Thursday, 3 May 2018

The Absurd Reason Why Tesla’s Model 3 Assembly Line Kept Getting Delayed

quote [ CEO Elon Musk said the company had identified an unlikely culprit in those delays: a “flufferbot.”

As Tesla scrambles to deliver on some 450,000 orders for the Model 3, its first mass-market vehicle, Musk has described the company’s predicament as “production hell.” Part of the problem has been an over-reliance on automation, which Musk recently acknowledged, adding in an April 13 tweet: “Humans are underrated.” ]

I, for one, welcome our robotic fluffers.

If you thought you could build a flufferbot, why build cars?
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by HoZay@8:53amGMT]


steele said @ 1:56pm GMT on 3rd May [Score:2 Underrated]
Please stop worshipping Elon Musk and other billionaires. K? Thanks.

In her March 2017 resignation letter, White recounted the time she told her boss, Seth Woody, “that the plant layout was extremely dangerous to pedestrians.” Woody, head of the safety team, told her “that Elon didn’t want signs, anything yellow (like caution tape) or to wear safety shoes in the plant” and acknowledged it “was a mess,” she wrote.

Tesla says its factory is safer. But it left injuries off the books

A teenage Elon Musk once casually sold his father's emeralds to Tiffany & Co. while his dad was sleeping

"When you’re white, wealthy & emotionally estranged, you view everyone else as an inconvenience at best and a threat at worst. @elonmusk proves time and again he should have no role in planning communities.…"
RAIL Magazine on Twitter

Elon Musk's First Wife Justine Musk Talks Their Messy Divorce

and all of the above links were just found when I was trying to find this article:
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' because I remember the author tweeting: When I was working on this story last year, Elon Musk told me that he puts his desk in the most "painful place" in the factory to ensure that he was experiencing as much pain as his workers. I was asking him about a worker that can no longer fully use his hands.

Can we stop please? :)
hellboy said @ 1:06am GMT on 4th May [Score:1 Interesting]
I strongly suspect Musk is yet another example of someone making the mistake of believing that because they're successful in one field, they're an expert in other fields. Tesla is making the same mistakes GM did in the 1980s.
WeiYang said @ 10:45am GMT on 4th May
You mean that he is not the embodiment of the noble plutocrat? DISILLUSION
5th Earth said @ 11:04pm GMT on 3rd May [Score:1 Funny]
Its reassuring that this is the company at the cutting edge of consumer self-driving cars.
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:03pm GMT on 4th May
That's Waymo, actually.
5th Earth said @ 2:43pm GMT on 4th May
That's not consumer. You can't buy one.
arrowhen said @ 9:02am GMT on 3rd May
Clicky no worky.
HoZay said @ 9:11am GMT on 3rd May
Fixed, thanks.
zenviper said @ 10:50am GMT on 3rd May
While I appreciate his frustration and really like Elon, I believe that as CEO of a company he decided to take public he has a duty to his shareholders to demonstrate greater poise in this forum....
mechanical contrivance said[1] @ 1:23pm GMT on 3rd May
I assume they'll be selling these flufferbots?
cb361 said @ 4:09pm GMT on 3rd May
Get fluffed.
knumbknutz said @ 6:16pm GMT on 3rd May
Flufferbots! Flufferbots! EVERYBODY GETS A FLUFFERBOT!!!,
cb361 said @ 7:53pm GMT on 3rd May
If FLUFFERBOTS exist, why are there still chimpanzees? Answer me that, Darwin.
bbqkink said @ 2:42am GMT on 4th May
I'm still waiting on my flying car.

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