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seems like we should have a thread on this guy, idk

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Who he?

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:40 (six years ago) Permalink

It's really an anagram of "Nole Skum."

C-3PO Sharkey (Phil D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Suk Lemon

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:44 (six years ago) Permalink

ahe's kinda like tony stark, so i gather from ten mins research, but without the weapons and with clean energy and space

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:45 (six years ago) Permalink

it's kinda surprising he isn't more well known all things considered

iatee, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:45 (six years ago) Permalink

seriously. if wiki is even half-accurate shouldn't he be a fixture on Time mag or something?

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:47 (six years ago) Permalink

His family sound really annoying. Was married to, uh, somebody who was in that St Trinians film, uh, the one with Russell Brand.

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:47 (six years ago) Permalink

You realise that if he was ever to become involved in some sort of scandal and subsequent cover-up, newspapers could use the headline, "Elongate"

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:50 (six years ago) Permalink

if he was caught cheating he'd be THE MUSKRAT

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:53 (six years ago) Permalink

dude owes his company's survival to gov programs but
says it's no big deal if Romney wins and makes good on his promise
to obliterate them all.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

lots of companies do well out of govt contracts/programs, i'd imagine.

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 17:10 (six years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

so hyperloop huh

well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Monday, 12 August 2013 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

people on twitter so mad. trying to understand why. i guess it boils down to:

1) shouldn't we fix BART / buses / systems that working class people use before building toys for rich people

2) LA-to-SF only is ridiculous, there's like a whole state in there

3) nobody wants to hear half-baked plans from an arrogant rich dude

still, i mean, it's pretty cool, right?

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 12 August 2013 22:55 (five years ago) Permalink

1) shouldn't we fix BART / buses / systems that working class people use before building toys for rich people

There are lots of problems everywhere all the time. Can't let it stop technology from moving forward.

2) LA-to-SF only is ridiculous, there's like a whole state in there

There's a whole country, even! LA-to-SF sounds like a perfectly fine beta test.

3) nobody wants to hear half-baked plans from an arrogant rich dude

Not all rich dudes are arrogant. Elon Musk has never struck me as anything close to that.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 12 August 2013 23:13 (five years ago) Permalink

people on twitter so mad.

who do you follow?

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:17 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm not getting that impression from all the tech ppl i follow

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:17 (five years ago) Permalink

unveiling this while CA is deep in the hole with it's bullet-train project (something I support wholeheartedly btw) is pretty arrogant

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 12 August 2013 23:18 (five years ago) Permalink

You might be right, Johnny, dunno. I was just trying to figure out why there was this explosion of contempt all over my twitter feed after the announcement.

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 12 August 2013 23:19 (five years ago) Permalink

markers, here are some of the people that were entertainingly scathing: kalebhorton, quartzcity, tcarmody, mikesonn

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 12 August 2013 23:24 (five years ago) Permalink

i do follow tim but i guess whatever he said didn't stick

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:27 (five years ago) Permalink

cool monorail bro

lag∞n, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:54 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:55 (five years ago) Permalink

i have a plan for a train that goes from boston to atlanta in 10mins, its called lasertrain and ill give you some cool drawings of it in a couple weeks, its ridiculous no one is building it btw it only costs $10

lag∞n, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:59 (five years ago) Permalink

im not gonna build it tho cause im kinda busy

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00 (five years ago) Permalink

even i can afford that

markers, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00 (five years ago) Permalink

unveiling this while CA is deep in the hole with it's bullet-train project (something I support wholeheartedly btw) is pretty arrogant

isn't his point that hyperloop would be fraction of the cost and twice as fast?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:02 (five years ago) Permalink

the douchey thing is that he made a big ol deal abt something thats not at all real

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Which is how 70% of architecture and urban planning works.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:10 (five years ago) Permalink

sure 70% that sounds totally realistic too

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:10 (five years ago) Permalink

I meant 94% sorry.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:12 (five years ago) Permalink

To me, it really sounds like a kickstarter project... but from a billionaire.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:17 (five years ago) Permalink

i mean who knows maybe its revolutionary technology but its so preliminary its p comical to call a press conference abt it

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:18 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe this is the best way to convince someone else to give it a shot idk

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:25 (five years ago) Permalink

LOL "elon musk"

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:00 (five years ago) Permalink

This should keep us occupied for a while: http://www.spacex.com/hyperloop

c21m50nh3x460n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:09 (five years ago) Permalink

markers, here are some of the people that were entertainingly scathing: kalebhorton, quartzcity, tcarmody, mikesonn

I wasn't scathing about Musk (I am about futurism in general) - if anything, he has a good track record on quixotic tech quests. I hope he's successful with this. I also hope there's a state left that can use it.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 04:37 (five years ago) Permalink

unveiling this while CA is deep in the hole with it's bullet-train project (something I support wholeheartedly btw) is pretty arrogant

Knowing how CA politics works (and the CA rail projects are amazingly political), how would you expect a non-arrogant to even get traction with this?

I have no doubt that Musk will solve the Hyperloop technical issues. I very much have doubts about him navigating Sacramento.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 04:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I was describing this to my wife today and kept calling it Supertube.

"Turkey In The Straw" coming from someplace in the clouds (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Bad connotations...

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/supertrain-1_7696.jpg

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:21 (five years ago) Permalink

lol @ the "open source" pdf proposal. build a section of the thing and then get back to us when you have it working.

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 06:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Musk says the Hyperloop is best for distances of 900 miles. Beyond 900 miles, he thinks you're better off in a supersonic jet.

Lol

joe sixpac hologram (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:33 (five years ago) Permalink

I never use my supersonic jet anymore as parking is always a total bitch

joe sixpac hologram (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:35 (five years ago) Permalink

I have to say I rather like Elon Musk. He's made a massive pile of money and rather than sitting on it or managing it in mundane ways; he's making risky bets on thinks he's passionate about: Cars, Rockets, vacuum tubes.

Hyperloop seems a bit ridiculous to me, vacuum tube powered trains and trains in evacuated tubes are an old chestnut, almost as old as railways themselves. However, he's built a commercially viable private space programme and a car company* in the last ten years so anything is possible.

*Tesla isn't really a car company it's a power train company and if it is still making cars in 5 years I'll be surprised.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:18 (five years ago) Permalink

ya i'm kinda ll for crackpot genius billionaires actually doing interesting stuff, up until they become str8 up supervillains obv

darraghmac, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:23 (five years ago) Permalink

lol @ the "open source" pdf proposal. build a section of the thing and then get back to us when you have it working.

― wk, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 2:23 AM

he might do this

markers, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:23 (five years ago) Permalink

is this dude one of the crazy silicon valley libertarian types or is he just beloved by them?

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:27 (five years ago) Permalink

iirc he has liberal tendencies mixed in w the libertarianism

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:28 (five years ago) Permalink

xp I heard him speak and he seemed not crazy and to have some kind of social or at least environmental conscience, unlike the usual libertarian types, but maybe he's just better at hiding it

(I like him too fwiw and right now he seems one of the most likely "crackpot genius billionaires" to solve some hard problems which are overdue for solving, so I hope he carries on with that. Also hoping that one day I'll get to see/read his computer game that appeared in some 8-bit micro type-in listings mag in the 80s)

the supreme personality of Godhead : a summary study (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:35 (five years ago) Permalink

he's not as bad as some of the other silicon valley libtards, I'll give him that.

nonetheless, this is a stupid proposal

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:35 (five years ago) Permalink

do tell

curious to read a critique that amounts to more than 'hyperlol'

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:48 (five years ago) Permalink

I think it's dumb that he's throwing around numbers when he doesn't even have a working prototype. It just seems like he's hoping to derail the other project. I also think the "open source" thing is pretty silly since it's not like code where an individual can make some kind of improvement and test it out to see if it works. I guess an open source design is an interesting idea after the fact if he actually gets it working and other people want to build his design, but it still seems basically irrelevant.

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Didn't he make his fortune with Peter thiel?
I don't know if that is "guilt by association" or "looking better by comparison"

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:15 (five years ago) Permalink

It just seems like he's hoping to derail the other project

^^^

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

A key part of his criticism of the other rail plan is that it's "more expensive to operate (if unsubsidized)." I'd like to see some more detailed numbers on that though. Why would we count the cost of unsubsidized rail against air travel which is heavily subsidized? All that really matters is cost to the traveller, and unlike airlines, I'm assuming the high speed rail system is not going to be run as a for-profit business. He also makes no comparison of the environmental costs of air flight vs. the planned high speed rail system.

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:26 (five years ago) Permalink

markers, here are some of the people that were entertainingly scathing: kalebhorton, quartzcity, tcarmody, mikesonn

― eris bueller (lukas), Monday, August 12, 2013 11:24 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm generally contemptuous of futurists, primarily because they seem to think energy and climate change problems will just sort themselves out, but a mass transit system that relies on solar power and transports people across one of the busiest stretches of highway in America is a good thing. I looked at the first two feeds you suggested and they seemed to just be saying this is just a toy for rich people, which is afaict completely unsupported by his proposal. He's not suggesting a magic carpet for billionaires; it's mass transit that uses solar power. This is a good thing! Maybe it's completely impossible hogwash, but I'd like to see actual engineering criticism of it instead of casual dismissals based on suspicion of ideas from rich people.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:41 (five years ago) Permalink

the main challenges are not engineering-related, their political

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:43 (five years ago) Permalink

anybody who is over the age of 25, has lived in a city for any length of time, and paid a modicum of attention to the world around them knows that these kinds of massive public works projects tend to be underbid by shady contractors and then they go wildly over the original schedule and budget. so the fact that he's coming in saying he can do it so much cheaper with a totally new and untested technology is a huge red flag. to me it immediately suggests that the whole thing is not serious.

if he honestly thinks this is a feasible plan he should raise some funding and build a private line from LA to Vegas.

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:54 (five years ago) Permalink

It's transparently unserious in that he doesn't want to do it himself and "regrets even mentioning it"

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:08 (five years ago) Permalink

right, that aspect has been p funny

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

haha, I missed that part

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

ya seems like he said something offhandedly then realized abt his celebrity

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:12 (five years ago) Permalink

a mass transit system that relies on solar power and transports people across one of the busiest stretches of highway in America is a good thing.

people don't commute the LA to SF corridor though. i have a hard time believing a transit system would fill the role of the 5 freeway. it's mostly trucks anyway.

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:13 (five years ago) Permalink

You know what would do really well in transportation corridors like that? Plain old freight trains.

I swear, the interstate highway system and the fact it's mostly used for semi truck freight is the biggest money hole in our post-WW2 car-dependent wonderland

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:15 (five years ago) Permalink

there already are freight trains

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:16 (five years ago) Permalink

people don't commute the LA to SF corridor though.

?! they most certainly do. there are these things called commuter flights, they are booked solid all the time.

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:17 (five years ago) Permalink

there are a lot more trucks xp

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:17 (five years ago) Permalink

what exactly are you proposing?

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:20 (five years ago) Permalink

a solar powered superhighway paved with bitcoins duh

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:21 (five years ago) Permalink

that we subsidize more public transport of freight in addition to passengers? or at least reallocate money away from interstate highways

idk, iatee and his ideas about gas prices to thread

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:21 (five years ago) Permalink

HOOS otm

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:21 (five years ago) Permalink

ah, ok. I thought maybe there was a problem with CA's existing freight lines. I don't really know anything about them but I do see freight trains going up and down the state all the time.

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:24 (five years ago) Permalink

If this thing actually worked the political will would develop pretty quickly. If the Acela line was shipping people 400 miles in 30 minutes every state would want one.

Which is why yeah, he should just fucking build one. I wonder what a good demonstration distance would be.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:30 (five years ago) Permalink

L.A. to S.D.?

cops on horse (WilliamC), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:52 (five years ago) Permalink

what are the possible operating failure modes on one these loops

you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

giant pillow deployment

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:57 (five years ago) Permalink

halp im stuck in a tube inside of a tube

you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:58 (five years ago) Permalink

*giant sucking sound*

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:59 (five years ago) Permalink

homerloop

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:14 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't understand why this would be a good alternative to commuter flights

I'd rather see the money spent on suburb-to-city trolley lines

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:18 (five years ago) Permalink

commuter flights are very carbon-intensive, for one thing

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:23 (five years ago) Permalink

wouldn't even a dependable normal rail line be comparable to commuter flights by the time you figure in airport screening and boarding times and shit?

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

n/m, I am being way optimistic about rail speeds

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

there is a rail line that runs the California coast, it's called Amtrak

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

best described as "leisurely"

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:35 (five years ago) Permalink

kind of forget the massive size of California, from now on I'll think of the distance from LA to SF being about the same as the distance from me to Chicago

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

about distance from the border to austin! i didn't realize it was that far.

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:40 (five years ago) Permalink

now we've got some common terms here

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

mostly slow because they have to give freight trains the right of way or something like that iirc

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

yep. it's an enjoyable ride, but not for commuters, it's way too slow. granted I haven't ridden it in 25 years

OH MY GOD HE'S GOOGLY (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

so the freight lines are pretty congested, you're saying

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

they're full of hobos

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:44 (five years ago) Permalink

if planes are carbon intensive why not build solar planes? about as doable as a solar rail vacuum tube

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I agree that the major problems with implementing his proposal are political, but that doesn't mean it's a bad idea!

schwantz, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Invent a solar plane that generates as much thrust as burning a bunch of jet fuel and you'll have everything solved. xp

cops on horse (WilliamC), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:50 (five years ago) Permalink

why not build wind powered planes with propellers that are also windmills?

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Guys we'll have nuclear fusion by 2025 chillax

darraghmac, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:55 (five years ago) Permalink

i've always lived the idea of giant solar-power helium dirigibles for freight transport

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:56 (five years ago) Permalink

LOLLLLLL

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:56 (five years ago) Permalink

I agree that the major problems with implementing his proposal are political, but that doesn't mean it's a bad idea!

uh whut

i think there's the major technical hurdle of building the giant vacuum tube

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:57 (five years ago) Permalink

stick all of these ideas in a pdf and send them to the cologne tycoon

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:57 (five years ago) Permalink

anybody who is over the age of 25, has lived in a city for any length of time, and paid a modicum of attention to the world around them knows that these kinds of massive public works projects tend to be underbid by shady contractors and then they go wildly over the original schedule and budget. so the fact that he's coming in saying he can do it so much cheaper with a totally new and untested technology is a huge red flag. to me it immediately suggests that the whole thing is not serious.

I can't find the specific economist or businessweek article that talked about this but in the US consultants who put the bid together for the state/county/city are not barred from bidding and often end up on the winning bid team.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure ross perot was trying to warn us about this giant vacuum tube 20 years ago

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink

what's that giant sucking sound?

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:15 (five years ago) Permalink

This sounds neat. Anyone speculating as to whether it will work or not right now is completely full of shit -- you have nothing to base your opinion on yet.

One thing I do wonder is whether it will have stops along the way or just be a bullet shot from LA to SF -- there's a big difference in the effect and in the target demographic of a train that's just LA to SF vs one that has intermediate suburban stops. True "commuter" transportation is normally built on a suburbs-to-city model, where people can save money on living expenses and/or have more land by living outside the city and use the transit to get to their jobs. The kind of person who would "commute" from LA to SF or vice versa is more likely someone in a high-powered job travelling back and forth for business meetings and the like -- I don't really see a lot of people living in one city and making a daily commute to an office in the other.

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:17 (five years ago) Permalink

you have nothing to base your opinion on yet

I mean, outside of scientific studies, existing forms of similar transport, use patterns of public transport in that region and regions with high-speed rail, and studies on the efficiency of public project implementation

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:19 (five years ago) Permalink

what I want to know is if they can team this Musk guy up with that Dyson dude so we can make sure this new rail system never loses suction

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

i have a plan for affordable teleportation. anyone who says otherwise is basing their opinion on nothing and is therefore full of shit

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:25 (five years ago) Permalink

you mean buzz bissinger? xp

MAAVENN (Matt P), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

high powered boozenass

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

why everybody want use internet why nobody read deh booehk

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

i think there's the major technical hurdle of building the giant vacuum tube

― the late great, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:57 PM (30 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it doesn't involve a giant vacuum tube, tho, is the thing

well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I thought we all switched to transistors

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

no? i thought that's how they got around the air resistance.

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

it doesn't need to be airtight though. something to do with fans & pumps

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I mean, outside of scientific studies, existing forms of similar transport,
― carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, August 13, 2013 7:19 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

plz elaborate

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:32 (five years ago) Permalink

see: Simpsons s04e12 and Futurama opening titles

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:34 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, it's a low pressure tube, not a no pressure tube.

you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't think the majority of our skepticism is in the particular technology, only that this particular technology might have implementation issues, having not been used in this type of situation before, and there are existing high speed trains we can study for the rest -- passenger usage, patterns of usage, etc.

New technologies need to go into effect and their costs may vary, but the costs of implementing for the first time are fairly predictable based on past ramp-up and production of technologies? If that makes any sense.

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:52 (five years ago) Permalink

still some pressure in elon musk's tube

MAAVENN (Matt P), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:53 (five years ago) Permalink

so basically take the costs of a monorail, the costs of a vacuum system to keep it at low pressure, and the fudge factor of it being something new

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:53 (five years ago) Permalink

still some pressure in elon musk's tube

it has to be kept up artificially though from what I hear

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't think the majority of our skepticism is in the particular technology
― carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, August 13, 2013 7:52 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

well ok then

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:00 (five years ago) Permalink

so is this supposed to replace driving or flying or both? because even if the cost is somewhat lower than flying it seems like the capacity would not be nearly enough to make any sense at all? like, a detachable quad chairlift moves like 2400 ppl/hr.

maybe la-sf needs a subsonic detachable quad.

you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

"The total trip time is approximately half an hour, with capsules departing as often as every 30 seconds from each terminal and carrying 28 people each. This gives a total of 7.4 million people each way that can be transported each year on Hyperloop. ... total of about $20 USD (in current year dollars) plus operating costs per one-way ticket on the passenger Hyperloop."

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:27 (five years ago) Permalink

so is this supposed to replace driving or flying or both? because even if the cost is somewhat lower than flying it seems like the capacity would not be nearly enough to make any sense at all? like, a detachable quad chairlift moves like 2400 ppl/hr.

maybe la-sf needs a subsonic detachable quad.

― you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4:13 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wait what

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Will these things have bathrooms?

Jeff, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:36 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, but don't flush

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:39 (five years ago) Permalink

the whole experience is like being flushed amirite

you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:41 (five years ago) Permalink

I assume it would primarily replace flying plus some driving and rail. According to my quick googling, 7 mil per year is way more people than make the flight every year.

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:42 (five years ago) Permalink

if he could actually make a system that would take people between SF & LA in a half hour for only $20, and he's not going to spend all of his energy on that then he's a dick.

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:49 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, i think the flight figure is ~6.x mil. still, that sounds very inflated. it assumes 840 ppl/hour- 24 hours a day. no downtime? no maintenance time? i have no idea how many ppl drive it/day, and part of the traffic will transfer from there. if it's truly like $50/30 minutes, many more people will start to do it.

but i think it's a cool concept, hope it works someday.

you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i mean, the hyperloop capacity sounds inflated.

you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:53 (five years ago) Permalink

you could always build a second parallel tube amirite

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:54 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah but I think the total flight numbers are only like 1.x million

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:54 (five years ago) Permalink

there are probably at least a million people each day commuting into LA and SF combined right? an affordable half hour hyperloop trip between the two (not to mention connectors to other less expensive cities) would lead to a lot more commuters.

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:05 (five years ago) Permalink

is there space for segways in it?

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:09 (five years ago) Permalink

driving segways into the hyperloop with my google glasses

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I think it's very healthy to be skeptical of all new technologies. The idea is not to shot down anything new for the sake of it, but to remain cautious of the implications and in this specific case, the feasibility of the new technology.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

there are probably at least a million people each day commuting into LA and SF combined right? an affordable half hour hyperloop trip between the two (not to mention connectors to other less expensive cities) would lead to a lot more commuters.

― wk, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:05 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

You mean people actually living in one and working in the other on a daily basis? I doubt it, only because both are such expensive cities, so the main reason to choose living in one and working in the other would be taste. The commuters from the valley etc aren't going to pack up and move to SF just because they can tube to work.

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

well it opens up the possibility. the valley is probably way cheaper than anywhere in the bay area, so if somebody there gets a job in San Jose and they can get there in almost the same amount of time it takes to drive downtown, then why not?

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2)
Posted: August 13, 2013, 7:17:15 PM
This sounds neat. Anyone speculating as to whether it will work or not right now is completely full of shit -- you have nothing to base your opinion on yet.

where as yr opinion is based on the fact that it sounds neat lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

lasertrain sounds neater, so basically musk can gobble these

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 22:45 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm not speculating as to whether it will actually work

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 22:58 (five years ago) Permalink

there's way neater completely untested ideas out there

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 23:02 (five years ago) Permalink

having a press conference to present a scifi idea is what people are making fun of

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 23:04 (five years ago) Permalink

he even pretends to know how much it will cost

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 23:05 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 23:05 (five years ago) Permalink

i blame snowden

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 23:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Guys, I have this awesome idea and am pretty sure I can put one in every major airport for like $40-50 tops.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01729/star_1729224c.jpg

Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:48 (five years ago) Permalink

i already made that joek

the late great, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:55 (five years ago) Permalink

HYPERCUBE

failed skirty tropes (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:56 (five years ago) Permalink

funny how billionaires always end up in hubris

the rofflestomper (dandydonweiner), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:58 (five years ago) Permalink

i've drawn a big elastic band that will be able to shoot people across country at Mach 4 let's do this

failed skirty tropes (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:59 (five years ago) Permalink

there's way neater completely untested ideas out there

― lag∞n, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:02 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

like what

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:11 (five years ago) Permalink

who the hell is this Elon Musk guy to estimate the cost of an engineering project

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:13 (five years ago) Permalink

he's no ilxor that's for sure

darraghmac, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:14 (five years ago) Permalink

well i haven't FP'd him yet so

failed skirty tropes (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:14 (five years ago) Permalink

oooh i bet he could come up with a better system than fp

darraghmac, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:15 (five years ago) Permalink

like it would only take like 2, 3 tops to ban a fucker

darraghmac, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:16 (five years ago) Permalink

say what you want about this guy, at least he made the hyperloops run on time

failed skirty tropes (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:17 (five years ago) Permalink

who the hell is this Elon Musk guy to estimate the cost of an engineering project

admittedly it's impressive that he's had success in software, auto manufacturing, and aerospace, but isn't a massive public works project like this a different thing altogether?

wk, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't forget solar.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I think it was entirely reasonable for him to give a cost estimate at this press conference xp

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:28 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm not sure the tesla and space x count as engineering triumphs

the late great, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:55 (five years ago) Permalink

dude is a genius entrepreneur, not a genius engineer

the late great, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:57 (five years ago) Permalink

well i guess space x is pretty cool but not cheaper or better than nasa, the tesla is like 100k

the late great, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I think it was entirely reasonable for him to give a cost estimate at this press conference xp

I think it's pretty reasonable to be skeptical of a figure that's almost 1/10th of what's being spent on actual proven existing technology.

wk, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 03:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Well ya thats why he thinks his idea is better

darraghmac, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 03:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Cracking up at article that bolstered dudes cred with "Tony stark is partially based on him in the popular im movies!"

you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 03:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Well ya thats why he thinks his idea is better

yeah, make believe ideas do tend to be better and cheaper than messy reality.

wk, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 03:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Wwtsd

you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 03:37 (five years ago) Permalink

wtsiw

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 03:47 (five years ago) Permalink

well i guess space x is pretty cool but not cheaper or better than nasa, the tesla is like 100k

Actually SpaceX is considerably cheaper than NASA. NASA even agrees: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/586023main_8-3-11_NAFCOM.pdf

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 04:30 (five years ago) Permalink

that's because they're organizationally leaner, not because they've invented a cheaper spacecraft

the late great, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:34 (five years ago) Permalink

well sure that's fine for elon

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:41 (five years ago) Permalink

who the hell is this Elon Musk guy to estimate the cost of an engineering project

― Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:13 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

estimate

lag∞n, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:56 (five years ago) Permalink

lasertrain will only cost $1 because light is free

lag∞n, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:58 (five years ago) Permalink

lose organizational fat with this one weird trick

MAVEN! (Matt P), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:01 (five years ago) Permalink

i admit the only reason i'm in this thread at all is i love saying Elon Musk in my head after every post

MAVEN! (Matt P), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:06 (five years ago) Permalink

no one's real name sounds more like a cologne

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:11 (five years ago) Permalink

ELON MUSK...by fabergé

you're better off in a supersonic jet (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Two weeks before his Hyperloop announcement, Musk quietly met with the founder of ET3, an even-faster, already patented tube transport system.

