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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 (nine years ago) link

Who he?

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

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

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

Suk Lemon

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

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 (nine years ago) link

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

iatee, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:45 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

if he was caught cheating he'd be THE MUSKRAT

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:53 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

nine months pass...

so hyperloop huh

well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Monday, 12 August 2013 22:40 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

people on twitter so mad.

who do you follow?

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:17 (eight years ago) link

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

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:17 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

markers, here are some of the people that were entertainingly scathing: kalebhorton, quartzcity, tcarmody, mikesonn

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 12 August 2013 23:24 (eight years ago) link

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

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:27 (eight years ago) link

cool monorail bro

lag∞n, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:54 (eight years ago) link

lol

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:55 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

im not gonna build it tho cause im kinda busy

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00 (eight years ago) link

even i can afford that

markers, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:10 (eight years ago) link

sure 70% that sounds totally realistic too

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:10 (eight years ago) link

I meant 94% sorry.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:12 (eight years ago) link

To me, it really sounds like a kickstarter project... but from a billionaire.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:17 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

maybe this is the best way to convince someone else to give it a shot idk

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:25 (eight years ago) link

LOL "elon musk"

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:00 (eight years ago) link

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

c21m50nh3x460n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:09 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

Bad connotations...

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

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:21 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

I never use my supersonic jet anymore as parking is always a total bitch

joe sixpac hologram (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:35 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

iirc he has liberal tendencies mixed in w the libertarianism

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:28 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

you can't really teach charm

Clay, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:28 (one week ago) link

afaics, Musk is only engaged with politics insofar as he can use it to amplify his wealth and power. I greatly doubt he will run for office, because, like Trump, he would have no interest any position but the top job and he's barred from it.

He does like having a big fan club of adulators, so he spends a lot of time feeding and grooming them. Plus, they come in handy for all sorts of things that increase his influence. They are the sole reason why he got to host SNL, f'rinstance.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Friday, 20 May 2022 23:29 (one week ago) link

I agree Trump has some animal cunning/sociopathic skill. I'm just not sure we aren't going to see more of that in politics.

PBKR, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:30 (one week ago) link

musk has been really successful from a pr perspective, getting the media to tell the story he wants, but hes never had to actually perform, and now hes contradicting the story he told by getting political fucking up the twitter deal and so forth, and now the bad news is starting

lag∞n, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:32 (one week ago) link

Trump has been really successful from a pr perspective, getting the media to tell the story he wants, but hes never had to actually perform, and now hes contradicting the story he told by getting political fucking up his casinos and so forth, and now the bad news is starting

PBKR, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:37 (one week ago) link

lol nah man trumps been happily on screen every chance he can get for 40 years see aforementioned #1 tv show

lag∞n, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:39 (one week ago) link

I am in no way saying Musk = Trump, I'm must saying don't dismiss him from whatever because he's not actually successful, an obvious moron, etc. etc. etc. He has resources (more than Trump). Like Trump he just keeps his name in the media on end and appeals to a certain demographic.

PBKR, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:45 (one week ago) link

must = just

PBKR, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:45 (one week ago) link

not really sure what were talking about now but i stand by my statement that he has no personal charisma, and furthermore hes currently in a tough spot

lag∞n, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:54 (one week ago) link

Yeah the obsession w/ the media is a big similarity, iirc there was a story a couple years ago detailing just how hard he works at keeping any negative stories out of the press. Like he would personally hound and threaten reporters who had anything negative to say about him or Tesla, nearly everyone who works for him claimed they have to sign crazy NDAs, etc.

frogbs, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:55 (one week ago) link

Anyway he’s now trying to crowdsource a legal team through Twitter which I am guessing means a bunch more stories are about to drop

frogbs, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:56 (one week ago) link

That would be great.

PBKR, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:03 (one week ago) link

thing about musks media success is basically him and the business media were made for each other theres nothing they love more than the idea that enterprise will save the world, that was his sweet spot, he fucked up when he went full celebrity cause the celebrity media will eventually turn on you thats part of their practice, now this political shift is just very dicey, i mean unless he just wants to become some shitty right wing figure, but its not going to help with selling cars, theres a reason ceos usually dont do shit like this, theyre not trying to alienate half their customers

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:06 (one week ago) link

Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department where we directly initiate & execute lawsuits. The team will report directly to me.

