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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #120 on: July 11, 2018, 11:27:44 PM »
We are moving toward feudalism. All this gig economy, peer 2 peer, 1099, crowdsourcing, and arm's length transactions mean nobody makes any real money except at the very top. 20th century capitalism was the real capitalism.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #121 on: July 12, 2018, 07:56:40 AM »
You people are deranged. Jesus

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #122 on: July 15, 2018, 09:42:31 PM »
Increasingly Agitated Elon Musk Labels Diver Who Mocked His 'Submarine' a 'Pedo Guy'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk accused one of the British divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex of being a pedophile on Saturday in retaliation for questioning Musk’s contributions to the rescue effort.

https://gizmodo.com/increasingly-agitated-elon-musk-labels-diver-who-mocked-1827611345


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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #123 on: July 16, 2018, 11:06:25 AM »
Increasingly Agitated Elon Musk Labels Diver Who Mocked His 'Submarine' a 'Pedo Guy'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk accused one of the British divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex of being a pedophile on Saturday in retaliation for questioning Musk’s contributions to the rescue effort.

https://gizmodo.com/increasingly-agitated-elon-musk-labels-diver-who-mocked-1827611345

Sounds like slander . . . do you think Musk has any money for a payout?  Seems like funding for a Thai orphanage or school would be in order here.  :-)

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #124 on: July 16, 2018, 11:37:33 AM »
Elon Musk found a way to create a villain in the cave rescue story.  Bravo.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #125 on: July 16, 2018, 11:39:36 AM »
I get on Twitter about once per month and witnessed this in real time.  The guy can't shut up so sooner or later the guy is going to fall like Papa John. 

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #126 on: July 16, 2018, 11:46:28 AM »
My favorite part was when he said he could create a mini-sub while the actual rescue was occurring.  Poor Musk needs so much attention.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #127 on: July 16, 2018, 11:23:30 PM »
Increasingly Agitated Elon Musk Labels Diver Who Mocked His 'Submarine' a 'Pedo Guy'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk accused one of the British divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex of being a pedophile on Saturday in retaliation for questioning Musk’s contributions to the rescue effort.

https://gizmodo.com/increasingly-agitated-elon-musk-labels-diver-who-mocked-1827611345

Sounds like slander . . . do you think Musk has any money for a payout?  Seems like funding for a Thai orphanage or school would be in order here.  :-)


That depends on what country's laws are enforced. In the U.S., most slander lawsuits go nowhere but in other countries slander can result in major judgements. You can say damn near anything in the U.S. besides something about you yourself killing the President.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #128 on: July 17, 2018, 04:08:45 AM »
My favorite part was when he said he could create a mini-sub while the actual rescue was occurring.  Poor Musk needs so much attention.
Agreed.  This self anointed leader of his own parade has become tiresome to listen to.  Somehow, Musk reminds me of that smug little authority on all things, Henry Kissinger - who, in his own era, just wouldn't shut up.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #129 on: July 18, 2018, 09:50:51 AM »
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elon-musk-donations-republicans_us_5b4e4bd8e4b0b15aba897481

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Elon Musk Has Donated Nearly 7 Times As Much To Republicans This Cycle

But he cares about climate change...../s
Very Stable Genius

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #130 on: July 18, 2018, 10:26:46 AM »
I'm not surprised. Democratic voters don't trust him any more.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #131 on: July 24, 2018, 11:29:21 PM »
Wall St. tells Elon Musk to get off Twitter:
https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/23/investing/tesla-elon-musk-cash-debt/index.html

Also, Tesla is carrying a staggering $10 billion in debt. 

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #132 on: July 25, 2018, 07:53:58 AM »
Meanwhile SpaceX just made its second launch in four days and is scheduled to put up four in a four week period from three different pads.

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« Reply #133 on: July 25, 2018, 11:18:38 AM »
Meanwhile SpaceX just made its second launch in four days and is scheduled to put up four in a four week period from three different pads.

There are tons of companies building and launching rockets, but only one has a hype man at the top:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_private_spaceflight_companies

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #134 on: July 25, 2018, 11:23:21 AM »
Hmm, that United Launch Alliance seems to have a lot more accomplishments.

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« Reply #135 on: July 25, 2018, 11:45:37 AM »
Hmm, that United Launch Alliance seems to have a lot more accomplishments.

Yeah I had not heard of it until I just looked at that article.  To hear Musk tell it, Space X is the only player in the game. 