Daryl Oster and five people from his company ET3 made the trip to 1 Rocket Road in Hawthorne, California, the headquarters of SpaceX. Its CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk had invited the engineer and former stockbroker over for a chat. Musk was interested in Oster's idea for an Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT) system that he said would let people travel from New York to L.A. in 45 minutes.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3015704/futurist-forum/how-much-did-this-hyperloop-lookalike-inspire-elon-musk

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

dang 45 mins

lag∞n, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:26 (five years ago) Permalink

eat the rich

MAVEN! (Matt P), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:37 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk 23 Aug
Will post video next week of designing a rocket part with hand gestures & then immediately printing it in titanium

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 September 2013 03:24 (five years ago) Permalink

hahaha

Domo Arigato, Demi Lovato (Phil D.), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 14:28 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 15:44 (five years ago) Permalink

nice

"Asshole Lost in Coughdrop": THAT'S a story (darraghmac), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 15:45 (five years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

http://recode.net/2014/04/03/at-hbos-silicon-valley-premiere-elon-musk-is-pissed/

He is REALLY into Burning Man

polyphonic, Friday, 4 April 2014 06:21 (five years ago) Permalink

“The parties in Silicon Valley are amazing" lol i dont believe u

lag∞n, Friday, 4 April 2014 11:06 (five years ago) Permalink

I was just having a meeting with my information security team, and they’re great but they’re pretty fucking weird — one used to be a dude, one’s super small

what the actual fuck is this shit

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 4 April 2014 12:13 (five years ago) Permalink

imagining musk getting continuously blown away by everyday sights

lag∞n, Friday, 4 April 2014 12:28 (five years ago) Permalink

sounds like he was stoned, like whoa these guys work for me crazy and wow one of them is tiny and another one is pretty radical and were having a meeting this is so weird im kinda freaking out imna text sergey no dont text pay attention what are they talking about shit this is so fucked up

lag∞n, Friday, 4 April 2014 12:30 (five years ago) Permalink

oh hey lets create a spacefaring civilisation oh look a squirrel

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 4 April 2014 12:48 (five years ago) Permalink

There's speculation of an interesting horizontal integration aspect to this project - namely, that the hyperloop stores energy in excess of what it needs to operate. The thought is that this energy can be funneled to various spots along the loop where electric car recharge stations would be placed. That helps alleviate one of the chief concerns with another of Mr. Musk's businesses, the relatively short range of electric cars (I.e his Tedla models) to travel highway distances.

art, Friday, 4 April 2014 12:50 (five years ago) Permalink

That's nice

Yeah actually if he's just wasted it doesn't sound weird at all

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Friday, 4 April 2014 12:54 (five years ago) Permalink

hey man i'm too wasted to be aware that describing transgendered or less-than-average-height people as 'fucking weird' is nagl

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 4 April 2014 12:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Isn't the story all about how pissed he is?

kinder, Friday, 4 April 2014 13:08 (five years ago) Permalink

You mean, like, drunk?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 4 April 2014 13:17 (five years ago) Permalink

I ws thinking "Holy shit that guy's wearing a HAT, woah" type wasted

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Friday, 4 April 2014 13:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Outside on the street, actor T.J. Miller was having a cigarette. Was he having a good time at the party?

“Yeah, but, and I’m not gonna name names, but if the billionaire power players don’t get the joke, it’s because they’re not comfortable being satirized,” said Miller, who plays a buffoonish character named Erlich, who owns the hacker house. “And they don’t remember that to be a target of humor is an honor — you have to be venerated to be satirized. Like, I’m sorry, but you could tell everything was true. You guys do have bike meetings, motherfucker.”

Burn.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 4 April 2014 13:50 (five years ago) Permalink

fwiw the trailer for this made me laugh

ביטקוין‎ (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 April 2014 15:34 (five years ago) Permalink

I feel like with Martin Starr and Kumail Nanjiani on screen and Mike Judge involved it will probably not be terrible.

ביטקוין‎ (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 April 2014 15:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I'd watch a Martin Starr one man monologue movie, a la Spalding Gray.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 4 April 2014 15:42 (five years ago) Permalink

it turns out i know somebody who's just agreed to be, essentially, husk's PA.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 April 2014 15:56 (five years ago) Permalink

i mean musk.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 April 2014 15:56 (five years ago) Permalink

please get them to start a 77 thread for us

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Friday, 4 April 2014 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

also, maybe see if there are extra burning man tix so I can hang with the muskster

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Friday, 4 April 2014 16:17 (five years ago) Permalink

As I kind of expected, not amazing overall, but I laughed pretty much every time Nanjiani or Starr opened their mouths. Relied a little too much on obvious/well-worn tech company gags.

ביטקוין‎ (Hurting 2), Saturday, 12 April 2014 02:36 (five years ago) Permalink

another space x launch later today

markers, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:28 (five years ago) Permalink

it turns out i know somebody who's just agreed to be, essentially, husk's PA.

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, April 4, 2014 3:56 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i mean musk.

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, April 4, 2014 3:56 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Musk Musk

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 14 April 2014 17:31 (five years ago) Permalink

calling him "husk" is p lol

markers, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I keep thinking of Aeon Flux.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

thanks jordan. i have no idea what that is, but thanks.

markers, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

only 90s kids

a strange man (mh), Monday, 14 April 2014 18:01 (five years ago) Permalink

i was born in 1987

markers, Monday, 14 April 2014 18:04 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe I should say only 90s teens

a strange man (mh), Monday, 14 April 2014 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

thats... not inside a tube?

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 May 2016 06:15 (three years ago) Permalink

the cult around this guy is baffling, except for paypal i've yet to use anything he built.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 16 May 2016 01:56 (three years ago) Permalink

What u haven't been to space lately ur not srs?

Daithi Bowsie (darraghmac), Monday, 16 May 2016 02:03 (three years ago) Permalink

my friend works for SolarCity, which he strongly corrects me about. it's not run by Musk, he says. it's Musk's cousin.

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 16 May 2016 02:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Elton Musk

carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 16 May 2016 02:29 (three years ago) Permalink

I see at least 1 Tesla per day

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 16 May 2016 02:31 (three years ago) Permalink

And there's usually only 3 parked at the dealership

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 16 May 2016 02:32 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't know what I'm getting at with this

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 16 May 2016 02:33 (three years ago) Permalink

idk, the cult of Musk makes a lot more sense than the conventional tech wisdom that the uber dudes are visionaries. i mean, he's trying to get to space and build a train that goes 800mph, the appeal of these things seems obvious even if you don't share it.

intheblanks, Monday, 16 May 2016 02:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Teslas aren't sold from the dealership. You order one, they build it and deliver it to you.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Monday, 16 May 2016 02:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Elon Musk is a living indictment of our broken economic system

larry appleton, Monday, 16 May 2016 02:53 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah idk there is no tesla dealership, maybe you saw a place with free charging stations

I think my friend with a Volt has been optimizing his routes to be able to charge his car for free while drinking

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 16 May 2016 03:54 (three years ago) Permalink

I mean, ducking in for a drink. Probably not a good idea to drive too close to him, just in case

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 16 May 2016 03:55 (three years ago) Permalink

There's Tesla showrooms in a few places. There's one in a mall near here. On one of the upper floors, no less, which just seems weird.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Monday, 16 May 2016 04:20 (three years ago) Permalink

“As we danced at our wedding reception, Elon told me, ‘I am the alpha in this relationship,’” Justine, who was wed to the mogul from 2000 to 2008, wrote in a Marie Claire article. “I shrugged it off, just as I would later shrug off signing the postnuptial agreement . . . Elon’s judgment overruled mine, and he was constantly remarking on the ways he found me lacking,” she continues, saying he told her, “If you were my employee . . . I would fire you.”

salthigh, Monday, 16 May 2016 04:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Sort of what I'd expect from a billionnaire called "Elon Musk"

Treeship, Monday, 16 May 2016 04:32 (three years ago) Permalink

if this isn't technically a dealership, it is at least surrounded by dealerships and occupies a space that was previously a dealership
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tesla+Motors+Santa+Barbara/@34.4336131,-119.747588,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80e9151f819505f7:0x4e0b1a589e5a265c!8m2!3d34.4336131!4d-119.7453993

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 16 May 2016 04:53 (three years ago) Permalink

but yes, they seemed to only have one of each model type available for test drives or something. which is a bit hilarious because the lot is huge.

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 16 May 2016 04:54 (three years ago) Permalink

musks brother has a restaurant empire in colorado and hes a bigtime thought leader

http://i.imgur.com/6bH7YH0.jpg

lag∞n, Monday, 16 May 2016 04:56 (three years ago) Permalink

tomato signal is strong

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 16 May 2016 04:59 (three years ago) Permalink

im against gmos personally

lag∞n, Monday, 16 May 2016 05:00 (three years ago) Permalink

fwiw i agree that food is def the new internet

Clay, Monday, 16 May 2016 05:03 (three years ago) Permalink

i just emailed an ice cream sandwich to my face via my hand

lag∞n, Monday, 16 May 2016 05:06 (three years ago) Permalink

"What time is it? No time to look back. Food is the new internet."
http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/files/2015/08/Byrne.jpg

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 16 May 2016 05:07 (three years ago) Permalink

all I do all day is facilitate gmos

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 16 May 2016 13:29 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

www.wired.co.uk/article/hyperloop-hype-machine

just sayin, Monday, 5 September 2016 06:51 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
three months pass...

the cult around this guy is baffling, except for paypal i've yet to use anything he built.

― Van Horn Street, Sunday, May 15, 2016 9:56 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

didn't even build this - it already existed at another company that his company (X.com) merged with.

Neanderthal, Monday, 24 April 2017 22:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Toupee-pal more like (he wears a wig or has implants or something)

everything, Monday, 24 April 2017 23:01 (two years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

T MINUS TEN MINUTES!

https://www.facebook.com/Floridatoday/videos/10155860010880937/

the late great, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:31 (one year ago) Permalink

or try this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbSwFU6tY1c

the late great, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:34 (one year ago) Permalink

pls tell me someone strapped Musk to the nose

Simon H., Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:38 (one year ago) Permalink

isn't there a left wing podcast you should be listening to?

the late great, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:40 (one year ago) Permalink

pls tell me you have better things to do than harsh my buzz, comrade

the late great, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:41 (one year ago) Permalink

idk I think it would be a win-win

Simon H., Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

okay that was fucking cool

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:00 (one year ago) Permalink

the car + the 'don't panic!' thing was a little gross but w/e

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:00 (one year ago) Permalink

the boosters just coming back home to their own separate landing pads was the best part imo

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Welcome back lil guys!

Jeff, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:09 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah the booster landing was amazing, the live footage from the rockets themselves was boss

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:10 (one year ago) Permalink

coworkers were watching this across the row from me.

main comment i heard was "lotta white dudes"

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:17 (one year ago) Permalink

as much as i loath this kind of thing as an early example of advertising/marketing in space, i have to admit this is kind of riveting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:48 (one year ago) Permalink

are we sure spaceX isn't just faking all this footage? when the boosters re-landed, i don't know, looked pretty fake to me

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:00 (one year ago) Permalink

that really is something, though, when it happens at about 38:00 into the video the late great posted. that's just fucking amazing.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:01 (one year ago) Permalink

I don’t think the third booster made it? No footage was shown.

Jeff, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:03 (one year ago) Permalink

a billionaire putting a car on mars in an age of record inequality is very "Whitey's On The Moon" imo

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:07 (one year ago) Permalink

xp

Yes nothing was heard or seen of it, don't know tbh

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:09 (one year ago) Permalink

otm xp

marcos, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Taking nothing away from the people involved in making this happen, which I'm sure has been mind-bendingly complex, but watching that video I've never before seen so clearly the Kubrickian link between a spaceship and a caveman getting excited over a flying bone

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:42 (one year ago) Permalink

you're a flying bone

the late great, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Tracer OTM. I appreciate the scientific accomplishment here, but it's a douchy thing to do and I'm afraid we'll see way too much of it in the coming years. Sending a car into space huh? What's next, sending a monkey into orbit? (j/k)

Like this fucking guy. It's a very vain way of polluting space.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:02 (one year ago) Permalink

ugh I thought LBI's gizmodo link was an Onion article, and I appreciated the effort of setting up an external website, but thought it possibly a little on the nose that they picked a real company name

literally did not realise my mistake until I'd read the entire article and scrolled back to click on the link

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:08 (one year ago) Permalink

back to today's launch, twin landings cool, anything to do with the car ugh

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:09 (one year ago) Permalink

haha wow, well I can't blame you for mistaking it for the Onion. All too real though, sadly.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Lost opportunity not to have a small bit of robotics in the car passenger so he could wave and move his head randomly. Looked like a dead guy.

nickn, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:07 (one year ago) Permalink

I was wondering that if instead of burning heavy lift on a car, the test could have been used for something useful - like sending a camera and a drill to ‘Oumuamua. it's possible, but the orbital mechanics stink.
https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2017/11/10/project-lyra-sending-a-spacecraft-to-1ioumuamua-formerly-a2017-u1-the-interstellar-asteroid/

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 01:01 (one year ago) Permalink

guys hate to be the bearer of bad new but elon musk fucked the rocket and died rip

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:33 (one year ago) Permalink

seems aspirational when you write it like that

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:36 (one year ago) Permalink

he died doing what he loved fucking a rocket and dying

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:37 (one year ago) Permalink

that flat earth dude wherever, isn't that the thing

afaik that guy wants to die in a halfassed rocket launch and has appealed to flat earth people in order to fund his suicide rocker. good grift really

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:49 (one year ago) Permalink

lol check this shit out, what cant elon musk do

The curvature of the Earth got people talking as photos and videos were shared of the SpaceX #FalconHeavy launch. https://t.co/Cod7JFblSI

— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) February 6, 2018

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:50 (one year ago) Permalink

thank u elon for finally proving real ppl and not government shills can show the earth curvy

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:51 (one year ago) Permalink

real earths have curves

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 04:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Elon and Tesla are doing its best to ensure my work days are never dull. But this is pretty awesome, I’ve had starman gently spinning all day long on my second screen, it’s very relaxing.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 08:31 (one year ago) Permalink

#imwithFET

Wow, lots of activity since last night, as though a) this is the first time anyone pointed a funny lens at the earth, or b) the imagery in any way contradicts modern FET. If it were that simple, who wouldn't already be convinced?

— Flat Earth Today (@FlatEarthToday) February 7, 2018

mark s, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 13:02 (one year ago) Permalink

What do they regard as a "funny" lens, I wonder? Non-rectilinear? The long focal length lenses folks shoot with from the ISS are rectilinear. I really don't want to go down this rabbit hole (which isn't a hole, it's a disk), but if I shoot a flat horizon at sea level with a 400mm lens and then I shoot with the same lens from 500km up and the horizon is curved, what then? Someone with more patience than me is having this discussion with them right now on Twitter, right?

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 13:12 (one year ago) Permalink

http://www.in5d.com/images/5d-agharta.jpg

mark s, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 13:16 (one year ago) Permalink

i assume all is now clear

mark s, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 13:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Gotcha.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 13:19 (one year ago) Permalink

like many, many things, that makes me want to reread Against The Day

imago, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 13:26 (one year ago) Permalink

I get the "putting your car into space" move as tacky, but having spent some time working in a space-centered STEM educational outreach program for kids, I read it a little less cynically.

circa1916, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 13:39 (one year ago) Permalink

if they asked you "why" what would you say? my son asked me that; i had no answer

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:12 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean they had to deposit some sort of payload out there as part of the test, right? Why not make it something attention grabbing and fun? It’s a striking image and I see it as an easy springboard into deeper topics.

circa1916, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:23 (one year ago) Permalink

(FWIW, even though I worked in the program mentioned above, I am not an educator, this just absolutely came across as something they’d love)

circa1916, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:25 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i don't see how this is any worse than launching another satellite that will be used by world govts to spy on everyone

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:29 (one year ago) Permalink

i thought it was crass and self-promotional, the opposite of what space exploration should be about

back in the.. 90s i guess? disney had an idea to launch three massive interconnected rings into space, to orbit the moon. they would be packed tightly into a spacecraft and inflate once in orbit, and the reflected light from the moon would illuminate them and create a visible mickey mouse logo. eventually the rings would deflate and crash into the moon. i recall mockery and eyerolling at the time and they finally nixed the idea. (this is of course impossible to google for, but trust me)

anyway, this feels like that, but thankfully smaller scale

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:30 (one year ago) Permalink

I dunno, most of space is kinda empty and dull. Gotta fill it with something wacky hey.

What's the plan for this car then? Is it just going to eventually crash into the sun?

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:43 (one year ago) Permalink

"i thought it was crass and self-promotional"

I mean... it can be more than one thing. Unfortunate side effect of having space exploration headed by a private company.

circa1916, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:45 (one year ago) Permalink

The amount of debris in space may not be a pressing issue yet, but it soon will be. http://stuffin.space/

Shooting disco balls into space because you're a dumbass billionaire doesn't sit well with me at all (but I'll concede it's different from Musks effort here)

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:49 (one year ago) Permalink

disco balls would be better imo

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:01 (one year ago) Permalink

"Musk occasionally performs a ritual called anointing. When the he encounters a new scent, he will lick and bite the source, then form a scented froth in its mouth and paste it on its spines with its tongue. The purpose of this habit is unknown,"

Elon Musk Hedgehog -photoshop experts please produce this!

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:09 (one year ago) Permalink

Sounds like something really weird I used to do with stacks of Doritos in middle school

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Where is that quote from?

Simon H., Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Isn't the car going to end up in orbit around Mars? I was thinking if all went right, that's where it would end up.

Got to figure if ends up in a stable orbit and he pulls off some of his schemes, he'd eventually pick it up to complete the stunt.

That disco ball in orbit I guess has ticked off the antenna folk as since its highly reflective if it comes onto the line of site its light reflection is bright.

earlnash, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:50 (one year ago) Permalink

apparently it's 'blasting' star man at top volume which seems like obnoxious and almost like pollution

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:51 (one year ago) Permalink

https://imgur.com/gallery/DWTOb

He migth as well send his dick to mars what a braggart

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:52 (one year ago) Permalink

fuck this guy

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:59 (one year ago) Permalink

xpost luckily there's no sound in space

which reminds me, i really want to know what sound sounds like on the edges of the atmosphere, just before there isn't sound.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:01 (one year ago) Permalink

(apparently it sounds like this: https://www.livescience.com/50721-near-space-sound-recorded.html)
(although that's kind of cheating because the recording "instruments eavesdropped on atmospheric infrasound, or sound waves at frequencies below 20 hertz. Infrasound is below human hearing range, but speeding up the recordings makes them audible.")
(i want to hear the last audible gasps of sound still within the human hearing range. i guess i could just simulate this on my laptop, though)

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:14 (one year ago) Permalink

flat earthers gonna hate!

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:20 (one year ago) Permalink

elon musk go to mars bitch

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:49 (one year ago) Permalink

now if George Clooney was in the spacesuit instead of a mannequin, well all right

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:05 (one year ago) Permalink

He's gagged up in the boot

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:33 (one year ago) Permalink

i want elon musk to move to mars and try to stay positive while it dawns on him how bad it sucks, also i want him to get stuck there

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Holy shit, did the flat earthers unionize? pic.twitter.com/hTrQ7bwLqf

— Nora Blake (@NeitherNora) February 7, 2018

Simon H., Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:37 (one year ago) Permalink

mars: also flat, bitches

mark s, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:39 (one year ago) Permalink

day 300: finally weve reached our destination, mars! (and its dick shaped?)

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:42 (one year ago) Permalink

A local politician is found blasted into space in a car atop a heavy lift rocket. Suspicion falls on a South African-born Canadian American business magnate, angry that an unreliable power supply might threaten his plans for world domination of the electric vehicle market.

— Midsomer Murders Bot (@midsomerplots) February 7, 2018

mark s, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

real earths have curves

― lag∞n, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 10:22 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol

gbx, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

I like my planets fat and not flat

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 18:57 (one year ago) Permalink

I love big buttes and I do not lie

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 18:58 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm in love with my curvy planet

frogbs, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 18:59 (one year ago) Permalink

oops

https://i.imgur.com/JX3iSXT.png

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:44 (one year ago) Permalink

You realise that if he was ever to become involved in some sort of scandal and subsequent cover-up, newspapers could use the headline, "Elongate"

― Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:50 (five years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Convinced this will happen some day.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:04 (one year ago) Permalink

what a loser, tried to send his car to mars ends up in ASTEROID BELT - dick!

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Thursday, 8 February 2018 13:46 (one year ago) Permalink

actual "frozen yogurt roller coaster" would be legit breakthrough

Entrepreneurial Jism Unshackler (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 9 February 2018 21:14 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

“elite projection” is my favorite term of the day and I’m gonna use that piece in a talk I’m about to give. Thanking u

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 March 2018 05:48 (one year ago) Permalink

humantransit.org is a gift

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:54 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Can we use this thread to track the impending implosion of Tesla?

He bonds they sold last August are now trading at 88c on the dollar, their debt is rated barely above junk, people are leaving left right and centre.