Please send 3 to 5 bullet points describing evidence of exceptional ability.

just✧✧✧@te✧✧✧.c✧✧

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2022

towards fungal computer (harbl), Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:07 (one week ago) link

weird dude clearly pretty unstable

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:07 (one week ago) link

he doesn't know how anything works and is tired of lawyers telling him things are illegal

towards fungal computer (harbl), Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:08 (one week ago) link

wtf is he doing pretty sure he already has lawyers does he think someones going to read that and be all oh i better not fuck with him hes putting together a hardcore litigation team

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:08 (one week ago) link

he is planning to sue all of us for this thread

towards fungal computer (harbl), Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:13 (one week ago) link

i welcome his cleansing lawsuit

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:14 (one week ago) link

damn elon is making litigation hardcore now? this is getting wild but what a visionary

Clay, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:17 (one week ago) link

i've been watching succession season 3 this week and i can't help but think of kendall. *kendall gets owned* kendall: ok. ok, let's play offense. we need to dominate the conversation space, we're not even talking.

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:17 (one week ago) link

lmao kendall is so lame, incredible portrayal of a weird useless rich kid

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:19 (one week ago) link

This is an On Cinema bit

frogbs, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:23 (one week ago) link

read a piece lil while ago about the resonance between succession and on cinema

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:25 (one week ago) link

which made sense to me as those are two of the only shows i watch so im always like yeah im getting [only other show i watch] vibes from this

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:26 (one week ago) link

read a piece lil while ago about the resonance between succession and on cinema

is this the piece? https://www.polygon.com/22832955/succession-and-on-cinema-media

for some reason, i am a regular polygon checker, i'm not sure how i missed that

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:29 (one week ago) link

i dont remember but i cant imagine theres more than one of them

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:30 (one week ago) link

With subscriptions funded by the HEI Network, and supported by his loving wife Toni, Heidecker unveiled one tremendous plan after another — there were Hei Points, which Heidecker described as “the U.S. dollar 2.0”; Hei-lot Season, in which his various friends make pilots to run on the network; and perhaps most grandiose of all, the Hei Ranch, which at the moment is 25 acres of sand but will, after a 10-year plan, be a fully functioning society.

even just reading on cinema summaries is almost as good as the real thing. if only elon could be more like this, rather than like kendall

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:31 (one week ago) link

you both should watch more shows

Dan S, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:34 (one week ago) link

Somebody's on another meth binge.

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:34 (one week ago) link

i dont like shows theres too many shows too many episodes theyre mostly pretty bad too i cant be involved in all that

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:37 (one week ago) link

lol

Dan S, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:39 (one week ago) link

shows, episodes, things of that nature

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:41 (one week ago) link

you both should watch more shows

maybe you should watch less shows, ayoo

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:47 (one week ago) link

FEWER

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:47 (one week ago) link

:)

Dan S, Saturday, 21 May 2022 00:58 (one week ago) link

i take the stage. my red penis tip sticks out of my waistband; little bit of piss coming out. "I will end all politics-based attacks of me."

— wint (@dril) May 21, 2022

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 21 May 2022 05:48 (one week ago) link

weird dude clearly pretty unstable

kicking in chairs and knocking down tables

Yul Brynner film festival on Channel 48... (sic), Saturday, 21 May 2022 07:42 (one week ago) link

How hardcore are you, bro?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 21 May 2022 13:18 (one week ago) link

kind of tired of people thinking individual elon statements mean something as if they’re not just part of him doing an ongoing bit

mh, Saturday, 21 May 2022 15:01 (one week ago) link

Tesla stock down another 8% today, lol

frogbs, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 19:03 (four days ago) link

~$25 shy of where it was a year ago

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 20:02 (four days ago) link

which is to say its down almost 50% since november

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 20:07 (four days ago) link

is he still the wealthiest man in the world?

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 21:19 (four days ago) link

not that he ever *really* was

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 21:19 (four days ago) link

just googled it and seems like yes

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 21:32 (four days ago) link

what none of you know is that there is this one really rich guy who has been waiting for his moment

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 21:34 (four days ago) link

its me i sold magic beans to jeff bezos

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 21:36 (four days ago) link

...but who is the wealthiest man in the metaverse ?

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 21:44 (four days ago) link

I'm talkin with the man in the meta
I'm asking him to change his ways

Gymnopédie Pablo (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 22:38 (four days ago) link


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