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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 (eight years ago) link

Who he?

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

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

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

Suk Lemon

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

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

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

people on twitter so mad.

who do you follow?

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

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

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

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

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

cool monorail bro

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

lol

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

im not gonna build it tho cause im kinda busy

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

even i can afford that

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

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

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

sure 70% that sounds totally realistic too

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

I meant 94% sorry.

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

LOL "elon musk"

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

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

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

Bad connotations...

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

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

iirc he has liberal tendencies mixed in w the libertarianism

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

self-clowning car

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Thursday, 28 January 2021 04:09 (one month ago) link

lol I bet three dozen people told him that only for him to reply "yeah ok eeet will be fine"

frogbs, Thursday, 28 January 2021 04:10 (one month ago) link

that car looks like it might be cool once they add some more polygons

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Thursday, 28 January 2021 04:12 (one month ago) link

it's the N64 of cars

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Thursday, 28 January 2021 04:14 (one month ago) link

car does the driving, you don't need a steering wheel while you watch Tenet picture-in-picture with a baseball game

shivers me timber (sic), Thursday, 28 January 2021 05:01 (one month ago) link

the streaming video functions of tesla theater turn off when the car is in motion iirc

there will be more demand for video in cars that require charging - drivers will be sitting there with nothing to do

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 28 January 2021 09:09 (one month ago) link

they should add a glovebox or a back seat so ppl have somewhere to keep a book

shivers me timber (sic), Thursday, 28 January 2021 10:29 (one month ago) link

a what?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 28 January 2021 12:54 (one month ago) link

lol sic, you'll never make it in today's market thinking that way

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 January 2021 13:07 (one month ago) link

just...

Tesla unveiled the 2021 Model S and Model X vehicles on Wednesday night with images showing no stalks on the steering wheel or any other visible way to manually shift gears.

CEO Elon Musk tweeted today, when asked how this will work, that the car will guess which way the driver wants to go.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35344029/tesla-model-s-x-shifter-explained/

Lee626, Friday, 29 January 2021 09:32 (one month ago) link

It’ll likely require training to learn your routine and parking spaces, and it's sure to make a few mistakes
luckily mistakes are fine to make when you're driving a car

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Friday, 29 January 2021 11:21 (one month ago) link

i'd say lol but they obviously knew this would happen and wanted it too because everything is shitposting for engagement

"At this time, NHTSA cannot determine if the steering wheel meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. We will be reaching out to the automaker for more information." https://t.co/MZJoLkKR1w

— Josh Eidelson (@josheidelson) January 29, 2021

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 29 January 2021 23:29 (one month ago) link

sir this rendering is not a real car it is unlawful to play the witcher while driving

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 January 2021 01:13 (one month ago) link

https://news.sky.com/story/amp/elon-musk-says-he-has-wired-up-a-monkeys-brain-to-play-video-games-with-its-mind-12205374

Elon Musk says he has wired up a monkey's brain to play video games with its mind
"He's a happy monkey," claimed the billionaire.

The Man, DeLorean (onimo), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 17:08 (one month ago) link

Elon Musk says he has wired up a monkeys brain to be his only friend. "He's my best friend," claimed the billionaire.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 17:25 (one month ago) link

Elon Musk says he has wired up a monkeys brain to consume memes. "He's a epic monkey," claimed the billionaire.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 18:34 (one month ago) link

Elon Musk says he has wired up a monkey's brain to wire up other monkeys' brains to kill. "The end is nigh," claimed the billionaire.

Florida Man vs. California Bill (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 18:49 (one month ago) link

Thought this was actually ... good?

https://jalopnik.com/in-epically-nerdy-interview-elon-musk-discusses-build-1846181756

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 23:59 (one month ago) link

Bro @NHTSAgov how is this even legal? One heavy breaking and their neck and face will go bye bye $TSLAQ $TSLA pic.twitter.com/vqrRVnDQLd

— Tess Laqué (@laque_tess) February 12, 2021

lag∞n, Friday, 12 February 2021 23:54 (three weeks ago) link

hmm, that's kind of sensationalistic, you wouldn't be driving with the trunk open. absolutely impractical backseats that no one that isn't tiny could possible ever fit in is a pretty common thing in cars - i remember being almost too big to fit in the back of my uncle's porsche when i was 8

Dusty Benelux (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:00 (three weeks ago) link

porsche has a famously pretend back seat but ive never seen a regular car with that little head room

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:01 (three weeks ago) link

you wouldn't be driving with the trunk open

right but it doesn't matter if the trunk is open or not. there's a metal bar 12 inches in front of their face.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:13 (three weeks ago) link

btw these still sell the prius wagon in australia, where it is a seven seater! https://www.toyota.com.au/prius-v

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:15 (three weeks ago) link

you wouldn't be driving with the trunk open
right but it doesn't matter if the trunk is open or not. there's a metal bar 12 inches in front of their face.

