Does Elon's Musk stink?

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Warren » 09 Nov 2018, 08:22

Jadagul wrote:
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And as an engineer, he's a brilliant publicist.
HA!
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Aresen » 25 Feb 2019, 20:03

The SEC has asked a judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating his settlement with the agency
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating his October 16 settlement with the agency.

Bloomberg News reported the news a bit ago. We’ve since obtained the agency’s complaint, though it is declining comment.

Tesla has yet to respond to our requests for more information.

At the crux of things: Last Tuesday night, Musk tweeted out to his 24 million followers that Tesla would make around 500,000 cars this year, correcting himself hours later to clarify that he meant the company would be producing at an annualized rate of 500,000 vehicles by year’s end.

The next morning, Tesla announced that its general counsel, Dane Butswinkas, is leaving after just months on the job.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Warren » 23 Apr 2019, 12:32

Any other car than a Tesla in 3 years will be like ‘owning a horse’
“The fundamental message that consumers should be taking today is that it’s financially insane to buy anything other than a Tesla, ” the CEO of the electric auto maker said after Monday’s robotaxi announcement. “It would be like owning a horse in three years. I mean, fine if you want to own a horse. But you should go into it with that expectation.”
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Highway » 23 Apr 2019, 13:42

More and more, every word out of Musk's mouth seems like blatant and transparent attempts to try to convince people to prop up his failing car company, without Tesla actually doing anything that would make their cars not be old, tired designs with bad quality control. The continual vaporware announcements, the constant defensiveness, the severe contraction in the company, the bluster, the railing against shorting it's stock.

Musk is increasingly desperate, and he can't figure out how to have SpaceX fraudulently buy up Tesla, the way that Tesla fraudulently bought up SolarCity.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by tr0g » 23 Apr 2019, 13:51

Somebody posted a video pf exploding batteries today. This is a known issue with rechargeable battery tech, and has known solutions. But Tesla just can't seem to figure this out. Everything on the chassis and body side has known solutions, too, but I guess they don't want to hire guys from Detroit to help with that because they'd rather reinvent the wheel poorly.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by thoreau » 23 Apr 2019, 13:54

But they want to DISRUPT!!11! You can't DISRUPT!!11! if you are learning from other people.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Warren » 23 Apr 2019, 14:08

thoreau wrote:
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But they want to DISRUPT!!11! You can't DISRUPT!!11! if you are learning from other people.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Mo » 25 May 2019, 15:16

OFFS. This is dumb even by Musk’s standards.

https://jalopnik.com/elon-musk-says-hyp ... 1835024474
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Painboy » 25 May 2019, 15:29

Mo wrote:
25 May 2019, 15:16
OFFS. This is dumb even by Musk’s standards.

https://jalopnik.com/elon-musk-says-hyp ... 1835024474
I would have loved to be a fly on wall to observe how the original vision got talked down to this. What were the mental gymnastics needed to convince themselves that this was worthy of a press release and not something that should have just been quietly killed off?

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Ellie » 25 May 2019, 17:31

WOW.
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