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  1. CyberGus

    New video from IDRA

    IDRA dropped a new YouTube video today of a casting machine assembly/test: Perhaps a good omen?
  2. CyberGus

    The Future isn't what it used to be

    I finally got around to watching "Max Max: Fury Road", and I kept thinking "but where are all the Cybertrucks". I mean, not a single EV anywhere? Hmmph. Then I started watching the "Halo" adaptation, which is set centuries in the future, and people are still driving with ICE engines. wtf
  3. CyberGus

    How to ditch telemarketers

    My Significant Other got a call: "Hi, we've been trying to reach you about the extended warranty on your 2015 Chrysler..." "Oh, that? I sold that car." "Ummmm...yes! That's what our umm records show as well. But you'll need a new warranty for your replacement vehicle, which is a...?" "It's a...
  4. CyberGus

    The real problem with EVs: They're not LOUD

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/greg-jordan-electric-vehicles-really-115100359.html Greg Jordan: Can electric vehicles really replace the cars of today? Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va. Aug. 25—We're hearing more about electric vehicles in the news. I know there are charging stations...
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    Gigapress Update! From Joe Tegtmeyer

    From Joe Tegtmeyer's latest drone video, he snuck a peek inside the northern casting-machine area. Clearly visible is a pair of freshly-minted Gigapress pads, awaiting delivery! I think this settles the debate on where the 9kt press will operate within the factory. Also in the video was a view...
  6. CyberGus

    POLL: Cybertruck Pricing

    We're all arguing over the potential pricing, but I think we need to distinguish between the Early Reservations that had a given price, and those after Tesla removed pricing from the order page. Does it makes sense to treat those orders the same? Does Tesla have any obligation to those who...
  7. CyberGus

    California to ban Tesla?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/05/california-dmv-says-tesla-fsd-autopilot-marketing-deceptive.html "The California Department of Motor Vehicles has accused Tesla of engaging in deceptive practices around the marketing of its driver assistance systems, which are branded Autopilot and Full Self...
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    Tesla removed from the S&P 500 ESG index

    The S&P 500 ESG index is designed to measure the performance of securities meeting sustainability criteria, of which Tesla was formerly a member. Why were they removed? Because, reasons. Primary reasons cited were a)workforce discrimination and b)autopilot incidents...
  9. CyberGus

    Elon buys Twitter

    Not an April-Fools joke. https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/04/investing/elon-musk-twitter-shares-stake/index.html Elon is now the largest shareholder of Twitter.
  10. CyberGus

    Teslas, Teslas everywhere

    Over the weekend, we took an hour-long drive to rural Blanco for a photo shoot at an "Old West" movie set. Here's a sample from the "jail": Anyway, as we drove I kept calling out Tesla-sightings. No more than a minute or two would pass before seeing another, even as we traveled further away...
  11. CyberGus

    CyberThings: flat is the new curved

    https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/03/14/this-cybertruck-shaped-hardshell-backpack-is-the-latest-weird-must-have-accessory-for-tesla-fanboys/ Finally! A place to put all my belt buckles, whistles, and tequila
  12. CyberGus

    ELON HAS SECRET BABY

    I know, it sounds like a fake headline, but... https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/grimes-elon-musk-secretly-welcomed-their-2nd-child-together/
  13. CyberGus

    DeLorean EV coming?

    There were a number of EV advertisments during the Super Bowl, but there was one during the pre-game for...DeLorean? It turns out that the "DeLorean Motor Company" of Houston is now expanding into San Antonio to build a new electric model: There's an article about it here...
  14. CyberGus

    12V electric car Cyber Truck now available

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/MX-Truck-Ride-On-Car-with-Remote-Control-Cyber-Style-Pickup-Truck-12V-Electric-Car-for-Kids-to-Drive-White/836743552 MX Truck Ride On Car with Remote Control, Cyber Style Pickup Truck 12V Electric Car for Kids to Drive, White wtf lol
  15. CyberGus

    Cybertruck VINs

    A vehicle's VIN serves as a serial number, but is also encoded with other information. All Teslas start with "5YJ", followed by 5 digits for model/type/class. The 10th and 11th digits are the Year and Location. Year 2022 is "N", and the Austin gigafactory will be "A". Obviously, the Year...
  16. CyberGus

    Tesla store now taking DOGE

    Yep, some select items are now priced only in $DOGE:
  17. CyberGus

    and the FUD rolls on

    https://www.thestreet.com/investing/tesla-cybertruck-may-not-actually-happen Tesla's Cybertruck May Not Actually Happen Has Elon Musk been trolling everyone when it comes to his company's odd-looking take on an electric vehicle (EV) truck? Tesla's TSLA Cybertruck has always seemed like a bit...
  18. CyberGus

    New Year

    Happy 2022! Now where’s my damn Cybertruck
  19. CyberGus

    Manufacturing the Cybertruck... excited to see process for folding stainless body parts.

    The CT castings will need a new IDRA installed at GF Austin, but I'm most excited to see the process for folding stainless body parts. It's not a casting nor stamping. The steel sheets will be scored (laser-cut?) and folded like origami. To maintain production speed, it will require a whole...
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