Elon Musk

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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 (five years ago) Permalink

Who he?

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

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

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

Suk Lemon

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

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

iatee, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:45 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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

Like Pokemon Go! But with people swerving across motorways....

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 22:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The future is fucking stupid.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 23:16 (two weeks 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

agreed, thanks

sleeve, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:28 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

hmm he's still dating progressively younger women, so it's too early to judge

mh, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:58 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

spose he cld argue he was just super stoned

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:12 (one week ago) Permalink

stock should've risen to 6.9%

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:13 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

wish i knew how to short a stock

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:26 (one week ago) Permalink

trading suspended

lol this guy is such a putz

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:26 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

did this guy just commit some kind of fraud or is he just an idiot

frogbs, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:46 (one week ago) Permalink

if the first then the second

mark s, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:50 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

Elon is the poo rman's Ray Kurzweil

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:03 (one week ago) Permalink

lmao

frogbs, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:17 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

Musk is a fucking idiot

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:07 (one week ago) Permalink

so is Kurzweil

not sure which is richer (I would assume Elon but idk)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:11 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

Elon's twitter power extends to his ilx thread

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 9 August 2018 03:49 (one week 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 (three days ago) Permalink

Man pr stunts are so crazy now

F# A# (∞), Monday, 13 August 2018 19:33 (three days ago) Permalink

waiting for grimes

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 13 August 2018 23:20 (three days 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 (two days ago) Permalink

Mods please merge this with the grimes thread

faculty w1fe (silby), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:49 (two days 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 (two days ago) Permalink

fuck Banks for making fun of down syndrome

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:08 (two days 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 (sixteen hours 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 (fourteen hours ago) Permalink

Lol

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 16 August 2018 03:54 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink

where does the rank on the scale of 420 jokes

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:02 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink

this

pretty high

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:03 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink

Sometimes a 420 joke boomerangs back on you

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:03 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink

i would say it's more like it blows back up in your face

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:04 (thirteen hours 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 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink


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