Russian Military Learning Slower Than a Tesla: Deaths Surpass 200,000

If people don’t know how to swim, they take swimming lessons or drown. Right?

It’s foundational to enlightenment that human independent skill, an evolving ability to learn and adapt, doesn’t come from divine intervention (e.g. one day suddenly being thrown totally unprepared into the deep end of a pool with no help doesn’t end well).

Of course dictators hate this because it means slow and steady pace at low margins, hard work with unpredictable outcomes, is where power really comes from. How is a tyrant supposed to monopolize power and exploit people busy reinvesting in themselves, let alone thinking about the power shift gained when consent has been learned?

“Computer Power and Human Reason,” by Joseph Weizenbaum (inventor of ELIZA chat bot), 1976

For years we have been witness to Tesla’s tinpot tyrannical CEO throwing “intelligent” cars and his defrauded customers into a deep end of a pool without any proper swim lessons. Of course they’ve been drowning at alarming rates, killing hundreds unnecessarily.

A “version 11” is still running red lights, and probably should be grounded. Imagine a bank robber saying “that was just my eleventh beta robbery, you can’t arrest me until the day I finally learn how to avoid being arrested.” It’s a fool’s recipe for destroying society with fraud.

The Russian military similarly is dumping unprepared machines and soldiers into high risk conflict with tragic mass deaths as a result. It reads to me the same as Tesla.

Russian brigade destroyed and reformed 8 times

Some military analysts foolishly expected Russia to adapt and revise during battles, but we have seen the exact opposite.

Up to 100 failed Russian assaults in a single day is like Tesla “driverless” disengaging every mile. These are systemic problems due to mismanagement, and why monopolist leadership is about hiding failures and building “exit moats” instead of learning how to reduce and avoid harms.

Version 8 may become version 11 with the same deadly results because whether in Russia or Tesla corruption makes true learning economically and politically unviable to these dictators.

Once you realize Musk and Putin are operating in the same mindset, bullies who see all of humanity only as disposable machines, you can see why any future they aim towards is demonstrably worse for everyone.


The elephant in the room is whether war no longer expected as context for leaders facilitating mass crimes against humanity. Is Tesla enough of a political entity setup to harm that the ICC can charge executives with crimes?

The people (no longer) support Milosevic. A minority, less than 20%, think that Milosevic doesn’t deserve to be in prison. But some people don’t understand that in order to be an equal and recognized part of the democratic community, we should fulfill the conditions and respect the rules of the democratic community.

Or maybe the opposite? Tesla continue to be used as violent explosive assault weapons, so perhaps they’ll be reclassified for conditions of war like missiles and bombs and thus owners held to account for adherence to agression doctrine. I guess just watch America and wait.

At this critical moment in history, I am pleased to announce that the United States supports the development of an internationalized tribunal dedicated to prosecuting the crime of aggression against Ukraine,” US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Beth Van Schaack announced Monday.

Update: This just in! More of the same. Let’s call it the 10th version.

“Russia’s 10th Tank Regiment has likely lost a large proportion of its tanks while attempting to surround Avdiivka from the south,” the British Defense Ministry said in its daily intelligence update. The ministry said the losses were likely due “tactically flawed frontal assaults” similar to Russia’s failed attack on nearby Vuhledar.

Sounds like a Tesla to me.

“Biggest vulnerability demonstrated this year was definitely the Tesla exploit”

A hacking contest to showcase products with the worst security vulnerabilities wants you to worry about Tesla safety.

[Attacks taking less than two minutes] involved executing what is known as a time-of-check-to-time-of-use (TOCTTOU) attack on Tesla’s Gateway energy management system. They showed how they could then — among other things — open the front trunk or door of a Tesla Model 3 while the car was in motion.

There’s something sadly ironic about so many Tesla owners tragically burned to death because the doors won’t open, yet this big exploit news is how doors can be opened too easily. Tesla has engineered the worst possible mechanism, unsafe when it works and unsafe when it doesn’t work.

And now for the scare quote:

“The biggest vulnerability demonstrated this year was definitely the Tesla exploit,” says Dustin Childs, head of threat awareness at Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), which organizes the annual contest. “They went from what’s essentially an external component, the Bluetooth chipset, to systems deep within the vehicle.”

Attackers used the “infotainment” bloat to compromise safety. Yet another reason that Luxury EV are all knobs and buttons, or just more evidence Tesla is below basic engineering standards? A giant TV on the dashboard is basically the white tube socks of automotive design.

…break into Tesla’s infotainment system and, from there, gain root access to other subsystems…

From external to deep root? Not good. Not even remotely safe. Pun intended, of course.

