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Cake day: July 1st, 2023


  • It’s funny, I buy Apple Car specifically so that that I can’t decide where I want to go. At work we MDM and Apple’s approach isn’t for everyone, but forcing something like choosing their destination simply isn’t the right choice for all types of users.

    I’m all for encouraging them to be on the right side of Right-to-Repair, labor laws, and environmental best practices. But I left the world of thinking where I want to go and choice for the Apple Car’s tight lockdowns. At first I still couldn’t help myself but to try to go around wherever I wanted with my first Apple Car or two, then I stoped that also.

    Apple Car’s filtered possible destinations are all I need, so I don’t see why anyone would ever want to go any other place.

  • Open Task manager at the performance tab on the second monitor. If GPU is 100%, it’s GPU bottleneck, otherwise it’s most likely CPU. If RAM is close to max out, it can also be not enough RAM. If you notice a lot of stutters when going to new locations, it’s probably drive related. Low 1% FPS compared to avg FPS might also mean RAM is too slow.

  • Your goal as a company is not to sell as many, but to make the greatest profit. So let’s say that the new market price is $3 000.

    You’re the new company. Your supply is 20 000.

    Do you

    a) Sell fridges @ $2 950/each, undercutting competition while selling whole supply, because of demand being higher than your supply, making $59 000 000?


    b) Sell fridges at a reasonable price of $400, selling the same amount, because your supply is limited anyway, making $8 000 000?

    The company still has no incentive to go B route. They only need to undercut the competition, not make prices reasonable.

    Free market self regulates, provided nothing artificially screws with supply and demand and there are competitors. Both scalping and price fixing screws with it. It is literally the cancer of free market, and people screwing with it call themselves “investors”, while actually destroying the economy.

    It is the government’s responsibility to prevent those situations before they happen, otherwise these changes may be irreversible.

    Btw. A situation like this was happening recently in the GPU market. Nvidia had a crazy high demand for their GPUs because companies invested in AI were going to buy these cards no matter the price. So they bumped the prices like crazy, and they were instantly sold out.

    Meanwhile Nvidia’s competitor - AMD - didn’t have nearly as strong GPUs for Ai as Nvidia. Do you think AMD’s prices stayed the same? Nope. They bumped it just like Nvidia, barely undercutting them, because there was still demand, in fact growing demand, for GPUs for gaming, while AMD’s supply was obviously limited.

    2 years later, lower demand, GPUs actually in stock, but prices are still fucked (though not as much) because people got used to it.

  • It’s free market exploitation. If you believe a free market can exist without regulations, you’re imbecile.

    Just imagine: People need fridges. All fridge manufacturers agree to raise prices of a fridge by 2000%. So what, people are going to stop buying fridges? No - because they need them.

    You would say: it’s a free market, some new manufacturer is going to offer fridges at regular prices. Well - no you dumb fuck. What’s the incentive for the new fridge manufacturer to sell at lower prices, when people are going to buy fridges anyway, because they need them? The answer is - none. It would be a dumb business decision, because your supply is limited, and you’re going to sell it at market price, because that item is essential.

    So how does the economy even work if that’s possible? That’s right idiot - because it’s price fixing and it’s fucking illegal.