Elon Musk

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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 (eleven months ago) link

"credit the artist"


good tweet

lumen (esby), Monday, 17 June 2019 17:13 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) link

Michael Jackson style (sus)

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


Ambient Police (sleeve), Thursday, 27 June 2019 17:56 (eleven months 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 (ten months ago) link

love the casual introduction of a drug-running conspiracy theory

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

Yeah, that line is Trump-worthy.

nickn, Friday, 12 July 2019 16:35 (ten months ago) link

Musk to unveil his neuralink startup next week.


DJI, Friday, 12 July 2019 18:24 (ten months ago) link

definitely a real thing that will absolutely work

Bring on The Culture!

DJI, Friday, 12 July 2019 19:21 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

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

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 16:05 (ten months ago) link

omg the robot

This is straight-up Bond villainy

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 18 July 2019 12:50 (ten months ago) link


what is happening

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 18 July 2019 12:52 (ten months ago) link

“Because as I just articulated the primary challenge is how do you tunnel effectively, especially how do you put in the reinforcing segments and get the dirt out effectively – it’s harder than it seems." - elon musk. what a fuckup

— Crewman Number Guy (@Atrios) July 22, 2019

the problem with tunneling, you see, is the tunneling part

— Crewman Number Guy (@Atrios) July 22, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 17:40 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

lol I have literally never heard of this happening with a PV system, that is some shitty electrical contractors they must have been using

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:03 (nine months ago) link

not sure who to root for in this one

frogbs, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:06 (nine months ago) link

Walmart. There are lots of shitty things about them as a company but they have been pretty ahead-of-the-curve when it comes to sustainability

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:13 (nine months ago) link

ime they had energy efficiency + renewable generation targets, climate action plans, etc. way before a lot of other similarly-sized companies

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:14 (nine months ago) link

they’re a relentless machine for tackling optimization problems, regardless of ideological or ethical trappings

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:24 (nine months ago) link

In Australia we had a spate of residential PV fires caused by poor quality and poorly installed DC isolators. Water would get in they would short, heat up and catch fire. I’d put a small amount of money on this being the installation contractors fault not the fault of Tesla.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 20:26 (nine months ago) link

if their business proposition is anything like solarcity’s residential one, they *are* the installers or coordinate the installation work

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 21:45 (nine months ago) link


Amazon fire claims add to Tesla’s troubles with PV installs

sleeve, Thursday, 29 August 2019 15:21 (nine months ago) link

Rad! Under $10k is more like it.

DJI, Monday, 9 September 2019 18:34 (eight months ago) link

100% electric does not solve our problems, but yeah, cars for rich people (currently subsidized in many US states by a wealth transfer to rich people) _definitely_ doesn't solve our problems.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 9 September 2019 18:41 (eight months ago) link

My impression is that having as much of the global economy's energy needs supplied by electricity as possible is the most viable path to weaning us off fossil fuels. Personal vehicles as a method of transportation are terrible at efficiency, but getting people to stop loving their cars is going to be massively difficult. By comparison, getting them to adopt EVs will be child's play.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:44 (eight months ago) link

getting them to adopt EVs will be child's play.

this is going to happen v fast, with any luck. Given that the average lifespan of a car is 10 years, it's conceivable we see a massive shift within a decade.

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 September 2019 19:54 (eight months ago) link

This is pretty good news on that front: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2019/09/09/teslas-lab-secrets-talking-about-20-year-lithium-ion-battery/

DJI, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:09 (eight months ago) link

Interesting they mention Sl_lSI partners in that. I’ve met them and they know a lot about finance and a a lot about wishful thinking but stuff all about battery chemistry. Basically they will invest in battery projects that meet their IRR requirements, preferably where someone else is holding the risk.

There are 20 year lithium batteries today. Toshiba Lithium Titanate cells should get you there at a (very high) price. It all comes down to whether the Tesla team can scale that chemistry and electrode structure in a cost effective way. This is probably a when, not if, but when is a long time where battery tech is concerned.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:47 (eight months ago) link


mookieproof, Monday, 16 September 2019 16:05 (eight months ago) link

what a defense!

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 16 September 2019 16:08 (eight months ago) link

You don't understand, "Mr Unsworth is a pedo guy" is the name of my dog!

nickn, Monday, 16 September 2019 16:35 (eight months ago) link

just some guys he does pranks with

Mitch C. Palace (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 16 September 2019 17:12 (eight months ago) link

I see what u did there

Οὖτις, Monday, 16 September 2019 17:12 (eight months ago) link

In determining my guilt or innocence the court must consider my frame of reference, which is whatever I say it is, because there is no way to corroborate my assertions.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 16 September 2019 17:40 (eight months ago) link

Any Major Afrikaner Will Tell You

... (Eazy), Monday, 16 September 2019 17:43 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...


let it be clear that "pedo guy" is a known insult among south african youth and not meant to be taken literally

also, Elon hired some scammer out of the UK who randomly offered to dig up dirt on pedo guy for $50K. he will, unfortunately, not be continuing the investigation as our prospective detective is currently in prison

mh, Friday, 4 October 2019 20:31 (eight months ago) link

Elon Musk's deposition in the "pedo guy" defamation lawsuit is one of the most revealing windows into the way Elon Musk's brain works. I don't necessarily encourage you to dive in, but here are some highlights if you're curious: https://t.co/I12CnQWndG

— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) October 8, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 21:51 (seven months ago) link

He seemed suspicious.

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 21:56 (seven months ago) link

hope musks heart explodes from all the ching some day soon

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:01 (seven months ago) link

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