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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 (six years ago) link

Who he?

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

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

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

Suk Lemon

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

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

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

people on twitter so mad.

who do you follow?

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

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

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

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

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

cool monorail bro

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

lol

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

im not gonna build it tho cause im kinda busy

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

even i can afford that

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

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

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

sure 70% that sounds totally realistic too

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

I meant 94% sorry.

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

LOL "elon musk"

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

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

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

Bad connotations...

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

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

iirc he has liberal tendencies mixed in w the libertarianism

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

losing 800 dollars a month isn't really a lot though.

koogs, Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:05 (two months ago) link

Ha.

Though I do like the idea of Tesla profits scaled down for, say, Elon's Lawn Service.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:11 (two months ago) link

"Episode X: The Hatred of Lidar"

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:36 (two months ago) link

in star wars, they'd use fodar

dreamcoat (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:30 (two months ago) link

kylo and rey have a thing they call fodar love

dreamcoat (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:39 (two months ago) link

I finally got short a little bit of TSLA today (through a put, the shares aren’t possible to borrow) just for shits and giggles.

o. nate, Friday, 26 April 2019 18:27 (two months ago) link

hope you got in at the open!

camp pendleton subway yelp review (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 26 April 2019 18:56 (two months ago) link

or not since i don't think puts work that way

camp pendleton subway yelp review (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 26 April 2019 18:57 (two months ago) link

i suppose the strike price you can get changes somewhat in real time, so it does make some sense? i've never bought anything but shares (of other stocks. TSLA scares me).

camp pendleton subway yelp review (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 26 April 2019 19:04 (two months ago) link

anway, lidar help you if elon tweets 420 right before expiration

camp pendleton subway yelp review (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 26 April 2019 19:08 (two months ago) link

I didn’t get in at the open but still made a small profit. I’ve already closed it out. I’ll feel dumb if the stock craters on Monday.

o. nate, Friday, 26 April 2019 19:39 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

holy shit

Parent's worse nightmare lived.

A mother retrieving her toddler son from a $TSLA parked in her garage instead has the car suddenly accelerate, slamming her against the wall.

The car wouldn't stop, breaking several bones & causing premature delivery of 2nd child.

Harcourt pic.twitter.com/7Nqp8gGJBh

— luis carruthers (@orthereaboot) May 28, 2019

frogbs, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 17:40 (one month ago) link

of course people are saying "the toddler did it could happen in any car" in the comments despite the fact that the key was in the woman's possession and no a toddler cannot start a car that's in park and put it in drive and accelerate without a key in the ignition in any other car that exists

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 17:48 (one month ago) link

every new parent worries that they could be run over by their absurdly expensive smart car with Falcon Wing doors. few are forced to live this parent's "worse" nightmare.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:08 (one month ago) link

Maybe the child used telekinesis.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:24 (one month ago) link

it appears Tesla is.....blaming the toddler

frogbs, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:25 (one month ago) link

has Elon called the woman a pedophile for having a toddler in the car

mh, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:27 (one month ago) link

will call the toddler a pedalphile instead

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:00 (one month ago) link

thumbs up

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:02 (one month ago) link

from the description in the full court document, it looks like she left all of the doors open except for the front passenger door with the key inside? and her son got into the driver's seat and accelerated the car by pressing the pedals. so the case is that other nice cars have additional safety features. my partner's car engages the parking brake if you start it with any door open. my car doesn't care. teslas are such a weird combination of impressive and crappy.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:20 (one month ago) link

also seems like maybe the doors just close automatically if you start using the car?

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:21 (one month ago) link

in retrospect maybe tesla’s inclusion of those insane / ludicrous / matricide modes was ill-judged

a promiscuous, flighty art student looking for love (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:25 (one month ago) link

did it make a fart sound while it accelerated?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:28 (one month ago) link

would’ve been epic if it did tbf

flappy bird, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:47 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

starting to think this guy is sort of an idiot asshole

Ok Elon is no longer a man of culture. pic.twitter.com/QTdoGKL3WW

— Miraculous Maku (Tifa fanboy) (@RedMakuzawa) June 16, 2019

frogbs, Monday, 17 June 2019 14:16 (one month ago) link

thinking that every time elon musk trends on here it's because he invented cold fusion, not because he publicly called someone an "Ass Hat"

— wint (@dril) June 16, 2019

frogbs, Monday, 17 June 2019 14:18 (one month ago) link

I don't know where these tweets are coming from because he very obviously deleted his twitter account

Just deleted my Twitter account

— Daddy DotCom (@elonmusk) June 17, 2019

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:27 (one month ago) link

something not quite right w this guy

lag∞n, Monday, 17 June 2019 15:52 (one month ago) link

just posting bad memes with my friends

mh, Monday, 17 June 2019 16:39 (one month ago) link

kind of heartbreaking that dude has so much and he’s trying hard to get accepted as an ironic meme guy

mh, Monday, 17 June 2019 16:40 (one month ago) link

"credit the artist"
"no"

lmao

good tweet

lumen (esby), Monday, 17 June 2019 17:13 (one month ago) link

lmao that Elon is reliving his teen shitposting years that were taken away from him, Michael Jackson style

― frogbs, Monday, April 1, 2019 9:01 AM (two months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

frogbs, Monday, 17 June 2019 17:16 (one month ago) link

Michael Jackson style (sus)

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Monday, 17 June 2019 17:19 (one month ago) link

i attended a mandatory jb straubel talk. he came across mostly as a gentle battery powered car hobbyist w/ one hundred million dollars and a crazy buddy named elon.

