#921

karphead posted:

is your podcast going to have a tpaine segment where he gets to read the news in an steve irwin accent



no, my podcast is not going to be actually good.

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#922

Chthonic_Goat_666 posted:

i was thinking about maybe reading that Carreyrou book about Theranos and using that as a platform to discuss things. or maybe if i could pick up any insane hagiography of Musk secondhand. basically find a starting point where i can talk about things without talking about investment banking and immediately showing my ass



cool. imo you should have a little segment every time that talks about death metal but that's me.

#923
also if you could review a few new words in mandarin every podcast I'd appreciate it
#924
maybe a section about cats you've met recently
#925
the weather? everybody's into hearing about the weather
#926
how about a section where the microphone is set up in a big echoey warehouse and from far away you just yell the single word "stocks!!!!!!" and let it reverberate
#927

drwhat posted:

maybe a section about cats you've met recently


i was walking through the off leash park on my way to the grocery store and I met a giant tabby out for a walk with his bulldog puppy friend, they said hi to me then had a friendly wrestle. it was very cute. wish our cat would get along with our dog.

#928
Technology https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18296793/foxconn-wisconsin-location-factory-innovation-centers-technology-hub-no-news
#929
uber s-1

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1543151/000119312519103850/d647752ds1.htm
#930

shriekingviolet posted:

drwhat posted:


maybe a section about cats you've met recently


i was walking through the off leash park on my way to the grocery store and I met a giant tabby out for a walk with his bulldog puppy friend, they said hi to me then had a friendly wrestle. it was very cute. wish our cat would get along with our dog.





the only thing that's really good on the internet is this one japanese guy's youtube channel where he goes to a place where street cats are and pets them. lately he's been on the famous cat island. it is the best.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCshavgMGy2X0b9-9vuNEb9A

#931

drwhat posted:

maybe a section about cats you've met recently



if u follow me on twitter i mostly post my pictures of local wildlife now. Ill make sure to photograph more cats

#932
horan on the uber s-1

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2019/04/hubert-horan-can-uber-ever-deliver-part-nineteen-ubers-ipo-prospectus-overstates-its-2018-profit-improvement-by-5-billion.html
#933

Numerous other sections of the prospectus fall somewhere on the scale between “should raise red flags” (Uber has over $1 billion in San Francisco real estate commitments) and “argument too ludicrous to take seriously” (Uber’s true growth potential is defined by the worldwide market for urban travel).



lol

#934

drwhat posted:

also if you could review a few new words in mandarin every podcast I'd appreciate it



it's actually really good when someone with a show about one topic has a little regular feature about something totally different they know a lot about. it makes them seem fun and well-rounded and helps them stand out.

#935
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-18/lyft-investor-sues-over-stock-slump-claiming-ipo-was-overhyped

The investors claim Lyft was exaggerating in its prospectus when it said its U.S. market share was 39 percent. In both suits, the plaintiffs also dinged the company for failing to tell investors that it was about to recall more than a 1,000 of the bikes in its ride-share program.



the claim that they were exaggerating a 39% market share is apparently based off Uber saying they have a 65% market share in their s-1 filing. someone's lying lol.

#936
id have reckoned more than 4% of drivers are on both platforms
#937

ialdabaoth posted:

id have reckoned more than 4% of drivers are on both platforms



yea i was wondering about 'market share' and the potential different ways you could measure that. i got the tidbit from this article which is paywalled:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/04/18/investors-sue-lyft-overhyping-ipo-shares-fall-third-two-weeks/

The company floated on the stock market last month with an offering price of $72, which fell to lows of $56.11 earlier this week amid questions about its path to profitability and as its larger rival Uber prepares to go public.

Class-action lawsuits filed in San Francisco's superior court earlier this week claim that Lyft's official filing documents overstated its US market share at 39pc.

Uber's document, released last week, "claimed a market share of greater than 65pc in the US and Canada", undermining Lyft's claim to have 39pc market share




i had a look at the uber s-1 and i can't even find claims about a 65% market share in the US and canada, so idk (not to say it isn't there, i just couldn't find it by ctrl+f)

#938
#939
Lol
#940
tesla had a presentation yesterday to talk-up their self-driving technology. there's a full 4 hours uploaded to their youtube channel, which im not gonna watch.

some details of boosterism regarding self-driving tech:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/22/tesla-elon-musk-self-driving-robo-taxi/

As for full autonomy, Musk noted: "the software problem should not be minimized." He continued that, "it's a very difficult software problem." Still, he promised that Teslas will be capable of self-driving by the end of this year and self-driving robo-taxis will be on the road in 2020. Also, in two years, the company will be making cars without steering wheels or pedals at all.

Musk hopes to undercut Uber and Lyft with the cost per mile of a robo-taxi being less than $.18 a mile. Typical ride sharing costs are $2 to $3 a mile.

"If you fast forward a year, maybe a year three months, we'll have over a million robo-taxis on the road."

According to Musk vehicles will drive anywhere. "If you need geofenced maps, you're not self-driving," he said. He said that Teslas will be available to autonomously navigate dense urban areas like San Francisco and New York by the end of the year.

That self-driving prediction is far more aggressive than other automakers and Tesla has a history of announcing roadmaps then missing dates. But according to Musk, by next summer we'll all be cruising in self-driving Tesla to the beach.



the demo tesla posted to their youtube seems to be basically just cruising on and off highways:



that's nice, i guess, but doesn't instill me with confidence that these things are gonna be picking up passengers in urban environments next year.

some detail on tesla's self-driving allowing passengers to select more aggressive modes of driving:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/22/18511527/elon-musk-tesla-aggressive-autopilot-mode-fender-bender

which totally undermines the self-driving tech utopian dream of all self-driving cars speaking to each other and driving at the collectively optimal speed, all accelerating perfectly from stop lights etc.

now im imagining aggressive robot cars honking at other more timid robot cars lol

anyway, tesla q1 2019 results tomorrow.

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#941
anxiously waiting for my car to try to kill me sounds so relaxing. intellectual podcasts ahoy!
#942
slamming my hand down over and over to fill the Aggression meter before everyone else at the intersection
#943
702 million dollar q1 2019 loss for tesla

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/04/24/tesla-lost-million-first-quarter-model-problems/