process that led to the deal had been unfair. As part of the deal, Musk was granted stock options as Tesla hit certain valuation milestones, accumulating massive amounts of shares that led to a record pay deal and played a hand in making Musk the richest person in the world.

    Hmm, looks like we're in the "lawsuits" stage of the game. I don't expect that Elon can keep his pay package, so its going to go back to the Delaware Judge IIRC.

    The interesting legal maneuver here is with regards to the Texas move. If Shareholders approve the move to Texas, it'd become a Texas vs Delaware issue. But... there's legal precedent saying that such a move would require 66% of the vote instead of just 50%. I imagine that this alone (the threshold of "move") will itself be subject to debate, and likely end up in Delaware court again before they're allowed to move out. Or maybe not? Legal stuff can be quite sharp.

    In any case, stay tuned for tonight as the official announcements come out. Things are going to be interesting!!

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    Batteryless UV Index (UVI) and Heat Index Monitor with AVR32DB32

    github.com GitHub - microchip-pic-avr-examples/avr32db32-uv-monitor-mplab: Create a portable, solar-powered UV monitor with AVR DB.

    Create a portable, solar-powered UV monitor with AVR DB. - microchip-pic-avr-examples/avr32db32-uv-monitor-mplab

    GitHub - microchip-pic-avr-examples/avr32db32-uv-monitor-mplab: Create a portable, solar-powered UV monitor with AVR DB.

    What really interests me about this design is the buck Boost-converter

    !

    So this buck boost-converter is 100% core-independent. The Analog Comparator, TimerD, CCL, and Event-System are all active while the AVR DB sleeps, meaning that the microcontroller can run this simple buck boost-converter without any cost to CPU time.

    An incredible design that demonstrates the flexibility of AVR DB's combined peripherals.

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    RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world

    All three game console makers have now abandoned X integration

    www.theverge.com All three game console makers have now abandoned X integration

    The Nintendo Switch has now sunset its X integration.

    All three game console makers have now abandoned X integration
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    popovicu.com Making USB devices - end to end guide to your first gadget

    Introduction to implementing USB devices. Minimal overview of hardware and software with an example with STM32 microcontroller. Also contains an index to very detailed guides for more information.

    Making USB devices - end to end guide to your first gadget

    Hacker News discussion here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40560300

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    GPU_programming @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world

    How I learned Vulkan and wrote a small game engine with it

    Currently getting Hacker News hug of death right now, but hopefully in a few days the traffic subsides. From what I could load, it looks like a good article.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20240606103630/https://edw.is/learning-vulkan/

    Archive.org does have a mirror.

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    uk.finance.yahoo.com Tesla to stop production at German plant for five days in June

    Electic vehicle maker Tesla will stop production at its German plant in Gruenheide for five days in June to improve processes in the factory outside Berlin, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. Confirming a report by business daily Handelsblatt, the spokesperson said Tesla would pause production in the ...

    Tesla to stop production at German plant for five days in June
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    www.cnbc.com Elon Musk ordered Nvidia to ship thousands of AI chips reserved for Tesla to X and xAI

    Emails circulated inside Nvidia show that Elon Musk was telling the chipmaker to prioritize shipments of GPUs to X and xAI ahead of Tesla.

    Elon Musk ordered Nvidia to ship thousands of AI chips reserved for Tesla to X and xAI
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    How to use I2C devices in (Apache) NuttX: Adding support for an I2C device in your board

    A random article talking about I2C on the NuttX RTOS.

    I haven't heard of NuttX before, but the supported platforms (https://nuttx.apache.org/docs/latest/platforms/index.html) is quite impressive, including several chips I'm interested in. There's a number of 8-bit processors (albeit larger ones) on the list, though I'd assume this NuttX OS is best served on a microprocessor??

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    RealTesla @lemmy.world dragontamer @lemmy.world

    Class Action: Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System vs Elon R. Musk

    Elon Musk's Twitter Purchase, not the $44 Billion part, the 5%+ part in March 2022 (when Elon crossed the 5% legal threshold wherein he was required to report becoming a large stakeholder publicly).

    It sounds like Elon failed to report crossing over this threshold in a timely manner, so this large Twitter-shareholder (Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System) is suing Elon Musk. Or so they allege.

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