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Steely_D

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Posted: Jul 16, 2023 - 1:53pm

 islander wrote:


I really want to go to electric, but we do a 5K mile road trip twice a year, and want to do a few more. half of that trip has very limited electric infrastructure right now.  I'm thinking I might just build an electric buggy for a demo/experiment. 


Great thing about PHEVs like the Volt is that I get about 40-50 of nothing but battery, enough for most city things, but after that it turns into a Prius with battery/gas combo and great mileage. We've driven that thing all over without range anxiety: up to Port Townsend, down to Ventura, over to the Mojave. Never a problem.

These days, there are plenty of plug in hybrids. 
islander

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Posted: Jul 16, 2023 - 1:21pm

 Steely_D wrote:


I lurve my Chevy Volt. They stopped making them, since Chevy didn't push them out like they should've. But the replacement Bolt EUV is a good one, too.


I really want to go to electric, but we do a 5K mile road trip twice a year, and want to do a few more. half of that trip has very limited electric infrastructure right now.  I'm thinking I might just build an electric buggy for a demo/experiment. 
Steely_D

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Posted: Jul 16, 2023 - 12:20pm

 islander wrote:
And wholly crap - Buick/Chevrolet ahead of Mitsubishi/Toyota. And what happened to Honda/Acura?  I haven't been new car shopping in a bit, but wow. 


I lurve my Chevy Volt. They stopped making them, since Chevy didn't push them out like they should've. But the replacement Bolt EUV is a good one, too.
oldviolin

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Posted: Jul 16, 2023 - 11:49am

 Bill_J wrote:
no
 
move over rover...
islander

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Posted: Jul 16, 2023 - 10:55am

 Steely_D wrote:


Elon - who didn't create Tesla but under his watch it went from the highest rating ever on Consumer Reports to a mediocre, undependable, expensive car now- has now done the same product degradation after acquiring Twitter - which he also didn't create - and he pretty quickly turned it into MySpace. As the song says: King Midas in reverse.

When someone shows you who they are, believe them.




But he's a genius, 4D chess and whatnot.

And wholly crap - Buick/Chevrolet ahead of Mitsubishi/Toyota. And what happened to Honda/Acura?  I haven't been new car shopping in a bit, but wow. 

Steely_D

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Posted: Jul 16, 2023 - 10:36am

 islander wrote:


No one said Google+ was a flop one week in. Your just posting hopium and anything else you can throw at the wall to try and bolster your guy. The numbers are telling.

https://www.websiteplanet.com/news/twitter-threads-research/  has some interesting numbers. Basically brands are doing much better on threads than twitter. Being that's where the money is and advertising dollars are pretty fungible, and twitter is already at a 50% drop in advertising revenue (and is now using some of that advertising revenue to buy users), I'd say even it if it's temporary threads is hurting twitter at least as much as elon is.  

Oh and 'blue check' is now becoming a derogatory term. You call it censorship, other people call it punching nazis. No one says 'Poh Tah Tow'. 


Elon - who didn't create Tesla but under his watch it went from the highest rating ever on Consumer Reports to a mediocre, undependable, expensive car now- has now done the same product degradation after acquiring Twitter - which he also didn't create - and he pretty quickly turned it into MySpace. As the song says: King Midas in reverse.

When someone shows you who they are, believe them.


islander

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Posted: Jul 16, 2023 - 7:42am

 Beaker wrote:

Because having a metric of "fastest growing platform ever" worked out really well for Google+ too!

Threads is destined to be a flop, proving Zuckerberg is Big Tech’s most ignorant billionaire

So many things are immediately wrong with Threads.  Censorship being but one on a lengthy list. 

Like all heavily-hyped products, time will tell.  


No one said Google+ was a flop one week in. Your just posting hopium and anything else you can throw at the wall to try and bolster your guy. The numbers are telling.

https://www.websiteplanet.com/news/twitter-threads-research/  has some interesting numbers. Basically brands are doing much better on threads than twitter. Being that's where the money is and advertising dollars are pretty fungible, and twitter is already at a 50% drop in advertising revenue (and is now using some of that advertising revenue to buy users), I'd say even it if it's temporary threads is hurting twitter at least as much as elon is.  

Oh and 'blue check' is now becoming a derogatory term. You call it censorship, other people call it punching nazis. No one says 'Poh Tah Tow'. 
Beaker

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Posted: Jul 16, 2023 - 7:30am

 islander wrote:
Major brands seem to be getting significantly better engagement on threads as well.  It remains to be seen how the longer term trend will play out, but "Threads is crashing" seems pretty hyperbolic given that we are one week in and it's the fastest growing platform ever. 

Because having a metric of "fastest growing platform ever" worked out really well for Google+ too!

Threads is destined to be a flop, proving Zuckerberg is Big Tech’s most ignorant billionaire

So many things are immediately wrong with Threads.  Censorship being but one on a lengthy list. 

