Does Elon's Musk stink?

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by JD » 19 Jun 2018, 12:09

Elon Musk is now saying that they caught a saboteur in Tesla "making direct code changes to the Tesla Manufacturing Operating System under false usernames and exporting large amounts of highly sensitive Tesla data to unknown third parties".

This shortly after he sent an email about a small fire on the production line that he also hinted could be suspicious. How long before he starts wearing Kleenex boxes on his feet and collecting his urine in jars?

EDIT: Fixed links - forgot what site I was on
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Aresen » 19 Jun 2018, 12:46

JD wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 12:09
Elon Musk is now saying that they caught a saboteur in Tesla ["making direct code changes to the Tesla Manufacturing Operating System under false usernames and exporting large amounts of highly sensitive Tesla data to unknown third parties"](https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/18/elon-mu ... otage.html).
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Andrew » 19 Jun 2018, 13:48

I hope he buys a Vegas casino/hotel and moves into the top floor.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Aresen » 19 Jun 2018, 14:42

Andrew wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 13:48
I hope he buys a Vegas casino/hotel and moves into the top floor.
Too traditional.

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Pham Nuwen » 19 Jun 2018, 15:25

Aresen wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 14:42
Andrew wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 13:48
I hope he buys a Vegas casino/hotel and moves into the top floor.
Too traditional.

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Aresen » 19 Jun 2018, 15:35

Pham Nuwen wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 15:25
Aresen wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 14:42
Andrew wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 13:48
I hope he buys a Vegas casino/hotel and moves into the top floor.
Too traditional.

Needs to buy a permanent residence on the International Space Station.
S. R. Hadden?
Bingo
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Warren » 11 Jul 2018, 21:36

Musk is tweeting out personal attacks on reporters of articles critical of Tesla. That's what I would call a strong 'sell signal'.
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/07/11/j ... rting.html
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by JD » 16 Jul 2018, 11:56

Everyone has probably seen this already, but after a British diver criticized Musk and his submarine idea, Musk fired back on Twitter, including calling the diver "pedo guy". That's just bizarre, whatever else one may think of Musk's offer of help.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Ellie » 16 Jul 2018, 12:52

I had not seen that. That dude is weird.

Also, as I pointed out on Facebook, his name anagrams to Sulk Omen, which has to mean something :P
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Warren » 16 Jul 2018, 13:33

Musk is showing all the signs of coming apart. Any day now I expect to find out he's been cooking the books and/or engaging in international arms dealing.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Highway » 16 Jul 2018, 13:42

Warren wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 13:33
Musk is showing all the signs of coming apart.
He totally is. And so are his companies. Apparently Tesla Solar (nee SolarCity) is really tanking, and was tanking before being "bought out" by Tesla. Tesla cars is also now losing their per vehicle subsidy (since they've sold enough vehicles), and there's still a lot of skepticism about their actual construction, with them "certifying" 5000 cars in one week by constructing them in tents and certifying #5000 at 4 AM on Sunday. Noone will be surprised if they drop back down under 3000 cars per week for an indefinite future. Basically, all of Musk's promises are coming back to him, and there's less excuse making that's got traction now.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Kwix » 16 Jul 2018, 14:26

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by JasonL » 16 Jul 2018, 14:49

He sounds trumpian tbh

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Hugh Akston » 16 Jul 2018, 14:58

JasonL wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 14:49
He sounds trumpian tbh
It's weird how large pedophilia looms in the minds of the alt-right. It seems to be their go-to accusation against their perceived enemies regardless of the context or evidence.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Aresen » 16 Jul 2018, 15:20

Hugh Akston wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 14:58
JasonL wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 14:49
He sounds trumpian tbh
It's weird how large pedophilia looms in the minds of the alt-right. It seems to be their go-to accusation against their perceived enemies regardless of the context or evidence.
??? I've never seen Musk described as 'alt-right'.