New car, new production techniques, new factories, it’s starting to get very ugly.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 31 March 2018 03:29 (one year ago) Permalink

But he put fake man in car in space. Going in wrong direction, sure.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Saturday, 31 March 2018 04:11 (one year ago) Permalink

If the point was making huge profits, then yes, it's failing, but the whole "disrupting the industry" strategy + opening minds to the possibilities of electric cars = success.

StanM, Saturday, 31 March 2018 05:46 (one year ago) Permalink

the famous business strategy

lag∞n, Saturday, 31 March 2018 05:59 (one year ago) Permalink

Who Killed The Self-Driving Car?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 31 March 2018 07:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Dennis Guilder

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 31 March 2018 09:22 (one year ago) Permalink

they are facing another Moody's downgrade very soon iirc

sleeve, Saturday, 31 March 2018 15:07 (one year ago) Permalink

I fear for their poor workers, but I won't be able to deny the schadenfreude if Musk goes down.

Simon H., Saturday, 31 March 2018 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

it's clearly rich guy on rich guy vengeance, this is what happens when you shut down your corporate facebook accounts

ballistic: musk vs. the zuck

El Tomboto, Sunday, 1 April 2018 18:50 (one year ago) Permalink

trying to think what Musk’s businesses’ actual recent successes are and if they’re at all notable

rocket stuff: pretty good? more showboating than innovation
cars: driving tech ahead of most competitors, pushing battery industry forward through demand. actual car production sucks, QA on car assembly is bad

solar company: not any better than any solar company doing the subsidy/home install game. might be a front to sell batteries

mass transport company: they’ve dug some holes in the ground and are selling gimmicks for publicity

branding game: relatively strong

mh, Sunday, 1 April 2018 21:22 (one year ago) Permalink

the real coup de grace was the car company purchasing the struggling indebted solar company imo

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 April 2018 21:29 (one year ago) Permalink

its all pretty funny imo except the mass transpo company which seems just another obvious attempt to undercut public transpo with a car dependent future

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 April 2018 21:30 (one year ago) Permalink

not even sure he even believes he can build his tunnels and suction tubes might be purely an attempt to inject chaos into the public transpo planning process

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 April 2018 21:31 (one year ago) Permalink

stando evil industrialist scheming

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 April 2018 21:32 (one year ago) Permalink

pushing battery industry forward through demand

But not fulfilled with Tesla/Panasonic batteries. Elon makes all the noise but LG and Samsung make all the sales. Even the 120MW big battery in Australia is full of Samsung cells. It keeps my day interesting that he keeps sprinkling the tech but it’s it where the money is going.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 1 April 2018 21:56 (one year ago) Permalink

they’re not doing much research overall, right? they’re an integrator/reseller

mh, Sunday, 1 April 2018 23:00 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

heh heres the article https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-tesla-burns-cash

lag∞n, Monday, 30 April 2018 20:06 (one year ago) Permalink

The thing that really annoys me most about Elon is his name. I really want him to be called Elton Musk. Like a seedy jazz saxophonist from the 70s.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 30 April 2018 20:15 (one year ago) Permalink

spending a shitload of money and going massively into debt is a total alpha move

frogbs, Monday, 30 April 2018 20:18 (one year ago) Permalink

will his personal life implode before Tesla does?

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Monday, 30 April 2018 20:21 (one year ago) Permalink

looking at his twitter is the most annoying thing

he tweets some shitbag stupid ass shit like "I'm going to create an amphibious moped then shoot it into space" and there's a zillion responses from a bunch of dickriding wanna be Pied Piper ass motherfuckers like "OMG you're my hero"

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 30 April 2018 20:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Awesome sauce!

badg, Monday, 30 April 2018 21:41 (one year ago) Permalink

'everything is awesome', enjoyed without irony

Karl Malone, Monday, 30 April 2018 21:44 (one year ago) Permalink

a month ago i thought about buying a share for the first time, risking it on tesla even though i knew there was a high chance of them going bankrupt. now i'm glad i held off.

adam the (abanana), Monday, 30 April 2018 22:37 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah he seems unstable

lag∞n, Sunday, 6 May 2018 00:35 (one year ago) Permalink

"I am super super serious," Musk said of his candy idea. He also tweeted a movie clip from the animated "Trolls," with characters dancing to Justin Timberlake’s song "Can’t Stop The Feeling!" Musk didn’t provide an explanation for the video.

lag∞n, Sunday, 6 May 2018 00:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Thank god he stopped short of saying "super cereal"

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 6 May 2018 01:47 (one year ago) Permalink

lol

imago, Monday, 7 May 2018 22:17 (one year ago) Permalink

“Elon was researching the idea of joking about Rococo Basilisk, and when he saw Grimes had already joked about it, he reached out to her,” says the insider.

oldest trick in the book

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Monday, 7 May 2018 22:22 (one year ago) Permalink

they said roko's basilisk would retroactively punish humanity but they could never foresee how

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 7 May 2018 22:52 (one year ago) Permalink

lmaoooo

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 7 May 2018 23:22 (one year ago) Permalink

You realise that if he was ever to become involved in some sort of scandal and subsequent cover-up, newspapers could use the headline, "Elongate"

― Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:50 (five years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

if he was caught cheating he'd be THE MUSKRAT

― but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:53 (five years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

jumping in before nickb gets credit for muskrat an all

gneb farts (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 23:57 (one year ago) Permalink

lolz

Kanye O'er Frae France? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:23 (one year ago) Permalink

your rights are my rights are our rights tom get out and march

gneb farts (darraghmac), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:38 (one year ago) Permalink

this is how much i never want to hear grimes

https://voices.clickhole.com/i-never-want-to-understand-sand-1825124083

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:52 (one year ago) Permalink

grimes is pretty good!

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:53 (one year ago) Permalink

learning of the existence of that clickhole blog jed posted is the best thing to come out of all this

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 03:50 (one year ago) Permalink

my favorite headline of the day: Musk's Stock-Option Tweet May Invite U.S. Labor Board Complaint

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-22/musk-s-stock-option-tweet-may-invite-u-s-labor-board-complaint

Many Silicon Valley companies give employees shares that fully vest over a four-year period, which has made equity in fast-growing companies a critical part of employees’ compensation packages. The National Labor Relations Act forbids employers from threatening employees with loss of jobs or benefits if they join or vote for a union.

“This is an interesting example of an employer using social media for purposes of campaigning and sharing its views with employees before they vote to decide on representation,” Steven Swirsky, a former NLRB attorney who’s represented companies including Volkswagen AG, said in an interview. “I can foresee the union claiming that this is a threat that the company will discontinue this benefit if the workers chose to be represented.”

Musk would have been on safer legal ground, Liebman said, if he had just described collective bargaining as a give-and-take proposition and warned workers that they may lose benefits in the process.

a genius unlike any other

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:13 (one year ago) Permalink

wow, there is no elon musk news

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 17:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Well, he's having quite the day on Twitter there.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 20:30 (one year ago) Permalink

I was just coming over to say, it just keeps going.

Simon H., Wednesday, 23 May 2018 21:05 (one year ago) Permalink

PRAVDA

*kisses fingers*

Simon H., Wednesday, 23 May 2018 21:17 (one year ago) Permalink

[texting]

GRIMES: 🌞 ¡good morninggg! 👻 xDDDD

MUSK: hello my evropa, my sparkling summer solstice of sweet sherry. no-gods do i love alliteration

GRIMES: what R U doin todayyy 🧠👀

MUSK: methinks at precisely 22:35 on the dot i shall tonguepunch your delectable twatterino ;P

— erica ✌️😉💜 (@babyfacepop) May 22, 2018

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 21:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Thing I’ll be thinking about all day today: people offering hugs to Elon and buying Tesla stock in response to people roasting Elon Musk about not liking unions pic.twitter.com/G3pRJXu9Jr

— alan (@ActionAlan) May 23, 2018

Number None, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 23:12 (one year ago) Permalink

he’s really owning the Gavin Belsen resemblance

attica attica (sciatica), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 23:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Was his calling it Pravda some weird irony, or is he just stupid?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:12 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm sure the people who are motivated to evaluate the 'truth' of an article will be untainted, dispassionate defenders of 'verity'.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:01 (one year ago) Permalink

that daou tweet made my day, just beautiful stuff

(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ (mh), Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:03 (one year ago) Permalink

so he's just putting the struggle to combat lies and fake news with the pure authorized TruthTM "on hold" to work on a book?

this book will be nothing but lies.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:05 (one year ago) Permalink

I think he might even be lying about working on a book! Oh my gosh.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

well well well

May 24 (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers International Union (UAW) has filed a complaint accusing Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk of illegally threatening to take away benefits from workers who join the union.

The UAW, which is seeking to represent workers at Tesla’s facility in Fremont, California, filed the complaint with the National Labor Relations Board late Wednesday.

Musk in a tweet on Monday said there was nothing stopping Tesla workers from joining a union, but “why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing?”

https://www.reuters.com/article/tesla-union/union-accuses-tesla-ceo-musk-of-threatening-workers-idUSL2N1SV1DT

F# A# (∞), Thursday, 24 May 2018 17:23 (one year ago) Permalink

That tweet katherine posted above is my least favorite thing I've seen on the internet this year.

how's life, Thursday, 24 May 2018 17:27 (one year ago) Permalink

if I had to see it so do you

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 24 May 2018 17:28 (one year ago) Permalink

(texting)

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:19 (one year ago) Permalink

A great judge of the press.

This analysis is excellent. Applies principles of https://t.co/pLVH45gvOM https://t.co/EfAEPmH454

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 26, 2018


Hey buddy. Don't do this. You're making a terrible mistake. https://t.co/SxqsYh8V1s

— Brock Wilbur (@brockwilbur) May 26, 2018

Simon H., Sunday, 27 May 2018 01:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Uh-oh, Elon Musk has caught a Twitter-specific mental disease. You've seen it before. Someone or some group on here has owned him so bad that he is re-aligning his whole life and worldview to prove them wrong. Happens all the time, but only Musk may blow up a planet as a result

— Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) May 23, 2018

soref, Sunday, 27 May 2018 01:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Non-trivial part of my timeline alternating between "Elon. Please. Stop Talking." and "only following @spacex now" performative outrage.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 27 May 2018 01:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I think there’s another Twitter user who is actually much more likely to blow up earth as a result

El Tomboto, Sunday, 27 May 2018 02:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Amazon has to ship to every military PO, right? Jeff decides to sneak an explosive in all the packages going to US bases worldwide

No way does the Trumpster have that pull

(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ (mh), Sunday, 27 May 2018 06:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Anyone want to bet he’ll address the absolute flood of antisemites supporting him in the replies here?

Who do you think *owns* the press? Hello.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2018

Or is he going to be crying about the unfair media covering stuff like this?
http://www.thejournal.ie/tesla-autopilot-crash-4038417-May2018/

gyac, Sunday, 27 May 2018 11:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It don’t take long to get to a pro-Assad anti Semitic Pepe the frog and that was enough.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 27 May 2018 12:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Revolting.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Sunday, 27 May 2018 17:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

lmao

Marx was a capitalist. He even wrote a book about it.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Came to post that, hehehe we live in a fictional narrative this world isn’t real

Dan I., Saturday, 16 June 2018 01:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I'm... pretty sure that has to be a joke. Even hating Elon Musk, I'm willing to extend credit that far.

emil.y, Saturday, 16 June 2018 11:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yeah he’s trying “humour” and it’s coming out exactly as you’d expect

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Saturday, 16 June 2018 11:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

he was just researching humour

Number None, Saturday, 16 June 2018 13:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

so yeah how many billions has Musk personally siphoned from public coffers?

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Saturday, 16 June 2018 16:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/19/technology/tesla-fire-musk-note/index.html

...the Tesla employee had confessed to "quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations." The email said the employee made changes to the computer code of the company's manufacturing operating system. The employee also exported large amounts of highly sensitive company data to unknown third parties.

sleeve, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 22:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

wreckers, comrades!

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 22:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it reflects so badly on the impressive heads down type Stakhanovites who just love nothing less than making rich ppl much richer!

calzino, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 22:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/06/elon-musk-lauds-new-temporary-assembly-tent-as-factory-2-0-awaits/

"Not sure we actually need a building. This tent is pretty sweet."

LOLOLOL

calstars, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 23:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the fake saboteur is responsible for that tesla catching fire for sure

mh, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 01:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

also the final mix of realiti

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 04:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

"Not sure we actually need an album version"

scopin' VARs (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 05:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

charges filed today, but only for stealing date, no sabotage

so basically some employee tried to leak documents about this guy's collapsing house of cards, is what I think

sleeve, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

braver than the troops

Simon H., Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

date = data

sleeve, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

nearly every article about this is picking up on it, but it's worth noting that any time any of Musk's ventures has had a setback he's immediately jumped to the "sabotage!" angle

in 2016 he was convinced someone was firing a laser at his rocket from a neighboring building

mh, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-avaa9a_HU

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Was actually someone else’s drawing of a unicorn on hidden Tesla sketch pad app & we gained no financial benefit. Have asked my team to use a diff example going forward. He can sue for money if he wants, but that’s kinda lame. If anything, this attention increased his mug sales.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 27, 2018

gyac, Thursday, 28 June 2018 08:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

this guy sucks

Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 28 June 2018 08:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

"Elon Musk has shown up with his mini-submarine and left it at the site, but the rescue chief has said it’s not of any use" #ThailandCaveRescue https://t.co/mxvo3jkYNn

— Claire Phipps (@Claire_Phipps) July 10, 2018

calzino, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

major whitey saviour fail, lol!

calzino, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

Elon Musk in Gazza/Moaty scenario.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

except gazza with his chicken and chips and a fishing rod might actually have been more useful in this case

I'd Rather Kecak (NickB), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'm sure American ILXors are dying to contribute to this conversation.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

huh? in what way is Gaza connected with Musky?

calzino, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

moaty spent five days living in an underground sewage pipe iirc, gazza like musk turned up unbidden to offer his unsolicited assitance to the authorites who were trying to get him out

I'd Rather Kecak (NickB), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

Indeed, tragic steroid-deranged wife beater and murderer or some schoolkids stupid enough to climb into a cave, I know where my sympathies lie.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

i was feigning ignorance there, for once!

calzino, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

I thought you were impersonating an American ILXor, though the fact that you didn't start your sentence with, "Excuse me, sir...", threw me a bit.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

in fairness to musk, maybe he'd just misunderstood what subbing players was all about

I'd Rather Kecak (NickB), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 11:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol i came to this thread to report that i've now seen this identical joke emerge spontaneously/independently at least five times on twitter today -- well done everybody

mark s, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

so many people praising him for his selflessness "even if it didn't work"

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

ppl who defend musk in the comments are frickin wild man what a world

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

"I went to the hospital where a child was having open heart surgery. I brought a bowie knife and a wrench and was asked to leave. But the important thing is...I was there."

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

"I left the knife and wrench there should they ever need them!!"

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

yes i've seen that exchange half a dozen times too

"lol elon musk always a twat"
"SO WHAT DID YOU FUCKIN DO TO HELP ASSHOLE"

mark s, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

not gonna link to hardtimes but I did chuckle at the parody headline "Elon Musk and Bono team up to invent world's first self-praising car"

sleeve, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

did he also leave a sub captain or instructions?

omar little, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

you know that a tesla submersible would be an utter fucking death trap too

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

xp it's self-driving iirc (j/k)

sleeve, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

Gazza is a fucking hero.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

I've done plenty to help asshole

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

read a blind item on crazy days and nights that was talking about how "unnamed tech ceo" with popstar gf is a huge coke head and a lightbulb appeared above my head. explains so much of his behaviour - firing a car into space and arguing with randos on twitter especially

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

nm should probably take that to the rimming thread xpost

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

saw a tweet reply literally all "musk doesnt care about good publicity hes a billionaire" lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

lmao

omar little, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

also spotted: "musk doesnt need publicity he shot a car into space"

mark s, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

had dinner w/my friend who works at tesla over the weekend and he's completely a non-cultist and was like "well, I've worked here almost two years, time to start hunting around"

also he admitted that some of the software engineers from his team were asked to come over to help carry parts around in the new tent-based production line

lol

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

also spotted: "musk doesnt need publicity he shot a car into space"

― mark s, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:10 PM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yes the very same person in fact lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

also he admitted that some of the software engineers from his team were asked to come over to help carry parts around in the new tent-based production line

lol

― mh, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:12 PM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

incredible

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

well the good news is if anyone goes in that cave again and gets stuck there’s an unproven submersible no one knows how to operate made quickly by a man whose cars spontaneously combust ready to rescue them.

omar little, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

also it's too big to make it up and over a curve in the cave iirc

you can uh ride it halfway in

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

there will be a video game made about Musk's heroic venture

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

Doing the classic bum roommate move of leaving his shit behind in case anyone wants to use it huh

badg, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

i have an otherwise reasonable friend who admires musk and is taking the "at least he's trying to help people" line. "Our infrastructure is in shambles and someone is putting his own money into trying to fix it"

it's frustrating.

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

people need to understand that hating musk is fun and good

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

"Our infrastructure is in shambles and someone is putting his own money into trying to fix it"

By sending a submarine to Thailand.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

acquaintance of mine who snidely said he didn't think 'burger flippers deserved $15 an hour' and regularly posts "Be like Elon" memes that are riddled with factual errors also started a GoFundMe to repair his car after an accident (while not answering the question of why his insurance wouldn't be taking care of it).

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

Here he is claiming to have helped out in Flint - someone queue up the Simpsons Spock gif

Already have

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 10, 2018

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

found it

It's crazy to hear that people think he's doing this for the attention, do you honestly think the man that sent a car to space needs attention?

— TreyPenninger (@SSYGrunt) July 9, 2018

frogbs, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

incredible

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

Can't get this out of my head now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOz7OEtaY90

mick signals, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

His bootlicking cult is SO weird. Has anyone seen the woman who keeps trying to gift him crystals?

A person with any self awareness would feel ashamed about Trump managing to respond more appropriately ffs.

gyac, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

No, it means I created jobs for 50,000 people directly and, through parts suppliers & supporting professions, ~250,000 people indirectly, thus supporting half a million families. What have you done?

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 10, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

tbf abt 95% of the hot stanning is elon himself imo

mark s, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

yegads

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

has anyone noticed that all of Elon's adventures line up with stories in this kids' series? pretty sure this latest chapter covers both the time they built a submarine and the time people were lost in a cave

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mad_Scientists%27_Club

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

LOL what a prat.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

did Elon just add 50k and 250k and come up with a half million xxp

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

I think his assumption was that every one of the 250,000 was married with a family, which somehow seems even worse to me

sleeve, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

wait even that's wrong, lol

sleeve, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

really cannot wait for whatever accounting scam theyre running over there at tesla to be exposed

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

otm

sleeve, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

isn't there a kickstarter or something for the Tesla whistleblower? I oughta throw some $$ at that

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

I wonder how often Elon would rather be a physics engineer, or lead technical designer instead of having to carry the label of billionaire. Regardless of whether or not the capsule ended up being feasible, the man sprung into action to help people he’s never met. #ThaiCaveResue

— Blake Kistler (@blake_kistler) July 10, 2018

What a burden.

Ironically, the “billionaire” label, when used by media, is almost always meant to devalue & denigrate the subject. I wasn’t called that until my companies got to a certain size, but reality is that I still do the same science & engineering as before. Just the scale has changed.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 10, 2018

gyac, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

to answer my own question

https://www.gofundme.com/Tripp-vs-Tesla-help-fund-the-fight

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

can we just shoot Elon Musk into space now plz

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

I wasn’t called that until my companies got to a certain size,

like... the billion dollar valuation size?

but reality is that I still do the same science & engineering as before.

none, because you're not an engineer or scientist?

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

I like him for entertainment value.

Jeff, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

surely his bloated corpse orbiting the moon would be entertaining

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

"Our infrastructure is in shambles and someone is putting his own money into trying to fix it"

By sending a submarine to Thailand.

― Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:38 PM (thirty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the infrastructure in question is digging a series of tunnels connecting elon's house and workplace and some other places he'd like to visit from time to time without sitting in traffic.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

excuse me billionaire is a slur. blocked

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

if only there were some way to not be a billionaire oh well

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

Imagine trying to coax one of the kids into that terrifying floating coffin after they've spent two weeks in a cave

Number None, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

do you think the team working on it had to keep reminding each other not to call it that?

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

can't believe elon hired that man who put his boy in a balloon to lead his engineering team

scopin' VARs (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

on the plus side he can repurpose those coffins to re-create The City of Freedom from the Holy Mountain

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_75a2BH0nUlA/SumXdfoFbII/AAAAAAAAANw/xYPyKv1Drzk/s640/mt4.jpg

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

turns out complaining about elon musk on the internet might bring some people in flint some water?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-11/musk-pledges-to-pay-for-clean-water-to-homes-in-flint-michigan

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

so wait, was he actually asked to do this?

This reaction has shaken my opinion of many people. We were asked to create a backup option & worked hard to do so. Checked with dive team many times to confirm it was worthwhile. Now it’s there for anyone who needs it in future. Something’s messed up if this is not a good thing.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 11, 2018

frogbs, Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

I honestly think he completely made that shit up.

Simon H., Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

the important thing is that his opinion of many people has been shaken

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

One might even say he has been shook

El Tomboto, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

ain't no such thing as halfway musks

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

Update on @elonmusk’s promise to “fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels”.

He now says “most houses in Flint have safe water” and he will “add filters” to the houses he describes as “outliers”.

💦🤔💦

cc: @LittleMissFlint pic.twitter.com/sLtKArGlNf

— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) July 11, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah I mean the trick is, as I have learned, a bunch of older homes have lead supply lines. under normal water flow, with the protectant additives, they don’t leach enough lead to be a problem — under EPA regs

but there’s non-lead (fine), lead that never had corrosive water and had protectants (mostly ok), and those that had corrosive water with no protectants for months but are now back to baseline (flint)

I think the latter is bouncing around EPA acceptable on the bad side and Elon stuck his foot in mouth

honesty I had half my supply line replaced this year and the under-street part is prob lead but not leaching and I am starting to really look into it

mh, Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

Catching up on this, and now imagining an Ace In The Hole remake centering on a fictionalized Musk in Douglas role.

