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Stellantis CEO says Chinese EVs are ‘possibly the biggest risk’ facing his carmaker and Tesla (finance.yahoo.com)

Stellantis CEO says Chinese EVs are ‘possibly the biggest risk’ facing his carmaker and Tesla::The owner of the Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler brands aims to take on Chinese EVs while avoiding a “race to the bottom.”

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Read the article. It’s not crying. It’s acknowledgment of a new legitimate competitor like Japan and South Korea became. It’s a call to arms for US manufacturers to get better. This is pro consumer.

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“Labor unions” are the workers, so it’s everyone.

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Japan did it. Korea did it. China is doing it.

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The country you live in.

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If the US government wants to spy on you, they have boots on the ground. Russia has been involved with ransomeware campaigns.

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Is it that important? All technology gets better to the point of it just working, and when it rarely doesn’t, you contact someone who does. My grandfather could build cars from parts alone. My father could do most maintenance repairs and knew enough to understand what the mechanic was telling him. I know what video games and entertainment have told me about cars, but have no clue about it in real life. It hasn’t mattered. Cars are so reliable, I can just have AAA if I get in a bind.

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Maybe a hot take, but this goes for everyone. I see older people that can’t stay off their phones, and have little to no ability to multitask while doing it.

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I don’t really agree with that conclusion. Linux is as old as windows and it had ample time to gain market share. Most people don’t want to tinker. I’ve posted recently about trying Linux for the first time in over a decade and how much worse the Ubuntu experience was than a decade ago. Meanwhile windows has gotten far easier to install and get going.

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I had to take a typing class in college. They can teach basics. It doesn’t take long to go over file systems.

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I just installed windows 11 in 15 mins on a 5 year old laptop for donation. The one with Linux had an unusable trackpad with no sensitivity setting, and some sort of flat pack installer system that I gave up on mostly because of the trackpad not allowing me to scroll more than a page and a half at a time. U until was easier 15 years ago.

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I don’t know, but Microsoft’s free copilot stuff is so not useful that it doesn’t make me feel the need to pay them for the business product

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That’s my bad. I was trying to say it was so not useful. Poor wording on my part.

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From time to time Teams doesn’t show me a teams meeting that I have on my outlook calendar, so I’d believe it.

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Are you trying to say competition is good for the consumer?! That’s a wild accusation.

Closing the Data Broker Loophole - Congress must pass legislation that prohibits government agencies from buying its way around the Fourth Amendment and other legal privacy protections. (www.brennancenter.org)

Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20240215123711/https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/closing-data-broker-loophole

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New strategy: convince them this data collection includes information about their guns, and these third parties are collecting it in order to take them away.

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It’s naivety all around. You can’t have a completely open anything. These libertarian-esk principals don’t exist in regular society for good reasons.

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You had to sign up for a free account to post this comment don’t you?

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Did I? You signed up for an account where data collection is wide open to everyone.

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You can make all those up, no one’s checking. (Yet, but that’s a different topic)

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The data collection is wide open here, which is my point.

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Overall I’m just tired of hearing how _____ is going to ruin the web, or how evangelical people get about not doing something on principle. Sites that “login-wall” their content aren’t going to succeed, but people refusing to create an account acting all doom and gloom are getting to be insufferable.

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You may be right about the last point. My feed is full of posts from three days ago, talk of cutting off parts of the fediverse that seems to be the antithesis of federation, and other evangelical stances that are abandoned the second consequences come up. It was amusing at first, but it’s starting to seem like a waste of time. Idk.

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Oh, thanks for reminding me; Also people who misrepresent your position and write it off in one sentence. You have no idea what I'm talking about.

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Write your congress person to enact a GDPR-like Bill. Short of that, as you've said, idk how sites are going to make money. The current situation is majorly self-inflicted. We don't want to pay, so they have ads. We don't want to see ads, so they collect and sell data. Now that VC money has dried up, it's going to get worse and there's no other answer.

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Same reason people believe in the Earth being Flat, Vaccines causing Autism, or any other insane bullshit that doesn't stand up to reason.

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The push back on questioning the narrative was surreal.