I agree with JasonL in terms of his self-aggrandizing personality and petulant outbursts.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Jasper » 16 Jul 2018, 15:31

Hugh Akston wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 14:58
JasonL wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 14:49
He sounds trumpian tbh
It's weird how large pedophilia looms in the minds of the alt-right. It seems to be their go-to accusation against their perceived enemies regardless of the context or evidence.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by nicole » 16 Jul 2018, 15:43

Haha you know that's a former H&R commenter right
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Jennifer » 16 Jul 2018, 15:48

nicole wrote:
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Haha you know that's a former H&R commenter right
And a former Gryllperson, to the forum's eternal chagrin.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Jennifer » 16 Jul 2018, 15:59

Further thoughts on the subject: it's not "just" pedophilia accusations popular among alt-righters, but sexually charged insults in general. Remember, this is the group that made "cuckservative," later shortened to "cuck," a go-to insult for their political opponents.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Shem » 16 Jul 2018, 16:45

Between the outsize personality and the love of Rube Goldbergesque plots, I feel like Elon Musk is one bad day away from winding up as a Bond villain.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Warren » 16 Jul 2018, 16:45

Kwix wrote:
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Aresen » 16 Jul 2018, 16:57

Shem wrote:
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Between the outsize personality and the love of Rube Goldbergesque plots, I feel like Elon Musk is one bad day away from winding up as a Bond villain.
:lol:

Or a sidekick to a Marvel Comics villain.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Jadagul » 16 Jul 2018, 16:57

Highway wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 13:42
Warren wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 13:33
Musk is showing all the signs of coming apart.
He totally is. And so are his companies. Apparently Tesla Solar (nee SolarCity) is really tanking, and was tanking before being "bought out" by Tesla. Tesla cars is also now losing their per vehicle subsidy (since they've sold enough vehicles), and there's still a lot of skepticism about their actual construction, with them "certifying" 5000 cars in one week by constructing them in tents and certifying #5000 at 4 AM on Sunday. Noone will be surprised if they drop back down under 3000 cars per week for an indefinite future. Basically, all of Musk's promises are coming back to him, and there's less excuse making that's got traction now.
Musk has always been an overpromising asshole. Both Hyperloop and the Boring Company are things that basically can't work. It's not quite to the level of "I'm going to found a company to design a perpetual motion machine. Some haters doubt me, but I believe in the power of technology and engineering ingenuity." But it's close.

Tesla and SpaceX are both things that actually could be done, so they were more successful. But Tesla is now at the point where the main challenges are boring grunt work like hammering out a supply chain and optimizing the assembly line by .2%. And that doesn't seem to be what Musk is interested in in any way.

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Highway » 16 Jul 2018, 17:05

Jadagul wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 16:57
Highway wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 13:42
Warren wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 13:33
Musk is showing all the signs of coming apart.
He totally is. And so are his companies. Apparently Tesla Solar (nee SolarCity) is really tanking, and was tanking before being "bought out" by Tesla. Tesla cars is also now losing their per vehicle subsidy (since they've sold enough vehicles), and there's still a lot of skepticism about their actual construction, with them "certifying" 5000 cars in one week by constructing them in tents and certifying #5000 at 4 AM on Sunday. Noone will be surprised if they drop back down under 3000 cars per week for an indefinite future. Basically, all of Musk's promises are coming back to him, and there's less excuse making that's got traction now.
Musk has always been an overpromising asshole. Both Hyperloop and the Boring Company are things that basically can't work. It's not quite to the level of "I'm going to found a company to design a perpetual motion machine. Some haters doubt me, but I believe in the power of technology and engineering ingenuity." But it's close.

Tesla and SpaceX are both things that actually could be done, so they were more successful. But Tesla is now at the point where the main challenges are boring grunt work like hammering out a supply chain and optimizing the assembly line by .2%. And that doesn't seem to be what Musk is interested in in any way.
Yeah, the thing has always been that he promises stuff that nobody could deliver on, then when he doesn't deliver on half of it, it's "Well, nobody could do that." But his problems have been that he's promised things that 1) other companies do and 2) are things that his companies definitely NEED to do. 5000 cars per week is a huge one. And he's now been putting that off for about a year, and distracting people with "Hey look, a flamethrower! Hey look, a semi-truck! Hey look, a new roadster!" But now the real money behind his company is starting to be like "Hey, that's all cool, but where's my car? Where's my profitability? And that completely self-serving SolarCity move did NOT help his reputation among those folks at all. Everyone saw it for what it was: A bailout of his badly failing company by his not-yet-failing company to (not really) hide the fact that it was failing.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Hugh Akston » 16 Jul 2018, 17:41

Shem wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 16:45
Between the outsize personality and the love of Rube Goldbergesque plots, I feel like Elon Musk is one bad day away from winding up as a Bond villain.
Fortunately his solar-powered death ray won't work as advertised.
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