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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #725 on: Monday 26 November 2018, 04:14:50 AM »

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #726 on: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 03:24:22 PM »
https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/elon-musk-work-16-hours-day/

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Elon Musk thinks people should work 16 hours a day
By Ethan Jupp| November 27th, 2018

The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, has claimed that you need to work 80 hours a week to “change the world”.

Musk has been responding to news via Twitter that Tesla is one of the Silicon Valley region’s most popular companies to work for. The proud, if controversial, father of a number of pioneering businesses openly invited Twitter users to join his corporate family.

His sell? “If getting things done matters to you” then Tesla, SpaceX, Boring Company and Neuralink is where you belong. According to a follow-up Tweet, getting things done means serious work hours – “nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week”.

When asked how many hours you need to get things done, Musk’s response was “about 80 sustained, peaking above 100 at times”. Even he goes on to admit that “pain level increases exponentially above 80”.

His logic is reasonably sound, for those it applies to at least, “if you love what you do, it (mostly) doesn’t feel like work”.

Does he think Tesla employees doing 100+ hours a week to keep Model 3 deliveries going are working their dream jobs? That’s still unclear.
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #727 on: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 03:27:44 PM »
The sooner he f***s off to Mars, the better.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #728 on: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 04:14:14 PM »
But he's doing it for mankind, Deuce. 

In fairness, it does seem a little twisted in what he actually said.  He's right about enjoying work, you'll easily go overboard for something you love (and get paid handsomely to do).
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #729 on: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 04:23:35 PM »
But he's doing it for mankind, Deuce. 

In fairness, it does seem a little twisted in what he actually said.  He's right about enjoying work, you'll easily go overboard for something you love (and get paid handsomely to do).

That's what entrepreneurs do.  It's the reason why it's good for people to be owners of micro businesses they love.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #730 on: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 04:24:59 PM »
:thup:
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own fate.
Student says " I am very discouraged. What should I do?" Master says, "encourage others."
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.
This is what should be done. By one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, not proud and demanding in nature. Let them not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #731 on: Thursday 27 December 2018, 08:18:01 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46693736

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Musk seeks to dismiss 'pedo' defamation claim

Elon Musk is seeking to dismiss a defamation claim by saying that "over-the-top" paedophilia claims he tweeted should not be taken seriously.

He is being sued by Vern Unsworth, who aided the rescue of 12 boys from Thailand's Tham Luang caves.

The two clashed over how to free the boys in an exchange that led to Tesla's chief calling Mr Unsworth "pedo guy".

Mr Musk's lawyers said the "insult" had been made in response to Mr Unsworth's own disparaging remarks.

Mr Unsworth is from St Albans, Hertfordshire, but now lives near Chiang Rai in Thailand.

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The "vituperative" exchange between Mr Musk and Mr Unsworth took place during frantic attempts to rescue the 12 boys and their coach from deep within the partially flooded caves in July 2018. Mr Unsworth helped recruit experienced UK cave divers, who were instrumental in freeing the boys.

Mr Musk mobilised a group of Tesla engineers to help with the rescue effort and left behind a specially designed mini-submarine that he claimed could help transport the children out of the caves. The submarine was never used to free the boys.

In an interview on CNN, Mr Unsworth ridiculed the submarine calling it a "PR stunt".

Responding in a series of tweets, Mr Musk gave more details about how the submarine might work and posted the "pedo" comment.

When quizzed for his response, Mr Unsworth said he was considering legal action.Soon after, Mr Musk apologised and deleted the offending tweets saying he had acted "in anger".

He added: "His actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologise."

But the row escalated after Mr Musk referenced his initial insult in a separate Twitter exchange.

In this, he said it was "strange" that Mr Unsworth had not sued him over the allegation despite being offered free legal advice.

Soon after, Mr Unsworth's lawyers posted a series of tweets criticising Mr Musk and his characterisation of their client.

Documents prepared by Mr Musk's attorney said he responded to this via "off the record" emails to Buzzfeed journalists seeking comment in which he issued further "insults", some of which alleged Mr Unsworth had a "child bride".

Despite being labelled as "off the record", the emails were published and led to the lodging of the defamation claim in a California court.

Mr Musk wants the court to throw out the defamation claim because, his lawyers say, his comments were "non-actionable opinion".

The legal team said the Tesla chief had never met Mr Unsworth so his comments had no "factual basis".

Instead, the words were "over-top-insults not driven by first-hand knowledge".

Mr Musk's lawyers argue at length that because the "schoolyard spat" blew up on Twitter, which they say is "infamous for invective and hyperbole", no-one could reasonably believe the comments were truthful.

The fact that they were on social media served to underline how different they were from a proper press expose or criminal complaint, the lawyers add.

Neither Mr Unsworth nor his own legal team have responded to requests for comment by the BBC.

How defamation works in the US

By Clive Coleman, BBC legal correspondent
The first amendment of the United States Constitution, which protects free speech, makes defamation a challenging legal action to bring.

A plaintiff - the person bringing the case - has to prove the statement made about them is false and that it has caused them material harm.

However, the toughest hurdle is that if the person bringing the case is regarded as a public figure - and "public figure" is given a pretty wide interpretation - it has to be proved that the defendant acted maliciously.

In other words, that the person making the statement knew it to be false and went on to make it.

Another way of putting it would be that it must be proved that the defendant knowingly lied with the intention of harming the plaintiff.
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #732 on: Thursday 27 December 2018, 08:21:46 PM »
And people wonder why the guy nearly didn't bother trying to sue?  Cause he's got the best lawyers in the world that'll twist this to f***.  Shame on Musk, give the guy a decent wee bung and move on, but he's an immoral c*** pretending to be humanity's saviour so he'll not do one single person a goodness.  His weed PR push failed, it lasted about a month before c*** returned. 