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 27 June 2019 17:46 (three weeks ago) link

every once in awhile, he'd complain about how NHSTA doesn't get it: sideview mirrors shouldn't be required, recall letters shouldn't be required for software updates pushed over the air, etc. and i thought of you guys.

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 27 June 2019 17:48 (three weeks ago) link

if somebody was critical of something about automobiles in general, he'd point out how tesla is such a small fraction of the automobile total. this point kind of worked against the idea that they were affecting substantial change in the industry.

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 27 June 2019 17:54 (three weeks ago) link

lol

Ambient Police (sleeve), Thursday, 27 June 2019 17:56 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

t/s: elon musk vs the escobar family

Remember Elon Musk’s “Not a Flamethrower” from last year? Pablo Escobar’s brother Roberto recently launched his own eerily similar product, a device he said looks almost identical because Musk stole the idea from him and then beat him to market.

He told Digital Trends that he expects Musk to pay him $100 million for the idea or else he’ll take Musk to court.

Escobar, brother and former accountant of the infamous drug lord, told us that he made a deal with the Tesla and SpaceX CEO to launch the device under the Tesla umbrella. In exchange, Escobar said Musk was supposed to pay him 20% of the profits.

“Then he changed the name to ‘Not a Flamethrower’ to avoid any type of deal we had,” Escobar, who is also the founder of Escobar Inc., said. Last February, Musk said he changed the name because many customs agencies would not allow him to ship anything labeled “flamethrower.”

“It is very clear that Mr. Musk has done wrong here, we are assuming that he will settle with us at any moment now. Our flamethrower is a far superior product as evidenced by videos that are now going viral, his is simply not cutting it,” Daniel Reitberg, COO of Escobar Inc., told Digital Trends. “That is what happens when you try to copy someone. It looks good, but the functionality is just not there. Some people may think that is small, but imagine what else Mr. Musk may be doing behind the whole world’s back?”

Escobar added that thing Musk isn’t doing is running Tesla well — and he has some business insights to share from Colombia.

“Nobody is using Tesla here,” Escobar said.

“I heard some people in Mexico use it to transport drugs with autopilot,” he added, though he didn’t provide any evidence.

As for what Musk should do about it, “I think Elon needs to clear all of his business issues and take Tesla and his life more seriously,” said Escobar. “But start with sending me $100 million.”

Escobar didn’t provide us with any proof of the deal, but if Musk doesn’t pay up, he’s prepared to take the issue to the courts.

“That 20% is now worth about $2 million,” Escobar said. “However due to his slander, and due to his non-payment, we are requesting $100 million.”

“I do not mind [becoming] the new CEO of Tesla if we win a judgment in the courts,” said Escobar. “I am sure that I could run Tesla into profits.”[/q]

dammit tesla hackers have broken my bbcode :(

that guy is also a crypto currency scammer lol

lag∞n, Friday, 12 July 2019 14:39 (one week ago) link

love the casual introduction of a drug-running conspiracy theory

untuned mass damper (mh), Friday, 12 July 2019 14:41 (one week ago) link

Yeah, that line is Trump-worthy.

nickn, Friday, 12 July 2019 16:35 (one week ago) link

Musk to unveil his neuralink startup next week.

https://www.inverse.com/amp/article/57607-neuralink-elon-musk-s-elusive-brain-computer-firm-just-made-a-big-reveal

DJI, Friday, 12 July 2019 18:24 (one week ago) link

definitely a real thing that will absolutely work

Bring on The Culture!

DJI, Friday, 12 July 2019 19:21 (one week ago) link

Good morning, East Coast! I went to Elon Musk's big Neuralink presentation last night, and it was completely bananas.
Read the startup's white paper (https://t.co/nfNUfinLfm) and my story:https://t.co/wMbRvNqHda

— Rebecca Robbins (@RebeccaDRobbins) July 17, 2019

Number None, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 14:07 (four days ago) link

he shd test them on himself........in space

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 16:05 (four days ago) link

omg the robot

This is straight-up Bond villainy

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 18 July 2019 12:50 (three days ago) link

OMG THE RAT

what is happening

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 18 July 2019 12:52 (three days ago) link


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