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 12 July 2018 07:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

feel like when Elon Musk's story is written it'll pinpoint the article calling him the "real life Tony Stark" as the exact moment everything went downhill

frogbs, Thursday, 12 July 2018 14:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

I would pay good money to see him try to fly around with rocket boots and no safety harness

mh, Thursday, 12 July 2018 14:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

everyone knows the true real-life tony stark is that guy who built a backyard rocket and blasted himself towards the stratosphere so he could prove the earth was flat

look, you’re just gonna get gravy on the baby sometimes 🤷‍♂️ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 12 July 2018 14:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

still pretty sure he just grifted the flat earthers in order to build his rocket. respectable grift imo

mh, Thursday, 12 July 2018 14:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

musk is the rockwell character tbh

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 July 2018 15:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

xp

Hughes only recently converted to flat-Eartherism, after struggling for months to raise funds for his follow-up flight over the Mojave.

sleepingsignal, Thursday, 12 July 2018 15:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

darragh otm

mh, Thursday, 12 July 2018 15:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

Elon Musk revealed as one of the largest donors for a House Republican PAC https://t.co/3bLF6yzTMR

— Salon (@Salon) July 14, 2018



I’m *this* close to deciding elton might not be the green egalitarian new Christ

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

one weird fact about the billionaire environmentalist

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

Is it possible to put the thinky face emoji in bold type

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

you have to admit that musk is in the ninety-ninth percentile as a self-promoter. he has the knack for making pronouncements just weird enough to get big play in the media, not so weird he loses the faith of the investor class, but which generally hit the sweet spot of "brilliant eccentric"

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

it's almost as if the media is easily gamed by billionaires

more like Toss, Ow amirite? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

Potentially a positive development if disillusioned groupies start thinking critically re hero worshipping obscenely wealthy entrepreneurs

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

elton johns

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

That’s no way to refer to grimus

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

it's almost as if the media is easily gamed by billionaires

― more like Toss, Ow amirite? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:25 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

"these billionaires sure are amazing at media" --the media

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 14 July 2018 19:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/thai-cave-rescue-elon-musk-mini-submarine-british-driver-tham-luang-vern-unsworth-a8447166.html

“The submarine, I believe, was about five foot six long, rigid, so it wouldn’t have gone round corners or round any obstacles.

“It wouldn’t have made the first 50 metres into the cave from the dive start point. Just a PR stunt.”

The experienced cave explorer said Musk was “asked to leave very quickly” after he turned up at the caverns during the rescue operation on Tuesday.

Brit diver who helped locate the lost party says Musk can 'stick his submarine (which looks like an oversized suppository) where it hurts'

calzino, Sunday, 15 July 2018 08:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

guy who helped save kids points out EM’s thing was an unworkable publicity stunt... EM calls the guy a pedophile. we are weeks away from “Enron Musk” headlines https://t.co/WArAW4Gxdb

— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) July 15, 2018

frogbs, Sunday, 15 July 2018 14:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

starting to think this guy might be problematic tbh

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 15 July 2018 14:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

Oh no this is gorgeous

Centipedes? In this economy? (wins), Sunday, 15 July 2018 14:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

His suckage gets more classic on a daily basis

Kinda strange to consider now that only a few weeks ago grimus fans were extremely betrayed that the empress of shitpostcore would deign to date him

Centipedes? In this economy? (wins), Sunday, 15 July 2018 14:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

Never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus) at any point when we were in the caves. Only people in sight were the Thai navy/army guys, who were great. Thai navy seals escorted us in — total opposite of wanting us to leave.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2018

gbx, Sunday, 15 July 2018 14:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

You know what, don’t bother showing the video. We will make one of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo. Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2018

gbx, Sunday, 15 July 2018 14:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

what a scumbag

gbx, Sunday, 15 July 2018 14:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

that's gotta be actionable

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yes, have fun suing the insanely rich person.

Simon H., Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

Slam dunk libel case in the British courts.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

Which drugs do we think he’s on?

El Tomboto, Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

mixture of cocaine and grown adults unironically calling him batman/iron man

Centipedes? In this economy? (wins), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

Dragonambienergy

shaqiri tip (nashwan), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

The thing that really bugs me about Musk is how unspecial he is. Union-fearing dweebs with either a serious coke habit, some freak diet, or both, along with reactionary politics, megalomania, and breathtaking self-regard are nothing special, esp in the tech sector. Really the only difference is his visibility, willingness to say stupid shit in public, and his immense army of extremely online sycophants.

Simon H., Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

Which drugs do we think he’s on?

― El Tomboto, Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:16 AM (twenty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

adderall, paranoid about getting busted for accounting fraud

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

his immense army of extremely online sycophants.

― Simon H., Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:19 AM (twenty-eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

suspect many of them may be controlled by a pr firm, theres something uncanny about how they all pop up saying the same shit

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

he's actually rich enough to have a cocaine habit

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

He’s definitely petty enough to hire a pr firm to stroke him off on Twitter

frogbs, Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

less stroking off, more stroking out pls elton

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

elon musk go to mars bitch

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

That may be so re his Twitter fluffers but the uncritical cult is real, I have encountered them

Centipedes? In this economy? (wins), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah hes def actually popular irl but just something about the pattern on twitter makes me suspicious

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

Elon Musk more like Noel Skum

shaqiri tip (nashwan), Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

damn

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's comforting to think the lackeys are paid/controlled but no, a lot of people really do just admire him and will defend his honor against fiendish literal hero rescue divers. People say the same shit a lot cause they're dumb and parrot the same shit, no different from people who @ commies and socialists with posts that literally just say "Venezuela"

Simon H., Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah hes def actually popular irl but just something about the pattern on twitter makes me suspicious

― sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:05 PM (four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

It’s funny when you see on Twitter someone is arguing with some dumb as a bathtub maga chud & then someone else runs their posts thru a bot checker & it’s 90% and they’re like aha! but it’s like... stupid people post like that

Centipedes? In this economy? (wins), Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

(This isn’t arguing against your post lagn, no need to c&p again)

Centipedes? In this economy? (wins), Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

one of the things about musks fans that set off the —alarm— is theyre not generally rude or mad theyre more "wow what have you done to improve humanity like this great man" i mean its def within the realm of possibility that he just has the most boring fans of anyone in the world but i just wldnt be surprised if when this scam all shakes out that theres not a story about payments to a shady pr firm

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

Elon Musk has definitely jumped the shark lately, no? I'd expect people to jump ship sooner or later, but I'd thought the same about Assange and Greenwald at this point, so what do I know.

Frederik B, Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

Elon is developing a new kind of shark. What have you done?

Number None, Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

is he really jumping the shark? clowning on this guy for not being progressive has always been in fashion. look at this thread, it's all about highlighting sycophants and then complaining about their influence. the Elon PWN Cycle is simply compounding at an exponential rate, vis a vis the brain dead ease of Fandom Shaming.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 15 July 2018 17:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

Being popular with isolated sociopaths doesn't equal being IRL popular, fuck this protoplasm.

Jules Rimet still leaving (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 15 July 2018 17:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

I think Fred is referring to him calling a random rescue worker a pedo and insisting he will prove his useless mini-sub could have saved the kids that have already been saved

El Tomboto, Sunday, 15 July 2018 17:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

he will prove his useless mini-sub could have saved the kids that have already been saved

good. it will keep him occupied and off the streets. unless, of course, he doesn't follow through with his announced plan. but when was that ever true?

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 15 July 2018 17:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoCze4CNEms

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 15 July 2018 17:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

Really hope Unsworth takes Musk to the cleaners for that disgusting slur.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 15 July 2018 18:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol nice try losers!!!! pic.twitter.com/SFbZ4VSjuJ

— libby watson (@libbycwatson) July 15, 2018

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Sunday, 15 July 2018 18:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

I guess you could argue that billionaire cretins function more as torches than sirens

Jules Rimet still leaving (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 15 July 2018 20:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

I think Fred is referring to him calling a random rescue worker a pedo and insisting he will prove his useless mini-sub could have saved the kids that have already been saved

― El Tomboto, 15. juli 2018 19:13 (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Well, that and a bunch of other stuff these last few weeks. He seems to spend more and more time shouting at random people on twitter.

Frederik B, Sunday, 15 July 2018 21:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

clearly a presidency bid

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Sunday, 15 July 2018 21:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

tweets all gone now. Liked the comment that he catches fire as fast as one of his cars.

gyac, Sunday, 15 July 2018 22:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

Everybody goes so hard on Elon Musk because if you dunk on, like, Cruz or McConnell nothing happens; they don't care. It's like punching the wind. But if you make fun of Elon Musk, there's at least a 93% chance he'll see it and turn beet red and steam will shoot out of his ears

— brans💋n reese (@bransonreese) July 11, 2018

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 15 July 2018 22:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

heh

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiLOWZ3W0AAbQp_.jpg

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 16 July 2018 00:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

OK I was convinced before, but that dude is totally on the payroll.

El Tomboto, Monday, 16 July 2018 00:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

Gritty remake of Iron Man where Tony Stark spends all day fighting with random people on Twitter before getting in trouble for making unfounded accusations of pedophilia.

— Murtaza Mohammad Hussain (@MazMHussain) July 16, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 16 July 2018 00:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

heh

🖼


and have people considered that when he said “this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus)” the sus was short for sustenance (thai food)

estela, Monday, 16 July 2018 00:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

Gotta give it up for the musketeers, “Latin for foot” is some “German for the bart the” shit

Centipedes? In this economy? (wins), Monday, 16 July 2018 05:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

I suspect "pobudz" might be on an ironic tip with that reddit comment fwiw. It is really Poe's Lawish tho.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 16 July 2018 06:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

Soon all musk defenders will be doing it ironically

Centipedes? In this economy? (wins), Monday, 16 July 2018 06:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

musky tears

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 16 July 2018 06:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

ew

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 16 July 2018 07:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

Keep skipping Grimes tracks when they come on in the car because of this asshole.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 16 July 2018 11:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

Really hope Unsworth takes Musk to the cleaners for that disgusting slur.

― Dan Worsley, Sunday, 15 July 2018 19:44 (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Reportedly considering this - hope it’s true.

gyac, Monday, 16 July 2018 11:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

Elon Musk is the Finchy to his fans' Gareth.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUymt9NCEAALj4z.jpg

Eliza D., Monday, 16 July 2018 12:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

i missed that ppl thought he was some beneficent post-Christmas Scrooge

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

He should crowdfund his legal fees, should get as much as he needs within half an hour.

Jules Rimet still leaving (Noodle Vague), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

This chrome plugin which replaces 'Elon Musk' with 'Grimes's boyfriend' is making the internet slightly more fun today

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

typically weaselly words from the Musk rat
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44870303

Neil S, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 08:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

I was re-telling this incident to this posh bloke in a pub the other night, and he was absolutely incredulous about the Musky pedo slur - "no no no, he is a very important guy and wouldn't do that". My first encounter with an irl musketeer, no less!

calzino, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

tbf i think a lot of longterm musk hatewatchers were also startled by it

mark s, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

I thought the capacity to be startled by an American billionaire acting like a complete cock might be a bit reduced in recent times!

calzino, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

also, he's apologizing by ... running some kind of cryptocurrency promotion?

I know that sometimes people can get angry and voice an opinion that looks aggressive. Reacting in the way I did was not a good thing. As such I thought of a cool way to make amends with anyone who feels offended.
A way to get yourself free crypto. How does it sound?

Conditions are pretty simple. Just visit:

musk-official-giveaway.com/btc/ - for free BTC

musk-official-giveaway.com/eth/ - for free ETH

P.s. If you send in 3 BTC or 30 ETH, you will get the Grand Prize: a customized Tesla 3 model, delivery included. Limited to one participant! DM me on Twitter if you did that and we will sort everything out.

Thanks,
Elon.

soref, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

sorry, that is from a fake Elon Musk twitter account. this one is from the real Musk, though:

As this well-written article suggests, my words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untruths & suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub, which had been built as an act of kindness & according to specifications from the dive team leader.

soref, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

i was fully ready to accept the crypto competition as real tbh, seems like exactly the kind of thing he'd do

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

Telling Musk to “stick his sub where it hurts” is not necessarily the same as suggesting he “engage in a sexual act”.

michaellambert, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

It is for this sub-fucking degenerate

Centipedes? In this economy? (wins), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

And to think he wanted to shove kids in there before fucking it. Shameful

Centipedes? In this economy? (wins), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

he's sunk to new depths

Neil S, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

TS: sexual acts with submarine vs. sexual acts with children.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

grinding nemo

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol!

calzino, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

my words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untruths & suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub

lmfao

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

gonna be the new kanye stage rant

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

(sex) toy story

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

think i might be detecting some attempt to present an equivalency between submarines and children here, elon sees the sub as his child perhaps

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

seems more like a straightforward sub-dom relaysh to me tbh

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

ayy lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

I mean, the whole sub idea does seem like something Musk just pulled out of his arse.

michaellambert, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

Something something up periscope.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

jacque cousteau could never get this low

Clay, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

the life erotic

Vernon Locke, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

yes

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

spelunking
the act of exploring for the missing condom after deep penetration
The next morning, "Oh yeah, we never found it. Better get out the head lamp so we can go spelunking."

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

Lost Johnny's out there.

Absolute Unit Delta Plus (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

Elon should find out what that Jared Fogle fellow is up to these days

Neil S, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

I mean obviously the glaring problem is that it’s a craven, manipulative billionaire weirdo punching wayyyyy down to a literal hero who rescues children from cave death, but if the tables were turned we do have to admit that “this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus)” is kind of a good zing

we æt so many shimripl (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

do we tho is my question

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

Twitter as a force of seeing into dark celebrity souls

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

“this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus)” is kind of a good zing

― we æt so many shimripl (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:19 AM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

see and if he had just stuck with that he wldve been in the clear but he had to go and spell it out and now hes gonna have to give that guy a million dollars

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

hard to believe this story could get any better but just lmao @ "he suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub"

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

'he shuggests you fuck your subsh, you shuggest he fucksh kidsh'

https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fbplusmovieblog.files.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F03%2Fthe-untouchables-17.png&f=1

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

TORPEDOOOOO MUSSSK!!!!!!!!!

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

what if everyone involved in the rescue operation outside of the thai government actually were pedos

mh, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

if we agree to leave aside "punching down" (and remember we dont) would it even apply to interaction on twitter (not in any way that would leave it meaning anything (and remember it doesnt))

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

xp u joke but it happened the bbc

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

Now that the kids have been rescued he can move on to teh future problem of thai kids stuck on mars

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 14:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

how to rescue Whitey on the Moon

Neil S, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 14:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

Good to see Musk learned something from this, oh wait (from his likes!)

Dear Elon Musk: Feel the love, respect, and peace flowing to you from those of us who look up to you and respect you. ❤🙏✌@elonmusk https://t.co/d0b1vFHtwv

— Johnna💎 (@JohnnaSabri) July 17, 2018

gyac, Thursday, 19 July 2018 08:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

If you understand this joke I recommend taking a few days off from the internet

i make-a the bitcoin scam yes

— italian elom tusk ☭ (@muslimbanned) July 19, 2018

Simon H., Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-18/musk-enlisted-sierra-club-to-deflect-flak-over-donation-to-gop

wish I'd kept up my tweet about how Musk buys into the "donate money and then they have to do what you say" model because he apparently really did call the Sierra Club and say "I give you money please tell everyone I'm a good guy"

mh, Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

In keeping with the spirit of the thread, may I present this amazing article about the "solar roof" vaporware

money quotes:

"...the company instructed some employees to avoid fielding Solar Roof inquiries due its limited availability."

and this:

"One user said Tesla has been unable to given even a rough estimate of when their systems will be delivered."

here's the full article:

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/tesla-solar-and-storage-delays-and-deliveries#gs.L3Kul6s

sleeve, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

Theory - Tesla cars will remain the unreachable luxury items never be the next consumer - everyday car

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

xp I think the red flag there was when SolarCity was supposedly its own thing and "not the same company" but run by Elon's cousin, followed by them giving up and folding it into Tesla

mh, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

oh totally, I'm just enjoying the ensuing clusterfuck

sleeve, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

I never asked my friend about it but the impression I got was that coordinating panel installation as a front for selling the home batteries wasn't working great, and then the actual home batteries aren't a great business either

mh, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

the Powerwalls are mostly useless IMO, the LG Chem batteries seamlessly integrate with Solar Edge inverters. LG is now sold out until August/September, indicating that there is high demand for a product that doesn't depend on "authorized dealers"

sleeve, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

I would think powerwall would appeal to island dwellers and wilderness buffs only - or rich people who want to be green

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Friday, 20 July 2018 15:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

it's useless without the power grid, not designed for off-grid systems

sleeve, Friday, 20 July 2018 15:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

The Powerwall 2 is probably the best home battery you can buy today but far from the best there could be and they are not without issues. Price/performance is really good. None of this really matters because they are almost unobtainable.

LGChem comprehensively outsell them in Australia because they have stock available where Tesla don’t. In Germany Sonnen beats Tesla as do a number of other brands partly because germans buy German, are prepared to pay a premium for quality and partly because Sonnen offer a longer performance warranty.

The SolarEdge LG combo is okay, especially if you go DC coupled and need an optimiser solution. It’s somewhat let down by a somewhat elderly control system which doesn’t react particular quickly to changes in load which wastes a bit of energy. The LGChem battery is tricky to site outdoors as it is passive cooled and doesn’t like sunshine, much better in a garage or cellar.

Huawei have an interesting inverter that works with the LGChem packs but I have had a chance to test one yet.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 20 July 2018 15:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

great info Ed, thanks!

sleeve, Friday, 20 July 2018 15:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

there is talk in my town of replacing a power substation with batteries - I dont know much about such things but I imagine a warehouse of powerwalls to supplement the grid

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Friday, 20 July 2018 16:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

Replacing a substation with batteries doesn’t seem credible but using them to defer or displace a capital upgrade, eg. a new transmission line or transformer is credible. Tesla’s powerpack commercial battery is a pretty good piece of engineering. The liquid cooling allows them to creat a flexible, modular system that consists of inverter and battery blocks that are the size of an oversized telephone kiosk.

Most other manufacturers aircool and use computer racking, often mounted in shipping containers to hold racks of batteries like servers, with separate containers for inverters etc.

Whose batteries are better depends on the application, duty cycle and how badly Elon wants to do the project.

Fun fact Tesla uses Samsung cells in powerwalls and power packs when they can’t make enough of their own.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 20 July 2018 17:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

I think Latham is referring to using storage to decommission natural gas peakers, in Oxnard specifically:

https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/ugc/articles/2018/07/17/declining-battery-storage-costs-raise-questions-about-the-role-of-natural-gas.html

sleeve, Friday, 20 July 2018 23:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

probably should take this to the energy thread but w/e

sleeve, Friday, 20 July 2018 23:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

I’m seeing a lot of RFPs from public agencies interested in deferring capital investments or decomissioning peaker plants by using some combo of batteries and distributed generation resources. Dunno how viable any of the solutions are but there’s def a big demand for this stuff, and tons of people are rushing to fill it. Ed’s info seems good as far as I understand this stuff.

Οὖτις, Friday, 20 July 2018 23:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

extremely good ceo has a normal one

One of Tesla’s biggest anonymous trolls/shorts has been doxxed as an investment manager heavily invested in the oil industry.

He has now deleted his Twitter account, which he used to promote his blog posts about Tesla and attack anyone saying anything that could be perceived as positive on Tesla, after Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly called his boss to complain about his behavior.

We are talking about ‘Montana Skeptic’ who has been using Seeking Alpha, a financial blog aggregator, and Twitter to push the bear case on Tesla for the past 3 years.

https://electrek.co/2018/07/24/tesla-troll-short-doxxed-oil-industry-musk-calls-boss/

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 10:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

Highlighted the wrong part imo.

how's life, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 10:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

what, the 'heavily involved in the oil industry' part?

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 10:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

Last night I dreamt that Elon Musk was in charge of mitigating, via his supposed technological wizardry, the end of the world, which was occurring via a great flow of lava across the entire earth's surface, but he kept messing it all up with self-aggrandizing schemes akin to the Thai cave rescue submarine fiasco, as humanity gradually succumbed to the molten rock.

brain (krakow), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 11:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

'heavily involved in the oil Energon industry'

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/transformers/images/3/3c/EnergonCubesCartoon1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20070120063926

how's life, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

extremely good social media company has a normal one

Twitter has implemented a new method for combating cryptocurrency scammers: it now automatically locks unverified accounts that change their display name to Elon Musk. If you have a non-verified account that is not associated with a phone number, changing your display name to that of the SpaceX and Tesla CEO will result in an immediate lock out. Twitter will then ask you to pass a CAPTCHA test, as well as provide a phone number, to regain access.

“As part of our continuing efforts to combat spam and malicious activity on our service, we’re testing new measures to challenge accounts that use terms commonly associated with spam campaigns. We are continually refining these detections based on changes in spammy activity,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement given to The Verge. The company declined to comment on whether the measure has been put in place for any other public figure’s Twitter account.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/24/17610348/twitter-elon-musk-display-name-change-lock-account-crypto-scams?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 26 July 2018 12:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

Everyone with that name is a scammer tbf

jeremy cmbyn (wins), Thursday, 26 July 2018 12:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

tru

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 26 July 2018 12:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

twitter-elon-musk-display-name-change-lock-account-crypto-scams?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Thursday, 26 July 2018 16:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

ok lol, missed this yesterday.

Update 6:13 p.m.: Tesla spokesperson Dave Arnold sent along a statement, seemingly confirming some of the situation and, using Skeptic’s real name, said Skeptic’s employer “is a longtime Tesla supporter and was one of the first to purchase a Model S.”

https://jalopnik.com/get-a-load-of-this-ridiculous-story-about-how-elon-musk-1827842961

how's life, Thursday, 26 July 2018 18:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Just posted a $717 million net quarterly loss.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 20:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

how the hell can they be losing money with great ideas like these

If you’re into video game development, consider applying to Tesla. We want to make super fun games that integrate the center touch screen, phone & car irl.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 1, 2018

frogbs, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 21:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

Like Pokemon Go! But with people swerving across motorways....

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 22:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

The future is fucking stupid.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 23:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

THE STOCK MARKET IS SO RATIONAL!!!

Tesla shares are literally going up and down based on how much of a pissy dickhead and/or phony insincere apologist Elon Musk is on any given day:

Elon Musk makes the ‘most valuable apology of all time’ on Tesla's earnings call

Tesla shares are surging after Elon Musk apologized to Wall Street analysts over his behavior on the company's previous conference call.

Three months earlier, the stock plunged in after-hours trading in response to what Musk called "boring, bonehead questions" from analysts.

This time, Musk showed contrition and Tesla shares surged 8.5 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday, adding about $4.75 billion to the stock's value.

KeyBanc Capital Markets called it "maybe the most valuable apology of all time."

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 August 2018 14:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

it's all apologies and the promise of magic beans

companies that actually produce a reasonable number of products or have income are boring

mh, Friday, 3 August 2018 14:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

BREAKING: Elon Musk invents device that allows you to play video games instead of speaking to investors

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Friday, 3 August 2018 14:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

A fun little breakdown of their current woes.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 3 August 2018 15:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

starting to get the impression that Elon is getting bored with the idea of cars. just doesn't seem that into cars anymore

mh, Friday, 3 August 2018 15:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

A fun little breakdown of their current woes.

― wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, August 3, 2018 10:01 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

good read!

