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I’m confused Nilay.
Rivian vice president of software development Wassym Bensaid told me that his 600-person software team had written almost all the code in the R1 vehicles, even down to the bootloaders for various microcontrollers.
And then in literally the next paragraph:
The graphics are all handled by Epic’s Unreal Engine, which allows for various photorealistic renders of the truck to appear on the displays, and virtually everything you can think of is controllable from the touchscreen.
So maybe they are dependent on a software supplier after all? Perhaps to a lesser extent than legacy automakers, but still.
It might seem like a quibble, but you (and/or Rivian) made such a big deal out of how they are like Tesla, or Apple. Maybe not so much if the entire graphics experience is dependent on Epic.
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Actually, Sprint started out life as the first real long distance alternative to ATT in the 1970’s, and was part of the reason for the breakup of ATT.
If I remember correctly, Sprint actually traces it’s origins back to a railroad company. I think they were able to build their network using the long distance infrastructure that was built for the railroad. So, in a sense, it is older than ATT.
I don’t think I’d call Sprint’s wireless network "shaky", as it wasn’t any more shaky than others in the 1990’s and 2000’s. I used Sprint’s wireless network during that period and it was OK for the time. And as far as customer service goes, everyone’s was crappy back then too. McCaw was pretty good compared to the rest.
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OK, here it is:
How about those new sneaky spam text messages? What a pain in the ass, these people should be shot.
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I have no problem with people not liking Musk – there are lots of good reasons.
But you can’t credibly accuse him of being all hat no cattle. That hasn’t been true for him since PayPal was sold. That’s just letting your hatred take you to a place of stupidity.
And no, I’m no Rogan fan. Quite the opposite.
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I think I get your point, but he has lots of cattle.
Why stop at Texas?
We probably should have just let the South go.
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These "wrong number" texts are clearly the work of some fraudster, but honestly I don’t really mind.
The tone of this article is completely wrong.
Bilking innocent, if clueless, people out of money – you don’t mind?
Slave labor doing this – you don’t mind?
I’ll admit the first time I got one one of these I was amused for about 5 seconds at my own momentary confusion, but now they just make me more annoyed.
I realize you’re trying to write an engaging article, but maybe you could find a different angle.
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Isn’t Apple building its own wireless radio tech right into its own SoC so it does not have to license from Qualcomm?
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I do not want Amazon or any other company to show me what they think I want to buy. I do not want them to collect any data on me.
You may not understand this but the world got along just fine before Google and Facebook and Amazon started telling us what to buy.