Tesla

Started by SJ_GTI, February 23, 2017, 07:11:02 AM

Morris Minor

Quote from: MrH on February 09, 2024, 12:53:35 PMYeah, I have totally different expectations for Marques than I do for someone like Camissa, because cars aren't really his thing.  Camissa and Lieberman are way more disappointing than a softball review from Marques.  It's interesting you think he's an Apple fan boy.  He carries an iPhone and Android phone at all times, but I've always gotten the impression he's much more into Android.  I think he just carries the iPhone to test iOS things, iMessage, and the camera, and his primary phone is whatever Android phone he's using at the time.
He's decidedly unimpressed with the iPhone 15 Pro's camera(s)
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afty

The car magazines are also incentivized to pull their punches so they can sell ads. And C/D is dying anyway; they're cutting back to 6 issues a year. What a shame.

565

Quote from: Laconian on February 09, 2024, 12:15:23 PMNo offense to MKBHD but I'm holding out my judgment until I see reviews written by actual journalists, especially reviews that compare the Highland Model 3 to current competition.

Here

https://www.motortrend.com/reviews/2024-tesla-model-3-highland-awd-vs-hyundai-ioniq-6-awd-polestar-2-awd-comparison-test-review/

MrH

Quote from: Morris Minor on February 09, 2024, 02:17:47 PMHe's decidedly unimpressed with the iPhone 15 Pro's camera(s)

I need to find the video.  It was either MKBHD or maybe it was LTT, but they did a video on all the computational photography.  Typically when the hardware gets improved, it takes a year or so for the software to catch up, so a lot of times, the older phones look better for a period after a new one is released.  Just because the computational side has been so dialed in to the older hardware.

Seems like Marques prefers Google's computational photography stuff, but iPhone wins on the video side of things.  The blind head-to-head photography challenge every year is fun.  It's amazing how close everything is now.  My phone is neck and neck with my APS-C sensored camera + a nice lens.
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r0tor

Fuck computational photography.  Photographs are supposed to capture a moment in time, not some alternative reality
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Eye of the Tiger

This is a real photograph of a moment in time that happens to be a Telsa burning at a charging station. :lol:




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Morris Minor

^^ :lol:

This one's always appreciated by the Never Tesla fraternity.


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Submariner2

Quote from: r0tor on February 10, 2024, 09:23:11 AMFuck computational photography.  Photographs are supposed to capture a moment in time, not some alternative reality

Our existence is now an alternative reality.  Makes sense that pictures capture just that.
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2019 GLS550

MrH

2023 Ford Lightning Lariat ER
2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD
2023 BRZ Limited

Previous: '02 Mazda Protege5, '08 Mazda Miata, '05 Toyota Tacoma, '09 Honda Element, '13 Subaru BRZ, '14 Hyundai Genesis R-Spec 5.0, '15 Toyota 4Runner SR5, '18 Honda Accord EX-L 2.0t, '01 Honda S2000, '20 Subaru Outback XT, '23 Chevy Bolt EUV

CaminoRacer

Finish it yourself! I'm going to start selling kits with sand paper, polisher, and a good stainless protective coating.

Or just coat it in used diesel oil like Rusty Slammington
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giant_mtb

Quote from: MrH on February 14, 2024, 01:52:17 PMhttps://www.cybertruckownersclub.com/forum/threads/cybertruck-spots-corrosion.12242/

:lol: !!!

No way, it's as if I (as a professional detailer) had no idea this would happen.

Quote from: giant_mtb on January 22, 2024, 12:22:24 AMHeyyyyy if you think SS is so easy to maintain, throw your fridge out on the curb for a month and try to clean it and get back to me. 

Eye of the Tiger

Quote from: CaminoRacer on February 14, 2024, 02:11:53 PMFinish it yourself! I'm going to start selling kits with sand paper, polisher, and a good stainless protective coating.

Or just coat it in used diesel oil like Rusty Slammington

I vote for used oil on bare metal
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giant_mtb

Granted, that's "no big deal"...it's called "rail dust," and there are a million products on the market that will remove it. BUT, that is NOT something that happens to normal automotive paint that quickly in a California environment...takes months of winter driving in the YouPee to get rail dust that bad.

Clearcoat your shit, Elon. Bare SS has no business in the outdoors.

Eye of the Tiger

I have a loose plan to get some pre-rusted surplus square tube and fab a rear bumper.
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afty

Cybertrucks have started to appear in the wild here in Silicon Valley, and they look just even more absurd in person than they do in pics.

565

Quote from: giant_mtb on February 14, 2024, 03:05:52 PMGranted, that's "no big deal"...it's called "rail dust," and there are a million products on the market that will remove it. BUT, that is NOT something that happens to normal automotive paint that quickly in a California environment...takes months of winter driving in the YouPee to get rail dust that bad.

Clearcoat your shit, Elon. Bare SS has no business in the outdoors.

Uhh Rail Dust occurs during delivery from transport on trains, that's why it's called Rail Dust, not from winter driving.

If it's Rail Dust then it's not the fault of the stainless steal exterior of the cybertruck, it can happen to any vehicle transported by railways.

r0tor

My Grand Cherokee had a horrific amount of rail dust on it when we bought it. 

Like most Tesla "issues" it's just a blown out of proportion nothingburger
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AutobahnSHO

We had nada on Maverick, which came from Mexico. We had asked them to not prep it at all, the paint is supposedly delicate and we didn't see any dealer monkey wash damage....
Will

Morris Minor

Just had lunch with some friends of ours who have a 2018 Model 3 and a 2020 Lexus RX. They're trading in the RX tomorrow for a new Model Y and transferring FSD in from the 3. We talked about why FSD goes with the vehicle rather than the person & he thinks it's because Tesla wants to nudge it away from Hardware 3 & towards HW 4. Still seems harsh to me.

Anyway interesting to talk to him. He said all the updates have made 3 much different & much better than it was than when he picked it up. As far as FSD is concerned he's on 11.4.something: only a very few have 12. He hovers over the accelerator pedal these days rather than the brake. It drove to our house perfectly, which is impressive given the roads, terrain and our non-standard signage, designed for aesthetics rather than utility.
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Laconian

https://archive.is/gT0BX

The US DoD is affected by Tesla's desire to sell cars in China. SpaceX won't enable Starlink in and around Taiwan because of Chinese pressure.

Nasty conflicts of interest here.
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AutobahnSHO

Quote from: Laconian on February 25, 2024, 03:52:08 AMhttps://archive.is/gT0BX

The US DoD is affected by Tesla's desire to sell cars in China. SpaceX won't enable Starlink in and around Taiwan because of Chinese pressure.

Nasty conflicts of interest here.

So currently Starshield uses Starlink satellites, but supposedly eventually they'll be different constellations.

But you'd think even Starlink could make the distinction and work for Starshield customers and not others... The tech is pretty amazing- those satellites go around the earth every 90min or so, so to turn off over Taiwan takes plenty of coordination and software stuff!
Will