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Offline Slim Shady

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Elon Musk
« on: April 21, 2022, 11:13:12 am »
This thread is dedicated to all things Elon Musk.  He's probably the most influential person in the world today.  He's a proponent of free speech, developer of electric vehicle technology, and a researcher and developer of space exploration.  All things that are significantly important to our society today.

More big news today!

Elon Musk secures US$46.5B for Twitter takeover bid

Elon Musk on Thursday said he has lined up US$46.5 billion in debt and equity financing to buy social network company Twitter Inc. and is considering taking his offer directly to shareholders, a filing with U.S. regulators showed.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8774846/elon-musk-tender-offer-twitter/

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2022, 12:13:07 pm »
Self proclaimed socialist, ok.

People play this 'enemy of my enemy' game too much. 

Some things Musk does are great, some are amazing, some are stupid, some are horrible, some are dumb.

Are we really supposed to play FIGHT/F*CK/KILL with every single public persona now ?

I'm out.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2022, 12:33:47 pm »
Self proclaimed socialist, ok.

People play this 'enemy of my enemy' game too much. 

Some things Musk does are great, some are amazing, some are stupid, some are horrible, some are dumb.

Are we really supposed to play FIGHT/F*CK/KILL with every single public persona now ?

I'm out.
Nobody is saying that you need to do anything.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2022, 12:35:50 pm »
It amazes me how many people think one person gaining complete control of a media outlet will protect their free speech. Like multi billionaires care about anyones free speech but their own. It's that kind of saviour mentality that has given birth to every dictator in history.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2022, 12:36:24 pm »
NASA enlists SpaceX and Amazon to help develop next-gen space communications
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/nasa-spacex-amazon-next-gen-space-communications-114045951.html

SpaceX's starlink system has kept the internet going during the war in Ukraine too.

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2022, 12:38:40 pm »
It amazes me how many people think one person gaining complete control of a media outlet will protect their free speech. Like multi billionaires care about anyones free speech but their own. It's that kind of saviour mentality that has given birth to every dictator in history.
What amazes me is that it's ok for billionaires to currently own various media outlets, but Elon Musk buying Twitter is the last straw!  LOL.  Besides, Musk wants to make Twitter's algorithms public, and he wants less censorship.  I'm not sure how that's anything other than helping protect free speech and transparency.

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2022, 12:54:54 pm »
SpaceX's starlink system has kept the internet going during the war in Ukraine too.

caveat emptor!


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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2022, 01:24:49 pm »
What amazes me is that it's ok for billionaires to currently own various media outlets, but Elon Musk buying Twitter is the last straw!  LOL.

The only people who think it's ok for billionaires to own the media are corporate cucks and sycophants like you.

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Besides, Musk wants to make Twitter's algorithms public, and he wants less censorship.  I'm not sure how that's anything other than helping protect free speech and transparency.

Yeah, Elon says a lot of things.

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March 2016: The Tesla Model 3 will cost $35,000
What he said: When Musk unveiled Tesla’s Model 3 sedan, he said the standard model would cost $35,000.

What happened: Tesla did briefly sell the Model 3 for that price in 2019, but the low price never played the role Musk suggested in making electric vehicles common. Then Tesla got rid of the $35,000 models entirely in 2020. Now Tesla lists the starting price of its rear-drive Standard Range Plus model at $46,990.

January 2017: Full self-driving Tesla cars ready in 6 months
What he said: Answering a question on Twitter about when “full self-driving” features would exceed “enhanced autopilot” features (like cruise control), Musk said: “3 months maybe, 6 months definitely.” That was five years ago.

What happened: In September 2021, Tesla began letting select owners request “full self-driving” software upgrades. Video from beta testers revealed deep flaws.


March 2017: Brain implants
What he said: Musk revealed that he founded a company called Neuralink to connect brains to computers. It would enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk or eventually permit human-to-human telepathy, he suggested. In 2019, Musk predicted the technology would be implanted in a human skull by 2020.

What happened: Neuralink has implanted chips in the brains of a monkey and a pig, and in December 2021, Musk tweeted that “progress will accelerate when we have devices in humans … next year.” But as of January, only two of the eight scientists Musk brought in to help him create Neuralink remain at the company.

July 2017: A tunnel will speed travel between New York and Washington
What he said: Musk founded the Boring Company to speed up digging tunnels that could be used for speedy transportation in busy urban corridors. “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins,” Musk tweeted.

What happened: Today, the Hyperloop tunnel project between Washington and New York is no longer listed on the company’s website. The company demonstrated a California test tunnel in 2018 and opened a 1.7-mile tunnel at the Las Vegas Convention Center in April 2021.

November 2017: A Tesla Semi truck will arrive by 2019
What he said: Musk announced a large truck with an ambitious range of 500 miles and an even more ambitious production timeline of 2019.

What happened: Tesla has taken Semi orders and prototypes have been seen in testing, and Musk has now committed to delivering some in 2023.

July 2018: Musk offers a submarine to rescue soccer team trapped in a cave

What he said: When 12 soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand made global headlines, Musk offered to help by developing a submarine to extract them. “Mini-sub arriving in about 17 hours. Hopefully useful. If not, perhaps it will be in a future situation,” he tweeted.

What happened: The boys were rescued by divers who carried them through the cave on stretchers and did not use Musk’s submarine. Some rescuers said the tech wasn’t practical.