Also, none of these private companies have done any manned missions.  When Gus Grissom on down died in NASA accidents, it was felt as a national tragedy.  How will the public view the death of a crew on a nationless mission?  Will they care at all? 

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #136 on: July 25, 2018, 11:56:19 AM »
Meanwhile SpaceX just made its second launch in four days and is scheduled to put up four in a four week period from three different pads.

There are tons of companies building and launching rockets, but only one has a hype man at the top:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_private_spaceflight_companies

There isn't other hype because no one's even close to doing what SpaceX has achieved. 

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« Reply #137 on: July 25, 2018, 12:10:31 PM »
Hmm, that United Launch Alliance seems to have a lot more accomplishments.

That's a Lockheed-Boeing joint venture.   What they have is a lot of political clout.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #138 on: July 25, 2018, 12:37:50 PM »
There isn't other hype because no one's even close to doing what SpaceX has achieved. 

Yeah, SpaceX managed to trick the public into thinking that they had invented rockets that land themselves.  Turns out it already happened:


I was in high school and fairly interested in science in the early 90s, and I didn't hear about that successful self-landing rocket until 2017 or 2018.  Nobody cared back then because there was no hype man.


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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #139 on: July 25, 2018, 12:46:01 PM »
Kudos to Elon for hyping this subject then.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #140 on: July 25, 2018, 01:10:15 PM »
COBRA and the Joes invented most of that kind of stuff anyway.

Kinda reminds me of the story of that Dutch guy who "invented" filling a a sinking ship with ping pong balls in order to right it. The Dutch patent office refused his application because Donald Duck had already done it in a comic book.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #141 on: July 31, 2018, 06:43:06 PM »
A Seattle Link light rail tunnel was just completed in Bellevue, WA...without a TBM.  They just showed up with some power tools and started hacking away. 


If Musk really wants to innovate with TBM tunneling, one area for improvement is the set-up and tear-down of the TBM.  This process is so arduous that it has motived construction of very long continuous tunnels through mountain ranges instead of a series of shorter tunnels.  For example, California HSR believe that they can dig a single 22-mile tunnel under the range between Burbank and Palmdale cheaper than a series of 1-5 mile tunnels with surface running and viaducts in large part because of the silliness associated with tearing down and transporting the TBM's across dips to the next portal. 

Maybe Musk could put those fancy booster rockets on the TBMs and fly them across the valleys, then the boosters will self-land on the other side of the mountain and wait patiently for 18 months for the TBM to emerge so they can do it all over again. 




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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #142 on: August 02, 2018, 04:38:05 PM »
Elon wants Tesla to develop "super fun" touchscreen games for drivers to play ... while driving. But please, keep blaming pedestrians for not paying enough attention when they get hit while crossing the street.

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.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1024758123406323712

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #143 on: August 02, 2018, 04:43:52 PM »
Who cares about panel gaps when you've got Atari

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #144 on: August 11, 2018, 12:21:43 PM »
Did everyone know that NASA is planning a big research satellite launch today?  Guess not, since they're using a McDonnell-Douglas rocket. 

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #145 on: August 11, 2018, 01:04:39 PM »
BORING!

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #146 on: August 11, 2018, 10:37:57 PM »
^ speaking of boring, hows that hyperloop coming along elon?

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« Reply #147 on: August 12, 2018, 10:18:50 AM »
^ speaking of boring, hows that hyperloop coming along elon?

You do realize that he just put the idea out there and that he doesn't actually run a company that's pursuing the idea? Regardless, the companies that are developing the technology have been making great progress. I visited Hyperloop One two years ago, and I'm blown away by the progress they've made since then.

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« Reply #148 on: August 12, 2018, 10:22:54 AM »
Did everyone know that NASA is planning a big research satellite launch today?  Guess not, since they're using a McDonnell-Douglas rocket. 

Yep! Watched it live. It was a United Alliance Launch (Joint operation by Lockheed and Boeing)

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« Reply #149 on: August 12, 2018, 12:41:11 PM »
You do realize that he just put the idea out there and that he doesn't actually run a company that's pursuing the idea? Regardless, the companies that are developing the technology have been making great progress. I visited Hyperloop One two years ago, and I'm blown away by the progress they've made since then.

There is nothing approaching a working prototype (i.e. an actual capsule traveling at a high rate of speed), let along a switch track (tube?) high-capacity terminal station, or intermediate station.  The concept is decades upon decades away from existing as anything that can compete with the high speed rail technology that has existed since the 1960s.