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 (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

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 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

actual "frozen yogurt roller coaster" would be legit breakthrough

Entrepreneurial Jism Unshackler (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 9 February 2018 21:14 (three months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

humantransit.org is a gift

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:54 (two months 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 month 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 month 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 month ago) Permalink

the famous business strategy

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

Who Killed The Self-Driving Car?

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

Dennis Guilder

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

they are facing another Moody's downgrade very soon iirc

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

stando evil industrialist scheming

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

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

mh, Sunday, 1 April 2018 23:00 (one month 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

frogbs, Monday, 30 April 2018 20:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

will his personal life implode before Tesla does?

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Monday, 30 April 2018 20:21 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Awesome sauce!

badg, Monday, 30 April 2018 21:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

'everything is awesome', enjoyed without irony

Karl Malone, Monday, 30 April 2018 21:44 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah he seems unstable

lag∞n, Sunday, 6 May 2018 00:35 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thank god he stopped short of saying "super cereal"

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

lol

imago, Monday, 7 May 2018 22:17 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lmaoooo

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 7 May 2018 23:22 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lolz

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

grimes is pretty good!

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


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