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 August 2018 17:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

agreed, thanks

sleeve, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

need to find a way to convince these vc idiots to give me one billion to flush down the toilet (after giving myself a significant chunk of it)

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 3 August 2018 17:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

starting to get the impression that Elon is getting bored with the idea of cars. just doesn't seem that into cars anymore

― mh, Friday, August 3, 2018 11:14 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

so elon's midlife crisis is the opposite of normal midlife crises

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 3 August 2018 17:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

hmm he's still dating progressively younger women, so it's too early to judge

mh, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

BUSINESS
Elon Musk’s Twitter Account: ‘Am Considering Taking Tesla Private at $420’
Tesla stock rose 6.3% to $363.56

someone trying to go to jail

@elonmusk
Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musks-twitter-account-am-considering-taking-tesla-private-at-420-1533661152

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

spose he cld argue he was just super stoned

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

stock should've risen to 6.9%

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

There had been reports that Musk met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during his recent visit to the U.S.A. but Musk tweeted on May 22nd that he did not in fact meet with Bin Salman https://t.co/SAsvkyYD6C

— E.W. Niedermeyer (@Tweetermeyer) August 7, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

wish i knew how to short a stock

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

trading suspended

lol this guy is such a putz

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

wish i knew how to short a stock

― ( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6:26 PM (fourteen seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

same. I regret not shorting zynga many moons ago. However shorting can blow up in your face if you make the wrong call. gambling lol.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

did this guy just commit some kind of fraud or is he just an idiot

frogbs, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

if the first then the second

mark s, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

wish i knew how to short a stock
― ( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6:26 PM (fourteen seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

same. I regret not shorting zynga many moons ago. However shorting can blow up in your face if you make the wrong call. gambling lol.

― officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, August 7, 2018 11:28 AM (twenty-four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah so as i understand it you borrow the stock, then sell it, then buy it and return it when it goes in to the toilet. i guess that if instead the stock blows up then you'd be on the hook for huge sums of money (which I'm obviously not good for) so i guess no one would allow me to do so anyway

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

Elon is the poo rman's Ray Kurzweil

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

lmao

frogbs, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

Buying puts is probably a better/safer idea than just shorting, but I've never actually done either. As John Maynard Keynes said "The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

Musk is a fucking idiot

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

so is Kurzweil

not sure which is richer (I would assume Elon but idk)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

He is a donor to the GOP he can do whatever he wants at this point. The US is but a playground for billionaires, if he wants to wrekt shorters with one illegal troll tweet, he can because they will be damned if the US isn't the land of snake oil vendors.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

which stocks would you short based on idiocy of the CEOs? a buddy thinks the GoPro guy is a doofus.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 16:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

the success of gopro is incredible a camera you strap to yr head lol god bless

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 16:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

which stocks would you short based on idiocy of the CEOs? a buddy thinks the GoPro guy is a doofus.

― Philip Nunez, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:19 AM (fifty-three minutes ago)

You're 2-3 years too late, back when that company used to have significant worth/market action... same with Fitbit.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

many making the case that sonos will be next: https://www.statista.com/chart/14995/stock-performance-of-fitbit-gopro-and-sonos/

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

price kinda crashed after I posted that :o. Fwiw, i don't think the ceo is an idiot. I think it's a well run shop.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 9 August 2018 03:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

Elon's twitter power extends to his ilx thread

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 9 August 2018 03:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

still laughing at "take the stock private at $420" tbh

he really missed the boat by not adding "in 69 days!"

mh, Monday, 13 August 2018 19:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

Man pr stunts are so crazy now

F# A# (∞), Monday, 13 August 2018 19:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

waiting for grimes

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 13 August 2018 23:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

BUSINESS
Elon Musk’s Twitter Account: ‘Am Considering Taking Tesla Private at $420’
Tesla stock rose 6.3% to $363.56

someone trying to go to jail

@elonmusk
Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musks-twitter-account-am-considering-taking-tesla-private-at-420-1533661152

― sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, August 7, 2018 1:11 PM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

spose he cld argue he was just super stoned

― sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, August 7, 2018 1:12 PM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ha!

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

Mods please merge this with the grimes thread

faculty w1fe (silby), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

(btw not laughing at the 420 joke so much as the revelation that he was allegedly tripping when he tweeted that)

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 02:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

fuck Banks for making fun of down syndrome

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

turns out tweeting is a bad idea

https://www.wired.com/story/tesla-private-elon-musk-sec-investigation

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yes. That seems like blatant market manipulation and fraud, even if he was stoned silly when he tweeted it and had not the foggiest clue how serious his misstatement was.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 16 August 2018 03:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

Lol

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 16 August 2018 03:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

where does the rank on the scale of 420 jokes

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

this

pretty high

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

Sometimes a 420 joke boomerangs back on you

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

i would say it's more like it blows back up in your face

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

A boy genius billionaire but doesn’t even know when to let go of the carb. Sad

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

did he fix the water in Flint yet

frogbs, Friday, 17 August 2018 18:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

they're going to drink his tears iirc

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 August 2018 18:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

it's weird, it's almost like wall street should assign huge valuations to companies that have never even flirted profitability and are run by a weirdo who acts like he's 15 years old

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 August 2018 18:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

i must admit i'm intrigued by his “from a personal pain standpoint, the worst is yet to come" bit

passive-aggressive method to try to avoid getting dumped?

Karl Malone, Friday, 17 August 2018 19:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

I've long ago lost interest in that clown but yeah

Noodle Vague, Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

haven't the Tesla workers suffered enough already

Neil S, Saturday, 18 August 2018 09:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

"There’s a reason for the word ‘stoned.’ You just sit there like a stone on weed.”

- Elon Musk

chinavision!, Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

Elton musk confirmed crank advocate

jeremy cmbyn (wins), Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

makes u think

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

He truly is a real life Robert Downey junior

jeremy cmbyn (wins), Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

haha

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

nice

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 19 August 2018 04:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

i only just now parsed "you just sit there like a stone on weed" correctly

No organ. (crüt), Sunday, 19 August 2018 05:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

Hahah right? I was like "moffe on the skull... no wait"

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 19 August 2018 06:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

Top Gear ran a drag race between the new electric Jaguar and a Tesla and the Jaguar won. The Muskovites have arrived in the comments section to the video explaining how the video is clearly faked and if it isn't it doesn't matter and that Jaguar made bad cars in the 70s and that every single problem with the Tesla is a feature you are too dumb to understand. It's fun!

Three Word Username, Sunday, 19 August 2018 09:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

Sounds like

El Tomboto, Sunday, 19 August 2018 12:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yikes

A former Tesla employee, who worked on their IT infrastructure, is posting in a subforum of a subforum, a little-known place for funy computer forgotten by time. His NDA has expired.

He has such sights to show us. Join me and I will be your silent guide into a world of horror. pic.twitter.com/uFDOj0x5Zy

— ato̧̕m̀͡i̴̷̛c̨͝t͝҉͡h̷҉u̵̶m͜͞b͏͝s̀́ (@atomicthumbs) August 24, 2018

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 24 August 2018 21:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

wow

sleeve, Friday, 24 August 2018 21:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

makes me nostalgic for fuckedcompany

a roomba of one's own (rip van wanko), Friday, 24 August 2018 21:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

lol

For the record, my voice cracked once during the NY Times article. That’s it. There were no tears.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 28, 2018

Number None, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 18:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE65-Z8pOV0

sleeve, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 18:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

and another thing: im not mad. please dont put in the newspaper that i got mad.

— wint (@dril) December 29, 2014

frogbs, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 18:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GwdHe5nQSQ

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 28 August 2018 23:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

for a guy who was only recently talking about starting up a site to evaluate the trustworthiness of reporters he really seems to have a v loose grip on how the burden of proof works huh

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

He’s disrupting the paradigm in factual standards.

michaellambert, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

Amazing thread

well I guess I know what I’m doing tonight https://t.co/dxBDC0Zt2M

— erinspace (@erinscafe) August 28, 2018

Eliza D., Wednesday, 29 August 2018 15:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

some choice nuggets in there, my favourites being the phrase 'electric skates' and that this pointless vanity project will create precisely zero economic growth

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 15:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

my favorite part was that spacex employees comprised 15% or more of “the public”

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

incredible

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

3 people out of 20, by the looks of it

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

alissa walker @ curbed is great on this (and all other la planning/transit stuff)

https://la.curbed.com/2018/8/16/17704428/elon-musk-dodger-stadium-tunnel-better-ideas

there is a gondala idea that is kind of wacky but approximately 10000x better than this tunnel thing.

i mean it's even worse than the 3 mile, one way, street car loop that will not have priority over road traffic at intersections and will thus go at approximately walking pace that they want to put downtown

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

the gondala goes from downtown, and there is perhaps a more acute need to improve connections to the stadium from pretty much exactly the locations this tunnel would serve (among others). so a red line connection sounds good to me in principle! and you can argue that there is value in a proof of concept, and i don't think anyone is seriously suggesting the tunnel would ever make money.

but the city does not need to get involved. and it certainly shouldn't be providing financial support.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

lmao

@elonmusk should check his mail before tweeting. pic.twitter.com/3c9QWtdp25

— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) August 29, 2018

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

Did that come addled dipshit just delete all of his tweets going back to the 25th or something

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

Fyac

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

No really fuck you, autocorrect

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

Musk kind of seems to me like someone who rides high on the backs of the truly intellectually gifted minions

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

so high

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

"If I have seen further, it is because I have stood on th backs of giant reefers"

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

dipped in synthetic novelty psychoactives

also please delete my last 150 tweets thanks

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 19:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

elon not doing great these days

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

there is a gondala idea that is kind of wacky but approximately 10000x better than this tunnel thing.

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:00 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ever take the roosevelt island gondola, p cool

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

i support both the los angeles dodgers gondola and the Bosch season about the los angeles dodgers gondola murders

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

Exclusive: Tesla violated U.S. labor laws when Elon Musk tweeted about employees losing their stock options if they unionized, the NLRB alleges in new complaint. https://t.co/tRqGkmhZ73

— Ryan Felton (@ryanfelton) August 29, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

the NLRB alleges

alleges? uh, that is straight up intimidation and coercion. how can it not be a violation of labor laws?

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2018/08/teslas-affordable-model-3-costs-a-bundle-to-insure-study-claims/

Last year, AAA said premiums on Tesla vehicles would likely go up 30 percent after reviewing data from the Highway Loss Data Institute. At the time, Tesla said the analysis was “severely flawed and is not reflective of reality.” But the auto club stated the HLDI’s findings matched its own research, as well as numerous other sources.

“Looking at a much broader set of countrywide data, we saw the same patterns observed in our own data, and that gave us the confidence to change rates,” said Anthony Ptasznik, chief actuary of AAA.

The contributing factors to the brand’s above-average insurance rate are twofold. For whatever reason, Tesla models are subject to an abnormally high number of incidents that result in insurance claims, but they’re also more expensive to fix. “Teslas get into a lot of crashes and are costly to repair afterward,” explained Russ Rader, spokesman for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which operates as the HLDI’s parent organization. “Consumers will pay for that when they go to insure one.”

For the Model 3, the result is tragically high premiums. A recent study conducted by Gabi Personal Insurance Agency Inc. and posted by Automotive News shows the EV’s average insurance cost across 150 ZIP codes is $2,814 per year. That’s $35 less than the cost of insuring a Porsche 911, using the same metrics.

“In the last month we had more and more people coming in with Model 3, and they were all complaining about high insurance costs,” said Gabi CEO Hanno Fichtner. “We found cheaper deals for them, but not as cheap as we thought they would be. We even had customers tell us they are returning their Model 3 due to the high running costs.”

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 August 2018 01:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

A friend of mine just picked up his Tesla, which he first ordered in the spring of 2016, this past Saturday. He's so proud.

Eliza D., Thursday, 30 August 2018 17:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tesla only hope of survival is to be bought by General motors

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

a co worker just got one and sent out a FAQ to the entire department. uguhghghghghh

frogbs, Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

haaaaaaaa

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

When are you getting your Tesla?

I am scheduled to pick it up on September 12th, 2 years and 5 months after putting $1,000 and two months after putting $2500 more down.

Are you excited?

Yes, very much so

Can I have ride?

Sure we can work that out.

Can I drive it?

Unlikely.

Am I afraid it is going to catch on fire?

Internal combustion engine cars are filled with flammable liquid, so no I am much less concerned it going to catch on fire then my Impala.

it goes on and on and on

frogbs, Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

does he mention the insurance payments? (see link above)

sleeve, Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

one funny thing is teslas are low quality cars

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

which didnt really matter when it was just a second car for status seeking rich ppl but now

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

Aspie monty burns will just keep responding to reportage of his latest crime with inane shit like “nope. Try again, gremlin” and all his abject cultists will be like “epic clapback, sir” in their best smithers - this will keep happening and it’s funny but also a nightmare?

jeremy cmbyn (wins), Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

I'll take this nightmare over the one in DC, this one's fucking hilarious and there's no nukes (yet)

Paleo Weltschmerz (El Tomboto), Thursday, 30 August 2018 23:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah but if there are nukes then its the greatest story ever told

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 30 August 2018 23:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

Holy hell, the lede on this new WSJ story... 🤯 https://t.co/vzsAZVR30b pic.twitter.com/KlIiNKoDG3

— E.W. Niedermeyer (@Tweetermeyer) August 31, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 31 August 2018 15:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

jfc wow

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 31 August 2018 15:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

you'd think the guy would be more protective of his hair plugs

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 31 August 2018 15:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

still, 'my ponzi factory isn't maiming workers fast enough!' is a great look for a ceo participating in a tour of his facility

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 31 August 2018 15:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

I was freaked out when the driver seat moved in reverse when I placed the car in reverse. That is a serious glitch. I will only be happy if I get a new Model 3 or a refund now. Please help @elonmusk No one should feel afraid of their car.

— LaLa (@McTweeterific) August 31, 2018

I have a 2010 Charger and apparently there was a minor problem with the airbag that caused some of them to inadvertently deploy. I think there was like 5 instances of this happening among 1.3 million affected cars, with no reported injuries. Dodge apparently tracked down everyone who owned one - somehow they found me, even though I bought it secondhand and moved twice since, I wound up getting a phone call offering to fix it for free, so I figured why not. This is not a cheap repair, by the way. I can only imagine how Tesla might handle a situation like this, given all the random faulty parts and the apparent shoddiness of the car's OS.

frogbs, Friday, 31 August 2018 18:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol I was drunk last night (shouldn’t have said “aspie” btw, sorry) today I agree this is a very funny nightmare

coetzee.cx (wins), Friday, 31 August 2018 18:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

You realise that if he was ever to become involved in some sort of scandal and subsequent cover-up, newspapers could use the headline, "Elongate"

― Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:50 PM (five years ago)

did this ever happen? the first few posts itt are shot through with heart-piercing innocence

rob, Friday, 31 August 2018 19:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

So many ppl have made this exact joke over the years it’s kinda wild that now it’s here everyone just calls it “the elton musk toy sub pedo controversy” https://t.co/ek6HLJPpXa

— Tyto Pollens #FBP🌮 (@TytoPollens) July 16, 2018

coetzee.cx (wins), Friday, 31 August 2018 19:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol yes exactly

rob, Friday, 31 August 2018 19:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

Azealia Banks teed this one up perfectly too

rob, Friday, 31 August 2018 19:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

There’s some good stuff in that twitter thread mookieproof posted. Cars are incredibly complex and the fact that the auto industry can turn out millions that are (mostly) reliable and safe and without killing and maiming the people building them and doing so at a cost that stilll seems insanely cheap given the complexity. That musk wants to toss out 100 years of accumulated knowledge and best practice is a disappointing as it is unsurprising.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 31 August 2018 21:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

Elon Musk sent me an email last week. In it, he accused a British cave rescuer of being "a child rapist" who took a "12-year-old bride." He didn't provide any evidence of those claims.

He also called me a "fucking asshole."https://t.co/EIAjzEJXiY

— Ryan Mac (@RMac18) September 4, 2018

rarely in the course of human history has anyone been So Very Online

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

So Very Ondrugs

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

1) quadrupling down on a bizarre and completely unfounded claim
2) "people are saying" things that no one is actually saying and are demonstrably untrue
3) "attached, see this letter of a person praising me"

hmmmmm

frogbs, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

Elon's Trumpin'

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

speaking of underrated aerosmith b-sides

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

I think I might be rooting for his life to be absolutely ruined almost as much as Trump's at this point.

louise ck (milo z), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

IN the comments on that tweet someone points out that in the UK the libel laws mean spreading someone elses libel makes that person liable also, is that true!?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

I hope Tesla survives his mismanagement and solves their production and design problems. Their firmware may be a disaster, but their drive train seems pretty decent. The more all-electric vehicles get into the market, the better.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

Whenever I see Musk he reminds me of a humanoid assembled from meat, or perhaps a shapeshifter holding human form through considerable effort.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp - ideally, he somehow loses his stake in Tesla and it goes on to be an enormous success without him as he has to watch by the wayside. Then he blows up in the first SpaceX launch with a human on board.

louise ck (milo z), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

teslas life or death prob not gonna have much impact on the adoption of electric cars

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

I haven't been convinced yet that electric cars are a sufficient strategy for lowering emissions anyway

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

I have a friend who swore by a weekend Tesla driving experience, to which I responded: who the fuck cares? Luxury cars will always be luxurious. Right now I get John DeLorean vibes from Musk. Let me know when he perfects longterm energy storage and I'll be impressed. As for electric cars, companies like Toyota and VW are going to run with his ideas and make them cheaper, recognizing that the only luxury people really care is massive mileage in a low-cost car. You know, like regular cars.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

Come on - Musk obviously has his faults, but I'd take him over pretty much any other celebrity CEO dickweed. If you think that other companies would be scrambling to build electric cars without Tesla, you are kidding yourselves. And the things that he's chosen to work on (electric cars, solar power, batteries, space travel) are so much more inspiring than the usual Valley gadgetry and eyeball-farming.

DJI, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh, all agreed! I just expect others to take his ideas mainstream and leave him in the dust, charging things.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol @ VW mention in your previous post

you do know what that automaker is most recently famous for, right?

Paleo Weltschmerz (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

musk built his business on government vouchers for low/zero emission vehicles, california has mandated that a big % of vehicles sold there be zero emission and so forth, he didnt invent the electric car market there are much larger forces at work, and fuck being inspired by some jerkoff ceo especially one who is actively attempting to undermine public transportation just like every other car building industrialist in the history of the world

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

public transportation aka the thing that actually reduces pollution

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

+hes a huge asshole boss who got mad at one of his employees for attending the birth of their child and has broken laws trying to prevent unionization of his workforce, he sucks and is ridiculous and has some savior complex which manifests as building cars and rockets which is just plain dumb

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

otm. he's an extremely bad person.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

Let's try not to conflate Elon Musk and electric vehicles, ok? Musk is an asshole who abuses his workers and others. Electric vehicles may be marginal when compared to public transportation as a means to reduce overall carbon emissions, but they still provide measurable benefits compared to personal vehicles powered directly by fossil fuels.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 01:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

xpost I mentioned VW because, despite their diesel scandal, I thought they were actually still doing pretty well, but mostly they were one of the companies ( I thought) that gave a set date for producing an all-electric fleet (2030?). I think they're doing pretty well in Asia, too. Maybe I was thinking of Volvo? Anyway, pretend I said Volvo. Regardless, as all these much bigger car companies push toward electric, and start producing more, and cheaper, and more efficient entry level electric cars, the novelty of Tesla will fade. All along it's always been about battery and storage, that's where the revolution is, finding ways and places to store all that renewable solar and wind to use at will.

I thought this twitter thread making fun of his bust of a Tesla press conference pitching a hyper loop shuttle to Dodgers stadium was pretty good. Maybe I first saw it on this thread? Anyway, it's good stuff.

well I guess I know what I’m doing tonight https://t.co/dxBDC0Zt2M

— erinspace (@erinscafe) August 28, 2018

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 02:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

Come on - Musk obviously has his faults, but I'd take him over pretty much any other celebrity CEO dickweed.

That's like being the least-bad European dictator of the '30s.

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 04:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

I know it's silly of me, but I just keep thinking, what if Musk is right about this guy? We'd never hear the end of it. He might even be right completely by coincidence. But I think the real reason it's nagging at me is because accusing someone of marrying a 12-year-old girl, and doing so based on absolutely no evidence, is so completely insane that my mind recoils at the idea.

JRN, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 05:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

IN the comments on that tweet someone points out that in the UK the libel laws mean spreading someone elses libel makes that person liable also, is that true!?

Essentially, yes. One famous case was the wife of the Yorkshire Ripper - one paper printed an allegation that she knew about the murders before he was arrested and a bunch of other papers followed up with reports spreading the claim. She successfully sued the first paper and collected something like twelve out-of-court settlements from the others iirc because they would also have lost had she taken them to court.

Contextualising it as ‘Elon Musk has made defamatory and baseless allegations against X’ is the way outlets would normally report without running as great a risk.

The jurisdiction he chooses to sue in will be interesting. It looks like it will be the US, which is arguably harder to win in but opens the way to larger punitive damages.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 05:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

But I think the real reason it's nagging at me is because accusing someone of marrying a 12-year-old girl, and doing so based on absolutely no evidence, is so completely insane that my mind recoils at the idea.

so

the diver is 63 now, and his wife reports her age as 40

Musk has it that the diver lived / travelled to elsewhere in Thailand for 30 to 40 years before moving to paedotown and marrying her, which he must have done 28 years ago, if she was 12

therefore he has been going to Thailand for sex trafficking since he was minus 5 years old


Musk should fire his lawyers and get Giuliani on the case imo

▫◌▫ (sic), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 07:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

My prediction: Bought by GM and left to simultaneously twist in the wind and rot on the vine like Saturn. All the IP is used to make electric Buicks for China.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 07:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

xpost: Musk described Unsworth as single, so presumably he's not saying that Unsworth married the woman he's with now (who he's not married to) when she was 12.

JRN, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 07:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

okay so he’s saying Musk stole someone else’s child bride, and is therefore a homewrecker as well as someone who’s been fucking 12-year-olds since before he was born

story checks out

▫◌▫ (sic), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 08:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

I have a friend who swore by a weekend Tesla driving experience, to which I responded: who the fuck cares? Luxury cars will always be luxurious. Right now I get John DeLorean vibes from Musk. Let me know when he perfects longterm energy storage and I'll be impressed. As for electric cars, companies like Toyota and VW are going to run with his ideas and make them cheaper, recognizing that the only luxury people really care is massive mileage in a low-cost car. You know, like regular cars.

