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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

if your company is on the stock market, yes, it is.

StanM, Friday, 28 September 2018 03:30 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lmao assuming Grimes is still alive

frogbs, Friday, 28 September 2018 12:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

clown is goin down

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 29 September 2018 22:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45696150

Visibly Over 25 (snoball), Saturday, 29 September 2018 22:34 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he remains as CEO

sleeve, Saturday, 29 September 2018 22:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the only bad publicity is bankrupcty

| (Latham Green), Monday, 1 October 2018 18:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

well get there

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 1 October 2018 18:46 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

holy fs

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lmao

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

possibly fake news tbf but I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE

mark s, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:52 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it has to be real, it's on me.me

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

its real everyone knows

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that's what i heard

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:53 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've never been to me.me

brownie, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 16:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 17:16 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DppvLxUWkAgTXsX.jpg:small

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:48 (six days ago) Permalink

holy shit bruce wayne is real?????

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:52 (six days ago) Permalink

Tony Stark does not care about solving important problems wtf

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:54 (six days 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 (six days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuG2AVFB-g0

Number None, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:58 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days ago) Permalink

some would say the most urgent problem facing us today

mark s, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:11 (six days ago) Permalink

thisisfine.jpg

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:12 (six days ago) Permalink

that doesn't make you a hero, it makes you an idiot

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:21 (six days ago) Permalink

An idiot hero

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:49 (six days ago) Permalink

smokey bear collier

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:52 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days ago) Permalink


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