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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 (eleven years ago) link

Who he?

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

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

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

Suk Lemon

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

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

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

people on twitter so mad.

who do you follow?

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

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

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

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

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

cool monorail bro

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

lol

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

im not gonna build it tho cause im kinda busy

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

even i can afford that

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

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

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

sure 70% that sounds totally realistic too

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

I meant 94% sorry.

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

LOL "elon musk"

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

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

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

Bad connotations...

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

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

iirc he has liberal tendencies mixed in w the libertarianism

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:28 (ten 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)

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 (ten years ago) link

🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶
out on the road today
i saw a deadhead sticker
on a cyber truck
🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

(field report c/o t.volk) pic.twitter.com/U9gcKKjaq2

— joel berk (@pfcidb) May 8, 2024

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 10 May 2024 20:55 (one week ago) link

obvious shop

butt dumb tight my boners got boners (the table is the table), Saturday, 11 May 2024 15:47 (one week ago) link

Don’t stare too long or you’ll die of the cringe

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C53WgcFMVNf/?igsh=MXNjcHZ6ZWRrOTYwdw==

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 12 May 2024 11:14 (one week ago) link

(xxp) don't look back you can never look back... because there's no rear visability in these things

you gotta roll with the pączki to get to what's real (snoball), Sunday, 12 May 2024 11:20 (one week ago) link

my friend has a Tesla and just started using the self-driving and he brought me and another friend in the car while it drove us to a destination 5 minutes away.

it did ok, I never felt my life was in danger, but it definitely got confused once or twice and did stop dead in the middle of a lane because it temporarily didn't know where it was

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Sunday, 12 May 2024 17:18 (one week ago) link

it did have the wheel nag and he even talked about it but fuckin christ even w/ that I was a little on edge lol.

wish Musk would just go into a coma or something

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Sunday, 12 May 2024 17:20 (one week ago) link

wow i don’t know how i would handle that situation

“got confused once or twice and did stop dead in the middle of a lane because it temporarily didn't know where it was”

daaaah wes joe biden driving you ppl dont have a problem when it’s him daah

well below the otm mendoza line (Hunt3r), Sunday, 12 May 2024 17:35 (one week ago) link

sorry i need a break from like everything

well below the otm mendoza line (Hunt3r), Sunday, 12 May 2024 17:35 (one week ago) link

i think stopping in the middle of the road qualifies as putting yr life in danger

lag∞n, Sunday, 12 May 2024 17:41 (one week ago) link

well in that moment, not so much as it was a road with no vehicles traveling on it on a weeknight. but certainly if it HAD been a weekend, yeah, different story.

anywho now that I appeased him w/ that I will never get in that car again lol

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Sunday, 12 May 2024 17:43 (one week ago) link

co-lol

well below the otm mendoza line (Hunt3r), Sunday, 12 May 2024 17:54 (one week ago) link

other than the random stopping, I think they're also still good at turning on to wide shared bike/walking lanes parallel to the road

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 13 May 2024 14:21 (one week ago) link

If cyclists and pedestrians don't want to be hit by cars, they should move to states without roads or pavement.

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Monday, 13 May 2024 15:31 (one week ago) link

was this posted yet? (insider dunking from former employee)
https://www.reddit.com/r/RealTesla/comments/1cpyi2j/i_was_in_tesla_design_studio_back_in_20162017_i/

mark s, Monday, 13 May 2024 16:49 (one week ago) link

“Typically at Tesla the driver was considered the priority, they would only try to comply with the absolutely necessary standards required for everyone else sharing the road.”

well, yeah

well below the otm mendoza line (Hunt3r), Monday, 13 May 2024 17:28 (one week ago) link

Motorists do not have a constitutional right to not be run over. Seriously look it up guys.

