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Offline OCK

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #50 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:03:59 AM »
I keep looking at his name thinking it some clever Harry Potter anagram to reveal something evil.

Offline TheHoob

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« Reply #51 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:06:28 AM »
I'd rather people stop giving him a free pass cause he does something cool.  Doesn't matter what you do, you shouldn't get away with exploiting your workforce.  And I think every single one of you know this but have decided in this case it doesn't matter.   Mental. :lol:

 :thup: If this quote was from one of Fat Mikes factories I'm sure the reaction (everywhere, not necessarily just people on here) would be different.

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“I’ve seen people pass out, hit the floor like a pancake and smash their face open,” said Jonathan Galescu, a production technician at Tesla. “They just send us to work around him while he’s still lying on the floor.”

He was one of several workers who said they had seen co-workers collapse or be taken away in ambulances. “We had an associate on my line, he just kept working, kept working, kept working, next thing you know – he just fell on the ground,” said Mikey Catura, a worker on the battery pack line.

 

Offline BlufPurdi

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #52 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:10:21 AM »
I'd rather people stop giving him a free pass cause he does something cool.  Doesn't matter what you do, you shouldn't get away with exploiting your workforce.  And I think every single one of you know this but have decided in this case it doesn't matter.   Mental. :lol:

 :thup: If this quote was from one of Fat Mikes factories I'm sure the reaction (everywhere, not necessarily just people on here) would be different.

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“I’ve seen people pass out, hit the floor like a pancake and smash their face open,” said Jonathan Galescu, a production technician at Tesla. “They just send us to work around him while he’s still lying on the floor.”

He was one of several workers who said they had seen co-workers collapse or be taken away in ambulances. “We had an associate on my line, he just kept working, kept working, kept working, next thing you know – he just fell on the ground,” said Mikey Catura, a worker on the battery pack line.

 


:thup:

But, didn't you know, he only expects them to work as hard as he does?

:facepalm:

For the record, he does good stuff, but let's not glorify a man that does this.  He could easily change it, could easily pay a better wage and have better conditions.  Don't kid yourselves. 
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Offline Parky

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« Reply #53 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:11:43 AM »
Nah, that's just an assumption tbh. Of course he shouldn't exploit his workforce, but that doesn't detract from his work just as much as his work doesn't excuse him.

It's a societal problem imo, no one's going to specifically single him out and go to town on him with protests etc it when it's everywhere and you can pick from a sea of other arseholes doing the same thing, with causes that deliberately kills the population and/or the planet for profit, as opposed to one who's attempting to save it for profit. It's just about picking your battles imo, it doesn't mean that it doesn't matter and shouldn't change.


I am impressed with his green credentials (although I am yet to delve into them properly). I feel he is a 'good' guy.

Offline BlufPurdi

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« Reply #54 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:15:58 AM »
Nah, he does some insanely good things.  I agree.

Wish he'd shut up about simulations though.  Gets gimp all giddy. :knuppel2:
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Every generation must fight the same battles again and again and again. There is no final victory, and there is no final defeat, and so a little bit of history may help.
“What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?” If you cannot get rid of the people who govern you, you do not live in a democratic system.
That is why no one with power likes democracy and that is why every generation must struggle to win it and keep it – including you and me, here and now.

Offline sadnesstan

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« Reply #55 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:17:05 AM »
He has promised the globe infinite energy so we can all work on developing the lazy gene.

Of course he get's a free pass.

Offline Parky

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« Reply #56 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:20:52 AM »
I'd imagine if you really want to save the planet cars of any kind shouldn't be in the equation. Lot of jobs could be done from home offices with the internet as it is - no need for millions of people to be driving cars (one of the biggest energy sinks on the planet).

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« Reply #57 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:26:11 AM »
I'd imagine if you really want to save the planet cars of any kind shouldn't be in the equation. Lot of jobs could be done from home offices with the internet as it is - no need for millions of people to be driving cars (one of the biggest energy sinks on the planet).

There will still be cars, people still need to get A to B for leisure activities etc.  I think in 20 years time the ownership idea of cars will be massively gone and we'll just call an Uber to whisk us to where we want to go without a driver.

Offline Parky

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« Reply #58 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:31:32 AM »
I'd imagine if you really want to save the planet cars of any kind shouldn't be in the equation. Lot of jobs could be done from home offices with the internet as it is - no need for millions of people to be driving cars (one of the biggest energy sinks on the planet).

There will still be cars, people still need to get A to B for leisure activities etc.  I think in 20 years time the ownership idea of cars will be massively gone and we'll just call an Uber to whisk us to where we want to go without a driver.

Yeah shared ownership of a pool of cars is surely much more energy saving. I know nobody has done the sums but mass automobile ownership has really depleted our resources on this planet.

Online newsted

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #59 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:34:50 AM »
He has promised the globe infinite energy so we can all work on developing the lazy gene.

Of course he gets a free pass.

Misapostrophisation. FYP. :hmm:
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Offline Toondave

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« Reply #60 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:35:44 AM »

Offline Toondave

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #61 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:37:55 AM »
I'd imagine if you really want to save the planet cars of any kind shouldn't be in the equation. Lot of jobs could be done from home offices with the internet as it is - no need for millions of people to be driving cars (one of the biggest energy sinks on the planet).

There will still be cars, people still need to get A to B for leisure activities etc.  I think in 20 years time the ownership idea of cars will be massively gone and we'll just call an Uber to whisk us to where we want to go without a driver.

