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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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

people on twitter so mad.

who do you follow?

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

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

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

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

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

cool monorail bro

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

lol

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

im not gonna build it tho cause im kinda busy

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

even i can afford that

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

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

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

sure 70% that sounds totally realistic too

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

I meant 94% sorry.

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

LOL "elon musk"

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

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

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

Bad connotations...

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

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

iirc he has liberal tendencies mixed in w the libertarianism

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

real earths have curves

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

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

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

i assume all is now clear

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

Gotcha.

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

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

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

disco balls would be better imo

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

Where is that quote from?

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

fuck this guy

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

flat earthers gonna hate!

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

elon musk go to mars bitch

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

He's gagged up in the boot

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

mars: also flat, bitches

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

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

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

I like my planets fat and not flat

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

I love big buttes and I do not lie

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

I'm in love with my curvy planet

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

oops

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

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

actual "frozen yogurt roller coaster" would be legit breakthrough

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


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