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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 (seven years ago) link

Who he?

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

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

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

Suk Lemon

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

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

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

people on twitter so mad.

who do you follow?

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

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

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

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

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

cool monorail bro

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

lol

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

im not gonna build it tho cause im kinda busy

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

even i can afford that

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

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

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

sure 70% that sounds totally realistic too

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

I meant 94% sorry.

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

LOL "elon musk"

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

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

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

Bad connotations...

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

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

iirc he has liberal tendencies mixed in w the libertarianism

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

see i wldve gone with he was just havin a laugh

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 May 2020 01:34 (two weeks ago) link

there is a massive closed and abandoned buca de beppo in my town which everyone hates b/c no one is taking care of the building so it has an extra layer for me

call all destroyer, Thursday, 14 May 2020 01:39 (two weeks ago) link

this is hilarious

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 14 May 2020 02:37 (two weeks ago) link

I thought he was referencing jail and scorsese

Morton Koopa Jr. Sings Elvis (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 14 May 2020 02:56 (two weeks ago) link

Listening to neon neon and tried to explain delorean as like musk, thought i was being all crazy insightful lol, but thread was on it. years ago. btw that album is still fun.

inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Thursday, 14 May 2020 20:13 (two weeks ago) link

delorean actually was very good at making cars to begin with tho, no? just not when he branched out alone

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 14 May 2020 20:16 (two weeks ago) link

i told my kid that my recall was that he was trying some different design stuff (didnt the car have different sized wheels or something?) not to mention facilities location. You’re right tho he was at least a car guy making cars.

inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Thursday, 14 May 2020 20:24 (two weeks ago) link

first you monsters deny elon the title of 'engineer'. now you would take away 'car guy'? And after previously awarding that title to a poster that admits to not even owning a car!

Morton Koopa Jr. Sings Elvis (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 14 May 2020 21:10 (two weeks ago) link

Well said! Please run for office. The politicians & unelected bureaucrats who stole our liberty should be tarred, feathered & thrown out of town!

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 15, 2020

so I had a short stint at a small stealth-mode cybersecurity startup once. my boss told me he had heard from one of the Y Combinator founders at a party that Elon Musk believed in Bostrom's simulation argument, but with one small amendment: that he, Elon Musk, was Real

— biz malarkey🌹 (@uhshanti) May 7, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 15 May 2020 19:25 (two weeks ago) link

there is a massive closed and abandoned buca de beppo in my town which everyone hates b/c no one is taking care of the building so it has an extra layer for me

― call all destroyer, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:39 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

You probably ought to check whether Elon Musk is hiding out in there

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 15 May 2020 21:53 (two weeks ago) link

oh good pic.twitter.com/CBigbC8ffE

— Cynical Bathtub (@cynical_bathtub) May 17, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 17 May 2020 18:58 (one week ago) link

I love that these conspiracy nuts still overwhelmingly like to adopt the hip lingo of a 20+ year old movie and haven't found anything else to latch onto in recent years

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:02 (one week ago) link

nothing else has utilized the duster as effectively

lag∞n, Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:04 (one week ago) link

funny thing is if there was ever a pill you could take to go under and live in a dream world and have lots of money and sex these would be the first people to sign up for that shit

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:07 (one week ago) link

*morpheus voice* in a sense thats what theyre doing

lag∞n, Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:08 (one week ago) link

delorean actually was very good at making cars to begin with tho, no? just not when he branched out alone

Yeah, because he was an idea guy at Pontiac, which was GM's 'engineering' division where a lot of concepts got tried out first (mid-size performance cars, rubber bumpers, hidden wipers, optic cable radio antennas inside windshields etc.), and things started downhill for when he was promoted to the more conservative Chevrolet.

After he broke loose, his own company had a lot of problems getting started (among other things, coming along after a number of similar other failed 'performance/safety car' startups littered throughout the 70s didn't help), and when production finally began, they made the mistake of using underpowered Renault engines.

And then, yeah, cocaine...