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Mr Musk's lawyers argue at length that because the "schoolyard spat" blew up on Twitter, which they say is "infamous for invective and hyperbole", no-one could reasonably believe the comments were truthful

But that's pretty much what happened.  "He wouldn't make these comments without proof surely" and moronic s**** like that. 
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own fate.
Student says " I am very discouraged. What should I do?" Master says, "encourage others."
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.
This is what should be done. By one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, not proud and demanding in nature. Let them not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #733 on: Thursday 27 December 2018, 10:19:34 PM »
:lol:  It's not like he just channeled Disco, didn't he actually claim to have evidence?

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« Reply #734 on: Thursday 27 December 2018, 11:34:57 PM »
:lol:  It's not like he just channeled Disco, didn't he actually claim to have evidence?

His evidence was probably some Norwegian guy explaining the finer points of pedo tracking based on travel habits.
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« Reply #735 on: Thursday 27 December 2018, 11:39:07 PM »
:lol:  It's not like he just channeled Disco, didn't he actually claim to have evidence?

His evidence was probably some Norwegian guy explaining the finer points of pedo tracking based on travel habits.

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #736 on: Thursday 27 December 2018, 11:42:33 PM »
:lol:  It's not like he just channeled Disco, didn't he actually claim to have evidence?

His evidence was probably some Norwegian guy explaining the finer points of pedo tracking based on travel habits.

:lol: :lol:

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Me and Elon are developing a travel based pedo-tracking business together as we speak.

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« Reply #737 on: Thursday 27 December 2018, 11:47:03 PM »
Can imagine the conversation with his lawyers, 'No, it doesn't work like that, yes, I know he's Norwegian, no, Elon, really, it won't hold up, yes, even if he's traveling by himself, ok, see you tomorrow, bye.  <click>  f***ing Scandos.'
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« Reply #738 on: Friday 11 January 2019, 04:44:11 AM »
Chinese government have offered him a Chinese green card. :lol:
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #739 on: Friday 11 January 2019, 05:08:07 AM »
I feel like China wouldn't be the best place to be inevitably caught with weed?

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« Reply #740 on: Friday 11 January 2019, 05:32:35 AM »
Not if you're Chinese :lol:  Certain....... blind eyes get turned when it comes to foreigners recreational activities. Especially ones that have just broken ground on a huge new car factory  :shifty:
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #741 on: Saturday 12 January 2019, 04:01:05 AM »
Getting ready for suborbital hop testing

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« Reply #742 on: Saturday 12 January 2019, 09:00:23 AM »
His twatness aside, this is all cool.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own fate.
Student says " I am very discouraged. What should I do?" Master says, "encourage others."
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.
This is what should be done. By one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, not proud and demanding in nature. Let them not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove.

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« Reply #743 on: Saturday 12 January 2019, 02:58:08 PM »
Even better:



Building them out of stainless steel makes them look all kinds of awesome.
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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #744 on: Saturday 12 January 2019, 04:10:17 PM »
Looks like a vape pen on the right. Tries his hand at everything, does Elon.

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« Reply #745 on: Saturday 12 January 2019, 04:20:20 PM »
:lol:
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own fate.
Student says " I am very discouraged. What should I do?" Master says, "encourage others."
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.
This is what should be done. By one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, not proud and demanding in nature. Let them not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #746 on: Saturday 12 January 2019, 11:00:32 PM »
Pretty much pissing Tesla down the drain now.
He’s announced that Tesla will no longer sell the cars with entry level range anymore, meaning some wars will start off at a price point over $70k. Meanwhile the generic manufacturers are all starting to introduce their own cars which has the same range as the Tesla’s at much much lower price points.

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« Reply #747 on: Saturday 12 January 2019, 11:14:12 PM »
Pretty much pissing Tesla down the drain now.
He’s announced that Tesla will no longer sell the cars with entry level range anymore, meaning some wars will start off at a price point over $70k. Meanwhile the generic manufacturers are all starting to introduce their own cars which has the same range as the Tesla’s at much much lower price points.

Or, it's a wise strategy move, shifting Tesla into being the "exclusive/expensive" electric car brand now that every brand is starting to throw out cheap electric options.

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Re: Elon Musk
« Reply #748 on: Sunday 13 January 2019, 12:17:15 AM »
I can't see how Tesla will survive now Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Jaguar, etc have their own electric vehicles. Most of those companies make huge profits (not losses like Tesla).

Tesla moving further upmarket will have them competing with Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren, Bentley, Rolls Royce, etc. who will have their electric vehicles available in a couple of years. Most of those brands are owned by companies with deep pockets. Tesla will have to go niche and therefore small volume.

All other manufacturers are coming with their electric vehicles. Tesla won't stand a chance against Toyota, Honda, Ford, etc.
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« Reply #749 on: Sunday 13 January 2019, 12:52:29 AM »
Pretty much pissing Tesla down the drain now.
He’s announced that Tesla will no longer sell the cars with entry level range anymore, meaning some wars will start off at a price point over $70k. Meanwhile the generic manufacturers are all starting to introduce their own cars which has the same range as the Tesla’s at much much lower price points.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/9/18176198/tesla-75kwh-battery-model-s-x-price

Thats only for the S and X though, you can still get a 3 with the smaller battery pack. I dont see what the issue is here, all brands have more expensive bigger cars, the S and X are the tesla premium models.

As for how they compete with the other companies that will depend on how much their electric versions cost going forward, the tesla self driving stuff is crazy and I havent see anything on a similar level from BMW Audi etc.