Like all heavily-hyped products, time will tell.  
islander

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Posted: Jul 16, 2023 - 7:04am

 rgio wrote:

If only the guy who spent $44 Billion to actually own it felt the same way...



Major brands seem to be getting significantly better engagement on threads as well.  It remains to be seen how the longer term trend will play out, but "Threads is crashing" seems pretty hyperbolic given that we are one week in and it's the fastest growing platform ever. 
rgio

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Posted: Jul 16, 2023 - 4:25am

 Beaker wrote:

I know where I'd be investing if Twitter was a public company.

If only the guy who spent $44 Billion to actually own it felt the same way...

Beaker

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Posted: Jul 15, 2023 - 7:44pm

 kcar wrote:


"Elon's Twitter 2.0 is amazing."

Sure, if you like trainwrecks.



Speaking of trains... Zuck's Threads is crashing big time, meanwhile the blazing light coming down that track and barreling straight towards other Twitter-wannabes is going to crush them hard and fast.  Anyone who can't see the coming response by creators to this announcement of the very first round of payouts has a very broken ability to see what's imminent:

TechCrunch: Twitter starts sharing ad revenue with verified creators

"From what some large creators are sharing on Twitter, these payouts are substantial. Writer Brian Krassenstein, who has about 750,000 followers, claims that Twitter paid him $24,305."

Simon Ateba: "Advertisers go where the people are and abandon where no one is."

DC Draino: "Free speech Twitter will win in the end, especially as it incorporates monetization"


"this is just the start of Twitter's creator programme and it will expand and get more generous over time."

I know where I'd be investing if Twitter was a public company.


kcar

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Posted: Jul 15, 2023 - 6:47pm

 Beaker wrote:

If your impression of Twitter is that's it's a  unthrottled 'letters to the editor' thing, you're missing out.
Filtering on Twitter is simple.  Following people, institutions and topics that one is interested in is easy.  So is blocking.

Curating your feed on Twitter is easy, and doable.  More so with a paid account.  Curating vastly improves the signal to noise ratio.

Elon's Twitter 2.0 is amazing.


"Elon's Twitter 2.0 is amazing."

Sure, if you like trainwrecks.

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 15, 2023 - 3:22pm

His Egoist has no one to blame but himself...
Bill_J

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023 - 2:42pm

no
Steely_D

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023 - 2:33pm

 Beaker wrote:

If your impression of Twitter is that's it's a  unthrottled 'letters to the editor' thing, you're missing out.

No, it's because I've been on the site for a very very long time.
It is, by definition, unthrottled with very few exceptions. It contains useful as well as reprehensible posts.

I've got no idea why it needs promoting at this point, unless someone's income is tied to its success. Basically, it's Mos Eisley.

rgio

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023 - 10:54am

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And worth almost half what he paid for it!

It's the woke mob and fake news.... 

Twitter Ad Revenue Plunges 89% Since Musk Takeover as Major Brands Stay Away (Report)

Pretty obvious why beaker's in love with the changes...

Twitter insiders: We can't protect users from trolling under Musk
islander

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023 - 10:01am

 Beaker wrote:

If your impression of Twitter is that's it's a  unthrottled 'letters to the editor' thing, you're missing out.
Filtering on Twitter is simple.  Following people, institutions and topics that one is interested in is easy.  So is blocking.

Curating your feed on Twitter is easy, and doable.  More so with a paid account.  Curating vastly improves the signal to noise ratio.

Elon's Twitter 2.0 is amazing.


And worth almost half what he paid for it!
Beaker

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023 - 9:30am

 Steely_D wrote:
Twitter is the reason newspapers used to have editors that filtered what made it to the Letters section.

If your impression of Twitter is that's it's a  unthrottled 'letters to the editor' thing, you're missing out.
Filtering on Twitter is simple.  Following people, institutions and topics that one is interested in is easy.  So is blocking.

Curating your feed on Twitter is easy, and doable.  More so with a paid account.  Curating vastly improves the signal to noise ratio.

Elon's Twitter 2.0 is amazing.
Steely_D

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023 - 9:26am

 Beaker wrote:

There are discussions on Twitter you won't see in your national media or most social media sites. 



Twitter is the reason newspapers used to have editors that filtered what made it to the Letters section.
Beaker

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023 - 6:07am

There are discussions on Twitter you won't see in your national media or most social media sites.  If it's staying informed on current social  or political topics, Twitter has no equal.

The topics of transgenderism, sex change surgery for minors, and drag queens performing before children are just some of the issues in the last year or so.  Unlike many other platforms, on Twitter, viewpoints from all perspectives are heard, and not censored or blocked.

This morning's example - "Children's TV in the Netherlands: Naked adults promoting transgenderism and sex change surgery as "euphoria." "  I won't link it.   If you are curious, merely search that sentence in Twitter.
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