This is exactly what is never supposed to happen with a car on public roads, let alone any security engineering. Next you’ll tell me the Tesla lock design doesn’t even work

Russian Police Arrest Single Father, Orphan 13 Yr Old Daughter After Investigating School Drawing of Missiles Pointed at Ukraine

Stories like this make it hard to tell whether Russian children are in prison already when they’re described as going to school.

When Maria Moskaleva drew a picture of missiles next to a Russian flag heading towards a woman and child with a Ukrainian flag at school last year, her teacher called the police, who later discovered comments critical of the war on her father’s social media.

Moskalev has been under house arrest since March 1, while his daughter has been taken to a juvenile rehabilitation center. The charges against him carry a sentence of up to three years in prison. A single father, Moskalev may also lose custody of his daughter in a separate trial set to begin in April.

Her teacher called police.

Without context you’d think a picture of Russian missiles falling on Ukraine is exactly the kind of message Russian police would want to see. In fact, her picture could be described as an illustration of typical Russian leader propaganda.

…Dmitry Medvedev, for his part, wrote, also on Telegram, that ICC judges should start “peering into the sky” because “the use of a hypersonic carrier from a Russian ship in the North Sea against the court building is quite imaginable.”

Unfortunately you can tell from the story about a teen girl’s life in Russia that any representations of enlightenment-like truth — any hint of effeminacy within toxic masculinity — are treated as a direct affront to Putin’s state apparatus.

Her “teacher” played the role of both state spy and punisher, set to destroy a girl’s life on the smallest inkling of any independent thoughts.

Her father will lose his daughter, a family torn apart, because he had dared to speak about a war filling his small town with fresh graves? Seems like police should have arrested Medvedev first for his social media posts about missile strikes raining on civilians.

In somewhat related news, the criminal Wagner group was just criticized so heavily by Putin for throwing away Russian lives in thoughtless suicide attacks on Ukraine, it’s been promoted to destabilize Africa instead.

Wagner apparently is getting a fail-upward transfer after stupidly murdering hundreds of thousands of Russians. Meanwhile an innocent father and daughter in a small town hurting nobody are being ruthlessly punished for simply having coherent thoughts.

If doing the wrong thing is the only thing left to do, and the usually barking Wagner has been thrown a bone to disappear, perhaps Maria’s story will spark new resistance.

13 year old Maria Moskaleva illustrated at school what Russian leaders freely write about on social media. She and her father were then separated by police and charged with crimes. Source: Mastodon

Monopolist Service Enrages Tesla Owner: $29K Bill for Minor Damage and No Delivery Date

As I’ve mentioned before several times here, monopolists are fascists by another name. That fundamental history lesson aside, I’m seeing more and more people admitting they’ve been had by Tesla’s saccharin brand of techno-utopian nonsense .

…while shipping out about 300,000 brand new Model 3s with the same airbag, Tesla was unable [for several months] to send 1 to the body shop. Once it finally arrived the body shop did some testing and the car was having sensor issues. It turns out that the car sat for so long waiting for Tesla to decide to allocate 1 airbag to a vehicle repair, that mice had gone under the car and chewed through the wiring harness. On Tuesday Tesla promised the car would be done by the end of the day. When I checked with them on Wednesday to see if the new wiring harness was in, they replied, “The wiring harness is in Virginia and hasn’t been shipped yet.” Currently this repair that was supposed to be $11,500 is at $29,794… for a deer strike.

Oh centrally controlled and planned systems. Why haven’t you ever turned out well? (hint: Utopia literally refers to fraud. The word since the 1500s has meant a place that can and will never exist).

My money is on software-defined rats in Tesla’s factory granted access to degrade wires so cars fail faster by design and juice profits… but if Tesla wants to admit it has actual physical mice trained and deployed to their service centers to wreck cars for higher repair costs, who am I to argue?

Either way this rodent-infested slow-boat service reality of owning a Tesla is downright medieval.

I mean next we’ll be reading the owner couldn’t get his car back because everyone working on it died from plague… er, I mean trying to unionize.

Can mice form a union?

People in the Bay Area used to whisper about their Tesla being incapacitated for months and years, or quietly admit they couldn’t drive for weeks at a time while they waited for “Pappa Musk” to reply to private pleas for help with repairs.

It was like “I loved my allocation of car so much I believe in a future where everything is perfect like mein fuhrer promises!” Their faith in superiority from sacrifice always made it hard to argue with them, if you know what I mean.

Apparently now people are saying all kinds of bad stuff out loud, as if finally they don’t care whether an abusive relationship with a toxic CEO continues any longer.