Yeah shared ownership of a pool of cars is surely much more energy saving. I know nobody has done the sums but mass automobile ownership has really depleted our resources on this planet.

Pooled autonomous vehicles, or at least everyone on the same network, will not only reduce resource usage but increase productivity in city areas. Imagine no congestion.

Offline OCK

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« Reply #62 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 12:02:12 PM »
So who here will be the first to give up their car?

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #63 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 12:08:41 PM »
I'd imagine if you really want to save the planet cars of any kind shouldn't be in the equation. Lot of jobs could be done from home offices with the internet as it is - no need for millions of people to be driving cars (one of the biggest energy sinks on the planet).

There will still be cars, people still need to get A to B for leisure activities etc.  I think in 20 years time the ownership idea of cars will be massively gone and we'll just call an Uber to whisk us to where we want to go without a driver.

Yeah shared ownership of a pool of cars is surely much more energy saving. I know nobody has done the sums but mass automobile ownership has really depleted our resources on this planet.

Pooled autonomous vehicles, or at least everyone on the same network, will not only reduce resource usage but increase productivity in city areas. Imagine no congestion.

Just need the infrastructure for it put in place, we are close to it now.  Autonomous vehicles really should be the norm on new cars by at least 2022.

Offline loki679

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #64 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 12:46:03 PM »
I'd imagine if you really want to save the planet cars of any kind shouldn't be in the equation. Lot of jobs could be done from home offices with the internet as it is - no need for millions of people to be driving cars (one of the biggest energy sinks on the planet).

The constellation of LEO satellites he's planning to provide global Internet coverage should help with that :thup:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_satellite_constellation
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Offline loki679

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« Reply #65 on: Monday 26 June 2017, 01:27:36 AM »
Another successful landing for SpaceX :thup:

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Under nearly perfect skies in Florida, SpaceX successfully launched the BulgariaSat-1 on its way to geostationary transfer orbit Friday afternoon. The "flight proven" booster made its second flight, and provides further indication that reusable rocketry isn't going to be an aerospace fad. It is, rather, likely the future.

The company also demonstrated its increasing proficiency with regard to booster landings. Although Elon Musk didn't provide technical details, he said the reentry force and heating faced by this booster would be greater than that of any previous flight. Despite this technically challenging, three-engine landing, the rocket made it back to a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/spacex-goes-for-a-launch-doubleheader-this-weekend/
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Offline Parky

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #66 on: Saturday 1 July 2017, 02:15:15 PM »
Model 3 might be late.

''He is not only forecasting the vehicle being late to market by over a year, but he is also predicting volumes to be significantly lower than what Tesla is forecasting. CEO Elon Musk has been talking about as many as 400,000 Model 3 sedans being produced in 2018 – compared to Jonas’ 60,000 in 2019.''

https://electrek.co/2016/11/23/tesla-model-3-late-adam-jonas-morgan-stanley/

Offline Toondave

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« Reply #67 on: Saturday 1 July 2017, 02:16:23 PM »
Everything they ever release will be late. He sets targets that are obviously too high to make people work harder, he admits this himself. I'd have thought once admitting it you take away the magic but he's a wiser man than I

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #68 on: Monday 3 July 2017, 04:50:54 PM »

Offline cubaricho

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« Reply #69 on: Monday 3 July 2017, 07:37:53 PM »
Model 3 might be late.

Two days later:

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Shares in electric car maker Tesla have risen after founder Elon Musk said its new Model 3 car would be ready by Friday, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Solid work as always, Parky. :thup:
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« Reply #70 on: Monday 3 July 2017, 07:42:42 PM »
Model 3 might be late.

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Shares in electric car maker Tesla have risen after founder Elon Musk said its new Model 3 car would be ready by Friday, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Solid work as always, Parky. :thup:
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I'm still waiting for his end of money prediction.

Offline Parky

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« Reply #71 on: Monday 3 July 2017, 11:22:08 PM »
Model 3 might be late.

Two days later:

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Shares in electric car maker Tesla have risen after founder Elon Musk said its new Model 3 car would be ready by Friday, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Solid work as always, Parky. :thup:

It's what Morgan Stanley said.

Anyway Cubricow here:

Tesla says deliveries hit by 'severe' battery production shortfall

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tesla-says-q2-deliveries-fall-short-due-to-severe-battery-production-shortfall-2017-07-03








Offline Parky

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #72 on: Monday 3 July 2017, 11:23:00 PM »
Model 3 might be late.

Two days later:

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Shares in electric car maker Tesla have risen after founder Elon Musk said its new Model 3 car would be ready by Friday, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Solid work as always, Parky. :thup:
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I'm still waiting for his end of money prediction.

I'm still waiting for your mum. ;)

Offline Super Duper Branko Strupar

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« Reply #73 on: Monday 3 July 2017, 11:25:12 PM »


I'm still waiting for his end of money prediction.

I'm still waiting for your mum. ;)

:lol: Poor Neesy getting hammered today.
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Offline louistoon

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« Reply #74 on: Friday 7 July 2017, 11:56:22 PM »
Model 3 might be late.

''He is not only forecasting the vehicle being late to market by over a year, but he is also predicting volumes to be significantly lower than what Tesla is forecasting. CEO Elon Musk has been talking about as many as 400,000 Model 3 sedans being produced in 2018 – compared to Jonas’ 60,000 in 2019.''

https://electrek.co/2016/11/23/tesla-model-3-late-adam-jonas-morgan-stanley/

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/03/elon-musk-tesla-model-3-mass-market-electric-car-production-line-two-weeks-early

 :hmm: