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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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

people on twitter so mad.

who do you follow?

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

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

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

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

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

cool monorail bro

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

lol

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

im not gonna build it tho cause im kinda busy

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

even i can afford that

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

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

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

sure 70% that sounds totally realistic too

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

I meant 94% sorry.

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

LOL "elon musk"

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

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

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

Bad connotations...

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

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

iirc he has liberal tendencies mixed in w the libertarianism

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

The car won't start in cold weather

Intense squeaking noise

Car won't start in warm weather

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 17:39 (four weeks ago) link

the three bullet separation between cold weather and warm weather is killing me

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 17:43 (four weeks ago) link

You have to wait on the phone for a long time before Tesla answers

Oh come on. Ever called, like, anyone? Join the club, Norwegians.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 17:49 (four weeks ago) link

lol I didn't even know this existed:

https://shop.tesla.com/product/cyberquad-for-kids

― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, August 28, 2022 10:37 AM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

my brother got a Model 3 one for my son which Tesla gave him as a “gift” for buying 2 real ones. It hasn’t started on fire yet but it did have a lot of weird issues with the electrical components and the steering wheel popped off. It also gets stuck on anything that’s not concrete, which sucks because kids love to off road these things. After a year (which ain’t much because in Wisconsin you can only really use the thing for 6 months max) one of the axles broke. The only good thing I can say is it was pretty fast (6 mph) but even that is obnoxious because the parents have to follow along.

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 18:40 (four weeks ago) link

followed the link. "This item is out of stock"

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Tuesday, 30 August 2022 18:42 (four weeks ago) link

i don't mind stealing bread
from the mouths of Pretorians

and the worms, they entered his ass (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 30 August 2022 22:29 (four weeks ago) link

Mojave Desert to Tesla drivers: "send more cars!"

slightly worried this Tesla seems to have had BeamNG installed https://t.co/eLFpvMy2eT

— Hazel Southwell (@HSouthwellFE) August 29, 2022

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 23:30 (four weeks ago) link

the desert attempting to reclaim its lithium

mh, Wednesday, 31 August 2022 17:39 (four weeks ago) link

Another problem with steering non-wheels that can only be held in one exact place:

https://www.thedrive.com/news/tesla-steering-yokes-are-disintegrating-before-30000-miles

...and of removing all buttons, knobs, and levers for the driver to use:

https://cleantechnica.com/2022/08/31/the-danger-of-removing-all-buttons-knobs-levers/

Lee626, Wednesday, 31 August 2022 19:50 (four weeks ago) link

this seems like the ball game?

Twitter:

May 8th, Musk to Morgan Stanley: "let's slow down just a few days ... it won't make sense to buy Twitter if we are heading into World War 3"

177/

— The Chancery Daily (@chancery_daily) September 6, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 21:21 (three weeks ago) link

whats he talking about re ww3

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 21:34 (three weeks ago) link

Bad idea: "Let's go race our Tesla at 100mph+ in the middle of the night on the Bonneville Salt Flats" https://t.co/PvpANPqCge

— AI6YR (@ai6yrham) September 6, 2022

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 21:45 (three weeks ago) link

xp withdrawing from the deal for a reason unrelated to his claimed reason for backing out and certainly unrelated to the scope merger agreement

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 22:05 (three weeks ago) link

what does he mean by ww3 tho like actual world war three

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 23:34 (three weeks ago) link

Ukraine, I’m guessing

You can't spell Fearless without Earle (President Keyes), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 00:39 (three weeks ago) link

Lol that was a text from Musk to Mr. Grimes

You can't spell Fearless without Earle (President Keyes), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 00:39 (three weeks ago) link

Oh, I belime

look like Farley smoke like Marley (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 00:54 (three weeks ago) link

Ukraine, I’m guessing

― You can't spell Fearless without Earle (President Keyes), Tuesday, September 6, 2022 8:39 PM (twenty-one minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

thought the same but musks initial offer to buy twitter came after the war started, which is not to say he couldnt have just gotten the idea at some point that now its going to be ww3, but also he could just be talking about something else

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 01:04 (three weeks ago) link

some sort of figurative world war three, or maybe a secret world war three, idk

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 01:05 (three weeks ago) link

The text before the WWIII one said, “Putin is speaking tomorrow”

You can't spell Fearless without Earle (President Keyes), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 01:33 (three weeks ago) link

putin is going to announce ww3 tomorrow better not buy twitter, a thing we all think from time to time

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 02:13 (three weeks ago) link

I’m pretty sure idiots going fast in the desert after dark has caused a lot of casualties really re: salt flats

mh, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 04:31 (three weeks ago) link

Nah, normal cars are invincible in desert conditions

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 13:34 (three weeks ago) link

i took my 2002 audi a4 avant on there but it was kind of wet and gummy did not reach max speed had to hose it down after for sure, that was during the day tho

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 13:51 (three weeks ago) link

I know nothing about the salt flats but How much salt is in the dust i should think that would be corrosive as fuck without super washout and cleaning

i'm intentionally vague, intending to front multitudes (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 18:19 (three weeks ago) link

driving out onto the salt flats is fun. best to be careful about where though, some areas are wetter than others and blocked by embankments. the north side between mm 15 and 20, west of the "tree of life" is generally ok, although i see after having driven out that way yesterday that they have put up little fences on the side of the freeway in that section.