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, February 12, 2021 4:13 PM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

oh i assumed it would be flush when closed. doesn't look that way from this photo in the replies

Girls = 5,6' (170cm)
Guys = 6' (180cm) pic.twitter.com/mmt8FCAJG2

— Tess Laqué (@laque_tess) February 12, 2021

Dusty Benelux (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:17 (three weeks ago) link

literally loling at prius wagon their own marketing materials show zero leg room for the back row

https://i.imgur.com/6okNlN9.png

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:18 (three weeks ago) link

you can see them at 3:20 ish here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVJhTcyLkvE

i want a prius v, but not the seven seater. they look fine for kids, apart from the lack of oxygen in the car.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:21 (three weeks ago) link

my god

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

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:21 (three weeks ago) link

you see a lot of those as taxis in california, and without the third row they feel insanely spacious. i wish they still sold them in the US but we all want suvs now apparently.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:23 (three weeks ago) link

yeah its hard to find a non suv these days, tho as they keep making more compact ones maybe they will reinvent station wagons and hatchbacks

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:25 (three weeks ago) link

ive driven a couple prius didnt really care for them tbh very tin can feeling

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:26 (three weeks ago) link

tho its been a while maybe the new ones are better

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:26 (three weeks ago) link

im sorry but you must drive a "crossover". or a truck

Dusty Benelux (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:28 (three weeks ago) link

yeah they are. my in laws have a 2011 and a 2018 prius and fit and finish is waaaay better.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:28 (three weeks ago) link

nice

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:29 (three weeks ago) link

our 3 year forester lease is ending this year. i leased on the basis that there would be good EV options for us around now, but it's still slim pickings and i am struggling to win the prius v argument, so we'll probably end up leasing again :(

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:29 (three weeks ago) link

i think my wife is worried about how many people will want to do it with me if i'm driving a prius wagon tbh.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:30 (three weeks ago) link

it is a very magnetic car

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:32 (three weeks ago) link

bitcoin and tesla both down

lag∞n, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:24 (one week ago) link

pic.twitter.com/lOQU3N3SBl

— Justin Gaynor (@justingaynor) March 4, 2021

grab bag cum trash bag (sic), Friday, 5 March 2021 10:24 (two days ago) link

lmao

frogbs, Friday, 5 March 2021 14:14 (two days ago) link

58 days and still no answer. I have had enough, i STILL believe Tesla makes great cars but their customer service is truly horrendous. Fifty-eight days since my car caught fire sitting in the drive, and Tesla doesn’t seem to care at all. ANSWER ME!! @Tesla @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/xZDr8mHQT7

— :( thor (@GUNMTLM3) March 4, 2021

lag∞n, Friday, 5 March 2021 14:44 (two days ago) link

lol owned

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 5 March 2021 15:26 (two days ago) link

Jesus these Elon fanboys are absolutely brainwashed.

"Here's a photo of the burned husk of my car that randomly caught fire two months but I still believe Tesla makes great cars, it's just the bad customer service that needs work."

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 5 March 2021 15:31 (two days ago) link

don't worry lads, this reply guy has solved the case

Looks like sabotage. Teslas don’t spontaneously catch.

— Tesla STONK 💎🙌: Crypto ORACLE of OC: (@JosephVVallace) March 4, 2021

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 5 March 2021 15:36 (two days ago) link

this reminds me of those losers who spend hundreds of dollars on vinyl with ratings like "Very Good Plus" and pretend the surface noise and inner groove distortion actually makes it sound better, heh heh heh you dorks

frogbs, Friday, 5 March 2021 15:42 (two days ago) link

so the Tesla was a "hot stamper"?

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 5 March 2021 20:57 (two days ago) link

damnit i wanted to see footage of car go boom

map ca. 1890 (map), Friday, 5 March 2021 21:01 (two days ago) link

we like those

Profoundly depressing that the guy has to lead with “I still think Tesla is the best I promise.”

Joe Bombin (milo z), Saturday, 6 March 2021 01:23 (yesterday) link

we're Tesla and Bunny

armoured van, Holden (sic), Saturday, 6 March 2021 02:21 (yesterday) link


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