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:40 (one week ago) link

Fuck both of you

— Lilly Wachowski (@lilly_wachowski) May 17, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:54 (one week ago) link

nice

lag∞n, Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:56 (one week ago) link

<3

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 May 2020 21:37 (one week ago) link

This is Grimes' mom. Thanksgiving is going to be fun. pic.twitter.com/7i3oLnzvrO

— Ryan Mac 🙃 (@RMac18) May 17, 2020

peace, man, Monday, 18 May 2020 01:46 (one week ago) link

everything seems normal

lag∞n, Monday, 18 May 2020 01:48 (one week ago) link

still don’t understand why he included the rose emoji with that post

Dan S, Monday, 18 May 2020 01:53 (one week ago) link

He self identifies as Tuxedo Mask

Fetchboy, Monday, 18 May 2020 05:48 (one week ago) link

the red pill is actually democratic socialism

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 18 May 2020 07:50 (one week ago) link

Funny thing about Grimes's mom is that she was a Tesla-owning Elon Musk fangirl well before her daughter started dating him.

jaymc, Monday, 18 May 2020 12:59 (one week ago) link

sounds like she has been red pilled since then.. about elon musk

mh, Monday, 18 May 2020 13:40 (one week ago) link

its sad when your enthusiasm for a luxury electric vehicle brand is marred by your daughter having the child of its psycho ceo

lag∞n, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:10 (one week ago) link

the classic tragedy

DJP, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:16 (one week ago) link

elonmusk @ coronavirus

imago, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:25 (one week ago) link

and its more famous prequel, elonmusk space x

imago, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:25 (one week ago) link

This is a thread about what it’s like to be Elon Musk’s neighbor.

— Rachel Monroe (@rachmonroe) May 21, 2020

Bleeqwot (sic), Friday, 22 May 2020 07:48 (one week ago) link

brutal

lag∞n, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:16 (one week ago) link

these fucking people

So do you want him to personally apologize for being the only person really making strides to make the world a better place? And actually executing ideas? Cool keep up the good work

— Noya (@NoyaOfficial) May 21, 2020

Saving hmanity is worth the inconvenience.

— Jub 🖖🧢 ☂️ (@hjub) May 22, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:06 (one week ago) link

the cartoon in that string ha

inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Friday, 22 May 2020 15:16 (one week ago) link

Musk said that he told Behnken and Hurley's kids: "We've done everything we can to make sure your dads come back."

— Miriam Kramer (@mirikramer) May 27, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 19:08 (three days ago) link

as trump told the widow of a dead special forces soldier, 'he knew what he signed up for'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 19:22 (three days ago) link

"we'll see what happens"

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 19:33 (three days ago) link

"there's always the AZ-5"

Morton Koopa Jr. Sings Elvis (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 20:20 (three days ago) link

Saved by the weather, lucky bastards

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 20:21 (three days ago) link

Musk looks like a face transplant recipient. I don't know if it's the Michael Jackson stubble or what.

Sam Weller, Thursday, 28 May 2020 08:22 (two days ago) link

he and zuck def rolled straight outta the uncanny valley

inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Thursday, 28 May 2020 12:34 (two days ago) link

^ yes. They look like video game representations of themselves.

calstars, Thursday, 28 May 2020 13:34 (two days ago) link

idk what Zuck's excuse is but Elon's definitely had a ton of implants put into his face so that he can look good from precisely one angle

frogbs, Thursday, 28 May 2020 13:41 (two days ago) link

Uncanny Valley, CA
Pop. 2

inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:09 (two days ago) link

zuckerberg clearly some sort of not quite human inter dimensional traveler

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:33 (two days ago) link

boom

The SpaceX Starship rocket prototype SN4 exploded after an engine test this afternoon in Texas.

Credit: @LabPadre livestream https://t.co/aPJknKdl6M pic.twitter.com/gXKWTH0VLn

— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) May 29, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 19:56 (yesterday) link

imagine being the astronauts waiting on their rescheduled launch

frogbs, Friday, 29 May 2020 20:03 (yesterday) link

meteors did it

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Friday, 29 May 2020 20:03 (yesterday) link


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