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    Elon Musk: Smartest Guy in The World or Complete Clown?

    Which is it? I go back and forth.

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    Smart enough at the right time in the right place to make enough money fast enough to play with the world as his toy.
    thnx Capt. Chuck Shunstrom

    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Smart enough at the right time in the right place to make enough money fast enough to play with the world as his toy.
    ^^^ 1 for clown.

    No one thinks the guy is a dummy my man.

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    Didn't mean he was dumb at all when I wrote that. Smartest guy in the world is a pretty high bar. I didn't get your corporate clown reference either but it's nice to talk to you.
    thnx Capt. Chuck Shunstrom

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    oh fuck. this is a Benny trigger.

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    Give away all the patents? Rad.

    Beasties rad? Yet to be seen.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Give away all the patents? Rad.

    Beasties rad? Yet to be seen.
    Only for one company, no?

    Quote Originally Posted by shroom View Post
    oh fuck. this is a Benny trigger.
    Capitalism!!!!!


    The tech review article from last year is applicable https://www.technologyreview.com/s/5...reat-man-myth/ I don't quite understand the masturbatory froth that bubbles up when people talk about him online but he's been involved in some very cool projects.

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    I tought it was some hipster perfume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Um, no, hardly. He wouldn't be such a darling of the upper middle class without your tax dollars supporting him.
    No opinion on which he is but I was reading an article on batteries, the Giga Factory, battery technology, etc. Tesla recently hired a "battery genius" to help design new technology. What I did not know is the current technology is not anything special. The S model has a 900 lb battery pack with 6831 individual lithium ion batteries. The estimate is that after five years of 10,000 miles per year the battery pack will lose 30% of their capacity. Not sure of the replacement cost once the pack, I saw prices ranging from $12,000 to $29,000 depending on when you buy the pack. Seems that Tesla offers (or did offer ) an option to buy a replacement pack for a deep discount at the time of vehicle purchase. My guess is that price includes the disposal of the old batteries. The Model 3 lower priced sedan likely will not qualify for the tax credit of $7500. The federal tax credit applies to the first 200,000 that Tesla manufactures so the tax credit will be gone by the time the M is available.

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    I think he's a greater visionary than Steve Jobs ever was. That said I don't know and don't care if that makes him a clown in some people's eyes. I for one am glad he's around doing his thing.

    Ever see the movie "Tucker?"

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    I'm pretty sure he's a fraud. I'm with this chick:


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    Quote Originally Posted by skiballs View Post
    I tought it was some hipster perfume.

    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    WUT?? The world's rigged in favor of rich people?? I'm shocked!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonlaw View Post
    I'm pretty sure he's a fraud. I'm with this chick:

    So funny. Nice find
    Education must be the answer, we've tried ignorance and it doesn't work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonlaw View Post
    I'm pretty sure he's a fraud. I'm with this chick:

    That voice ….. so familiar ….

    Was she a roadie for Tool??

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    The flat earthers hate SpaceX. There is some gold on YouTube if you can find it.

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    Are there really flat-earthers out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Are there really flat-earthers out there?
    Oh yeah. There's a bunch of them. They're awesome.


    more great SpaceX stuff.



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    Are there really flat-earthers out there?
    are they related to the "hollow earth/ inner earth" people?
    Scientists now have decisive molecular evidence that humans and chimpanzees once had a common momma and that this lineage had previously split from monkeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Smart enough at the right time in the right place to make enough money fast enough to play with the world as his toy.

    Pretty much sums him and alot of other people up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippster View Post
    I think he's a greater visionary than Steve Jobs ever was.
    I think visionary is a great term for him. It's not like he personally designed the cars or rockets. He's got a lot of smart guys working for him.

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    Holy shit...there are people out there that think the earth if flat?
    Flabbergasted.

    Elon Musk is the man IMO.
    They think I do not know a buttload of crap about the Gospel, but I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grape_Ape View Post
    Holy shit...there are people out there that think the earth if flat?
    Flabbergasted.
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    I used to work with a guy who appeared somewhat normal on the outside, and held down a job and mortgage, but believed, seriously, that aliens colonized the dark side of the moon. Don't ever ask him about what really went down on 9/11.

    Let's do some livin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Are there really flat-earthers out there?
    Atlanta rap star B.o.B. got into an argument with Neil DeGrasse Tyson about how the earth is flat. This guy has millions of followers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    I used to work with a guy who appeared somewhat normal on the outside, and held down a job and mortgage, but believed, seriously, that aliens colonized the dark side of the moon.
    What were his thoughts on the album? Propaganda?
    I still call it The Jake.

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