The vast majority of the time, the pushback was low effort "asking questions" based on fundamental misunderstanding of the subject matter or entirely pulled our of their asses.

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"_______ doesn't happen without _______" all all bullshit based on nothing. NIST has published their findings. They had 200 Experts, 125 of which came from the private sector investigate how the towers came down, and there is absolutely no evidence what so ever that they were brought down in a controlled manner. I even remember watching a documentary that interviewed the owner or engineer of one of the US's top demolition companies that easily pokes holes in the idea that a major skyscraper with people, furniture, etc could be brought down like that at all. It's total nonsense. NIST has a FAQ page

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No, people actually believed it from day 1.

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It's been pretty well publicized that the lack of collaboration between the three letter agencies allowed them to slip through the cracks. Foreign intelligence knew about it, but domestic wasn't aware. The fact of the matter is, they aren't just sitting around getting 1 of these reports every couple months that they have to investigate. They get Thousands of these constantly. There's a declassified docuseries on Netflix, that despite being "copaganda" to a degree, all describe legitimate threats that could have turned into big things if they were left along. There's no doubt what the individuals intended to do. I don't think the Bush Administration left anyone do anything, they simply didn't let a tragedy go to waste.

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There are pictures of plane debris, one of which is on the wikipedia article of the event.

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If you can prove it, it’s no longer a conspiracy theory.

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Time consuming sure; But doubling down on their own fundamental misunderstandings and preconceived notions isn't what I would classify as real effort.

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Even now this is a distortion of the facts that in no way make the claim about 9/11 true.

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There’s a first for everything. And after reading the report, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that a building under those conditions would be expected to fail.

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Could have been, but it wasn’t. It’s utterly absurd to think it was logistically possible to do so without anyone seeing or leaking anything. That plot wouldn’t make it out of 9th grade creative writing class.

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Sure, one guy looks at a video for twenty seconds and that counters 200 experts spending months researching and simulating it and those opinions are equal. If it were clear, you’d have thousands of experts claiming it. In reality, you have one guy willing to tarnish his reputation by making an impulse statement after seeing none of the facts.

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I doubt it. Google will squander it away one way or another. It could work on a technical level, I’ve been using flex since before Google bought it for family members, it’s just poorly advertised and explained.

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Commercial support for it.

On a personal level, I installed Ubuntu for the first time in over a decade and found the experience worse. Previously I could download everything I needed either through the package manager or deb file easily. Ow I ran into a new flat pack type installer that has failing dependencies that weren’t found through command line either. The new mouse driver in gnome was hot garbage too with the touchpad sensitivity so high I couldn’t scroll more than a page and a half at even the lightest touch. No settings to change it either. Windows is far easier at this point.

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Top 10% starts at $173,000 so it’s a bit misleading.

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Someone needs to turn the hyperbole dial down on Lemmy. My feed is frequently nothing but Chicken Little's whining about trivial shit. When something truly egregious comes up, I'm not going to be able to see if in a sea of outrage.

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A collapse of the commercial real estate market would spill over to the larger market and most certainly impact any investments you have. We don’t really want banks to go under in big ways, it always ends up hurting the poor and middle class the most.

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The really rich can loose more shirts than any of the rest of is will own in 10 lifetimes and not be meaningfully impacted. Not only do they have other shirts, when the fire gets put out they still have the capital from other places that they will use to buy up the pieces at rock bottom prices and profit throughout the rebuild. Outside of situations like the whole GameStop situation from a bit ago, you're not going to screw over ultra rich people by having markets fail. Everyone else will suffer why they are mildly inconvenienced.

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Yea I was being as neutral as possible in my answer. I agree it absolutely would be worse than 2008. I don't think nationalizing the assets are going to work in this environment. The best we can hope for is regulation, but in the specific situation no one really did anything wrong. A Global pandemic flipped norms on their head.

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There could be individual banks over-leveraged in commercial real estate, but those aren’t important. At this scale it’s large enough to cause a a major recession or crash. We’ve seen smaller banks fail recently.

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It really depends on what you mean. TARP, from the end of the Bush Administration and early Obama Administrations turned a profit for the Government. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/20/business/us-signals-end-of-bailouts-of-automakers-and-wall-street.html

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