@mike What? What?! What?!?! i'm not even sure what to think of this...was he knowingly pulling their legs? Was he just a PR guy told some buzz words to use? Did he just have no clue what he was saying?

@mgrondin I have no idea and I'm not going into this any further for the sake of my sanity. :ohdear:

@mike it might already keep me up tonight...tho that may also be the coffee I've been drinking...who knows

@mgrondin @mike
"Nikola Motor Company CEO Trevor Milton"
Never let the CEO talk tech specifics...

@rolaveric Ah so he just had no clue what he was saying. Just spewing the buzz words that stuck in his head while he was being told how it works.

@mike

@mgrondin @rolaveric I came to the article via some links suggesting the whole company was a bit dubious and faked some demos, so it may not have been pure ignorance even.

@mike @mgrondin
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Surely anyone who's going to buy a fleet of new tech trucks is going to do their due diligence.... Right?

@rolaveric You would think so yes... but if just the 2 CEO's are talking then no probably not...

@mike

@mgrondin @mike
CEO 1: Nikola huh? Like Tesla?
CEO 2: That's right :)
CEO 1: I'll take 5000 units and a bunch of shares!

@mgrondin @mike
Apparently GM have doubled-down on their deal with Nikola even after reports of fraud:
evtalk.com.au/ev-truck-startup

Surely GM would never make a terrible strategic decision around EVs...

>"The entire infotainment system is a HTML 5 super computer," Milton said.
>"That's the standard language for computer programmers around the world
>And HTML 5 is very secure. https://loadaverage.org/attachment/4721395

@mike HTML5 supercomputer hooked to a Hydrogen tank sounds awesome.

@mike Oh. Reading this, I think I've been using HTML5 all wrong...

@cstanhope you haven't been linking your components on the data network, have you?

@mike Reminds me of this NVIDIA+Mercedes colab ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z67mHq2tVhk&feature=youtu.be&t=92

"this car has 30 million lines of code"
"the engineers are constantly working on the software"

Thanks, that's now two reasons why I don't want a new S-class :o

@tadzik yeah, that's scary as hell if you're at all familiar with software development but probably does sound impressive if you aren't.

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