Featured on Tech Breakfast Podcast on Jan 15 2021 "Paul Braren: Eyes - Tesla Recall - Tedlexa - Mushrooms - Intel - EVs - Boeing"
I had a chance to enjoy my third appearance on this fun and informative podcast, you can play it back above in the embedded player, or at right with speed controls, or using your favorite podcast app, you'll see me using Overcast in my tweet below.
Hopefully this article's show notes will be helpful to folks interested in learning more. My apologies about some sound quality issues on my end, I had a hard time hearing everybody else, with some static blocking my hearing of about a third of what was said, at least this wasn't audible on this special always-in-one-take podcast.
Please feel free to leave some comments below, or in reply to this twitter thread.
- Tesla Recall
I always manage to forget to mention a lot of things when on the air, NHTSA issued the recall about the Model S and Model X flash memory issue that eventually affects their displays and perhaps even blinkers, so it's a safety issue. NHTSA also issue the results of the Model Y safety testing, the SUV with the lowest probability of roll-over ever tested at 7.9%, and getting 5 stars, it's all detailed here. Oh, one more NHTSA thing, NHTSA determines sudden acceleration complaints in Tesla vehicles were due to driver error.
You can’t unsee Tedlexa, the Internet of Things/AI bear of your nightmares
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A man injected himself with 'magic' mushrooms and the fungi grew in his blood, which put him into organ failure
Note from Pat Gelsinger to Intel
Pat Gelsinger, who today was named chief executive officer of Intel Corporation, effective Feb. 15, 2021, sent the following note to all Intel employees:
I am thrilled and humbled to be returning to Intel as CEO. I was 18 years old when I joined Intel, fresh out of the Lincoln Technical Institute. Over the next 30 years of my tenure at Intel, I had the honor to be mentored at the feet of Grove, Noyce and Moore. ...
“We have to deliver better products to the PC ecosystem than any possible thing that a lifestyle company in Cupertino” makes, Gelsinger reportedly told Intel employees. “We have to be that good, in the future.”
I mentioned why safety was the #1 factor when my wife and I needed to replace our 14 and 15 year old Honda Civics, followed closely by total cost of ownership and efficiency. Note, the best crash is no crash, with Autopilot enabled (on the highway), you are 7x less likely to be involved in an accident. I also briefly shared some thoughts about Ford Mustang Mach-E), VW ID.4, and how VW dished out nearly $10 billion in Dieselgate settlements including $2 billion used to build out Electrify America.
I also tacked on mention of the EV Club of Connecticut, and I now we have Tesla Owners Connecticut in our little state too, where we still cannot buy directly from Tesla yet, like Michigan and Texas. See also just published on January 17 at CleanTechnica - Connecticut’s Bill 127 Would Allow Tesla To Sell Directly To Consumers.
Boeing Charged with 737 Max Fraud Conspiracy and Agrees to Pay over $2.5 Billion
The Boeing Company (Boeing) has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve a criminal charge related to a conspiracy to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA AEG) in connection with the FAA AEG’s evaluation of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane.
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Disclosure: My family owns no stock in Tesla. Tesla doesn't advertise at TinkerTry, or anywhere else, and this is not a sponsored post. We financed the purchase of two Tesla Model 3s, replacing my 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid in December of 2018 and replacing my wife's 2005 Honda Civic EX in December of 2019. These big moves to an all electric household were an expression of our mutual desire to go green, avoid gasoline, be safe, have fun, and save money in the long run. Mostly for my job, I drive a lot, 25,000 miles in 2019 for example, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I've learned with you. I hope you can tell!