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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2022, 03:09:06 am »
I think Musk has been the single most important individual in transforming electric vehicles from a niche product for dweebs into a mainstream commercially viable enterprise that will largely replace internal combustion vehicles within our lifetimes.  That's a very significant achievement regardless of whether you like his politics or his Twitter feed.

As for Twitter, I can only marvel at how quickly the line went from "It's a private business, they can do what they want, they have no obligation to you, go start your own platform if you don't like their terms of service!" to "This is the Marketplace Of Ideas, it's a vital platform for public discourse, it's too important to be controlled by a narcissistic oligarch!"

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2022, 09:02:56 am »
I think Musk has been the single most important individual in transforming electric vehicles from a niche product for dweebs into a mainstream commercially viable enterprise that will largely replace internal combustion vehicles within our lifetimes.  That's a very significant achievement regardless of whether you like his politics or his Twitter feed.

As for Twitter, I can only marvel at how quickly the line went from "It's a private business, they can do what they want, they have no obligation to you, go start your own platform if you don't like their terms of service!" to "This is the Marketplace Of Ideas, it's a vital platform for public discourse, it's too important to be controlled by a narcissistic oligarch!"

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Quite right kimmy!  The hand wringing didn't start until Musk showed interest in Twitter.  That's why none of these people have any credibility.  They're concern trolls, nothing more.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2022, 10:29:33 am »
As for Twitter, I can only marvel at how quickly the line went from "It's a private business, they can do what they want, they have no obligation to you, go start your own platform if you don't like their terms of service!" to "This is the Marketplace Of Ideas, it's a vital platform for public discourse, it's too important to be controlled by a narcissistic oligarch!"

You and Shiddy must shop at the same strawman store.
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2022, 10:46:51 am »

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2022, 10:48:45 am »
lmao
Thatís hilarious!  What idiot would use a self driving car right in front of a jet!  You gotta wonder about some people.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2022, 12:41:37 pm »
Itís not about Kool Aid.  But if he does what he says heís going to do, Twitter will be a much freer place.  I still donít know what you have against algorithms made public.  Isnít more transparency better?  But if you really want to get into a discussion of Kool Aid, look no further than the Trudeau cult.

I'm not on Twitter so I really don't care. I'm just amazed how many people are just willing to take this guy on faith alone.

Musk will have the same problems with what can be allowed in the name of free speech as every other platform.
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« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2022, 12:50:21 pm »
lmao

Musk may be a smart guy but some of his customers sure are morons.
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2022, 01:01:23 pm »
I think Musk has been the single most important individual in transforming electric vehicles from a niche product for dweebs into a mainstream commercially viable enterprise that will largely replace internal combustion vehicles within our lifetimes.  That's a very significant achievement regardless of whether you like his politics or his Twitter feed.

I donít disagree.

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As for Twitter, I can only marvel at how quickly the line went from "It's a private business, they can do what they want, they have no obligation to you, go start your own platform if you don't like their terms of service!" to "This is the Marketplace Of Ideas, it's a vital platform for public discourse, it's too important to be controlled by a narcissistic oligarch!"

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I canít believe people want Twitter to become more of a cesspool free-for-all racist platform more than it already is. 

The sooner the oligarchs with a political agenda buy up social media, the sooner people will realize that maybe social media isnít all it was made out to beÖ.  A lot of people (MH?) seem to think social media democratized the little people, when in reality, it helps spread false information, often by government actors like China and Russia, that has hurt western democracies.

*note:  the word c-r-a-c-k-e-d is banned on this platform.   LOL. WTF???
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2022, 05:04:16 pm »
You can take the boy out of apartheid-era South Africa, but you can't take apartheid-era South Africa out of the boy.
Black workers accused Tesla of racism for years. Now California is stepping in
Black ex-Tesla worker awarded almost $137 million for racial abuse including being subjected to "N-word"

Ex-Tesla employee called racial slur wins rare US$1-million award

To be fair how much is this Elin's fault?  I assume supervisors aren't dropping n-bombs when the boss is around.  I worked at a high tech manufacturing facility once.  I never saw the owner once and some of the supervisors were a-holes.

Making the leap that this makes Musk a racist is illogical and needs more evidence to confirm.  If he knew it was going on and did nothing then sure.
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2022, 05:06:48 pm »
A lot of people (MH?) seem to think social media democratized the little people, when in reality, it helps spread false information, often by government actors like China and Russia, that has hurt western democracies.

It seems to do both.   Problem is telling the difference between one and the other.
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2022, 05:32:51 pm »
I think Musk has been the single most important individual in transforming electric vehicles from a niche product for dweebs into a mainstream commercially viable enterprise that will largely replace internal combustion vehicles within our lifetimes.  That's a very significant achievement regardless of whether you like his politics or his Twitter feed.

Sure Tesla has done a lot of R&D to improve EV tech to their credit, but Tesla is not the EV for the working man, it's a luxury brand designed for the type of people who need to show off the fact that they own an iphone and a Canada Goose jacket in order to make people think they are trendy, rich, and cool .

Musk has had the goal of being the next Steve Jobs that all the trendy kids worship like a tech God.  It's narcissistic BS.  He isn't going to change the world selling overpriced impractical cars that the working class can't afford.  Have you seen the Tesla truck? Who the **** is going to buy that?  A plumber or an urban hipster?  Me thinks Elon has spent too much time living amongst the hipsters in Silicon Valley and lost sight of the big picture.

We're only going to save the world when buying an EV appeals to the types of people who drive a Ford or a Toyota Corolla. And Donna the Walmart cashier doesn't care if their car can run a Super Nintendo emulator.
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2022, 10:42:39 am »
Things are about to get very interesting! 😁

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2022, 11:17:35 am »
Things are about to get very interesting! 😁


how so Retro, how so?

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2022, 03:49:18 pm »
how so Retro, how so?
How so in that Twitter is reconsidering Muskís offer.