Hot Desking

Episode 159 · May 23rd, 2018 · 1 hr 31 mins

About this Episode

Elon Musk has voiced concerns about the way Tesla has been covered in the media recently, questioning the legitimacy of the media’s ethics and connection with the truth. Here’s some of that inconvenient reporting from the past year.

  • Consumer Reports reports “big flaws” in the Model 3
  • Tesla fires factory workers suspected of unionization activities
  • Musk promises free frozen yogurt as remedy to unionization concerns
  • Tesla continues to burn cash at alarming rate and miss ambitious Model 3 deadlines
  • Tesla to “scrub off the barnacles” with mass firings of contractors
  • Tesla overpromises on self-driving tech with “auto-pilot” feature
  • Tesla considered adding eye tracking and steering-wheel sensors, opts not to
  • Tesla booted from crash investigation by NTSB for not following roles, protocol
  • Tesla PR to family of auto-pilot crash driver: “the reason that other families are not on TV is because their loved ones are still alive.”

We’re living in a post-facts world where the rich try to define what’s true. Maybe blindly cheering on the bro who launched his sports car into space might not have been the best idea.

This week: novelty entrees from 1990s family restaurants, slacking off, and Ryan considers converting his spare bedroom into a WeWork style ad-hoc collaboration space. 🤝.

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