Our cars are returning things to the way the Framers wanted it

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Monday, 13 May 2024 17:50 (one week ago) link

tempted to gis “suv horse drawn carriage” but nah

well below the otm mendoza line (Hunt3r), Monday, 13 May 2024 18:00 (one week ago) link

Head of cybertruck production is out:
https://electrek.co/2024/05/13/tesla-head-of-cybertruck-manufacturing-out/

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 13 May 2024 22:52 (one week ago) link

haha good luck to everyone

Tesla’s automotive business, including charging and manufacturing, as well as new product launches, took the biggest hit as Elon Musk appears to be transitioning Tesla away from its EV manufacturing roots to focus on autonomous driving products.

lag∞n, Monday, 13 May 2024 22:55 (one week ago) link

wonder how much extra tesla are having to pay the sacked supercharger team to come back after shitcanning them so ignominiously

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 13:51 (one week ago) link

elon musk really is the devil in the sense that people have made a deal with him

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 13:57 (one week ago) link

gotta have a based robot in there

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 18:13 (one week ago) link

Almost forgot not all his tweets are just quote-replying 'True.' or 'Interesting.' to whiny white supremacist grievances and completely made up allegations against political opponents.

nashwan, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 18:15 (one week ago) link

concerning!

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 18:17 (one week ago) link

lol... now who would do such a thing?

Several vehicles at the Tesla factory in Fremont have been vandalized, according to the Fremont Police Department. On Monday at around 2:30 a.m., Fremont PD were dispatched to a location on the 45000 block of Fremont Boulevard where the factory is located.

There were reports, police said, of numerous vehicles having been vandalized. At the scene, officers learned that several parked vehicles had sustained damage to their tires.

Fremont PD is actively investigating the incident.

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 20:23 (one week ago) link

shoulda just put them all in carwash mode

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 20:25 (one week ago) link

Ooopsies. Funny thing is, it's not just the ex-employees who would be motivated to do this, but like the entire population of the Bay Area

octobeard, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 21:55 (one week ago) link

Yeah, hopefully he puts up a big whiny stink about this and inspires even more people to vandalize teslas

Chyiv Kyiv (Fetchboy), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 00:50 (one week ago) link

Keep Bender's name out of your fucking mouth, Elon!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 05:32 (one week ago) link

lol

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 May 2024 05:55 (one week ago) link

The day before Elon Musk fired virtually all of Tesla’s electric-vehicle charging division last month, they had high hopes as charging chief Rebecca Tinucci went to meet with Musk about the network’s future, four former charging-network staffers told Reuters.

After Tinucci had cut between 15% and 20% of staffers two weeks earlier, part of much wider layoffs, they believed Musk would affirm plans for a massive charging-network expansion.

The meeting could not have gone worse. Musk, the employees said, was not pleased with Tinucci’s presentation and wanted more layoffs. When she balked, saying deeper cuts would undermine charging-business fundamentals, he responded by firing her and her entire 500-member team.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/inside-story-elon-musk-mass-100216178.html

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2024 14:16 (one week ago) link

that seems less like bad business acumen and more like someone on a bizarre drugsblasted business holiday

well below the otm mendoza line (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 14:22 (one week ago) link

I don’t see why there has to be an exclusive binary there

Cemetry Gaetz (DJP), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 14:44 (one week ago) link

DJP 1 Hunt3r 0

well below the otm mendoza line (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 14:49 (one week ago) link

does he actually have a plan here or is he just winging it day to day?

frogbs, Wednesday, 15 May 2024 14:53 (one week ago) link

some Roman Roy shit

nashwan, Wednesday, 15 May 2024 15:08 (one week ago) link

of course he has a plan he wants a sassy robot

Are you addicted to struggling with your horse? (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 15:19 (one week ago) link

why care about charging business fundamentals when you're fun and mental

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 17:38 (one week ago) link

tha based business boi

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2024 19:00 (one week ago) link

this uh seems very illegal

I’ve been stating this for years 🙃autopilot disables 1 second before impact by design.

Anyone on the internal autopilot team would have known this as far back as 2020. https://t.co/SpMQC7uQx1

— Aiaddict (@Aiaddict1) May 7, 2024

frogbs, Thursday, 16 May 2024 03:47 (six days ago) link

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

Mrs. Ippei (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 18 May 2024 16:41 (four days ago) link

this bullshit again huh

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 18 May 2024 16:59 (four days ago) link

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/pVq85MDTB5o/hqdefault.jpg

Number None, Wednesday, 22 May 2024 17:58 (five hours ago) link

kind of amazed there doesn't seem to be any real oversight going on with Tesla, like if Toyota has a faulty brake or wheel or whatever it's national news, while Teslas just routinely ship out with 5 things pre-broken which may or may not be covered by warranty

frogbs, Wednesday, 22 May 2024 18:04 (five hours ago) link

medias spent so many years riding elons dick they dont know how to do anything else

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 May 2024 18:29 (five hours ago) link


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