This is pretty otm. I know two people with Teslas, they're undoubtedly very cool cars and its hard to drive them without getting the feeling that they're gamechangers. But I know the way the free market works - every legitimately great thing about these cars are going to get co-opted by more experienced and capable automakers in a few years, without the hefty price tag. My brother rented one for a weekend to drive to Ohio - we spent half an hour checking out all the neato features, like the big touch screen and the ability to park it with your phone and the way it detects your presence and shutters up when you're not near. Then like two hours into the trip a tire popped and it wound up costing a grand total of $1200 to get replaced. So, that's pretty much the Tesla experience.

frogbs, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 11:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

$1200! jesus

crüt, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 12:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

No, Tesla

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

o god

Will be on @JoeRogan at 9:30pm Pacific on Thursday

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 5, 2018

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

teslas are hella ugly look like an unfinished nissan, logo looks like it was drawn on a jr high desk

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

also "tesla"

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

haha right

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiK6lInU0AADnRf.jpg

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

let's do it and be legends

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

just a tiny black tshirt guy living his best life

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

I find maverick scientists like tesla + faraday quite fascinating, this numpt has just put batteries on wheels as far as I can see!

calzino, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

teslas are hella ugly look like an unfinished nissan, logo looks like it was drawn on a jr high desk

yea I never really notice one until I see the logo. which looks like an IUD. someone should really point that out to Elon.

frogbs, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

a funny thing about the tesla worship among this generation of billionaires is theyre all total edisons

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh man. totally.

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

that's perfect actually.

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol, truth bomb

sleeve, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

In the last couple of weeks I’ve seen two Teslas in the wild, which is more than I recall having seen before, and yeah, I was struck by how much they look like Nissans.

michaellambert, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

electric cars are great and mass adoption of them will absolutely drive down emissions and it's going to happen regardless of Tesla's ultimate fate in the market why because of regulations + laws in California (and other states/countries like China)

Elon Musk is a moron

these are not mutually exclusive positions

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

(xp) I don't pay enough attention to cars to tell one boring run-of-the-mill generic car from another tbh.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

the only thing I took away from elon's email is that he knows a lot about which particular neighborhoods you go to for shady stuff

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

(sus)

coetzee.cx (wins), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

haa

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

you know what would absolutely drive down emissions (and make cities more livable places for humans rather than private property that gets stored in the street): mass adoption of mass transit

literally everything this guy does from when he wakes up to when he goes to bed harms that goal

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

it drives me nuts that in every article the media is not yelling about how all his tunneling/vacuum tube schemes are blatant ploys to disrupt in process public transpo plans

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

thankfully none of those schemes are going anywhere, at least as far as I know. his CA vacuum tube proposal was laughed out of town.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

word. to the extent LA makes any progress on transit and emissions over the next couple of decades it will be in spite of this walking hair plug.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp

his CA vacuum tube proposal was not laughed out of town. it starts with a proof of concept https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/05/elon-musk-talks-proof-of-concept-tunnel-parallel-to-the-405-in-los-angeles/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

you know what would absolutely drive down emissions (and make cities more livable places for humans rather than private property that gets stored in the street): mass adoption of mass transit

I am all for mass transit, but it's not an either/or proposition. CA is both building a bullet train and investing in EV infrastructure, both are driven by state mandated GHG reductions goals.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

*takes .25 hits of acid* what if a subway for cars?

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

The company has buy-in from LA Metro, the city's public transportation provider. In a short, tweeted statement Thursday evening, LA Metro announced: "Metro leadership and CEO Phil Washington had a great meeting today with the talented staff of the @boring_company. They will coordinate with us as they move ahead with their proof of concept tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard to ensure it doesn't interfere with our Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail project. We'll be partners moving forward."

jfc LA is so stupid. Doesn't help that they have utility that doesn't give a fuck about GHG emissions.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

it is an either/or proposition if the EV business, to the extent it exists right now, is intentionally (and successfully) doing political and practical harm to harming urban mass transit efforts in southern california.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

typos, but you get my point (which, for the avoidance of doubt, is that this guy a bad)

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

cars are bad throw them all into outer space

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

everything this guy does from when he wakes up to when he goes to bed harms that goal

Tesla's customers are among the least likely to embrace public mass transportation for their own use, whether Tesla existed or not.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

LA metro is an exceedingly dysfunctional organization, but i'm not sure that has to do with LADWP

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

LADWP is just the worst, they are deliberately dragging their feet on solar storage permits as well

sleeve, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

to be absolutely clear, the issue with musk vs. mass transit is not people buying teslas, whether or not they would have otherwise taken transit ---- it's elon musk launching cockamamie faux-transit boondoggles that drain resources, energy, and attention away from projects that would actually transport large numbers of people reliably.

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

I am positive you're right about the cockamamie part. As to whether any of these boondoggles have actually drained any significant resources in their direction I am skeptical.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

I was just complaining about LADWP in general, they are a terrible utility. idk what their relationship to LA Metro is, but other utilities (and public utilities, like SMUD) are way more aggressive with figuring out how to incentivize activities, including those in the transportation sector, to reduce emissions. how that ties in specifically with mass transit can vary, but I know there are programs, that hand out cash to transit agencies to convert their fleets to electric buses or install EV charging stations in their parking lots, for example.

xxp

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

As to whether any of these boondoggles have actually drained any significant resources in their direction I am skeptical.

the LA Metro-approved thing hasn't yet, but if they start handing money to Musk then that's a different story

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

the drain is hard to measure in most cases. imo we'd have to count e.g. newspaper page space and city council meeting time devoted to considering his transit-sabotaging nonsense instead of getting down to brass tacks on schemes that would actually transport large numbers of people (and take large numbers of cars off the road) and that'd be hard to quantify. but we don't really have to delve that deep: chicago has selected his stupid company to build and operate a line to the airport! please see this article for a quick breakdown of the boondoggle.

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

It is vital that everyone keep saying cockamamie and boondoggle

coetzee.cx (wins), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

American Things.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

the main problem i have with tesla is their negative influence on mass transit. it's not just the boondoggles, or god help us actual subsidies (yet). it's that SCAG is making regional planning decisions with significant input from a car manufacturer (one that makes cars that are incrementally, not qualitatively better for the atmosphere, and are no better for the urban environment).

also, i'm realistic about the likelihood of this happening in the US, but there are places in the world where people who can afford (and actually own!) teslas also ride the bus. yes, tesla owners are not the first people you'll see on the current US mass transit system if they made it more reliable. but the reasons why mass transit does effectively serve the wealthy (and politically influential) in this country are more political than practical.

LADWP doesn't have a relationship with LA metro that i know of.

btw i feel like there's an implicit thing here that LA is a dysfunctional basket case and the rest of the united states doesn't need to worry about it, or that it's not predictive of what could happen elsewhere. 1. the socal metro is 20m people and a lot of people are moving there. 2. it's not *that* badly run. like at least they build housing.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

arglebargle also acceptable

xp

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

(one that makes cars that are incrementally, not qualitatively better for the atmosphere, and are no better for the urban environment).

see, whether or not they are better qualitatively for the atmosphere depends on where they're drawing their power from on the grid. An EV in Alameda, which is served 100% by renewable power, is definitely reducing emissions, because that's one less car burning gas. But an EV in LA, drawing power from LADWP's bizarre ass mix of out-of-state coal and natural gas and god knows what else, is actually probably *worse* than a gas-powered car.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

you probably know this

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

there is also the impact of pursuing policy that envisions a car-oriented urban environment, which A) facilitates the daily use of countless gas-powered vehicles that massively outnumber any electric cars on the road and B) is massively more carbon-intensive just on the sheer quantities of asphalt and concrete involved, even if the cars were all yanked from the road.

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp

right, LADWP is bad news, and southern california is in many ways an ecological superfund.

which makes the fact that musk concentrates his efforts here even worse!!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

So you guys are blaming Musk for bad public transportation and coal-burning power plants? You know he runs a solar company, right?

I should probably just keep my mouth shut. He is obviously a jerk with a messiah complex - I get it. But, to me, he still seems like he's trying to change the world in a good way. I don't agree with a lot of things he's done (union-busting, starting dumb-ass fights on twitter, being, by all accounts, a total jerk boss), but I'm still happy that he's making things like electric cars and solar roofing and order-of-magnitude-cheaper rocket launches happen.

DJI, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

Solar City itself was nothing more than a tax scam, maxing out customer roofs with extra panels they didn't need so the company could rake in that tax credit cash.

sleeve, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

and the roofing is a scam too, total vaporware

sleeve, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

the fact that he has spent some of his mostly accidental fortune on green tech is just him grabbing onto a trend and trying to capitalize ahead of the rest of the market incumbents. It has absolutely nothing to do with him giving a shit about other people or the world.

Paleo Weltschmerz (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah SolarCity is a disaster due to mismanagement/overextension (sound familiar?)

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

So you guys are blaming Musk for bad public transportation and coal-burning power plants?

i guess i'm blaming capitalism for creating incentives to make a shitty situation worse.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

I predict there will be a zipline from the top of the Sears Tower to Midway before there is a $25 hyperloop from the city to O'Hare.

All this dummy does is talk about hypothetical tunnels and tunneling.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tunnels not his strong point. And mini submarines.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

we are trapped inside Cars 2

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

Lightning McQueen is on fire, and there's no driver at the wheel

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

the pistachio ice cream was wasabi paste and we ate it up

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

and the roofing is a scam too, total vaporware

― sleeve, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 2:05 PM (fifty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yuup does not actually exist, wed all be better off if the tech media only covered irl products not press releases

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

e.g. just today. pretty generous of the press to call this a "production vehicle".

this is literally an empty body shell. there's not even a working prototype of this thing yet and people are sharing spec sheets https://t.co/o3NLCPPdR8

— Michael T Sweeney (@mtsw) September 5, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

lmfao

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

we are trapped inside Cars 2

― for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, September 5, 2018 11:31 AM (forty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Lightning McQueen is on fire, and there's no driver at the wheel

― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, September 5, 2018 11:34 AM (thirty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

really great 1-2 here

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

windshield sunglasses area: 10,000 sq. inches

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

my 6 year old cousin has this cool toy where you launch cars through a loop-de-loop and into a garage and all the cars look exactly like that

frogbs, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

hey man, as long as it's a loop.

how's life, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

relatedly

Pleased my headline/image combo got through pic.twitter.com/T654peazLk

— christhebarker (@christhebarker) September 4, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

epic burn

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

scream that headline while holding a thin slice of whole foods deli ham up to the store lights imo

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

it drives me nuts that in every article the media is not yelling about how all his tunneling/vacuum tube schemes are blatant ploys to disrupt in process public transpo plans

― sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, September 5, 2018 1:14 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

100%

Elon Musk's snake oil being sold so well is an indictment of tech journalism's inability to go beyond 'woah gadgets' and engage with the real world. Not that the real world did better, I remember he was on the Late Show with Colbert's and he talked about nuking the poles of Mars to make it habitable and people were like 'woooh genius' and no one dared asked if it made any sense.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

'the boring company' is a good name, gotta give him that

mookieproof, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don’t gotta do shit!

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

Even that's not original, lots of companies involved in boring are called some variation on Boring Company. My town used to have the Paisley Boring & Grinding Co - which used to amuse us greatly.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 21:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

my fave company ever was British Bacon Supplies. They used to have a very old fashioned, generic blue letters on white ad hoarding at the football ground for over a decade. Lots of people used to wonder if they actually existed and would stare at it and mediate on carcinogenic processed meat during dull L1 matches. I nearly shit a kilogram of streaky bacon when I started at a new electrical contractors, and their yard was right next to the by now massively legendary British Bacon Supplies building.

calzino, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 21:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

Crosspost to Real England

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 21:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

it probably actually belongs on a neo-fascist thread!

calzino, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 21:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/6n6Z4VG.jpg

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 21:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

fuck

crüt, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 21:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

as a child, I loved bacon. As an adult, my stance is that bacon is kind of bad.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 21:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

tastes pretty good, smells amazing cooking IMHO

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 21:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

you know what's even better than bacon, though

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 22:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

kfc double downing on your libel

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 22:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

(xp) Yes, black pudding.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 22:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

Software update issue with the Model S today. Car is immobile at the moment.

Tesla tech support and roadside assistance have been very helpful - we’re hoping to avoid the tow by forcing a new update to the car. pic.twitter.com/DSverfOkGE

— Ryan Negri (@RyanNegri) September 5, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 6 September 2018 03:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va0RzNKmbLk

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 6 September 2018 03:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

tesla bringing whole new meanings to the shopworn phrase "car crash"

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 6 September 2018 03:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

ayy lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 6 September 2018 03:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

he's doing a radio interview right now where he claims "I didn't see any other ideas for improving the traffic [in LA]."

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 7 September 2018 04:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

Like these mysterious things called trains, trams and light rail?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 7 September 2018 05:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

pic.twitter.com/StiHKiuMtG

— Watergate Speedrun - 0.5X A Presses (Commentated) (@surfbordt) September 7, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 7 September 2018 05:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

Live now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycPr5-27vSI

flappy bird, Friday, 7 September 2018 06:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

Lmao at every second of this

Post Alone (latebloomer), Friday, 7 September 2018 08:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

#420 #blazeit #muskonskunk

Elon Musk’s campaign to persuade investors he is out of his mind continued late Thursday night when he took a hit off a joint during a live podcast https://t.co/IxdUYK4HGn

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 7, 2018

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 September 2018 12:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

Pre-market shares down 5%.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Friday, 7 September 2018 12:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

moaning that you work so hard you never see your kids then hanging out with joe rogan for 3 hours

devvvine, Friday, 7 September 2018 13:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

god can you imagine spending time with five little elon musks? i'd be choosing to get high af with joe rogan too, it's maybe the best decision musk has made in months

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 September 2018 13:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh god, there's such a specific awkwardness to this

devvvine, Friday, 7 September 2018 13:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

not enough abt elon's impressively evil dad in this thread

mark s, Friday, 7 September 2018 13:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh i suppose you think he's evil just because he was an apartheid-era south african property magnate who dabbled in the diamond industry and, at 72, fathered a child with his 30-year-old stepdaughter, do you

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 September 2018 13:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

who's the real sick man in this so called society

devvvine, Friday, 7 September 2018 13:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

BREAKING: *TESLA SHARES EXTEND LOSSES TO FALL 10%; BIGGEST LOSS IN 2 YEARS https://t.co/lTUIJkAgWZ

— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) September 7, 2018

https://i.imgur.com/4xMgwkD.png

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 7 September 2018 13:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

blessed thread

works with anything pic.twitter.com/IYNk7uQS5z

— meth lab for cutie (@AliceAvizandum) September 7, 2018

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 September 2018 13:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

I've got a good friend who isn't allowed to invest in Tesla who nonetheless was going on and on about visionary this and steve jobs and amazon that and tesla's going to be a 25000 stock and the future and whatever. It all made me wish even more for this whole endeavor to fail just for me to be able to tease him for drinking the electric kool aid.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 September 2018 13:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

lmfao u have to inhale it genius

Musk subsequently said that he rarely smokes weed and it doesn’t affect him much. It is certainly the case that he sounded just as high before he smoked as he does now. pic.twitter.com/fWEoYu0OCZ

— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) September 7, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 7 September 2018 14:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

wait was he wearing an occupy shirt lmao

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 September 2018 14:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

“Occupy Mars”

flappy bird, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

He can have it.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

he can take joe rogan while he's at it

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 September 2018 14:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

if this culminates in Elon Musk dying alone on Mars it will all be worth it

crüt, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

i'll say one thing for this guy, his hair plugs look great

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 September 2018 14:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

Impressive that, while this sort of stunt would make many plutocrats seem more likable, it does nothing for Musk.

mick signals, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

Elon Musk's new revolutionary, radical hyper loop hair plug technology.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

it's gonna take more than puffing on granny's glaucoma medicine to turn this ship around

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 September 2018 14:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

http://imgur.com/tTlrXljl.png

mick signals, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmfGx94WsAUqgBg.jpg

guys what if the hyperloop is just

like

one giant bong

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmfGx-AW4AIN4xK.jpg

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 September 2018 15:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

Elsewhere, Tesla’s chief accounting officer is quitting after a month on the job, which is fine, it’s fine, don’t worry about it, it’s totally normal and fine:

Dave stated: “Since I joined Tesla on August 6th, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations. As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future. I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission, and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Tesla’s leadership or its financial reporting.”

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 7 September 2018 15:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmgCtqlWwAAibeT.jpg:small

mookieproof, Friday, 7 September 2018 15:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

He looks like some disgruntled shock jock.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 September 2018 15:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

He's right about the Guardian at least.

Scottish Country Tweerking (Tom D.), Friday, 7 September 2018 15:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

that pic of him toking is gonna be a very good meme

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 September 2018 16:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

agreed, curious as to what karl could do with it (this isn't a formal request karl)

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 7 September 2018 16:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh, i've already been working on it

i'm doing some really lazy though

Karl Malone, Friday, 7 September 2018 16:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

perhaps there is some reason he WANTS the stock to tank

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Friday, 7 September 2018 18:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

A brewster's bilions situation

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 7 September 2018 18:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

Maybe so that he can build a hyper loop tunnel to rescue it?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 September 2018 18:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

he's not gonna be able to get it to 420 but 69 is still in play

frogbs, Friday, 7 September 2018 18:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

looooooool

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 7 September 2018 19:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

so is $4.20

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 7 September 2018 19:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

didnt he want to buy the company and make it private? I am uneducated on such things but it seems like if you want to buy somethign its good to make the price be low some how

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Friday, 7 September 2018 19:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

there maybe be some legalities there

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 7 September 2018 19:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

He's going to hyper loop out of there so fast the feds will never catch him. Though it might raise some red flags when he suggests a tunnel from Palo Alto to Fiji.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 September 2018 19:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

Apple buys Elon and saves him

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tesla Stan’s watched a completely diffferent interview to everyone else.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/09/07/elon-on-joe-rogan-a-tesla-is-not-really-a-car-its-actually-a-thing-to-maximize-enjoyment/

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah I caught a bit of the live broadcast last night when he was talking about that, “maximizing enjoyment.” He says there’s an Easter egg in the Teslas that makes them play music and “dance.” Fucking moronic, just make a good car christ.

flappy bird, Friday, 7 September 2018 21:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

I mean he's kind of got a point, people aren't buying Teslas because they wanna get to point A to point B

frogbs, Friday, 7 September 2018 21:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

Maybe not now, but he’s talking about a future where most ppl drive electric cars (and preferably Teslas). He went into the whole tunnel idea and everything. He realizes that they won’t be a super luxury item forever.

flappy bird, Friday, 7 September 2018 21:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

By the way, dude has the most fucked up robotic Wiseauian laugh. “HAH-HAH-HAH.” that’s when I tuned out

flappy bird, Friday, 7 September 2018 21:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

I missed the blunt smoking last night. Why is that the big thing the media is running with? Marijuana is legal in California.

flappy bird, Friday, 7 September 2018 21:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

It may be legal, but turning up to work high is probably not the best idea for he CEO of a multi-billion dollar company whose judgement and leadership style is already severely questionable.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 7 September 2018 21:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah it's not exactly gonna reassure the stockholders who have had a rough week already

sleeve, Friday, 7 September 2018 21:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

shareholders? IDGAF

sleeve, Friday, 7 September 2018 21:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

how much has the US government given this guy and what have we gotten in return exactly

frogbs, Friday, 7 September 2018 21:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

$4.9 billion as of 2015, but hey we've had some good laughs

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-musk-subsidies-20150531-story.html

sleeve, Friday, 7 September 2018 22:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

he said weed didnt affect him then he didnt inhale lmfbo he doesnt know how to smoke thats some shit a 12 y/o wld do

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 7 September 2018 22:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

instead of a partial vacuum underground, sounds like he needs a partial vacuum in HIS LUNGS... to get high

brownie, Friday, 7 September 2018 22:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

otm

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 7 September 2018 22:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

but don't all these guys brag about microdosing LSD at work? and then go to Burning Man and macrodose??

flappy bird, Friday, 7 September 2018 22:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

he has to have security clearance in order for spacex to maintain its relationship with the USAF etc.

New – Statement from the @usairforce to @CNBC on the branch looking into Elon Musk's pot smoking:

"We will need time to determine the facts and the appropriate process to handle the situation." https://t.co/57cjiE6tJo

— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) September 7, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 7 September 2018 23:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

yesterday was such a failure that i ended up working on a dumb morph for an hour before realizing there was video footage of him smoking it, and i didn't have to recreate what it would have looked like based upon two still images posted on a thread. so here is an alternative look at what that scene might have looked like in a world that isn't our own

https://i.imgur.com/veEwo1i.gif

Karl Malone, Saturday, 8 September 2018 16:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol that's so much better and deserves to become the standard meme underlay for use of this incident imho

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 8 September 2018 16:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

you mighty morphing musk imager

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 8 September 2018 16:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

actually, wait a second, i legit fixed it. hold on

Karl Malone, Saturday, 8 September 2018 16:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

That thing his thumb done is incredible! Bravo!

Frederik B, Saturday, 8 September 2018 17:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

thanks!

adding a slight zoom helps things a bit, i think

https://i.imgur.com/GaOhhwm.gif

then there's this smiling version which is kind of idiotic but fun

https://i.imgur.com/ZUXBsCS.gif

Karl Malone, Saturday, 8 September 2018 17:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

the first one with the zoom is incredible

the late great, Saturday, 8 September 2018 17:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

yes, thank you for your service

sleeve, Saturday, 8 September 2018 17:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah, i think that's my fave as well. it really captures his spirit

Karl Malone, Saturday, 8 September 2018 17:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

a new high for KM

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 8 September 2018 17:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

thread delivers

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 8 September 2018 17:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

In ultra progressive California you can smoke weed but there’s no indoor smoking ban in workplaces?

the article don, Saturday, 8 September 2018 17:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

karl u are a hero

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 8 September 2018 20:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah! All three of these are incredible.

Frederik B, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

I'm high AF right now and just stumbled on those morphs above and jesus christ

akm, Sunday, 9 September 2018 02:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol
You all should just download a morphing program. They’re easy to use. You’ll be morphing all night!

Karl Malone, Sunday, 9 September 2018 02:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

it's like, his smile is a puff of smoke that he pulllllls out of his face, taffy-like

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 9 September 2018 03:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

The interview itself is really good! Rogan is a dope but EM goes into trance mode when asked about the future

calstars, Sunday, 9 September 2018 03:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

Dudes just listen to the Audio. The visual is frankly unnecessary

calstars, Sunday, 9 September 2018 03:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

is A.I. actually a serious threat or does he just love the drama?

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 9 September 2018 03:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

i'd literally rather die than use his neuralink software and merge my brain with a machine. not that i think his software will actually work. the interview annoyed me but maybe i just hate the future.

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 9 September 2018 03:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

xpost
all of these people seem to think so, but every single of them are dumb and wrong, according to most people i talk to

https://futureoflife.org/ai-open-letter/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Letter_on_Artificial_Intelligence

Karl Malone, Sunday, 9 September 2018 03:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

*puffs*

calstars, Sunday, 9 September 2018 04:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

every single of them, you heard it here

Karl Malone, Sunday, 9 September 2018 04:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah I mean I'm not a scientist but what he said about tunnels was convincing.

