Apparently a server outage has temporarily bricked all tesla cars, as they rely on some internet data to operate.
While everyone's still talking about Snow Crash, a big part of the dystopia was the client server model where local machines were just dumb terminals for the cloud and couldn't do /anything/. It's an important enough feature for the book that it's the source of the title.
@celesteh "Do Not Build The Torment Nexus"
@celesteh the client-server model has always been a lazy, fragile architecture choice.
Woooaa... Any source for this?
@sebsauvage NBC? Do a quick duck duck go search and take your pick of the many results.
Looks like it happend around mid-september.
Is this event more recent ?
Hmm, I may have misread the date.
@celesteh @sebsauvage it looks like it's the same thing but it happened again yesterday: https://electrek.co/2021/11/19/tesla-suffers-nationwide-app-server-outage-owners-cant-connect-cars/
and it sounds like the cars don't strictly speaking require the app to run, but you can use it to unlock the car. so if you have a tesla car and don't carry your actual key, you may not be able to get in.
(if i'm reading it right, which i may not be.)
@celesteh nope. Only the app had a 500 internal Server error.
Car drove fine.
I mean.. it was horrendous! I could not preheat my car in the cold! 😱
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