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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post


One of my biggest investing regrets: not buying NVDA when I recommended it to my coworker friend back in March. It was around $32 back then. Has since more than doubled. I bitched about this when it was at $62 a month or so back.

Now it's close to $70.

FML.



You should have bought Nutanix.  They doubled overnight.

post #25487 of 26935
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

One of my biggest investing regrets: not buying NVDA when I recommended it to my coworker friend back in March. It was around $32 back then. Has since more than doubled. I bitched about this when it was at $62 a month or so back.

Now it's close to $70.

FML.

I think the lesson is to never bet against a Stanford dude. Another thread for another day.

This thread has been rockin' 'n rollin' for awhile now. Let me get it back there:

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/an-international-scout-80-finally-got-the-extreme-build-1787363624

... and detract you from it:

http://gizmodo.com/spacex-reportedly-investigating-sabotage-as-cause-of-fa-1787365855
post #25488 of 26935
Here's a better off road restomod, imo.

Still, all restomods are nuts

http://www.icon4x4.com/inventory/gallery/now/56
post #25489 of 26935
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I think Tesla will do a truck. I'm at their HQ or factory and the Googleplex 4+ times a week and it's an open secret.

Larry/Sergey/Elon all dropped out of Stanford at roughly the same time and are friends, Jen-Hsun was a bit before them.

We're likely just 5 or so years away from Minority Report level stuff. Trucks will be a great start to it since highways are much easier than city roads and you don't want someone high on Adderall driving a truck at 2am.

I try to stay fairly up-to-date on this and still give advice to my former consulting company on the topic and support the companies. Nvidia, Google, Amazon, and Tesla (together) are going to change personal transportation in the fairly near future.

I'm sure Ford, GM, Volvo, Nissan, and VW will keep holding press conferences on how they're going to beat them and do jack.

You seriously think the biggest automanufactures in the world are going to sit idle by watching their business vanish? VW AG made €213 billion in 2015. Most of them are already doing hybrid or full electrics and VW just launched their I.D. concept and is projecting to sell 1,000,000 fully autonomous EV's a year in 2025.

Electriccars are a layover until we get a hydrogen infrastructure, which Honda is working on and has been for some time. Hydrogen is 100% the future as it's instantly refillable. Besides that I'm 100% sure at some point we will start seeing nuclear privately owned transport, they just need an unweaponizable source like Thorium. Which then has a bunch of other issues.
post #25490 of 26935
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

You seriously think the biggest automanufactures in the world are going to sit idle by watching their business vanish? VW AG made €213 billion in 2015. Most of them are already doing hybrid or full electrics and VW just launched their I.D. concept and is projecting to sell 1,000,000 fully autonomous EV's a year in 2025.

Electriccars are a layover until we get a hydrogen infrastructure, which Honda is working on and has been for some time. Hydrogen is 100% the future as it's instantly refillable. Besides that I'm 100% sure at some point we will start seeing nuclear privately owned transport, they just need an unweaponizable source like Thorium. Which then has a bunch of other issues.

Jesus on you and hydrogen. How the fuck do you make it? The process is terribly inefficient. I want someone to prove it's possible. Then get past the invisible (at least to our eyes flame), install a network of chargers, make a compelling car and not just keep talking about it.

...and yeah there is a car company that makes a 800hp car with 280 mile range that can charge net neutral solar and fill off over lunch that has let anyone else use their tech in good faith, and you can buy. The name escapes me at the moment though.

Sorry, who am I missing on the great innovators?

If you can do it, just do it #Nike

Edit add-on:

Do you have any idea how hydrogen would be generated beyond press releases?
Edited by ramuman - 10/3/16 at 4:04pm
post #25491 of 26935
There are hydrogen filling option in California where you live and I'm pretty sure it's made on site at regular gas stations. The solution is called a heat sensors, it's the same way fire alarms work nowadays.

You should have a chat with someone who knows about solar panels wink.gif the deliver nowhere near enough power to support a super charger, unless tesla has some unknown 85th gen solar panels.

"800" tesla was force to downgrade the number to 5xx due to complaints.

Before you mention wind power, how do we reuse fibreglass again?
post #25492 of 26935

I remember back in 2011 when all I had was a few grand to my name, I had spent my measley savings on stocks to try to play the market a bit. I got out in a hurry after making out reasonably well in terms of %. Then Bank of America tanked to under 5 bucks a share. I wanted to gobble all of it up that I could afford while still being able to pay rent for the next 2 months.

I didn't have the heart to do it because I hate BAC, but I would have made a shit ton of money. 

Ugh. Morals.

post #25493 of 26935
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

There are hydrogen filling option in California where you live and I'm pretty sure it's made on site at regular gas stations. The solution is called a heat sensors, it's the same way fire alarms work nowadays.

You should have a chat with someone who knows about solar panels wink.gif the deliver nowhere near enough power to support a super charger, unless tesla has some unknown 85th gen solar panels.

"800" tesla was force to downgrade the number to 5xx due to complaints.

Before you mention wind power, how do we reuse fibreglass again?

WTF are you talking about - 800 to downgrade? Also, my Ph.D. is in ECE, I've had a couple of electric cars, my Ph.D. advisor's students went off to start some great Si Valley companies including SunPower. I also worked on my electric car team in undergrad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_e7rA4fBAo&t=10m20s

Sorry, I forgot your qualifications. Also, what dumbass brings fiberglass into this?

Super great network btw:

http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/hydrogen_locations.html
post #25494 of 26935
Early childhood education? :P
post #25495 of 26935
Dat player hater degree doe
post #25496 of 26935
I wish he wouldn't push on hydrogen. In an ideal universe of first generation where all we had to work with with were H, He, and, Li - sure.

If FF can come up with some net positive solution to use H within an hour, I won't block him. Otherwise, he goes the way of jet.
post #25497 of 26935
I didn't really understand what you guys were arguing about. Lol
post #25498 of 26935
Autonomous Google cars and Teslas and all that always make me think of this flick.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Chase
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At an unspecified future time, the United States is a police state. A substantial percentage of the population was wiped out by a devastating viral pandemic twenty years previously. Amidst the resulting chaos and general panic, democracy collapsed and a totalitarian cabal seized power. After moving the seat of government to Boston, the new dictatorship outlawed ownership and use of all automobiles, boats, and aircraft, on the pretext (later proven false) that an even bigger crisis, the exhaustion of fossil fuel supplies, was imminent. The loss of other personal freedoms followed, and surveillance cameras now monitor private citizens' every move.

I'd be more down with the brutal boredom of solar battery w/e self-driving cars if they were all Johnny Cabs.
post #25499 of 26935
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

I didn't really understand what you guys were arguing about. Lol

Getting Hydrogen free from another element is one of the most thermo intensive process in the world - in the normal state, one free electron - it will covalently bond with your mother if need be. It's almost as horrible as Oxygen.

They also love each other which makes their covalent bond strength insane and essentially useless to split and make it efficient. (Have you heard about water)

The bond dissociation energy is nuts. You'd have to be a tool, someone trying to catch up to CAFE, or an idiot to think it was practical.

This is basic chemistry 101 in middle school and FF constantly doesn't get it. That is Elon's joke above.
post #25500 of 26935
Blocked FF. Life goes on.
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