A+ work Karl let's make that shit go viral

flappy bird, Sunday, 9 September 2018 04:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

i posted it on imgur and it received a negative score, i posted it on reddit and 40% of the thread downvoted it. i have learned enough to know that the rest of the internet is not ilx, but i have not learned enough to stop trying

Karl Malone, Sunday, 9 September 2018 05:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

twitter

flappy bird, Sunday, 9 September 2018 05:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

Wow I really hope this dingus loses his security clearance

faculty w1fe (silby), Sunday, 9 September 2018 05:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

bit harsh on karl just for getting downvotes tbh

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 9 September 2018 07:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

Those images have been giving me life in the last couple of days. Best meme since Croatian fascist takes cyanide at his trial. We'll done Elon (and KM!)

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 9 September 2018 11:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

HACKERS CAN STEAL A TESLA MODEL S IN SECONDS BY CLONING ITS KEY FOB https://www.wired.com/story/hackers-steal-tesla-model-s-seconds-key-fob

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 10 September 2018 18:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

Telsa announces the creation in real life of KITT

(Knight Industries Two Thousand)

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Monday, 10 September 2018 18:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

is he fired yet

faculty w1fe (silby), Monday, 10 September 2018 19:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

ive fired him effective immediately

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 10 September 2018 19:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

He will fire himself but after a long discussion with himself, come crawling back to himself and beg for his job back

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Monday, 10 September 2018 19:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yes, I wonder if he will go on a killing spree. Yes, I track his flights. Yes, I have spoken to some of his overnight friends. Yes, he was out of control at Burning Man. Yes, you should ask @AZEALIABANKSNYC for a quote. Buy some soap first though.

— Enty (@entylawyer) September 10, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 10 September 2018 20:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

enty admitted to fabricating his stories, I'd believe Elon over him

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 10 September 2018 20:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

well, s/admitted/was proven to have, but nevertheless

https://nypost.com/2012/04/01/how-crazy-days-and-nights-fooled-hollywood/

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 10 September 2018 20:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

he had some good stories too tho before ~the msm~

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

ELon once ate with Max Tegmark, that crazy Swede! that must have been one funky night

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

a have a friend that listened to the whole interview and is now bemoaning that the "so-called news" is only talking about him smoking a blunt and not all his musings on robotics and AI and giant tunnels and all the other things he is constantly and publicly talking about

frogbs, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

he's not exactly a modern day tesla more like the Bill Gates of electric cars

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

he's clive sinclair without the common decency to even produce a zx spectrum

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

and clive sinlcair was man enough to embrace his baldness

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

shakey is there a thread where we talk about this?

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/8/31/17799094/california-100-percent-clean-energy-target-brown-de-leon

(also i want de leon to run for LA mayor when he loses to feinstein)

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Energy Thread

probably best one

sleeve, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

sometimes I wonder if the electricity used to power electric cars is dirty anyway what is the clean ness there

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

a have a friend that listened to the whole interview and is now bemoaning that the "so-called news" is only talking about him smoking a blunt and not all his musings on robotics and AI and giant tunnels and all the other things he is constantly and publicly talking about

― frogbs, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:08 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The first 100+ comments on the YouTube video itself are basically this. He's not a total idiot, but fuck he's got so many red flags and a clear propensity for childish distractions. What he said about AI and robotics was nothing new.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't understand how people accept that the technology necessary to simulate their human experience many times over is a given or that it would only not happen if the world abruptly ended in the near future.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

step 1 of his simulation theory fun -- imagine any rate of improvement in computing power, gaming, etc., already seems so naive. why would you assume this shit won't roll off? but maybe I'm missing something.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

and he describes the neuralink stuff as solving a bandwidth issue at the link between your mind's queries and the internet. but it seems like the speed at which my dumb brain can generate these queries will remain as a serious bottleneck? neuralink will disrupt mavis beacon typing instruction software!

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

he's not exactly a modern day tesla more like the Bill Gates of electric cars

― Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:12 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

bill gates was a business genius, musk seems like more of a startup guy + good at media

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

gates obvs more technical than musk too

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

'gates' also a more technical term than 'musk'

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

otm

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

BREAKING: Tesla's VP of Worldwide Finance, Justin McAnear, is leaving the company https://t.co/TGNPdho6Ha pic.twitter.com/jXw7oyHUYb

— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) September 12, 2018


Tesla's biggest institutional investor says Elon Musk needs psychological helphttps://t.co/lMV9gmgjhL

— Adam Pasick (@Adampasick) September 12, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

things are going great!!!!

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

I would have Musk pegged as a Timbuk 3 fan, their hit does seem to represent his outlook on the world

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://i.redd.it/hjo6ykhn0tl11.jpg

does this mean what I think it does

frogbs, Thursday, 13 September 2018 17:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

Wait, so Teslas are usually being ... throttled?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

ha, exactly

sleeve, Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

its like that thing they do with video games now where all the content is on the disc but you have to pay an extra $15 to unlock some of it

frogbs, Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

'throttling' applies to changing or limiting a rate and not to changing or limiting capacity

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

tesla: the ea of car manufacturers

🧛🏻‍♂️ F A T 🧛🏻‍♂️ D R A C U L A 🧛🏻‍♂️ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't know. there could be warrantied maintenance implications tied to the amount you're allowed to discharge the battery.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp fitting tbh. he said in the Rogan interview that they've just installed an Atari emulator in the latest Tesla. god this guy is so LAME

flappy bird, Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp that's a good point, they could just be suspending the warranty for charge/discharge greater than the maximum in the specs

sleeve, Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

"warranty penalty", sorry

sleeve, Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

another thing: 'throttling' was really only an issue in that it would favor large internet businesses over the smaller guys with less money. There's always been throttling of internet speeds for the customer based on what that customer would pay.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

GET OFF THE GANJA ELON!!YOU WRECKIN YOR MIND

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

just gonna FP your garbage posts from now on, knock it off

sleeve, Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

what is FP

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

and I also don't see a problem with charging someone to unlock content that's already on the disc. The game company had to invest some resources to make the non-essential content, and they need to figure out a way to make money on that investment. Otherwise there'd just be less content. You can argue that greed makes them lock more content than they should, but the very idea of not having access to all of the content on a blu-ray you purchased isn't so outrageous. Obviously, it'd be outrageous if you had to buy the additional content to make your original base purchase worthwhile at all. But usually the consumer outrage is based on just wanting everything.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh "flag post" - jeez osrry dude! didn't realize you were taking offinese here :(

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

'throttling' applies to changing or limiting a rate and not to changing or limiting capacity

― for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:41 PM (fifty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yes but "free supercharging" -- does this also mean they throttle the speed of electricity transfer? what is this insane world

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

supercharging is just what happens when you charge at one of those tesla-specific charging stations instead of via a normal outlet. It is faster, but it's faster because the charging hardware is different.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

so I think they're just saying you get free electricity at their charging stations, which are always faster charging than an outlet

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

so it's like that other kind of dlc where you pay $5 for the cheat codes

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

no, it's not. it's a real hardware difference.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

but you pay for it, right? and it lets you access a better power-up than you would have if you did not pay?

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

it's not a power up. the car needs electrical energy to run. you need to pull that energy out of the grid somehow. and there are real limitations to what you can conceivably do at most homes. Tesla has "supercharging" stations in public places where you can pay to charge with the larger, more expensive hardware that is required without needing to buy, permit, and install your own.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

What about the additional battery capacity component?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't know. there could be warrantied maintenance implications tied to the amount you're allowed to discharge the battery.

― for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:44 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

xp that's a good point, they could just be suspending the warranty for charge/discharge greater than the maximum in the specs

― sleeve, Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:50 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

"warranty penalty", sorry

― sleeve, Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:50 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I don't know for sure, but it isn't a given that it's based entirely in arbitrary greed.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

they might have qual and/or failure analysis data that suggests allowing X deeper discharge will cost them Y in warranty repairs. So they could just be covering the calculated cost of this. ant this is also probably about marketing on some level. some other big player could have similar batteries, but claim better engineering based on that one spec (while taking the higher failure rate hit). By having a higher the option at a higher cost, they can win or compete in spec battles while also discouraging widespread adoption of something that will cause more failures and ultimately be a bit more wasteful.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

What about the additional battery capacity component?

― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 September 2018 6:27 AM (nineteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Could mean one or other if these

Tesla’s come in a variety of different battery capacity options, think fuel tank sizes. The actual battery’s (cells) aren’t that expensive so somewhere along the way they just started shipping out cars with the full pack, because standardised manufacturing it cheaper, but the customer only gets what they pay for. Tesla can Flick a switch and can upgrade your car.

Alternatively they are extending the depth of discharge. Typically if you want a long lived lithium ion battery you want to use the middle of the charging range, typically not using he top 5% and bottom 10-20%. It’s not that bad to go out of that range a few times so an easy win for tesla to enable this. A few cars will end up not being able to start next day and it may cost a battery pack if a car sits and the bottom of the state of charge range.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

it's not a power up. the car needs electrical energy to run. you need to pull that energy out of the grid somehow. and there are real limitations to what you can conceivably do at most homes. Tesla has "supercharging" stations in public places where you can pay to charge with the larger, more expensive hardware that is required without needing to buy, permit, and install your own.

― for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:26 PM (twelve minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I... I'm comparing it to video game cheat codes. I know how real life works.

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

you compared two things, I think, to justify reaching a similar conclusion about the two things. I was pointing how the comparison wasn't good, and you shouldn't reach the same conclusion.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

i.e. supercharging, unlike a benefit from a game code, is not built into the already owned hardware. it requires additional hardware.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

goddamn my guy the only conclusion i was trying to reach was a good goof based on a good goof upthread

plus if it were a video game the superchargers would be built into the game's code obviously and access would only be available via dlc unlock but that's beside the point

the point is, tesla is for cardorks with money and i have neither means nor a drivers license so i will take every opportunity to clown this company named after a famous misogynist mustache boy genius

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

The difference in different Tesla levels is the software that unlocks performance - they don't have different motors or anything. If you buy the 70 you get X performance vs the 85 or the whatever number comes next.
It's like all Dodges coming with the Hellcat motor and they just restrict it to 4 cylinders all the time if you buy the base level.

Owners know that going in, though, TBF.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

Even the battery performance is DLC:
https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cuts-price-model-s-60-75-kwh-battery-upgrade-2000/

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

feels like we're talking about two separate things here

the supercharging thing, I think the idea is that you have to pay some amount of $$$ to supercharge the car at one of those little Tesla charging stations. turning that from a paid to a free service is no big deal since I assume Tesla fronts the cost of that power

the battery thing is something else, what I'm gathering here is that all the models have the 75 kWH battery, but if you didn't get the "upgrade" package then only 60 kWH of this is "unlocked", and the rest can be activated at a whim from Tesla HQ

like Ed said there may be some reasoning behind this. correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a car with a "13 gallon tank" actually more like 13.5 for this very reason? that said it still feels ultra shady and I'm not exactly giving these guys the benefit of the doubt right now

frogbs, Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

Next step: a micro-transaction every time you use your blinkers (the bougie pigs who drive Teslas won't have to worry about this)

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

we are talking about two separate things here but they're both included in that Tesla message - they're temporarily unlocking the battery upgrade and giving you free 'gas'

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

actually I guess that is bogus b/c if they're trying to "protect" the battery on the 60 kWH models then they aren't doing it on the 75 kWH ones

given the quality of their software I wonder how long until some kid figures out how to root the thing and just unlock the max performance/battery mode. for example with the Nintendo Wii someone figured out real quickly how to get all the Virtual Console games for free and I knew people who would charge $20 to do it for you

frogbs, Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

The supercharging limit is mentioned in the firmware revelations twitter thread linked above that maybe only I read.

pic.twitter.com/jCw9KkynSo

— ato̧̕m̀͡i̴̷̛c̨͝t͝҉͡h̷҉u̵̶m͜͞b͏͝s̀́ (@atomicthumbs) August 24, 2018

mick signals, Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

goddamn my guy the only conclusion i was trying to reach was a good goof based on a good goof upthread

plus if it were a video game the superchargers would be built into the game's code obviously and access would only be available via dlc unlock but that's beside the point

the point is, tesla is for cardorks with money and i have neither means nor a drivers license so i will take every opportunity to clown this company named after a famous misogynist mustache boy genius

― vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:22 PM (seventeen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this thread already has some great stuff in it. the 'good goofs' just make the thread feel too decadent overall. can a mod please lock the 'good goofs' behind a paywall? noticed some 'good goofs' over on the US politics thread as well, if you're not too busy.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

eh, I am being a dick. and I get why the politics threads are the way they are. I just wonder if we can't clown elon more coherently. maybe focus on the way he hurts the environment instead of stoking misguided consumer outrage that only harms rich tesla owners, anyway. too much ilx today. bye \Morbs

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 22:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

Do not tell me to focus. I will never focus. ilxor dot com. i live for this

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Thursday, 13 September 2018 22:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

Semper Post, Will M!

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 13 September 2018 23:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

Who he?

― Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Thursday, November 1, 2012 3:40 AM

Simpler times...

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 13 September 2018 23:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/8bbfo2/all_it_takes_to_total_a_100000_car_is_a_little/

jfc

so, long story short, a Tesla gets into a minor fender bender, owner finds out that it's not just structural damage but part of the chassis made by aluminum. Tesla does not sell a replacement part, meaning the car is effectively totaled. just lol @ this dumb company

frogbs, Monday, 17 September 2018 18:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

NEW: A British diver who was part of the Thailand cave rescue is officially suing Elon Musk for calling him a pedophile https://t.co/tMEcoCPdWO

— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 17, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 17 September 2018 18:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

This is the final paragraph in the section titled: "Musk's False and Defamatory Accusations" pic.twitter.com/seTVWG4C8i

— kadhim (^ー^)ノ (@kadhimshubber) September 17, 2018

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 17 September 2018 18:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

Who he?

― Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Thursday, November 1, 2012 3:40 AM

Simpler times...

― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 13 September 2018 23:13 (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Indeed, kinda weird to see that every time I open this thread.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Monday, 17 September 2018 18:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

"i fucking hope he sues me"

"notice he hasnt sued me yet"

gets sued

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 17 September 2018 19:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol yes

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 17 September 2018 19:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

So he's sueing him for £57,000?!?!? WTF?

Zach Same (Tom D.), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

is there some kind of SpaceX press conference going on? part of my FB feed is drooling all over the guy again :(

sleeve, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

a plane full of billionaires exploding will truly be one of the greatest stories ever told

SpaceX says Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be first private passenger on a solo rocket trip around the moon. https://t.co/hI4IPMXGeI

— The Associated Press (@AP) September 18, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/gylpqoC.png

crüt, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

pedo guy shouldda stupped up. £57,000?!?!?

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

~musk reads

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

is this one of those situations where you sue for costs and the judge adds punitive damages?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 03:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

muskreads.jpg

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 03:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

Hate to say The Simpsons did it first, but this whole thing makes me think of
"The letter in Krusty's pocket states that a rocket (codenamed Exodus) is being populated with humanity's "best and brightest", and will be launched in order to preserve human civilization on Mars."

StanM, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

(the rocket to the moon thing, obv)

StanM, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

omg trayce

crüt, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp except we all end up on the rocket with Pauly Shore, Rosie O'Donnell, Newt Gingrich etc.

Neil S, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

god i would pay so much money to see newt gingrich die on the moon

🧛🏻‍♂️ F A T 🧛🏻‍♂️ D R A C U L A 🧛🏻‍♂️ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

he would pop nicely

Neil S, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

DOJ seems like a bigger deal than SEC?

BREAKING: Bloomberg News has learned Tesla is under investigation by the DOJ over public statements made by the company and CEO Elon Musk last month on taking Tesla private, according to two people familiar with the matter.

— David Meyers (@davidfmeyers) September 18, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

def

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

has anyone seen Grimes in the last few weeks

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

On the moon already?

Zach Same (Tom D.), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

dead from shame iirc

🧛🏻‍♂️ F A T 🧛🏻‍♂️ D R A C U L A 🧛🏻‍♂️ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

Buried on the moon.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

For real though I can't remember where I saw it but it was some insanely detailed conspiracy theory that Elon is holding Grimes hostage or has already killed her or something. This is based solely on her absence from social media, which tbh is a bit strange, since she's become a public figure she's never taken a break from communicating with fans for this long. but good fuck that doesn't mean she's dead

flappy bird, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

or does it

🧛🏻‍♂️ F A T 🧛🏻‍♂️ D R A C U L A 🧛🏻‍♂️ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

it only took about 3 weeks to make a functional Melania clone

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

in that he's wooden and unconvincing, yes

Neil S, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

omg trayce
lol i’m glad someone got it.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

http://livingstingy.blogspot.com/2018/09/threshold-of-pain-theory-and-tesla.html

Kind of funny really how the whole appeal of Tesla is "electric car!" but electric cars have been around since 1890

https://www.energy.gov/articles/history-electric-car

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh is that the whole appeal

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 20 September 2018 17:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

well, also the sexiness

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 20 September 2018 19:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

Nothing sexier than a wood-burning car:

https://assets.goodstatic.com/s3/magazine/assets/557703/original/18n4xo91e8q35jpg.jpg

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 21 September 2018 00:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

nothing sexier than a cruck!

| (Latham Green), Friday, 21 September 2018 15:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

latham green i think you are elon musk

mark s, Friday, 21 September 2018 16:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

all signs point to it

mark s, Friday, 21 September 2018 16:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

the ute is on fire

Dan I., Friday, 21 September 2018 19:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

He's only a simlation

| (Latham Green), Friday, 21 September 2018 19:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Back when I got to Melbourne, and before I started working with Mr Musks products, someone tried to convince me to join a startup dedicated to reviving the tech behind this 1963 steam powered ford falcon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJq2Hc_mXFI

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

i am just saying (me yesterday, bloomberg today) pic.twitter.com/iH9tmjqg43

— Matt Levine (@matt_levine) September 27, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

a further response to the "but he makes solar panels!" defense offered upthread:

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/yelp-reviews-teslas-residential-solar-business-and-its-not-pretty

sleeve, Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

woww

MORE: SEC seeks to bar Musk as officer or director of a public company pic.twitter.com/rkZBtcgEdV

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 27, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

hahahaha

this guy can't crash and burn fast enough

Οὖτις, Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

A banker friend of mine was going hard for this guy a few weeks ago. I told him I thought he was the next DeLorean. So when they get around to rebooting Back to the Future ...

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

hell have more time to extremely publicly dedicate himself to being as cool as joe rogan

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DoIKkauWkAAGj-L.jpg

mookieproof, Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

p funny tbh

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45672813 I have no idea what any of this means...

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

I think it means that we have actual cosmic proof of LSD use revealing our true self.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 28 September 2018 00:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

hell prob be happier as a podcast host anyway

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 28 September 2018 02:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

is it against the law to be zany and carefree?

rip van wanko, Friday, 28 September 2018 03:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

if your company is on the stock market, yes, it is.

StanM, Friday, 28 September 2018 03:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

grimes should just release her new album as an exhibit in the discovery phase of Musk's trial.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 28 September 2018 09:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

"your honor, i enter exhibit 16 into the record, this earworm with witchhouse production under a buoyant pop melody, 'IPO'"

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 28 September 2018 09:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

lmao assuming Grimes is still alive

frogbs, Friday, 28 September 2018 12:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

clown is goin down

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 29 September 2018 22:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45696150

Visibly Over 25 (snoball), Saturday, 29 September 2018 22:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

$40million for a tweet, fair enough but who got even half as busted for anything leading up to the great crash?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 29 September 2018 22:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

he remains as CEO

sleeve, Saturday, 29 September 2018 22:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

the only bad publicity is bankrupcty

| (Latham Green), Monday, 1 October 2018 18:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

well get there

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 1 October 2018 18:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

lol matt levine

Musk will purchase $20 million worth of the company’s stock in the next trading opportunity, according to a person familiar with his plans. He’s Tesla’s largest shareholder, with a 20 percent stake.

Musk is paying the SEC a $20 million fine. Tesla is also paying the SEC a $20 million fine. Is what is happening here that Musk feels responsible for Tesla’s $20 million fine, so he’s making it up to Tesla by buying some stock? But he’s not buying it from Tesla? He’s just going out into the stock market and buying some Tesla stock? Does he … think that … if he does that … Tesla gets the money? I feel like the implied message here is “Elon Musk doesn’t really ‘get’ corporate finance, so cut him some slack for tweeting weird stuff about ‘going private.’”

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 1 October 2018 22:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

Is it all a cunning plan? Act weird and stupid to devalue stock, buy an extra bunch when price is low, then act smart for a while so value rises... bingo, jackpot!

(nb. I don't 'get' corporate finance.)

brain (krakow), Monday, 1 October 2018 23:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

I would be very amused if the SEC came back and did him for insider trading.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 01:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

It was all tweeting while intoxicated - twitter shoudl have a bulit i nsensor for alcohol and stop you from drunk tweeting

| (Latham Green), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 16:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

stupidest timeline klaxon:

TIL (via @inthesedeserts and the latest @trashfuturepod ep) that Elon Musk made his first million by selling his Korn fansite to Korn's then manager, because he discovered that the bassist was ripping off the bass riff from Seinfeld https://t.co/FI7xkjDLHa

— hussein kesvani (@HKesvani) October 3, 2018

mark s, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

holy fs

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

lmao

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

possibly fake news tbf but I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE

mark s, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

selling a korn fansite with sweet bass tabs for a million dollars is maybe the most dotcom boom era thing i have ever heard in my entire life

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

it has to be real, it's on me.me

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

its real everyone knows

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

that's what i heard

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

nothing is true, everything is permitted

especially elon musk's extremely real korn bass tabs site

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

ELON MUSK IS TRYING TO MAKE A POINT. THEY CAN'T BREAK HIS CODE OF ENERGY. THAT IS WHAT HE'S TALKIN'ABOUT.

... no, hold on, that was Papa Roach not Korn.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 16:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

I've never been to me.me

brownie, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 16:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 17:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

meATme.com is my email address if u have elon musp tips plz send them full confidentiality provided

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 17:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

It was all tweeting while intoxicated - twitter shoudl have a bulit i nsensor for alcohol and stop you from drunk tweeting

― | (Latham Green)

dub pilates (rushomancy), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 23:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

everyone shd be fined $20m every time they tweet

ps support my gofundme i have to raise $830 billion

mark s, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

Musk has started mocking the US securities and exchange commission (days after he was fined millions by them) and not even the die hard supporters are on board for this spiral into defiance pic.twitter.com/rjR3Jy0mjd

— Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0) October 4, 2018

Number None, Thursday, 4 October 2018 22:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

trying to imagine being the kind of person who loves a company so much they shove their "life savings" into a single stock

upsetting!

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 4 October 2018 22:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

Of course this is the first response:

The stock was at the exact same price 5 days ago. It’s unstable because of shorts and constant manipulation campaigns. That said, buy in the dip because taunts or not, TSLA will still be a trillion valuation in 11 years according to analysts.

— uɐpʇou@ ✸ (@notdan) October 4, 2018

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 4 October 2018 22:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

I do love how these flamethrower-totin' free-marketeers get all in a huff about the existence of short positions

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 4 October 2018 22:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

according to analysts, don't buy futures or options with your life savings

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 4 October 2018 23:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DppvLxUWkAgTXsX.jpg:small

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

holy shit bruce wayne is real?????

