How is Tesla Stock not in a bubble?
A 200 billion market cap on a company which has never turned a proper profit. Full of debt and in a cut throat industry where margins are slim and competition is fierce. Tesla is being priced like it will take over the world, that 1/2 cars in the world will be a Tesla. Have people forgotten that Ford, GM, Audi and BMW are all making electric cars now? Have people forgotten the self driving technology being developed by Waymo? Have people forgotten the bottomless pit companies like Microsoft have to dominate in AI and self driving?
There is virtually zero moat with what Tesla does, once the germans ramp up full self driving electric cars, where will Tesla go?
As valuations rise, a company has to deliver more and more to justify its price. Eventually it gets to a point where it can't. I want to stress that most great companies were profitable at IPO, Google was profitable, so was Facebook. Companies which don't make money but live on a fairy tale story always end in tears.
For sure there is a future for Tesla, as electric cars become mainstream, but being priced to take over the car industry is a joke and will not happen. There are many people who drive an Audi and will not drive anything else. Software wise I don't see Tesla having any major lead over Big Tech, Microsoft and Audi can very much work together on a self driving electric car.
I know Tesla is a cult and has loyal fans, but you can't compare it to Apple. Apple produce a great product (the iphone) with a massive moat (the apple ecosystem) around it, Tesla doesn't have a moat.
Please explain to me why this valuation is not a bubble? It looks like dot com 2.0 all over again.
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Getting Root on oculus quest
Hey everyone, came across this forum post and its kind of annoying how closed off facebook is being about their devices and providing bootloader codes considering it's been built on top of android.
Couple of interesting things about this here, notably that its based on Android 7.1.1. and that it's on security patch 2017-10-05 as of the XDA forum port linked below.
Does anyone have any advice on potential exploits that could be used to get root on my device, the one I paid for?
It seems that even if there were an exploit to get around the bootloader being locked it would still need Oculus to sign any software that is flashed to the device. I'll have a look into how Saurik used to get around this with iPhone but it's not looking promising without quite a fiddly workaround or something that only works for a particular update. Its basically going to take a 0day to be sustainable for any period of time if my thinking is right; but then again NSA so it probably exists somewhere.
There is a clue in how to get bootloader codes as the server for it used to be public facing and may be an API call to get codes out, noted in the Quest Escape Research; also in the bootloader menu (Vol - & Home) is an option to 'enable sideloading update'<- maybe useful for packaging up an image that allows access to root and act as a bit of a trojan.
Early updates are available on a public test channel.
Weird behavior on my device, I have it in recovery mode but it keeps trying to reboot the USB connection every so often in this mode. Interesting.
I'm getting the feeling that something with SuperSU or Magisk might actually be possible but it wouldn't surprise me if there was 'anti-root' software working against this. Magisk would be the best choice here as it has options to hide itself from the rest of the system, although I've never been able to get it to trigger properly on android phones in the past.
Could probably do with a fat diff of android vs oculus images now to see the overlap. Because albeit difficult without an unlocked bootloader, once there's a custom recovery on it you're away but IDK how much overlap there is on the two OSes anymore enough to commit to sucking it an seeing. I would still like a usable device while the means to un-softbrick it is still unclear.
Adding useful links here:
Potential root on DK2 (may serve as inspiration): https://forums.oculusvr.com/community/discussion/22146/edit-found-root-wddm-2-0-support-win10-black-screen
Oculus was originally in bed with Samsung during the early development days seems like there was a lot of cross over in codebase. https://forums.oculusvr.com/community/discussion/24039/issues-ac3-root-conversions-please-help
Video explaining how to sideload updates. https://youtu.be/4pEUIx-Sp1E?t=189
XDA developers starting point: https://forum.xda-developers.com/mobile-voculus-quest/mods-customization-snapdragon-835-t3932649/page2
Manual Updates: https://www.reddit.com/oculusquest/wiki/guides/manualupdate
Forcing firmware updates: https://www.reddit.com/OculusQuest/comments/eyre4t/i_forced_my_quest_to_firmware_12_via_bootloade
Bypassing HotFix Checks for certificates? https://support.oculus.com/217157135500529/
Git of the Oculus kernal: https://github.com/facebookincubatooculus-linux-kernel
Link to Quest Escape research: https://github.com/QuestEscape
SuperSU working with GearVR oculus app: https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s6/general/root-universal-root-method-s6-s6-edge-t3267486
EDITS: Mainly formatting and adding links. CBA going down this rabbit hole any further today.
NGL I'm stuck now, could do with some hep parsing all this information.
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