(grim) pump track (wales) (map), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 20:24 (three weeks ago) link

I think they steam treat certain tracks when they're trying for a speed record... as noted earlier, they can be pretty slushy, like walking on rock salt

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 20:53 (three weeks ago) link

lol

Not only has Tesla's strict return-to-office policy damaged morale but the company lacks resources to house everyone: shortage of chairs, desk space, parking spots, dongles, charging cords, phone booths and conference rooms. https://t.co/zvgY86QIqM

— Amy Diehl, Ph.D. (@amydiehl) September 15, 2022

lag∞n, Thursday, 15 September 2022 17:23 (one week ago) link

Musk is more than enough dongle for the whole place.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 September 2022 17:33 (one week ago) link

Musk himself is a dingle

i eat ass with a knife and fork (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 September 2022 17:50 (one week ago) link

Elon's college girlfriend from Penn just auctioned off a bunch of old photos of him, a birthday card, and a necklace he gave her:

https://www.rrauction.com/search/results/?lot=&str=elon%20musk&exclude=&cat=0&sort=time&auctions=0&view=gallery&page=1&itemQty=96&catalogLotNumber=&cp=past-auctions&searchType=title

o. nate, Thursday, 15 September 2022 18:16 (one week ago) link

im goin g to buy them

mark s, Thursday, 15 September 2022 18:20 (one week ago) link

i dont understand why someone would pay thousands of dollars for these snapshots, is there a businessman collectables market

lag∞n, Thursday, 15 September 2022 18:43 (one week ago) link

Here's a handkerchief that Elon blew into and never washed. I'll start the bidding at 50,000

i eat ass with a knife and fork (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 September 2022 18:47 (one week ago) link

Yeah, it's baffling. Almost makes me wonder if Elon bought them himself. xp

o. nate, Thursday, 15 September 2022 18:48 (one week ago) link

get his dna, clone him, set up permanent dunk tank, PROFIT

DPRK in Cincinnati (WmC), Thursday, 15 September 2022 18:49 (one week ago) link

good for her

mh, Friday, 16 September 2022 03:17 (one week ago) link

it make a pinch

Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. because the windows can pinch a person's fingers when being rolled up. https://t.co/PBT06Hrh6Q

— The Associated Press (@AP) September 22, 2022

lag∞n, Thursday, 22 September 2022 12:56 (six days ago) link

haven't worked out the kinks in the self-rolling windows

i need to put some clouds behind the reaper (PBKR), Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:22 (six days ago) link

I'm sure it's fine

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:23 (six days ago) link

lmao

This is the third time my Tesla is getting recalled in just the last year. Getting sick of this shit. I'm sorry @Tesla your cars are amazing but this is not acceptable. If this happens 3 more times I will have to consider trading it in for a different Tesla model

— Wild Geerters (@steinkobbe) September 22, 2022

frogbs, Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:28 (six days ago) link

this is your fourth-to-last chance tesla

rob, Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:29 (six days ago) link

Is the pinch really more of a priority than the exploding thing? I’m not a driver so maybe one of you can explain idk

barry sito (gyac), Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:33 (six days ago) link

Surprised Musk didn't make them add a cartoon noise when your finger gets caught in the window. "Booiiiiinnnng!" or whatever.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:38 (six days ago) link

Seems to suggest that at least one person has actually had their fingers cut off.

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:43 (six days ago) link

Is the pinch really more of a priority than the exploding thing? I’m not a driver so maybe one of you can explain idk

― barry sito (gyac), Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:33 AM (sixteen minutes ago)

everyone who buys tesla does so to satisfy the death drive, mere pinches don't go far enough, is how I break it down

rob, Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:50 (six days ago) link

Maybe the windows of other cars just don't pinch enough.

i need to put some clouds behind the reaper (PBKR), Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:58 (six days ago) link

been seeing articles about techbros that "want to grow inches" and it's naturally going to take some pinches

put their faith in a god-fearing man selling them tiny homes (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 22 September 2022 14:41 (six days ago) link

Lol what pic.twitter.com/ARiJIZty0i

— Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse Party (@weathergoose1) September 23, 2022

lag∞n, Friday, 23 September 2022 15:22 (five days ago) link

Thought car windows had been figured out long ago, but I guess we gotta disrupt everything nowadays

Vinnie, Friday, 23 September 2022 15:48 (five days ago) link


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