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

Tony Stark does not care about solving important problems wtf

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

if you don’t think defeating ultron is an important problem i dunno what to tell you buddy

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuG2AVFB-g0

Number None, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

my tweets are way worse than elon musk's but do i ever come under attack? no i do not, it's a rich man's world yes it is yes it is

mark s, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

ultron was a problem of his own making iirc? so that's more like just cleaning up after yourself

xp

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

if i accidentally set my curtains on fire, stopping my house from burning down is still an important problem no matter the source of the flames

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

some would say the most urgent problem facing us today

mark s, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

thisisfine.jpg

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

that doesn't make you a hero, it makes you an idiot

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

An idiot hero

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

smokey bear collier

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

lmao Palmer Luckey is the VR chud who maxed out a donation to literal white supremacist Steve King

who wants to bet that Elon commissioned this piece himself

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

i actually know one of the writers of that piece; fortunately their bit wasn't terrible

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

“If that car was made anywhere else, and Elon wasn’t part of the manufacturing process, they would make a lot of money,”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-17/tearing-apart-teslas-to-find-elon-musk-s-best-and-worst-decisions

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 22 October 2018 23:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

Take the steel and aluminum frame at the bottom of the car, a design meant to increase safety. Tesla's battery already sits in the floor and adds stiffness, Munro said, so Tesla made the car heavier and more expensive without getting much benefit.

The aluminum trunk well, meanwhile, is made from multiple pieces held together with rivets and weld points instead of one lighter, cheaper fiberglass trunk preferred by other carmakers. The rear wheel well on the Model 3 also features nine pieces of metal riveted, sealed or welded together. The Chevy Bolt? It has one stamped piece of steel.

haha wow

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

every Tesla is hand-assembled by junior software developers

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

the worst timeline

lmao pic.twitter.com/V80oPmz2xs

— diana thirst (@cocksailor) October 23, 2018

la bébé du nom-nom (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 25 October 2018 14:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

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Greta Van Fleek (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 November 2018 13:51 (six months ago) Permalink

What? Is "Elon Musk" a sloppy anagram for "Nigerian Prince"?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 5 November 2018 14:32 (six months ago) Permalink

Musk's first idea to fix LA's traffic was double- or triple-decking the 405, which they worked on for awhile but eventually rejected because the off-ramps would get too crowded with cars. 🤔#NLCLA

— Alissa Walker (@awalkerinLA) November 9, 2018

So the Mayor of Los Angeles just asked Elon Musk if he thinks cities should really be building high-speed rail anymore.

Musk says no, they should not.

To a room full of city leaders who are working on high-speed rail projects. #NLCLA

— Alissa Walker (@awalkerinLA) November 8, 2018

A good heuristic for understanding why high-speed rail is a workable and practical idea and triple-decker freeways over mountains is that many effective high-speed rail networks exist all over the world and there are zero triple decker freeways over mountains.

— Michael T Sweeney (@mtsw) November 9, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 9 November 2018 01:31 (six months ago) Permalink

Also, earthquakes

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 9 November 2018 01:50 (six months ago) Permalink

Musk wants to sell cars so duh

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 November 2018 02:14 (six months ago) Permalink

This fuckin' guy

sleeve, Friday, 9 November 2018 02:25 (six months ago) Permalink

elon musp

lag∞n, Friday, 9 November 2018 02:25 (six months ago) Permalink

elon is his own failson something to think abt

lag∞n, Friday, 9 November 2018 02:29 (six months ago) Permalink

Musk wants to sell cars so duh

― Οὖτις, Thursday, November 8, 2018 9:14 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

good of mayor garcetti to provide him with a platform

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 9 November 2018 03:22 (six months ago) Permalink

lol

Exclusive: NASA to launch safety review of SpaceX and Boeing after video of Elon Musk smoking pot rankled agency leaders https://t.co/woWjmEoa4C

— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 20, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 19:23 (six months ago) Permalink

i'd never have guessed joe rogan would be the one to destroy elon musk but i'm okay with it tbh

sign up for my waterless urinals webinar (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 19:25 (six months ago) Permalink

damn nasa needs to chill and spark a fatty

lag∞n, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 19:26 (six months ago) Permalink

I dunno, Brooklyn has this cool triple-level roadway, created by proto-Musk Robert Moses, and it's never had any problems.

http://gothamist.com/attachments/nyc_chrisrobbins/92018BQEcantilever.jpg

mick signals, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 20:22 (six months ago) Permalink

*j/o motion*

Elon Musk’s Boring Company abandons plan for tunnel below Westside. https://t.co/ovqgXI36pw pic.twitter.com/upBHcz6cB3

— Curbed LA (@CurbedLA) November 27, 2018

lag∞n, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:07 (five months ago) Permalink

los angeles's worst citizen vs los angeles's worst citizens. tough to pick a side.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:34 (five months ago) Permalink

Real sicka this guy

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:38 (five months ago) Permalink

Elon Musk says people "must work at least 80 hours a week to make a difference." But research shows long workweeks aren't just bad for your health — they're also counterproductive pic.twitter.com/ROUB3OemGx

— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 27, 2018

he's lost CBS news

j., Saturday, 1 December 2018 03:09 (five months ago) Permalink

what the fuck is wrong with him?

crüt, Saturday, 1 December 2018 03:14 (five months ago) Permalink

he's making a difference what the fuck is wrong with you

j., Saturday, 1 December 2018 03:19 (five months ago) Permalink

how many tunnels are you even digging rn

j., Saturday, 1 December 2018 03:21 (five months ago) Permalink

or even trying to dig

j., Saturday, 1 December 2018 03:21 (five months ago) Permalink

or planning on digging

j., Saturday, 1 December 2018 03:21 (five months ago) Permalink

This guy lived at the end of my street when I was growing up.

He dug a lot of tunnels.

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/society/2006/aug/08/communities.uknews

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 1 December 2018 07:54 (five months ago) Permalink

lol 'i just have a big basement'

j., Saturday, 1 December 2018 08:15 (five months ago) Permalink

William h gass larper

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Saturday, 1 December 2018 08:19 (five months ago) Permalink

everything went wrong when the moleman died

mark s, Saturday, 1 December 2018 13:27 (five months ago) Permalink

hot new ceo trend: going on tv and bawling over yr bad tweets

https: //twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/1071921788035190784

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 11:49 (five months ago) Permalink

link intentionally fucked cuz ilx is giving me poxy fule errors instead of embedding tweets again and i just couldn't wait to share this hot #content with everyone here

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 11:50 (five months ago) Permalink

I saw that
What a freak

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 December 2018 12:33 (five months ago) Permalink

He's still digging that tunnel to Mars, right?

StanM, Monday, 10 December 2018 12:52 (five months ago) Permalink

@TCofHouseMoore
Weird flex laughing at one of the most successful human being in the world. One who will never know you even exist. Whatever makes you feel good.

mookieproof, Monday, 10 December 2018 15:19 (five months ago) Permalink

elon musk stans are among the worst people on earth, basically

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 15:23 (five months ago) Permalink

it's so creepy every tweet is just these gross people kissing his ass

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 December 2018 15:46 (five months ago) Permalink

I wanna reply "he's not gonna venmo you dude" to each and every single one of these

resident hack (Simon H.), Monday, 10 December 2018 15:49 (five months ago) Permalink

@TCofHouseMoore
Weird flex laughing at one of the most successful human being in the world. One who will never know you even exist. Whatever makes you feel good.

― mookieproof, Monday, December 10, 2018 10:19 AM (forty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

funny thing is laughing at celebrities on twitter is prob the best chance they have at knowing that you exist and are laughing at them

lag∞n, Monday, 10 December 2018 16:04 (five months ago) Permalink

As proven by that Dodger Stadium farce, they're all employees. I bet they clip each defense and submit it with their annual review.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 10 December 2018 16:19 (five months ago) Permalink

lol matt levine

I am not an expert in, like, journalism, but it does seem to me that “look at you” might be the best possible interview question to ask Elon Musk. If Musk is up for it I will happily interview him for Bloomberg and I promise that my questions will consist solely of saying “look at you” repeatedly; I bet it will break a lot of news.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:12 (five months ago) Permalink

Heh, that's funny.

Elon Musk just seems like such a dope. He's like the human version of those months of hype when they were teasing the Segway, which turned out to be nothing more than an updated version of a Rascal scooter.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:16 (five months ago) Permalink

"look at you!" is what Howard Stern always leads with

flappy bird, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 17:51 (five months ago) Permalink

the correct responce is "hiee"

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 17:55 (five months ago) Permalink

a well-timed series of air horn blasts always gets the room going

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 17:56 (five months ago) Permalink

the Segway, which turned out to be nothing more than an updated version of a Rascal scooter.

Rascal scooters have 3-5 wheels and are huge. Kamen's self-balancing device still looks p much like witchcraft.

sans lep (sic), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:16 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah but the only people I see using them are tourists and traffic cops, which is a pretty lame use of witchcraft.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:24 (five months ago) Permalink

the technology is impressive they look like a total dorkmobile tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:26 (five months ago) Permalink

and are basically useless

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:26 (five months ago) Permalink

still makes me laugh that the owner of segway died driving his own product off a cliff

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:29 (five months ago) Permalink

the Weekend at Bernie's reboot will have a "Bernie on a segway" scene

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:40 (five months ago) Permalink

i was just at the fete des lumieres in lyon and instead of information booths they had people stand totally still on segways with big signs that said INFORMATION attached to their heads.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:45 (five months ago) Permalink

Lyon? You mean The Future!

I remember the build up to the Segway (aka, It, iirc). Then it's revealed as something that will revolutionize travel from the guy who made a wheelchair that can climb stairs, which is super awesome. And then the Segway comes out, and it's about as awesome as those monkey shoes that show the shape of your toes.

Elon Musk, 99% of what I heard about him is that he wants to build all these hypothetical super-fast hyperloop tunnels or some bullshit. Tunnels to baseball stadiums, to space, to Chicago, to stranded Thai boy scouts. But all he's done is made luxury electric cars, which are like so fucking what? As soon as other car companies start mass-producing much more affordable and equally reliable and efficient electric cars, even more than they are now, in a couple of years, Teslas will be about as radical as Bentleys or some other luxury brand.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:46 (five months ago) Permalink

As soon as other car companies start mass-producing much more affordable and equally reliable and efficient electric cars, even more than they are now, in a couple of years, Teslas will be about as radical as Bentleys or some other luxury brand.

this is otm, they are gonna be outpaced by conventional auto companies *very* quickly

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:47 (five months ago) Permalink

its already happened tbh, tesla still has a glow for some ppl which is funny since theyre pretty shitty cars, making cars is very hard

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:51 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah and the incumbent automakers also know how to acquire startups just the same as any other enterprise

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:52 (five months ago) Permalink

prob tesla will just end up acquired by one of the big boys after losing 90% of its value and then disappear totally after some corporate restructuring down the line

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:54 (five months ago) Permalink

Yup

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:03 (five months ago) Permalink

I can see a few of Tesla's ideas being legit gamechangers but trying to buck 100 years of auto manufacturing practices in the name of "disruption" is so incredibly stupid that only a galaxy brain like Elon Musk could've come up with it

plus they definitely seem to be committing some sort of obvious accounting fraud. their "profitable" Q3 made no sense whatsoever.

frogbs, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:17 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah theres no way they havent done a ton of illegal shit in a number of areas

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:18 (five months ago) Permalink

Elon Musk, 99% of what I heard about him is that he wants to build all these hypothetical super-fast hyperloop tunnels or some bullshit. Tunnels to baseball stadiums, to space, to Chicago, to stranded Thai boy scouts. But all he's done is made luxury electric cars, which are like so fucking what? As soon as other car companies start mass-producing much more affordable and equally reliable and efficient electric cars, even more than they are now, in a couple of years, Teslas will be about as radical as Bentleys or some other luxury brand.

― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:46 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this sometimes good thread will forever be sunk by self-owning posts such as this one

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:48 (five months ago) Permalink

afaict all the EV nerds who are not musk fans by the jaguar now?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:11 (five months ago) Permalink

like he doesn't even have the luxury market

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:11 (five months ago) Permalink

also looking forward to alleged public "rides" on the hawthorne test boring co thing next week.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:11 (five months ago) Permalink

Trying to figure out how I self owned. Is it because what I reduced his accomplishments to (spurring others to make electric cars?) can be construed a big deal? Like he's some electric car martyr who paved (har) the way for others?

Anyway, let me know when I can take a Tesla train cross country in an hour or whatever and, if any of us are alive then, I'll concede his genius.

I did hear someone talking on NPR this morning about how limited discussion of self-driving vehicles has been (to sort of change the subject). The most novel idea he offered was a self-driving ambulance with a host of automated diagnostic tools that you could call to your house in an emergency. Stuff like that. But nothing about tunnels, so I assume it was not Musk talking.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:36 (five months ago) Permalink

you have taken a very "skeptical asshole" posture toward something and then you offered "99% of what (you) heard about" it in a paragraph that was part joking sure but also, I have to assume, a good summary of what you actually know about it.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:14 (five months ago) Permalink

all he's done is made luxury electric cars, which are like so fucking what?

SpaceX seems like an interesting company with several very impressive engineering feats to its credit. tbh, I doubt that Elon Musk has had much, if any, direct input on how these were achieved. At most he sets lofty objectives and his employees do the real work.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:25 (five months ago) Permalink

they mostly buy scrapped Russian rockets iirc

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:25 (five months ago) Permalink

I'll take Virgin Galactic over SpaceX tbh if only because Branson seems like slightly less of an asshole

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:32 (five months ago) Permalink

lol no

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:34 (five months ago) Permalink

um

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:54 (five months ago) Permalink

guys they can both just be assholes ok its not an unpopularity contest

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:58 (five months ago) Permalink

so true

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:59 (five months ago) Permalink

I bring up Branson in part to demonstrate that Musk didn't have any uniquely genius ideas, he had p much the same ideas other billionaires had

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:00 (five months ago) Permalink

also VIRGIN GALACTIC just sounds cooler than SpaceX come on

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:00 (five months ago) Permalink

(cues up XTC's "Another Satellite")

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:01 (five months ago) Permalink

maybe if your a galactic virgin lol faced

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:01 (five months ago) Permalink

heh

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:02 (five months ago) Permalink

damn

macropuente (map), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:03 (five months ago) Permalink

coincidentally ive been antagonized by horrible nerds on twitter for the last couple days cause i said going to space is dumb and childish

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:04 (five months ago) Permalink

Hah

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:04 (five months ago) Permalink

It is tho

Musk yet to do anything as evil as suing the nhs iirc

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:05 (five months ago) Permalink

attempting to undermine public transpo projects in the pursuit of selling lousy cars is pretty bad

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:06 (five months ago) Permalink

That it is

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:08 (five months ago) Permalink

full disclosure: I didn't know about the NHS thing

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:11 (five months ago) Permalink

wait is Musk Sir Miles Axlerod or The Underminer. pick a movie.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:12 (five months ago) Permalink

wtf r u talking about

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:14 (five months ago) Permalink

attempting to undermine public transpo projects in the pursuit of selling lousy cars is pretty bad

― lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:06 AM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

But in the best traditions of the auto Indy which is about the only thing he hasn’t learnt from carmakers.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:19 (five months ago) Permalink

I guess my point, as such, was that the only thing he's really *achieved* has been his line of fancy cars. Everything else has been sort of a pipe dream work in progress that seems more talk than payoff, as of yet. That is to say, I understand that Space x is a thing, but I don't understand what that thing is. To privatize space travel?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:26 (five months ago) Permalink

mostly

(I'm in favor of space travel+research fwiw)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:27 (five months ago) Permalink

lol you guys are such haters.

DJI, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:27 (five months ago) Permalink

Space x’s number one thing is to earn money by putting things into orbit.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:28 (five months ago) Permalink

If he wants to build rockets, that's cool, but it really does seem most directly a guy with money does things for other people with money project, unless one factors in the abstract potential benefits of future space travel. I agree that space travel and research is mostly a good thing, but I'm not sure how good it is in the hands of a select few with the money to do it. For example, who owns the fruit of research financed by Space X?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:30 (five months ago) Permalink

Which is to say, at the rate we're going Elon Musk will mostly be known as the guy that owns the moon.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:32 (five months ago) Permalink

afaik they aren't financing any research, so not to worry!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:32 (five months ago) Permalink

space travel and research is childish and dumb actually

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:32 (five months ago) Permalink

no more so than sports

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:33 (five months ago) Permalink

you use the garbage we throw into orbit every day. spacex puts more garbage that you use into orbit more cheaply than everyone else by reusing the rockets, which they manage to land back on earth after launch.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:34 (five months ago) Permalink

sports is way better than space travel

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:34 (five months ago) Permalink

spacex might still be a shit business model. new forbes article about that today. nba is a good business model. not paying college players probably the best business model.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:35 (five months ago) Permalink

sports is way better than space travel

them's fightin words

also stupid words

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:36 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cLOBHEON20

DJI, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:36 (five months ago) Permalink

them's fightin words

also stupid words

― Οὖτις, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:36 PM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wow try growing up then get back to me

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:38 (five months ago) Permalink

typed out a semi-drunk rant about sports vs Musk but then decided it was just easier to use the FP

I Accept the Word of Santa (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:39 (five months ago) Permalink

sports is way better than space travel

for mere earthbound clods like us, sure. but sports are also childish and dumb. I mean that in a good way

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:39 (five months ago) Permalink

sports and space travel are both run by tech billionaires

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:39 (five months ago) Permalink

however, steph curry does not believe we've landed on the moon

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:40 (five months ago) Permalink

sports has athletes who can dunk space travel has what some smelly nerds

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:40 (five months ago) Permalink

Space Jam

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:41 (five months ago) Permalink

just going to throw that out there

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:41 (five months ago) Permalink

sounds like someone's never seen a little movie called SPACE JAM

lol xp

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:42 (five months ago) Permalink

there is a basketball jones and then there is tracy morgan's astronaut jones

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:43 (five months ago) Permalink

umm actually i saw space jam in the theater plz think before u post

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:43 (five months ago) Permalink

you didn't see cars 2 or incredibles 2, though

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:44 (five months ago) Permalink

i saw the incredibles 1

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:45 (five months ago) Permalink

Note that in Space Jam it was the Monstars who were doing the space travel in an attempt to enslave Earth not an argument for the goodness of space travel tbh

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:45 (five months ago) Permalink

anyway space travel and sports are both fun activities by definition, since they are hard to do and there's no reason to do them

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:46 (five months ago) Permalink

humans shdnt go to space its not for us

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:48 (five months ago) Permalink

fine, you can stay behind

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:48 (five months ago) Permalink

if god had meant us to go into space he would've put us in space

I Accept the Word of Santa (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:48 (five months ago) Permalink

space is cursed just like the new york knicks

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:49 (five months ago) Permalink

the one exception is elon musk shd def go to mars and stay there

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:50 (five months ago) Permalink

hey have you ever thought about how, like, we already *are* in space, man

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:51 (five months ago) Permalink

no JD & The Straight Shot in space. 1 point for space.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:51 (five months ago) Permalink

no were on earth our home, the trash planet

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:51 (five months ago) Permalink

unlike Sanpaku I believe it's important that all humanity perish on this rock made of garbage

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:52 (five months ago) Permalink

i'm not going as far as all humanity but i have a list

I Accept the Word of Santa (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:52 (five months ago) Permalink

it's important to determine how far out our tail of garbage might reach

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:53 (five months ago) Permalink

our best garbage (Voyager) will most likely outlast every trace of human civilization on earth

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:59 (five months ago) Permalink

i thought that plastic bag in american beauty was supposed to be our "best garbage"

Sufjan Grafton, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:04 (five months ago) Permalink

I would never call Kevin Spacey best anything

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:24 (five months ago) Permalink

I would never call Kevin Spacey best anything

― Οὖτις, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:24 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Sufjan Grafton, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:28 (five months ago) Permalink

the only good reason to go to space is to kill god

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:29 (five months ago) Permalink

is there really a star wars where they ill god dont mess w me

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:31 (five months ago) Permalink

shit you not

j., Wednesday, 12 December 2018 01:24 (five months ago) Permalink

ok im sold i will read the wikipedia summary

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 01:28 (five months ago) Permalink

spoilers for Xenoblade Chronicles 2
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 also ends with going to space to kill god

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 01:31 (five months ago) Permalink

spoilers for ready player 1
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it is bad

Sufjan Grafton, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 01:37 (five months ago) Permalink

but what does god need with a star war

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:57 (five months ago) Permalink

So saying he dismissed them; they with speed
Their course through thickest constellations held,
Spreading their bane; the blasted stars looked wan,
And planets, planet-struck, real eclipse
Then suffered. The other way Satan went down
The causey to Hell-gate...

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:08 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHfLjsXmwYw

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:25 (five months ago) Permalink

what did he say?

flappy bird, Thursday, 13 December 2018 06:01 (five months ago) Permalink

Good luck, vegeta. Get a basket.

teen heartthrob Pacey Winger (Will M.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:14 (five months ago) Permalink

hahaha look at this thing

Elon Musk's tunneling company unveiled its 1.14-mile tunnel in Los Angeles County tonight, and I rode through it in a Tesla SUV. It was a bumpy ride! More here, check back for updates: https://t.co/JBEy6e8NcZ pic.twitter.com/8sSUGGwDM5

— Laura J. Nelson 🦅 (@laura_nelson) December 19, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:41 (five months ago) Permalink

Wait they dug a tunnel just, like, because?

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:42 (five months ago) Permalink

Part of the company’s goal, he said, is to create a tunneling process that will be 15 times faster than the “next best” option.

ok man good luck

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:48 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah Hitachi heavy industries or whoever has definitely not spent any time trying to make their tunnel boring machines faster, it’s probably low-hanging fruit

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:51 (five months ago) Permalink

Building the 1.14-mile tunnel took about 18 months and cost about $10 million, Musk said. The figure does not include the costs of research, development or equipment, the company said, and it is not clear whether it includes the money spent on property acquisition or labor. The $10 million is still orders of magnitude lower than a typical subway project, Musk said.

its not a subway tunnel............but itd be cool if it was

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:54 (five months ago) Permalink

http://www.hitachizosen.co.jp/english/products/products024.html

These are obviously easy to understand and improve on

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:54 (five months ago) Permalink

tbh a determined person of wealth cld prob figure out how to build subways cheaper than we do considering the whole freakin rest of the world does

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:56 (five months ago) Permalink

just driving underground, red faced, shouting "excellence is a passing grade in this tunnel. cylindrical coordinates are the coordinates in this tunnel."

Sufjan Grafton, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:57 (five months ago) Permalink

One of the most annoying things we're going to be subjected to over the next few weeks is fanboys celebrating Elon Musk's invention of Tunnel Boring Machines