April 2019: 1 million robotaxis on the road by 2020

What he said: “I feel very confident predicting autonomous robotaxis for Tesla next year,” Musk said in 2019 at an investor event. (He also warned: “Sometimes I am not on time, but I get it done.”) He also predicted that within two years, Tesla would be making cars with no pedals or steering wheels.

What happened: Tesla’s self-driving technology is still limited to tests with selected car owners, not autonomous taxis. In April 2022, Musk said that Tesla would build a vehicle dedicated for use as a robotaxi and that it will “look quite futuristic.”

November 2019: Tesla Cybertruck to begin production in 2021

What he said: Musk unveiled a futuristic electric pickup with a steel “exoskeleton” and sharp angles. Production was supposed to begin in late 2021 with a release date in 2022.

What happened: During a demonstration of the strength of the car’s new unbreakable windows, Musk asked one of the people onstage to try to break the glass — and it shattered. As of April, the Cybertruck’s release has been pushed to 2023.

May 2020: Tesla workers told it’s ok to stay home during covid-19
What he said: When Musk defied local covid-19 orders and reopened Tesla’s factory in Fremont, Calif., he told employees they could stay home. If “you feel uncomfortable coming back to work at this time, please do not feel obligated to do so,” he wrote in an email.

What happened: Several employees said they received termination notices for “failure to return to work” after they took unpaid leave to protect themselves.

April 2022: Tesla’s humanoid robot will be ready for production in 2023
What he said: In August 2021, Musk unveiled plans for a “friendly” humanoid robot called Optimus or Tesla Bot that could “navigate through a world built for humans and eliminate dangerous, repetitive and boring tasks.” In April, Musk said, “We have a shot of being in production for version one of Optimus hopefully next year.”

What happened: To date, Tesla has not shown a working prototype.

This doesn't include other whoppers like donating $6 billion to solve world hunger or his prediction that the US was headed toward “zero new cases” by the end of April 2020.
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2022, 01:39:47 pm »
What amazes me is that it's ok for billionaires to currently own various media outlets, but Elon Musk buying Twitter is the last straw!  LOL.  Besides, Musk wants to make Twitter's algorithms public, and he wants less censorship.  I'm not sure how that's anything other than helping protect free speech and transparency.

Who says it is OK. You **** about  things like globalization which puts more in the pockets of fewer yet you think giving oligarchs control over media will somehow make you freer. Musk will give you what Musk wants you to have.

All you guys are looking for a Messiah.
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2022, 01:56:52 pm »
Who says it is OK. You **** about  things like globalization which puts more in the pockets of fewer yet you think giving oligarchs control over media will somehow make you freer. Musk will give you what Musk wants you to have.

All you guys are looking for a Messiah.
Nope, just looking for more fairness and transparency.  Nobody said anything about a Messiah.  It's hilarious that this billionaire owning Twitter is THE END OF THE WORLD, but it's ok for other billionaires to own other media outlets.  Nobody says anything like what's being said about Musk buying Twitter.  Jeff Bezos can buy the Washington Post and nobody says bubkis about it.  You're all hypocrites.

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2022, 02:03:06 pm »
Nope, just looking for more fairness and transparency.  Nobody said anything about a Messiah.  It's hilarious that this billionaire owning Twitter is THE END OF THE WORLD, but it's ok for other billionaires to own other media outlets.  Nobody says anything like what's being said about Musk buying Twitter.  Jeff Bezos can buy the Washington Post and nobody says bubkis about it.  You're all hypocrites.

See @wilber, you cannot argue with someone who lives in a completely alternate reality where concentration of the media into the hands of a few billionaires was never an issue before Musk wanted to buy Twitter and not something that's been discussed for years before Bezos even sold his first book.

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2022, 02:11:39 pm »
See @wilber, you cannot argue with someone who lives in a completely alternate reality where concentration of the media into the hands of a few billionaires was never an issue before Musk wanted to buy Twitter and not something that's been discussed for years before Bezos even sold his first book.
Who said it was never an issue?  It was certainly never an issue with you, because you haven't said a word about it until now.  Now you're all triggered by Elon Musk.  Just because he wants to buy Twitter, make the algorithms public, and not censor people as much.  THE HORROR!  LOL!  Fack off.

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2022, 02:13:49 pm »
Who said it was never an issue? 

You did, retard.

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It was certainly never an issue with you, because you haven't said a word about it until now.  Now you're all triggered by Elon Musk.  Just because he wants to buy Twitter, make the algorithms public, and not censor people as much.  THE HORROR!  LOL!  Fack off.

Ah so when you say that there are people who is that it's ok for billionaires to currently own various media outlets, but for whom Elon Musk buying Twitter is the last straw, you mean me specifically? Hooo-wee you're obsessed.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2022, 02:23:26 pm »
You did, retard.

Ah so when you say that there are people who is that it's ok for billionaires to currently own various media outlets, but for whom Elon Musk buying Twitter is the last straw, you mean me specifically? Hooo-wee you're obsessed.
You're a lost cause.  I've already explained why I think it's a good thing that Elon Musk might buy Twitter.  See censorship and algorithms. 

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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2022, 02:28:23 pm »
You're a lost cause.  I've already explained why I think it's a good thing that Elon Musk might buy Twitter. See censorship and algorithms.

Yeah: you're a gullible idiot who believes this snake oil salesman cares about free speech.

Musk, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Bezos, Theil, all these guys and their ilk should be taxed into oblivion, their wealth redistributed and, ideally, forced to beg on the street like dogs.